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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lista De Preguntas Para Una Cita De Asesoramiento Empresarial

En una cita de asesoramiento empresarial, puede hacer una amplia gama de preguntas según sus necesidades y objetivos específicos. Aquí hay algunas preguntas que podría considerar: – ¿Qué estrategias puedo utilizar para hacer crecer mi negocio? – ¿Cómo establezco objetivos comerciales realistas? – ¿Qué métricas financieras debo monitorear? – ¿Cómo puedo conseguir financiación para mi […]

Compas y Cosas Podcast: Interview with LEDA

Thank you to our Board Member, Ulises Huitron, for inviting LEDA to be a part of the Compas y Casas Podcast. Our Outreach Coordinator, Samantha Ante, spoke on her role, the programs, and the importance of sharing information to our community. Listen to the full episode at Gracias a nuestro Miembro de la Mesa […]

Fiesta en la Calle 2023

On Saturday, September 16 we celebrated our 3rd Annual Fiesta en la Calle (formerly known as Latino Music and Food Festival). Thank you to our amazing community for your support of our Fiesta en la Calle 2023 event! A special thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, artists, and vendors who made this event possible. We would love […]