In a continuation of the powerful momentum set through the collaborative vision and commitment of The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Walmart, another new innovative program has been launched to strengthen the contribution of Hispanic businesses in America.
The USHCC Foundation accepted a $500,000 grant from Walmart to support the national USHCC Foundation Green Builds Business (GBB) initiative and selected Milwaukee as the launch city for the program which will be introduced in 11 cities across the United States this year.
The Green Builds Business Program is a full day of coaching on best green practices adopted by companies like Walmart in an effort to lower operating costs, increase revenues, and motivate workers while enhancing the health of people and the planet.
In addition to the Green Builds Business Program, the USHCC and Walmart have collaborated on programs such as BizFest: Youth Entrepreneurship Competition. In its second year, BizFest is a USHCC Foundation signature program that empowers Latino Youth with knowledge and insight into the world of business. BizFest is held in a number of cities throughout the U.S., providing Hispanic high school students with the tools and motivation to stay in school, go to college or pursue their entrepreneurial dreams to become the future business leaders of this country.
At the 31st Annual USHCC National Convention held in September, 2010 in Dallas, Texas, Walmart was named the Corporation of the Year by the USHCC for its commitment to enhancing business opportunities and success for Hispanic small businesses through its numerous programs, initiatives and commitment to supplier diversity.