Business | 2014 Annual State 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, 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.”

“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.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who also produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States.

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