Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–February 29, 2008–The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the largest and most influential advocate for the nation’s 2.5 million Hispanic-owned businesses is proud to count on unparalleled support from AARP, the Altria Group, Kraft, PhRMA, Shell Oil, Toyota, and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco are among the top sponsors of the 2008 USHCC Legislative Conference taking place March 11-13, 2008 in Washington, DC.
“We are pleased to count on these major corporations, and I congratulate them, on behalf of the USHCC, our Board of Directors and our more than 200 Chamber members, for their commitment and participation in this year’s Legislative Conference,” said Augustine Martinez, USHCC President and CEO. “I commend all our sponsors for their continued interest in recognizing the importance and power of Hispanic businesses as a growing force in the nation and the global marketplace.”
As a leading sponsor, the Altria Group is sponsoring the much-anticipated “Latina Leaders Reception” taking place March 11, 2008 at 6:30PM. The event is being hosted by Erica Ortiz, television host and personality from the NBC-syndicated television program the “Hispanics Today.”
Shell Oil will convene attendees to the Legislative Awards Dinner with a pre-event reception. The pre-event reception takes place on March 13, 2008 at 6:00 PM and is immediately followed by the annual Legislative Awards Dinner.
The 2008 Legislative Awards Dinner will honor and recognized Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez with the President’s award and Congress woman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen with the Chairman’s award. The event takes place March 13, 2008 at 7:00 PM and is proudly hosted by Altria, PhRMA and Toyota.
The USHCC is also proud to count on the support of the following sponsors*:
Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco
Silver Level Sponsors
Bronze Level Sponsors
Opening Reception Sponsors
Altria Group, Inc.
Event and Workshop Sponsors
Edison Electric Institute
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
State Farm Insurance
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Ford Motor Company
Legislative Awards Dinner
Legislative Awards Reception
Shell Oil Company
White House Briefing Sponsors
The Coca Cola Company
Executive Chamber Lounge Sponsors
Commemorative Bag Sponsor
General Motors Corporation
Hispanics Today TV Show
*As of 2/26/08
The Legislative Conference brings together the nation’s top business owners, Chamber representatives, opinion leaders and key governmental and administration officials for a three-day forum to address the most pressing legislative concerns of the nation’s largest and fastest growing business segment—Hispanic entrepreneurs. Expanding hemispheric relations and trade, telecommunications, energy efficiency, and federal procurement opportunities are among the key issues that will receive top billing at this year’s Legislative Conference.
For a complete list of major events at the 2008 USHCC Legislative Conference, or for more news on the lineup of speakers and dignitaries, special events and registration information, visit http://www.ushcc.com, the interactive source for all Legislative Conference information.
Note to Journalists:
General press and analyst registration is available at http://www.ushcc.com/news-legislative18th.html. Journalists are encouraged to submit their media credential applications by Friday, March 7 to take advantage of all the Legislative Conference press events.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of more than 2.5 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate more than $388 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia and Uruguay.
Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information about the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, please visit the USHCC Web page at http://www.ushcc.com/about on USHCC’s information pages. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of release, but may since have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact USHCC’s Communications Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.ushcc.com/contact.html.