July 30, 2019 – The 44th Annual Hispanic Business Convention, hosted by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), gets underway this Thursday, August 1st beginning at 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel and Spa and Conference Center, 1001 E. McCarty Lane.
The statewide gathering of influential Latino/Latina entrepreneurs, business owners, elected officials, state agencies, universities and corporate representatives will attract the best and the brightest across the Lone Star State.
Highlights of this not-to-be-missed event include:
- Opening Reception and Welcome
- Business and Professional Development Workshops that will show attendees how to grow their business and expand their network of professional contacts like Magic Words That Get More Sales; Video Marketing 101; U.S. Small Businesses; Facebook for your Business; Legal Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid … and so much more! **A 3-day pass is available to attend all workshops!
- Free Business 2 Business Matchmaking on Saturday, August 3rd — find suppliers and/or buyers for products and services in this one-of-a-kind experience. Attendees can connect with decision makers of private businesses, corporations, state agencies and universities across the State.
- Free Convention Tradeshow
- HUB Certification
- Chairman’s Gala and Awards Dinner, honoring businessmen/women of the year, Chambers of the Year and recognizing the Honorable Royce West, Texas State Senator and the Honorable Richard Pena Raymond, Texas State Representative as Legislators of the Year
- Latina Empowerment Luncheon on Friday, August 2nd
- Free Vegas Fiesta – Casino Tables, Auctions, Door Prizes
- TAMACC Annual Meeting
There will also be some great featured speakers throughout the conference including:
- Judge Ruben Becerra, long-time resident of San Marcos and the first-ever Latino Hays County Judge in its 170-year history
- The Honorable Justice Gisela D. Triana, Appellate Judge and the first Hispanic to serve on the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals
- The Honorable Lina Hidalgo – County Judge of Harris County
- Diana López – Author of several middle school grade novels, including Coco, a Story About Music, Shoes, and Family – a novel adaptation of Disney/Pixar’s film, Coco – and an Associate professor at the University of Houston-Victoria
- Nayeli Mendoza, 11-years-old – Master Chef Junior winner of Season 7 (at age 9)
“The American Dream is achieved through sacrifice, risk-taking, and hard work, and nowhere is this demonstrated more than in Texas,” explains U.S. Senator John Cornyn. “When paired with the Hispanic community’s strong desire to start and grow businesses, the job-creating effect cannot be overestimated.”
“With continued rapid growth, especially here in Hays County, we can see the success of TAMACC reflected in numerous Hispanic-owned businesses and local chambers. Since its establishment in 1975, TAMACC has been a vital resource in promoting the development of new and existing businesses,” says U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett. “I am confident that this year’s convention will positively impact the growth of Hispanic businesses and the betterment of our State.”
“I am so proud to represent the City of Buda which houses the TAMACC headquarters,” says Erin Zwiener, State Representative, District 45. “TAMACC is an outstanding organization with a clear vision, an important mission, and strong values. I look forward to continuing to work as a supporting partner with TAMACC to further promote the growth of Hispanic economic opportunities. This is especially important for the rapidly growing areas of Hays and Blanco Counties that I’m honored to represent.”
“Bienvenidos, Tejanos! As the first Hispanic Hays County Judge I am grateful for the opportunity to share our culture in a positive and encouraging light,” shares Ruben Becerra, Hays County Judge. “Together, we can better equip ourselves with the tools and resources needed to adapt and thrive in the rapidly changing economic climate.”
“Over the past four decades TAMACC has positioned itself on the vanguard of issues and actions that adversely affect Hispanic and small owned businesses in Texas,” says Samuel Guzman, TAMACC Chairman of the Board. “Small business is the financial backbone of this country and Hispanic owned business is the economic engine of the Texas economy. Throughout the years, TAMACC has been able to count on the support and sponsorships of enlightened individuals, chambers, organizations, and corporate sponsors.”
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