The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County is committed to building bridges by promoting and supporting Sonoma County businesses through education, civic, and economic engagement. Read More
Member Spotlight: A Word From Our President
Happy New Year!
As your new President, I wanted to personally thank you for your valued membership and continuous support of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County. I am honored to work alongside our dedicated Board who all share the same vision for business growth and healthy community environment.
I am especially honored to be your President as we enter into our 30th year of serving our business community. We at the Hispanic Chamber understand that in order to have a strong economic environment, you must have a strong community. We are truly blessed to have leaders like yourself who realize that we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and happiness within our community.
One of my many goals for 2017 is to encourage you to make the most of your membership. I strongly encourage you to get involved and participate in the activities of the Chamber. As with anything in life, the more you put into the Chamber, the more you will get out of it!
Here are just a few great ways for you to get involved. I am also attaching a list of member benefits that you can take advantage of through your membership: Read More
Member Spotlight: Chavez Family Cellars
Chavez Family Cellars is a small family owned artisan winery in Healdsburg that believes in family, community and a deep belief in helping others.
How did they get into the winemaking business? Prior to starting their family winemaking business, Carlos and Linda Chavez first entered the wine industry not as winemakers, but as risk management and human resource specialist. They started their first business venture with SECA (Safety & Environment Assoc.) focusing on the needs of vineyard management companies and wineries with OSHA and labor laws.
The couple got their start with making wine as a hobby in their garage. Seeing how popular it became with friends and business colleagues, Carlos & Linda realized the potential of turning their winemaking into a business. Thus, starting their second business venture “Chavez Family Cellars”.
Small Business Workshops in English & Spanish
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sonoma Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce a series of small business workshops in both English & Spanish for 2016! Workshops range from creating a business plan, finance to marketing and communications. Visit Business Workshops for more information.
02/15/17 – How to Write a New Business Plan
02/16/17 = NxLevel Entrepreneurial Program Orientation
3/1/17 – Build a Better Business Start-Up
3/6/17 – Food Handler Safety Certification
3/8/17 – Customer Service Training In The Restaurant Industry
February [email protected]
Thursday, Feb 16th ~5:30-7:30pm ~ 3215 Coffee Lane, Santa Rosa ~
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a $10 gift card!
Join the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for a tour of the new EpicCenter Sports & Entertainment complex.
The facility is very unique in its kind ranging from housing a gym, bowling alley, indoor soccer field, restaurant and more! This will not only prove to be an excellent networking opportunity, but you have the chance to see Sonoma County’s largest sports and entertainment complex!
Check out their link for more info: Epic Center
Drinks and appetizers will be provided
See you next Thursday and let’s take networking to a 2nd level together!
Meet Our New Members!
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County is proud to announce the following members to the HCC Family!
Click New Members to welcome them!
Start Your New Year Off Right With HCOC!
Become A Member Today!
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County is an organization comprised of local business owners, potential business owners, organizations, professionals, and community members. As a valued member, we have many benefits that you will acquire by joining our Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County family!
- Networking Opportunities every 3rd Thursday with the Hispanic Chamber and every 1st Thursday with the Hispanic Chamber Young Professionals Network.
- Our Online Member Directory gets you a free member profile and a business listing.
- Opportunities to share news about your business or organization on our website.
- Member-to-Member Discounts to promote your business.
- Community Involvement opportunities to give back to the Community.
- Promotional Opportunities through displays of your business cards, banners and brochures at HCC events.
- Job Posting information on HCC Website and Facebook page.
- Sponsorship Opportunities at Special Events such as the Scholarship Gala, Golf Tournament, Business Expo, and Holiday Member Appreciation!
- Membership Cards you can carry everywhere with you.
- Hosting Business Networking Event (Mixer) and receive time to discuss your business.
- Get Directly Involved by serving on a Committee or with the Board of Directors.
- Strategic Alliances with other local businesses and the community.
- Access to Regional, State, and National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce resources and information.
HCOC is YOUR advocate to local, regional, state, and national regulatory bodies who govern conditions for doing business. We are continuously seeking other ways we can serve our membership!
We look forward to working with you and moving our Chamber forward!
Join us today and get connected!
Business Tip Of The Month:
Feedback Is Important
This is what Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla has to say about feedback: “Take as much feedback from as many people as you can about whatever idea you have…seek critical feedback. Ask them what’s wrong. You often have to draw it out in a nuanced way to figure out what’s wrong,” advises Musk. People don’t like to complain or point out faults, but that’s what will make your business stronger.
Remember: You don’t have to agree with them or necessarily follow their suggestions. But the more feedback you have, the more information you’ll have to make the right decisions for your business.