Tribute to John Del Toro
It is with great sadness that we chronicle the loss of our dear friend, colleague, and member  John. Del Toro. He was our national and international fulfilled representative for many years.  Mr. Del Toro was one of the first members that represent our Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce in the USHCC welcome committee for the successful convention in Philadelphia in 1996.
Our hearts are broken, we have no words to express how devastated we are.  Johnny, was a gentle soul, always ready to celebrate the chamber events, and celebrations,  supportive our all our activities. He was a real family member and thrust friend. 
Mr. Juan Del Toro was a savvy entrepreneur dedicated to helping entrepreneurs make their journey to success faster and easier by sharing tools, tips, resources, and being challenged.  His goal was to inspire current entrepreneurs as well as those thinking about taking the plunge. He loves to talk about all aspects of business and entrepreneurship. He was an excellent businessman dedicated to helping other small businesses make their journey a success.
He owned a few companies throughout his business career. He was very diverse in his business pursued. Club Monte Carlo, located on West 57th Street, New York. It was a very elegant Restaurant/Club where he donated the space to the different nonprofit organizations and chambers of commerce for their activities. Beans Galore, He partner with a Chinese import/export company. The main product was shark fins.  Fruit Delite, Bronx base warehouse facility where he would distribute produce from different points. Las Tres Delice,  he formed this New York/ Costa Rican base company to export wax yucca to the New York market. JT Caribe, he would import produce from the Dominican Republic John Mart  Int’l, New York company that operated a garment manufacturing out of the Free Zone in the Dominican Republic. JT Telecom, During the calling cards boom, this company would provide airtime minutes for calling cards/telephone communications, where he was able to establish a calling card business with an African company out of Cote D’Ivoire. JTI Development, A New York company that dealt with affordable, pre-constructed housing projects, mainly to Haiti and undeveloped countries. JCR LLC and a New York company that imports produce from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, etc.
He was among the founders of several chambers in New York City his contributions to the organizations endless.  Many times we benefited from his experience in international business as well as his engaging and empathetic approach.  We are forever grateful for his service. He was a superb friend and a gentleman. We all shall miss John Del Toro.  He will have a lasting impact for years to come through his direct work on those important initiatives as well as his influence on the business he consulted over the years,” Well-known across the chambers and the Dominican community we mourn his loss.  He leaves a legacy as a national leader with a reputation for kindness and compassion with his business associate and beyond. Johnny was a true businessman in every sense of the word.  He was a strong,  wise, and intelligent man. He was one of the founders of Dominican Chambers of Commerce,  San Jose Chambers of Commerce, Int’l member, Camara Impresarial Dominicana, Camara de Comercio y Produccion de Santo Domingo, Friends of Lead-Free Children, Starsky Hearing Foundation and Lista.
He illuminated each party with his excellent personality, charisma, and especially his fantastic smile. Going out with him was a good celebration, he was able to dance until the party was over, always talking about business and having a drink with friends. He liked to share and enjoy life.  He was a strong man but he had a weakness:  His wife of over 40 years; Maritza Del Toro, who he supported, loved and spoiled. They were inseparable since they met. Very lovely and special couple!


Tribute to Orlilia De Jesus, Member & Dear Friend

It is with deep pain that the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce mourns the death of our dear friend and member Orlilia De Jesus who tirelessly worked for the community and the chamber. We are all saddened during this apocalyptic pandemic that took our great leader.

Orlilia was the wife of our Co-Founder and community leader, Francisco De Jesus. She was such a strong supporter of the chamber for more than 30 years. From the background, she was instrumental in the chamber’s success. It is very sad and difficult to accept that such a great friend and lovely lady is not here with us any longer.

She was born in Belen de Umbria in Caldas Colombia. La "paisa” as Francisco would call her was 67 years old. This wonderful woman was taken from us too early. She was dynamic, full of energy, and had a charismatic personality. She helped the family’s successful business, a Dover multi-service for many years.

Her community involvement surpassed all expectations. She was a member of the chamber since the inception, committee member of Holy Rosary Church, Virgen de la Divina Providencia Patrona de Puerto Rico and volunteer of the Club Rotario de Dover. Her talented fashion skills made her the most famous empiric fashion designer. Orlilia‘s magic hands gave great joy to quincianeras, weddings, birthdays and family parties. Her clients have fond memories of her haute couture. She cultivated deep respect and friendship with the community. Her simplicity and deep caring face radiated with much sincere kindness. In Puerto Rico, she was able to gain the trust of “Sector Cordero” 18 families which she united with solidarity.

As tears fall from our eyes, our heart goes out to her Husband our dear Francisco, her son David and Jason, Her step-son Francisco Jr. and Alex, step-grandchildren and the rest of the family. We love this beautiful lady and have so many memories together. She was a very good friend and we are going to miss her tremendously. We know that she has gone to heaven.

Our Condolences to her family and let's continue to pray that God gives her a special place in his glory and gives us strength and protects us during this tragic time of our generation. May her memory be a blessing.

As COVID-19 has disrupted and turned all of our lives upside down, we will stand together as a community and will preserver by supporting and working with each other in her memory.


Tribute to Evelyn Sanchez, Member and Dear Friend


It is with great sadness that the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce (MCHACC) pays tribute to Evelyn Sanchez, Member and Dear Friend. We lost someone very special to our chamber family due to COVID-19. Evelyn supported the Chamber and served the community for over 30 years. She loved to go to the events, always uplifting and cheering on other members.

She was an Entreprenuar, Owner of Emergency Pest Control, a family business. Evelyn was a caring and supportive wife to her husband, John Sanchez, President of the Essex County Latino Chamber of Commerce and a Co-Founder of the MCHACC and Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ. She was a loving mother, stepmother, step grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was the backbone to her family and their business.

She was model of love, compassion and generosity. Her mission was to make a great difference in the lives of many people. She spent her whole life helping others. She was always there for those who were in need, whether they needed to take shelter in her home during a difficult time, or simply wanted an ear that would listen without judging or condemning.

Evelyn’s magnetic smile and gentle and kind nature will be missed by all who knew her. She loved life and had a caring way of welcoming you with her warmth. She left us having made a difference and leaving beautiful memories. Her beautiful spirit will live on through her children, Jessica and David.

Thank you, Evelyn, for reminding us that the present moment is precious, and that we should make the most of it by loving fully and generously. You will be greatly missed until we see you again. Rest in Peace.

Here is the link to her obituary: