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Sonoma County Becomes First-Time Host of 38th Annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) Statewide Convention

Being selected for this significant event is a testament to the economic and social impact Sonoma County’s businesses, notably over 4000 Hispanic-owned ones, are making on a local and statewide level.

For the first time in its history, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) will hold its annual convention in Sonoma County, attracting over 3,000 entrepreneurs, small business advocates, corporate representatives, community leaders and government officials from across the state.

“We are honored to have the convention here in Sonoma County,” said Jenny Chamberlain, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County. “Being selected for this significant event is a testament to the economic and social impact Sonoma County’s businesses, notably over 4000 Hispanic-owned ones, are making on a local and statewide level.”

The 2017 CHCC Convention theme is Building Bridges for a Stronger Tomorrow and it will take place August 24-25 at the DoubleTree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park.

“Our theme refers to how Hispanic businesses across the state serve as bridges for the economic prosperity of California,” stated Frank Montes, Chairman of the CHCC Board. “We believe in empowering our regional chambers and small businesses to serve as pillars in our communities, paving the path for the generations to come and for opportunities to be opened.”

After a polarizing 2014-2016 U.S. presidential campaign period, where Hispanics’ economic and social contributions were questioned, it is vital to note that in addition to Sonoma County’s more than 4,000 Hispanic-owned businesses, its aggregate Hispanic household income is $2 billion with $307 million in disposable income. As well, California has over 815,000…

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