— More than 200 community and business leaders gather to celebrate the launch of HCSB at a regional summit —
SAN BERNARDINO, CA – News Direct – Hispanic Coalition of Small Businesses
That Hispanic Small Business Coalitionan alliance of various organizations based in Southern California and engaged Promotion of small business communities in the region and across the country, and approximately 200 guests officially celebrated the organization’s launch at San Bernardino International Airport on October 14 as Hispanic Heritage Month drew to a close. Guests included the 15 affiliated member organizations of the HCSB; corporate sponsors; legislature and community leaders; more than 150 small business owners and sole traders.
“With the launch of the HCSB, our board, committee chairs and entire team have demonstrated our focus not only on empowering small businesses, but also on the communities where their owners and employees live and work,” said Frank Montes, chairman of the HCSB.“This event introduced HCSB and its members to the community. It also served to bring small business owners together with corporate providers to discuss possible new contracts. And several small businesses found people from other small businesses to hire locally!” he added.
For example, Juan Rodriguez, entrepreneur and owner of Axxiom Enterprise, LLC and other small businesses said: “I came back from the HCSB inaugural event not only with new friends and colleagues, but also with at least three new contracts and numerous leads for additional business‘ said Rodriguez. He cited the business-related resources HCSB provides to small businesses as invaluable and much-needed in the region.
Including founding sponsors of the HCSB opening event US bank and McCarthy Construction Companyassociated with small business owners directing their own efforts to support small businesses.
“Our philanthropic and community investments are specifically focused on breaking down systemic barriers to racial and economic equality for women, people of color, and low- and middle-income communities within our company-wide giving platform. community possible.” said Rockette Ewell, vice president, community affairs manager at US Bank. “Through community possiblewe invest our time, resources and passion in business development, which includes helping small businesses grow and thrive.”
“At McCarthy, we pride ourselves on being a community builder—not just builders of memorable structures that grace our community skylines, but builders of positive economic impact in our local communities.” said Michael Herrera, Regional Director for McCarthy Supplier Diversity & Community Outreach. “We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the Hispanic Small Business Coalition to advance our local workforce development efforts, make philanthropic contributions to the community, and provide access to contracting opportunities for multi-owned vendors through partnerships, vendor outreach, and mentoring opportunities. We are working together to further advance the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) needle within the construction industry.”
More than 20 founding sponsors, government agencies and small businesses attended the event with product displays and demonstrations of energy efficient vehicles. HCSB hosted three panels and its 1St in a series of business-ready training courses for small business owners aspiring to government and corporate contracts. Panels Included: (1) How to make a company ready for sourcing opportunities; (2) Sustainable Future – Water, Energy & Labor; and (3) infrastructure projects – hydrogen, development and construction of industrial complexes. Panelists included representatives from SBD International Airport; McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; County of San Bernardino; San Bernardino Community College District; CA Workforce Development Board; Board of Education, Riverside Unified School District; Western Municipal Water District; Southern California Edison (SCE); Cucamonga Valley Water District; Metropolitan Water District of SoCal; San Manuel Bank of the Missionaries; SoCal gas; Burns & McDonnell; and the town of Colton.
About the Hispanic Small Business Coalition
That Hispanic Small Business Coalition is a non-profit organization made up of an alliance of various organizations based in the Greater Inland Empire region. HCSB is committed to nurturing and strengthening coalitions between Hispanic and diverse small businesses, governments and local communities in Southern California and across the country by providing resources and opportunities to ensure their success. Although the name of the HCSB Coalition is new, the individuals (chair, board, committee chairs, associate members) are established and experienced members of the community who have been at the forefront of local, regional, state and national organizations. https://www.hcsb-us.org/
About McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the largest domestic general contractors in the country, was a sponsor of the HCSB event. McCarthy was recently awarded a contract at San Bernadino Valley College that includes demolishing the existing Liberal Arts building on campus and constructing a new Student Services Building. This is a project with a budget of over $100 million, with groundbreaking scheduled for 2024. McCarthy was thrilled to sponsor, exhibit, make informative remarks and proudly support and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during the HCSB Summit – demonstrating his continued commitment to diversity and equity & inclusion and providing access to contracting opportunities for providers in diverse holdings through partnerships, outreach to suppliers and mentoring opportunities. Learn more at https://www.mccarthy.com/about
About the US Bank
US Bancorp is the parent company of the US Bank National Association, with approximately 70,000 employees and $587 billion in assets as of March 31, 2022. Based in Minneapolis, the company serves millions of clients locally, nationally and globally through a diversified mix of businesses: consumer and commercial banking; payment services; Corporate & Commercial Banking; and wealth management and investment services. The company has been recognized for its approach to digital innovation, social responsibility and customer service, including being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies of 2022 and Fortune’s Most Admired National Bank. Learn more at https://usbank.com/about
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