Spotlighting the skyrocketing growth of the state’s Latino consumer base, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host “Transforming Arizona’s Economy,” a ground-breaking business symposium, at the Phoenix Convention Center May 4-5.

The event’s schedule of workshops, seminars and presentations will focus on the historic and growing impact of Latino-owned businesses and consumers statewide and across the nation.

The two-day event, presented by University of Phoenix, will feature:

• The release of the chamber’s 16th annual, DATOS: Focus on the Hispanic Market

• Workshops and seminars

• A community town hall

• Film screening of “The Latino List” (HBO)

• The 54th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards

More than 3.000 people are expected to participate in the event. Designated as an official Arizona Centennial event, the symposium will highlight the historical legacy of Arizona’s Latino community.

For information about purchasing individual tickets or table for the DATOS luncheon or Black & White Ball and Business Awards, contact Norma Macias at (602) 294-6081 or

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