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The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business invite you to respond to a survey on the needs and impact of Hispanic business in California.

Posted on 4/12/2013 by Alex Ayala

The results of this survey will inform government, business, and the general public about the state of Hispanic businesses in California. It will also help the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce identify your business needs so that it can better serve Hispanic businesses in the future.

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California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce opens new office in Sacramento

Posted on 4/9/2013 by Alex Ayala

SACRAMENTO - The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, today announced it has moved its Sacramento headquarters to 1510 J Street. The statewide organization has a network of more than 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout the state, representing the interests of more than 700,000 business owners.

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California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Announces Grant from Southern California Edison to Support Latino Businesses

Posted on 4/9/2013 by Alex Ayala

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce announced today that Southern California Edison is awarding a $75,000 grant to the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce mission to promote, support and encourage the advancement and development of Hispanic and minority-owned businesses.

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California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Invests in the Future of Hispanic Chamber Leaders

Posted on 3/28/2013 by Alex Ayala

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Invests in the Future of Hispanic Chamber Leaders In an effort to help Hispanic chamber leaders across the state better serve their communities of small business owners, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce recently funded a special program to train local Chambers so they can teach the highly regarded NxLeveL training program.

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CHCC Monthly Legal Tip By Melinda Guzman "Records Management"

Posted on 3/28/2013 by Alex Ayala

Most individuals have finished the process of gathering up "important papers" to prepare tax returns. This article addresses the idea of developing a records retention program to manage records.

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TAX SEASON TIP - SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH CARE TAX CREDIT

Posted on 3/8/2013 by Alex Ayala

As the March 15 corporation tax deadline approaches, it is important for small business owners to be aware of the various tax laws that can help with their businesses’ bottom line. Several tax laws are impacting small business tax returns this season and providing substantial savings, including the underutilized Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.

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CHCC Monthly Legal Tip By Melinda Guzman "EMPLOYEE VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: THE DIFFERENCE CAN PROVE COSTLY"

Posted on 3/6/2013 by Alex Ayala

Finding quality, dependable help can sometimes prove difficult, especially for small businesses. Issues of loyalty, dependability, and cost often dictate hiring decisions. But once an employer has hired an individual for services, that person's classification as either an employee or an independent contractor can make a huge difference in the employer's tax responsibilities. A mistake in classification could prove costly to the employer.

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CHCC Treasurer Connie Perez Appointed to California State Lottery Commission

Posted on 2/20/2013 by Alex Ayala

SACRAMENTO - Connie Perez, a partner at a leading California accounting firm and treasurer of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors,recently received the support of the California State Senate Rules Committee to confirm her appointment to the California State Lottery Commission. The full State Senate is scheduled to vote on Perez's appointment in March. Perez was chosen for the position by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Another Voice: The changing face of business Growth of California’s Latino population has profound implications By Mark Martinez

Posted on 2/15/2013 by Alex Ayala

At some point this summer, the largest population group in California will quietly shift from white to Hispanic for the first time since California became a state in 1850. By 2020, Hispanics will represent almost 41 percent of the population, with nearly 2 million more Hispanics than whites. Five counties will have 1 million Hispanics or more, according to new projections by the California Department of Finance. By 2030, Latinos will be by far the largest group in the workforce, with 9.6 million people ages 25 to 64, compared to 7.2 million whites and 3.1 million Asians. And by 2060, nearly half of all Californians will be Latinos. This long-building demographic change in California will not only change the face of the state ­— but also change the face of its businesses.

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CHCC Monthly Newsletter: February 2013

Posted on 2/11/2013 by Alex Ayala

CHCC Featured Announcements... *UPDATE* Economic Summit - March 14, 2013 Sponsored by Wells Fargo Attendees will learn about the Importance of Hispanic Business in California from Assemblymember Jose Medina, Chairman of the Jobs Economic Development and the Economy.

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