SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

February 17, 2016 07:30 ET

San Antonio Golf Tournament Draws Business Leaders From Across Southwest, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2016) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- An estimated 100 business leaders will gather in San Antonio March 31 to play golf, talk business and raise funds for Hispanic business students at the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) (Dallas, Texas) fifth annual Charity Open at the TPC San Antonio Canyons Course. All proceeds raised from the charity golf event go to the group's scholarship fund that supports Hispanic undergraduate and graduate business students.

"This will be a perfect venue for people at all levels of business to come together at a beautiful place, broaden their network and break out of their silos," remarked Marissa Oliva, co-chair of this year's tournament. "Each year registrations for this event have surpassed the prior year, and this year we plan to do it right and do it big!" Oliva is a contract associate manager at Accenture Federal Services and treasurer of the San Antonio chapter of NSHMBA.

Increasingly, companies are finding they need business-savvy Hispanics to win and service business in Spanish-speaking countries. Closer to home, those same fields are seeking a more diverse employee base as they pursue opportunities in U.S. markets with a high concentration of Spanish speakers. A day spent networking on the golf course can give businesses an extra edge while opening doors to Hispanic business leaders of the future.

"In our four previous golf tournaments, we have raised over $40,000 to support Hispanic business students," said Leonardo Girón, co-chair of the charity event and president emeritus of the San Antonio chapter of NSHMBA. "Our scholarship fund supports high-potential Hispanic business students at the collegiate and graduate level. We are counting on the business community -- Hispanic and non-Hispanic -- to make this year's event a huge success. You never know what business opportunities could be nurtured while you're on the course."

Don't miss out -- last year's tournament featured representatives from Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) (San Antonio), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) (San Antonio), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) (Dearborn, Michigan) and BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London, England). Click here to learn more and register for the tournament. A golf foursome costs $600 ($500 if registered by March 18), which includes breakfast and lunch. Tee times start at 8:00. The course is located at 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio. Individual hole sponsorships are still available, as are platinum and gold sponsorships. IIR Energy, an affiliate of Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas), is the event's title sponsor.

"We're proud to support NSHMBA again as the title sponsor of this terrific event," said Paul Copello, president of IIR Energy. "Because we operate several overseas offices, we understand the importance of communicating in-language and operating in-culture. Each market has its multiple sub-markets, each with its own procedures and nuances. Having analysts with language and culture skills helps IIR Energy better track business opportunities."

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