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2018 CHCC Economic Summit



Saturday March 10, 2018
11:00AM - 6:00PM
eBay Headquarters
2025 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125


The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) recognizes that small businesses must adapt to industry advancements, and comply with regulatory policy changes. The recent political and economic shifts impact communities across the state and create uncertainties and barriers for our small business.  Beyond the population numbers, the Hispanic business community is the backbone for California's economic stability and growth. The CHCC's Economic Summit is a forum to discuss issues impacting job and economic development opportunities in CA. The Annual State of Hispanic Small Businesses has become a signature element of this event.



12:00PM - WELCOME - Opening Remarks 

Julian Canete - CHCC, President & CEO
Damien Hooper-Campbell - eBay's Chief Diversity Officer
Board Supervisor Cindy Chavez - County of Santa Clara
Dennis King - HCC Silicon Valley, Executive Director
MC: Luz Peña - Univision Day Area, Emmy Award Winning Video Journalist

12:30PM - 1:55PM  LUNCHEON - The State of California's Hispanic Small Businesses
Dominique Hollins - eBay's Seller Diversity Ambassador
Marlene Orozco - SLEI's Lead Research Analyst  

KeynoteMark Madrid - Latino Business Action Network, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Madrid is Executive Director of the Latino Business Action Network, a non-profit organization
focused on strengthening America through funding Latino research and education impact programs
at Stanford University. Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year. Prior to serving in
nonprofit executive roles, Madrid enjoyed a flourishing career in banking that began on
Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.

2:00PM - 3:00PM    PANEL I – Technology: Mastering Adaptation, Automation, and Trends
Innovation has revolutionized industries across California. The way small businesses operate have significantly
changed during the last three decades. Business owners and employees tackle the task of keeping up with new
technologies that can benefit, stabilize, or hinder their success. Beyond business planning, businesses must
understand how to take advantage of trends, to quickly adapt to latest methods of managing their operations,
and decrease the cost of doing business by activating automation when needed. This panel will discuss the
positive and negative ramifications of technology integration for California's small businesses.
Moderator: Julian Canete - CHCC, President & CEO
Panelists: Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-27); Director Amy Tong, California Department of Technology; 
James Gutierrez, CEO & Founder of Insikt; Renée La Londe, CEO & Founder of iTalent;
and Angie Nelson, Co-Owner of eWaste Direct, Inc. 

3:15PM - 4:30PM   PANEL II – Immigration: Transforming California’s Economy
Immigration has been a heated issue of debate at all levels of government. The new federal administration
has made significant moves to immigration policies affecting individuals, and creating a high level of uncertainty
for businesses and the economy of our State. As the 6th largest economy in the world, it is important to
comprehend the impact of immigration to our economy to facilitate solution-driven discussions that can
result in legislative remedies at the local and state levels. The panelists will engage in a comprehensive
discussion and analysis on the issue of immigration in California, its impact to the economy, and solutions
to address the current political climate. 
Moderator: Julian Canete - CHCC, President & CEO
Panelists: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA - 19th); Mark Ranneberger, FWD.US;
Adolfo Gomez, Owner of Mezcal Mexican Restaurant & Bar; and Susana Sandoval, Founder of
SANA Global Community Development Corporation

4:30PM - 6:00PM   RECEPTION
Celebrating Hispanic Small Businesses

Julian Canete - CHCC, President & CEO
Senator Jim Beall - California State Senate District 15
Frank Montes, CHCC, Chairman of the Board
Julio Baisa - CHCC, Northern Region Chair

Award Presentation: Maria Salamanca - Hispanic Shark of the Year

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