Closing Hispanic Heritage Month Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum on October 14th
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will once again this year celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. First instituted in 1968 by the US Congress, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed a week in September to be recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month long celebration (Sept. 15-Oct. 15).
To kick off the month long festivity the NAHCC will host a reception at business member Coco Loco Restaurant (4600 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211) on Monday September 15th the official day in which Hispanic Heritage Month begins.
Public forums, festivals, lectures, art receptions, training and businesses breakout sessions are part of the NAHCC's month long Hispanic Heritage Month program.
The NAHCC joins the nation in celebrating the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.
Recent Census data released for Hispanic Heritage Month indicates that the population of Hispanics in the US has reached over 45.5 million. The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2002, grew up to 1.6 million that equals to 31 percent more from 1997. Their receipts were $226.5 billion, up 22 percent from 1997. A total of 199,725 such firms had paid employees, with receipts of $184 billion, or about $921,090 per firm.
(*)NAHCC's Hispanic Heritage Month Kick Off Celebration at Coco Loco Restaurant is FREE and open to all interested in attending.
NAHCC EVENTS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2008 (**)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM NAHCC's 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kick Off Reception
Coco Loco Restaurant - 4600 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,2008
11:00 AM – 1 PM Panel Discussion - The Business About Being a Good Neighbor: How to better contribute to the growth and development of our city.
Downtown Public Library
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008*
7:30p.m. GRUPO FANTASMA
Location: Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt Campus
If you missed them at Bonnaroo '08 catch Grupo Fantasma, the finest, funkiest, and hardest working Latin American orchestra when they bring their trademark sound to Music City with cumbia, salsa, and pyschedelia.
Regular Admission $ 28 NAHCC members $16 - Students $10 with valid ID
*In partnership with Vanderbilt's Great Performances
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,2008
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Celebrating Latino Art Reception
Artists Jorge Yances Arrieta, Orlando Camacho and Jairo Prado in attendance.
Location: Palette Gallery - 2119 Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,2008
USHCC National Convention, Sacramento, CA
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will be conducting its 29th Annual National Convention & Business Expo September 24-27, 2008 in Sacramento, CA. Over the span of four days, the USHCC will be host to the largest gathering of Hispanic business owners in the nation, offering a variety of workshops, chamber training and business sessions focused on: building business relationships; and, creating procurement opportunities for participants from all industries. The four-day event will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center.
NAHCC President Yuri Cunza will be a guest speaker on the “Effective Advocacy and Grassroot Activism for Your Local Chamber” panel during the convention's National Leadership & Chamber Excellence Training Institute on September 26th.
For more information please visit: http://www.ushcc.com/
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2008
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Celebrating Latino Businesses - Networking Breakfast (TICKETED EVENT) El Manjar Mexican Restaurant
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Nashville Youth Entrepreneurship Training Session
Glencliff High school
NAHCC AT MED WEEK* – Nashville Minority Business Center
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Business Matchmaking for Construction
333 Commerce Street - Nashville, TN 37203
Pre-registration is mandatory and includes complimentary capability statement . Refreshments served. http://www.minoritybusinesscenter.com/medweek_registration
*In partnership with Nashville Minority Business Center
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
Hispanic Media and Latinos
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Breakout Session B- Latina Entrepreneurship
Topic: Want to be a successful LATINA Entrepreneur? How to Start a Business and succeed
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Chamber Leaders' Luncheon
Location: Nashville City Club
4 P.M to 5 PM Breakout Session C- Corporate Procurement Topic: How to do Business with Major Corporations Description: This workshop will provide important information on how to improve your chances of doing business with Corporate America and the capacity that is needed. Location: El Manjar Restautant 5560 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211
10:00 AM – 4 PM Fiesta de Otoño Festival*
Volunteer State Community College Campus
Sponsor: Hispanic Summer Alliance
Description: A Fall Festival to Celebrate Hispanic Culture
Cultural dance from many countries
Latin American food tasting and cook-off
Games and fun for kids
Free food and drinks
Health check-ups and information
Community group tables
It’s all free and open to everyone. Bring a blanket and chairs, and spend the whole day!
*In partnership with Volunteer State Community College and Sumner Hispanic AllianceTUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 ,2008
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Pre-Awards Reception (TICKETED EVENT)
The Palm Restaurant
CLOSING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENT
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Hispanic Heritage Month Awards Ceremony (TICKETED EVENT)
Country Music Hall Of Fame - Ford Theater
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hispanic Heritage Month Reception (TICKETED EVENT)
Location: Country Music Hall Of Fame - Rotunda
(**)Schedule as of September 24th, 2008 . Schedule subject to change.
To nominate someone who has demonstrated commitment and leadership to the Hispanic community, contact Loraine Segovia at firstname.lastname@example.org To RSVP please call 615-216-5737 or send an e-mail to: RSVP@nashvillehispanicchamber.com