Industry News | September 19, 2011
CKE to Present at Hispanic Business Expo
CKE Restaurants Inc. will present and exhibit at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 32nd-Annual National Convention & Business Expo in Miami on September 18-21. More than 3,000 people are expected at this annual event honoring Hispanic entrepreneurship in America. The convention is the country’s largest networking venue for Hispanic businesses and Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market.
CKE Restaurants, parent company of fast food brands Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, will sponsor a business development workshop titled Franchise Opportunities - A Pathway To Financial Independence & Vibrant Communities. The CKE-sponsored workshop will allow attendees to learn from America’s leading franchisors and global brands, discussing what they are looking for in franchisees and what it takes to become a successful business owner in the franchise world. Conference attendees are encouraged to listen, learn, ask, meet, and network with the best. Michael D’Arezzo, CKE Restaurants’ vice president of franchise sales, will lead the discussion along with Luis Farias, vice president of governmental affairs.
“CKE is committed to expanding our relationships in the Hispanic business community,” Farias says. “The entrepreneurial spirit that Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s were founded on is definitely alive and well, especially with Hispanic entrepreneurs. Our economy needs investment now more than ever. When someone invests in a franchise, they are helping to support the local community by creating jobs. This kind of local involvement as a franchise owner leads to economic growth by putting people to work and paves the way for future generations of local entrepreneurs.”
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S.
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