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HBA-DC Joins Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Gonzalez
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HBA-DC is pleased to announce that it has joined the GWHCC as part of continuing efforts to provide benefits and networking opportunities to its members. The GWHCC is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Washington, DC metropolitan region by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education, and access to capital. In addition to the networking opportunities, GWHCC members are continually benefited through the providence of various services including technical assistance, business ownership development, access to markets, and workforce development. HBA-DC and its members will now benefit from the following:

* Access to and involvement with the Hispanic community in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area
* Promotional opportunities at a variety of special events, programs and workshops
* Networking opportunities with our members, partner organizations, associations, corporations, free entrance for members. And local and federal government agencies
* Monthly e-Newsletter containing relevant business opportunities, regional business news, upcoming educational seminars, and special/cultural events
* Discounted and/or waived fees for events organized or sponsored by the Chamber
* One-on-one technical assistance for your business at a discounted hourly rate
* Free information and educational seminars on topics such as how to start and grow your business, government contracting, financial resources, minority business certification, business planning, and representation with partner organizations throughout the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan area
* Capacity building for access to capital and small business programs through our member banks, financial institutions, corporate sponsors and the US Small Business Administration
* Customer referrals, partnering opportunities and mentoring programs
* Representation and government advocacy on issues affecting your business

Additionally all members of the HBA-DC are now entitled to receive a 10 percent discount to become members of the GWHCC. This discount will also apply to all paid events, such as the GWHCC Annual Gala event, usually held in October and business exposition at the Washington Convention Center. For questions about membership benefits, please contact HBA-DC President Lyzka DeLaCruz at or HBA-DC Treasurer Erik Burgos at

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