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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.

MEMBERS & AFFILIATES

SONOMA

Known as the birthplace of wine in California, and the location where California was born as one of the United States, Sonoma Valley is the premier destination for wine, food, arts, culture and lifestyle. Blending the old with the new, visitors can find 100+ world-class wineries, gourmet farm-to-table restaurants, historical landmarks, luxury spas, gorgeous places to stay and a plethora of regional and state parks for outdoor adventure. Sonoma Valley is also home to eclectic art galleries and shops, beautiful hiking trails, craft breweries, artisan cheese shops and a dynamic event and festival community. Sonoma Valley is home to the authentic towns of Sonoma, the Springs, Glen Ellen and Kenwood, each boasting a rich heritage and unique lifestyle. Whether you are visiting for a romantic weekend, spa treatment, wine tasting, or exploring the parks with your family, Sonoma Valley offers something for all ages to enjoy. The quintessential feel of Sonoma can be found perusing the shops, restaurants, tasting rooms and galleries around the historic Sonoma Plaza, the hub of Sonoma Valley exploration. The plaza, the largest in California, hosts all kinds of events and farmers markets. Its eight-acre area is also the perfect place for a picnic or a relaxing afternoon. Walk and talk amongst local winemakers and restaurateurs as you discover your Sonoma lifestyle.

2017 CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Convention Co-Chair

Raul Hernandez

Hood & Strong LLP (Chair Northern Region)

Convention Co-Chair

Jenny Chamberlain

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County

Corporate Co-Chair

David Damian Figueroa

Frontier Communications

Corporate Co-Chair

Richard Montañez

PepsiCo – Executive VP of Multicultural Sales

Members

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 Secretary

Julio Baisa

Northern Region Director

Carlos Solórzano

HCCSF

Marcos Suarez

Sonoma County Economic Development Board, CHCC Staff

International Initiative Subcommittee

Co-Chair

Carlos Solórzano

HCCSF

Co-Chair

Manny Serrano

Green Holdings Co./MJRX Corp

Julio Baisa

Northern Region Director

Millennials & Innovation Subcommittee

Co-Chair

Liza Sosa

Skyrocket

Co-Chair

Tiq Chapa

Latino Business Action Network

Sandra Beaton

Beaton Global Connections

Latina Initiative Subcommittee

Co-Chair

Sonia Hassey

Women Inspired Network and Destiny Women Global

Co-Chair

Rosie “The Closer” Zepeda

Latina Success Network

Maria Urena

King Automotive Services

Lucy Hernandez

Lucy Hernandez Consulting

Gabriela Sapp

Equitable Growth Solutions Inc.

Veronica Corona

CM Cleaning Solutions, Inc.

Procurement Initiative Subcommittee

Chair

Gilbert Buchanan

Buchanan & Associates

Chamber Leadership Subcommittee

Chair

Dr. Judy Castro

JFK University

CAPS Subcommittee

Bernedette Medrano

CHCC Foundation Secretary

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