The Hispanic Chamber is excited to announce that Max Navarro, Board Chairman of OpTech Corporation and Vutex Inc. has re-committed $10,000 each year for the next five years to put on this Small Business Summit event. The 5th Annual Max Navarro Small Business Summit, San Antonio’s largest small business summit, took place yesterday, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall (3201 East Houston Street). There were more than 800 small business leaders and owners in attendance.
The Summit, named after Navarro, is uniquely designed by San Antonio’s leading small business owners and corporate leaders, and will offer participants the education, networking and hands-on training needed to grow their business in today’s economy.
“Max Navarro has shown a strong commitment to ensuring the success of the Hispanic Chamber and the small business community through his generous contributions.” said Ramiro Cavazos, President & CEO of the Hispanic Chamber. “He is a true testament to what a small business owner, such as the Summit’s participants, can achieve when provided with the resources necessary to continue growing their business.”
Navarro’s company, OpTech, is San Antonio’s first Hispanic-based scientific research company. Since 1986, Navarro has grown his business into a world-renowned firm which has attained excellence through innovation, leadership, integrity, and exceptional client relationships.
OpTech employs highly qualified personnel throughout theUnited Statesand has teams performing all over the world. The company has evolved into a Telecommunications technical provider and into a diversified firm specializing in: Biotechnology, Innovative Research, International Supply Chain Services, and most recently the automotive industry. OpTech has received numerous awards from the Department of Defense and the Telecommunications Industry. Navarro has received INC Magazine’s Award in 1993, 1995 and 2002 for chairing one of the fastest growing small businesses in the United States.
“The Hispanic Chamber’s Annual Small Business Summit provides quality training to San Antonio’s business owners,” said Max Navarro. “I encourage others who are able, to make contributions to this event, because it plays a key role in ensuring that San Antonio’s economy continues to thrive.”
Featured presenters and special guests at this year’s event included our lunch keynote Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; and Lt. General Ricardo S. Sanchez, Retired U.S. Army & Chief Executive Officer of OpTech Enterprise Solutions, LLC.
As an added value, the Hispanic Chamber also provided participants with an exclusive opportunity to connect with governmental agencies and register their company to bid on key government contracts at our “Meet the Buyer” business matchmaking session. Attendees discovered new business opportunities during our Business Expo, which featured more than 50 of San Antonio’s leading organizations.
Proud sponsors for this event include leading business organizations in San Antonio: Herbalife, The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Taco Cabana, Baptist Health System, BBVA Compass, Frost, Sprint, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brooks City Base, CPS Energy, Deloitte, H-E-B, Humana, Nationwide Insurance, Operational Technologies, Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Time Warner Business Class, Vutex, IBC Bank, Vantage Bank