On April 26, the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) recognized Wells Fargo for sponsoring the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USHCCF) Chamber Training Institute program (CTI) at the NBIC Best of the Best Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
The Chamber Training Institute program was founded in 2010 and partnered with the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business to deliver its business education program. Through the exclusive sponsorship and support of Wells Fargo, the CTI program gives chamber and business association leaders the opportunity to learn from experts, providing them with the necessary tools and skills to more effectively strengthen their local business communities. Since 2010 Wells Fargo funding has facilitated more than 30 CTI sessions in 25 unique cities, impacting more than 263 individual chambers, and training more than 1545 leaders across the country.
USHCC President and CEO, Javier Palomarez said: “On behalf of all of us at the USHCC, I congratulate Wells Fargo on this well-deserved honor. Their long-term investment in CTI has helped forge a world-class program that builds business expertise and local leadership in the communities where it is needed most. It is only fitting that a program as inclusive as the CTI should be recognized by a consortium as diverse as NBIC.”
The Best-of-the-Best event recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting cross-segment diversity and inclusion. Only companies achieving industry leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the National Business Inclusion Consortium, a coalition of national diverse business organizations spearheaded by NGLCC and including United States Black Chambers, Inc., United States Business Leadership Network, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, WEConnect International, and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
In 2015 the USHCCF joined forces with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), and the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) to extend the free training opportunity to local diverse chambers across the country.
The Best-of-the-Best designation is the top corporate honor bestowed by the NBIC to recognize corporations and programs for their commitments to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT, people of color, women, and people with disabilities.
Criteria for the Best-of-the-Best Program of the Year Award include:
- The completion of a detailed survey of an organization’s inclusive programs.
- A detailed report of policies and achievements in the diversity and inclusion space.
- Ratings such as the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Disability Equality Index, or Diversity Inc.’s Top 50 are weighted and reviewed by a committee of NBIC leaders
To learn more about the Chamber Training Institute go to www.ushccfoundation.org/index.php/pages/chamber-training-institute and learn more about the upcoming training cities and topics!
June 12–13 | Washington, DC: Revamping your Development Plan
July 31-August 1 | Las Vegas, NV: Organizational and Program Evaluation
November 1–3 | Nashville, TN: Grant Proposal Writing
About the USHCC Foundation:
For more than three decades, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation has been educating and empowering the next generation of Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs. We do this through a variety of programs and scholarships that support business growth, encourage entrepreneurship, and influence our chambers to better serve their local communities. Each year, these programs equip thousands of new entrepreneurs and established business owners with the financial and technical resources, communications networks, and business trainings they need to succeed.