Last week’s CA Hispanic Convention was amazing! Here’s our coverage with video + images of Winery opening reception! #Chcc #BuildingChcc
Celebrities included: Oscar de la Hoya, a former professional boxer nicknamed “The Golden Boy” while winning 10 world titles in six different weight classes, and Cheech Marin, an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s.
#buildingchcc 2 amazing Latina leaders @ 38th annual CA Hispanic convention. See their message!
“This is the first time the convention will be held in Sonoma County, and the first time in a non-metropolitan area,” said Jenny Chamberlain, president, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County, who lobbied to bring the convention to the area.
2. Photos of Winery opening reception, Aug 23rd
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3. Official flyers
This year’s theme is “Building Bridges for a Stronger Tomorrow.”
Each year, the convention attracts more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, small business advocates, corporate representatives, community leaders and government officials.
A golf tournament will be held Aug. 23 with networking and sponsorship opportunities. Event participants will also have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas in front of angel investors, and there will be a special luncheon for Latinas.
Attendees at the convention will also participate in workshops focused on tools for business owners, California energy and water issues, procurement opportunities for small business, and strengthening the state’s Hispanic chambers of commerce network and business community.
After the event, Aug. 26, the chamber will share the beauty and bounty of Sonoma County on a four-hour wine excursion.
Past speakers and business honorees at the annual event have included former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, branding pioneer and actress Daisy Fuentes, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos creator Richard Montanez, actor and Latino community activist Edward J. Olmos and media dynamo Nely Galán.
The statewide chamber represents the business interests of over 800,000 Hispanic-owned businesses throughout California. Through a network of regional Hispanic chambers and business associations, the California organization promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and the state’s emerging businesses.