USHCC Announces Visa as 2013 Legislative Summit Corporate Chair

WASHINGTON,, Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced Visa Inc. as the Corporate Chair of its upcoming 23rd Annual Legislative Summit, slated for March 18-20, 2013, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The annual event – a forum to address legislative and policy issues important to the growth and expansion of America's small business community – will draw upon Visa's exemplary commitment to helping small and minority-owned firms grow.

"Over the past several years, Visa has been one of the USHCC's strongest corporate partners," said Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO. "By providing a safe payments network for Hispanic-owned businesses, as well as savings opportunities that allow entrepreneurs to grow and create jobs, Visa's successful small business initiatives will translate into thoughtful, relevant advocacy at the Legislative Summit."

Since the start of a strategic alliance with the USHCC, Visa has provided local Hispanic chambers and their members with effective tools for growth. Businesses within the USHCC network are now able to receive guaranteed payments and greater risk management protection, while also providing more efficient point-of-sale experiences for their customers, through the use of Visa's innovative small business products.

"As we bring together the people and policy experts that affect not only the small business community, but help command the strength and prowess of the American work force, the USHCC recognizes Visa for sharing the resources and knowledge to make meaningful contributions within the Hispanic business community," said USHCC Chairman Marc Rodriguez. "We are delighted to have Visa on board as the 2013 Legislative Summit Corporate Chair."

The USHCC Annual Legislative Summit is attended each year by hundreds of chamber executives, Hispanic business owners, Fortune 500 corporate representatives and leaders in federal and state government, as well as elected officials and members of the Administration. The Summit features several meal events, receptions, workshops and Congressional meetings focused on pertinent issues facing American small businesses.

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About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Andres Pena 202-715-0474Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce