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January 29, 2015 Business Seminar – Certification WBEC
February 2015 Business Certification SBA
February 24, 2015 HCCL Luncheon – JW Marriott New Orleans
March 3, 2015 Straight Talk/Business Basics
March 5, 2015 HCCL/Metairie Bank Networking Night
March 10, 2015 Business Breakfast and Seminar – Goldman Sachs Module
March 12, 2015 Social Media Workshop 2.0
March 28, 2015 Charlas para Comerciantes (Breakfast Seminar in Spanish)
April 8, 2015 Town Hall Meeting Luncheon- US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
April 10, 2015 “Champions of the American Dream – Best in Business Awards”- Dillard University
May 14, 2015 Networking Event at Manning’s
May 20, 2015 Hispanic Young Professionals Rally
May 28, 2015 Certification Seminar Baton Rouge
June 23, 2015 HCCL Workforce Job Fair
July 8, 2015 Business Seminar – SBA
July 12, 2015 Hispanic Summer Fest
July 28, 2015 Hablemos Claro (Business Seminar in Spanish)
August 11, 2015 Hispanic Small Business Forum and Trade Show
September 3, 2015 Small Business Breakfast: Operations and Processes
September 18, 2015 2015 Excelencia Gala
October 8, 2015 Certifications Seminar
October 20, 2015 Joint Chambers Networking Night
October 28, 2015 Delgado Diversity Fair
November 2, 2015 Day of the Dead Celebration “Dining For A Purpose” at Mizado Cocina Networking Event
November 10, 2015 American Supplier Initiative in New Orleans
December 2015 Baton Rouge Luncheon and Networking
September 25, 2014 Business Seminar – Government Contracting 101 SBA Certification
October 4, 2014 Business Seminar with ACCION Louisiana – Boot Camp
October 14, 2014 Joint Chamber of Commerce Networking Night (Promoted by HCCL/6 Chambers participating)
October 23, 2014 HCCL Luncheon in Baton Rouge
November 6, 2014 Business Seminar with Goldman Sachs – Marketing
November 13, 2014 Business Seminar – Minority Business Certification SRMDC/WBEC
December 10, 2014 Hispanic Business Resource and Workforce Program Fair
2012 Quarterly Luncheons (New Orleans)
All quarterly luncheons in New Orleans are held at the JW Marriott at 614 Canal St., New Orleans, 70130.
Advance Reservations & Pre-payment are required.
Event Check-In & Networking: 11:30AM
Event Concludes: 1:30-1:45PM
Friday, March 23rd
Friday, June 22nd
Friday, August 17th
Friday, December 7th – ANNUAL MEETING
2012 Luncheons (Baton Rouge)
Locations of luncheons in Baton Rouge to be advised.
Event Check-In & Networking: 11:30AM
Event Concludes: 1:30-1:45PM
Friday, March 9th
Friday, October 12th
2012 Network Evenings (New Orleans Area):
Network Evenings are held at rotating locations in the greater metro area of New Orleans. Watch for Details.
Time: 5:30 – 7:30PM
Thurs. January 19th at La Estancia Restaurant in Kenner
Wed. February 29th at Elmwood Self-Storage & Wine Cellar in Harahan
Tues. March 20th at Club Masquerade in Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans – it’s Latin Night at Masquerade!
Thurs. April 19th
Thurs. May 17th
Thurs. June 14th
Thurs. July 19th
Thurs. August 16th
September – No network event this month in New Orleans due to Excelencia Gala on Sept. 15th.
Thurs. October 18th
Thurs. November 15th
December – No network event this month in New Orleans due to holiday season.
2012 Network Evenings (Baton Rouge):
Locations to be advised. Watch for details.
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Thurs. April 12th
May – No network event this month in Baton Rouge.
Thurs. June 7th
July – No network event this month in Baton Rouge.
Thurs. August 9th
September – No network event this month in Baton Rouge
October – No network event this month in Baton Rouge
Thurs. November 8th
December – No network event this month in Baton Rouge.
2012 Annual Excelencia Gala Dinner Dance & Silent Auction (New Orleans):
Saturday, September22nd, 2012 at the JW Marriott, 614 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
The Excelencia Awards will be presented at this event which kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.
2012 Baton Rouge Gala:
Friday, May 11th, 2012. Watch for location and other details.
(at JW Marriott at 614 Canal St., New Orleans, 70130)
Fri. Feb. 11th – Keynote Speaker Greg Rigamer, CEO of GCR & Associates will analyse the 2010 U.S. Census Results, particularly in light of the exploding Latino population in Louisiana. / Welcome Rodrick Miller, the newly appointed President & CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, the public private partnership for Economic Development for the City of New Orleans. / HCCL Installation of New Officers & Board
Wed. April 27th – – Keynote Speaker, The Hon. Jay Dardenne, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, will speak on Multi-Culturalism in Louisiana.
Fri. July 22nd –– Keynote Speaker, The Hon. Tom Schedler, Secretary of State of Louisiana, will speak about new initiatives in his office to make doing business in Louisiana an easier process. Among other points, he will highlight GeauxBiz.com created to ease the frustrations that businesses have trying to find information about licenses and permits necessary for their operation. It is a starting point for customers to obtain information regarding which state agencies will need to be contacted for a variety of registration documents; you are able to go online and create a customized checklist for your individualized business. Secretary Schedler is very interested in getting to meet and work with the Latino community in Louisiana.
Mon. Dec. 5th – ANNUAL MEETING – Keynote Speaker, Jason Marczak, Director of Policy of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) of New York City will present “The Economic Impact of Immigrant-Related Local Ordinances”. This analysis looks at local immigration-related ordinances in 53 U.S. cities and what effects those either restrictive or non-restrictive ordinances created – whether intentionally or as unintended consequences – on the business environment and economic growth of those cities. The findings were revealing and surprising in many instances. It is the first time that a hard statistical study of this kind has been done on the subject.
2011 Annual Excelencia Gala Dinner Dance with Silent Auction
Friday, September 16, 2011 at the JW Marriott, New Orleans. Theme: “Noche de Rumba!”
(Gala marks the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month.)
Honorees: 2011 Excelencia Award for Corporate Partner — COX
2011 Excelencia Award for Medical Research and Business – Dr. Nicolas Bazan
2011 Excelencia Award as Humanitarian of the Year – Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro
2011 Excelencia American Dream Award — Jairo Alvarez Botero
2011 NETWORK EVENINGS :
Tues. Feb. 15th – Joint event with the National Association of Bilingual Educators during their national convention in New Orleans. At Rio Mar Restaurant.
Thurs. March 10th– Joint event with the National Hispanic Bar Association during their national convention in New Orleans. At Harrah’s Hotel.
Wed. June 22nd – Tri-Chamber Network Event with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, and the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce. At Elmwood Self-Storage & Wine Cellar in Harahan.
Thurs. July 7th– Very Special Network Evening at The Historic New Orleans Collection with special viewing of exhibit The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States. New Orleans is one of only 3 U.S. cities selected to host this exhibit from the Archivo de los Indios in Seville, Spain.
Wed. Aug. 3rd – HCCL joins the Algiers Economic Development Foundation to bring you a free outdoor concert -NOCHE LATINA ON THE POINT (Algiers Point was founded in 1798!) – part of the Wednesdays on the Point Concert Series! HCCL will be your emcee and present bands OTRA and JAVIER & ELEGANT GYPSY. Joining HCCL on the big stage will be Latin D-J’s “Potris” & “JC” of the new Spanish radio stations LA MEGA 107.5 & LA RAZA 830 on your dial! Come dance your feet off!
Tues., Dec. 20th – This network evening has been rescheduled to January. Stay tuned for our 2012 Calendar of Events.
2011 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series: Sponsored by Chevron:
1) Thurs. April 14th: “Los Cinco Pasos para Conseguir Financiacion” (Five Steps to Obtaining Financing)
2) Thurs. May 12th: ”Como Escribir un Plan de Negocios” ( How to Write A Business Plan)
3) Thurs. June 23rd: ”Los Seguros, Los Impuestos, y su Relacion al Acceso a Crédito” (Insurance, Taxes, & Their Relation to Credit Access)
4) 4th Quarter 2011 – Date to be Advised: “Restaurantes: cómo sobrevivir y sobresalir en una economía difícil” (Restaurant Survival: How to Survive & Thrive in a Difficult Economy)
5) 4th Quarter 2011 – Date to be Advised: ” Cómo manejar y operar una compañía de Construcción” (How to Manage & Operate Construction Company)
6) 4th Quarter 2011 – Date to be Advised: ” Los A,B,C’s de Certificación como Empresas Minoritarias” (Minority Certification – types, processes & methodology)
2011 SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS:
Thurs. Feb. 17th: HCCL & World Trade Center of New Orleans joint luncheon at Plimsoll Club with His Excellency Hugo Llorens, the United States Ambassador to Honduras.
Fri. Feb. 18th – HCCL Exec. Dir. gives Welcome Address to National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) at their national conference in New Orleans. At New Orleans Convention Center.
Thurs. Feb. 24th: HCCL is guest speaker at U.S. Dept. of Commerce Trade Confrerence at Univeristy of Southern Mississippi for “Export University”, co-hosted by the Mississippi District Export Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service, and the University of Southern Mississippi
Mon. March 28th: HCCL & World Trade Center of New Orleans Joint Breakfast Briefing for His Excellency Luis Benigno Gallegos Chiriboga, the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United states; “Doing Business with Ecuador”; at Plimsoll Club.
Thurs. March 31st: VIP Diversity Reception for key leaders of minority business communities. Hosted by Prudential. At JW Marriott.
Sun. April 10th: HCCL takes to the stage at the world famous French Quarter Festival to present Latin band “Son Como Son” featuring Roberto Moreira.
Mon. April 18th: Women’s Dinner Seminar ”Dollars and Sense” at Tommy’s Cuisine & Wine Bar in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. 6 -8PM. Sponsored by Prudential.
May 5-6: “HONDURAS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS” – International Conference in the City of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Keynote Speakers to include His Excellency Porfirio Lobo Sosa, President of the Republic of Honduras; Carlos Slim of Mexico – “the World’s Richest Man”; the President of the Inter-American Development Bank – Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno; and the President & CEO of the Arab Bank (Switzerland) Mr. Nasri Victor Malhame.
Wed. July 20th: — Visit the HCCL Booth at the Urban Entrepreneruship Forum in New Orleans. Presented by the White House Business Council, the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Domestic Policy Council, in partnership with the City of New Orleans, the Forum will focus on providing tools to support job growth and foster economic success for local entrepreneurs.
Tues. July 26th: HCCL hosts orientation evening at Delgado Community College -West Bank Campus: Economic Opportunities & Career Choices; 6-8PM
Thurs. July 28th: HCCL hosts orientation evening at Delgado Community College – City Park Campus: Economic Opportunities & Career Choices; 6-8PM
Thur. August 25th – Visit HCCL Booth at Gateway Conference – 2011 premiere forum on supplier diversity and MBE development produced by the Louisiana Minority Suppliers Diversity Council. At the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans.
Wed. Sept. 27th – HCCL participates in U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond’s Economic Summit for Small Business, and further participates in a round table conversation with stakeholders on the pending Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.
Fri. Sept. 30th– HCCL is guest speaker at National Latino Law Conference for their national convention in New Orleans.
Thurs. Oct. 6th : HCCL is featured speaker at New Orleans conference of the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s 13th Annual Study Mission on Workforce Development.
Oct. 20-21: HCCL is invited speaker at Americas Society/Council of the Americas meeting in New York City dealing with issues of integration of the immigrant workforce in U.S. gateway cities.
Nov. 30-Dec.2nd: – 35th Annual Conference on Caribbean & Central America. At Marriott Hotel in New Orleans.
2011 Training Programs:
1) Workforce Training Development Program with Bilingual Access – 2011 marks our 4th year with this highly successful program, the only one of its kind in the State. Latinos learn soft skills on bilingual basis for job placement in the local economy.
2) NEW – starting in April 2011: Technical Assistance for new and existing businesses (focus on Latino owned) located in the affected storm parishes of Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike.
RADIO SHOWS: HCCL has shows on Spanish radio every week.
1) Sunburst Media’s two stations based in New Orleans : La Raza 8.30AM, simulcast with La Mega 107.5 FM – Saturdays at 8:00AM . (Day & time subject to change.) We recently celebrated our 3rd year anniversary with this business show.
2) NEW! Radio Tropical KGLA 15.40AM, SIMULCAST with their 105.7 KGLA FM station in New Orleans, and– KDDK Radi0 105.5 FM in Baton Rouge, LA on Thursdays from 11:30AM – 12:00Noon. (Day & time subject to change.)
Fri. March 19 – At JW Marriott. Keynote Speakers: Candidates for Mayor of Kenner: the Hon. Mike Yenni, and the Hon. Phil Capitano. Also intro of Latina executive Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana.
Fri. Oct. 15th – At JW Marriott. Keynote Speakers: The Hon. Edouard Quatrevaux, Inspector General of the City of New Orleans speaking on the initiatives of his office; and Daphne Derven, Special Projects Manager of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation speaking on “The Perception vs the Reality of Our Recovery From the Effects of the BP Oil Spill.”
Wed. Jan. 21 – At Irvin Mayfields’ Jazz Playhouse in Royal Sonesta Hotel
Wed. Feb. 24 – At Elwood Self Storage & Wine Cellar
Wed. April 21 – At Whitney Bank Board Room – Main Branch
Wed. May 19 – Tri-Chamber Event with Asian Chamber & N.O. Reg. Black Chamber at Sake Cafe
Wed. July 21 – At Mike’s East and West on St. Charles Avenue
Wed. Aug. 18 – At El Mesquite Grill on the West Bank
Thurs. Sept. 16 – At JW Marriott following afternoon symposium “Enfoque Honduras”
Wed. Oct. 20 – At Tango Argentinian Grill; special guest U.S. Congressman Anh Joseph Cao. Sponsored by American Express
Wed. Nov. 17 – Tri-Chamber Event at Elmwood Self-Storage and Wine Cellar
Fri. Nov. 19 – Theme “Renacimiento”. At the JW Marriott. Honorees: Shell Oil Company, Excelencia Award for Corporate Commitment. Maria O’Byrne Stephenson of Stephenson, Chavarri & Matthews, Excelencia Award as Business Person of the Year; Dr. Juan Jorge Gershanik, Excelencia Award as Humanitarian of the Year; and Ivetee Nunez-Hera, Northrop Grumman, as recipient of Excelencia American Dream Award. Music by Son Como Son featuring Roberto Moreira.
Seminarios para Empresarios – Presented by HCCL in cooperation with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.
Tues. March 16 – “Como empezar y financiar un negocio”
Wed. March 24th – “Como estructurar e inscribir un negocio”
Wed. April 14th – “Como escribir un plan de negocio”
Tues. April 20th – “Como empezar un negocio de importacion y exportacion”
Tues. May 4th – “Los cinco pasas para conseguir financiamiento”
Thurs. June 13th – “Como interpretar estados financieros”
Thurs. Aug. 5th – “Como empezar un negocio de importacion y exportacion”
Thurs. Aug. 12 – ” Como empezar y financear un negocio”
Thurs. Sept. 9th – “Como estructurar e inscribir un negocio”
Thurs. Sept. 30th – “Como escribir un plan de negocio”
Thurs. Oct. 14th – “Los cinco pasos para conseguir financiamiento”
Thurs. Oct. 28th – “Como interpretar estados financieros”
Thurs. May 20th – HCCL Town Hall Meeting on BP Oil Spill featuring Randy Prescott of BP and others.
Sat. August 7 – ” El Exito al Alcance”- Half day seminar about the road to success. Presented in cooperation with La Fabulosa Radio 8.30 AM.
Thursday, Sept. 16 – “Enfoque Honduras” – Half-day seminar on doing business with Honduras. Keynote Speakers includeMs. Aline Flores, President of the Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Tegucigalpa (the largest chamber of commerce in Honduras). And Lic. Alexander Hedman Alas, Board of Directors of COHEP – Consejo Hondureño de Empresas Privadas(Honduran Council of Private Sector Businesses). And Lic. Jose Martin Chicas, Vice President of ANDI – Asociación Nacional de Industrias (National Association of Industries). And Ms. Mariebelle Lieberman, President of Mariebelle Chocolates – acclaimed chocolatier from Honduras with luxury stores in Manhattan.
Friday, May 8 At JW Marriott. Keynote Speaker: United States Attorney Jim Letten. Topic – Crime, Corruption, & immigration issues in post-Katrina New Orleans: an update from the Federal perspective.
Friday, August 7 At JW Marriott. Keyntoe Speakers: United States Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao: Report from Capitol Hill. And Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr.: Update on the operations and challenges of the D.A.’s Office.
Friday, December 11 At The Plimsoll Club. Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Mitch Landrieu, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana.
Wed. Jan. 28 Special Reception for Installation of New Officers & Board of Directors. At offices of Jones Walker.
Wed. Feb. 28 At Flaming Torch Restaurant
Wed. March 18th At Rio Mar Restaurant in the Warehouse District
Wed. April 15th At Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, Kenner
Wed. May 20th At Copeland’s Social City Club
Wed. June 17th At Treasure Chest Casino
Wed. July 15th Joint Network Evening with Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana at Bambu Asian Grill in Harrah’s Casino
Wed. Aug. 19th At Galvez Restaurant in the French Quarter
Wed. Sept. 16th At Tommy’s Wine Bar, kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month
Wed. Oct. 22nd At Grand Isle Restaurant
Wed. Nov. 18th At Whitney Bank in Metairie
Sat. June 20 Theme: “Under the Mayan Moonlight”. At JW Marriott. Honorees: Jose Suquet, 2009 Excelencia Award as Business Leader of the Year; And, Frank Purvis Jr. as 2009 Excelencia Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business. Music by Latin Four.
Other Events: Seminarios para Empresarios
Presented by HCCL in cooperation with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.
Oct. 20 & Dec. 3 “Como estructurar e inscribir su negocio”
Nov. 10 & Dec. 8 “Como empezar y financiar su negocio”
Nov. 19 “Como escribir un plan de negocio”
Friday, April 18th: “Positioning your Company for Access to Business Opportunities through Minority Certification”. Underwritten by Shell Oil. At the J.W.Marriott
Wednesday, July 23rd: Report on Rebuilding Progress in New Orleans by Presidential Appointee General Douglas O’Dell, Federal Coordinator, Gulf Coast Rebuilding, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. At the J.W. Marriott .
Wednesday, February 20th at Rio Mar Restaurant in Warehouse District
Wednesday, March 26th at Republic New Orleans in the Warehouse District
Wed. April 16th at Impastato’s Restaurant in Metairie
Wednesday, May 21st Tomatillo’s Restaurant in French Quarter
Wednesday, June 18th No network event this month due to annual Gala.
Wednesday, July 16th New OrleansMuseumof Art in CityPark
Wednesday, August 20th. Joint Event with East Jefferson Business Assn. at Whitney Bank Lobby inMetairie
Wednesday, October 15th Three-way Network event with HCCL, the Hispanic Lawyers Assn. of Louisiana, and the Loyola School of Law. At the Loyola College of Law courtyard.
Sat. June 8th at JW Marriott. Honoree Max Moreno, Vice President & Regional Manager of Whitney Bank. Music by Vivaz Latin Band.
March 2008 – HCCL launches bi-weekly business show in Spanish on La Fabulosa 830am Radio Station.
Thurs. Aug. 21st – HCCL hosts special luncheon for newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, the Hon. Hugo Llorens. At JW Marriott. Held in cooperation with The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and with the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Louisiana Mitchell J. Landrieu.
March 23rd at JW Marriott. Keynote Speaker Aaron Broussard, President of Jefferson Parish.
June 29th at JW Marriott. Keynote Speakers Sean Hunter, Dir. Aviation of Louis Armstrong International New Orleans Airport. And, Dr. Ed Blakely, Recovery Czar.
September 28th at JW Marriott. Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Turner, President & Senior Scholar of Political & Economic Research Council (PERC)
December 7th at Plimsoll Club. Launch of Telemundo New Orleans KGLA-TV – the first full power Spanish speaking station in the area. And presentation of Inspiracion Awards to Ana Gershanik, Dr. Juan Gershanik, and Dr. Vinicio Madrigal.
Feb. 22nd at Chad’s Bistro
March 21st at The “W” French Quarter Hotel
April 18th at the Renaissance Arts Hotel. Joint event with a Trade Delegation from Guatemala brought by the Trade Capacity Building Institute of New Orleans.
May 14th at La Macarena Pupuseria
Nov. 14th at the JW Marriott
Sat. July 28th at The Foundry in the Warehouse District. Honoree: Maria Bonilla of American Overseas Trading Company. Music by Irvin Mayfield ensemble “Purple Disrespect” including Kermit Ruffin and Trombone Shorty. Andspecial performance by Fredy Omar.
March 10th at Andrea’s Restaurant. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Diane Roussel, Supt. Jefferson Parish Public School System. And, Dr. Randy Moffett, President, Southeastern Louisiana University. And, Jim Kelly, CEO of Catholic Charities of New Orleans. And. Manny Blanco, President of HCCL. Theme: Introduction of Hispanic Business Resources & Technology Center.
September 29th at JW Marriott. Keynote Speaker: Aaron Broussard, President of Jefferson Parish.
December 8th at Plimsoll Club. Installation of New Officers & Board of HCCL.
August 24th at Mi Tierra Restaurant
September 12th at Offices of Jones Walker
Sat. October 21st at JW Marriott. Honoree Charles Nelson of Waldemar S. Nelson & Co. Music by Julio & Cesar.
Mon.Oct. 8th at The Links at Stonebridge Golf Course in Gretna, LA