Celebrating 39 Years of Local Business Success
Your Business Is Our Business!
The vision of the KCHCC is to create innovative and influential business programs that will promote Hispanic business and economic development at the local, state, national, and international level.
SAL SAAVEDRA, CPA
2024 KCHCC CHAIRMAN
OF THE BOARD
“The impact that the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce makes in our community each year is tremendous,” Saavedra says. “As the incoming chairman of the board I want to foster more partnerships and collaborations with our members, local leaders and community based organizations. I believe we can enrich more business owners and individuals with the knowledge on financial literacy and overall successful business growth. Together, we will continue to make Kern County’s economy thrive as well as feed and fuel the world.”
39th Annual Installation and Business Awards Gala
• Businesswoman of the Year: Emily Duran, CEO, Kern Health Systems
• Businessman of the Year: Ken Ouellette, General Manager, Advance Beverage
• Corporation of the Year: California Resources Corporation
• Large Business of the Year: AltaOne Federal Credit Union
• Small Business of the Year: Trends Auto Collision Center
• Non-Profit of the Year: Clinica Sierra Vista
• Community Service Award: Raquel Jimenez
• Next Generation Award: Matthew Cauthron
KCHCC SMALL BUSINESS ACADEMY
Thank you Tri Counties Bank for awarding the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce $50,000 to provide technical training and programmatic support through its KCHCC Small Business Academies.
(L-R: Jay Tamsi, KCHCC President/CEO; Rose Pereirra, TCB, Community Development Officer; and Marilyn Maldonado, TCB Marketing Specialist. We truly appreciate your investment in our community!
Congratulations to our 2023 KCHCC Spring into Summer Small Business Spanish Graduates! Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Tri-Counties Bank. Our ambitious entrepreneur and small businesses cohort attended an 8-week academy to learn the fundamentals of starting a business and seeing it flourish. Congratulations to all of you!
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
CALIFORNIA HISPANIC CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE SELECTS BAKERSFIELD TO HOST ITS 45TH ANNUAL STATE WIDE CONFERENCE
KCHCC EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration for Synchrony Medical Group & Mind Body Wellness.
We would like to thank everyone who supported our 23RD Annual Latino Food Festival Menudo & Pozole Cook Off we are extremely grateful. GRACIAS CONDADO de KERN!
Our event was a big success and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of our sponsors!
2023 KCHCC Spring into Summer Small Business Academy
Congratulations to our 2023 KCHCC Spring into Summer Small Business English Graduates! Special thanks to presenting sponsor, CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK. Our ambitious entrepreneur and small businesses cohort attended an 8-week academy to learn the fundamentals of starting a business and seeing it flourish. Congratulations to all of you! CLICK FOR FACEBOOK GALLERY.
12th Annual El Grito de Dolores Celebration
Thank you to everyone who attended our 12th Annual El Grito de Dolores celebration on Friday, September 15 at the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield.
This year the KCHCC’s Business of Education Foundation awarded 26 local students with scholarships.
Attendees experienced cultural entertainment including performances by Ballet Folkloric Huaztecalli, Mariach San Marcos and a re-enactment of “El Grito.” As part of the annual celebration, Telemundo Valle Central broadcasts live to Mexico City.