2017 Business Connect Summit

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Name: 2017 Business Connect Summit
Date: October 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
Registration: Walk-ins welcomed day of event. To sponsor, please contact our office at 210-225-0462. Thank you!
Event Description:
Please join us on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 as your San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the 2017 Business Connect Summit at the Freeman Expo Hall, the largest free small business event in San Antonio bringing together more than 1,500 small businesses, leaders and community influencers. Your participation and support is essential to connecting San Antonio’s small business owners with resources and educational training.
  • The Small Business Educational Hub and Marketplace Expo will offer small business owners the opportunity to learn about key business-related topics, certification opportunities, resources, and tools to help them successfully start and grow their companies. The Maestro Entrepreneur Center, in partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is a small business incubator accelerating small businesses to receive next level of training and mentorship support.
  • The Max Navarro Procurement Excellence Awards will recognize those who are committed to diversity in our business community. During the Business Excellence Awards Luncheon, we will honor the best Public and Private Agencies.    
  • Business Matchmaking for the City of San Antonio’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department: The recently approved 2017 $850 million bond and the City’s Streets Maintenance Program of close to $100 Million dollars for streets improvements will help your business matchup with City construction contractors and suppliers. *To schedule your matchmaking meeting, please contact Veronica De La Torre, Vice president of Special Events at 
This year, the San Antonio Business Journal has joined us as a media partner again!  The San Antonio Business Journal has a reach of more than 30,000 subscribers.  In addition to offering specialized advertising rates for our Hispanic Chamber members, they will highlight our Business Connect Sponsors.
If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Eguía-García, Vice President of Small Business & Executive Director of the Maestro Entrepreneur Center via phone at (210) 693-9366, or email at Thank you in advance for your continued support as we strive to build, sustain, and expand small business in our San Antonio community!

* As stated above, the San Antonio Business Journal, has joined us again as a media partner.  The San Antonio Business Journal has a reach of more than 30,000 subscribers.  In addition to offering specialized advertising rates for our Hispanic Chamber members, they will highlight our Business Connect Sponsors!  

Event Sponsors:
  • Wells Fargo
  • Creative Civilization-An AguilarGirard Agency

Presenting Sponsor

  • City of San Antonio

Marketplace Expo Sponsor

  • Woodforest National Bank

Social Media Engagement Sponsor

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank

Educational Session Sponsor

  • Coca Cola Southwest Beverages
  • Brooks City Base

Business Matchmaking Advocacy Sponsor

  • Fiesta Restaurant Groups
Freeman Expo Hall 
3201 E. Houston St. 
San Antonio, Texas 78219
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact Information:
Elizabeth Eguia - Garcia
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