From September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Did you know that about 4.4 million Latinx-owned businesses in the U.S. contribute more than $700 billion to the economy annually? And in Indy, there are almost 5,000 Hispanic-owned firms. That’s something to celebrate!
Whether you are a Latinx business owner, or simply want to support Latinx businesses, here are three ways you can celebrate with us:
- SHOP LATINX WITH YELP: Latinx businesses can order a free special window decal to proudly display on their storefronts. To get the window decal fill out this form by Friday, September 27th. If you’re a shopper, be on the look-out for these decals so you know how to #shoplatinx.
- SIGN UP FOR ACCELERATE LATINX: Are you ready to move your business to the next level? Accelerate Latinx powered by Interise is an in-depth program that prepares high-potential, Latinx-owned businesses for accelerated growth and expansion through a 7-month curriculum. We’re still accepting applications for our class beginning in October, so sign up for free or learn more here!
- ATTEND CONEXION: The Indy Chamber Hispanic Business Council brings you a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Juncos Racing on October 3rd for networking, local Latino eats, and great company. Be sure to grab your ticket here – this is not a celebration to miss!
- EDUCATE YOURSELF: With help from our partners at the IU Kelley School of Business and Indiana Business Research Center, we compiled demographic and business information on the Hispanic community in the Indianapolis Region. Notable facts include Hispanic-owned businesses eclipsing $1.1 Billion in economic impact. Want to learn more about trends within the Hispanic community here in Indy? Click here to download the report!