February 9, 2001


United States Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce To Host 11th Annual Legislative Forums And Banquet

WASHINGTON — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced this week that it will host its 11th Annual Legislative Forums and Banquet on March 19 - 20, 2001, in Washington, D.C.

At the event, the USHCC will present its legislative plan detailing its priorities for the next two years. The legislative event will be an opportunity to discuss these priorities as well as other issues being considered within Congress and President Bush's Administration regarding small business. The event also provides the opportunity to dialogue with Washington leaders who shape legislation that impacts Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs.

"Now, more than ever, it is of critical importance that the legislative agenda as it pertains to Hispanic business is discussed and acted upon," said George Herrera, president and chief executive officer of the USHCC. "With the precipitous rise of Hispanic enterprises and their subsequent economic impact, the USHCC Legislative Event will provide necessary dialogue on the effects that government plans will have on these growing businesses."

As the premiere legislative event in Washington, D.C., the USHCC Legislative Forums and Banquet brings together elected officials, key government officials, the country's leading Hispanic entrepreneurs, and Corporate America to discuss the most current critical legislative issues affecting Hispanic business in America.

The USHCC is the preeminent Hispanic organization dedicated to representing, promoting and advocating for the 1.4 million Hispanic owned businesses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition to actively promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic businesses, the USHCC serves as the umbrella organization for 200 local Hispanic chambers nationwide.

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