Hispanic Family-Owned Business Forum: Strategies on Managing Your Business and Your Family.

411 E. Cevallos San Antonio, TX 78204

On Thursday, March 20th, the LIBRE Initiative will host the "Hispanic Family-Owned Business Forum: Strategies on Managing Your Business Your Family."

Business owners, family entrepreneurs, experts and government officials will share their advice on growing and overcoming the challenges of owning a family business. LIBRE's National Coalitions and Entrepreneurship Director Mike Barrera will be moderating the forum.

Mr. Barrera oversees coalition building efforts with Hispanic and business groups, helps grow LIBRE's community outreach and serves as a national and regional spokesperson for the organization. Mr. Barrera previously served as President of the Business Information Clearinghouse (BIC), a national non-profit that provided multi-lingual business resources for entrepreneurs. Mr. Barrera also served as President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), an organization that represented over 2 million Hispanic businesses and local chambers nationwide. Prior to the USHCC, Mr. Barrera served as the National Ombudsman for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) where he assisted small businesses in regulatory disputes with federal regulators. He also led the SBA's Office of Capital Access, which oversaw a $76 billion dollar loan portfolio, the Office of Government Contracting/Business Development, the Office of Entrepreneurial Development and helped launch a highly successful Business Matchmaking program, a federal government and corporate procurement initiative. In 2008, Latin Business Magazine named Mr. Barrera as one of the top 100 influential Hispanics in Business. In 2007, Diversity Business.Com named him as one of America's Top Diversity Advocates; a list that included former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.

Upcoming Events

El Paso Debate Watch Party

Dave & Buster's at Bassett Place Mall 6101 Gateway BLVD W. #2006 El Paso , TX 79925

The LIBRE Initiative hosts a complimentary watch party of the presidential debate between candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Join us, and join the conversation! 

*Food and soft drinks will be provided

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Herencia Hispana Concert 11th Annual

Coachman Park 301 Drew St. Clearwater, FL 33755

Hispanics have a lot to be proud of--let's celebrate!

Join LIBRE at MAXIMA's 11th annual Herencia Hispana Concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage! Come enjoy live music, entertainment, performers, food, family games, attractions, a firework finale and more. Join thousands more as we take part in the Hispanic Heritage month festivities.

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Viva Hispanic Heritage Festival with "Viva Florida"!

Centennial Park 1800 E 8th Ave Tampa, FL 33608

The LIBRE Initiative is joining Viva Florida to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring generations of Hispanic Americans residing in Tampa Bay, and across our Sunshine State as well as the nation for their social, cultural and economic contributions! Through hard work and dedication, Hispanic Americans have contributed to science, the arts, commerce, sports, philanthropy and every other facet of American life.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration with NACC!

El Novillo Restaurant 6830 Bird Rd. Miami, FL 33155

Join the LIBRE Initiative in cooperation with the Nicaraguan-American Chamber of Commerce for a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, where we will talk about the importance of limited government for business growth.


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Political Salsa

The LIBRE Initiative is partnering with The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, the hosts of the annual Political Salsa. This non-partisan event gives Florida voters — and especially the growing community of Puerto Rican voters — a chance to meet this year’s political candidates face to face. It’s a networking event, an educational opportunity, and a celebration.

Hazte Ciudadano

Iglesia de Paz-Familia de Paz 7601 Jackson Springs Road Tampa Tampa, FL 33615

Are you interested in the process of applying for citizenship? Attorneys, experts, and trained volunteers will be available to help you fill out and review the N-400 application. We will also be providing support for the civic and history questions you can expect on the day of your citizenship test!

The LIBRE Initiative


411 E. Cevallos San Antonio, TX 78204


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