EPE Receives 2016 Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year Award

July 26, 2016

The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will award El Paso Electric (EPE) with the 2016 Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year award at the 41st Annual Convention and Business Expo in El Paso, Texas. Nine Texas businesses, individuals and organizations with will also be recognized at the TAMACC Annual Convention held on August 4 through August 6, 2016.

"One of the most rewarding, important, and established traditions of the TAMACC Annual Convention, is to select, recognize, and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of small businesses, Hispanic Chambers, and Government and Corporate Advocates," said Samuel Guzman, TAMACC Chairman.  "This year's recipients are again among the best of the best and we ask that you please join us in congratulating them."

In a press release issued by TAMACC, EPE was recognized for the following:

El Paso Electric understands the importance of helping the economy by sustaining programs like the renewable energy and most of all how using Small Business, Women Owned, minority and HUB Certified companies as vendors gives back to the community. El Paso Electric has made a commitment to improving customer satisfaction. El Paso Electric believes that by focusing on customer concerns such as increased reliability, added service and innovative programs, customer satisfaction will be achieved. El Paso Electric is proud to offer programs in New Mexico and Texas to help consumers save energy and become more energy efficient.

Other award recipients in El Paso include:

  • El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 2016 Large Chamber of the Year
  • Dan Longoria, Mattress Firm - 2016 Business Man of the Year
  • Honorable Beto O'Rourke, United States Representative - 2016 Government Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year

Each year, TAMACC Members nominate individuals and companies from their community for these prestigious awards.


TAMACC is an organization founded in 1975 to promote business leadership, create economic opportunities and provide legislative advocacy for the Hispanic business community in Texas. Originally TAMACC was composed of fewer than 20 business owners and professionals from three Texas cities, TAMACC’s members are now throughout Texas. Since its incorporation, TAMACC has grown into the most active state Hispanic association in the country which focuses on Legislative Advocacy, Procurement Programs, Training and Development of its members and Hispanic businesses in Texas.