California’s 815,000 Hispanic-owned businesses generate over 98 billion dollars in annual revenue and employ more than half million people. Hispanic small businesses are the backbone of California’s economic and political prosperity. This is 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 20-23, 2019 for the 40th Annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Statewide Convention in Stockton.

Convention Kickoff Celebration
  • Date

    Friday, June 21st, 2019

  • Time

    5:30PM to 10:00PM

  • Location

    Stockton, CA

Requests for Proposals (RFP)
  • Submission of Proposals

    Proposals submitted by minority-owned or small business entities are preferred. Proof of membership with a regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be required to finalize contract acceptance.

  • Key Decision Factors

    • Previous experience promoting corporate events.
    • Ability of vendor to provide high level of service.
    • Incomplete and/or late responses will not be considered.
  • Terms and Conditions

    • The CHCC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to further negotiate with one or more vendors. The awarded will solely be based on the best interests of the CHCC.
    • Vendor will thoroughly state any exceptions, non-compliance, conflict of interest, or variation to previous specifications.
    • Vendor is responsible for any permits required for their part of the event.
    • The CHCC is not responsible for any costs incurred in the preparation of the proposal.
    • “Customer Acceptance” shall consist of a subsequent signed document establishing agreement of customer acceptance.
  • All proposals, correspondence, and requests are to be submitted to:

    California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
    ATTN: Laura Cabanero
    1510 J Street, #110
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    and emailed to laura@cahcc.com

Chamber Awards Application
Here’s your chance to shine in the limelight! Showcase your chamber, your members, and/or your organization’s leadership.

Let everyone know what a difference your local network has made for the Hispanic business community this year.

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) Annual Awards pays tribute to the achievements which made a measurable impact upon the economic development of our Hispanic communities.

All CHCC Chamber/Affiliate members in good standing are encouraged to submit nominations for our annual awards.

Deadline for ALL Award Applications is Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM (PST).
Awardees will be announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Categories:
  • Chamber of the Year – Recognizes a Hispanic Chamber/Affiliate for their work in leading the advancement of Hispanic small businesses and the communities they serve. The award recognizes excellence in operations, member services, and community leadership.
  • Chamber Executive of the Year – Recognizes an outstanding chamber leader who exemplifies the highest level of professionalism, passion, and drive towards supporting Hispanic small businesses.
  • Corporate Partner of the Year – Recognizes a corporate partner that has been a champion for small businesses, Hispanic Chamber, and the Latino community in California. A true partner to the mission, vision, and purpose of the CHCC.
  • Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame – Recognizes a successful woman in Business in the Central Region. An Empresaria has built a successful career and has created a pathway for new generations.
  • Minerva Empresaria – Recognizes a businesswoman who empowers others by leading with wisdom, and passion. A Minerva is recognized by her passionate spirit, community involvement, and business excellence.
  • Pioneer Empresaria – Recognizes a woman whom has initiated, developed, applied or has led the way to innovative methods in business. A Pioneer is recognized for her wiliness to accept risk by seizing opportunities that continues to impact future generations, her industry, and community.
  • Rising Star Empresaria – Recognizes an emerging business woman under 35 years of age who embodies the future Latina businesswoman. A Rising Star inspires others and has significantly exceeded the expectations in her industry and community.
  • Central Region Business Award Recognizes an exemplary Hispanic small business in the Central Region that makes significant contributions to the advancement of our communities.
  • Northern Region Business Award – Recognizes an exemplary Hispanic small business in the Northern Region that makes significant contributions to the advancement of our communities.
  • Southern Region Business Award – Recognizes an exemplary Hispanic small business in the Southern Region that makes significant contributions to the advancement of our communities.
  • Inland Empire Region Business Award – Recognizes an exemplary Hispanic small business in the Inland Empire Region that makes significant contributions to the advancement of our communities.
  • Hispanic Shark of the Year – Recognizes a successful Hispanic angel investor who promotes and supports emerging Hispanic business enterprises. A visionary with exceptional business accruement who transforms industries, innovation, and business practices.
  • Oscar De La Hoya Entrepreneurship & Community Excellence – Recognizes a millennial Hispanic leader who exemplifies the tenacious spirit and life of the iconic boxer. This award was renamed in 2017 to honor the distinguished career of Oscar De La Hoya.
  • CHCC Veterans Award – Recognizes a Latino veteran or service-disabled, veteran-owned small business owner who has contributed to the economy and made a significant difference in his/her community by promoting a sense of duty, volunteerism and an appreciation of country, democracy, and freedom.
  • John Aguilar Procurement Achievement Award – Recognizes a small business (or representative) that inspires, motivates, and affects advancements in procurement practices and demonstrates high ethical standards and leadership in the Hispanic business community. This award was renamed in 2008 to honor the life of former CHCC board member John Aguilar, founder of Vernon Transportation Company.

Entries will be judged on, but not limited against the following criterion:

  • Demonstrates excellence in their business or profession.
  • Business accomplishments including: special recognition or projects, length of time in business and demonstrated leadership.
  • Chamber of Commerce activity including: serving on committees and the board of directors, serving as a volunteer at an event, being a sponsor or partner with a particular program or service.
  • Demonstrates leadership, integrity, and the entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Exceptional background, expertise, and experience.
  • Exemplary contributions to the economy and community.
  • Exhibits initiative and creativity.
  • Embodiment of the convention theme: Reinvent Opportunities.

Who will be considered?

  • All current CHCC members in “Good Standing,” which includes:
    • Local Hispanic Chambers, Affiliates, and their membership
    • Corporate Partners
    • Trade/Business Strategic Partner Associations.
  • Active legal operating status with ALL regulatory government agencies.
  • No moral, legal, or ethical conflicts that can, and/or will, compromise the CHCC.

All awardees must be available on May 4, May 5, or August 20, 2019 in Stockton, CA for a photography and videography session. The purpose of this session is to ensure that the CHCC Convention Committee and CHCC Staff are equipped with professional images of all the awardees for convention marketing efforts. Awardees must also agree to receive their award in-person at the 2019 CHCC Annual Convention, August 21-23, 2019 in Stockton. Awardees who are unavailable on these dates may be deemed ineligible to receive their award.

Evaluation Criterion:

Entries will be judged on, but not limited against the following criterion:

  • Demonstrates excellence in their business or profession.
  • Business accomplishments including: special recognition or projects, length of time in business and demonstrated leadership.
  • Chamber of Commerce activity including: serving on committees and the board of directors, serving as a volunteer at an event, being a sponsor or partner with a particular program or service.
  • Demonstrates leadership, integrity, and the entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Exceptional background, expertise, and experience.
  • Exemplary contributions to the economy and community.
  • Exhibits initiative and creativity.
  • Embodiment of the convention theme: Reinvent Opportunities.
Criteria for Eligibility:

Who will be considered?

  • All current CHCC members in “Good Standing,” which includes:
    • Local Hispanic Chambers, Affiliates, and their membership
    • Corporate Partners
    • Trade/Business Strategic Partner Associations.
  • Active legal operating status with ALL regulatory government agencies.
  • No moral, legal, or ethical conflicts that can, and/or will, compromise the CHCC.
Mandatory Attendance Dates:

All awardees must be available on May 4, May 5, or August 20, 2019 in Stockton, CA for a photography and videography session. The purpose of this session is to ensure that the CHCC Convention Committee and CHCC Staff are equipped with professional images of all the awardees for convention marketing efforts. Awardees must also agree to receive their award in-person at the 2019 CHCC Annual Convention, August 21-23, 2019 in Stockton. Awardees who are unavailable on these dates may be deemed ineligible to receive their award.

Travel & Hotels

TRAVELING TO STOCKTON

Getting to Stockton is easy and convenient for CHCC Convention attendees! Stockton is centrally located in Northern California, just 60 miles south of the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and 60 miles east of Oakland International Airport (OAK). Stockton has direct access to the I-5 freeway system and CA Highway 99.

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

Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK) provides direct passenger service into Stockton! Allegiant Airlines provides flights from Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa and San Diego. United Airlines has also recently announced twice daily trips to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning August 16, 2019. Lyft ride share service can be accessed at the airport to transport you to the hotel, and there are also rental car services available.

For more information on local travel resources please click on the links below:

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce negotiated room rates exclusively for attendees of the 2019 Annual Statewide Convention in Stockton. Booking online through the link below is the fastest and easiest way to reserve your hotel room.

The official on-site convention hotel is:

University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 W Fremont St
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 944 – 1140
Group Code: CHCC

Additionally, the CHCC has negotiated an exclusive rate at an off-site hotel location:

Hilton Stockton
2323 Grand Canal Blvd
Stockton, CA 95207
800-445-8667
Group Code: CHCC
Reservations