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City Partners to Hold Networking Event for Latino Business Owners

City Government Partners to Hold Networking Event for Latino Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Trenton, N.J. — A networking event designed for Latino entrepreneurs and business owners will give them a chance to network with their peers, connect with prospective lenders, and learn about resources to help their enterprises succeed.

Organized under the auspices of the city’s 2016 Trenton Business Innovation Project together with Mayor Eric Jackson’s Latino Advisory Council and local Latino merchants, the event will be held on Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at South Rio at 120 South Warren Street in Trenton. The event’s keynote speaker is Luis De La Hoz, Vice Chairman of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and Vice President of the Lending Team at Lending for the Intersect Fund, a Newark-based nonprofit microlender.

“We want to ensure that Latino entrepreneurs and business owners in Trenton have access to the critical resources that they need to succeed,” said Mayor Jackson. “By connecting them with their peers, useful information, and other resources, we help accomplish this goal.”

According to 2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 900 Latino-owned businesses operating in Trenton, which represents approximately 25 percent of all businesses in Trenton. Mayor Jackson will recognize the curator and artists who were part of the recent Mujeres exhibit at Artworks Trenton, which featured works by Latina artists. Also, the Mayor will introduce new members of his Latino Advisory Council’s executive committee.

To learn more about the 2016 Trenton Business Innovation Project or to register to participate, visit trentonbusinessweek.com or call (609) 989-3508.

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Please direct all press inquiries to:

Michael A. Walker

Public Information Officer and Aide to the Mayor

City of Trenton
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
319 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Direct: 609-989-3033
Cell Phone: 609-789-7272
E-mail: mwalker@trentonnj.org

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