PARSIPPANY — Ylka Padilla was named Business Development Advocate of the Year by The Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce and its annual Awards Holiday Banque on December 13.
Ylka studied Accounting at Pedo Henriquez Urena University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She presently is Vice-President, Market Manager at Provident Bank where she has worked for 22 years managing the Morris Plains and Parsippany branches.
She previously worked for Baco de Reservas, Dominican Republic for four years, following her immigration to USA at the age of twenty, she started working for Dover NJ Spanish American Federal Credit Union. As a bilingual banker she has helped the Hispanic community achieve the American Dream through guidance and education. She takes pride and honors where she works with this great community and provide advice on how to grow their business.
Mrs. Padilla volunteers for several non-profit organizations such as Housing Partnership for Morris County as a trustee, Parsippany Soccer Club as a soccer coach for several seasons, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, where she has provided financial education for several troops. She is also a member of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Rotary Club. She resides in Lake Parsippany with her husband and children.
Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce is the embodiment of an idea that arose in the summer of 1989. Little did the founding members realize what the future and importance of this Chamber would become, not only to the Hispanic-owned small business community, but to all of Morris County and New Jersey.
Two of the three founding members remain active in our Chamber; they are former Chamber Presidents Esperanza Porras-Field and John Sanchez. Neyla Porras de Moreno, the third founding member, moved away from Morris County, but still remains active in another Hispanic Chamber.
MCHACC has grown from an idea to a local, county, state, national and internationally renowned Chamber. At the past National USHCC Convention, we signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that provides for mutual membership in each others respective Chamber.