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FRESNO AREA HISPANIC FOUNDATION SEPTEMBER 2018

THE BIZ HUB


MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
LOW INTEREST RATE WELCOME
BUSINESS LOANS AND
MENTORING TO WOMEN- I'd like to welcome you to the very first issue of
The Biz Hub, the Fresno Area Hispanic
OWNED BUSINESSES. Foundation's monthly newsletter. We are excited
that this project has now come into fruition. I
EMPOWERING WOMEN trust that every one of you who receives the
We believe in the power of investing in women in newsletter would find it quite helpful,
our communities who can build businesses and informative, and of course, entertaining. All of
create jobs. We know that when women the articles are well-researched and truly curated
are given the opportunity to become only to cater to what we think will be useful to
entrepreneurs, they can improve our readers.
their financial lives, the lives of their families, and
the well-being of their neighborhoods. Again, welcome to The Biz Hub. If you have
questions or feedback regarding the articles or
Women-owned small businesses receive 16% of the newsletter in general, please don't hesitate to
all traditional business loans, and have a harder reach out through email or phone. We look
time accessing credit through government loan forward to having you come on board.
programs because they often do not have
significant credit history. That’s why we have OMAR LOPEZ
partnered with Opportunity Fund, the nation’s MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
leading nonprofit small business lender, to offer
women-owned small businesses affordable and
responsible working capital along with the
business mentoring.

Opportunity Fund says "Yes” to more borrowers


because, unlike traditional banks, they look
at the whole picture – personal experience,
business knowledge –instead of just a credit
score.

Through the Opportunity Fund Empowering


Women (OFEW) loan program, women who own
small businesses and women entrepreneurs, with
as little as one year in business, can receive
funding in two to five days once approved. Loan
amounts range from $5,000 to $50,000.

When borrowers sign up for free business MEET OUR MEMBER


mentoring with us, they are rewarded with 2% off
Allow us to introduce you to Abraham Gonzalez,
the annual interest rate.
an upcoming broker with World Financial Group.
WFG helps entrepreneurs succeed and avoid the
We are excited to partner with Opportunity Fund
obstacles that plague traditional financial
to help close the gap that keeps women from
services for businesses. "We’re problem solvers,"
achieving their dreams of self-sufficiency and
said Gonzalez. His role is helping people protect
economic mobility.
themselves and their businesses. "I’m grateful
that what I do changes people’s lives for the
better," said Gonzalez. "We structure your life
plan to fulfill your dreams."
Marco De La Garza joins
Clovis Community College
as Vice President of CALENDAR
Student Services. 9/4/2018
Empoderando Empresarios
Mr. Marco J. De La Garza served as Dean of
Mendota, CA
Student Success and Support Programs at Los
Angeles Community College District (LACCD). He
9/5/2018
also served at two colleges, Pierce College and
Empoderando Empresarios
Los Angeles Valley College for eighteen years.
Mendota, CA
Previous to his work in the LACCD, he was
Assistant Director of Counseling in the Financial
9/6/2018
Aid office and an EOP Officer at California State
Mujeres Hablando de Business
University, Northridge.
Mendota, CA
His tenure at the LACCD included oversight in
9/21/2018
outreach & recruitment, dual enrollment,
16th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting
admission & records, graduation office,
Fresno, CA
assessment, financial aid & scholarships,
counseling, veteran services, international
9/25/2018
students, and first year experience.
Central California Women's Conference
Fresno, CA
De La Garza is known for his commitment to
student success and access. “I will strive to
9/26/2018
provide service to our diverse, dynamic and
Negociantes Unidos - Breakfast Meeting
passionate staff of professionals that represent
Fresno, CA
varied points of view but stand together as one
for the success of our students," said Marco De
9/29/2018
La Garza.
Harvest of Hope Gala
Fresno, CA
Clovis Community College also announced
student demographics for the 2017-2018
academic year, and the college is proudly serving
43% Latinx students.
Whenever you see a successful
business, someone once made
a courageous decision.
-Peter F. Drucker,
the inventor of modern
management
MEET THE TEAM

Sandra Vidrio Yery Olivares Dora Westerlund Angie Aguirre Omar Lopez
Corporate Relations Chief Operating Officer CEO Public Relations Manager Marketing &
Director Communications
Coordinator

MESSAGE FROM CEO FRESNO AREA HISPANIC


FOUNDATION
Dora Rivera-Westerlund
Your connection to BUSINESS.

"As a partner in our community


Our mission is to promote
work, I hope you'll help spread
education and self-sufficiency
the word on social media so we
through economic
can support more entrepreneurs
in creating jobs and expanding development to strengthen our
economic opportunity here, in community. 
the Central Valley."

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