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USHCC Names Betty Manetta 2015 “Businesswoman of the Year”

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today that Betty Manetta, Founder, President & CEO of Argent Associates, will receive the USHCC’s 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Award at the organization’s National Convention on September 22 in Houston, Texas.

Each year, the USHCC recognizes a female entrepreneur whose outstanding leadership, pioneering spirit, social and economic contributions exemplify the best of America’s business community.

“As the head of one of the fastest-growing, woman-led companies in the country, Betty represents the best of America’s business community. From working for Corporate 100 Telecommunications Company supporting sales in the Middle East and Latin America, to founding Argent Associates as a certified woman and Hispanic-owned business, Betty has served as a role model for our community,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “For twenty years, she has met every challenge presented to her, proving herself to be a formidable entrepreneur and an inspirational success. We are proud to recognize her as the 2015 Businesswoman of the Year.”

“It truly is an honor to receive this prestigious award,” said Betty Manetta. “However, I must acknowledge that the Argent team is my village. Their commitment to creative excellence is the foundation that has fueled our growth. I am humbled by the USHCC’s recognition and our customers trust. With them our vision to be a catalyst for our community’s economic growth has become a reality. I believe we all have a responsibility to ensure a future for the generations to come.”

Argent Associates, Inc was founded in 1998 specializing in supply chain logistics and technology solutions. Under Manetta’s leadership, Argent Associates has evolved from a start-up into a multi-business unit company with over $280 million in annual revenues. Argent has offices across the US and customers spanning Fortune 500 companies, Government and Mid-Cap markets.

Manetta serves on the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board, Women’s Business Council Southwest Board of Directors, Seton Hall University Board of Regents, US Hispanic Advocacy Association Board and founder, Fairleigh Dickinson University Supply Chain Management Advisory Board, original founding member of the Minority Business Roundtable (MBRT), and the QuEST Forum Board.

To learn more about the USHCC National Convention, visit

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations. For more information, visit

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