Philadelphia, PA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 17, 2006–The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), its Board of Directors, the USHCC Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) today officially kick-off the USHCC’s 27th National Convention and Business Expo, and announce an important partnership with Comcast. Comcast will serve as the presenting sponsor for this year’s convention, which will take place September 20th-23rd at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
“The USHCC is proud to count on the strong support of Comcast as we gear up for our upcoming National Convention and Business Expo to be held in the historic and magnificent city of Philadelphia,” said Michael L. Barrera, USHCC President & CEO. “Latino- and Latina-owned businesses continue to lead this nation’s economic growth and thanks to the committed support of Comcast Corporation and important businesses throughout the greater Philadelphia and tri-state area, we are confident that this year’s convention will be one for the record books.”
“We are proud to partner with the USHCC and welcome all the partners to Comcast’s hometown of Philadelphia,” said Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen. “Through this sponsorship Comcast will continue to create opportunities and foster growth for Hispanic small business owners. Diversity is a philosophy and a practice at Comcast and this opportunity with the USHCC is consistent with our commitment to serve the Hispanic community as an entertainment provider, an employer, and a business and community partner.”
“We are very excited to be partnering with Comcast in the great city of Philadelphia to officially kick-off what will be the most well-attended and successful National Conference in the 27-year history of the USHCC,” said George Franco, Chair, Board of Directors, USHCC. “We commend Comcast for its continued commitment to providing leading entertainment and communications services to our growing Hispanic community, which helps fuel the development and expansion of businesses and enterprise in the Philadelphia area, the tri-state area and in regions across the country.”
“On behalf of Mayor Street, our tourism and hospitality leaders, and our membership, we are thrilled to have the USHCC National Convention come to Philadelphia,” said Kenneth I. Trujillo, President of the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “This will be an unparalleled opportunity for our members and region to see the remarkable growth Latino businesses are experiencing nationwide.” The USHCC Annual National Convention and Business Expo will be hosted in conjunction with the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Convention serves as the country’s premier business and networking event for Hispanic entrepreneurs and business leaders from all sectors of the economy, and for Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market.
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The Company’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.
About the USHCC
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s largest and most influential advocate for the more than 2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, which generate more than $300 billion annually. It serves as the umbrella organization for more than 215 local Hispanic chambers nationwide and Mexico by actively promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs.