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Thousands of Hispanic Business Owners to Convene in Milwaukee for USHCC National Convention; September 14-17, 2005 — Midwest Airlines Convention Center



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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 30, 2005–U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, U.S. Small Business Administrator Hector V. Barreto and former U.S. Secretary of Energy & Transportation Federico Pena are among the national luminaries who will share their perspectives on the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population during the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 26th Annual National Convention & Business Expo. They will be addressing thousands of Hispanic business owners, government officials, elected officials, and Fortune 500 corporate and chamber executives from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. The largest gathering of the nation’s Hispanic-owned businesses is September 14-17, 2005 at the Midwest Airlines Convention Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This year’s convention theme is “Hispanic Enterprise: Attaining Success, Building Wealth.” The convention will provide participants with numerous opportunities to interact with prominent experts in the areas of politics, finance, government and business and to engage in discussions on issues important to the Hispanic-owned business community with an emphasis on procurement, business matchmaking, entrepreneurship and best practices.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, September 14

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SBA/HP Matchmaking Session (Hyatt Hotel)

6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

USHCC Foundation/FedEx 5th Annual Golf Classic

Thursday, September 15

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

National Youth Entrepreneurship BizFest

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Breakfast

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Anna Maria Arias Hispanic Businesswomen’s Luncheon

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

LatinPalooza (off-site event)

Friday, September 16

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

International Breakfast Featuring Keynote Speaker: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New Age Investors: The New Frontier for Hispanic Business Growth (Plenary Session)

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Business Expo Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

12:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business Expo and Small Business & Workforce Development Pavilion

Saturday, September 17

8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

National Leadership & Chamber Excellence Training Institute

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Milwaukee Parade (Downtown Milwaukee)

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Business Expo and Small Business & Workforce Development Pavilion

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Awards Dinner

For additional information, visit http://www.ushcc.com or call 1-800-874-2286.

USHCC Convention & Business EXPO Credentials:

Media representatives must be associated with a legitimate news organization; to obtain Media Credentials, contact Estrada Communications Group at (512) 335-7776 or e-mail leslie@estradausa.com

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CONTACT:

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) by Estrada Communications Group

Leslie Leal

512-335-7776

Thousands of Hispanic Business Owners to Convene in Milwaukee for USHCC National Convention; September 14-17, 2005 — Midwest Airlines Convention Center