The event will celebrate and highlight the Hispanic-owned business communities' positive impact, as well as their contributions to the local economy. The La Mega Hispanic Business Awards is similar to the Small Business Administration National Small Business Week Awards, but with a sharp focus on Hispanic achievement.
Kenny McDonald serves as the third president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, a civic organization of Columbus’ top business leaders. The Partnership was founded in 2002 to improve the economic and cultural base of Central Ohio. McDonald is responsible for leading strategies focused on diversity and equity, growth and development, and business and civic innovation, in order for the Columbus Region to achieve its vision to become the most prosperous metropolitan area in the United States.
At this event you will be able to expand your network and connect with government, public and private companies as well as Hispanic owned businesses interested in connecting and doing businesses with each other.
There are more than 16,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in Ohio, according to the most recent Survey of Business Owners conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on the 2020 State of Latino Entrepreneurship report conducted by the Stanford Graduate school of Business, Latino owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. small business ecosystem, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses has grown 34% over the last 10 years compared to just 1% for all other small businesses.
You will get to experience and be connected with Hispanic Owned businesses that are making the difference in the state of Ohio, as well as many other organizations which are providing resources targeted to the Hispanic community.
Do you know a Hispanic owned business that should be recognized? This is the place and now is the time! Whether you are nominating your own business or your favorite business, give us the information and we will take care of the rest! Nominations will be open from March 28th, 2022 until April 29th, 2022!
¿Conoce una empresa o negocio Hispano que debería ser reconocido? ¡Este es el lugar y ahora es el momento! Ya sea que esté nominando su propio negocio o su negocio favorito, ¡brindenos la información y nosotros nos encargaremos del resto! ¡Las nominaciones estarán abiertas desde el 28 de Marzo, 2022 hasta el 29 de Abril, 2022!
• Promote your products and services to the Hispanic small business community
• Connect with local Hispanic businesses
• Support Hispanic businesses through advocacy
• Support local Hispanic-owned business growth