ANC-WR Activist Jack Hadjinian Elected as Chairman of Montebello’s Chamber of Commerce

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) has learned that Jack Hadjinian will serve as the next Chairman of the Board of Montebello’s Chamber of Commerce. On June 13 the Montebello Chamber of Commerce installed Jack Hadjinian as its third Armenian and youngest person, at the age of 30, to serve as Chairman of the Board in its 96 year history.

Jack Hadjinian, a Realtor with the office of Coldwell Banker 1st Class Realty will serve a one year term as Chairman beginning July 1, 2008 until June 30, 2009. Jack Hadjinian was elected to the Board of Directors in 2006, and Secretary on the Executive Board in 2007. Dr. Judy Chu Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization installed Hadjinian.

"This is truly an honor for me to be nominated as Chairman and to bring my leadership skills to the more than 400 businesses that make up the Chamber, many of our members have been in business longer than I have been living," stated Hadjinian. "My goal is to get every Armenian business in Montebello involved in civic activities," he added.

In addition to his involvement with the Chamber he also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral, he previously served on the City of Montebello Investment Committee, and is a proud member of the Armenian National Committee of America.

"We are tremendously proud of Jack," stated ANC-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian. "Jack’s leadership, activism and commitment to the local community will serve the needs of Montebello in exemplary fashion," he added.

The Montebello Chamber of Commerce represents over 400 businesses in Montebello and surrounding cities and is ranked in the top 100 Chambers in the State of California. The Armenian community of Montebello is very active in the Chamber of Commerce and there is a substantial number of Armenian Businesses that are members.

The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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