Lucy Billingsley, Founder of The Chiapas Project and Partner at Billingsley Company, will accept the Individual Award at the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 14th Annual International Business Achievement Awards luncheon on behalf of The Chiapas Project on Friday, December 11, 2009.
Dallas Regional Chamber’s International Business Council (IBC) will recognize The Chiapas Project for raising the global awareness of North Texas as an international business center.
“The Dallas Regional Chamber applauds the leadership of The Chiapas Project for their commitment to civic involvement globally. We are delighted to recognize the organization’s involvement in providing links between the North Texas region and the international world,” says Ambassador James C. Oberwetter, President, Dallas Regional Chamber.
“It is an honor for The Chiapas Project to be recognized by the Dallas Regional Chamber for this prestigious award. It is a tribute to Dallasites that we have so many people coming together to help our Latin American neighbors who live in poverty,” says Lucy Billingsley, who founded The Chiapas Project in 2003. “We’re giving them loans to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and they are succeeding!”
Lucy Billingsley will also participate in a fire-side chat with other award winners moderated by David Johnson, business analyst for CBS News.
For more information about The Chiapas Project visit www.chiapas-project.org.