First established in 1984 Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) is one of the largest Hispanic/Latino chambers of commerce in the nation, the largest Hispanic/Latino membership organization in the state, and the largest Hispanic/Latino chamber of commerce in the state with over 1,300 members.
The GHCC provides: in-house programming and consultations through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Kennesaw State University; our very own weekly GHCC Toastmaster Club meetings; and, with assistance from our member experts, we provide special programming and trainings for member businesses throughout the year.
Through the Leadership Institute, members are able to participate in leadership training and become part of a leadership network with Hispanic business executives and entrepreneurs. The leadership institute is a six month program that runs from January to June each year. Registration for the 2016 leadership class ends on December 20, 2015.
Our GHCC lobbyist provides advocacy at the Georgia General Assembly during the session and works throughout the calendar year establishing new relationships and enhancing established relationships in order to promote small business interests and interests specific to Hispanic entrepreneurs. The Political Action Committee serves as a legislative education piece and provides another opportunity for members to engage in the political process.
There are many marketing, advertising, and product placement opportunities throughout the year. The newly created e-magazine provides an additional opportunity for member businesses to tell their success stories. In addition, marketing opportunities for a member company results in discounts and special promotions for GHCC members. For example, a GHCC membership provides access to many sports, and arts and entertainment discounts and special promotions throughout the year. A great opportunity to treat a customer or client!
We hold numerous annual, quarterly and special events throughout the calendar year. Annual events include; the annual awards gala, legislative appreciation breakfast, golf tournament, business summit and expo, and a holiday reception. We hold quarterly and/or regular events including; membership meetings, open house socials, women business speaker series breakfasts, supplier diversity/procurement luncheons, seminars and workshops, and by hosting international dignitaries and VIPs. For more information regarding our events, please visit our Calendar of Events.
Resource / Facilitator of Domestic and International Economic Development
We co-sponsor, support and provide information on vendor and career opportunities, business summits and expos, trade missions and business match sessions, and compile research and data on Hispanic owned business and the Hispanic market. We connect members to our vast resources and extensive network in order to promote economic development opportunities.
The GHCC’s relationship with the Emory University’s Goizueta Business School provides qualified GHCC members the opportunity to apply for $25,000 scholarships to the Executive MBA program. In 2014, two GHCC members received $25,000 each to go towards their tuition.
For more information, please contact Santiago Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 929-9998 ext. 224.
Our extensive network assists in providing our members with relevant and timely information on vendor opportunities with corporations. Our supplier diversity/procurement luncheons provide members with an opportunity to meet procurement officers at their corporate venues. The annual business summit and expo brings these officers to one location where members can interact one on one.
The GHCC has a special relationship with select businesses and corporations to provide employment and internship opportunities to its members. Please see our monthly Job Opportunities Bulletin. For further information, please inquire.