A JCN Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Discussion

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Main Street Matters with Elaine Parker and Alfredo Ortiz explores the intersection of small business and government policy. With more than 90 million Americans either owning or depending on small business for their household income, policies like taxes, regulations, and access to credit have a huge effect on the American Dream. Elaine and Alfredo talk with small business owners, government officials and office holders, and experts about everything from education to the labor market on this interesting and entertaining podcast.

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Wednesday, December 27

In this conversation, Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of Job Creators Network & Manny Rosales, is joined by Oscar Mejías, President and CEO of the Hispanic Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, and Julian Cañete, President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. They discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by small businesses, particularly Hispanic-owned businesses, in their respective regions. The conversation covers topics such as access to capital, overregulation, energy costs, and government contracting. The guests also highlight the importance of partnerships and collaboration in supporting small businesses and advocating for favorable legislation. They share their plans for 2024, including initiatives focused on business growth, technology assistance, and workforce development. The conversation covers various topics related to small businesses and the Hispanic community.