Grand Opening of “Los Molcajetes” ~ Flor Jimenez

Today is an incredibly special day for Flor Jiménez! She’s always carried the dream of owning a restaurant, and today that dream becomes reality. The grand inauguration of her restaurant, “Los Molcajetes,” took place today in Lockport , marking the arrival of a new Latina-owned business to the area. Flor is excited to share not […]

LEDA Attends 2023 IHCC Business Expo

The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual “Business Expo Make The Connection” on October 19th at Navy Pier! The Opening Breakfast was an incredible networking opportunity, featuring inspiring keynote speakers from the business industry. Plus, the free business-related workshops were an invaluable resource. It’s events like these that help businesses grow and succeed. […]

Women’s Small Business Month ~ Alicia Morales

We continue celebrating Women’s Small Business Month. Today we are highlighting Alicia Morales, Joliet Township Clerk, who is also a successful business owner of an Allstate Insurance Company office located in Joliet. As an advocate for Language Access, she provides bilingual services for her customers. Alicia embodies the spirit of empowerment and entrepreneurship, breaking barriers, […]

Women’s Small Business Month ~ Ivette Núñez

Starting Women Small Business Month by celebrating our LEDA member Ivette Núñez, the event coordinator at Azteca de Oro, a family business. From witnessing her parents’ hard work to now being a key part of it, Ivette exemplifies the strength of women-owned businesses. Besides being the events coordinator for profit events, she also enjoys putting […]

Success Story Spotlight: Elizabeth Quezada & Matteli’s Baked Goods

We had a very special visit today! Elizabeth owner of Matteli’s LLC stopped by our office to gift us some of her delicious brown butter chocolate chip cookies Elizabeth started baking sourdough bread & her family liked it so much, they told her to start a business. Now it is a reality! We have been […]

HHM: Joliet Township Goverment

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting organizations making a difference in our Latino community. Today, we recognize Joliet Township Government , serving over 86,000 residents. Townships play a vital role in our community, from welfare assistance to road maintenance and more. They’re also empowered to establish essential facilities like libraries, clinics, and youth committees. (SPN) […]

Success Story Spotlight: Rocio Alcantar’s Handcrafted Crochet Creations!

Meet Rocio Alcantar, the creative force behind La Tiendita de Rosie LLC. Rocio’s passion for crafting beautiful handmade crochet clothing for women and kids has not only filled hearts but also found a thriving market. Our journey with Rocio began by providing essential technical assistance. We assisted in the organization of her LLC, the EIN […]

HHM: Impress Printing and Design- Rick Lozano

Today, we shine a spotlight on Latino-owned businesses in our area. Meet Rick Lozano, the CEO of Impress Printing and Design. Rick is not just a successful entrepreneur; he’s also a passionate supporter of community organizations. Join us in recognizing his contributions! Explore his inspiring journey on our podcast, Cafecito Con LEDA. Listen to his […]

S&B Exteriors’ LLC Registration with Community Navigator Support

S&B Exteriors registró con éxito su LLC con asistencia técnica a través de nuestro Programa Community Navigator ¡Felicidades a los propietarios! ¡Sí Se Puede! ¿Quieres más información sobre cómo abrir tu negocio & de nuestros programas? Agenda una cita 815-200-1065 ENG: S&B Exteriors successfully registered their LLC with technical assistance through our Community Navigator Program […]

HHM: Spanish Community Center

We continue to celebrate HispanicHeritageMonth by shining a spotlight on the Spanish Community Center – Centro Español . Founded in 1969, the Spanish Community Center serves Will, Grundy, and Kankakee counties. They offer a wide range of programs, including: – Social Services – Legal Immigration Assistance – Bilingual Childcare – Education Programs – Employment Support […]