FAQs

FAQ’s

  1. “What is a Chamber?” The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce assists small business owners in building their businesses by providing business services, programs, and access to those that will expedite the achievement of their goals. Through our relationships with numerous agencies, the Hispanic Chamber is equipped with insight and knowledge to assist businesses with certification, education, expansion and restructuring. Contact the Hispanic Chamber for a list of partnering agencies.
  2. “What can the Hispanic chamber do for me – a small business owner?” The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce assists small business owners in building their businesses by providing business services, programs, and access to those that will expedite the achievement of their goals. Through our relationships with numerous agencies, the Hispanic Chamber is equipped with insight and knowledge to assist businesses with certification, education, expansion and restructuring. Contact the Hispanic Chamber for a list of partnering agencies.
  3. “Do you have to be Hispanic to join the Hispanic Chamber?” No. In fact our membership base consists of business owners and professionals from all ethnic backgrounds who all share a mutual desire to grow San Antonio’s business community and enhance the quality of life in our city.
  4. “Do I have to own a business to be a member of the Hispanic Chamber?” You do not have to be a business owner to be a member of our chamber.
  5. “Does my business have to be located in San Antonio to be a member of your chamber?” Not at all. All businesses are eligible and welcome for membership in the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  6. “Who runs the Hispanic Chamber?” The president, board of directors and volunteer committees, in conjunction with staff, carry out the work of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  7. ”How can I join?” You can join the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by calling the Membership Department at 210.225.0462 or by visiting our website at www.sahcc.org
  8. ”Are there any requirements to join?” There are no specific requirements.
  9. “What is requested of me as a member of the Hispanic Chamber?” A member is strongly encouraged to leverage their membership benefits, as well as participate in the programs available and attend as many events as possible. The programs and events are an added value to the everyday operation of a business and help to establish relationships with other chamber members that can provide ideas to improve and grow your business.
  10.  “How do I join a Hispanic Chamber Committee?”Contact the Membership Department for information and to receive a registration form to review the various committees at 210.225.0462, ext. 212
  11.  ”What committees does the Hispanic Chamber offer?” Leadership, Education, Business and Economic Development, and Government Affairs are just a few of the committees available for you to join.
  12. ”Where can I go for help with starting a business?”Maestro Entrepreneur Center – 210.952.6672 Small Business Development Center – 210.458.2460 · Minority Business Development Center – 210.458.2480 · First Point Business Center – 210.207.3900 · S.C.O.R.E – 210.472.5931
  1. “Is there a fee to join the Hispanic Chamber?” Yes. A yearly fee is assessed based on the benefits you/your business are looking to receive. A Membership Specialist can assist you in joining at the investment level that is right for you.
  2.  “Can I pay my dues with a credit card?” Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
  3.  ”When does my membership begin?” Membership is for 1 year and begins the date we receive payment and a completed membership application. i.e. January 23, 2019 to January 22, 2020.
  1.  “What types of events does the Hispanic Chamber offer?” The Hispanic Chamber offers Networking Events such as Mixers, Luncheons, Breakfasts, and Ribbon Cuttings. We also offer our Signature Events such as our Annual Gala, Women’s Awards, Business Awards, and Informative Panels. These events provide members opportunities to build connections in the business community. Members have the opportunity to attend our events free of charge, or at a discounted rate.
  2.  “Where can I find a listing of upcoming events?” All upcoming events are listed on our website, as well as our Member Portal. Create your account today by visitinghttps://sahcc.chambermaster.com/CreateAccount
  3. ”Do I have to be a member of the Hispanic Chamber to attend the events?” No; however, Hispanic Chamber members do receive discounts on admission to events.
  4. “How do I become a sponsor?” Contact the Special Events Department at 210.225.0462 ext. 208, for details and packages available.

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