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Member Profile: Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 12/16/2015 by California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian organization. It is a recognized Hispanic business resource and leader in the economic and business development of Kern County. As the largest Hispanic business organization in the region, the KCHCC can help you and your business access this growing and dynamic Hispanic marketplace.

In 1985, a small group of dedicated Hispanic business leaders recognized both, the enormous potential of the Hispanic business community in Kern County, and the need for an organization to represent its interests in the public and private sector.

Since its incorporation 31 years ago, the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has become the fastest growing civic organization in the Kern County area. With several hundred of members, the Chamber represents over 410,000 Hispanics, and is comprised of a cross-section of professionals and business people, who in turn represent corporations as well as large and small businesses.
KCHCC’s goal is to promote Hispanic and minority-owned businesses, and those that cater to, or employ Hispanics by being active and visible in the community and by raising the level of awareness of our member's needs in the business community.

KCHCC's mission is to create, promote and enhance business opportunities for our membership and to provide business and cultural resources to the Hispanic community. The vision of the KCHCC is to create innovative and influential business programs that will promote Hispanic Business and economic development at the local, state, national, and international level.The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an organization with the overall goal of promoting improvement in the quality of life of the Hispanic community.

The KCHCC has been awarded numerous awards/recognitions including: Received Proclamations and honored by Federal, State, Local elected officials for Celebrating 30 Years of Success as one of the leading organizations in Kern County; Proclamation on celebrating Earth Day, El Grito de Dolores, Dia de Los Muertos; Nominee for Kern Green Award; Jay Tamsi, President/CEO - CHCC Executive of the Year; Honored by CHCC as Chamber of the Year; among others.

KCHCC supports their small businesses community through programs such us the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Academy - This program is for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners (10 week Course); and the Ken County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Energy Academy - A program offered in partnership with Chevron a Bakersfield College for students.

You will also see a KCHCC delegation at our CHCC events. They have attended and participated at our Annual Legislative Day and State Convention; attended regional meetings; and have presented and served as panelists at the CHCC Statewide Conference. The KCHCC has also been the Chamber host for CHCC board meetings; and their leaders are active members of our State Convention committees.

In the upcoming year, the KCHCC will be launching the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Academy in surrounding communities in Kern: Taft, Wasco and Delano. The KCHCC will also be partaking a leading role during the 2016 Federal, State, and Local elections through political and educational forums on ballot measures - through the chamber’s Government Relations Committee. 


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