Fostering Unity and Entrepreneurship
During this month of celebration, we extend an invitation to all members of our community to come together. Through various events held throughout the Rock River Valley region, from art exhibitions to culinary and ethnic showcases, we’re embracing and recognizing the diversity that enriches our lives. This year, as you may have already seen, we are shining a spotlight on our local small businesses – the engines of entrepreneurship that keep our community vibrant.
Your Participation Matters
From pop-up markets featuring Latino artisans to food festivals showcasing traditional dishes, we’re thrilled to provide support and encouragement for these businesses to shine. One of the most exciting aspects of this month’s celebration is the emphasis on supporting these businesses. We firmly believe that small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and this year’s events will be an opportunity to highlight the incredible entrepreneurial spirit within our community.
We encourage all members of the Rockford community to join us. Whether you’re a long-time resident or new to the area, these events provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with neighbors, learn about different cultures, and support local businesses. Your presence and engagement can make a real difference in creating a strong, united community.
The Rockford Spirit: Embracing Diversity, Building Unity
At RHA, we believe that the spirit of unity and diversity thrives within our community. As we commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s remember that by embracing our differences, we strengthen the bonds that hold us together. Our collective heritage is a tapestry of stories, and each thread is a testament to the resilience and spirit that defines us.
Celebrate, Learn, and Unite
Keep an eye on local social media platforms, community centers, and local announcements for more information about the exciting events planned for National Hispanic Heritage Month. “Our Rockford community is a canvas of stories, and National Hispanic Heritage Month allows us to paint with the vibrant colors of culture and unity. Let’s come together, learn from each other, and strengthen the bonds that make us who we are,” concludes Laura. Together, let’s embrace the beauty of diversity and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that enriches our community. Thank you for being an integral part of our Rockford family. We look forward to celebrating with you!
The Rockford Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization of local business leaders and individuals who work together to provide leadership that promotes and defends responsible, equitable economic development, job opportunities, government, educational excellence, and long-term sustainability for local Hispanic and minority residents.
The Illinois Latino Small Business Partnership, funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and powered by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce provides assistance to small businesses to continue to recover from the pandemic and prepare for growth.
YWCA La Voz Latina offers a wide variety of services and programs for communities in Boone, Jo Daviess, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties in Illinois. Programs are not limited to the Latino/Hispanic population. Link: https://www.ywcanwil.org/la-voz-latina/