Membership

  1. Individual Membership. Any person having an interest in the purpose and objectives of this organization shall be eligible to apply for membership. Upon the payment of proper dues, the applicant becomes a member in good standing subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
  2. Corporate Membership. Any association, corporation, partnership, Organization, or legal entity in the United States having an interest in the purpose and objectives of the organization, shall be eligible to apply for membership (hereinafter referred to as a “Corporate Member.”) Upon the payment of proper dues, the applicant becomes a member in good standing subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

Overview

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Rhode Island, Inc. actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of 5,764 Hispanic-owned businesses across Rhode Island that together contribute in excess of $460.4 million [1] to the local economy each year while leveraging $2.4 billion in Hispanic purchasing power in Rhode Island [2].

Evidence abounds: Hispanics are the future of America’s business community. With a start-up rate three times the national average, there is untapped Hispanic business potential in Rhode Island that could help business owners more while boosting economic growth. [3] These businesses create jobs and contribute in excess of $460.4 million to the Rhode Island economy. The HCCRI will work tirelessly on behalf of Rhode Island’s Hispanic business men and women that together play a critical role in broadening the prosperity of our state and country.

Why become a member of RIHCC

  • Opportunities for growth (professional and individual)
  • Access to resources (connections with official agencies / other organizations / financial groups, etc.
  • Community participation (helps them return to their area).
  • Face-to-face interaction with other business owners leading to stronger business relationships
  • Support to solve problems that affect merchants in general.
  • A powerful source of referrals.
  • Have a link to the RIHCC’s website, which is an authorized reference point that impacts the search engines.
  • More online presence through our social networks (website, Facebook page and others), so a direct link tells Google that your site is also important by association.
  • Create relationships with other members of the Chamber, which in turn generates recommendations by word of mouth, and these in turn generate visibility on the Internet.

[1] U.S. Census Bureau 2007 Survey of Business Owners, Rhode Island Latino-owned business

[2] The Multicultural Economy 2010 (Athens, GA: Selig Center for Economic Growth, University of Georgia, 2010)

[3] The Growth of Latino Small Businesses in Providence, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, https://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/c&b/2012/spring/growth-of-latino-small-businesses-in-providence.htm

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