The Douglas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (DHCC) held its first mixer of the new year Thursday, Feb. 21 at Chatitas Steakhouse on 10th and Pan American.
The special event of the night was to see who could eat the Chatita mega burger with French fries and five in under five minutes. There were approximately 10 participants willing to take part in the challenge. The record going into the contest had been five-minutes, 18-seconds set by Juan Valenzuela, a recruiter at the ACT Call Center.
Adrian Coronado won the contest at the DHCC event scarfing down the burger and fries in 4:10. Second place went to Jesus Morales who ate his burger and fries in a time of 4:57. As a reward for their efforts both Coronado and Morales were awarded custom t-shirts with the words “I beat the Chatita burger challenge.”
Approximately 30 members of the DHCC attended the mixer. Cochise County Supervisor Ann English was the guest speaker.
“We are really making a concerted effort to let people know what is going on at the county,” she said. “If you have not signed up for our twice-monthly, on line newsletter, it’s called ‘Cochise Today’. We have video’s, we have all kinds of information about what is going on at the county. It’s free. You sign up on line. You will be abreast of all that is happening at the county.”
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English informed those at the mixer the value of property in Cochise County has risen from last year
“Douglas has risen probably a little over a million dollars,” she said. “That’s due to new construction primarly.”
She explained how the property tax bills should be read when they are received by property owners so they understand just where that money is going.
“Douglas pays the county a little less than $1.5 million in taxes,” she said. “It’s based on the value of your property.”
English encouraged those with questions to contact her and she will be more than happy to sit down and talk to them.
DHCC Director Arturo Escalante announced there will be a new membership ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m. at Farmers Insurance. Another mixer will be held in March at a location to be determined.