The Latino Coalition Announces Partnership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce for 2013 America's Small Business Summit

Steve Forbes, Bob Woodward, Jim Koch and Linda Alvarado, Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran to provide insight into business success

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and medium-sized businesses, today announced its partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for 2013 America's Small Business Summit, "Small Business. Big Impact."  The summit will be held Monday, April 29Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Washington, D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

"The Latino business community is a driving force behind America's entrepreneurial spirit and there couldn't be a more critical time for business leaders to unite," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2001-2006). "Together, business owners and members of Congress can bring about a new direction and leadership to help our nation return to the very principles and values that made America great."

The 2013 America's Small Business Summit will host more than 40 speakers and panelists on key issues important to small business such as: procurement opportunities, newly available financing, risk management, legal reform, healthcare, immigration and international trade. 

The stellar line-up will include Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Steve Forbes, Investigative Journalist and Best Selling Author Bob Woodward, President and Founder of the Boston Beer Company Jim Koch, and CEO of Alvarado Construction and Co-Owner of the Colorado Rockies Linda Alvarado, to name a few.

"We are incredibly honored to have such an amazing group of leaders addressing the diverse and vibrant Hispanic business community during the 2013 America's Small Business Summit.  Our guests will share their experiences as active players in our economy, the triumphs and hurdles to their growth and the initiatives and partnerships that enhanced their businesses," Barreto added.

In addition to face-to-face opportunities for business development, the summit will bring together more than 600 small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs from across the country to network, learn, and advocate for policies that support small business growth.  For details on how to register for the 2013 America's Small Business Summit, visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

Latino Coalition would like to thank the following supporters: Wal-Mart, Lucrazon, AlvaradoSmith A Professional Corporation, AT&T, Intuit, MasterCard, Comcast, PG & E, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Google, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Verizon, Conexion, Business Matchmaking, El Clasificado, CapitalwirePR, Latin Business Today and the LatinoNewsEagle, American Beverage Association.

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 relevant to Latinos.  TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization based in CA, with offices in Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico.  Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

SOURCE The Latino Coalition



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