Saturday, June 11

Accion Chicago and the Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC) celebrated Latino small business owners and community partners at our Taquiza Southwest on Saturday! Held in conjunction with the GSDC’s annual car show, this event featured delicious tacos from Mario’s Tacos, a vendor fair of six local small businesses (including Accion client, Elena Duran of Artesanias Elena), and great music!

We had over 200 people from the community attend the event throughout the afternoon, and it was a true success in celebrating Latino small business. We’d like to send a sincere thank you to our three, amazing sponsors—The PrivateBank, Marquette Bank, and Country Financial. We simply could not do our work without your support! Additionally, thank you to MillerCoors for donating the beer for the afternoon and the GSDC for being an excellent partner.

This event was a huge success, and we couldn’t have done it without the support from our sponsors, community partners, and our Accion staff that put so much hard work into planning and executing it. We’re already looking forward to next year!