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38 th ANNUAL CONVENTION AND BUSINESS EXPO October 2 – 4, 2013 Houston, Texas [10/3/2013]]


BY Alex Wang [ October 03, 2013 at 08:50:28 ]

The Leading Hispanic Business Organization in Texas Since 1975

38 th ANNUAL CONVENTION AND BUSINESS EXPO October 2 – 4, 2013 Houston, Texas

All Events will be at the Westin Galleria Hotel 5060 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77056 unless indicated below.

The confirmed seminars, workshops, sponsors a nd speakers are indicated below the itinerary.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM TAMACC and Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston Golf Tournament Longwood Golf Club, 13300 Longwood Trace, Cypress, Texas 77429
7:00 AM Registration ~ 8:00 AM Scramble
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration / Information
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Business Expo – Exhibitors’ Move In
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM TAMACC MOC Partners’ Meeting (State Agencies and Universities)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Welcome Reception
Speakers: Houston City Councilwoman Melissa Noriega, Camara de
Empresarios Latinos de Houston Chairman Hipolito Acosta
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Hospitality Suites

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration / Information
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Business Expo
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Business Expo Ribbon Cutting
Speaker:
Don McCormick, President of the Texas Physicians ACO and
Trustee of Patient Physician Cooperatives
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Café con Leche – Membership Meeting
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Seminar:
How to Get Healthcare
Don McCormick, President of the Texas Physicians ACO and Trustee of Patient Physician Cooperatives
Robert Cornell, M.D. Member of the Board of the ACO
How to get health Care for yourself, your family, and your employees and their families that is High Quality, Affordable and Easy to understand.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM TAMACC Alliance Partners’ Meeting
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Seminar:
We’re All Connected
Moderator: Karen Baccera, Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer, The Principle Partnering Group, LLC
Panelists:
Tony Arps, Project Director, United States Department of Transportation – Small Business Transportation Resource Center
Carmen Garcia, Director of Outreach Programs, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Lamont Taylor, Board of Director, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority
Kimberly Williams, Vice President of Small Business, Houston Metro Addressing transit needs from a regional perspective. Linking people and places together, while providing business opportunities to enhance our minority businesses around Texas. The panelists will discuss where they are today and what plans and business opportunities are in the horizon.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Latina Empowerment Luncheon
Keynote Speaker:
Marie Diaz, Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit of Excellence
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM TAMACC Corporate Partners’ Meeting
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Seminar:
Business Visas, Compliance and Reform Moderator: Hipolito Acosta, former District Director of the United States
Citizenship and Immigration Services Branch in Houston, Texas
Panelists:
Silvia Graves, Attorney at Law, Graves & Graves
Sarah Monty, Monty & Ramirez, LLP
Learn the requirements for bringing in temporary workers, change of immigration status petitions and processes as well as requirements for permanent resident visas. The panel will also discuss how to keep your businesses in compliance of hiring laws to avoid civil and criminal penalties.
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Seminar:
Leadership, Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
Moderator: Reynaldo, Guerra, Ph.D., University of California at Berkley
Panelists:
Dr. Mary Jane Garza, State Chair, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
Geronimo Rodriguez, Chairman, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Cesar Espinosa, National Hispanic Professional Organization Leadership Institute
Why should you join a chamber of commerce or an organization? There are many reasons to be involved. Involvement in activities promotes a responsible, engaged citizen who contributes to the community and world.
Civic engagement and social responsibility builds leaders, businesses and a better life. Find out why these organizations are so successful and what may be the avenue for you.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston Host Event
BBVA Compass, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 18th Floor Houston, Texas 77056
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Hospitality Suites

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Registration / Information
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Procurement Roundtable Matchmaking
Speakers: Texas Senator Royce West and Alvaro Cabal, Ford
This session will match small business owners with procurement officers and buyers from state agencies to fortune 500 companies.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Workshop:
Building a Positive Online Professional Reputation
Monica Pena, Owner, Mundu Media
More often now, potential clients are searching online to research a business’ reputation before deciding on moving forward with their services and product.
Learn about the various social sites that can be controlled and how to counteract any negative reviews on other sites. Acquire tips to manage your online reputation to gain more opportunities.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Workshop:
Mastering Your Memory
Craig Krause, Owner and Instructor, Direct Development Training
Have you ever forgotten a client or prospects name? Missed a point on a presentation? Stumbled over market data or product information? You are not alone. Your career demands that you handle large volumes of information. Learn how a well-trained memory will enhance how you do business and connect with clients. We promise you will walk away with good ideas on how to improve yourself all while having a great time!
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Workshop:
Mobile Productivity
Manual Acevedo, Microsoft and Jon Lua, Premier Field Engineers, Microsoft Corporation Office 365 provides a mobile platform to increase productivity and ease of use for users on the move and in the field. We will cover mobility options centered around O365 and its respective technologies; SharePoint, Lync and Exchange.

The power of mobile and collaboration is here and integrates easily into your business. Take a ride with us as we showcase what you can do for your employees in the mobile productivity space.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop:
The Power of E-mail Marketing for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
Celina Enamorado, Authorized Local Expert, Constant Contact
More than 500,000 small businesses and organizations use Constant Contact to help grow their business! Learn how to build relationships that are the key to the success of your goals with easy, in expensive and highly effective e-mail marketing. We will explore the basics of what e-mail marketing is, why it works so well, and how it easily integrates with social networking sites. This session will teach you how to master e-mail marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased engagement, revenue, and profits.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop:
The Executive Entrepreneur Program
Regina Campbell, Director of the Executive Entrepreneur Program, Greater
Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Lin O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Futures Consulting
Rick Ortiz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Edgar Sotelo, Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Packaging
This new program with the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a program that would add much added benefit to your established business owners. The Executive Entrepreneur
Program is an educational program developed to grow, assist and increase capacity for small businesses. The classes are delivered in an interactive format, where business owners get the tools, know-how and confidence to take the next step. The program is designed to combine the best of classroom learning with real-world case studies, including the one most important to them: their own businesses. It is based on the award winning curriculum also known as Street-Wise MBA which incorporates both theory and practice. Established small business owners don’t need the same introductory information and training that someone launching a start-up might. The aim is to build on that experience and help them sustain and grow their existing businesses.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop:
Art and Science of Good Health Care
Don McCormick, President of the Texas Physicians ACO and Trustee of Patient Physician Cooperatives
Dr. Charles A. Garcia, M.D., Chairman of the Board of the ACO What is the art and science that backs up good health care and how can we make sure it is available to us now.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM TAMACC Annual Meeting
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Workshop:
Requirements for HUB Certification
Paul Gibson, Statewide HUB Program Manager, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Know what requirements your company needs to meet to be eligible for a HUB certification. For those who are certified there are many procurement resources such as the Centralized Master Bidders List, Electronic State
Business Daily, HUB Reports and many more. Do not leave any potential opportunities unturned.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Workshop:
How to Profit from the Affordable Healthcare Act of 2010
Mario J. Mendiola, Business Development Director, Cap West Financial
Nancy Conlin, Employee Benefits Attorney, Bowen Miclette & Britt Insurance Group
Frank Turk, Harbor America – a Professional Employment Organization

October 1, 2013 is the beginning of the mandates presented with the Affordable Healthcare Act of 2010 – is your business prepared? There are many myths of how to get around the new law or to avoid the mandates.
Instead of being misled or overwhelmed in trying to understand this Act the facilitators will educate businesses to understand the structure of those affected, know how to comply and learn how to avoid the penalties.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Workshop:
Small Business Financing: Navigating Small Business Loan Products Outside of Traditional Financing
Shirley Brooks, Vice President Lending of East Texas Region, Accion Texas
Joseph Gonzalez, President of East Texas Region, Accion Texas
Nikol Pavon, Vice President Large Loans of East Texas Region, Accion Texas
Luis Ramos, Business Advisor, Accion Texas
Whether you or a customer/client is looking to access capital learn about healthy solutions that non-profits like Accion can provide to small business.
Through Treasury and SBA along with other resource partners like Goldman
Sachs, Accion is a resource for small business education and lending needs.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Workshop:
Bonding HUB Subcontractors on Government Contracts
Hopeton Hay, Director, Office of HUB Development and Federal Small
Business, The University of Texas System
This workshop will provide an overview on what it take s for a subcontractor to obtain a surety bond for construction contract, barriers HUBs face in obtaining the bonds and resources available to assist them.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Workshop:
State Purchasing Procedures and How to Get those Contracts
Tammy Dunham, Purchasing and Contracting Manager and HUB
Coordinator, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department An open discussion where vendors will have an opportunity to ask questions related to doing business with the State of Texas. To increase their opportunity to obtain state bids, vendors need to have a basic understanding of the rules of state purchasing. We will stress the importance of properly reviewing the solicitation document to identify key areas that may affect the cost or schedule of the project and aid vendors in preparing competitive proposals. If a contract is not awarded we will discuss tools available to help vendors learn from the experience and prepare a stronger proposal on the next solicitation.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Workshop:
How Mobile Media will Change Everything about Business
Wayne Costin, Danny O’Neal, John Scott, Ronnie Crabtree, Tap Tap Direct Want to know how to stay in front of the technology of today? Join us for the “How Mobile Media will Change Everything about Business” workshop. You will gain valuable insight into the power of leveraging the one device that is always with your members and potential members, their phone! We will show how Mobile Media is being implemented in the marketing and communication departments of the top 40 companies in the country, and how it is bringing them great success.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Chamber Presidents’ Meeting
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Legislative Reception
Speakers: Texas Senator Sylvia Garcia
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Chairman’s Gala and Awards Banquet
Keynote Speaker: Joe Abraham
Induction of Officers: Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman Confirmed VIPs:
Garcia, Honorable Sylvia: Texas State Senator
Gonzales J.R.: TAMACC Chair 1999 – 2001; USHCC Chair 2002 – 2003; USHCC President/ CEO 2003
Guzman, Sam: TAMACC Chair 1988 – 1989; 2008 – 2009; TAMACC President 2000 – 2001; 2009 - 2011
Hinojosa, Gilberto: Chairman, Texas Democratic Party
La Rosa-Lopez, Reverend Manuel:
Vicar Pro-Tem for Hispanic Catholics, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Lopez, Joe: TAMACC Chair 2003 – 2005
Mendez, Ben: TAMACC Chair 2011 – 2013
Morin, Joe: TAMACC
President 1984 – 1999
Munisteri, Steve: Chairman, Republican Party of Texas
Noriega, Honorable Melissa: Houston City Council Member At-Large 3
Rodriguez, Nelson: TAMACC Chair 1978 – 1979; USHCC First Chair 1979 – 1980
West, Honorable Royce: Texas State Senator Confirmed Speakers:
Joe Abraham developed the original BOSI Methodology in 2008 when operating a startup incubator/small business accelerator. Prior to that he started up, grew and exited three companies in professional services, lead generation and SaaS. He is author of Entrepreneurial DNA (McGraw Hill 2011) and an award-winning business catalyst with over $100M in revenue impact to date. He has been featured on FoxNews, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and in the Wall Street Journal. He also serves on the advisory board of several high-growth companies. Joe and his wife Sally live in the NW Chicago suburbs with their two young sons and are actively engaged in ministry and service projects around the world.

Alvaro Cabal is the Multicultural Communications manager at Ford Motor Company. In his role, Alvaro is responsible for building Ford’s reputation and purchase consideration among multicultural audiences. His professional experience includes a combination of corporate and agency work.


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