Press ReleaseJune 15, 2018

Job Creators Network Partners with Latino Coalition for Small Business Rising Summit in Orange County

Summit features former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and serves as platform to highlight key issues facing small businesses

Washington DC (Friday, June 15, 2018) — Today the Job Creators Network announced it is partnering with the Latino Coalition, a national Hispanic business advocacy organization, to put on a Small Business Rising Summit on Friday, June 15th at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum Hotel in Orange County. The one-day event is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and strengthening the economy by bringing together hundreds of small business owners and corporate leaders, chamber executives, and government officials. The keynote speaker at the summit is Dr. Tom Price, former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, former congressman, and current Job Creators Network Senior Fellow for Health Care Policy.

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The summit seeks to empower the nation’s job creators with panels explaining how to build and improve small business development in the U.S. It will highlight the major public policy barriers facing entrepreneurs and discuss strategies to overcome them. These include public policy fights that JCN has been heavily involved in, such as the recently passed tax cuts and the expansion of Association Health Plans, which the US Department of Labor could approve any day.

In addition to Dr. Price and JCN president and CEO Alfredo Ortiz, Luis Farias, the new executive director at the Latino Coalition, will also be participating.

“This strategic alliance between the Latino Coalition and the Job Creators Network will be greater than the sum of its parts, helping create the force necessary to effectively address the remaining challenges facing small businesses today,” said Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of The Job Creators Network. 

“The Latino Coalition is the leading, national advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers. By partnering with JCN, the nation’s leading voice for small businesses, we can more effectively serve the nation’s small business job creators,” said Hector Barreto, chairman of the Latino Coalition and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

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