Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

HISPANIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP SURGE! Learn More at Tonight’s HispanicPro Forum. August 19 at Vertigo Sky Lounge

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“The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Latino Donors Collaborative today released a new report showing how the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs in America has grown exponentially over the past two decades, powering the economy during the recent recession. Hispanic immigrants in particular are now more likely to be entrepreneurs than the average member of the U.S. population overall.” This report was prepared by Marie T. Mora, Ph.D. and Alberto Dávila, Ph.D of the University of Texas – Pan American. READ MORE >>

Maricela Vazquez Join me with Maricela Vazquez of Telemundo Chicago as moderator at tonight’s Sales & Entrepreneurship Networking Forum. Vertigo Sky Lounge
2 W Erie St Chicago, IL 60654 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Vazquez is the first and only Spanish speaking Latina Meteorologist in Chicago Media. And the only Latina meteorologist in Chicago with the National Weather Association seal. Maricela’s passion for meteorology has achieved a certification in “severe weather watch”. Served internationally as entertainment reporter in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Karla Mina Karla Mina, Broker Consultant, Coldwell Banker, TV & Radio Host. Karla started her career at the assignment desk for Telemundo, Channel 44. Then focused on 17 Million dollar marketing budgets. Built marketing strategies and gained a great deal of insight into the world of marketing, and real estate, her true love.

Yai Vargas, National Marketing Manager, Latino Market, New York Life Insurance Company. Travels to 40 cities around the US where she drives local community initiatives promoting financial literacy and planning for the Latino community. Yai Vargas

Joseph DeLaGarza Joseph De La Garza, Senior Business Counselor, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Assists Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) in obtaining a certification as an MBE, connecting to Fortune 500 companies in order to sell their goods and services, exporting to other countries and identifying financing opportunities to expand their business or refinance existing debt.