Posted By Alan Donald @ Nov 11th 2009 3:19pm In: Events

Hispanic BusinessLatin American Business Expo presented by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

According to a recent report from the Immigration Policy Center, businesses owned by Latinos and Asians in the state of South Carolina had combined revenues of $2.8 billion and provided over 20,000 jobs throughout the state in 2008. The Center also reported that Latinos and Asians living in South Carolina had a combined purchasing power of $5.2 billion.

In 2007, immigrants make up 5.4% of the workforce in South Carolina. With this in mind, the Latin American Business Council (LABC) will host a Seminar and Expo on Thursday, December 10, that will educate attendees on the economic impact that Latin Americans and their businesses have on our region, and an opportunity to exhibit to this community. The event will also provide Latin American and traditional business owners with an opportunity to network with industry experts during roundtable discussions to learn about expanding their market reach, financial and funding resources, outsourcing labor, cultural barriers, and government contracting.

The Latin American Business Expo offers the chance to learn more about the immense and rich multi-cultural community of business owners and entrepreneurs in our region looking for opportunities to expand their businesses and partnerships. This is the best event in the region to showcase your business at a Latin American business event.

Time: 2 - 6 p.m.
Place: 10 Storehouse Row, Noisette at the Navy Yard
Cost: $15 Chamber member, $30 non-member

To learn more about the Expo or the LABC, please contact Emily Brown at


Registration & Networking


Economic Impact of Immigration
David Hughes, Clemson University

Cultural Barriers
Eileen Chepenik, Trident Literacy

Break & Networking

Small Business Resource Panel & Round Table Discussions

2010 Census
Diana Salazar, US Census Bureau

Mary Dickerson, FastTracSC
Ram Dachepalli, SCORE

Expanding Your Reach: Marketing to Latin American and Traditional Businesses
Lisa De Armas, El Informador Spanish Language Newspaper

I-9 Compliance
Bridgette Beasley, The Citadel

Outsourcing Labor
Michael Lalich, Lowcountry Labor

Small Business Resource Network and Funding
Tom Lauria, Small Business Development Center

Networking / Q & A

To register, click here.

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