The Latino Coalition Delivers Again for U.S. Entrepreneurs with 2016 TLC Small Business Summit

Elected officials support leading entrepreneurial population; Hispanic-owned businesses boasting 15 times the national growth rate
Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] June 10, 2016 – The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers is hosting the 2016 TLC Small Business Summit on Wednesday, June 15th in Washington, DC.

The 2016 TLC Small Business Summit is a premier event bringing together “the who’s, who” of business owners, executives and elected officials to advocate and network for small business growth. The event will offer informative and innovative panels, showcase inspirational success stories, and champion the engine of our economy by highlighting areas such as regulation, procurement, technology and the current political landscape.

MEDIA RSVP: To cover the 2016 TLC Small Business Summit, please submit attendee name, outlet, contact number (s) and an email to [email protected]
WHAT: 2016 TLC Small Business Summit
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
WHERE: US Chamber of Commerce
Briefing Center
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062
ON-SITE CONTACT: Yohana de la Torre
(239) 896-4695
Check-In and Registration: All media must check in at the press registration table to receive a press badge. A press badge is required to cover the conference and must be displayed at all times.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Program will begin at 8:15 a.m. ET. Please arrive on-site by 7:30 a.m. ET for check-in and set up on media risers. Press riser and mult-box available.
AGENDA DETAILS: Please visit our website at 2016 TLC Small Business Summit for more information and to view the most up-to-date conference agenda.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
7:30 A.M. PRESS REGISTRATION OPENS (ALL MEDIA MUST BE IN PLACE BY 8:00 A.M.)
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Briefing Center
8:15 A.m. 2016 TLC SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT OPENING SESSION
Welcome: Hector Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition
Remarks:
· Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), House Committee on Homeland Security & Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee
· Jennie Carreon, Director Government Relations, AltaMed “Creating A More Equal California a Special Report on Girls”
· Gary Acosta, Co-Founder & CEO, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Briefing Center
9:00 A.m. PANEL 1: IT’S NOT WHAT YOU MAKE; IT’S what YOU GET TO KEEP
Strategies for Navigating the Current Regulatory Environment
Moderator: Tom Sullivan, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Remarks:
· Congressman Peter J. Roskam (R-IL)
· Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage
· Marc Freedman, Executive Director of Labor Law Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
· Michael Layman, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, International Franchise Association
· Felicia Watson, Senior Counsel, National Association of Home Builders
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Briefing Center
10:00 A.m. PANEL 2: IN BUSINESS, YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW
Trends and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
Moderator:Jeanette Prenger,Founder and President of Ecco Select
· Adolfo Franco, Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer and Counsel, Direct Selling Association (DSA)
· Lourdes Martin-Rosa, American Express OPEN Advisor in Government Contracting
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Briefing Center
11:00 a.m. panel 3: REV-UP YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE TOOLS OF TODAY…AND TOMORROW
The Technology You Need, Now
Moderator: Andre Arbeleaz, President, Hispanic IT Executive Council
Remarks:
· Phyllis Meyer, Area Vice President, National Customers, Dun & Bradstreet
· Jackie Puente, Executive Director for External Affairs, Comcast
· Mark Reed, Director, State and Local Government Affairs, Intuit
· Jennifer Bernal, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Inc.
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Briefing Center
12:00 P.m. TLC luncheon & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Keynote Remarks: Mexico Ambassador Carlos Manuel Sada Solana
· Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
· Jennifer Spall, Sr. Director, Political Programs, Walmart
· Hyacinth Vassell, Director, Inner City Capital Connections Program
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags
2:15 P.m. panel 4: WHO CARES WHAT HAPPENS IN WASHINGTON? WE DO.
What the Changes in the Political Landscape May Mean for Your Business
Remarks:
· Angela Maria Arboleda, Vice President Government and Community Affairs, Herbalife Nutrition
· Mike Cano, CEO, Latino Digital Solutions, National Survey “The Rising American Electorate: Latinos and the 2016 Elections”
· Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chairman of Senate Finance Committee
· Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Senate Committee on Finance and Committee on the Judiciary
· Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), House Committee on Appropriations, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
· Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA), House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Agriculture Committee and House Committee on Natural Resources
Location: U.S. Senate Dirksen Building, Room 50
5:00 P.m. panel 5: CLOSING RECEPTION TO OUR HEALTH!
A Toast to the Health and Growth of Your Business
Remarks:
· Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA), House Committee on Budget and House Committee on Ways and Means
· Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV), House Armed Services Committee, Education and the Workforce Committee and Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture
· Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Education and the Workforce Committee and House Small Business Committee
Location: U.S. Cannon House Office Building, Room 210
To register for the 2016 TLC Small Business Summit, visit www.thelatinocoalition.com/sbs.

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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