CHCC Membership Profile: Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
The LALCC has been instrumental in helping the small business community succeed in growing their businesses, secure capital, loan packaging, procurement opportunities and using technology to become more efficient and increase their profits. Since 2009, we have conducted 36 workshops and assisted over 700 small business owners annually through our training programs. The chamber has assisted hundreds of business owners and provided hundreds of hours of one-on-one business consultations.
The mission of the LALCC is to assist, organize and unify Latino business owners to: (1) generate increased levels of business between members; (2) generate increased levels of business from outside the Latino community; (3) provide valuable and permanent member services for the improvement and success of their businesses; (4) advocate for small- and medium-sized businesses on a regional, statewide, and national basis; and (5) provide overall leadership on relevant business issues, as well as community economic development issues.
2014-California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Chamber of the Year Award & 2012-Mujeres Activas en el Comercio Hispano Distinguished Service Award
A key focus of the LALCC is to provide chamber members with meaningful and result-oriented access to procurement opportunities. In addition to the traditional procurement matchmaking events, we have developed a unique and innovative “committee” approach in securing large contracts. Our various committees are comprised of highly-qualified and certified business owners who have similar interests and expertise in specific issue areas. Chamber staff provide guidance, direction and strategic plans on how to best maximize and utilize their meetings with key decision makers from various organizations of the public and private sectors.
The LALCC is also actively engaged in small business policy issues on a local, state and national level. The LALCC advocates for the small business community and have had various meetings in Washington, D.C. with key elected officials, regulators and stakeholders.
Since joining the CHCC we have been very active in working with the CHCC. Theresa Martinez, CEO of the LALCC has taken part in various CHCC events including: CHCC Southern Region Meeting in June 2014, CHCC Convention in August 2014, participated in CHCC elections in October 2014, part of the CHCC Legislative Affairs Committee, part of the CHCC Procurement Committee, and hosted the Southern Region Meeting in February 2015. In addition we frequently assist the CHCC in publicizing events via our email database, social media, and website. The LALCC also worked with the CHCC by participating in the Covered California Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) outreach efforts.
Upcoming LALCC Events/Info
June/July (Date TBD): LALCC 6th Anniversary Event
September 2015 (Date TBD): Latina Procurement Conference
October 2015 (Date TBD): Golf Tournament
November 2015 (Date TBD): 2nd Annual Non Profit Organization Awards Luncheon
December 2015 (Date TBD): LALCC Holiday Mixer
Advocacy, Empowerment &
Please Pass This Procurement Business Matchmaking Announcement Opportunity To Your Membership
On Friday, August 15,2014 the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce will present our Procurement Matchmaking Session at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove. With buyers and primes secured to attend, we invite you this special opportunity to participate in the Procurement Matchmaking Session. The Matchmaking Session pairs you, the small business owner, with buyers that want to know about the variety of goods and services you have to sell and become a potential vendor with them.
Did you know that in California we have one of the most diverse populations of small businesses? Companies and Government Agencies with commitments to diversifying their base of businesses that they contract with will be present at the Procurement Matchmaking Session. At the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, our small business owners are diverse in demographic, ethnicity, size and industry. You are the target audience that our supplier diversity buyers want to meet.
We are offering you this excellent opportunity to expand your business by meeting with the decision makers from government agencies, corporations, and companies to share how you can service their purchasing needs in IT, Professional Services or Commodities. Matchmaking is a proven way to increase business success, and we are ready to assist you in making those connections.
Not only will you be able to participate in matchmaking, you can also attend the general sessions on “Building Our Future: Major Infrastructure Projects in California” and “My Business Path to Successful Contracting”. There are also great workshopsthat range from “The Art of Marketing Yourself – Developing Capability Statements and Your Resume”, and “Closing the Deal – How to Effectively Write Proposals”.
Below is listed some of the companies who have confirmed participation in the Business Matchmaking Session.
- Southern California Edison
- Department of General Services (DGS)
- Wells Fargo
- State Farm
- AT & T
Please confirm your participation by responding to this email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that I can send you the link to build your profile for matchmaking. We look forward to having you participate at the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce 2014 Annual Statewide Convention and Procurement Matchmaking Session.