At the SHCC, we are dedicated to you and your success. We provide a variety of benefits, programs and services to meet your needs. Click on the PDF below to view the benefits you receive when you become a member of the SHCC.
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Benefits of Joining the SHCC
- Introduced as New Member at Orientation, Mixers, Website and Social Media
- Attend Member Business Mixers, Alliance Mixers, and Community Partnership Mixers throughout the year
- Attend Signature Chamber Events:
- Annual Gala, Small Business Symposium, Jalapeno Golf Classic, Latin Food & Music Festival
- Table Display Opportunities at Mixers to promote products & services*
- Sponsorship Opportunities at Signature Events to promote your business to community and business leaders, and fellow members*
- Market your business through Member-to-Member Discounts
- Advertising Opportunities through our website and e-newsletter
- Publicize your events for FREE on the SHCC website
- Ribbon Cutting for your business*
- Opportunity to network with more than 600 SHCC members throughout the year
*Investment opportunity for your business
- Participate in Elected Official Roundtable Discussions
- Receive information from Legislative Committee about upcoming bills and measures that will affect small businesses
- SHCC provides remarks for the media regarding issues that affect Hispanic businesses and works to ensure that the SHCC remains relevant to the overall business community.
Attend ACE Workshops (Advance Your Skills, Connect with Experts, Excel Your Business) that cover topics ranging from: – Learn how to do business with SMUD, Regional Transit, and the City of Sacramento directly from their company representatives – Gain Access to capital through our Microloan program – Have the opportunity to attend the 3- day NxLevel Business Boot camp to create or update your business plan
What some of our members have to say:
“The SHCC has provided our company assistance with certification with Caltrans, Sacramento County and City of Sacramento, as well as other agencies, helping us along the way with resources and information needed to complete the certifications. The SHCC has always followed up on any request for assistance or information, also keeping us up to date with any current events that may be helpful with our business goals. Their website is also filled with valuable information and different avenues that individuals may want to take advantage of to complete their goals.”
“With all the candidness in the world, I’d like to say, you folks ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!! You have an excellent and efficient team. I am truly honored to be part of this chamber.”
Victor Reyes, Owner
Bodega Del Sur Winery
POPULATION AND ECONOMIC STRENGTH
- There are approximately 2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the country that generate almost $300 billion in annual gross receipts. By 2010, there will be 3.2 million Hispanic firms generating $465 billion (Sources: Small Business Administration, HispanicTelligence® )
- The number of Hispanic-owned companies grew 82 percent since 1997, making them among the fastest-growing business segments in the nation (Source: HispanTelligence® )
- Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States, with an estimated population of 41.3 million. They are estimated to grow by more than 1.7 million a year. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
- In 2004, there were 41.3 million Hispanics in the U.S., representing 14.2 percent of the total U.S. population.
- 63 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. are of Mexican origin; 10 percent from Puerto Rico; 4 percent from Cuba; 3 percent from Dominican Republic; and 3 percent from El Salvador. (Source: 2005 Pew Hispanic Center, tabulations from 2000 Census)
- More than one eight of the people in the United States are of Hispanic origin. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
- Hispanics accounted for 40 percent of the country¹s population growth between 1990 and 2000. (U.S. Census Bureau)
- States with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations are: Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. (Source: Pew Hispanic Center, 2005)
- From 2000 to 2004, the Hispanic population increased 14 percent while the non-Hispanic population increased just 2 percent during this same time period. Source: Pew Hispanic Center, 2005).
- In 2002, the ten states with the largest Hispanic markets by spending power were: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia and New Mexico. (Source: Selig Center)
- U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has surged to nearly $700 billion and is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2010, nearly three times the overall national rate of consumer purchasing power over the past decade. (Source: HispanTelligence®)
- Current Hispanic purchasing power is 8.5% of total U.S. purchasing power, but will reach 11% by 2010, when taking into account factors such as the narrowing Hispanic vs. overall U.S. income gap and the increase in the number of Hispanic households with earned income. (Source: HispanTelligence®)
- The net worth of U.S. Hispanics surpassed $534 billion in 2000 a 30 percent increase since 1998. (Source: HispanTelligence®)
BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- There are approximately 2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the country that generate almost $300 Billion in annual gross receipts. By 2010, there will be 3.2 million Hispanic firms generating $465 Billion. (source: Small Business Administration, HispanicTelligence)
- In 2007 one out of every 10 small businesses is Hispanic. (source: Hispanic Trends)
- Small businesses make up 98 percent of all businesses and create the majority of new jobs added to the economy. (source: Small Business Administration)
- The fastest growing segment of small businesses.
- Hispanic women-owned businesses number 553,618, they employ 320,000 and generate $44.4 billion in sales nationwide. (Source: Center for Women¹s Business Research, November 2004)
- Latinas control 39 percent of the 1.4 million companies owned by minority women in the United States, which generate nearly $147 billion in sales. (Source: Center for Women¹s Business Research, November 2004)
- Four in ten minority women-owned firms are owned by Latinas.
- 10 states with the greatest number of Hispanic women-owned firms in 2002 were California (17 %), Texas (18%), Florida (16%), New York (14%), Arizona (13%), Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Colorado. (Source: Center for Women¹s Policy)