Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Awards $18,000 in Small Business Microgrants

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October 15, 2020
Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) recently awarded $18,000 in microgrants through its emergency economic relief program to assist small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The program, funded largely by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Rumba Meats, provided emergency microgrants to 18 Fort Worth small businesses impacted by COVID-19. According to survey by Stanford University, more than 86% of Latino business owners reported experiencing immediate negative effects of COVID-19.
Funding from the USHCC and Rumba Meats helped to award fifteen $1,000 microgrants. Fort Worth-based Alliance Lending Corporation donated $3,000 to expand the program. The combined $18,000 of microgrant funding was distributed to the following Fort Worth small businesses:
Yolanda’s Hair Design
Larkay Childcare
The Auditorium
District Barbershop
HOPE Farm Inc
Mariachi Nueva Era
Texas Golden Gloves Athletic Association
Moore Financial Services
Santana's Promotions & Specialties
Spanish Schoolhouse Fort Worth
Helados La Azteca
Charlie's Smart Repair
Ragazzo Beauty Shop
Riguez Contracting LLC
The Basement Lounge
H Mendoza Trucking LLC
Perrottis Pizza
Tacos Del Norte
“Many of our local small businesses have experienced significant economic blows due to COVID-19,” said Anette Landeros, President/CEO of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Strategic partnerships and funding to assist small businesses is vital now more than ever. These microgrants will provide several Fort Worth small businesses with the relief needed to help them recover and re-open.”

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About the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) is to foster a vibrant economic environment for our members, individuals, and the greater Fort Worth area. With a vision of participating and contributing in building a better Fort Worth through inclusion and strategic partnerships, FWHCC helps Hispanic businesses start, expand and connect with other businesses, supports an educated workforce and engages and serves our community.
The FWHCC is a dynamic force in promoting international trade and continued overall development for its membership as well as the area’s economic community. The FWHCC strives to serve its membership through business and professional seminars and workshops, networking opportunities and business procurement assistance. For more information, visit us at: