WASHINGTON, DC– On June 29, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading, effective national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, in conjunction with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC), will host the Economic Opportunity Summit in Los Angeles, CA at The L.A. Hotel Downtown.
The one-day event dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and strengthening business practices will unite influential leaders, chamber executives and government officials from the U.S. and abroad. The Economic Opportunity Summit will explore the current small business environment, the common challenges entrepreneurs are facing and share proven strategies and approaches for succeeding in business.
“Featuring knowledgeable speakers and high-impact panels, the Economic Opportunity Summit will tap into the critical importance of the engine of our economy,” said Hector Barreto, TLC Chairman and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. “This premier summit will convene small business owners and centers of influence, while focusing on some of the major industries that have made the Golden State prosperous— energy, technology and healthcare. We look forward to engaging and hearing from successful entrepreneurs in Los Angeles and across this nation, to discuss specific issues and solutions for growing our economy and implementing pragmatic policies that can help grow and promote our businesses.”
The summit’s theme “economic opportunity” will prioritize small business development and encourage entrepreneurship through a series of informative panels, breakout sessions and peer networking. Attendees will not only learn how to bolster their ventures, they will hear from impressive thought leaders and experts such as: Antonio Villaraigosa, Candidate for California Governor; Eileen Sánchez, Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office; Michael A. Vallante, U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator; Jennifer S. Korn, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the Office of Public Liaison White House; International superstar and Mexican actor, Eduardo Verástegui; Carlos García de Alba Zepeda, Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles; Frank Montes, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Chairman; Francisco Leon, Vice President of California Resource Corporation; AltaMed Health Services President and CEO, Castulo de la Rocha; Livier Ramirez, President of the National Latina Business Women Association in Los Angeles; and renowned Mexican singer and actor Fernando Allende, among others.
“Los Angeles County is home to more than 400,000 Hispanic small businesses that are creating the jobs that empower our economy,” said Frank Montes, Chairman, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. “Promoting an environment for entrepreneurs to truly prosper is immensely important, that is why we are excited to partner with The Latino Coalition to help our small business owners access the tools necessary to succeed in the current economy.”
The high-impact summit will also highlight Latina-owned business in this country and their secrets for growth— a key driver of our economy’s success.
“Women entrepreneurs have been opening doors and breaking ceilings in a competitive environment, while fueling growth and creating opportunities at a dramatic rate. With more than one million Latina-owned businesses in the U.S. today, we look forward to hearing from dynamic industry leaders on how they are and will continue to be an important driving force in our economy,” Barreto added.
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The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Wal-Mart and Google. TLC also acknowledges and is grateful for all its partners: 1800 Contacts, Act Wireless, AltaMed Health Services Corporation, Altria Client Services, Alvarado Smith, American Express Open, AT&T, Bank of America, California Resource Corporation, Centene Corporation, Coca-Cola, Comcast/ Universal, CTIA, Direct Selling Association, Dun & Bradstreet, East West Bank, Edison Electric Institute, Herbalife, Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, Honda, International Franchise Association, Intuit, JP Morgan, Master Your Card, MasterCard, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, NV Energy , Paychex, PG&E, PhRMA, Quicken Loans , Reset Public Affairs , Southern California Edison, The Latino Coalition Foundation, The Libre Initiative, T-Mobile, Tributo Tequila, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Univision, Verizon. Media Partners: CONEXION, Finding Productions, Tico Sports Productions, LLC.