Saturday, April 28, 2018

2018 Annual Luncheon & Business Expo “The state of Hispanics in Houston” by Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Soledad Tanner Consulting attended the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2018 Annual Luncheon - the largest business luncheon in Houston with almost 2,000 attendees & more than 80 exhibitors. The Keynote Speaker was Houston retired Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, who Spent a Year in Space! “The Limit of what You can do is Beyond the Sky!” “The Sky is not the limit”. “If we can dream it, we can do it”. “Do it BECAUSE it's hard!” – Captain Scott Kelly.

Dr. Laura Murillo: “To succeed we must be data driven. We are focusing in 3 main areas: Daca, Nafta & Census. In Houston, more than 38 percent of small businesses are owned by Hispanics, doubling from 21 percent in 2013.” Hispanics generate 54B dollars in this region; small business has grown by 33%. Census is important because funds will be allocated in relationship to our size. Since NAFTA was signed into law, overall trade between U.S., Canada, and Mexico has increased, from roughly $290 billion in 1993 to more than $1.1 trillion in 2016.

Judge Emmett: “Harris County is the most diverse county in the U.S. where over 25% foreign born population and 145+ languages are spoken”

Dr Laura Murillo gave public recognition to snapperjacks! So proud of my friend Angelica Noyola.

Thank you Heather Kopecky for invite to the event. I appreciate your generosity!

Soledad Tanner, M.I.B

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