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Baltimore Hispanic Chamber and County Launching Workshops for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

A photo from the opening of the new Baltimore Hispanic Chamber office in Towson.

Towson, Maryland (July 8, 2013) – Hispanic entrepreneurs in Baltimore County will soon have greater access to business opportunities, financing and marketing resources with Simplemente Negocio/Simply Business, a new series of workshops presented by the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development.

The workshops, to be held in Spanish, were announced by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz as he officially welcomed the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its members to the Chamber's new office in downtown Towson.

El Año de Oportunidades, The Year of Opportunities

"It is appropriate that the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has declared 2013 'El Año de Oportunidades, the year of opportunities,'" said Kamenetz. "The opening of the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Towson office begins an exciting chapter for the entire Baltimore County business community to build new relationships and expand business opportunities in existing and emerging markets."

"Baltimore County has a growing community of professional and Hispanic business enterprises," said Jose Rivas, president of the Hispanic Chamber of Baltimore. "Our new office in Towson and the Simplemente Negocio/Simply Business workshops will help us support our community, assist existing businesses and develop Hispanic entrepreneurs."

Positive Economic Impact

"We look forward to building new collaborative relationships with the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber that will benefit the entire business community," said Keith Scott, president of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.

According to the United States Census, between 2000 and 2010, the number of Hispanics living in Baltimore County grew from 13,744 to 33,700, and is now estimated at nearly 36,000, or 4.4 percent of the total County population.

"Baltimore County recognizes the positive economic impact of the Hispanic business community. We are honored that the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber has chosen to open an office here in Towson," said Kamenetz.

Dates have not yet been set for the Simplemente Negocio/Simply Business workshops. Additional information will be available on the Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce website.

The Baltimore Hispanic Chamber is located with the Baltimore County Chamber at 102 West Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson.