US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Names Betty Manetta Businesswoman of the Year!



President & CEO, Argent Associates, Inc., Asociar LLC

Beatriz Manetta emigrated from Argentina to Elizabeth, New Jersey when she was a young girl. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Accounting from Rutgers University and holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from Seton Hall University.

Ms. Manetta worked in corporate America for twenty years. The knowledge, skills, training and assignments in human resources, sales, technical support and quality management both nationally and internationally were great tools for an entrepreneur.

Argent Associates, Inc. and Asociar LLC are under Ms. Manetta’s helm as President & CEO. Argent Associates was launched in 1998 and Asociar in 2012. Both companies have built a reputation by having and maintaining an impeccable reputation and work ethic, and work towards exceeding customer expectations.

Manetta’s achievement is interdependent to the success of the community. Social responsibility is taken seriously to ensure that education and economic prosperity are still part of the American Dream. She believes it is important to support and serve the community; to be an advocate for minority, women and small businesses. To that extent, she has shared her perspectives and expertise with many organizations. Manetta serves on the Seton Hall University Board of Regents, Fairleigh Dickinson University Supply Chain Management Advisory Board, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Women’s Business Council Southwest Board of Directors, US Hispanic Advocacy Association Board of Directors and the QuEST Forum where she is an executive contributor focusing on small business and sustainability issues as it relates to quality. She served on the President’s Export Council (PEC), which advised President G.W. Bush on international trade matters and its impact on small, women and minority owned businesses.

She is an active member and participates in the National Minority Supplier Development Council, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women’s President Organization.

Manetta has been awarded numerous awards from local, state, federal, corporate and nonprofit organizations for her leadership and commitment to community.

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