Archive | January 2012

Belong as a VAHCC Member: YouTube video


Coming in just 4 days at Capital One Intl. HQ…

Coming in just 4 days: at Capital One Headquarters in Tysons Corner: Business Opportunities with the Commonwealth of Virginia with expert panel & Hispanic success stories! Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 7:30-11:30am. Register here:

The VAHCC's "Business Opportuntiies in the Commonwealth of Virginia" to be hosted on Tuesday, Jan. 31st!

Google Free Website Workshop Tomorrow in RVA: Free Admission

(Richmond, Va.) Richmond-area small businesses can get a free website and domain name with monthly Google workshop on January 24th in English and Spanish, with free admission for the general public. The workshops will consist of two hours each, training and setting up attendees with all the knowledge and tools they need to optimize their web presence. Google is partnering with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization dedicated to cross-cultural commerce and economic development, bringing Google employees and materials to teach the workshops at the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Chesterfield. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is offering these workshops free to their Members, with only a small administrative fee to prospective Members, and all backgrounds are welcome to register.

Michel Zajur, Founder & President of the VAHCC, says “We are very excited to partner with Google because of the dymanic and easy-to-use tools that they have to help businesses succeed and gain a  competitive advantage in the growing digital eocnomy, with the knowledge in these workshops. This is part of our mission to helping businesses and bridging the gap between the Hispanic community and the community-at-large.”

Attendees may register online at or call (703) 790-0303, and are encouraged to bring laptops with files from their business, such as logos and photos.

Get Your Website & Domain Name for free. Our friends at Google can help. Register at

Virginia Business Expert Panel & Hispanic Business Owner Success Story, Jan. 31st in Tysons Corner

(Tysons Corner, Va.) Business owners will get expert advice and inspiration on January 31st at Capital One headquarters, with keynote speaker Lynette Spano, Fortune 500 Hispanic CEO based in Virginia, and a panel discussion on “Business opportunities in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” featuring several state agencies.
The panel will include Will Vehrs of the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, Mark Cartwright of Supplier Diversity for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Anna Urman of the Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia, and Mike Jones of Capital One, and the SBA.
“The goal of this event is to inform people on business opportunities with the state of Virginia. We’ve chosen our panel of speakers to provide a wide variety of expertise on this topic. Also, we hope to motivate attendees with Ms. Spano’s own success story as a Hispanic business owner,” said Mary Sirvent, Northern Virginia Regional Director for the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The event, free to VAHCC Members, begins at 7:30am until 11:30am, with breakfast provided. Attendees may register online at or call (703) 790-0303.

vahcc fceda jan 31 design by david joel watson

Small Business Owners: Make Your Marketing Plan with Us, Jan. 26th

(Tysons Corner, Va.) Small businesses in Northern Virginia will have a perk to start 2012: cost-free assistance with their marketing plan, in English and Spanish. On January 26th at 6:00pm, The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will provide this help at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in Tysons Corner, at the “Bridges 4 Business” bilingual networking group. With free admission, Hispanic small business owners are invited to attend for networking and knowledge. “This is the perfect opportunity for Hispanic business owners in Northern Virginia to network with each other to grow their success with the information provided in our marketing plan seminar. This information is part of the goal of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, to build economic development and cross-cultural commerce in our community.”

Register online at or call (703) 790-0303.

david joel watson vahcc b4b january 2012