Latino iConnect
Latino iConnect is a digital marketing conference and technology event for small business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals interested in learning the latest Internet marketing trends and best practices that can help them to make the most of their time and resources to unleash the power of Internet marketing tools to take the company’s marketing efforts to new heights. Latino iConnect is also an event that fosters entrepreneurship, provide valuable business resources, promote business networking and collaboration.
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Registration

Registration

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cesar R. Jiménez

Speaker

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eduardo Norell

Speaker

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gretchen Shauffler

Keynote Speaker

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Appetizers & Music.

*******Schedule subject to change.

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Optimizing Operation for Easy Access to Capital

Gabriel Cabaña
Business Consultant
VIGA Consulting Group

 

Vidal Espinosa
COO/CFO
Invictus Advisors

 

Rod Roberto
Senior Vice President
WestPac Wealth Partners

 

Meagan Pomeroy
Business Services Underwriter
Point Loma Credit Union

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Likes don’t really matter: How to build a strong digital brand.

Israel Sandoval
Chief Creative Officer
Factor Idea (One of Mexico’s top ten digital agencies.)

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM How Influencer Marketing Can Impact Your Business

Lala Castro
Social Media Marketing Geek & Influencer
Lala Castro Media

 

Pili Montilla

EMMY winning TV Host & Influencer

 

Alexandra Reyes
Communication Specialist & Social Media Strategist
Sony Electronics

 

Denisse Montalvan

Public Relations Manager
The Axis Agency

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Grow Your Business Joining a Tribe

Luis O. De La Hoz
Vice-Chairman
Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ

Santos Arroyo
Founder /CEO
Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Cesar Restrepo
President
Emprendedores Latinos USA

Tayde Aburto
President/ CEO
Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Collecting Leads from Facebook

Rene Banuelos
President & CEO
22 Social

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Master YouTube & Video Marketing & Dominate Your Industry

Owen Hemsath
President
Videospot

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Keynote Speaker

Dr. ROCH

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Networking

Appetizers & Music.

*******Schedule subject to change.

SPEAKERS PORTLAND

Gretchen Shauffler

Gretchen Schauffler, artist and founder of Devine Color®, a brand of interior design products distributed in al Miller Paints. For the last 20 years, Gretchen  have used her artistry, creativity, and leadership as a Color Specialist to develop color palettes along with innovative color tools and products for regional, national, and international paint manufacturers, including Devine Color Paint by Valspar and Devine Color Wallpaper for Target. As a Color Strategist I have implemented over 3,500 design color strategies in residential and commercial projects. As a Creative Director, I brand and curate products for Devine Color Floor and Devine Bath remodeling services. Currently I am working with Senior Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care facilities to educate and implement my Color With Benefits™ a color design diagnosis and protocol that uses the power of color beyond the decorative. As an entrepreneur she engages the biological, emotional, and psychological benefits of color through design to reflect a high level of care and wellbeing. In 2016 Gretchen  became a board member of the Alzheimer’s Association. She believes color and memory go hand-in-hand and my mission is to make endings as colorful as beginnings until we find a cure.

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Gretchen Shauffler

Gretchen Shauffler

Eduardo Norell

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Eduardo Norell

Eduardo Norell

Cesar R. Jiménez

Great to have Cesar R. Jimenez Co-Founder and Developer at Untold Studio as one of our panelist at the 2016 Latino i Connect PDX at Mercy Corps in Portland October 27th 5-9 pm. Humble and passionate, Cesar is constantly striving to share knowledge with all the incredibly talented developers he is surrounded by. Understanding the client’s needs and providing quality products is what makes this developer such a pleasure to work with. At the end of the day, he understand that it’s all about people helping people; it's a powerful thing.

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Cesar R. Jiménez

Cesar R. Jiménez

Latino iConnect PDX Awards

Aleida Gonzalez

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Aleida Gonzalez

Aleida Gonzalez

Diana Gambina

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Diana Gambina

Diana Gambina

Vero Nunez

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Vero Nunez

Vero Nunez

Ozzie Gonzalez

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Ozzie Gonzalez

Ozzie Gonzalez

Rocio Rios

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Rocio Rios

Rocio Rios

Naira Perez

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Naira Perez

Naira Perez

Russe Rosales

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Russe Rosales

Russe Rosales

SPEAKERS SAN DIEGO

Gabriel Cabañas

Gabriel Cabañas holds an MBA from the University of California Irvine, Paul Merage School of Management, achieving the Dean’s Scholar Award for outstanding academic performance. He attended the University of San Diego, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Gabriel developed his 25-year professional career, working in the printing, dry cleaning and wholesale food manufacturing industries. During his career as an operations executive, he has taken full P&L responsibility as General Manager, Entrepreneur and Director. Gabriel has been involved with startups in agribusiness, property management, finance, recycled packaging, natural gas distribution and e-commerce. He is bilingual in Spanish and bicultural with business experience on both sides of the Mexico-United States border. Gabriel currently lives in San Diego, with his wife and son, and has a daughter attending College. He is constantly learning about private and public entrepreneurship programs and reading about business model architecture, agile development and innovations from around the world.

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Gabriel Cabañas

Gabriel Cabañas

Vidal Espinosa

Vidal Espinosa, MBA has more than 20 years of accounting and taxation experience.  He is Certified Public Accountant in Mexico from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and Cetys Universidad in Tijuana and holds a Master Degree in International Business by Universidad Iberoamericana and Business Management by IPADE Business School in Mexico. His most recent accomplishments include:  Finalist as the CFO of the Year Awards 2016 by San Diego Business Journal recognizing San Diego; Top Minority Owned Business 2015 and 2016 by San Diego Business Journal; Best Accounting Firm - 2015 Honorable Mention by San Diego City Beat; Best Accountant for Mission Valley News (2015) and Best Accountant for San Diego Downtown News (2016).

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Vidal Espinosa

Vidal Espinosa

Lala Castro

An entrepreneur and internet visionary with over 10 years of expertise in Social Media, eCommerce, Branding, Community Outreach, Event Management and many other facets of business development and online marketing.  LaLa is extremely active in her community, working with and supporting a number of local organizations. Lala was featured in LatinaStyle Inc Magazine, as one of the Visionary Entrepreneurs and Latina Magazine as one of their Inspiring Latinas for launching #LatinaGeeks and has appeared in a few tech news segments on Univision 34, Tu Vida Tec and A Primera Hora Morning Show.

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Lala Castro

Lala Castro

Israel Sandoval

<div>Israel Sandoval is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Factor Idea, one of Mexico’s top ten digital agencies. At the age of 18, Israel participated in the creation of <a href="http://alo.com/" target="_blank">alo.com</a>, the first Mexican web portal created using Macromedia Flash technology. After a huge success and for several years, Israel got involved in the creative departments of the top advertising agencies, where he worked as creative helping national and international brands connect emotionally with their consumers.</div>
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<div>Years later, Israel started Factor Idea with the clear vision that clients needed more than good ideas, and after ten years of hard work, it has become one of few agencies with enough expertise and creativity to connect successfully both the digital and traditional marketing world with proven results.</div>
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<div>Israel and Factor Idea have built long-lasting relationships with their clients, thanks to the correct implementation of creative strategies that can be measured by the ROI generated, and this is where Factor Idea tagline "Strategic Creativity" comes from, which stands for Creativity that can be measured through results.</div>
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<div>With a portfolio that includes brands like Tyson, Moen, Pandora, Honda, Chevrolet, GMC, Praxair, TAF, Cemex, Hershey's, Telmex, GNC, PEPSICO, Maseca, among others; and brand new offices in San Diego, California. Factor Idea is ready to prove its methodology to the American market, where Israel wishes to share his knowledge and passion for creativity, and strategy with clients hungry for success stories that'll move their brands, the marketing world and Factor Idea forward.</div>

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Israel Sandoval

Israel Sandoval

Luis O. De La Hoz

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&lt;div&gt;I help non for profit organizations in how to reach the Latino Small Business Owner market.&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;Latino business owners want an advisor who is specifically trained or certified in helping small businesses, speaks their language of preference, and is involved in the community.&lt;/div&gt;
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&lt;div&gt;Approximately 69 percent of Hispanic business owners want an advisor who is specifically certified to work with small businesses vs. 50 percent of general business owners.&lt;/div&gt;
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&lt;div&gt;Six in 10 Hispanic owners say that they want an advisor who can speak in their preferred language. Being involved in the community is more than twice as important (32 percent) to Hispanic owners as it is to the general market (14 percent).&lt;/div&gt;
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&lt;div&gt;Member of the Board of directors of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;Member of the Board of directors of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;Member of the board of advisors of the Hispanic Chamber of E commerce&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;Member of the Board of directors of the Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;Notary Public, member of the national Notary Association.&lt;/div&gt;
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&lt;div&gt;Leader in the professional advising to the latino small business owners Community.&lt;/div&gt;
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Luis O. De La Hoz

Luis O. De La Hoz

Pili Montilla

<div>PiliMontilla EMMY winning TV host &amp; producer of music show @TeParaTresTV. Taste maker, traveler, DANCING LOVER, MUSIC ADDICT, life absorber! Rock n Roll chic.</div>

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Pili Montilla

Pili Montilla

Maya Murillo

Maya Murillo is celebrating seven years of her blog, MayaInTheMoment.com! She started at age 16 sharing crafts, comedy and her ukulele love songs. Her social media following is 122K+ among tweens, teens and millennials. She is most active on Vine and YouTube and is known for her 6 second Vines and custom love songs that landed her on several national news outlets including CBS News and Right This Minute. Maya was recently in a commercial for AT&amp;T Latino with social media mega star Lejuan James. She was also nominated as an Influencer by Latina Magazine for #Latina30Under30 awards and called 6 Latinas You Should Definitely Be Following on Vine, by Cosmopolitan Magazine. Maya is 23 years old and lives in Phoenix, AZ."

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Maya Murillo

Maya Murillo

Alexandra Reyes

Communication Specialist & Social Media Strategist Sony Electronics

Generate awareness of brand, products, and campaigns by developing, managing, and executing online and social media marketing strategies.

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Alexandra Reyes

Alexandra Reyes

Pattie Cordova

Storyteller & Blogger, LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Pattie Cordova is a Latina mother of two kid vloggers and daughter of immigrant factory workers. She owns LivingMiVidaLoca.com – an award-winning site that covers family travel, parenting, food, beauty, and home life. In 2015 she also founded LatinaMomsOC.com, a hyper-local Orange County blog. Pattie also enjoys creating content for her YouTube channel and is part of the Gnational Gnomads program for Travelocity where she shares her favorite travel destinations.

Pattie has been seen on TV screens across the U.S. in a Disney Channel feature and most recently, Pattie and her family were featured in a “8 Tips for the Perfect Beach Day” video for Visit California. In 2015, Pattie spoke at the inaugural #WeAllGrow Summit on video best practices and took home the TECLA Award at Hispanicize for Best Latino Parenting Blogger category. Pattie loves a great cup of coffee, yoga and fiestas.

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Pattie Cordova

Pattie Cordova

Rene Banuelos

Rene Banuelos is the founder and CEO of 22Social, Marketing platform that helps that helps leaders leverage Facebook to grow, serve and monetize communities. 22Social has thousands of users that have used the App to help them collect more than 300K leads and generate millions in revenue. Rene launched his first business, a locksmith service, at the age of 13 and started programming at 14. He earned a Computer Science Degree from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and worked as a software engineer for the telecom and defense industries for more than 5 years. He later quit his last JOB to returned to his entrepreneurial roots. His business experience include Financial Services, Real Estate Investing, Network Marketing and Online Marketing. Launching 22Social has allowed him to pursue his 3 passions, marketing, technology and business. His mission is to help entrepreneurs reduce the obstacles faced when trying to grow their business. If software can do the job, then a person should not be doing it, they should instead spend that time connecting with people and building relationships.

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Rene Banuelos

Rene Banuelos

Santos Arroyo

Santos Arroyo is originally from Yauco, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Utah State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has held licenses as a life and health insurance agent, mortgage broker and as a registered representative with the National Association of Securities Dealers. Santos has done accounting work for companies like Unisys Corporation, Hilton Hotels, American Express, Robert Half International, Office Depot &amp;amp; recently H&amp;amp;R Block. Among other accomplishments Santos hosted his own radio show Fiesta de Pueblo with Santos Arroyo on 1190 AM. Served as Vice President for his Senior High School Class, Vice President for the Latin American Students Association at Utah State University, Spanish Teacher Assistant, and Owner and Founder of the first Latin nightclub in Logan, Utah.

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Santos Arroyo

Santos Arroyo

Owen Hemsath

My clients are brands, businesses, and thought-leaders seeking to be profitable on YouTube, create viral strategies, or to simply grow their channel faster. You'll discover how to create profit centers on YouTube. You'll learn how to make videos that convert leads and drive sales. You'll also learn how to build a loyal audience of qualified prospects.

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Owen Hemsath

Owen Hemsath

Meagan Pomeroy

Meagan Pomeroy has been in the banking industry for over 10 years and recently made the switch to the credit union side of lending. Her experience is broad and encompasses business and commercial real estate lending. Meagan’s specialty is financial analysis and she holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
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Meagan Pomeroy

Meagan Pomeroy

Tayde Aburto

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Tayde Aburto

Tayde Aburto

Cesar Restrepo

Serial Entrepreneur / Blogger / Fine Arts Junkie / Digital Marketing Director / Colombian Coffee Maestro / Opera Singer / Photography Aficionado / Pragmatist

César Restrepo, from Colombia is one of the founders of Emprendedores Latinos USA (Latino entrepreneurs of USA). His background and education in the arts has made of him a person with creativity and enthusiasm. In 2012, his life takes an unexpected turn when he decides to risk everything to become an entrepreneur. Since then, his vision has been to integrate the fragmented community of Latino entrepreneurs in the U.S. César has founded two companies since. One Voice Medical Interpreters, a company dedicated to the interpretation and translation of documents in over 80 languages. His latest business venture is Avanza Group US, an importing company focused on selling high end products through its five online sales platforms: New Man's Box, Zunmare, Kidzber, Artisan Wonders, Gourmet Wonders, Atlanta Artdesi and Bricks to Web. In January 2013, César, with a group of innovative entrepreneurs decided to start a grassroots movement: Entrepreneurs Latino USA, an organization that seeks to inspire, educate and connect the Latino entrepreneurs. In addition to his business activities, César is an opera singer, and passionate about agriculture, kitchen and family.

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Cesar Restrepo

Cesar Restrepo

Ruben Barrales

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Ruben Barrales

Ruben Barrales

Rod Roberto

Rod Roberto, Vice President at WestPac Wealth Partners in San Diego, has been with Guardian for 15 years. He has qualified for Guardian Leaders Conference as both a personal producer and Disability Insurance Specialist. Rod has also qualified for Guardian’s Presidential Citation Award, MDRT, and Quick Start 5 years in a row. Rod and his wife Cathy live in Chula Vista with their 5 kids. He is also the President of Parkview Little League which won the 2009 Little League World Series. His son Bradley played on the team. In 2010 Rod was picked as one of 50 "People to Watch" in San Diego Magazine.

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Rod Roberto

Rod Roberto

HOST COMMITTEE

Tayde Aburto

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Tayde Aburto

Tayde Aburto

Gabriel Cabañas

Gabriel Cabañas holds an MBA from the University of California Irvine, Paul Merage School of Management, achieving the Dean’s Scholar Award for outstanding academic performance. He attended the University of San Diego, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Gabriel developed his 25-year professional career, working in the printing, dry cleaning and wholesale food manufacturing industries. During his career as an operations executive, he has taken full P&amp;L responsibility as General Manager, Entrepreneur and Director. Gabriel has been involved with startups in agribusiness, property management, finance, recycled packaging, natural gas distribution and e-commerce. He is bilingual in Spanish and bicultural with business experience on both sides of the Mexico-United States border. Gabriel currently lives in San Diego, with his wife and son, and has a daughter attending College. He is constantly learning about private and public entrepreneurship programs and reading about business model architecture, agile development and innovations from around the world.

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Gabriel Cabañas

Gabriel Cabañas

Vidal Espinosa

Vidal Espinosa, MBA has more than 20 years of accounting and taxation experience.  He is Certified Public Accountant in Mexico from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and Cetys Universidad in Tijuana and holds a Master Degree in International Business by Universidad Iberoamericana and Business Management by IPADE Business School in Mexico. His most recent accomplishments include:  Finalist as the CFO of the Year Awards 2016 by San Diego Business Journal recognizing San Diego; Top Minority Owned Business 2015 and 2016 by San Diego Business Journal; Best Accounting Firm - 2015 Honorable Mention by San Diego City Beat; Best Accountant for Mission Valley News (2015) and Best Accountant for San Diego Downtown News (2016).

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Vidal Espinosa

Vidal Espinosa

Beatriz Ruelas

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Beatriz Ruelas

Beatriz Ruelas

Lizzette Weber

Business Development/Human Resources professional with more than 12 years of progressive experience understanding and interpreting U.S., Japanese, and Mexican Companies vision in order to integrate and align their mission and overall business strategy to their operations in Mexico. Highly knowledgeable in all manufacturing and maquiladora related areas.
Proven expertise managing client services for companies on start-up, rightsizing, downsizing, and rapid growth and expansion modes. Proven background on onboarding, employee retention, teambuilding, outplacement, cost-reduction, continuous improvement and due-diligence processes. Search experience in the manufacturing market in the U.S. and Mexico. Since 2014 involved in assisting manufacturing clients from Asia, Europe and the United States solve a variety of recruiting, outplacement, and other human resource related issues in their Mexico operations.
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Lizzette Weber

Lizzette Weber

Ana Reyes

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Ana Reyes

Ana Reyes

Raul Cortez

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Raul Cortez

Raul Cortez

Prisciliano Flores

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Prisciliano Flores

Prisciliano Flores

Angel Vizcarra

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Angel Vizcarra

Angel Vizcarra

Maria Burns

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Maria Burns

Maria Burns

Omar Araiza

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Omar Araiza

Omar Araiza

Hector Vasquez

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Hector Vasquez

Hector Vasquez

Erick Magana

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Erick Magana

Erick Magana

Jaime Nacach

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Jaime Nacach

Jaime Nacach

Olinda Cavazos

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Olinda Cavazos

Olinda Cavazos

Martha Castillo

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Martha Castillo

Martha Castillo

Nelly Cervantes

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Nelly Cervantes

Nelly Cervantes

Marcela Rueckert

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Marcela Rueckert

Marcela Rueckert

Jesus Garcia

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Jesus Garcia

Jesus Garcia

Gabriela Bo

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Gabriela Bo

Gabriela Bo

“If you want to make things happen in your life, TRUST YOURSELF! Once you start trusting yourself, your ideas take a whole new level. Invest in your personal development, be fearless, think big, aim high, be patient, be persistent and act bold. Your success is our goal!”
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Thank you to our amazing partners below for supporting the 2016 LatinoiConnect conference
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FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES CLICK HERE.
portland

WHERE

MERCY CORPS NORTHWEST

45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204

WHEN

OCTOBER 27, 2016

TIME

4:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

sandiego

WHERE

SONY ELECTRONICS, INC

16535 Via Esprillo; San Diego, California 92127

WHEN

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

TIME

1:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

REGISTER
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The 2016 Latino iConnect conferences in San Diego and Portland will be fundraising events for the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Foundation -HISCEC Foundation.
The HISCEC Foundation was established in 2016 for the express purpose of expanding the education and training offered by the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce since 2008.
The HISCEC Foundation fosters entrepreneurship, create business opportunities, provide valuable business resources and promote business networking. Highly competitive local small businesses and highly trained tech-savvy professionals are vital to America’s economic future.MISIONThe HISCEC Foundation is committed to building sustainable economic prosperity in the Hispanic business community through the use of technology, the Internet as a business tool, access to big data, education and community engagement.HOW?By providing access to hands-on, project-based workshops that engage business owners, professionals and students in the use of technology and Internet as a business tool. Our goal is to facilitate the development of practical knowledge, insights and learnings for which some organizations do not have the financial resources and/or capabilities.
For more information about the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Foundation please visit www.hiscec.org (We will have content available on site soon)
Join us on October 27 in Portland, OR and November 10 in San Diego, CA.
HOTEL INFORMATION
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HOTEL LUCIA

$259.00

(503) 225-1717

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT RANCHO BERNARDO

$120.00

(858) 613-2000

RADISSON RANCHO BERNARDO

$122.00

(858) 451-6600

STAYBRIDGE SUITES BY HOLIDAY INN

(EXTENDED STAY)

$119.00

(858) 487-0900

“Visualize how far you want to go, embrace the faith, learn how to fail forward and never give up until you make all your dreams happen. Success is earned, not given. Together we can help each other out to get to the top.”
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CONTACT
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW OR CALL GINO REYES AT (503) 319-7387 FOR PORTLAND AND TAYDE ABURTO AT (858) 768-2483 FOR SAN DIEGO.