WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the national advocate for over three million Hispanic businesses in the country, congratulates a number of leading corporations that comprise Hispanic Business Magazine’s list of “Best Companies for Diversity”.
AT&T and Verizon rank first and second, respectively, on the list of 60 companies analyzed for their efforts on diversity. More than 32 variables measured each company’s commitment to Hispanic hiring, retention, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier development.
“The USHCC congratulates these leading corporations named to this very significant and coveted list published by Hispanic Business Magazine. We are especially proud that a number of our USHCC corporate partners are leading by example in areas that have become increasingly important to our Hispanic business community,” says USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca-Humrichouse.
Vaca-Humrichouse notes that a number of companies in Hispanic Business Magazine’s list are members of the USHCC’s Million Dollar Club, created in 2010 to honor and celebrate the commitment of corporations and their procurement executives who recognize the value of Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs).
“I would like to recognize AT&T and Verizon for leading the pack in Hispanic diversity. It is clear that these companies understand that working with Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) represents enormous opportunity for growth,” says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. “These leading organizations are gaining an edge over competitors by hiring top Hispanic business leaders and establishing partnerships with HBEs. After all, it is our Hispanic businesses that represent the fastest growing segment of the business community in America today.”
Other members of the USHCC Million Dollar Club that ranked in Hispanic Business Magazine’s list include PepsiCo., JPMorgan Chase & Co., General Motors Company, Marriott International Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, Sodexo, Wellpoint Inc., Walmart Stores Inc., Wells Fargo, MGM Resorts International, Sprint and Toyota Motor North America.
At the upcoming 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo, the USHCC will name ten new corporations to the Million Dollar Club, which will comprise a total of 32 companies spending in the range of $25 million to over $500 million with Hispanic owned businesses.
About the 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo
The 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Join the USHCC, Fortune 500 companies, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) and local Chambers of Commerce in Miami to connect, strategize and grow. The National Convention takes place September 18th – 21st at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. The USHCC is proud to present Corporate Convention Chair, Chase Bank and HBE Convention Chair, United Data Technologies. For more information about the Convention and a full schedule of events, please visit http://www.ushccconvention.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 nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit http://www.ushcc.com.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce