USHCC Foundation Announces Inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Competition Winners

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation has partnered with the Kauffman Foundation to celebrate and empower female entrepreneurs through the At the Table Entrepreneurship Competition. Betty Manetta, President & CEO of Argent Associates, Gail M. Smith, Co-Chairman & Founder of Abbene Smith Gold LLC (ASG), and Yamila Constantino Mendez, President of Dinero Y Mas were selected as winners during the 2014 USHCC National Convention.

“While Hispanic entrepreneurs are opening businesses at an unmatched rate, Latinas are leading our community’s growth by starting new enterprises at a rate of four to one when compared to their counterparts,” USHCC President & CEO said Javier Palomarez. “Through our At The Table program, the USHCC Foundation is providing women entrepreneurs the resources and networks they need to continue spurring  job creation, innovation, and economic development nationwide. We look forward to reporting the progress of this year’s winners and celebrating their collective contributions.”

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USHCC Recognizes Outstanding Local Chambers

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) honored three Hispanic chambers with the Chamber of the Year Award for outstanding service to their local business members and communities. The recipients were announced during the 2014 USHCC National Convention in Salt Lake City – officially the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in American history.

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