The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) will conduct elections for the CHCC REGIONAL CHAIRS and DIRECTORS for Central and Inland Empire Regions.
DATE OF ELECTIONS: FRIDAY, September 23, 2016
It is the desire that the members of the CHCC Board of Director possess and/or meet certain basic skills, attributes and commitments that will ensure an effective board of directors. It is the goal that the members of the CHCC Board of Directors contribute to the overall growth and development of the CHCC as the premier business organization serving and representing the interest of California’s Hispanic business community.
All Directors of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce are required to meet the following minimum requirements:
1.Willingness to commit time for board meetings committee meetings, planning session and special events. All directors shall comply with attendance requirements as stated in the CHCC’s Director Standards of Participation document.
2.Board member, other than those representing a corporation commits to raise or contribute
$ 15,000 for the calendar year. Those individuals representing a large corporation must commit to larger financial goals.
3.Ability to be a team player and work well in a group of individual representing the diversity of California’s Hispanic business community.
4.Utilize active listening skills and thoughtfulness in considering the depth and breathe of the issues that impact the organization and California’s Hispanic business community.
5.Be an accomplished person of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence, with reputation for sound judgment and open mind, and demonstrated capacity for thoughtful group decision-making.
6.An understanding as to their role as a member of the CHCC Board of Directors.
7.Serve as an advocate for the CHCC, utilizing personal professional contacts to promote the organization.
8.Willingness to utilize his/her particular expertise by serving on one or more committees annually.
9.Possess sound business experience and acumen.
10.Relevant technological, political, economic and or social/cultural expertise.
11.Achievement of prominence in his/her career.
12.Familiarity with issues affecting the Hispanic business community.
13.Business and other experience relevant to large non-profits or companies.
14.Currently a member of a local certified Hispanic chamber of commerce or business association.
15.Expertise in small business matters including procurement; start up issues, bonding or other matters important to the growth and development of Hispanic business in California.
16.Willingness and ability to be financially responsible for expenses associated with service on the CHCC Board of Directors (CHCC Directors served without compensation and are NOT reimbursed for expenses)
17.Willingness to sign and abide by the CHCC’s Standards of Participation/Conflict of Interest agreement.
18.Individual Board Members do not have the authority to make any commitment on behalf of the CHCC. Only the entire CHCC Board in agreement and the President and CEO have the authority to make any commitments on behalf of the CHCC.
No nominations from the floor will be accepted at the time of the Elections for those candidates that will be elected by voting members for service on the CHCC board of directors in order to ensure that the candidate meets the eligibility requirements for such office as established by the CHCC Bylaws and the Elections Procedures.
"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 business communities;
- 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 CHCC.