WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USHCCF) announced today five local winners from the 2012 Green Builds Business (GBB) program in Albuquerque, NM. The selected entrepreneurs will receive a combined 24 hours of one-on-one green coaching with Bill Roth, Green Business Coach for Entrepreneur.com and Founder of Earth 2017.
GBB, underwritten by Walmart, is a signature training program of the USHCCF which encourages business owners from across the country to incorporate sustainability measures into their overall business plans by teaching them best practices for lowering operating costs, increasing revenues and motivating workers with green initiatives. The GBB program in Albuquerque, held in early March, was co-hosted by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, and hosted 20 local entrepreneurs for the two-day training session.
"The attendees were surprised about the correlation between having a 'green' business and the impact on their cash flow," says Chamber President Alex Romero. "They were pleased to learn about how implementing green strategies actually improves their bottom line. In addition," he adds, "word got out quickly amongst our members after the training sessions occurred; we continue to get calls as to when we'll be providing the training again."
USHCC President and CEO, Javier Palomarez, says that the enthusiasm of the Albuquerque participants demonstrates both the influence and impact this program can have on the Hispanic business community. "This program started as a way to help entrepreneurs lead the way in sustainable economic growth and recovery in America," he says. "It is exciting and inspiring to see our participants taking these learnings and applying them to new-age, innovative business concepts, such as green marketing and QR codes."
Winners from the 2012 Green Builds Business program in Albuquerque include Sunny Hill, Cameron Greer, Colby Greer, Steve Adams and Derrick Archuleta. -- Sunny Hill, GM of Construction Reporter and owner of Rainbow Ranch, is involved in Holistic Management/Organic sustainable practices. Roth will assist Sunny in developing "skill set" acquisition for sustainable agriculture. -- Cameron Geer from Yearout - Innovative HVAC Solutions will receive training on the proper implementation of QR codes on equipment in order to reduce the use of paper tickets. -- Colby Geer from Yearout - Innovative HVAC Solutions will receive coaching on the utilization and execution of green marketing practices. -- Steve Adams in Strategic Business Development at Construction Reporter will work with the sustainability expert regarding effective strategies in creating a green plan room. -- Derrick Archuleta from ARCH + Plan Land Use Consultants, LLC will use the one-on-one time to learn the most effective ways to promote the use of sustainable green land.
Sustainability expert Bill Roth will help the winners formulate a green business plan or implement a green project that holds the potential of creating jobs, growing profits and reducing emissions this year.
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 $465 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 www.ushcc.com.
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 www.ushccfoundation.org for more information on the USHCC Foundation.
GREEN BUILDS BUSINESS CONTACTS:
USHCC Foundation Jennifer Tarazon, Vice President(202) email@example.com http://www.ushccfoundation.org
Earth 2017 Bill Roth (925) firstname.lastname@example.org://www.earth2017.comUnited States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Web site: http://www.ushcc.com/
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