Ronna Timpa to speak May 17

HENDERSON, Nev. – The next Henderson Chamber Roadmap to Success Series workshop will discuss the importance of the Spanish-speaking market with “Breaking the Ice with Potential Hispanic Customers: Spanish 101.2.”

The workshop, hosted by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson Business Resource Center, will feature Ronna Timpa, founder and chief motivator for Workplace ESL Solutions, as the guest speaker.

The workshop will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Henderson Business Resource Center – located at 112 Water St. near West Pacific Avenue in downtown Henderson.

Free to Henderson Chamber members, the Roadmap to Success Series began in September and continues through May. The series includes 16 workshops covering topics including finance, legal, marketing, and operations and sales.

Timpa and her staff have been customizing workplace English and Spanish courses since 1993 and have written and published three textbook series. At Workplace ESL, Timpa and her staff conduct Cantonese training, executive language coaching, business writing workshops, translations and interpretations. Timpa also serves as the Society for Human Resource Management’s Nevada state diversity and inclusion director.

During the seminar, Timpa will discuss the importance of tapping into the Spanish-speaking market using customs and business practices utilized by the Hispanic community. Participants will learn how to greet and make small talk with potential Hispanic customers as well as ask and answer some specific questions and give directions related to their jobs.

All chamber members and the public are invited to attend. There is no cost for Henderson Chamber members. Cost for non-members is $25. Breakfast is sponsored by CooCoos Cafe. To RSVP, call the Henderson Business Resource Center at 702-992-7200 or email

The Roadmap to Success Workshop Series covers all aspects of business critical for business owners to understand and properly execute to stay afloat, especially when times are tough. 

The workshop series is sponsored by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the City of Henderson, Imagine Communications and Mikels Fine Art Photography.

The Henderson Business Resource Center is a nonprofit organization under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation designed as a business incubator to strengthen and diversify the local economy.

For more information about the Henderson Business Resource Center or the Roadmap to Success Series, visit