CTI Albuquerque, NM: Empowering Hispanic Business Owners

In an environment where Hispanic-owned businesses are expanding at unprecedented rates the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation along with Wells Fargo and the University of Notre Dame will host the next Chamber Training Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on November 5 and 6.

On the evening of November 5, the USHCC Foundation—in partnership with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo—will host a business workshop and networking event to provide resources that help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The event, “From 200K to 2 Million: Ways to Grow Your Business,” is open to the general public and will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The evening event will be moderated by Jeff Apodaca, Entravison’s Senior Vice President of New Mexico.. This year’s panelists include: Joseph Trimble, Wells Fargo – Regional Small Business Manager for New Mexico/Western Border; John Freisinger ,Technology Ventures Corporation – President and CEO; and Leroy Pacheco, The Loan Fund – CEO. Register for the event here.

On November 6, The Chamber Training Institute will close with an appearance from the Honorable Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico, who will join USHCC’s President and CEO, Javier Palomarez, to provide remarks on the state of Hispanic-owned businesses in New Mexico, and the USHCC’s ongoing commitment to support the economic growth and development of America’s small business community.

The Chamber Training Institute provides valuable resources to help Hispanic entrepreneurs continue to thrive both at the local and national levels:
• There are an estimated 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States.
• These businesses contribute over $468 billion to the American economy, each year.
• The Hispanic share of new entrepreneurs increased from 10.5 percent in 1996 to 19.5 percent in 2012.
• As of 2012, 98 percent of all private businesses in New Mexico were small businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and these small businesses have helped recover jobs lost during the recession.

The USHCC Foundation’s Chamber Training Institute is an executive-level training partnership with the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame that is exclusively funded by Wells Fargo to foster the growth and prosperity of Hispanic-owned businesses and the wider Hispanic community. The Chamber Training Institute offers chamber leaders a free, two-day, world-class learning experience to develop business and managerial skills across a wide range of topics so that they can, in turn, strengthen and build their own business communities. The Albuquerque Chamber Training will focus on fund development, corporate sponsorship and grant proposal writing.

To learn more about the Chamber Training Institute program, visit

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