California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Convention to Ignite Business Community in Sacramento

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
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


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