Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera and Mayor Gimenez Headline USHCC Foundation Reception

WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce Florida Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez will be speaking at the USHCC Foundation's "Celebrating America's Business Future Reception" on July 13, 2015 at the 1 Hotel South Beach. Over 300 Hispanic business, community and political leaders are expected to attend the reception, including Miami-Dade College President Dr. Eduardo Padron and Florida International University representatives.

Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera will be addressing business leaders in anticipation of his senate race announcement for Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio's highly contested seat. Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera, a Cuban-American from South Florida, previously served as a Florida House member and Miami-Dade County's property appraiser.

Mayor Gimenez will be presenting the USHCC with the Key to the County, officially welcoming the association to Miami for its 2016 National Convention, which will take place the week before the 2016 presidential election. The annual convention is a premier event for America's small business community, convening thousands of Hispanic entrepreneurs, national and international corporate executives, top government officials, and representatives from local chambers and business associations throughout the country.

"There are nearly a quarter of a million Hispanic-owned businesses in Miami, with over 1.6 million residents of Miami-Dade County identifying as Hispanic," said USHCC & USHCC Foundation President Javier Palomarez. "They are not only job creators, taxpayers, and political donors but also voters with a crucial role in the upcoming election cycle. We look forward to celebrating the success of our nation's Hispanic business community in a state that will play a significant role in electing our next president."

The USHCC Foundation's Chamber Training Institute will commence the day following the reception, empowering chambers leaders from all minority communities to help them continue as engines of economic growth. The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation's Chamber Training Institute is an executive-level training provided by the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

"The USHCC Foundation focuses on equipping tomorrow's entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to lead thriving businesses, create American jobs, enrich local communities and reach their full potential as prospering professionals," USHCC Foundation Chairman Nina Vaca said. "I'm delighted to hold our reception in Miami with the presence of Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera, Mayor Gimenez and others. It's a pleasure to see the overwhelming support for America's small business community."

When: July 13, 2015
7 to 9 pm

Where: 1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations.

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About the USHCC Foundation

The USHCC Foundation is the philanthropic and educational arm of the USHCC. The mission of the USHCC Foundation is to enrich experiences of current and future leaders in the world of business through life-long learning and support. The Foundation's initiatives awaken and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, support business growth, strengthen local chambers and foster leaders. Visit

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