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USHCC Announces Visa as 2016 Corporate Chair

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – February 19, 2016) – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce Visa Inc. as the Corporate Chair for its two major conferences in 2016. Visa will be the premier sponsor for both the USHCC’s Annual Legislative Summit, April 19-21, 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C, as well as the National Convention, taking place October 9-11, 2016 at the Fountainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
“The USHCC is thrilled to announce Visa as our 2016 Corporate Chair,” said USHCC Chairman Raymond Arroyo. “Visa’s support of our association’s signature events in 2016 demonstrates their steadfast commitment to small and minority-owned firms. As the Corporate Chair for our Annual Legislative Summit and our National Convention, Visa will lead the way for a candid dialogue between America small business owners, corporate executives, and policymakers. We look forward to our partnership in 2016.”
“Across the country, Visa’s small business tools and educational resources help firms of all sizes flourish,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “Their dedication to uplifting communities by providing growth and security is exceptional. As a longstanding partner of our association, Visa has directly influenced change for our enterprises and community. The USHCC is delighted to have Visa’s support once again.”
“Visa is proud to serve as the Corporate Chair for the USHCC in 2016,” said Janet Zablock, Head of Small Business, Visa Inc. “As one of the nation’s leading business organizations, the USHCC works tirelessly to advance America’s economic future. We share their commitment to growing the American economy and look forward to ensuring small business concerns are at the forefront of the legislative agenda in Washington.”
By partnering with Visa, businesses within the USHCC network are able to receive guaranteed payments and greater risk management protection, while also providing more efficient point-of-sale experiences for their customers through the use of Visa’s innovative small business products. Visa provides business owners with online resources to gain a deeper understanding of their finances through programs such as Small Business Assist and WellSourced by Visa Business. More information on Visa Inc. and the USHCC can be found at
About the 2016 Legislative Summit
The USHCC Legislative Summit is the association’s premier advocacy event, offering numerous high-level engagements leading government officials, training opportunities, workshops, roundtable discussions, procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and the chance to meet with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. Register for the 2016 Legislative Summit at
About the 2016 National Convention
The USHCC National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. This premier event affords excellent opportunities for all participants to build and strengthen meaningful partnerships across the Hispanic business community. Thousands of top corporate executives, successful business owners, entrepreneurs, chamber leaders and national political figures will join the USHCC to celebrate America’s burgeoning Hispanic enterprises.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses that together contribute in excess of $661 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 259 major corporations.
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