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The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) is the premier and largest regional ethic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses. 

Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business associations, the CHCC represents the business interests of over 700,000 Hispanic owned businesses throughout the State of California. The CHCC has provided beneficial and measurable benefits to local Hispanic chambers, business organizations and corporations in the areas of advocacy, business advancement, and education. 

The CHCC membership is formed by more than 42 regional Hispanic Chambers, affiliate business organizations, and corporations that represent the interest of Hispanic, minority, and women owned businesses throughout the State of California.

A CHCC Membership provides: 

        • Special benefits for chambers/organizations and their memberships through affinity programs, discounts, and promotions, 
        • Discounted/free registration to statewide CHCC Events (Economic Summit, Annual Legislative Conference, and Annual Convention), regional events, and discounted rates on events’ accommodations, 
        • Strategic marketing opportunities through CHCC’s website, social media platforms, communications, and partnerships, 
        • Valuable opportunities to build relationships with chamber executives, elected officials, business executives, and Latino leaders through regional meetings, CHCC committees, and statewide events, 
        • The vehicle for chambers and organizations executives to engage and train in developing and supporting best practices in serving small businesses, 
        • An extensive and premier portfolio of resources, data, and studies in the areas of Business and Chamber Advancement, Procurement, International Trade, and Latina Business Development. 
        • Access to the CHCC Business Institute’s programs: Creating A Path to Success (CAPS), Business Leadership Institute (BLI), and Procurement Institute (PI). 
        • Potential for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foundation to act as fiscal agent to administer grants and donations on behalf of your chamber/organization. *Administrative fee applies
        • An advocacy platform that informs and educates elected and appointed officials,  legislative bodies, agencies, public and private organizations about the concerns, needs, and opportunities affecting the Hispanic and minority business communities in California, and 
        • A medium to promote Hispanic leaders to high elected and appointed government positions through the CAHCC PAC. 

Types of Membership

The CHCC offers the following two types of memberships:

Chamber/Voting: Any business organization or other entity organized as a Hispanic chamber of commerce within the State of California, and which  

        • has at least twenty-five (25) active members in good standing of such business organization,  
        • is registered and in active status with the California Secretary of State and in compliance with all local, state and federal laws that govern a chamber of commerce, corporation, partnership or other business entity, 
        • meets and maintains the voting membership qualification criteria as established from time to time by the CHCC board of directors, and
        • has among its primary goals and purposes the promotion of the goals and purposes of the CHCC 

Affiliate/Non-Voting: Any non-profit entity established as a City chamber of commerce within the State of California; Any Ethnic business organization or Non-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce established in the State of California; Any Professional business organization with the primary purpose of advancing the shared goals of the CHCC; And, must have at least twenty-five (25) active members in good standing. 

In order to qualify for either “Certified” (Voting) or “Affiliate” (Non-Voting) membership, a prospective member must align with the CHCC goals and purpose. 

2015 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

For Membership/Certification Information Please contact the Juan Garcia at juan@cahcc.com or (916) 444-2221.