The GHCC provides: in-house programming and consultations through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Kennesaw State University; and, with assistance from our member experts, we provide special programming and trainings for member businesses throughout the year, including a recently established legal business series presented by Drew Eckl, & Farnham, LLP.
Through the Cultivating Hispanic 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. Applications are taken year around and decisions are made before the winter holidays for the following year’s class. In addition, for those seeking immediate leadership skills that can be applied to their every day work, a one-day annual Cultivating Hispanic Leadership Conference is held at the UPS Headquarters in April.
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.
There are many marketing, advertising, and product placement opportunities throughout the year. Some include marketing through discounts and special promotions to GHCC members. In addition to membership product and service discounts shared with other GHCC members, 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 awards gala, the legislative appreciation breakfast, golf tournament, business summit and expo, supplier diversity/procurement luncheon, and a holiday reception. In addition, in 2016, we will be adding the State of Latino Business conference. We hold quarterly and regular events including; membership meetings, open house socials, women business speaker series breakfasts, seminars and workshops, and by hosting international dignitaries and international and domestic 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 businesses 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 with an opportunity to apply for $25,000 scholarships to the Executive MBA program. Each year up to two qualified GHCC members are selected for the tuition scholarship.
Our extensive network assists in providing our members with relevant and timely information on vendor opportunities with corporations. Our annual supplier diversity/procurement luncheon provides 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 job opportunities bulletin. For further information, please inquire.