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USHCC Foundation National Programs Honored With 2011 Outstanding Advocacy in Education Award

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation is proud to accept the 2011 Outstanding Advocacy in Education Award from the Nashville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The coveted award recognizes the USHCC Foundation for its national education initiatives including two signature programs, the USHCC Chamber Training Institute and Green Builds Business.

"The USHCC Foundation plays an important role in creating and advancing educational opportunities for Hispanic entrepreneurs across the country," says USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca. "The impact of its programs, such as the Chamber Training Institute and Green Builds Business, is seen every day as Hispanic business owners become the new leaders in economic growth and environmental sustainability. This award is a testament to the USHCC Foundation's continued support of Hispanic business, and the dedication of our corporate partners, Sam's Club and Walmart."

In partnership with the University of Notre Dame and underwritten by Sam's Club, the USHCC Chamber Training Institute is a certificate program that impacted over 80 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce from across the country in 2011. The Chamber Training Institute covered topics requested by USHCC members including; how to use social media to market a business, financial management for nonprofit organizations, membership growth, nonprofit law and the impact of Hispanic population growth on business.

In a continuation of the powerful momentum set through the collaborative vision and commitment of the USHCC to strengthen the contribution of Hispanic businesses in America, the USHCC Foundation also launched the national Green Builds Business (GBB), which toured 11 cities across the United States this year with the support of a $500,000 grant from Walmart.

Green Builds Business is a two-day training program designed to educate Hispanic entrepreneurs on how to incorporate environmental sustainability practices into their overall business models. Through this program, Hispanic business owners learn best practices for lowering operating costs, increasing revenues and motivating workers through advanced sustainability efforts. Green Builds Business helped over 200 businesses across America this year.

"It comes as a great honor to have our Foundation recognized by the Nashville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, whose members have directly benefited from our programs," says USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "These programs were designed by Hispanic business owners, for Hispanic business owners. We're proud of the number of people and businesses that have been a part of Green Builds Business and the Chamber Training Institute in 2011."

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of CommerceFounded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $420 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce FoundationThe USHCC Foundation is committed to giving Hispanic entrepreneurs alternatives for life preparation and life-long learning by developing and implementing initiatives and educational campaigns to awaken and nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. The Foundation leverages corporate and public support to ensure that existing and aspiring Latino entrepreneurs gain access and achieve success in the world of business. Please visit for more information on the USHCC Foundation.

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