Conference brings business and Hispanic community together

Posted at 6:20 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 21:20:12-04

The 22nd annual business conference, which was held in Bakersfield, CA, brought together people throughout all of Kern County. 

There are a lot people in Bakersfield who are looking to start a business in town. Many attended this conference and took advantage of business workshops, and networking opportunities. 

President and CEO of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Jay Tamsi, says he hopes that after leaving the conference, people will be able to apply what they learned into their own careers. 

"We have a lot of networking going on. We have folks, who are promoting their products and services to consumers, and also we have our conference, which is our break-out sessions. So we have nine different topics that we are discussing and we have experts in different fields."

Tamsi goes on to say that he has seen how the population in Kern County has grown over the past years and sees that more Hispanics are starting their own businesses. 

State Farm agent, Salmon Brito, says he has been a part of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for over a decade. Brito explains that he has also seen more Hispanics gain traction in the business sector. 

"I'm starting to see a lot of people who are transitioning from being an employee working for someone else, into starting their own businesses."

The Kern County Chamber of Commerce says that everyone is always welcome. They are trying to continue to be more diverse and focus not only on the Hispanic community, but Kern County as a whole.