CONVENTION REGISTRATION | REGISTER TODAY!

California’s 815,000 Hispanic-owned businesses generate over 98 billion dollars in annual revenue and employ more than half a million people. Hispanic small businesses are the backbone of California’s economic and political prosperity. That’s why we’re bringing thousands of these influential companies together to learn, collaborate, and reinvent opportunities for business –we hope you’ll join us.

 

Mark your calendars August 21-23, 2019 for the 40th Annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Statewide Convention in Stockton. Golf tournament and wine experiences will be hosted on August 20.

 

KEY CONVENTION FEATURES

Attend the convention from August 21-23 and benefit from workshops, seminars and matchmaking services focused on building your small business, strengthening our local Hispanic Chambers and sharing ideas that will create economic development to improve our communities.

Your convention registration also gives you access to several special events including 3 luncheons, an awards breakfast, opening night reception at the Port of Stockton, the exclusive Millennial party and the CHCC Awards Gala and Dinner.

The Small Business Development Centers are offering FREE technical assistance for businesses. So, whether you need legal advice or a business plan, WE can pair you with experts that offer FREE services saving you hundreds of dollars an hour.

The convention also features matchmaking services for companies. Grow your business by getting contracts with state and local agencies or even large private-sector companies. WE will match you with agencies in need of your services!

2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS
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Chamber of the Year

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of San Francisco
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Chamber Executive of the Year

Jay Tamsi
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Corporate Partner of the Year

California Water Service
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CHCC Legacy Award

Gabriela Mello
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Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame

Nancy Rosales
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Rising Star Empresaria

Angel Aepulveda
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Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame

Lisa Blanco Jimenez
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Minerva Empresaria

Mary Rosas
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Pioneer Empresaria

Carol Ornelas
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Central Region Business of the Year

H.A. Sala Attorney at Law
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Northern Region Business of the Year

Eco Delight Coffee
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Southern Region Business of the Year

Shell Roofing Solutions
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Inland Empire Business of the Year

La Artista
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CHCC Veterans Award

Ruben Valencia Sr.
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Oscar de la Hoya Entrepreneurship Award

Carlos Mendoza
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CHCC Chairman Award

Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman
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CHCC Chairman Award

Jose Rodriguez
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CHCC Chairman Award

Southern California Edison
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CHCC Chairman Award

Angel Carrera
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John Aguilar Procurement Award

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BUSINESS MATCHMAKING | SIGN UP TODAY!

In conjunction with the CHCC Annual Statewide Convention, matchmaking sessions are designed to provide a platform for Hispanic and diverse business owners (HDBO) to meet and engage in new business opportunities by introducing their companies and services to participating corporations. Tailored to help HDBOs from through California and the nation to meet with top corporations, and government agencies awarding contracts, the CHCC Business Matchmaking facilitates one-on-one meetings for Hispanic and  diverse owned businesses with procurement officials from industries ranging from energy, telecom, financial services and more.

 

We will have an online matchmaking system provided that will allow you to input all of your needed services and information. The suppliers will also go online to this system and add in information on their business and the services they provide. The system will then match buyers to suppliers based on the information put into the system. If there are some that don’t match that would be a good fit, we will force match so those meetings can take place with the appropriate buyers and suppliers.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
BUSINESS EXPO

Stockton Arena – CONCOURSE
CHCC Business Expo

 

10:15 AM –  10:45 AM
Ribbon Cutting
Stockton Arena – LOBBY
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Press Event

 

10:45 AM – 4:30 PM
MATCHMAKING – SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTANTS
Business Consultant Matchmaking Services
SBDC specialists will work one-to-one with firms to help plan and implement successful business strategies. Onsite assistance is available for international business development, technical assistance training, access to capital, business planning services and more. Please register for consultant matchmaking services at the main registration area; training and consulting services are available free to small firms.

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT
Stockton Arena
The REAL Value of Relationships: The Key to Your Business’s Future
Relationships are key to any successful business contract. During this panel discussion you’ll hear from procurement specialists across California about how you can develop more meaningful connections to agencies you want to do business with. Become an indispensable resource to agencies through timely and regular communications, efficient marketing strategies to attract buyers and plain old-fashioned good business etiquette.

Jennifer Alford, City of Stockton
Richard Chacon, Union Bank
Jose Espinoza, California Water Service
Christine Munroe, NASA
Raul Medrano, CHCCF Procurement Committee Chair (Moderator)

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS
Stockton Arena
Chamber Excellence: Building a Dynamic Board of Directors
There is a formula to developing an effective chamber board of directors. Ongoing recruitment and the right blend of a member’s passion and professional expertise can best serve the chamber. This workshop details how to attract, build and maintain a successful board of directors.

Dave Kilby, California Chamber of Commerce | Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE)
Jose Plascencia, Allstate Kings Canyon Insurance Group | CHCCF Board Director
Jay Tamsi, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | CHCC Central Region Director
Brenna Butler Garcia, A.G. Spanos Companies | CHCC Central Region Director (Moderator)

 

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
WORKSHOP: CORPORATE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Stockton Arena
Corporate America- Engage Small Business and Increase Your Profit Margins!
Diversity is nature’s greatest strength and that’s also true in business. There’s much large companies can do to engage small and diverse businesses. This workshop explores how large companies can reach out, cultivate and assist small businesses who can add value to their corporate missions and increase profits to the bottom line.

Ruben Barrales, Wells Fargo
John Heith, Turo
Adam Thongsavat, AirBnb
Pedro Espinoza, Entrepreneur/Author (Moderator)

 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
GENERAL SESSION & LUNCH
Stockton Arena – ARENA FLOOR
General Session Luncheon: International Trade & Procurement

Richard Aschieris, Director, Port of Stockton
James W. Niemiec Vice President, Operational Services & Chief Procurement Officer at Southern California Edison

 

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena
California’s Plan for Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness
Experts from California’s utilities and emergency response organizations will conduct an immersive workshop to prepare your organization for a disruption of service due to a disaster. Risk and resilience refer to the preparation that utilities must undergo to avoid disruptions in quality and delivery due to emergencies such as natural disasters, accidents, or international acts. Learn more about how our communities are prepared for emergencies before they occur, regardless of size or location.

Jeff Briggs, PG&E
Robert Quintero, Southern California Edison
Juan Ruiz, Red Cross
Gerald Simon, California Water Service
Julian Cañete, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (Moderator)

 

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
WORKSHOP: INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Stockton Arena
Going Global: Expert Advice on How To Grow Your Business Overseas
The largest markets for U.S. products are overseas. Many free resources are available to assist small business expand internationally. Get started now by listening to experts discuss how to access market intelligence, loans and credit insurance, matchmaking, trade counseling, cultural diplomacy, logistics and more.

Nancy Alatorre, Center for International Trade Development-Los Rios Community College District
Jeff Deiss, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration
Marcus Gomez, California Clothing Recyclers | CHCC Central Region Chair
Jolynn Vallejo, GlobalSF
Sam Driggers, Global Frontiers (Moderator)

 

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS
Stockton Arena
Community Programs that Add Value to Chamber Membership
Throughout the state, Chambers of Commerce and business organizations are reinventing concepts to attract members with programs that add value to local business. Chamber professionals will provide examples of how programs have been revitalized, re-thought or rebranded to open new channels for revenue generation and help businesses succeed.

Frank Ferral, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Pat Patrick, Lodi District Chamber of Commerce
Wes Rhea, Visit Stockton
Jay Tamsi, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | CHCC Central Region Director
Dave Kilby, California Chamber of Commerce | Western Association of Chamber Executives (Moderator)

 

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
MATCHMAKING – SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT
Stockton Arena – RECORD PRESS CLUB
Procurement Matchmaking
Small and diverse businesses are innovative, nimble and cost-efficient, which means as contractors they have much to offer large corporations. Procurement matchmaking sessions are designed to help Hispanic and Diverse Business Owners (HDBO) connect with participating corporations to gain contracts or engage in new business opportunities. The CHCC Business Matchmaking Sessions facilitates one-on-one meetings with procurement officials from industries ranging from energy, telecom, financial services and more.

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Blue Shield of California
Stockton Arena
Workshop Brought to you by Blue Shield of California

Karen Clark, Blue Shield of California

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS & SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena
Employment & Tax Guidelines for Growing Companies & Non-Profits
Think hard: Is that Employment Law poster in your office breakroom up to date for 2019? Workplace and employment laws change yearly—as do tax and accounting regulations. Hear about the latest laws, regulations and practices for nonprofits and businesses.

Lisa Blanco Jimenez, Neumiller & Beardslee Attorneys and Counselors | San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Anita Cornman, A.G. Spanos Companies | San Joaquin Society for Human Resources Management (SJSHRM)
Vida Thomas, Stoel Rives | San Joaquin Society for Human Resources Management (SJSHRM)
Ken Macias, Macias Consulting Group, Inc. | California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (Moderator)

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT
Stockton Arena
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Contracting
Winning a contract from a government agency or other organization can be a rewarding experience—or not! Business owners on this panel will have a personal perspective on the challenges of getting a contract and fulfilling it —and how building lasting relationships with clients is the game-changer.

Sergio Campos, Custom Couture
Ray Galvan, RG Pacific LLC
Lawrence Garcia, Ameriguard Security
Fred Sotelo, XTECA
Jose Plascencia, Allstate Kings Canyon Insurance Group | CHCCF Board Director (Moderator)

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: INTERNATIONAL TRADE
UPWH, Ballroom 1
Free Trade in the Americas: A Status Update
Trade agreements among Northern and Central America are in flux. NAFTA is dead, replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Is the Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) next on the chopping block? International trade experts will bring you up to date.

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, BALLROOM 2
Reboot Your Brand: Give Your Business a Marketing Makeover
Desktop publishing revolutionized printing, now social media is super-charged marketing. Reinventing your business brand is now easier and quicker than ever. This workshop will discuss strategies to rebrand your company and leverage your social media and online presence.

BeNeca Griffin, Moments of Focus LLC.
Daniel Menchaca, Code Stack Academy
Erich Rau, Code Stack Academy
Jason Roth, Golden State Restaurant Group | San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Veronica Corona, CM Cleaning Solutions | CHCC Southern Region Chair (Moderator)

 

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Transportation to International Trade Evening Reception
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
Transportation to International Trade Evening Reception
Meet in front of the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel promptly beginning at 6:30 PM for transportation to the reception site.

 

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The Port of Stockton’s International Trade Reception at the Lindley House
Lindley House, Port of Stockton
The Port of Stockton’s International Trade Reception at the Lindley House
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the CHCC 40th Annual Statewide Convention. Enjoy heavy appetizers and beverages on the beautiful grounds of the Port of Stockton’s historic commander’s residence, the Lindley House. Take in the sights as the sun sets over the Delta channel and prepare yourself because this reception will end with a bang! Please note; this event is mostly outside on grass and concrete; wedge heels or flats are recommended. Stockton is typically hot in August, head and eye protection is encouraged. Attire is summer-appropriate, business casual.

 

9:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Returning Bus Transportation
Lindley House, Port of Stockton

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Chamber Awards Breakfast
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, COURTYARD
Chamber Leaders Awards Breakfast
The CHCC will host its first ever “Chamber Leaders Awards Breakfast” celebrating the best in the business. Join us as we recognize some of California’s most influential business and civic leaders for their exceptional achievements and contributions to the Latino business community. Please note; this event will be held outside, eye protection is recommended. Attire is business casual.

 

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
THE PITCH PREP SESSION & BOOT CAMP
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, BALLROOM 1
The ¡Pitchazo! Competition Boot Camp
The ¡Pitchazo!, sponsored by Bank of America, is a fast-paced venture pitching competition that leverages the massive amount of energy and support for startups working to change old business models. Twelve (12) businesses were pre-selected to learn from industry expert coaches in an intensive bootcamp session where their presentations are judged. Later, the top five (5) small and micro businesses will advance to the final round at the Stockton Arena to compete and pitch their businesses to judges and the audience who will help determine the winner. The Boot Camp is an exclusive invitation-only event.

 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
WORKSHOP: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 1
The Potential of Opportunity Zones: How to Leverage and Create Community Benefit
In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which included the Opportunity Zone (OZ) tax incentive meant to spur economic development in communities lacking access to capital. The zones selected throughout California broadly fulfill the spirit of the incentive, targeting areas that were more economically distressed, and provide a national model. Since the Internal Revenue Service announced new regulations, local changemakers are seeking guidance on how to capitalize on the incentive. This panel discussion will focus on strategies changemakers can implement to ensure investments yield the maximum benefit for communities, what types of OZ projects drive investor interest, and how OZ’s are sparking innovation in California.

 

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
BUSINESS EXPO
Stockton Arena – CONCOURSE
CHCC Business Expo

 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 2
The SBDC Advantage: How Chambers Can Work Together to Benefit Members
Savvy chambers use Small Development Business Centers to bolster service and business intelligence for their members. And for good reason: Entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses receive no-cost, one-on-one counseling, at-cost trainings, and other resources from SBDCs. Your members can access business planning, capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade and much more via the SBDC. This panel will detail how chambers leverage what the centers offer to Chambers and their members.

 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 3
The Business of Philanthropy: Partnerships That Benefit the Community
Building relationships between businesses and charitable organizations can be beneficial for both parties in ways not always anticipated. These partnerships can lead to corporate social responsibility goals, employee satisfaction, marketing, tangible resources and even increased sales. During this discussion you’ll hear from charitable organizations benefiting the Latino community throughout California and how they partner with local businesses.

 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 4
A Workforce for Today: Agencies Breaking Barriers to Train New Employees
Here in San Joaquin County, public/private partnerships are driving forward-leaning programs to train vitally needed workers. The JobRedi Foundation offers paid internships with top-ranking companies for students who have overcome tough times, Codestack Academy offers training at a fraction of the normal cost, Delta College has a special campus with certificate programs for job training and hands-on computer science learning, and San Joaquin County Worknet is unveiling a new apprenticeship program that addresses high school students and the incumbent worker.

 

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS & CHAMBER LEADERS TRAINING
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, BALLROOM 2
Disputes Don’t Have to Be Deal-Breakers: Learn the “3 Practices” for Resolving Conflicts with Safety, Clarity, and Understanding
Conflict, accusations and vitriolic rhetoric are all around us. How do we navigate the complexities of conflict in our businesses and communities when differences large and small threaten to break down relationships and organizations? American Leadership Forum – Great Valley Chapter successfully brings together diverse people with different viewpoints, breaking the cycle of conflict with a new approach. In this session you’ll experience a real and unscripted diverse circle of businesspeople exploring the complexities of addressing misunderstandings, disagreements, disputes and conflicts, using a breakthrough model of discussion. The takeaway is a simple toolkit for crossing the difference divide in the communities where we work and live.

 

11:00AM – 12:00 PM
WORKSHOP: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 1
Local Strategies to Make the Most of Opportunity Zones
The City of Stockton, with the guidance of Accelerator for America, developed a strategic plan to market specific Opportunity Zone projects and initiatives throughout the City. This case study is an example of how cities can showcase several priority projects and how to attract funders. Prepared “shovel-ready” projects can drive investor interest and thoughtful policymaking at the local level can separate your prospectus from the pack. This panel discussion will focus on how the Opportunity Zones are benefiting Stockton.

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WORKSHOP: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 2
Law Enforcement Programs That Connect Communities
Across the state, new efforts aim to solve serious urban problems: mentoring youths prone to gun violence, providing a business tax credit for hiring high-risk youth, and ready-to-work programs that help people experiencing homelessness prepared for a job. In this panel, we will discuss how our communities and businesses can make a positive impact.

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 3
Crafting a Value Proposition with an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Your value proposition is the foundation of your marketing. It gives customers a compelling reason to do business with you, showing them why they need you. A strong value proposition will set your company apart from the competition. Learn the steps you can take to craft the most important part of your marketing copy.

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS & SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 4
Civic Service: Making the Decision to Run for Office
Becoming a candidate for an elected office means understanding the impact a campaign will have on your career, business, family and finances. Campaign experts will describe the nitty-gritty and the rewards of running for office.

 

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
GENERAL SESSION & LUNCH
Stockton Arena – ARENA FLOOR
Re-Inventing California’s Communities: A Mayor’s Bold Plans For Change And A City On The Rise

 

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
THE PITCH COMPETITION
Stockton Arena – THE RECORD PRESS CLUB
The ¡Pitchazo! Competition
The ¡Pitchazo!, sponsored by Bank of America, is a fast-paced venture pitching competition that leverages the massive amount of energy and support for startups working to change old business models. Twelve (12) businesses were narrowed to five (5) during an intensive bootcamp session where their presentations were judged. Now, these micro businesses advance to the final round at Stockton Arena to compete and pitch their businesses. Both the judges and audience will determine who wins the $5,000 prize.

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 1
Sow the Seeds of Change: Diverse Communities Addressing Entrepreneurial Needs
Now more than ever, “forward-thinking entrepreneurs and innovators” are aspiring to launch their products to market, but many lack the resources to develop and scale their ideas. This panel will look at the creative programs that are assisting start-ups and small business growth while promoting a positive community impact. La Cocina in San Francisco and Stockton Community Kitchen are food-based incubators that provide access and resources to disadvantaged populations in their regions. Hear more about how these programs are inspiring participants to create culturally diverse and delicious food while achieving the success of owning a business.

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 2
The Link Between Housing & Health
This panel will explore specific successful and promising models of affordable and accessible housing paired with programs and services that improve the health and quality of life for disadvantaged and at-risk community bases.

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 3
Chamber Fundraising: Value-Add Services For Your Members
Non-dues chamber income can come from affinity programs, fee-for-services and education that are valued by members. Fundraising and chamber experts will detail how to make and find more income. You will also hear from rising stars who are developing new chamber practices.

 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
CAPS PRESENTATION
Stockton Arena – THE RECORD PRESS CLUB
CAPS Presentation: The 2020 Census
In 2004, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce launched the first Creating A Pathway to Success (CAPS) program. This annual fellowship is an intensive 6 month training that provides real-world skills for young professionals, such as interview skills, etiquette for professional gatherings, networking, and learning about optimizing personal strengths. Each year the CAPS participants present a project at the convention on an issue that is impacting Californians’ lives.

 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 1
Financial Assistance & Incentive Programs that Benefit Small Business
State, local and regional programs can help small businesses become more efficient. This panel will focus on programs that offer financial assistance in the form of grants and loans to improve a local business as well as tax credits or other incentives for making energy efficient upgrades. These programs also offer free or low-cost technical assistance to help business owners conduct audits and implement efficient technologies.

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 4
Taking Stock California’s Cannabis and Hemp Industries
The Cannabis and Hemp industries are blossoming, and select locales are approving businesses while the state continues to expand opportunities. A panel of industry leaders will discuss current trends in business and policy that are shaping the industry. In this fast-growing business there is a niche for creative thinkers.

 

3:15PM – 4:15 PM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 2
Chamber Membership: Grow, Connect & Retain!
It’s called the “Value Proposition” or the WIFIM: What’s In It For Me? Chambers that meet members’ needs and evolve as the economy and their community change will find recruiting and retaining members easier. Chamber leaders share how it’s done.

 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 3
How to Make Outsourcing Work for Your Business
Outsourcing can either be a big advantage or a big drag for your business – how can you ensure outsourcing is working for you? Outsourcing pressures can be intense for small business and start-ups, but these relationships have genuine potential to propel your business forward.

 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MILLENNIALS RECEPTION
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, Courtyard
Millennial Party Under the Stars
A celebration for our community’s future. Hispanic millennials are the youngest, major ethnic group in California and across the U.S. Party Under the Stars is an evening reception overlooking beautiful Stockton in the sleek courtyard at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. Enjoy heavy appetizers and cocktails while lounging at the firepits or dancing to the sounds of the DJ against the hip backdrop of the hotel. Please note; this event is outside on turf; wedge heels or flats are recommended. White attire is encouraged.

7:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Continental Breakfast
Stockton Arena – LOBBY

7:00 AM – 9:45 AM
ELECTION REGISTRATION
Stockton Arena – LOBBY
ELECTION DELEGATES REGISTRATION

 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
REGION ELECTIONS
Stockton Arena
REGIONAL MEETINGS & ELECTIONS

 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
WORKSHOP: LATINAS IN BUSINESS
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 2
Next Level Finance: How Latinas Can Build Wealth & Achieve Financial Wellness
You have a great career and now it’s time to plan for your future. Invest and make your money work as hard as you do. This investment strategy workshop is focused on women and options to build wealth long term.

 

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
WORKSHOP: CAPS
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 3
Elevating the C-Suite Bar: Latinas in Energy
Latinas are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States. However, they are disproportionately represented in more highly compensated professional and leadership roles. Our panel of Latina energy experts will discuss advances in the industry, increasing executive diversity, and changing the face of oil and gas in California as we know it.

 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
STATE ELECTIONS
Stockton Arena
CHCC STATEWIDE ELECTIONS

 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
BUSINESS EXPO
Stockton Arena – CONCOURSE

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
ANNUAL CHCC MEETING
Stockton Arena – THE RECORD PRESS CLUB
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: CHCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The CHCC Annual Membership Meeting with the board of directors is open to all, and members are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Latina Empresaria Luncheon
Stockton Arena, ARENA FLOOR
Latina Empresaria Luncheon
Brought to you by Wells Fargo

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 1
Tools to Scale Your Small Business
Brought to you by Bank of America

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 2
Managing Millennials: How To Attract, Train and Retain this New Generation of Workers By 2020, Millennials will comprise half of the U.S. workforce. Born between 1981 and 1996, they value workplaces that are collaborative, creative, diverse, innovative and flexible. Human resource experts will offer methods to attract, train and retain these modern employees who hope to be the next great generation and lead a positive social and economic impact for the world.

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: CHAMBER LEADERS
Stockton Arena – BREAKOUT RM 3
CHCC Legislative Briefing
Every year the CHCC Board of Directors adopts an annual legislative agenda; a set of issues and positions the chamber will advocate on for its members at a federal, state, and local level. Attend this session and hear from the CHCC’s pro-bono advocates and political insiders on the issues the Chamber is championing in Sacramento and Washington D.C.

 

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
CHAIRMAN’S RECEPTION
TBD
Join the CHCC Board of Directors as they celebrate the new incoming Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. Enjoy appetizers and a cocktail hour before the festivities of the Gala begin. Formal or black-tie attire is highly recommended.

 

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CHCC Annual Awards Gala
Stockton Arena, ARENA FLOOR
The CHCC Annual Awards and Gala is the year’s most anticipated even to celebrate our business members, valued partners and champions of the Latino community. Join us for a delicious multi-course dinner and celebrate the closing ceremony to the convention with live music immediately following the program at the Stockton Arena. Formal or black-tie attire is highly recommended.

HOTEL OPTIONS

The University Plaza Waterfront Hotel – Event Hotel

The University Plaza Waterfront Hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of Downtown Stockton. The grandeur of the luxury hotel in the heart of Stockton coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience during your Stockton vacation. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury Stockton hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century. Each of the Waterfront hotel’s spacious guestrooms and suites have been nautically updated including flat screen TVs, pillow top king beds, and MP3 docking stations.

Centrally located, this luxury Stockton hotel is a short drive from the bustling Downtown, Miracle Mile District, Waterfront Marina, and University of the Pacific.

BOOKING DETAILS

• A new window will open to the “Waterfront Hotel” calendar booking page
• The days for the convention will be blacked out, DO NOT EXIT OR RELOAD THE SITE
• Scroll to the bottom and select the “ADD CODE” drop down menu
• Next select the “Discount Code” drop down menu and change it to “GROUP ATTENDEE”
• Enter the “CHCC” discount code in the second box under “Group Attendee” – Code: CHCC
• A new window will pop up, please click the orange “SELECT & GO TO THE NEXT STEP” button
• The week of the convention will be available for hotel reservation
• Select your CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT dates ONLY, the website will fill in the dates in between
• Scroll to the bottom and click the orange “CONFIRM DATES OF STAY” button
• Next select your room type, then fill out your guest and payment information

Hilton Stockton

Welcome to our Hilton Stockton hotel, centrally located off I-5 in the San Joaquin Valley. Enjoy proximity to Stockton Arena convention center, University of the Pacific, and the business and commercial districts of Stockton, CA. You’ll find a great range of amenities, including event and exhibit space, fresh on-site dining options and, of course, comfortable rooms and suites.

GETTING TO THE CONVENTION

Air and ground travel options to and from this years convention.

United Airlines Route – LAX to Stockton

United Airlines will be starting a new route from LAX International to Stockton Metropolitan Airport.

On Monday, August 19, Chairman Montes and several CHCC Board Members will be traveling on the plane. We would love to see fully packed flight with Convention attendees to support this new air service to Stockton.

Lyft is the exclusive rideshare provider at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport.

Amtrak Train Services

Stockton has daily rail passenger service. Amtrak’s “San Joaquins” train stretches from Sacramento to Bakersfield and provides several daily north and southbound stops in Stockton at the San Joaquin Street Station (SKN) and the Robert Cabral Station (SKT).

Save 50% on your Amtrak San Joaquins ticket by using the promo code V784 when booking.

Offer is good for reservations from August 19th – August 25th

ACE Train Services – Bay Area

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE Train) provides weekday service to and from Silicon Valley and San Jose International Airport (SJC).