California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Gears up for Annual Convention in Orange County

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Gears up for Annual Convention in Orange County

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, is gearing up for its 2014 Annual Convention to be held in Orange County this August.

The three-day convention, from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County and will have a multimillion-dollar economic impact on Orange County, with thousands expected to attend.

“We are excited to bring our 2014 Convention to Orange County,” said Alice Perez, President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. “Our 35th convention focuses on providing resources to our local chambers and also bringing opportunities to Hispanic Businesses throughout the state particularly in International Trade and Procurement. We also have a day committed to Latinas who represent the fastest growing businesses. With Orange County’s Latino business community growing quickly, it’s a great time to showcase Latino businesses for the entire state.”

This year’s convention theme “Latino Business Energizing, Powering, Transforming the U.S. Economy” showcases the power of Latino businesses in California and the impact they are making in California’s economy.

This year’s star-studded event will include names such as comedian Felipe Garza, entertainment entrepreneur Nelly Galan, among others.

The event will also include sessions focused on small business, Latina-owned businesses and opportunities to connect with major corporate and government looking for new contracting relationships with Latino-owned businesses. A special business exposition will be open to the public to showcase Latino businesses from throughout the state. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend an International Trade Symposium.

This year’s Title Sponsors are Wells Fargo and Southern California Edison.

“Wells Fargo is proud to be the title sponsor of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Convention for the 14th straight year,” said Wells Fargo Senior Vice President and Community Development Manager Tim Rios. “The CHCC does a spectacular job of bringing together state and national leaders to engage in dialogue that propels Hispanic businesses forward.”

“Southern California Edison (SCE) is proud to be a prominent sponsor of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce 2014 Annual Convention,” said Joe Alderete, Director, Supplier Diversity & Development at Southern California Edison. “During this convention, the CHCC provides Hispanic owned businesses incredible opportunity to advance their businesses through training workshops, business matchmaking interviews and networking opportunities with major corporations. SCE has been a corporate partner with the CHCC for more than 30 years and actively supports their mission of Advocacy, Empowerment, Education for California’s Hispanic Businesses.”

Reuben Franco, CEO of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said the Chamber is delighted that Orange County has been chosen to host this major business event.

“We look forward to welcoming attendees to Orange County for this year’s CHCC Convention,” he said. “The convention is a great opportunity to meet with business, political and community leaders. The last time the convention was held here 10 years ago it was one of the most successful conventions in CHCC history.”

On Friday, July 11, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and state chamber leaders will gather to officially kickoff this year’s Convention by a special celebration hosted by Disneyland.

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