The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced
Wells Fargo as the corporate chair of its upcoming National Convention,
set to take place September 21-23, 2014 in downtown Salt Lake City, UT.
The annual convention is a premier event for America’s small business
community, convening thousands of Hispanic business owners, corporate
executives, elected officials, and representatives from local chambers
and business associations throughout the country.
To learn more about the USHCC National Convention, visit www.ushccconvention.com.
“We are thrilled to have Wells Fargo serve as corporate chair for this
year’s National Convention. Our alliance was born out of the idea that
transforming small businesses is an essential building block for
transforming our communities, our cities, and our nation as a whole,”
said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “With Wells Fargo at the
helm, this year’s National Convention is poised to be transformative,
one that will be a boon to Utah and to all who participate.”
Signature events of the USHCC National Convention include the Million
Dollar Club (MDC), which recognizes companies that invest $25 million to
$1 billion in Hispanic-owned businesses; the HBE Elite Luncheon, which
pays tribute to the largest Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBE) in
America; the ERG Summit, the only event of its kind which brings
together the Employee Resource Groups (ERG) of over 100 corporations
looking to increase diversity, develop talent, and recruit the best and
brightest employees; and the CEO Panel, a candid, revealing, and
informative discussion about management style, leadership philosophy and
the economic outlook in today’s global market.
“Wells Fargo is excited to again serve as corporate chair for the
upcoming USHCC National Convention and our team looks forward to
welcoming everyone to Salt Lake City,” said Greg Winegardner, Wells
Fargo Region President for Utah and Member of USHCC Board of Directors.
“Working with small business owners is one of the most important things
we do at Wells Fargo, and we are proud of our collaboration with the
USHCC to help more Latino-owned businesses achieve financial success,
grow and create jobs. Together with the USHCC, this year’s convention
will be an inspiring and educational forum for business leaders and
entrepreneurs that will further advance Hispanic-owned businesses and
strengthen communities across the United States.”
For 11 consecutive years, Wells Fargo has been America’s No. 1 small
business lender based on the most recent CRA government data
(2002-2012). In May, Wells Fargo set a new five-year goal to extend $100
billion in new small business loans by 2018. The company also introduced Wells
Fargo Works for Small BusinessSM, a broad
initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for small
“We are pleased to have Wells Fargo serve as the corporate chair for our
National Convention. After successfully chairing the 2012 convention in
Los Angeles, Wells Fargo has proven itself to be the best choice to help
orchestrate what promises to be an historic event,” said USHCC Chairman
Marc Rodriguez. “Together, the USHCC and Wells Fargo are investing in
our nation’s business future by embracing the changing face of America.
We are at the cutting edge of this new frontier, and look forward to
sharing these success stories and inspiring new ventures at our National
Convention – the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified,
community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets.
Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides
banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial
finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet
and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct
business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members,
Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells
Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of
America’s largest corporations. In 2013, the Company invested $275.5
million in grants to 18,500 nonprofits, and team members contributed
more than 1.69 million volunteer hours around the country. Wells Fargo’s
vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them
succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also
available at blogs.wellsfargo.com
and at wellsfargo.com/stories.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and
development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf
of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together
contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year.
As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella
to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the
nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.
For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.
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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
Associate Director of Communications
Source: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)