SACRAMENTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, will showcase its business community at the 2015 annual Convention in Sacramento.
The three-day convention, from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, will be headquartered at the Sheraton in downtown Sacramento.
“We are excited to bring our 2015 Convention to Sacramento,” said Alice Perez, President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. “With the Latino population now making up the majority in California, our 36th convention will focus on the growth of Latino businesses and the impact they are making statewide in the economy. With Sacramento’s Latino business community growing rapidly, it’s a great time to showcase Latino businesses for the entire state.”
This year’s convention theme – “Ignite our Business Community for California’s Economic Success” – highlights the power of Latinos and how they are changing the economic and political forces as workers, entrepreneurs, taxpayers, and community members, and the impact they are making in California’s overall economy recovery.
This year’s star-studded event will include speakers like award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, former NASA Aerospace Engineer Shayla Rivera, and more.
Mimicking the popular TV series, the CHCC will present its own version of SHARK TANK at this year’s convention. The CHCC’s SHARK TANK is the premier platform for Latino start-ups to connect with investors. This live event will allow start-ups to have direct access to potential investors that could potentially take their business to the next level!
“With the Latino population growing rapidly and becoming the majority in California, it is vitally important that we continue to provide as much support as possible to Latino businesses. We need to arm them with the tools, information and networking opportunities they need to so they can have an even greater economic impact on our state,” said Manuel Cosme, Chair of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors. “At this year’s convention, we look forward to celebrating the wonderful contributions and sharing the many success stories that Latino businesses are experiencing throughout California.”
The event will also include sessions focused on small business, Latina-owned businesses and opportunities to connect with major corporate and government agencies that are looking to create relationships with Latino-owned businesses. A special business exposition will be open to the public to display Latino businesses throughout the state.
This year’s Title Sponsor is Wells Fargo Bank.
“Wells Fargo is proud to support the CHCC Foundation with resources that will allow for more training and education for its member chambers,” said Wells Fargo Community Development Manager Tim Rios. “Additionally, the increased investment in the CAPS program will reach more students who aspire to be successful professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders.”
Cathy Rodriguez, President and CEO of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said the Chamber is very excited that Sacramento has been chosen to host this major business event.
“The CHCC Annual Convention is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the Sacramento region and what it’s doing in business, arts, sports, and culinary experiences,” Rodriguez said. “The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will continue our goal of connecting members to more successful ways of increasing their business and meeting or exceeding their goals.”
To register for the convention or to inquire about the business expo or sponsorships, please visit www.cahcc.com or call (916) 444-2221.
About the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) has a network of over 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout the State of California. Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business associations, the CHCC represents the interest of over 700,000 Hispanic business owners in California. The CHCC is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses. For more information, please visit our website at www.cahcc.com.