- March 23, 2018
- Posted by: Milca Otanez
- Category: Press Releases
New Orleans, LA — The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana will host the 2018 Town Hall Roundtable Meeting & Luncheon on Thursday, April 5th at the Hyatt Regency on Loyola Avenue. The event will feature as Keynote Speaker and Guest of Honor, Mr. Don Salazar, Chairman of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Welcome Remarks will be delivered by Mayor-Elect Latoya Cantrell. Small business owners are highly encouraged to take part in this forum in order to learn about best practices and opportunities available through participation, education, and certifications. The event is sponsored by Chevron.
“Chevron is committed to helping Hispanic-owned businesses prosper and grow,” said Leah Brown, Manager of Public Affairs for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “By sponsoring the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Town Hall, we hope to provide participants with information to help remove barriers to economic growth. We invite everyone to join us at this special event.”
Mr. Salazar currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Creative Times Inc., also known as CTI Construction, a design-and-build construction business based in Ogden, Utah. Don oversees all management activities, such as general business planning, accounting, finance, marketing, resource allocation, contract negotiation, and on-site job performance. Don and CTI have received many awards, including Utah Minority Small Business Man of the Year, Utah Achievement/ Community Service Award and SBA contractor of the year. Don is the past chair of the Ogden Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, past President of Northern Utah Public Employees Association, governor-appointed State Council on Workforce Services, member of Weber State University National Advisory Board and Weber State University Arts and Humanities Board and serves on the board of the Utah Hispanic Chamber. Prior to becoming a successful business owner, Don held many diverse careers, including 25 years with Utah Youth Corrections, working with troubled youth. Since 1988, his family has owned and managed Creative Times daycare. Today, he focuses his time on CTI, his construction company. Don holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, and is a Business Transformation Graduate from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.
“We are grateful to Chevron for its unwavering commitment to the community and our mission to empower every segment of the population while fostering further collaboration areas with resource partners,” said Mayra Pineda, HCCL President & CEO.
The HCCL has prepared an ambitious agenda beginning with a breakfast and roundtable discussion led by Mr. Salazar. Following the roundtable, guests will enjoy a business luncheon which includes Welcome Remarks by Mayor-Elect Latoya Cantrell and the Keynote Speaker, Mr. Don Salazar.
About the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is a non-profit organization committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community which will result in economic development and progress for Louisiana. HCCL is also dedicated to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America. Its mission is to foster the continued economic growth, development, and promotion of Hispanic businesses and their associations in the state of Louisiana, and to serve as the conduit between the Hispanic business community and the community at large.
For More Information, please contact:
Mayra Pineda, HCCL President
Tel.: (504) 885-4262