June 01, 1999

Henry Calderon

Mr. Henry Calderon is one of East Harlem's strongest business leaders. He runs a travel agency, insurance agency and real estate business.

June 1999 - Henry M. Calderón was born and raised in New York City, where he has continuously operated his business for over 20 years. Mr. Calderón studied at Baruch College, where he graduated in 1971 with a concentration in business administration and advertising. Since then, he has focused his energies on becoming an entrepreneur and representing the Hispanic business interest, not only in his daily business endeavors, but also via strategic appointments with other organizations.

Mr. Calderón, has been an aggressive advocate for the Hispanic business community at a local and national level. He is currently President of the East Harlem Chamber of Commerce, past President and founder of the New York State Federation of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (NYSFHCC), and currently represents Region V of the USHCC.

Mr. Calderón is recognized for his contributions and commitment to his community and was named Business Man of the Year for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and Man of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America.

Most recently, as it pertains to East Harlem, Mr. Calderón has been a staunch supporter of development. He in favor of the East River Plaza Project and also supported the development of the East 125th Street Pathmark.

Picture at right shows (left to right) Mr. Calderón with Guillermina Colón, Hispanic Market Specialist from the US Postal Service, and Aida Alvarez, Administrator for the Small Business Administration.

Henry Calderón is currently a member of Community Board # 11. And although he has been asked to lead this body, he has chosen to continue to improve and advocate for the business community. Mr. Calderón is currently a member of the Economic Development Zone (EDZ), CO-chair of the Bell Atlantic New York State Consumer Advisory Council, and a member of the Manhattan Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also owns and operates the Calderón Travel Agency, Donrell Reality Corporation, and Calderón Brokerage.

As you can see, Mr. Calderón is a busy and active member of the East Harlem community. He has given of himself unselfishly. East Harlem.com is proud to know him.

Posted by Jose at June 1, 1999 11:59 PM