Henry CalderonBy Jose B. Rivera
June 1999 - Henry M. Calderon was born and raised in New York City, where he has continuously operated his business for over 20 years. Mr. Calderon 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. Calderon, 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. Calderon 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. Calderon 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. Calderon with Guillermina Colon, Hispanic Market Specialist from the US Postal Service, and Aida Alvarez, Administrator for the Small Business Administration.
Henry Calderon 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. Calderon 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 Calderon Travel Agency, Donrell Reality Corporation, and Calderon Brokerage.
As you can see, Mr. Calderon 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.