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Posted on: October 14, 2013

Hispanic Business Forum to be held Oct. 23 in Wichita

The Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission (KHLAAC), the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas Department of Commerce will host an open discussion with the Hispanic business community about economic development in Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback will lead a panel discussion at the event, which will take place at the National Center for Aviation Training on Oct. 23 in Wichita.

Those interested in attending the forum should visit to register.

WHAT/WHO: The forum will begin with a panel titled “Resources to Make Your Business a Success,” and will include the following presenters:
• Rhonda Harris, minority and women-owned business director, Kansas Department of Commerce
• Jamie Hofling, senior product manager, economics, NetWork Kansas
• Charles Dilliehunt Jr., program consultant, Kansas Department of Transportation
• Shaun Rojas, Kansas Community Leadership Initiative manager, Kansas Leadership Center, Wichita

Rob Flores, president of Puente Marketing in Kansas City, will then give a general session presentation titled “Showcasing Your Business.”

A second panel discussion will include the following presenters:
• Gov. Brownback
• Pat George, Kansas Commerce secretary
• Patricia Ramirez-Ceberg, president, Earles Engineering & Inspection Inc., Wichita
• Diana Ramirez, owner, Express Employment Professionals and Specialized Recruiting Group, Topeka
• Michael Barrera, director of National Coalitions and Entrepreneurship, The Libre Initiative, Mission, Texas
• Derrick Bauer, president and CEO, Zumit Corporation, Olathe
• Gene Camarena, president & CEO, La Raza Pizza Inc., Wichita

The event will conclude with a luncheon.

WHEN/WHERE: Registration begins at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, and the luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. The forum will be held at the National Center for Aviation Training, 4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, Kan. 67226.

NOTES: To register for the forum and/or the luncheon, please visit or contact Diana Feldhausen at or (785) 296-2994.

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