India Tourism has joined as a sponsor at the March 6 Hayward Chamber of Commerce luncheon when Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, newly-appointed consul general of India, will speak on opportunities for international trade and business, new initiatives, and new leadership in his country. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward. Reservations can be made HERE. No tickets will be sold at the door.
India Tourism staff from Southern California will be on hand to hear the ambassador\\\\\\\'s remarks as well as hand out unique mementos to participants.
“Hayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “Here at the center of the Bay Area a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports.”
The monthly meeting of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable will be Friday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m. in the Balch Administration Building at St. Rose Hospital, 27200 Calaroga Ave. The program will be "La Promesa del Vecindario de Hayward: How Investing in the Jackson Triangle Strengthens Hayward Businesses," and the presenter will be Mark Salinas, community resident engagement specialist for Hayward Promise Neighborhood.The project - funded by a $25 million federal grant over five years - is targeted toward Jackson Triangle residents and students, but the goal is for programs and services implemented in this community to spread citywide.
Best-selling business author Jack F. Smalley (photo right) will give a free presentation to chamber members and their guests from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Hayward Area Historical Society, 22380 Foothill Blvd. His presentation is entitled, "Your Endangered Business: Top 5 Threats Facing Businesses Today." The free event is co-sponsored by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, The Hayward Area Historical Society, and Express Employment Professionals. Smalley is author of "Monday Morning Leadership" and has had more than 500 speaking engagements since 2010. He spoke before the chamber last April on "Monday Morning Leadership: Chicken Soup for Managers and Supervisors." Watch for additional information in an e-flier from the chamber or check for updates on our website.