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REGISTRATION PRICING

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$250

-Full Registration

-Includes all Sessions

Non Member

$300

-Full Registration

-Includes all Sessions

Students

$100

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

  • Pre-Convention Activities

  • ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC [8:00AM – Foxtail Golf Club]
    In partnership with the HCC-Sonoma County (Not included in General Registration) 
  • CONVENTION PRESS CONFERENCE [10:30AM/11:30AM – Salon I]
    The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce invites media and general public to the official kickoff of its Annual Convention in Sonoma County. CHCC Executives, Board of Directors, Corporate Sponsors, and Elected Officials will be available for questions.
  • CHCC LEADERS LUNCHEON – Sponsored by Wells Fargo & AT&T  [12:00PM/2:00PM – Chardonnay] – INVITE ONLY
    Event designed to connect CHCC Membership Leaders and Executives. Solution driven conversations to advance our Hispanic communities through our regional chambers and organizations.
  • ONLINE CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION – Sponsored by Wells Fargo & AT&T  [2:00PM/4:00PM – Salon IV]
    CHCC Foundation Event – This hands-on session will introduce you to our new online portal to complete your Leadership Certification. JFK University representatives will guide you through the process to get you started and help me complete at least on of the modules.
  • RECEPTION: WELCOME TO WINE COUNTRY! – Sponsored by PG&E [6:00PM/9:00PM – TBD]
    The Official Opening Reception of the 38th Annual CHCC Statewide Convention
  • International Trade/Millennials & Innovation Day

  • BUSINESS EXPO [10:00AM/4:00PM – Foyer]
    Exposition are for corporate and community partners.
  • WORKSHOP: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYER’S GUIDE TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – In Partnership with The State Bar of California [9:30AM/10:30AM – Salon I]
    The panel will cover topics such as the obligation to carry workers’ compensation insurance, types of injuries that are recognized in California, time limits to pursue and defend against claims, the current state of access to medical  treatment for injured workers, and indemnity benefits owed to injured employees.
  • WORKSHOP: BUILDING EFFECTIVE CLIENT RELATIONS – Sponsored by SCE  [9:30AM/10:30AM – Salon II]
    This course will discuss how to build and manage client relationships – understanding your client, their needs and requirements. Managing relationships pre and post procurement awards.
  • PANEL: CANNABIS INDUSTRY & HISPANIC SMALL BUSINESSES [10:30AM/11:45AM – Chardonnay]
    To be announced.
  • INTERNAL TRADE PANEL: NAFTA & CAFTA’S IMPACT TO CALIFORNIA’S SMALL BUSINESSES [10:30AM/11:45PM – Vineyard]
    To be announced.
  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE LUNCHEON: FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE WORLD [12:00PM/1:45PM – Grand Ballroom]
    International trade and investment have become a critical component of California’s economic growth and engine for job creation. Hispanic Small Businesses support the 4.4 million international trade jobs in California.
  • MILLENNIALS & INNOVATION PANEL: HISPANIC MILLENNIALS AND WATER IN CALIFORNIA – Sponsored by Metropolitan Water District [2:00PM/3:15PM – Vineyard]
    To be announced.
  • CHCC BUSINESS PROCUREMENT MATCHMAKING – Sponsored by SCE [2:00PM/5:00PM – Chardonnay]
    Our Annual Business Matchmaking Session facilitates one-on-one, 15-minutes meetings between supplier diversity officers from major corporations, government agencies, and primes with qualified Hispanic and minority-owned small suppliers. Buyer and Suppliers will discuss potential procurement opportunities in efforts to strengthen the business relationships between small businesses and corporate America. The goal is to fill contracting needs for Buyers and Primes by providing contracts to Hispanic and minority-owned Suppliers.
  • HISPANIC SHARK TANK – Sponsored by Bank of America [3:30PM/5:00PM – Salon III-IV]
    The CHCC Hispanic Shark Tank is the premier platform for Latino Start-ups in California to connect with angel and venture investors. This live event is the platform for Start-ups to have direct access to potential investors who can help take their business ventures to the next level.  click here to apply
  • HISPANIC MILLENNIALS WHITE PARTY – [6:00PM/9:00PM – Vineyard]
    A celebration to our community’s future. Hispanics are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in California and across the United States. The CHCC recognizes their contribution and potential to drive the economic growth and small business prosperity.
  • Latina/Chamber Day

  • BUSINESS EXPO [10:00AM/3:00PM – Foyer]
    Exposition are for corporate and community partners.
  • CENTRAL REGION SPECIAL ELECTION & MEETING –  [9:00AM/10:00AM – Salon I]
    Open Positions: Central Region Chair (1)
  • INLAND EMPIRE REGION MEETING – [9:00AM/10:00AM – Salon II]
    Annual regional meeting. No elections.
  • NORTHERN REGION ELECTIONS & MEETING – [9:00AM/10:00AM – Salon III]
    Open Positions: Northern Region Chair (1); Northern Region Director (2)
  • SOUTHERN REGION ELECTIONS & MEETING – [9:00AM/10:00AM – Salon IV]
    Open Positions: Southern Region Chair (1); Southern Region Director (2)
  • LATINA TALKS: LATINAS BUILDING COMMUNITIES – [10:30AM/11:45AM – Vineyard]
    The objective of this quick-talks session is to empower Latinas and like-minded women entrepreneurs to impact change in their lives and in those around them through leadership, purpose, passion, and community.
  • PANEL: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT TO THE LATINO SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY – [10:30AM/11:45PM – Chardonnay]
    To be announced.
  • LATINA EMPRESARIA AWARDS LUNCHEON – Sponsored by Wells Fargo [12:00PM/1:45PM – Grand Ballroom]
    Join us in honoring an inspiring group of Latinas who are building communities and paving the way for generations across California.
  • PANEL: ACCESS TO CAPITAL: STARTING OR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS – [2:00PM/3:00PM – Vineyard]
    Join us in this session to engage with traditional and alternative lenders to learn about funding opportunities for startups and more established businesses. Lenders will address various loan scenarios based on real cases that will teach you how to structure your capital request to maximize success and minimize risk.
  • WORKSHOP: BRANDING AND DESIGNING FOR COMPETITIVE EDGE – Sponsored by SCE  [2:00PM/3:00PM – Chardonnay]
    This course will discuss the importance of understanding and defining your company’s core capabilities to clearly define the value proposition to potential clients.
  • CHCC GENERAL ELECTIONS [3:30PM/5:00PM – Salon III]
    Annual Membership Meeting and General Elections – Open Positions: Chair (1); Vice Chair (1)
  • CHCC CHAIRMAN’S RECEPTION –  [5:30PM/6:30PM – Foyer]
    Invitation Only Event.
  • CHCC ANNUAL AWARDS GALA [7:00PM/11:00PM – Grand Ballroom]
    Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our regional chambers and chambers leaders. CAPS graduation ceremony.
  • Post-Convention Activities

    • SONOMA WINE EXPERIENCE!
      Escape to the Sonoma County Wine Country!
      Cost: $60 – includes lunch and transportation
      Shuttle Depart Hotel at 9am
      Return to Hotel at 3pm***NOT INCLUDED IN GENERAL REGISTRATION***
      Can be purchased separately through our convention registration portal.Tour includes a visit to Korbel Winery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Lunch at the Healdsburg Plaza with Celebrity Chef’s Octavio and Pedro Diaz’ award winning restaurant El Farolito . Lunch will include a private wine tasting with award-winning winemaker Carlos Chavez of Chavez Family Wines. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the Healdsburg Plaza which was rated #2 as one of the best small towns in the U.S. to visit by Smithsonian Magazine

TRAVEL INFO

Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Reservation Information

  • Check-in time :

    3:00 pm

  • Check-out time :

    12:00 pm

  • Rates:

    $159 per night

Transport

Airport transportation:

    • Airport Express

      Bus Service – $34.00

    • Pure Luxury

      Limousine- $200.00

    • Rental Car

      Call Hotel for information

    • Taxi

      Taxi – $180.00

Other transportation:

  • Nearest train station

    Oakland Amtrak station

  • Hotel Parking

    Self-parking – $6.00

San Francisco International Airport

https://www.flysfo.com/
Directions: Hwy 101 N to S.F. Exit Hwy 380 W. Exit Hwy 280 N, LFT onto 19th Ave to Hwy 101 N, cross G Gate Bridge. Exit Golf Course Drive. LT on Commerce Blvd, RT on Golf Course Dr, LT onto Doubletree Dr at 2nd light, continue to end of drive.
Distance from Hotel: 62 mi.

Metropolitan Oakland International

http://www.oaklandairport.com/
Directions: Right onto Hagenberger Rd. I-880 N, I-980 E, I-580 W, Cross Richmond/San Rafael Bridge (Toll). Hwy 101 N, Exit Golf Course Drive. Left on Commerce, Right on Golf Course Drive. Left on Doubletree Drive at 2nd light.Preview attachment CHCC Handshake.png

Distance from Hotel: 54 mi.

Sonoma County Airport

https://sonomacountyairport.org/
Directions: Airport Blvd East. Hwy 101 South. Exit Wilfred Ave exit. Right at light onto Redwood Dr. Right at light onto Commerce Blvd. Left on Golf Course Drive. Left onto Doubletree Drive at 2nd light.

Distance from Hotel: 14 mi.

GALLERY

ABOUT CHCC CONVENTION 2017

The 2017 CHCC Annual Convention will be August 23-25, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Sonoma, CA. This year’s convention theme is Building Bridges for a Stronger Tomorrow. Each year, the CHCC Annual Convention attracts over 3,000 entrepreneurs, small business advocates, corporate representatives, community leaders and government officials. Attendees will participate in workshops focused on tools for business owners, California energy and water issues, procurement opportunities for small business, and strengthening the state’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce network and business community. Past speakers and business honorees have included former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, branding pioneer and actress Daisy Fuentes, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos creator Richard Montanez, actor and Latino community activist Edward J. Olmos and media dynamo Nely Galán.

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) represents the business interests of over 800,000 Hispanic owned businesses throughout the State of California. Through a network of regional Hispanic Chambers and business associations, the CHCC promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s emerging businesses.

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    CHCCNEWS: California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Announces Julian Canete as Next Chief Executive Officer

    Sacramento, CA – (July 19) – California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today that Julian Canete has been chosen to lead the organization as its new Chief Executive Officer.

    Julian Canete served as the Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. Julian previously served as President and CEO of CHCC from 1999 – 2006 and again from 2009-2012. During his tenures the CHCC was recognized as country’s largest statewide ethnic chamber of commerce.

    “I’m honored, and grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated and talented professionals,” said Canete. “I am committed to the values of the CHCC and look forward to working alongside our board members, local chambers, and corporate partners to grow the organization and to promote the interest and ensure the livelihood of businesses statewide.”

    During the interim, the CHCC has been led by Frank Montes, Chairman of the Board. “We had many strong candidates from throughout the state. Julian is the right choice. He brings more than 17 years of diverse business, operational, domestic, international, and public policy experience to the Chamber and is uniquely positioned to lead the organization.” Montes added, “We are pleased to welcome Julian back to the CHCC and feel that his leadership and proven track record will compliment the Chamber’s staff and keep the organization on a path to reach new heights.”

    The selection of Canete caps a search process facilitated by James Duran, Chairman of the CHCC Foundation and an experienced HR professional. “Canete is the best choice from a deep pool of interested and highly qualified candidates,” said Mr. Duran. “He’s been a successful executive here and elsewhere with strengths in strategic agility, business acumen, vision, expansive network, and mission-driven orientation. We’re delighted that he’s accepted the position.”

    Canete is an active leader in the business community. He is currently a member of the California Utilities Diversity Council (CUDC), serves on the Department of General Services Small Business Advisory Board, and the Californians for Affordable & Reliable Energy (CARE) coalition. Julian has served as the Chairman of the San Joaquin County Private Industry Council, on the National Association of State Latino Chambers of Commerce.

    “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Juan Garcia the Deputy Director of CHCC. “Julian brings leadership, stability, and credibility. I’m excited to work by his side and to build on the foundation focusing on the growth of our local chambers and the CHCC.”

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    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 45 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout California, the CHCC represents the interests of over 800,000 Hispanic business owners in California. For more information, please visit our website at www.cahcc.com.

2017 CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Convention Co-Chair

Raul Hernandez

Hood & Strong LLP (Chair Northern Region)

Convention Co-Chair

Richard Montanez

Pepsico – Executive VP of Multicultural Sales

Convention Co-Chair

David Damien Figueroa

Convention Co-Chair

Jenny Chamberlain

Co-Chair. Hispanic Chanmer of commerce Sonoma County

Dr.Judy Castro

Northen Region Director

Frank Montes

CHCC Chair

James Duran

CHCC Foundation Chair

Maria Urena

Inland Empire Region Chair

Veronica Corona

Southern Region Chair

Bernadette Medrano

CHCC Foundation (CAPS)

Juan P. Garcia

Staff

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