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25th annual Hispanic Business Conference and Expo


Save The Date!
25th annual Hispanic Business Conference and Expo
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Break-out Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Expo and Guest Speakers
More information to follow...

Government Relations Update

Newsom is looking for Central Valley business people to fill appointments.
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants names.
Specifically, he wants the names of Central Valley business people who are interested in serving on the state's many boards and commissions.
And BizFed Central Valley is working to get those names together but needs our help.
This is a unique opportunity for the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to get valley people involved in key decision-making positions and to get the valley's voice heard in Sacramento.
BizFed CV has organized an appointments committee that has identified several boards (out of thousands in California!) that are key to the local business community.
BizFed CV is combing through the board position qualifications, application requirements and openings both for this year and in the near future to be ready.
What they need now is more folks interested and willing to serve.
Do you, or does someone you know, have a desire to serve on the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board? The Ag Labor Relations Board? San Joaquin Air Pollution Control Air District? Heck, how about the High Speed Rail Authority?
Or maybe you know of a board or commission that's key to our economic well-being that isn't ontheir list?
It's all fair game and Central Valley business people need to get in the mix.
The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a BizFed CV member, which means you can participate in this process.
Just drop BizFed an email:
Lois Henry, Advocacy Director,
Gov. Newsom has said, repeatedly, that he wants to better understand and work with the Central Valley.
The invitation is on our doorstep, we just have to open it up!
Jay Tamsi, President/CEO
Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Engagements


Thank you to everyone who attended our May Business Networking Mixer at The Tower in downtown Bakersfield. We value your continued support. Click the link below to view our photo gallery on Facebook.

21st Annual Latino Food Festival Menudo & Pazole Cook-Off


21st Annual Latino Food Festival Menudo & Pazole Cook-Off


Thank you to all of our Presenting Sponsors: STRATA Credit Union, Dignity Health, Bud Light, California Resources Corporation and Motor City, our attendees and volunteers! It was an amazing turn out and we hope you all had a fantastic time! To see more photos from the event, visit our Facebook gallery.



Congratulations to Our 21st annual Contest Winners 


Pozole Contest Winners:

1st place: Veronica Allen - Team Amestoys

2nd place: Sonny Estrada - Team Sonnys Finest

3rd place: Crystal Zamora - Team Motor City Auto Center 


Menudo Contest Winners: 

1st Place: Carlos Trejo - Team Carlitos Kitchen 

2nd Place: Lupe Munoz - Team Levanta Muertos 

3rd Place: Isaac Neiras - Team Neira’s Casa De Menudo 


Jalapeño Eating Contest Winners:

1st place - Frank Macedo

  1. 2nd- Jose Chavez  
  2. 3rd place - Samuel Chacon
Special Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors:

Welcome New Members and 2019 Renewals!

Welcome New Members and 2019 Renewals!


Universal Staffing Solutions Inc.

Cushman & Wakefield Pacific

McDonalds Appolonio Inc.

Realtor and Notary Public

My On Demand Marketing

Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling

The Palms at San Lauren

VZN Prints (Vizion Prints)

Motor City Auto Center

John C. Silva, Private Chef

Big Al's BBQ & Catering


Sweet Surrender

Ceazar Chavez Foundation

Taft Correctional Institution

Carnie Kettle Corn

BARC, Inc.

Berry Petroluem Company, LLC

Dignity Health

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (M.A.O.F.)

ICON Printing Solutions

Access Plus Capital


Groundbreaking ceremony of the Clinica Sierra Vista Delano Center


Congratulations Clinica Sierra Vista, CEO Brian Harris and Leadership on your groundbreaking ceremony located at 355 Dover Parkway in Delano. Kudos on your third walk-in clinic in Kern County and a new Behavioral Health Center.


Government Relations Committee Meeting with K.C. Supervisor Chairman of the Board David Couch


Government Relations Committee Meeting with K.C. Supervisor Chairman of the Board David Couch, Fourth District Supervisor providing a “County Supervisor Update.” Additionally our Government Relations Committee voted to support the following:
  • Voted to send a letter of support for AB 1744 (Salas) Cranes: Emission Reduction Program
  • Voted to sign the coalition letter to oppose AB 51 (Gonzalez) Ban on Arbitration Agreements
  • Voted to sign the coalition letter to oppose SB 1 (Atkins) California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019 
  • Voted to send a letter of Opposition for AB 290 (Wood) Health Care Service Plans and Health Insurance: Third Party Payments

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting DeVino Event Center


Congratulations DeVino Event Center, owners Carlos and Gloria Ortiz on your Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting. To book your next event at this beautiful venue - a wedding, graduation party, Quinceanera, private meeting or more information contact 661-725-2278.


Grand Opening at Centric Health - Kern Endocrine Center


Congratulations Dr. Jasleen Duggal, Dr. Atam Bir Singh, Bruce Dains, PA and Jennifer Johnson, FNP. We were honored to be part of your Grand Opening at Centric Health - Kern Endocrine Center. 


Government Relations Updates

Government Relations Updates


The following are a list of items our committee voted in favor of endorsing:

  • SB 559 (Hurtado): will provide $400 million for funding for the Friant-Kern Canal to provide water to Valley farmers: unanimous approval to submit a letter of Support.
  • SB 224 (Grove): will make certain AG thefts to be cited as grand theft, causing stricter punishments for AG theft crimes; the money from the fines will go towards rural crimes units: unanimous approval to sign onto a coalition letter in Support. 
  • SB 246 (Wieckowski): oil severance tax: unanimous approval to submit a letter of Opposition.
  • AB 40 (Ting): bill for CA to become “oil-free by 2030”: unanimous approval to submit a letter of Opposition.

Amazing partnership for Higher Education


Government Relations Meeting listening to a wonderful presentation about the “Kern Pledge” from Mary Barlow (KC Superintendent of Schools); Tom Burke (KCCD); and President Zelezny (CSU, Bakersfield). Such an amazing partnership for Higher Education!


KCHCC Board Members in Sacramento meeting


Last week our President/CEO and CHCC Central Region Director Jay Tamsi along with KCHCC Board Members spent time in Sacramento meeting with elected officials to discuss new laws and business legislation which will impact the Central Valley.


The “highlight” of the visit was the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce - Hispanic Business Policy Summit. Such a great visit with our CHCC leaders Chairman:Frank Montes, President/CEO: Julian Canete, CHCC Board of Directors and all the amazing summit panelist!


Membership Update

Welcome New Members and 2019 Renewals!


Salad Sensations Company

AutoLoan Underwrite

Guadarrama Construction INC.


Clark Pest Control

Wonderful Orchards

State Farm Insurance-Mr. Sal Brito

-The Tiger Fight Found



-West Kern Environmental Consulting, LLC

-A1 Multi Business Center


-Advance Beverage

-Society for Disabled Children


-Valley Republic Bank


-Kern County Treasurer Tax Collector (Jordan Kaufman)

-Boys and Girls Club

-Eagle Mountain Casino

-Yankee Communications, Inc.

-Grimmway Farms

-Hardaway & Axume CPAS, LLP

-Guarantee Shoe Center

-8 Minutenergy Renewables, LLC

-La Rosa Fruit Bars

-Mix Salon and Touch Up Bar

-Greg Hirokawa, Ph.D, QME

- Community Action Partnership of Kern


Chamber Recognition


Agradecen a la comunidad por su apoyo a Aldo's. Thank you Aldos Bakersfield for the many years of memories, the art of music, dancing, food, and most of all the support you have provided KCHCC and our business community. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Quintana Family. CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERVIEW.
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