The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce that Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading cable, entertainment and communications company, will be the official presenting sponsor for the USHCC's 16th Annual Legislative Conference to be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, April 3-5, 2006.
"The USHCC is proud to have Comcast as the official conference sponsor for this important legislative event that will address critical issues for the Hispanic business community," said Michael L. Barrera, USHCC President & CEO. "Through their partnership with the USHCC, Comcast demonstrates its continued commitment and dedication to Latina and Latino business owners and to the entire Hispanic community."
"We are proud to extend our partnership with the USHCC and take part in this important conference," said Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen. "Through our partnership with the USHCC, Comcast continues to create opportunities and foster growth for Hispanic small business owners. Diversity is a philosophy and a practice at Comcast and this opportunity is consistent with our commitment to serve the Hispanic community as an entertainment provider, an employer, and a business and community partner."
"We commend Comcast for its long-standing commitment to providing leading entertainment and communications services to our growing Hispanic community, and we are pleased to have Comcast as a sponsor of this important legislative event," said George Franco, Chair of the USHCC Board of Directors.
The USHCC's Legislative Conference brings together the nation's top business owners, opinion makers and key governmental and administration officials while offering insight from top Washington leaders on policies that affect the nation's 43 million Latinos and the more than two million Hispanic entrepreneurs who are contributing to the growth and strength of the U.S. economy. Immigration reform, telecommunications reform, and advancing federal procurement opportunities are among the key issues that will receive top billing at this year's legislative conference. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA), Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Congressman Henry Bonilla (R-TX) Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Mexican Ambassador Carlos de Icaza, Manhattan Institute fellow and immigration expert Tamar Jacoby, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Randy Johnson are among the list of confirmed notables.
In addition to being a sponsor for the legislative conference, Comcast serves as the official presenting sponsor for the upcoming USHCC 27th Annual National Convention and Business Expo to be held Sept. 20-23, 2006 in Philadelphia, PA. Through its generous support of the USHCC's two major annual events, Comcast reaffirms its commitment to the Hispanic business community while helping to advance the Hispanic business agenda through a comprehensive, long term partnership with the USHCC. The USHCC and its board of directors congratulate Comcast and thank its leadership for their continued dedication to the growth and expansion of Hispanic businesses.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.5 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.3 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.
About the USHCC
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the nation's largest and most influential advocate for the more than 2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, which generate more than $300 billion annually. It serves as the umbrella organization for more than 215 local Hispanic chambers nationwide and Mexico by actively promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs.