Benefits of Joining the Chamber
Texas has the second fastest growing Hispanic population in the country and represents one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the United States. Hispanics have the greatest purchasing power of any US ethnic group and taken together will soon represent the world's ninth largest economy.
MHCC has a great opportunity to support and promote businesses and to help forge strategic relationships between other businesses and government agencies seeking minority vendors, subcontractors and employees.
In addition to enhancing the economic climate of our region, you and your company will benefit from our business development and marketing opportunities.
Business Resources / Information Referral Center
Business Workshops & Seminars
Scholarship Fund, Leadership Development & Educational Programs
Business & Housing Financial Assistance
Weekly Informational E-Newsletter
Quarterly Networking Mixers
Community Computer Lab with High-Speed Internet Access
Mex-Tex Family Fiesta
Step Up To Success Youth Leadership Conference
Women's Annual Conference
Anniversary & Installation Banquet
Business Awards Recognition Banquet
CAF Survivors Party
New Year's Eve Scholarship Fundraiser
From starting a business to expansion, the chamber office provides a less intimidating and approachable atmosphere for entrepreneurs who are seeking guidance and encouragement about their business. We prepare these entrepreneurs for their upcoming business challenges such as "do you have what it takes", to "where to begin", to "growing challenges". We also discuss several small business issues such as hiring/retaining employees, cost of providing benefits, business taxes and other challenges of owning a business.
With our recent success in this program, we have seen a dramatic increase number of contacts that have utilized our services. We also avoid duplicating services by partnering with other community programs such as the Midland College BEDC program which provide business plan assistance, seminars, and other counseling services.
The Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Business Development Center offers assistance and provides professional office space and onsite business consultations for early-stage businesses. The Incubator Program utilizes shared resources that lower a company's overhead while increasing their capacity to succeed long-term. Nationwide, 87% of companies started in incubator programs have gone on to succeed and have remained in business. An average firm's sales increased by more than 400% from the time they entered until the time they left the incubator program.
The Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a committed leader of broad-based economic development in the Midland/Odessa area. Our goal is to support the small business community by providing training, management and financial resources, expertise and support networks that enable small businesses to succeed and prosper.