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The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is joining with the Greater Lansing Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GLHCC) in recognition and celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic or Latino origins.

“It is fitting that we recognize the enormous contributions the Hispanic population has made in our region,” said Tim Daman, LRCC president and CEO. “It is particularly noteworthy to see the increasing number of Hispanic owned businesses that are creating jobs and providing opportunities in the Greater Lansing region.”

Hispanic entrepreneurs are the fastest growing segment of business owners in the U.S. as they have ownership of one out of every seven small businesses in the country.

“We want to honor our rich history of Hispanic leadership that built a great foundation in the Lansing area. Our growing Hispanic business community has unique needs that are rapidly evolving. As we relaunch the Hispanic Chamber in 2021, our focus is to provide support through Business Education and Workforce Development,” In a joint statement by GLHC Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Hernandez & Chaz Carrillo.

“We are seeing more and more cases of hard-working men and women who are realizing their dream of operating a successful business.” said Sein Paul Benavides, Hispanic community leader.Microsoft Word – Hispanic Heritage Month

For information on local celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit the GLHCC Facebook page: