California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Selects Orange County as Site of 2014 Annual Convention

SACRAMENTO – The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today that it will hold its 2014 Annual State Convention in Orange County.


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.


“It is a great honor that Orange County will host the 2014 California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Annual Convention,” said Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who represents the 46th congressional district which includes Orange County. “Orange County is home to some of the nation’s most vibrant businesses and entrepreneurs leading the way in our economic recovery.  Our leaders, many of whom belong to the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, are changing the economic face of our state, nation and increasingly connected world.”


The Chamber’s recently completed 2013 Convention in Oakland was star-studded, welcoming leaders in business, government and entertainment, including entertainer and businesswoman Daisy Fuentes, astronaut Jose Hernandez and musician Sheila E. The convention also included the release of a new study on the $100 billion impact of Latino-owned businesses for California’s economy.


“We are excited to bring our 2014 Convention to Orange County – our 35th Convention since our founding,” said Ernie Gutierrez, Chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. “With Orange County’s Latino business community growing quickly, it’s a great time to showcase Latino businesses for the entire state.”


Sandy Cajas, Southern Region Chair for the CHCC and President of the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will serve as chair of the convention.


“Our goal is to provide attendees with key business information and networking for their businesses,” said Sandy Cajas, Chair of the 2014 Convention and President and CEO of the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “The 2014 Annual Convention will allow for Southern California Hispanic Chambers from Santa Barbara to San Diego to welcome Hispanic Chambers across the state and work together as one strong business community.”


The event will include sessions focused on small business, Latina-owned businesses and the importance of corporate partnerships. A special business exposition will be open to the public to showcase Latino businesses from throughout the state.


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 having the CHCC Convention in beautiful Orange County in 2014,” 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. "


The event will end with a special dinner awards by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.


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 


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