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HHF Hosts LOFT Economic Empowerment Symposium

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

CHICAGO, IL – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Herbalife hosted a Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Economic Empowerment Symposium at University of Illinois at Chicago on April 30 to provide information, inspiration and access to resources to Latino entrepreneurs and professionals.

The following are the details of the event:

April 30, 2014, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Forum – Forum Rooms D/E
725 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608

The symposium is broken out into three sessions with ample opportunity to network:


–       Protect and Educate Yourself

o   Role of government agencies and nonprofits to protect individuals and businesses

–       Small Businesses and Technology

o   Google presentation of software, applications and tools available to individuals and businesses

–       Inspiration: Personal Growth and Empowerment

o   Aligning business with personal life goals


“It’s important our communities are educated, prepared and inspired to succeed in business and in life,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.  “We are proud to partner with Herbalife as they take a leadership role in this effort to empower our communities.”


The symposium in Chicago serves as a pilot for a series of Economic Empowerment Symposia in top markets across the United States.


About HHF and LOFT

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through multi-media campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Los Angeles, New York and the LOFT Institute is housed at Michigan State University (Visit


HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program is divided into 10 “Tracks,” or industries, which are priorities for America including Innovation & Technology, Science & Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Education, Public Service, Law, Media & Entertainment, and Latinas.  More than 50 symposia, workshops and informal Charlas as well as online content are executed across the country as tens of thousands of Latinos are connected through a network focused on leadership, service and strengthening the workforce.

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