Greetings CHCC members, Sponsors and Friends,
It is with great honor to get elected as the state's chairperson. Much work needs to be done and the road ahead may not be an easy one. However, with a great staff and board of directors, the challenge will be met with clarity on what our goals and objectives are. We are here to support and advocate on behalf of Hispanic and minority businesses in California. And equally important, we will forge ahead with developing and building coalitions with organizations that share in our mission of economic development.
The coalition building will start with all the Hispanic chambers of commerce and Hispanic business organizations throughout California. We will leverage small business advocacy with other business organizations and industry specific organizations to meet our goals and objectives.
On the national level, we will continue our partnership with the U. S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to advocate on behalf of Hispanic businesses.
We are looking forward to having a great year with fulfilled accomplishments!
Manuel Cosme Jr.
Chair, Board of Directors
Manuel Cosme, Jr. co-founded Professional Small Business Services, Inc. (PSBS) in July 2007 where currently serves as Senior Consultant. Manuel has been studying and working in the accounting profession for over 25 years. After working for a certified public accounting firm, Manuel opened his bookkeeping and tax practice in January 1990. The payroll service component was first introduced in 1996 and provided payroll services in 12 different states.
Manuel spear-heads the marketing efforts of the company and developed the marketing strategy to target various industries.
Manuel has been a small business advocate since 1992. He has been interviewed in various newspapers and business publications. Manuel has testified before the California state hearings on matters involving legislation affecting the business community.
Manuel is currently serving as the Chairperson on the Leadership Council to the National Federation of Independent Business, has served as the Treasurer and Regional Director for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, past-President for the Solano-Napa Counties Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, former Board of Director for the 1st District Agricultural Association (governor’s appointment).
Manuel received several awards and recognitions in the past: The Spirit of Solano Award, Business of the Year Award, Hispanic Business Owner of the Year Award, various leadership recognition awards.