The Hispanic community contributed more than $1.3 trillion to the nation’s economy in 2017. Just think about it: $3.4 billion a day, $148 million an hour, $2.4 million a minute and around $40,000 a second. Incredible right?
Businesses, food (oh, the food), games and even dancing set the scene Tuesday, July 17 at Pines Manor in Edison. Businesses and future employees experienced all the culture and diversity of a thriving community in New Jersey.
Once again, the expo served as the ideal venue to meet influential Hispanic leaders and nurture relationships.
Reoccurring businesses, as well as new ones, experienced an event that so many look forward to each year.
“The Hispanic Business Expo is the largest of its kind in New Jersey; the ideal venue for local business owners to showcase their terrific products and services,” said Lina Llona, President of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“This year’s event easily sold out of table space, with representatives from 148 area businesses in attendance,” she said. “This expo has become an annual, not-to-miss event, as it goes far beyond networking to encourage more culture and diversity in our ever-changing and growing work force in Middlesex County.”
Tayde Aburto, Chief Executive Officer of the national Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce, served as a keynote speaker at the expo. Aburto is an entrepreneur with a true passion for helping others.
“Always have goals, short-term and long-term,” Aburto told the audience. “Write them down and work towards those goals. It will take sacrifice but it will be worth it. I believe that the economic impact of empowering family-owned businesses through the use of technology opens new sources of innovation, fosters entrepreneurship and facilitates the exchange of ideas and adoption of new business models.
“That all helps to strengthen business relationships, contributes to increasing profits in our communities and builds competitive advantage and a more prosper Hispanic community,” he added.