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The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Announces Launch of Mentorship Procurement Program

Posted on 3/23/2015 by California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

SACRAMENTO-The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) has announced the launch of an innovative procurement mentorship program to help support Latino-owned businesses throughout the state.

"Qualified, contract-ready small Hispanic businesses need the opportunity to prove their capability to fulfill contracts with large buyers. But historically, many small Hispanic businesses are unable to engage with buyers due to perceived lack of experience," said Alice Perez, President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.


The procurement mentorship program is designed to enhance the capability of Hispanic-owned small businesses to contract or to receive subcontracting opportunities with public agencies and private companies.


"The Procurement Mentorship Program offers Hispanic small business owners an opportunity to be matched up with mentors, buyers and other business resources that will help propel their business to a new level of success," said Anna Sauceda, Chair of the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.


 The CHCC mentorship program provides hands-on, personalized experience for contract-ready small Hispanic businesses-the Prot?g?. They learn from the prime suppliers-the Mentors-and ultimately build working relationships that result in contracts. During the 12-month duration of the program, Prot?g?s will receive mentorship from Mentorswhich will teach them how to successfully land contracts.


"Through the CHCC Mentorship Program, Prot?g? resumes become stronger, their reference list becomes more robust, and the likelihood of being awarded future large contracts is enhanced," said Manny Cosme, Chair of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors.


For businesses interested in participating in the program, please visit the or call 916.444.2221.


About the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC)

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