On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Spanish American Merchants Association (SAMA) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a special banquet honoring community leaders at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford.  We invite you to join us at our annual banquet by becoming a major sponsor.

SAMA is Connecticut’s largest and oldest Hispanic merchants association, and your financial support will benefit SAMA’s many programs which include: a Health Fair, training, education, small business counseling, job creation and marketing offered to small and minority owned businesses throughout the region.  These programs are critical in enabling these businesses to obtain the capital, technical skills and resources necessary to expand their enterprises and grow in a competitive economy.

At SAMA’s 30th anniversary banquet, we will celebrate the accomplishments achieved by extraordinary individuals in our community. In addition to recognizing the 2012 Merchant of the Year, we will acknowledge outstanding contributions and commitments made to society by honoring one individual with the following recognition:

  • Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Corporate Award
  • President’s Award

Our last banquet attracted more than 500 guests representing merchants, community leaders, corporations and government representatives and received much press coverage.  Sponsors and attendees have also found the evening, which features a host of entertaining venues beginning with a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony and concluding with live entertainment as a major networking opportunity that should not be missed.

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