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US Hispanic Chamber Introduces Million Dollar Club

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today introduced the Million Dollar Club at its 31st Annual National Convention & Business Expo being held in Dallas, Texas.

The Million Dollar Club was created by the USHCC to honor and celebrate the commitment of corporations and their procurement executives who recognize the value of Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs). The honorees range from $25 million to over $500 million in spending with Hispanic Suppliers in 2009.  The USHCC will be inducting over 20 top level corporations from across the country into the Million Dollar Club and include such notable companies like AT&T, Ford, IBM and WalMart.

“Wal-Mart believes in the importance of Hispanic Business Enterprises and understands the value that these businesses offer,” said Theresa Barrera, Vice President, Wal-Mart Supplier Diversity. “Our work with minority- and women-owned businesses is a vital part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to providing our customers with the most relevant products and services. We are honored to be inducted into this remarkable club. “

The USHCC National Convention & Business Expo which concludes tomorrow is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. The convention brings together thousands of Hispanic entrepreneurs, corporate executives, procurement and supplier-diversity professionals from the private and public sectors, as well as Latina leaders and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce leaders from throughout the nation.