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USHCC To Host Free Franchising Seminar in Dallas

January 16, 2003

DALLAS (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will offer a free franchise seminar series in Dallas, Texas.

The seminar begins with a Franchise Orientation Session on February 6, 2003, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The orientation session will be held at the Wyndham Arlington Hotel (DFW Airport South), 1500 Convention Center Drive in Arlington, Texas.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited and advance registration is necessary. To register online, visit or call 1-800-874-2286. The deadline to register is February 4.

The seminar series, titled "Franchising Today: Exploring New Markets & New Opportunities," is a part of a national USHCC initiative created to help increase franchising opportunities for potential Hispanic entrepreneurs. The seminar series debuted in Los Angeles, California last year.

In addition to Dallas, this year the seminar will be held in Orlando, Florida; Washington, DC; and New York, NY. The series is being conducted in partnership with Women in Franchising, Inc. (WIF) and is funded by the Citigroup Foundation and the Verizon Foundation.

Local partners include the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC), Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC), Arlington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AHCC), and Collin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CCHCC).

"Franchising Today: Exploring New Markets & New Opportunities" begins with a Franchise Orientation Seminar to give participants an overview of franchising including terminology, history, legal and financial considerations and franchise viewpoints from industry experts.

The series will continue with six class sessions offering participants two evenings per week for three consecutive weeks of intensive classroom training in all aspects of owning a franchise. Faculty for the course includes franchise company representatives, franchisee lawyers, current franchise owners, local lending institutions and technical assistance personnel.

Attendees of the six classroom sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the course.

See course schedule below:

Orientation Session -- Thursday, February 6, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Week One
Class One -- Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Class Two -- Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Week Two
Class Three -- Tuesday February 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Class Four -- Wednesday February 26, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Week Three
Class Five -- Tuesday March 4, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Class Six -- Wednesday March 5, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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