WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation announced today that it will bring its national Green Builds Business Program to its own backyard in Washington D.C.
The USHCC Foundation will select 20 small businesses from Washington D.C. to participate in two one-day workshops on best practices adopted by business owners to lower operating costs, increase revenues and motivate workers by incorporating sustainable efforts into their overall business models. The two-day training will take place at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University on Monday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 2nd. The program will be led by Bill Roth, Founder of Earth 2017 and the trainer for the program.
"The USHCC has seen great effort put into green business plans by those who have participated in the program thus far," says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. "I have no doubt that the selected business owners in D.C. will do the same. We are also thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on this important initiative."
At least one business in D.C. will be selected to receive up to 24 hours of one-on-one green coaching by Bill Roth to formulate a green business plan or implement a green project that holds the potential of creating jobs, growing profits and reducing emissions this year.
"We are very appreciative that our friends at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have chosen to work with us and bring this program to Washington D.C.," says Jorge Ribas, President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "We have heard tremendous reviews from other chambers as to how Green Builds Business is helping HBEs become stronger in an area of growing importance – going green."
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation