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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Leading Corporation Succeed With Numerous Initiatives
Photo: USHCC and Walmart Making Positive Impact in Hispanic Business Community.
USHCC and Walmart Making Positive Impact in Hispanic Business Community
In a continuation of the powerful momentum set through the collaborative vision and commitment of The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Walmart, another new innovative program has been launched to strengthen the contribution of Hispanic businesses in America.
The USHCC Foundation accepted a $500,000 grant from Walmart to support the national USHCC Foundation Green Builds Business (GBB) initiative and selected Milwaukee as the launch city for the program which will be introduced in 11 cities across the United States this year.
“GBB is a vital training program that empowers Latino entrepreneurs to realize their full profit potential in a green and sustainable economy,” says Nelson Soler, President of Latino Entrepreneurial Network LEN and owner of the Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute.
The Green Builds Business Program is a full day of coaching on best green practices adopted by companies like Walmart in an effort to lower operating costs, increase revenues, and motivate workers while enhancing the health of people and the planet.
“The USHCC and Walmart have enjoyed a remarkable year designing and implementing programs that are making a positive impact with Hispanic business for the benefit of our American economy,” says Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the USHCC. “This is a perfect example of how big business can effect a positive and long-lasting change in Hispanic communities throughout the United States. We appreciate Walmart’s leadership and support on this program, which brings together Walmart as our valued corporate partner with local chambers for the benefit of our small businesses across America,” continues Palomarez.
In addition to the Green Builds Business Program, the USHCC and Walmart have collaborated on programs such as BizFest: Youth Entrepreneurship Competition. In its second year, BizFest is a USHCC Foundation signature program that empowers Latino Youth with knowledge and insight into the world of business. BizFest is held in a number of cities throughout the U.S., providing Hispanic high school students with the tools and motivation to stay in school, go to college or pursue their entrepreneurial dreams to become the future business leaders of this country.
At the 31st Annual USHCC National Convention held in September, 2010 in Dallas, Texas, Walmart was named the Corporation of the Year by the USHCC for its commitment to enhancing business opportunities and success for Hispanic small businesses through its numerous programs, initiatives and commitment to supplier diversity.
“It is the belief of the USHCC that Walmart is a force for positive change in the communities it serves,” adds Javier Palomarez. Recently, the USHCC publically supported Walmart’s campaign to launch a retail presence in the New York and Washington D.C. metropolitan markets.
Join the USHCC, Fortune 500 companies, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) and local Chambers of Commerce in Miami to connect, strategize and grow at the 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo on September 18th - 21st at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. For more information about the Convention, please visit www.ushcc.com/convention.