Convention Marks Chamber’s 35th Year As Latinos Surge in California’s Economy
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today that Wells Fargo will be the Title Sponsor for its Annual Convention as the organization marks its 35th year.
The convention, to be held from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16 in Oakland, will convene with a theme of A Legacy of Latino Leadership: Building America’s Business Future showcase Latino businesses. The event will give attendees excellent networking opportunities, chances to connect with major businesses and government agencies and learn how to accelerate growth in their businesses.
Wells Fargo has loaned more money to creditworthy small businesses than any other bank for 10 years running. Since 1997, Wells Fargo has loaned more than $6.1 billion to Latino business owners.
“Our efforts to support hundreds of thousands of Latino businesses are not possible without the support of key partners like Wells Fargo,” said Ernie Gutierrez, Chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors. “We appreciate Wells Fargo’s commitment to the Latino community and their support of small businesses throughout California.”
“Wells Fargo wants to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, stay competitive, contribute to the economy and create jobs,” said Jim Foley, Greater Bay Area president for Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is proud to be part of this year’s convention and at the forefront of efforts to support and expand the number of Hispanic-owned businesses across California.”
Women-owned businesses are among America’s fastest growing segments and this year Wells Fargo announced a commitment to lend a cumulative total of $55 billion to women-owned businesses in the U.S. by the year 2020, updating its lending commitment first established in 1995.
“This year’s convention focuses on the great entrepreneurial spirit of Latino business owners in California, with day two of the convention dedicated to the invaluable contributions women have made to our economy,” said Bonnie Garcia, a California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce board member. “Packed with interactive workshops and events, the convention promises to be a great time to learn and connect for businesses.”
Wells Fargo is one of the top corporate employers of Latino talent and they employ a diverse cross-section of team members who reflect the multicultural communities it serves, including 40,000 Latino team members who work across all levels of the company. Since 2000, Wells Fargo has made charitable investments of more than $1.9 million with the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its foundation.
Learn More: http://www.CAHCCconvention.com
About the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation, promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s emerging businesses. Through its network of more than 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout California, the CHCC represents the interest of over 700,000 Hispanic business owners in California.
Learn More: http://www.cahcc.com
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
SOURCE: California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce