Center for Hispanic Leadership Ohio to Hold Inaugural Hispanic Workforce and Economic Development Summit OCHLA Aims to Boost Hispanic Entrepreneurs

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Though Hispanic-owned businesses are growing at twice the rate of the national average and generate $465 billion in annual revenue, the growing number of Hispanic entrepreneurs and small business owners require "leadership and operational" training attention. With this in mind, the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) Ohio Chapter in conjunction with the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs (OCHLA) are partnering to host the first annual Hispanic Workforce and Economic Development Summit on November 7th in Columbus at the Hollywood Casino.

CHL Ohio Chapter

We are focused on building strategic alliances with local market corporations to help their Hispanic talent bridge culture to enable higher levels of performance.

The goal of the one-day event is to offer entrepreneurs with leadership training as well as connect them with government and private business development opportunities. “As an expanding segment of the population, Hispanics in Ohio are in need of workforce and economic development to make an even greater contribution to Ohio’s economy,” says Rafi Rodriguez, CHL Ohio Chapter President. “We are focused on building strategic alliances with local market corporations to help their Hispanic talent bridge culture to enable higher levels of performance; thus cultivating innovation and initiative as part of Ohio’s economic engine.”

Many Hispanic business owners are faced with the inability to consistently create and sustain relationships with Fortune 500 corporations; thus they are not at the forefront of supplier diversity programs. Revenue generating and job creation opportunities are not being seized fast enough. To overcome this challenge, Hispanic entrepreneurs and business owners must learn how to become better leaders and, at the same time, better business operators in order to compete against non-Hispanic, mainstream businesses – as per the findings that were revealed in a 2012 survey conducted by McCombs School of Business, and the Kauffman Foundation.

As a result of attending the Summit, participants will benefit from:

  • A highly interactive four-hour workshop that will help Hispanic entrepreneurs and business owners to become better leaders and business operators
  • Information, tips, tools and resources to engage their business and access state government and private sectors opportunities to profitably grow and compete
  • Access to CHL's online Certification Program: HispanicLeadershipAcademy.com
  • Networking with successful Hispanics from across the state of Ohio

“With the increasing Hispanic population in Ohio, OCHLA aims to strengthen Hispanic businesses and professionals in order for them to further advance and be successful,” says Lilly Cavanaugh, OCHLA Director. “We are proud to partner with the CHL Ohio chapter to bring together the professional tools and training necessary to ensure greater economic wealth for Hispanics and the state.”

For the full agenda and to register, please visit CHL Ohio Hispanic Workforce and Economic Development Summit or call Rafi Rodriguez, CHL Ohio President at (937) 304-7393 or by e-mail: Rafi(at)CenterforHispanicLeadership(dot)com

Summit Details
Hollywood Casino
200 Georgesville Rd
Columbus, OH 43228
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
$300 Registration covers 4-hour workshop, lunch, and afternoon session
$50 Registration covers lunch and afternoon session

About CHL Corporate

We build brands from the outside in.
Instead of selling to Hispanic consumers, let them help build your brand and enable them to influence its growth.

We develop Hispanic leaders from the inside out.
By embracing their unique immigrant perspective instead of assimilating so quickly, Hispanic employees are enabled to innovate and lead your business with cultural authenticity.

As the only Hispanic human capital, business development, and marketing consulting firm of its kind, CHL’s unique approach is centered on building leaders and building brands by clearly demonstrating how these two facets are interconnected and dependent on each other. To learn more about CHL Corporate, visit us at: http://www.centerforhispanicleadership.com

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