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Member Spotlight: A Word From Our President

 

profile-picHappy 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

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”.

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Business Workshops

Small Business Workshops in English & Spanish
Small BusinessThe 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

Click Here To Learn More About Future Workshops 

March [email protected] Companions For Independence

Thursday, Mar 16th ~5:30-7:30pm ~ Schulz Campus 2965 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa ~

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Kick off Spring with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at our March Mixer!  Canine Companions, the nations leading dog assistance program is hosting our March mixer and have wonderful evening planned for you!

You will have the chance to tour their National Campus and get an upfront look at what goes behind the scene that makes this program internationally known.

Delicious food from one of our local restaurants and wine will be provided to tap into your tastebuds.

We look forward to seeing you!

Member Benefits

Interested in joining this growing organization of professionals throughout Sonoma County?

Click Here to learn more about our member benefits and join today!

Education

The Hispanic Chamber of Sonoma County knows how important a quality education is to the economy, career growth and professional development. Our Board’s goal is to help ensure that a quality education is provided to all of our students in Sonoma County.

The Hispanic Chamber Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sonoma County is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2017 “Dream Big” Scholarship Program.  Click Here To Find More Info

California State Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Leadership Program For College Students

This program is an intensive half-week of training that provides real-world skills for young professionals, such as interview skills, etiquette for professional gatherings, and learning about optimizing personal strengths. 

Save The Date! 29th Annual “Dream Big” Scholarship Gala

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

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.

Source: Inc