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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2016 SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT — JUNE 13-15, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the following organizations to make America's Small Business Summit possible. If you are interested in becoming an event partner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country, The Latino Coalition (TLC) today is one of the leading Latino organizations in America. TLC brings together a growing network of business owners and corporate partners to increase economic and educational opportunities for the Hispanic community, as well as enhancing their access to more affordable health care. TLC’s original and ongoing mission includes advocacy for federal, state and local policies that are important to Latino business owners.
|When The National Black Chamber of Commerce® (NBCC) was founded, there were 300,000 Black-owned businesses doing $33 billion in annual sales. Today, there are more than 2.1 million Black-owned businesses doing more than $138 billion in annual sales. We call that a great start! We will continue to lead in advocacy for Black entrepreneurship and thus job creation and wealth building. NBCC is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity in the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora. For more information on NBCC, go to www.nationalbcc.org or email email@example.com.|
|Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 850 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Germany; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.|
Job Creators Network is a nonpartisan organization founded by entrepreneurs like Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus who believe that government policies are breaking the backs of business owners and killing job creation. Job Creators believes the best defense against bad government policies is a well-informed public and does this through its Employer to Employee education program.
|Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a nonprofit, membership organization working to increase the economic power and public policy clout of women entrepreneurs by providing business skills education, leadership opportunities for business and personal growth, and a seat at the table amongst policymakers in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2001, WIPP is recognized as a national, nonpartisan voice for women entrepreneurs, advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7 million businesswomen including 78 business organizations and providing a collaborative model for the public and private sectors to improve the economic climate for women-owned businesses.|
|The Center for Women in Business (CWB), is a unique program of USCCF designed to promote the progress of businesswomen. CWB facilitates networking and mentoring opportunities for women in all stages of their careers, promotes opportunities for women who seek to serve in leadership positions, and builds a robust network of women entrepreneurs to encourage peer-to-peer networking, education, and professional growth.|
The Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) is a national non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1998 to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting the national network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC). The AWBC strengthens all WBCs by training and mentoring WBC leaders, providing programing, advocating for the network among policy makers, and developing private-sector opportunities with the goal of improving services to women entrepreneurs.
WBCs have more than 25 years of success in providing business training, counseling, mentoring, and access to capital to women entrepreneurs. Last year, more than 140,000 clients were served, adding to the more than one and a half million served in the last ten years. The WBC program is a public-private partnership. While WBCs receive partial funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration, they must match those funds with non-federal dollars.
The nation’s WBCs play an important role in helping women across a broad socio-economic spectrum. Services are targeted towards the unique needs and challenges that women face due to gender stereotypes, bias and greater social pressure to balance work and family. In addition to technical business training and assistance, WBCs help women entrepreneurs gain the confidence in the analytical and decision making skills they need to succeed.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is a Washington, D.C.-based membership organization dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. Learn more at www.nlc.org.