WEST VALLEY CITY -- "How to grow a business in a recovering economy" will be the theme of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention & Expo 2013.
The convention will begin at 7 a.m. Friday at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City.
Juana Bordas, president of Mestiza Leadership International in Denver and vice president of the board of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, will serve as keynote speaker for the business leadership luncheon.
Lidia Soto-Harmon, chief executive officer of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Women's Business Leadership Breakfast.
Marie Lopez Rogers, first vice president of the National League of Cities, will be convention's special guest speaker.
Through the convention, organizers say they hope to help small businesses, entrepreneurs, executives, professionals and community leaders pay close attention to the changing economic environment.
The women's leadership breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
From 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., attendees can choose from workshops on health care reform or marketing. Acceso: Fusion Empresarial, a workshop in Spanish, will be available at the same time as well.
Business Exposition will be from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and again from 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The leadership luncheon and Quixote Business Awards will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Following the convention will be the chamber of commerce's Contactos, an after-hours social mixer from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets to the convention are $40 for UHCC members and $50 for nonmembers. Tickets to the Women's Business Leadership Breakfast are $20.