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Welcome to a new membership year!
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Dear NAHCC member:

During the month of February we will continue our member renewal drive. I look forward to continue having you as a member, partner and friend in the community. Your membership investment is very important to help we advance our mission, serve our members, and ultimately make a better city for all to enjoy.

We ask you to please take a moment to complete our 10 questions/5 minutes NAHCC member survey. Your input will be instrumental to assist our board in the process of fine tuning our agenda for the year.

Join us in embracing our mission, helping us "..serve as a bridge..." between communities. We have a great future ahead of us as our city continues to grow and prosper.

Together, we can make a difference. Juntos podemos!

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Yuri Cunza
President and CEO
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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  • Business After Hours, Young Professionals and Affinity Groups
  • Professional Advancement / Training Programs 
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The Growing Electoral Power of Immigrant Communities

The United States is in the midst of a major demographic transformation that has profound political consequences. Over the past couple of decades, the number of voters who are immigrants or the native-born children of immigrants ("New Americans")-as well as members of the larger communities to which immigrants and their children belong (primarily Latinos and Asians)-has grown dramatically. Between 1996 and 2012, the number of New American registered voters rose by 10.6 million-an increase of 143.1 percent-and the number of registered voters who are Latinos or Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) increased by 9.8 million. Conversely, fewer and fewer voters are native-born whites. Click  to learn more HERE

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SIGNATURE PROGRAMS:
"We partner with members to create programs that bring lasting and strategic solutions to the business needs of our membership."

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  Strategic Partnerships
  
NAHCC partners with Belmont University Executive Education. Click HERE

NAHCC partnership with Nashville Film Festival celebrates 45th anniversary 
Click HERE to learn more.

NAHCC Partners with NAWBO-Nashville
Click HERE to learn more.

NAHCC Named National SBA Partner to Increase Support for Hispanic Entrepreneurs 
Click HERE for more.
  
Green Builds Business Training helps Hispanic Entrepreneurs Go Green Click HERE for more
NAHCC, Foundation, to become a partner in Women in STEM Ground Breakers Initiative
Video project encourages young women to pursue their dreams. This is an outreach project of the American Diversity Report and its Women Ground Breakers initiative. Teams of students create 3-5 minute videos choosing either the theme of Women in STEM or International Women's Day. Their work will be featured throughout 2015 on the site:
 www.womengroundbreakers.com 


Professional and Job opportunities 
from NAHCC members

 

JE Dunn set to launch MCBD program in Nashville

The Minority Contractor Business Development (MCBD) Program is designed to help minority business enterprise and women business enterprise companies develop skills enabling them to better compete with non-minority contractors in the competitive construction industry.

 

MBE and WBE companies were invited to participate in the 6 months program following an application (deadline Nov.14, 2014) and interview process.  The participants are to be selected based upon experience, size of company and current needs.The program will launch in Nashville, February 13, 2015.

 

Over the course of six months the participants will attend monthly classes facilitated by JE Dunn and other professionals.  Classes are built around curriculum of topics ranging from estimating to relationship and business development.  Other core business topics include marketing, accounting, legal, safety, communication, leadership more hard skills hands on with 20% soft skills and 80% construction focus .

 

The goal of the MCBD Program is not to teach minority subcontractors their trade; but to partner less advantaged minority subcontractors with more experienced business professionals who are able to guide, tech and help master basic business management skills.

 

JE Dunn is a member of the NAHCC.

COMING UP: 
  • Board of Directors Meeting (Feb.19)
  • NAHCC Business After Hours (Feb.26)
Learn more about the NAHCC: 
NAHCC partners with SBA for Emerging Leaders Initiative
Program designed to support company growth and promote economic development through job creation

 

Over 30 resource partners and small business owners gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to view the State of the Region Address with highlights of Tennessee's $100 million in SBA loans statewide thus far this fiscal year-and opportunities for firms to become participants in the 8(a) Business Development Program.  A key announcement was shared that Nashville has been selected as a 2015 Emerging Leaders initiative site, and this was welcomed by resource partners as they were asked to help identify established businesses  ready to grow to the next level.  All left the viewing encouraged and enthusiastic about SBA's support of small businesses in the region and in the Volunteer State. 

 

Applications will be accepted through March 13 and sessions begin in April. To learn more or sign up please visit SBA Emerging Leaders

 

Read The Tennessean newspaper coverage HERE and to read the full NAHCC announcement click HERE

 

 February Business After Hours : Thursday Feb.26 @Flatrock

NAHCC members & friends are invited to join us in welcoming new members Karen Estevez-Gill and Steve Gill owners of Flatrock Coffee, Tea & More.


Enjoy lots of networking with fellow members and guests. Drink and food specials in the heart of South Nashville's diverse Nolensville Road corridor.

ONCE UPON A TIME...a man and a woman moved into the Nolensville Pike area with the intention of settling into the community and doing some good in the world. 21 years later, they've built a coffee house with the intention of bringing their neighborhood together, from the grown-ups to the grand-kids.


 
Flatrock Coffee, Tea, & More is that place you visit before your workday starts and relax in once you're home for the night. We're that comfy couch on a rainy day and cool shop when the sun's a-blazing. We strive to give you not only the best coffee but also the best atmosphere. Won't you be our neighbor?


Be that your are into veggies, caf� cubano, or a pint glass of Potus 44*, make sure to bring plenty of business cards. The fun will begin next Thursday February 26 from 4:30 pm (til 7 pm) Flatrock at Suite C, 2640 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37210

As usual, all our social media oriented members and friends are encouraged to like Flatrock Coffee, Tea & More on Facebook.

*A coffee-infused porter with a rich, bold flavor, this is the perfect blend of coffee and beer; pairs well with Flatrock's toasted Cuban sandwich. 

 

Join Us for a Business Breakfast with Gov. Haslam

A Nashville Business Breakfast program presented by NAHCC member Lipscomb University

 

Lipscomb University's Nashville Business Breakfast presents Gov. Bill Haslam, a quarterly networking event with a news-conference style format featuring business leaders with local economic impact.

 

Haslam secured the largest re-election margin in modern Tennessee history on Nov. 4, 2014, as he was elected to a second term in office. Under Haslam's leadership, Tennessee has become recognized as a national leader in education, job creation and fiscal responsibility. He has launched the Tennessee Promise program, the only program in the country to give every graduating high school senior a chance to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school free of charge and with a personal mentor, which has drawn national attention in recent weeks. Among Haslam's other goals for the state is to make it a top location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.

 

Tennessee currently holds the title of "State of the Year" for economic development. Working with the General Assembly, Haslam has balanced the budget every year, kept taxes low, ensured Tennessee has the lowest debt in the country and nearly doubled the state's savings account. Due to his efforts to make state government more customer-focused, efficient and effective, Tennessee is ranked the third-best managed state in the nation.

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 / 7-8:30 a.m. Allen Arena

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door 

To purchase tickets click HERE.  Free parking

 

Governor Bill Haslam was born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn., and attended Emory University in 1976. After graduating with a degree in history, he moved back to Knoxville with his wife to work "for a couple of years" managing his family's small chain of gas stations. By the time Haslam left the Pilot Corporation years later, he had grown the company from 800 employees to more than 14,000 employees in 39 states. He sustained the company's growth by allocating resources wisely, managing the business conservatively, working hard to increase sales and satisfy customers.

 

�D�nde est� mi reembolso? Get IRS Tax Help 'en Espa�ol'

Get answers 24/7. IRS.gov/espanol has a wealth of tax information in Spanish.
Get Tax Help en Español
Get Tax Help en Espanol

Tax rules can be difficult to understand, especially if they're not in your first language. The IRS offers many free products that are easy to use for people who speak Spanish. Here are the best ways to get federal tax help in Spanish.

  • Get answers 24/7.  IRS.gov/espanol has a wealth of tax information in Spanish. You can check the status of your tax refund with the online tool "�D�nde est� mi reembolso?" Use the "Asistente EITC" tool to check if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. You may qualify for the credit if you earned less than $52,427 in 2014. Click HERE for more.
TAX WORKSHOP FOR NEW AND SMALL BUSINESSES
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 / 8:00am - 9:30am
Nashville Chamber of Commerce's Business Studio programs continue with a Tax Workshop next Tues 2/17. It's at Refinery Nashville, formerly known as Impact Hub. As usual expect a great workshop covering recent tax legislation changes that affect small businesses as well as income tax related content toa help you better understand what credits and deductions your business may be eligible for. Ideal for small business owners or early stage companies looking for tax insight before filing time. A NAHCC February pick. Click HERE to sign up.
February 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm CST - 4:00 pm CST

1480 Nashville Pike, Building 300, Gallatin , TN 37066

Social Media Intro for Entrepreneurs and Marketing Professionals workshop of Volunteer State Community College's Tennessee Small Business Development Center. FREE to attend. 


Saturday, February 21, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
The Small Business Boot Camp is an essential first step for a budding entrepreneur. If you are thinking of starting a business, in the process of writing a business plan, securing financing or in need of a refresher, this is the seminar for you! During this � day seminar, participants will discuss practical steps to take in establishing a successful foundation to grow your business. From the business plan to securing financing, topics covered include general business matters, cash flow statements, P&L, financial ratios, marketing and management plans. This free seminar will be held at the TSU Avon Williams Campus located at 330 Tenth Avenue, North. For registration assistance, please call 615.963.7179. Speaker: Gregory Jones
Location: TSBDC @ Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus/Downtown, Nashville. Register HERE

Defeat of Insure Tennessee casts uncertainty statewide

NAHCC joined Middle Tennessee Business Voice, Chamber of Commerce, Hospitality Association in Support of Insure Tennessee

Last week as the TN Legislature held a Special Session to consider Haslam's Insure Tennessee health coverage plan, the NAHCC sent and action alert to its members urging them to contact legislators to ask them to support Insure Tennessee. The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce supported Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan because it was to positively impact business in Tennessee, generate new spending into the state's economy, and create incentives for healthier lifestyles which leads to greater productive and helps businesses remain competitive. Read full call to action HERE.


 
On February 4th, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted NO on a plan that would have extended health care coverage to 280,000 uninsured Tennesseans, 'good policy' which will have saved lives and helped businesses avoid tax penalties. Their decision will have a negative impact in our economy. The NAHCC truly appreciate the many concerned members and friends who advocated in support of Insure Tennessee.

  

Here is a perspective by Michael Sheffield Senior Staff writer at the Memphis Business Journal: "The defeat of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan was met with disappointment across the state. But the most powerful words came from U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, D-TN, who, among other things, called the defeat "Foolish, foolish, foolish. Sad, sad, sad. Sick, sick, sick." "This vote is foolish because it leaves $1 billion in federal funds each year on the table that could have helped keep hospitals open, boosted our economy, and improved our citizens' health," Cohen said in a prepared statement. "This vote is sad because it shows inhumanity and disdain for Tennessee's sick and our poorest citizens in need of health care. And it is sick because some of those Tennesseans will die as a result of this decision. Those who voted 'no' today made a foolish, sad, sick and outright wrong decision." Read more HERE

Gov. Bill Haslam : Remarks on Insure Tennessee
Gov. Bill Haslam : Remarks on Insure Tennessee

 

Nashville gets Google Fiber

NAHCC among advocates to bring the future to Music City USA
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean welcomes Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo at the Entrepreneur Center
Joining more than 40 business leaders in a grassroots video effort created by Kevin Page, founder of social entrerprise company PopCause, the NAHCC advocated for the expansion of Google Fiber to our market. Google Fiber is a super-high-speed Internet service provider boasting speeds 100 times faster than cable, with better reliability and lower costs than all of its competitors. Read about how Google Fiber will transform the way we work click HERE
Google Fiber Nashville: Nashville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Yuri Cunza [HD]
Google Fiber Nashville: Nashville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Yuri Cunza [HD]

From our loving members: RoseOnVibes Quintet

This Valentine's Day weekend, give your loved one a Rose that lives forever -- the RoseOnVibes CD. And you have two opportunities to hear the RoseOnVibes Quintet and meet long time NAHCC member, lawyer by day, jazz musician by night, Linda Rose. She was introduced to jazz at age 12 -- with Lionel Hampton's recording Flying Home. The impact of that album stuck throughout the years. She picked up her first mallets and began to seriously study vibraphone in 2001.  Rose on Vibes was born. She attributes her modest success with the instrument to her type "A" personality.
 
When: Friday, February 13, 2015 / Noon to 2 pm
Where: Nashville Airport, Starbuck's stage 
(open to public; stage is located before 
the security gate)

When: Sunday February 15, 2015  / 6- 9 pm
Where: Bella Napoli Pizzeria and Restaurant, 1200 Villa Place, Nashville

You'll hear jazz standards with kick, including a vocal or two, and African music with a twist on the gyil (traditional xylophone from Ghana). Audience participation on hand percussion from around the world, and maybe even impromptu dancing.

Watch out for a good time! Visit RoseOnVibes.com for more information. RoseOnVibes CD available on CDBaby.com or by ordering through this email. CD also available at both performances this  weekend. www.roseonvibes.com

Music City Media Mixer: Friday February 20

Join NAHCC member and award winning media professional George Uribe for his quarterly gathering for media professionals.  The brief one hour lunch provides a forum for networking and sharing ideas, events, announcements and activities. George is a veteran TV producer, founder/CEO of GuestBooker.com Uribe has served as a Booker for Fox News Channel, Producer for MSNBC and Editorial Producer for CNN.
Special Guest: Megan Brown, Broadcast Producer & Director of Booking for Fox News Channel in from NYC. Megan oversees all guest booking for daytime programming while managing booking units in New York City and Washington DC.  In addition to managing all daytime guest appearances and bookings for the Network, she produces special coverage for the Channel such as the annual New Year's Eve program and Election year specials. 

Special Guest: Matthew Zelkind, News Director for WKRN ABC News. Matthew is responsible for all news coverage at Channel 2, the ABC-affiliate in Nashville. He manages future assignments, breaking news, and guest bookings.

What: Networking lunch with those in the business of news, music, publishing and public relations @Hard Rock Caf� 100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201 (615) 742-9900
When: Friday, February 20, 2015 / 12 noon
Cost: Dutch Treat - (you pay for whatever you order from Hard Rock Caf� menu) Parking/Valet is $7 per person. Please bring your business cards. - two drawings.
 
Contact: George Uribe 917-822-4500 or Ebie McFarland  615-327-3259 RSVP by Thursday, November 19th to [email protected] 

 

NAHCC, SBA and selected Financial Partners to continue Access to Capital and Financial Literacy Series in 2015
Coffee & Conversation, Hispanics Positive Impact to Our Economy: Fifth Third Bank CEO Don Abel, Tracy Vitela, Gregg Ramos, Eva Angelina, Alba Gonzalez-Nylander, Luis Parodi, Loraine Segovia, Mario Ramos, Yuri Cunza, and Santos Gonzalez
Last year we had great success with our Financial Literacy series in partnership with Fifth Third Bank. As we prepare our 2015 agenda we would like to hear from you to know how we can better serve you. Please take a moment to respond to our 5 minute/10 questions NAHCC member survey. It is the best way to hear your voice and serve your business needs. As always you can always email us with your input, program content suggestions or to learn how to better utilize your membership with us.  Please click HERE to start the survey.
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              530 Third Ave. So. Ste. Ste. 5 - Nashville, TN 37210
 
          P.O Box 40541 Nashville, TN 37204
          Tel. 615-216-5737 Fax 952-216-5737