August 24, 2021
8/30 "Reach your customers online with Google" workshop
Learn how to find your business online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve your website's visibility through search engine optimization (SEO).

The session also features products such as Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more.

What: Reach Your Customers Online with Google (workshop in Spanish)
When: Monday, August 30, 9 AM
Instructor: Israel Serna.

About the presenter: Israel is a marketing expert and coach with a passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Israel loves to keep abreast of everything new in the digital world, market trends and emerging technologies. Israel is a proponent of creating a brand and digital marketing strategy with the customer always in mind.

For the past 15 years, Israel has worked in various positions within the public and private sector and across different industries - including the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), The Specialty Coffee Association, Constant Contact, and other software for online trading.

EDAEL is a hybrid program (face-to-face and online) of 'Empoderamiento Digital y Acceleración Empresarial Latin@, presented by the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) and in partnership with the NAHCCF.
SAVE THE DATE: Sep. 15 - Oct. 15
Latin@ Business Owners Selected for NAHCC's 'DEALE' program
Earlier this month, the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) launched its DEALE hybrid program, announcing the selected class participants for its inaugural class.

NAHCC's Digital Empowerment and Acceleration for the Latin@ Entrepreneur program (DEALE) seeks to help small, Hispanic/minority owned companies perform better in the digital world with the objective of increasing their sales, improving their relationship with the client and facilitating the administration of their company and work team.

Participants will learn from experts and guest presenters about:

  • Influencer Marketing
  • Business analytics
  • Facebook strategy
  • Google for business
  • Quickbooks
  • Growth plan

DEALE's sessions will take place every Monday from 8 am to 10 am at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (and virtually), beginning August 9 through September 20. Each attendee will be provided with a laptop computer for class use, practice and digital tools training.

The following businesses were selected to participate in DEALE* (Phase 1):

  • Laura Correa, Salon Yescas
  • Noelia Chinchilla, Olive Plates Antique Boutique Rental & Catering LLC.
  • Cristy Cordoba, Estilo's Salon & Barber Shop
  • Sharon Gomez Courtney, SGC Visual Art
  • Deborah Gregory, Realtor, REMAX
  • Juan Oliva, Olive Plates Antique Boutique Rental & Catering LLC.
  • Ingrid Ortiz, Jana's Corner
  • Dalila Preza, Diva's Beauty Supply
  • Sergio Preza, Diva's Beauty Supply
  • Ana Mirian Recinos, Pupuseria Salvadorena
  • Jary Ramirez, Jana's Corner
  • Ruth Rico , Delicias Colombiana RR
  • Perla Salas, Perla Salas Beauty Salon/ Perlitas Fashion
  • Olga Soto, Olga's Cake
  • Roxanne Velazquez, 7 Mares Mexican Seafood Bar & Grill

Guest presenters for week #1,2,3 and 4 are:

  • Priscilla Castro, Digital Creator and Strategist
  • Clemencia Enriquez, Entrepreneur / Clemen Enriquez Hair Salon
  • Pilar Guzman, Founder/Owner, Half Moon Empanadas
  • Olivia Marla Michael, Award Winning Multi-media Journalist
  • Miguel Villanueva, Publicist / Influencer
  • Mercy Rivera, Marketing Analyst
  • Diana Rosales, Digital Creator, Be Mas Digital
  • Claudia Hile, Financial Analist, Elite Tax Services
  • Sally Medina, Comercial Analyst, Sallycrafts
  • Israel Serna, Google

*A strict social distancing protocol will be followed and PPE/masks will be provided and required at all times. Rapid COVID-19 tests kits will be available.

NAHCC's programs are made possible thanks to the support of members, corporate sponsors and community partners.

Want to learn more about our organization? Please email us at or call 615-216-5737

Borrower Training on new PPP Forgiveness Process
The SBA will be running a series of Live Event Borrower education sessions on the NEW STREAMLINED PPP FORGIVENESS process called “Direct Forgiveness”

  • This new forgiveness process is not for all PPP borrowers.
  • This new forgiveness process is only for: PPP Loans of 150K ($150,000) or less ONLY where:
  • The PPP lender has “opted into” SBA’s streamlined process called “Direct Forgiveness”.

  • August 26th at 2:30 PM EDT LINK
  • September 2nd at 2:30 PM EDT LINK

Please see additional trainings on the PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal,

All forms and info available in 17 different languages is here on SBA’s website: PPP loan forgiveness (

Direct forgiveness borrowers can also consult SBA’s direct forgiveness knowledgebase for frequently asked questions.

Borrowers who need assistance can contact SBA at our dedicated forgiveness call center: 877-552-2692. The call center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET.

NAHCC Urges Members, Businesses Leaders, and Community to Follow COVID-19 Protocols to Flatten the Curve, Get Vaccinated

  • Alarming rate of Delta breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people, increased transmission and other variants, present a serious treat to our economic reactivation  
  • Gaps in COVID-19 vaccination for Hispanic residents and minority communities working essential jobs can accelerate once again the spread of the virus
  • NAHCC encourages mask wearing by vaccinated and non-vaccinated people to help reduce the risk of breakthrough infections
  • NAHCC urges businesses to implement measures to protect both employees and customers
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC), Tennessee's oldest, longest running non-profit Hispanic business association, urges members, businesses and community, to implement and follow strict COVID-19 protocols to help with flattening the curve caused by Delta variant breakthrough cases. As medical evidence indicates, and as per CDC recommendations, wearing a mask at places where it is not possible to maintain social distancing helps with mitigating, and is key to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage members and the business community to create the safest possible environment for customers and employees by requiring mask wearing, social distancing, and by placing the appropriate signage to help slow the spread of the virus in our community.

“I urge our government leaders and entrepreneurs to lead by example in order to protect our local businesses and community by encouraging both vaccination and wearing not just a face covering but, if at all possible, a medical grade N95 mask when social distancing is not an option. The future of our economic recovery is in our hands now. If we all team up and do our part by following strict COVID-19 protocols, we will slow the spread of the virus, avoiding unnecessary casualties and keeping everyone safe and in good health”, says Yuri Cunza, President and CEO, Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Click HERE to view full announcement.
Questions? Please email us at or call 615-216-5737
NAHCC's Coronavirus Toolkit for Businesses

We are working closely with our local government agencies, and national organizations to inform our businesses members and Hispanic community at large of any developments
and strategies to protect and avoid disruptions.

The Hispanic population in Tennessee is estimated at 5%, this is at approximately 350,000 people.

The Coronavirus Toolkit content we present here was created by the NAHCC Foundation based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S Chamber of Commerce and other resources, to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Questions? Call our office at Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber 615-216-5737 or reach my mobile number 615-582-3757 (calls and texts).

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Toolkit
The Coronavirus is here and its global outbreak require being proactive implementing strategies to protect our workforce while ensuring continuity of operations.

Below are links to several local, state and national resources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus. 
Infographic: What to do at your business (click for more)
9/26-28: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to host National Conference in Las Vegas, NV
he United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will host its 2021 National Conference this year in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 26-28, 2021. The event is the largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community and serves as the meeting ground for thousands of community leaders and advocates; elected and appointed officials; our national network of more than 260 affiliated Hispanic Chambers of Commerce; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; entrepreneurs; college students and more. This will be the 42nd Annual USHCC National Conference.
This will be the first time in the USHCC’s 42-year history as a national small business association advocating for Hispanic-owned businesses that the Annual National Conference will be held in the Silver State. While Latinos comprise 18.3 percent of the U.S. population, Latinos are responsible for 78 percent of the growth of the U.S. labor force since 2008, according to a recent report from the Latino Donor Collaborative.

"The State of Nevada is eager to welcome the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's National Conference this September. Nevada has worked hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we reopened safely and responsibly - with strong protections in place for workers and visitors. In Nevada, our diverse culture and community is our strength, and I am glad that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognizes that and is bringing thousands of Hispanic leaders to the Silver State," said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.
"To come out of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and immediately be selected as the U.S. host for the 2021 USHCC Annual National Conference is just a great honor for our wonderful city and speaks wonders about the Latin Chamber and how very far we’ve come as a vibrant organization here in Nevada. Furthermore, Las Vegas is the Sports & Entertainment Capital of the World and this event will shine a bright light on all we have to offer," said Peter Guzman, President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Nevada.

To view our discounted hotel room block, please click here. To register for the conference, please click here.

About the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) is the oldest, longest running Hispanic business association in Tennessee, promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs. With a membership of more than 300 businesses, the NAHCC represents their interests in Nashville and surrounding areas connecting entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises, facilitating strategic alliances, networking and sharing of business and financial best practices. The NAHCC is one of the first Hispanic chambers in the nation to receive the CTI Minority Chamber Certification Designation issued by the University of Notre Dame and co-signed by the USHCC, USBC, USPAACC. The CTI Certification highlights the achievements made by the chamber. The NAHCC is a recipient of the "Chamber of the Year Award" presented by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
41 Peabody St. #222, Nashville, TN 37210 Tel. 615-216-5737