Sprint Nextel Honored ‘Corporation of the Year’ by U.S. Hispanic Chamber of...

Sprint Nextel Honored ‘Corporation of the Year’ by U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during 27th Annual USHCC National Convention and Business Expo

Major Communications Technology Leader to be Awarded USHCC Highest Corporate Honor during 27th Annual USHCC National Convention and Business Expo Sept. 20-23, in Philadelphia, PA


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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 20, 2006–The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the largest and most influential advocate for Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, is pleased to announce Sprint Nextel will receive the President’s Award as the 2006 USHCC “Corporation of the Year,” the highest corporate award bestowed to any company by the USHCC. The President’s Award will be presented to the Sprint Nextel President and CEO, Gary Forsee, at a special awards gala during its 27th Annual National Convention and Business Expo on Sept. 23, 2006 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“One of the main purposes of the Convention is to help Hispanic entrepreneurs establish valuable relationships and resources to grow their businesses. The USHCC and Sprint Nextel exemplify such a relationship,” said USHCC President and CEO Michael L. Barrera. “Sprint Nextel truly demonstrates what a premier corporation can do for its partners, and on behalf of our more than 200 chambers and Board of Directors, I congratulate them on winning this prestigious award.”

Sprint Nextel has provided much needed telecommunications services and training to the USHCC and our local chambers. The USHCC is also proud to count on the industry leader for assistance to the USHCC Foundation and in capacity building for USHCC local chambers. Sprint Nextel will also conduct a seminar on the latest communication advances and how these skills can be used to increase your bottom line.

Each year, the USHCC recognizes a corporation for their outstanding achievements and innovations that have made significant impact on the economic development of our nation’s two million Hispanic-owned businesses. The President’s Award is bestowed on a corporate partner who has shown exceptional leadership, dedication and continued commitment to the Hispanic business community and the USHCC. The selection criteria include advocacy, leadership within their industry, corporate diversity, national outreach efforts and procurement opportunities. The company’s commitment to the USHCC is also considered.

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) offers a comprehensive range of communications services bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone.

The USHCC represents the interests of more than two million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, which earn more than $350 billion annually. It serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers nationwide and in Mexico and it actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs.

Sprint Nextel Honored ‘Corporation of the Year’ by U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during 27th Annual USHCC National Convention and Business Expo