The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation and Walmart today announced Irving, Texas, as the next stop for its national Green Builds Business Program. The two-day Green Builds Business program will focus on the retail/restaurant industry and car dealerships and will be led by Bill Roth, Founder of Earth 2017. The training will take place at the Studios at Las Colinas on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28, 2011.
The Green Builds Business Program is a full day of coaching on best practices adopted by business owners in an effort to lower operating costs, increase revenues, and motivate workers by incorporating sustainable efforts into their overall business models.
“The Green Builds Business program would not be possible without the support of Walmart who joined us in this effort to educate business owners on how to grow their businesses by going green,” says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. “We are also very proud to collaborate with the Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to make this program a success for their members.”
The USHCC Foundation will select 20 small businesses from Irving to participate in two one-day workshops on best practices for: pricing, marketing and branding that grow green revenues; reducing environmental footprint and operating costs; and motivating work associates with opportunities that help the company and the planet. At least one business will be selected to receive up to 24 hours of one-on-one green coaching (a $6,000 value) to formulate a green business plan or implement a green project that holds the potential of creating jobs, growing profits and reducing emissions this year.
Asusena Resendiz, President of the Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says, “The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation is leading the way in creating a stronger environment and helping make our city more environmentally sustainable through its Green Builds Business Program and we anticipate a lot of participation, as well as significant benefits from the program in the future.”