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California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Elects Manuel Cosme Jr. as Chairman, Frank Montes as Vice Chair

Posted on 8/27/2014 by Alex Ayala

SACRAMENTO – Members of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, have elected Manuel Cosme Jr. as Chairman and Frank Montes as Vice Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors.



California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

Elects Manuel Cosme Jr. as Chairman, Frank Montes as Vice Chair

 

SACRAMENTO – Members of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, have elected Manuel Cosme Jr. as Chairman and Frank Montes as Vice Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors.   

 

Cosme and Montes were elected to their positions during this year’s Annual CHCC Convention in Orange County.

 

 

Born and raised in New York City, Cosme calls Vacaville home today. A father of three successful children, he has over 45 years of experience in the accounting and tax industry and has been in business since 1990.

 

“I am honored and ready to work hard for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce,” Cosme said. “I am committed to working alongside our board members, local chambers and corporate partners to serve Latino businesses and help our communities grow and prosper.”

Cosme has extensive experience working with a number of business groups, including serving as a member and chairperson of the National Federation of Independent Business/California Leadership Council, and Northern Regional Director and Legislative Chairperson for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.  He is a founding member of the Solano County and Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

 

For the past 27 years, Montes has been a successful entrepreneur. Today, Montes is the owner of Inland Body and Paint in the city of Fontana. His company has received the following awards: Hispanic Business of the Year, Verizon Latino Small Business Award, 2013 Salute to Small Business, and has been recognized by Congressional State Senators, Assembly members, local Mayors, and Inland Empire city council members.

 

It is my great honor to serve as Vice Chair of this great organization alongside Chairman Manny Cosme, Jr., a man of true integrity,” Montes said. “We are both on the same page and believe in full transparency and open communication with all our chambers, sponsors, and other partners throughout the state. We are serious about providing the resources and support our chambers need to succeed in their local communities. We look forward to a great year ahead!” 

 

 

 

Montes is also actively involved in his community and belongs to the following organizations:  California Small Business Association, National Latina Business Women’s Association-Inland Empire Association, Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Latino Peace Officers Association—San Bernardino Riverside chapter among many others.

 

Also appointed were:

 

  • Central Region Chair: Stephen Martinez
  • Central Region Director: Jose Plascencia
  • Inland Empire Region Chair: Juanita Ruiz
  • Inland Empire Region Director: Salvador Resendiz
  • Inland Empire Region Director: Maria Urena

 

About the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

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 associations, the CHCC represents the interest of over 700,000 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. For more information, please visit our website at www.cahcc.com