WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition (TLC) is the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers. Committed for over two decades to the economic and social development of entrepreneurs across the nation, TLC continues powerful representation of the ever important Latino community and electorate.
Understanding that Latino small businesses are the fastest growing segment of the economy with over three million companies generating over 600 billion in annual revenue, The Latino Coalition has made it their mission to promote the spirit of innovation and champion Hispanic entrepreneurship through relevant programming.
"TLC has a track record of success of more than 20 years building partnerships and strengthening America's small business community," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. "The Latino Coalition will produce a robust schedule of economic leadership events this summer and fall. From Washington, DC's America's Small Business Summit this June until the 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit in late September, TLC will give voice and access to small businesses that continue contributing to the U.S. economy in an ever-changing economic environment."
The Latino Coalition's 2016 Schedule of Events includes:
June 13 – 15: 2016 America's Small Business Summit Washington, DC (Largest Three-day Small Business Event in the Country) The 2016 America's Small Business Summit in the nation's capital will bring together "the who's, who" of business owners, executives and elected officials to network and advocate for small business growth. In conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this premiere event unites hundreds of small business owners with influential leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials, serving as a platform to build ones professional and personal network. The summit gives voice to small business, while creating an opportunity to learn, strategize and improve practices that will help shape the future of the American economy.
July 20: Honoring Hispanic Leaders Roundtable and Luncheon Cleveland, Ohio (Key Hispanic Event at Republican National Convention) Trying to prosper under difficult entrepreneurship policies and regulations, in combination with a fierce political campaign season where candidates are not focused on economic leadership, the Latino small business community needs to unite its voices during a key Hispanic event at the Republican National Convention. The Honoring Hispanic Leaders Roundtable and Luncheon will offer business owners the chance to interact with top elected officials and government leaders, as well as key business executives from around the nation, to examine the issues and common sense solutions important to the business community.
July 25: Economic Forum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (High-Profile Media and Latino Leadership Event) As a non-partisan advocacy organization moving the center of influence, The Latino Coalition will once again make its presence known during the Democratic National Convention. Opening the dialogue on the importance of the Latino electorate and their contributions to the U.S. economy, this forum will tackle the principal issues of the Hispanic community— economic empowerment, education and healthcare.
September 29: 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit Los Angeles, California (Ground Zero for Hispanic Small Business) Rounding out an exciting year is the innovative, one-day 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit in Los Angeles, California. The exclusive gathering provides trailblazing entrepreneurs contact with knowledgeable speakers, high-impact panels, networking opportunities and an interactive environment for evolving businesses. Movers and shakers in business will also have access to tools and strategies that will better equip them for success in today's rapidly changing business environment.
"This year promises to be an exciting and historic opportunity for small business owners to grow and expand their networks. With stellar events from the nations Capital to the Golden State, The Latino Coalition will literally crisscross the country and turn up the volume about small business, the contributions of Latinos to the electoral process and the key solutions our country needs to move ahead," Barreto added.
For more information on one or all of The Latino Coalition 2016 events, visit www.thelatinocoalition.com/events/.
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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