WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Washington metropolitan area has experienced an increase in the total of Hispanic owned businesses, setting the region as the fourth fastest growing Hispanic market in the country. This impressive increase provides unique opportunities for business owners, federal agencies, as well as corporations to be an integral part of a determinant and prominent business aggregate.
In response to the surge of Hispanic businesses and their impact in the growth of the Washington area's economy, on April 2nd the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) will once again host its Fourth Annual Business Expo: Connections, Opportunities and Growth. The Expo is Washington's Hispanic business community premier event to create strategic alliances with participating government agencies, corporations, embassies, non-profits, small businesses, and local Hispanic community members.
Throughout the day, the Expo will offer panels and business development activities designed to guide participants in securing government and corporate procurement contracts, promoting their own businesses, doing business overseas, and more.
|What||GWHCC 4th Annual Business Expo|
|Who||Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton|
|Congressman Robert Garcia|
|Congressman Albert J. Wynn|
|DC Mayor, Vincent Gray|
|DC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Beatriz Otero|
|DC Councilmember At-Large – Vincent Orange|
|DC Councilmember At-Large Anita Bonds|
|DC Council At-Large David Grosso|
|Ward 2 DC Councilmember Jack Evans|
|MD Lt. Governor, Anthony Brown|
|DC DHCD Director, Michael Kelly|
|Director for the DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, Roxana Olivas|
|MBDA National Deputy Director, Alejandra Castillo|
|SBA, Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership, Ana Harvey|
|VA Delegate Mark Sickles|
|VA Delegate Alfonso Lopez|
|DC Economic Partnership Director, Keith Sellars|
|Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Angela Franco|
|Master of Ceremony- ABC7/WJLA News Anchor Scott Thuman|
|When||Tuesday, April 2nd|
|8:00am||Media Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00am||Ribbon Cutting Ceremony|
|10:30am||Doing Business with Governments of DC, VA and MD|
|11:35pm||Government Contracting and Procurement Opportunities|
|1:30pm||The Million Dollar Club|
|2:35pm||Certification Opportunities within Corporate America|
|3:40pm||International Investment Opportunities|
|3:00pm||Business Matchmaking Sessions - Click here to register|
|Where||Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Ballrooms A&B|
|801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001|
|Located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place.|
|Metro Access via Green/Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square – 7th Street Convention Center.|
About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Greater Washington metropolitan area by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education, and access to capital. The Chamber was founded in 1976 and is 501(C) 6 nonprofit. For additional information visit our website www.gwhcc.org.
Sponsors supporting the Expo include: Presenting Sponsors – Erie Insurance, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, El Zol 107.9 FM; Gold Sponsor – Telemundo Washington, Events DC; Silver Sponsor – American Airlines, DiReggio Advertising; Breakfast Sponsor – Aetna; Internet Café Sponsors – Verizon, Verizon Wireless; Lanyard Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Media Sponsors – Washington Business Journal, El Tiempo Latino, La Nueva 87.7 FM, Tele El Salvador, VOXXI, Radio America 1540 AM, Romantica 900 AM, Entravision/Univision, Latin Opinion; Washington Hispanic, Eventos VIP Pass, Vega Pages; Sign Sponsor – Gerlberg Signs; Business Reception: Comcast, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC); Workforce Row Sponsor – National Children's Center; Business Matchmaking Sponsor –My Business Matches, Dynamic-Pro Inc., John Marshall Bank; Corporate Sponsors – Carefirst, State Farm Insurance, Aeromexico, BB&T, Capital One Bank, Sam's Club, Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm, Doyle, PC, Double R Productions;; Coffee Sponsor – Mayorga Coffee. Restaurants partners include B. Smith's Restaurant, Minute Catering, Taberna del Alabardero, Aji Dulce Catering, and Cuba Libre. Partner organizations include DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Washington DC Economic Partnership, Department of Economic Development of Montgomery County, DC Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), TMNcorp, the Latino Coalition and Leadership Greater Washington.
CONTACT: Pamela Nieto 202 340 5157 email@example.com
Source:Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce