WASHINGTON -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced its 21st Annual Legislative Summit on Monday, March 28th through Wednesday, March 30th at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
"We want to focus on the policy fundamentals impacting entrepreneurship in America," says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. "This is an important time to be in Washington to learn about the legislative priorities affecting our business community. For our members and partners it is an unprecedented opportunity to advocate on those issues in front of key members of Congress and the Administration."
The Legislative Summit provides Hispanic business owners, chamber leaders and corporate executives the forum to advocate for issues that impact their respective businesses and the Hispanic community. Participants will learn about today's pending policy and business concerns from top officials of the Administration and powerful legislators representing the entire political spectrum.
"The Legislative Summit will help set and advance the Hispanic business agenda for the year ahead, laying the groundwork for further advocacy and enabling the USHCC to continue to represent our constituents' views successfully on the national level," says Nina Vaca-Humrichouse, USHCC Chairman of the Board.
Highlights of the upcoming 21st Annual Legislative Summit include workshops that address the implications of issues such as: Broadband access, green energy and financial services reform for small business owners. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from political leaders and visit with key legislators and policy makers. For the first time this year, the Summit will also include a business matchmaking session, emphasizing procurement opportunities with federal agencies.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate nearly $400 billionannually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States andPuerto Rico.