43rd CHCC Convention Heading for Oakland, CA

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) will host its 43rd Annual Statewide Convention on August 10-13, 2022, at the Marriott City Center in Oakland, California. The CHCC’s Annual Convention brings together over 1500 business owners and political and Hispanic community leaders. 

“We are very pleased to have selected the City of Oakland as the site of our 43rd Annual Statewide Convention,” said Bob Gutierrez, Chairman of the Board, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. “Oakland is such a vibrant and energetic city with a beautifully diverse population and an array of many cultures. 

The 2022 Convention Theme “BE ALL IN” highlights the tenacity, dedication, grit, and perseverance of the chamber’s diverse small business owners during and post-pandemic and their outlook in pursuing their dreams and ambitions despite a multitude of challenges and a challenging economy. 

The CHCC’s Annual Statewide Convention is the largest networking venue for Hispanic-owned businesses in the Western region. It fosters Hispanic and diverse economic development for the greater California and American economies. For over 40 years, the CHCC has served as a leading regional Hispanic business organization in the United States, working to bring the interests of more than 815,000 California Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of both California and national economic agendas.

Each Year the Annual State Convention gathers Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, and members from over 120 local and regional Hispanic Chambers of Commerce as well as statewide and national business organizations. It allows attendees to establish strategic, long-term partnerships through direct personal engagement, sharing best practices, dialogue, networking, workshops, and more. 

General sessions include an Economic Outlook “State of the Economy “presented by Jimmy Sanchez, an economist, and a Managing Director with Bank of America. UCLA Professor Dr. David Hayes-Bautista will present his research on the Latino GDP – “The Scope of the Latino Economy” and its impact on California and national economies. The convention will feature over twenty-four workshops providing best practices, resources, and strategies for small businesses, chambers, and community leaders. Workshop topics include Health Care Solutions for Small Businesses and Individuals, Creating a Health & Productive Workforce, Procurement workshops, Emergency Preparedness for Your Community, Technology in Today’s Business Environment, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and much more. You can visit www.chcc2022.com to see a complete listing of workshops.  

This year’s convention will also feature a two-day Business Expo featuring companies providing services, resources, and products to the business and Hispanic community. The convention will also feature One-on-One matchmaking sessions between small businesses who wish to connect with opportunities with government and corporate entities—individuals who would like to attend the expo, education workshops, or the matchmaking sessions can participate free of charge.

Invited speakers for this year’s convention include; Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets, and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Global Markets. Jenny Flores, Head of Small Business Growth Philanthropy for Wells Fargo, Attorney General Rob Bonta, and Governor Gavin Newsom.

The CHCC will also recognize the achievements of California’s small businesses and chambers. The CHCC will acknowledge four regional business owners, the accomplishments of Latina Women, Chamber Executive of the Year, Chamber of the Year, and present the Annual Chairman’s Award. Awards will be presented at various events throughout the three-day convention.

For more information about the CHCC’s 43rd Annual Convention, visit www.chcc2022.com. For details on full scholarships for the convention, call 916-444-2221.

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