WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, in partnership with the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce (LALCC), will host the West Coast Small Business Summit: The Rising Latino American Electorate and the 2016 Elections.
Taking place on September 29 at The L.A. Hotel Downtown, this premier one-day summit will unite hundreds of small business owners with influential leaders, chamber executives and government officials. Featuring knowledgeable speakers and high-impact panels, the 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit will provide an effective platform for small business owner's to access professional and personal networks.
"The 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit will continue the forward-moving momentum our organization has produced this year," said Hector Barreto, TLC Chairman and former Administrator to the U.S. Small Business Administration. "This year's summit will afford our Golden State small business owners the opportunity to discuss and engage the growing reality that California's lawmaker's decisions are critical in creating the entrepreneurial environment which provide opportunities, tools and strategies to aid small business. We look forward to continue our collaboration and partnership with Hispanic small business advocates who care deeply about the considerable economic and social contributions manifested by business ownership."
This impactful small business conference will cover the principal issues small businesses face today with breakout sessions and informative panels regarding procurement, regulation, policy and international trade. The day also boasts an impressive lineup of notables such as: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA); Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles Carlos Eugenio García de Alba Zepeda; former CA State Senator Jose Luis Correa (D-CA); President of the Greater Los Angeles Bank of America Raul Anaya; Executive Director of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association Anthony Chapa; General Counsel for La Luz Del Mundo Church Yobany E. Chacon; and Yo Con Mexico Foundation President Jose Oscar Vega Marin.
Panels throughout the day will include: Procurement: Key Strategies for Accessing Corporate and Government Contracts; Access to Capital: Financial Solutions for Your Small Business; Regulations: It's Not What You Make: It's What You Get to Keep— Strategies for Navigating the Current Regulatory Environment; Policy: Who Cares What Happens in Sacramento and Washington? We Do— What the Changes in the Political Landscape May Mean for Your Business; and Sanchez to Sanchez to Smith: Small Business Opportunities in Mexico.
"The LALCC is excited to partner once again with The Latino Coalition for the 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit. Every year, this conference serves as an opportunity for California small business owners to address the triumphs and challenges of entrepreneurship. We look forward to another great summit and to continue our partnership of empowering the backbone of our economy," said Gilbert R. Vasquez, Chairman of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce.
The small business summit will also present the complete poll findings the TLC Rising Latino American Electorate and the 2016 Elections poll— an on-going election-year study revealing how conservative Latinos are not a monolithic voting bloc. The poll sampling confirms that the country's growing Republican and Independent Hispanic population does not have a particularly positive view of either presidential candidate and their positions on the key issues significant to this ever-important voter segment.
"During a highly unpredictable election cycle, the voice of Latino voters is crucial. Our summit will shed vital insight on this key voting bloc's political opinions, and go a step further to show how the Hispanic entrepreneurial phenomenon is a significant and indispensable electorate opportunity for anyone serious about winning the 2016 election," Barreto added.
For more information or to register and view the conference agenda, visit www.thelatinocoalition.com/lasummit/.
The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Wal-Mart and Google. In addition, TLC acknowledges: Centene Corporation, Herbalife, Univision, PG&E, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Honda, Master Card, Intuit, Altamed, Act Wireless, American Express Open, UnitedHealth Group, Direct Selling Association, Dun & Bradstreet, PhRMA, Comcast Universal, Paychex, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Tributo Tequila, East West Bank, American Beverage Association, Job Creators Network, Bank of America, Promed, 305 Communications & Events, Conexión and media partners CapitalWire PR and Impacto Latin News.
ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.
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