Dear Future Partner,

The Hispanic Chamber of Columbus strives to develop a secure, long-term commitment from

our corporate members. Our vision is to promote business and economic growth in the Hispanic

community through partnerships, education and advocacy.

Hispanic buying power has increased across the country, and particularly in Ohio, Hispanic

buying power grew 443%, reaching $8.4 billion in 2013. Central Ohio accounts for approximately

3,568 Hispanic-owned businesses as of 2012, contributing to a 65% increase since 2007. The

overall growth rate for all firms in Ohio was just 0.8% in the same period. Hispanic-owned

businesses in Ohio have increased employment at a rate of 104.3%, while employment rates of

main stream firms have increased by 2.2%.

The Hispanic Chamber of Columbus (HCC) is the premier Hispanic business organization in the

region. The HCC promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs

and Central Ohio’s Emerging Businesses and continues to advocate for legislation and public

policy that empowers our small businesses with regulations that support business growth.

The goals of the HCC Corporate Partnership Program are defined in our mission:

• Increase business relationships and partnerships between corporate and public sectors

and Hispanic owned businesses;

• Implement and strengthen local and regional programs that assist the economic

development of Hispanic firms;

• provide technical assistance to Hispanic business associations and entrepreneurs;

• Organize Hispanic and Latin American entrepreneurs and executives to create strength

and unity in Central Ohio;

• Monitor legislation, policies and programs that affect the Hispanic Business community.

I invite you to take a few minutes to review the enclosed benefits and decide the level of

support that best meets your company’s objective. I am happy to discuss individual customized

packages that meet your needs and objectives.

I look forward to your company’s active participation with the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus.

Sincerely,

Claudia De León

President of the Chamber

For further information contact: president@hccolumbus.com