November 8, 2010
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HART Receives Recognition from Tampa Latin Chamber
The Tampa Latin Chamber in Tampa, FL, honored the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) as the 2010 Hispanic Large Business of the Year at an Oct. 26 awards luncheon.
The award recognizes the efforts of HART Chief Executive Officer David Armijo to encourage and promote diversity at the agency. Currently, two-thirds of HART employees are members of minority groups.
In addition, Armijo has led HART’s expanded outreach efforts to Spanish-speaking residents, such as presentations to Hispanic groups regarding the HART Rapid Transit Investment Plan; public service announcements broadcast in Spanish; and support for major Hispanic events, such as Feria de la Familia in downtown Tampa and Festival del Sabor in Ybor City.
In 2011, HART will expand its Business Diversity Program to include a Small Business Enterprise Program, with potential growth for a Woman/Minority Business Enterprise Program in 2012. The purpose of these programs is to provide additional opportunities for local small businesses in both federally and locally funded procurements.