The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today that Wells Fargo will be the Title Sponsor for its Annual Convention as the organization marks its 35th year.
The convention, to be held from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16 in Oakland, will convene with a theme of A Legacy of Latino Leadership: Building America’s Business Future showcase Latino businesses. The event will give attendees excellent networking opportunities, chances to connect with major businesses and government agencies and learn how to accelerate growth in their businesses.
Wells Fargo has loaned more money to creditworthy small businesses than any other bank for 10 years running. Since 1997, Wells Fargo has loaned more than $6.1 billion to Latino business owners.
“Our efforts to support hundreds of thousands of Latino businesses are not possible without the support of key partners like Wells Fargo,” said Ernie Gutierrez, Chairman of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors. “We appreciate Wells Fargo’s commitment to the Latino community and their support of small businesses throughout California.”
“Wells Fargo wants to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, stay competitive, contribute to the economy and create jobs,” said Jim Foley, Greater Bay Area president for Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is proud to be part of this year’s convention and at the forefront of efforts to support and expand the number of Hispanic-owned businesses across California.”
Women-owned businesses are among America’s fastest growing segments and this year Wells Fargo announced a commitment to lend a cumulative total of $55 billion to women-owned businesses in the U.S. by the year 2020, updating its lending commitment first established in 1995.
“This year’s convention focuses on the great entrepreneurial spirit of Latino business owners in California, with day two of the convention dedicated to the invaluable contributions women have made to our economy" said Bonnie Garcia, a California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce board member. “Packed with interactive workshops and events, the convention promises to be a great time to learn and connect for businesses.”
Wells Fargo is one of the top corporate employers of Latino talent and they employ a diverse cross-section of team members who reflect the multicultural communities it serves, including 40,000 Latino team members who work across all levels of the company. Since 2000, Wells Fargo has made charitable investments of more than $1.9 million with the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its foundation.
For more information, including registration and full agenda, please visit www.CAHCCconvention.com or call 916-444-2221. The Convention is produced by LatinPointe Brands.