On March 19th the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) will host its Fifth Annual Business Expo: Connections, Opportunities and Growth. The Expo is the premier event for Washington, DC’s Hispanic business community showcasing businesses and building connections with participating government agencies, corporations, embassies, nonprofits, small businesses, and local Hispanic business community members.

“Throughout the years the Chamber’s Expo has become a significantbusiness showcase attracting Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses from the DC metro area as well as international organizations,” said Mario Acosta-Velez, GWHCC Chairman. “The Expo has successfully increased participation from 500 attendees and 70 exhibitors in 2010 to 1,400 attendees and 120 exhibitors in 2013. This year we anticipate 2,000 attendees and 130 exhibitors!”

Additionally, the Expo will provide a Health and Wellness section this year. “As one of DC Health Link’s marketing partners for the health exchange, the Chamber will host an ‘Enrollment Day’ with insurance companies, brokers and assisters on site to enroll District residents and small businesses before the March 31st deadline,” said Angela Franco, President and CEO of the GWHCC. “Our priority is small business and we want to provide business owners with the resources they need in order to develop and be successful,” she added.

For more information on the GWHCC’s Fifth Annual Business Expo visit www.gwhcc.org/expo.