March 20, 2009

Hispanic Business Leaders to Gather for 15th Annual Legislative Conference

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) will host its 15th Annual Legislative Conference on May 12, 2009 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, California.

The CHCC is the largest regional Hispanic business organization in the nation that promotes the growth and development of Hispanic businesses. The CHCC represents a network of over 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations. It serves as the voice at the State Capitol, for over 720,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in California.

The Annual Legislative Conference provides a forum for participants to engage in the legislative process as well as an opportunity to stay on top of the issues that affect every Hispanic business in the state. Participants of the conference will be able to make a difference in the state’s focus and concentrate on priority issues facing small business.

The Conference exposes participants to multiple learning experiences, networking opportunities and tips for local grassroots involvement. Participants will be able to hear perspectives from a variety of respected officials, last year’s speakers included: Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines, Senator Rod Calderon and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. CHCC participants will have the opportunity to participate in Capitol visits and discuss with key policy makers, issues that are pertinent to the growth of Hispanic businesses in California.

The 15th Annual CHCC Legislative Conference will close with a Legislative Reception. This reception provides attendees an opportunity to meet and socialize with legislators, legislative staff, state agency representative Hispanic business owners and community leaders from throughout the state. For more information on the CHCC’s 15th Annual Legislative Conference, please call (800) 299-6033 or visit

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