Join the US SBA as they celebrate the impact Hispanic entrepreneurs have had in the United States, and specifically New Hampshire. In the last 10-years the number of Hispanic business owners has grown 34%. We will be joined by our resource partners and other community leaders along with having a panel of small business owners who have used SBA programs and resources to start and grow their businesses.
- Don Quijote Restaurant - Meet owner Sandra Almonte and find out how she keeps her business going strong.
- WHYM Craft Pub & Brewery - Hear from owner Alexander Aviles and find out what inspired him to start his business.
- C&E Professional Cleaning - Welcome owner Carlos Carrasco and hear about why he decided to start a business during a pandemic.
About Hispanic Heritage Month on September 17, 1968, Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the week including September 15 and 16 as “National Hispanic Heritage Week.” The celebration, commemorating the contributions of Hispanics, was signed into law byPresident Lyndon B. Johnson on the same day. The timing of the week coincided with the Independence Day celebrations offive Central American nations—Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica—which celebrate their independence from Spain on September 15. Mexican Independence Day is September 16. From 1968 until 1988, Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan all issued yearly proclamations setting aside a week to honor Hispanic Americans. In 1988, a bill expanding the observance to a month was passed and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. To learn more, visit here
About the U.S. Small Business Administration, The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the
American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov