U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Welcomes American Airlines as a 2007 USHCC...

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Welcomes American Airlines as a 2007 USHCC Corporate Sponsor

Airline carrier set to support supplier diversity efforts during largest gathering of Hispanic business owners


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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 23, 2007–The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that American Airlines has agreed to be a gold sponsor of the event, and offering discounted flight rates to conference attendees.

“The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice for the Hispanic business community, and we are proud to have American Airlines support us in our efforts,” said Michael L. Barrera, USHCC CEO & President. “This sponsorship will assist USHCC Chambers and their members in fulfilling travel requirements at affordable rates.”

The USHCC 2007 Annual Convention, Business Expo and International Pavilion taking place September 19 – 22, 2007 in San Juan, Puerto Rico is the only convention attracting the largest number of Hispanic business owners and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. The event is also the only focused exclusively on the convergence of U.S. and Latin America markets.

“American Airlines is proud to be part of the efforts to promote the economic growth of our Hispanic communities and markets. Our commitment to the Hispanic community remains as strong as 65 years ago,” said Peter J. Dolara, Senior Vice President of American Airlines in Miami, Caribbean and Latin America.

As part of its sponsorship of the 2007 USHCC Conference, American Airlines will offer discounted airline fares to registered participants.

During the convention, the USHCC will host a variety of workshops, chamber trainings and business sessions focused on supplier diversity and procurement opportunities in the US and around the globe. Experts from around the country will share their best practices on creating wealth, maximizing new technologies, accessing procurement opportunities, and securing and sustaining long-term business growth.

Additional information about the convention, including registration, sponsorship, and exhibiting, can be found at http://www.ushcc.com.

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 two million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, which earn more than $350 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Welcomes American Airlines as a 2007 USHCC Corporate Sponsor