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Belmont Hosts Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off

Belmont hosted The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s official beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, September 15. The event served as the organization’s special announcement of key strategic partnerships in education, financial literacy, health & wellness, arts, culture, civic engagement and business. The kick-off included a Proclamation by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Karl DeanThe NAHCC undertakes the largest, most comprehensive and inclusive local and regional recognition of the month every year from September 15 to October 15. The organization’s month-long program includes training sessions and discussion panels on population growth, Hispanic women entrepreneurship trends, Hispanic purchasing power and economic impact, art, music, and networking events.

The NAHCC also announced that its partnership with music rights management leader BMI will continue this year with a special roundtable event on music industry insights. This is geared to highlight opportunities within Latin music’s diverse community in Nashville and beyond, where songwriters and publishers can navigate, network and thrive creatively in the music community.

To close the month-long festivities, the NAHCC will host its 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Business and Community Excellence Awards with the theme, “Hispanic Population Growth and How it Impacts Our Economy“ on Thursday, October 15, at the Nashville City Center. The event will include a reception with special guest speakers, live musical performances and culinary sampling.