Thursday AM April 2nd, 2009

A Hispanic business luncheon offers opportunities to network with leading Houston corporations and emerging businesses. Ed Mayberry reports.
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The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting more than 1,300 business and civic leaders at its 16th annual Membership/Corporate Sponsors Luncheon and Business Expo today at the Hilton Americas Hotel downtown.  Dr. Laura Murillo is president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber. 

"Our corporate sponsors can meet with our small business owners so that they can look at opportunities with some of those corporations, whether its for procurement or even job opportunities.  And our chamber, now more than ever, is going to be playing a critical role in making sure that Hispanics in this city and in the country are successful."

More than 60 Business Expo participants are expected.

"It provides a lot of these corporations who, in fact, are the first time are participating with us, so that they can see the sheer number of prominent Hispanics that are in CEO roles, that are top partners at law firms.  You know, some of the top CEOs."

Houston's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says it serves as leader of Houston's new majority, representing over 3,000 members that range in size from incubator companies to multi-national corporations. 

Ed Mayberry, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.

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Ed Mayberry

Local Anchor, All Things Considered

Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with many of those years spent on the rock 'n' roll disc jockey side of the business...