SJCHCC Congratulates Bob Gutierrez as Vice Chair of the CA Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

timthumb(Sacramento, CA)  On Friday, August 21, 2015, the membership of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) elected San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) President-Elect, Bob Gutierrez, as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Frank Montes from the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Board Chairman. SJCHCC is a founding charter of both the CHCC and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and formed in 1972, regarded as one of the oldest Hispanic Chambers in the State. For the past year, Gutierrez has served as Director for the Central California region for CHCC and decided to run as Vice Chairman to “expand my service to advocate for Hispanic businesses statewide in a way that will encourage the participation of our local Chambers to influence our legislators throughout California and unite our organization on a state and national platform”.
Serving as part of the executive board for SJCHCC gave Bob a clear understanding for the challenges Latino-owned small businesses encounter when trying to do business in California. During his campaign speech, Gutierrez expressed an appreciation for the regulatory and financial challenges small businesses face, “My service to the business community is carried out through developing community relations that provide access for local Chambers and their members, encouraging business-friendly policy reform and helping our local Chambers spur economic development in their regions”. Frank Montes commented, “Today’s elections were a win for the CHCC and local Chambers throughout the state. Bob, myself and the rest of the board, remain committed to leading an organization that values providing its members with access, dialogue with elected officials, organizational best practices and transparency”.
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce held its 36th Annual Convention and brought together several  elements of the business community, from small business advocates to key business and political leaders, to discuss real issues affecting the future of our community and state. Workshops and networking opportunities were held to educate Chamber leaders and business professionals and over 124 delegates representing 35 Chambers throughout the state took part in the annual election.
The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) represents the interests of business owners throughout the central valley. Established in 1972, the Chamber is a referral source and provides assistance in opening businesses, accessing capital, and links members-to-members through events held throughout the year. The Chamber sponsors monthly business mixers, workshops, tradeshows and conferences. For more information contact SJCHCC at (209) 943-6117 or visit our website at

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