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Please join the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA), which has the unique privilege of hosting a regional Latin American Business Gala on October 12, 2019, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Gala will serve as a bridge to connect with Latino businesses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and give them the opportunity to learn, network and empower their businesses to better serve the Latino population.

The Gala will bring together some of the most influential leaders in business, government, non-profit and local communities. Together we will celebrate our success, showcase our resources, and forge stronger relationships across all sectors. Your support will allow this to be a high-energy event packed with inspiring speakers, such as our Keynote Speaker, Kerry Kirkland, Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities. Your generosity will also allow attendees to experience savory, authentic Latin food, cultural music and dance, high-level networking and more!

You can feel confident that your participation in the Gala is designed to establish action-oriented relationships, not impersonal transactions. This initiative is crucial to regional success and reflects your commitment to Latino small businesses in the Keystone State.

Event Details

  • October 12, 2019
  • Mohegan Sun Pocono – 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • Special Guest Speaker: Second Lady of PA, Gisele Barreto Fetterman
  • Dinner 6:30 p.m., Program 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Bird registration rate is $75.00.


Microtel Inn & Suites room rate of $75.00
Code – “Governor’s Gala”
Phone number: 570-970-3760

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds (minus a $10 administrative/processing fee) will be granted to registrants who cancel by email at at least 20 business days prior to the event. (Cancellation notices must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019 to receive a refund)

Refunds will not be provided to registrants who neither cancel nor attend the event. Confirmed registrants who are unable to attend the event may send a substitute in their place at no additional cost. Substitution information must be received ( two full business days (Wednesday, October 9, 2019) before the start of the event.