In 1978, a group of local Hispanic chamber leaders from throughout California convened to discuss the lack of representation of Hispanic businesses in state government. These leaders also recognized the need for an organization that would effectively represent the interest of rapidly growing number of Hispanic-owned businesses in California.
Today, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) has a network of over 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout the State of California. Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business association, the CHCC represents the interest of over 600,000 Hispanic business owners in California. The CHCC is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses.
"Advocacy, Empowerment, Education for California's Hispanic Businesses"
CHCC Goals and Purposes
- To promote, support and encourage the advancement and development of
Hispanic and minority owned businesses;
- To provide an organizational forum for the exchange of ideas,
information, technical assistance, procurement opportunities, and any other
form of business opportunities that enhance the Hispanic and minority
- To develop a program of advocacy in order to inform and educate
elected and appointed officials, legislative bodies, agencies and public and
private organizations about the concerns, needs, and opportunities which
affect the Hispanic and minority business communities California;
- To foster unity and communication between organizations,
corporations, and individuals who support the goals and objectives of the