The Latino
Business Community

In recent years, Latino businesses have become one of the largest economic forces in the U.S contributing more than $750 billion, according to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In Indiana alone, Latino businesses have increased by over 500% in the last two decades. For this reason, the Indiana Latino Business Expo (sponsored by Yolo Vox) exists to support, promote and strengthen the connection between Latino businesses to each other and to the broader American community.

Latino Business Expo

The Latino
Business Community

In recent years, Latino businesses have become one of the largest economic forces in the U.S contributing more than $750 billion, according to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In Indiana alone, Latino businesses have increased by over 500% in the last two decades. For this reason, the Indiana Latino Business Expo (sponsored by Yolo Vox) exists to support, promote and strengthen the connection between Latino businesses to each other and to the broader American community.

Latino Business Expo

Wednesday, August 31, 2022,

4:00-8:00 pm

RV/MH Hall of Fame

21565 Executive Pkwy
Elkhart IN, 46514.

Business Owners Luncheon
12:00-2:00 PM

  • Latino businesses will have the opportunity to exhibit, sell, and/or offer discounts on their products/services

  • Opportunity to hear an update on city initiatives from the Elkhart and Goshen Mayors (exclusively for expo participants)

  • Interpreters will be available to assist in language gaps

  • A resource area for nonprofits and other helpful agencies will be available

  • A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Church Community Services (CCS). CCS is a non-profit organization in Elkhart that assists individuals in weathering life’s storms through financial assistance, food, and a women’s empowerment program.

If you would like to participate in the Latino Business Expo as a partner or exhibitor, please fill
out the following form and someone will be in touch with the next steps.

To secure your space at the expo, please make your payment online or in a check to:

Yolo Vox
PO Box 1063 Goshen, IN 46527

The last day to sign up is August 8, 2022

People at Latino Business Expo

History

The Latino Business Expo (LBE) is a private regional expo that exists to provide assistance and connection opportunities to Latino businesses and to the broader business community. The primary goals include providing increased visibility for their services and products, providing networking opportunities with other professionals, city leaders, and the public, bridging linguistic and cultural barriers.

The Center for Healing and Hope was instrumental in the launch of the Latino Business Expo. It took place in 2018 at Everence Financial in Goshen, Indiana. Representatives from 22 Latino businesses from Elkhart and Goshen participated as exhibitors and approximately 60-90 people from the public attended. Isaac Torres, a well-respected and successful entrepreneur, was invited by the organizers to be the keynote speaker for Latino business owners. Special guests included representatives from the Mexican Consulate of Chicago, President of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, and Goshen Mayor, Jeremy Stutsman.

The 2019 Latino Business Expo (LBE) expanded on the original event’s success. This second, and significantly larger event, was hosted by Ivy Tech Community College Community Center in Elkhart. Participation doubled with 50 total booth exhibitors: 37 Latino-owned businesses and 13 additional businesses). There were 25 booth exhibitors from Goshen, IN; 20 from Elkhart, IN; 3 from South Bend, IN; 1 each from Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, IN. General attendance also increased significantly to more than 150 individuals. People from many backgrounds came to network with the exhibitors and one another. The 2019 expo included a keynotes session delivered by Jeremy Stutsman, Mayor of Goshen, and the Presidents of both the Elkhart and Goshen Chambers of Commerce. A resource room was a new addition to the 2019 LBE. This space featured organizations and government agencies to offer direct assistance to the Latino community.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the expo was postponed until 2022. In the meantime, Yolo Lopez DeMarco, owner of Yolo Vox, continued to be involved in Chamber and entrepreneurship activities to ensure the voice of Latino businesses continued to be heard. Yolo connected with the Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council and other organizations to share updates, news, and tips for Latino business owners through this difficult time. This year’s Latino Business Expo is brought to you by Yolo Vox. With deep respect for its origins from and for the mission of CHH.
People at Latino Business Expo

History

The Latino Business Expo (LBE) is a private regional expo that exists to provide assistance and connection opportunities to Latino businesses and to the broader business community. The primary goals include providing increased visibility for their services and products, providing networking opportunities with other professionals, city leaders, and the public, bridging linguistic and cultural barriers.

The Center for Healing and Hope was instrumental in the launch of the Latino Business Expo. It took place in 2018 at Everence Financial in Goshen, Indiana. Representatives from 22 Latino businesses from Elkhart and Goshen participated as exhibitors and approximately 60-90 people from the public attended. Isaac Torres, a well-respected and successful entrepreneur, was invited by the organizers to be the keynote speaker for Latino business owners. Special guests included representatives from the Mexican Consulate of Chicago, President of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, and Goshen Mayor, Jeremy Stutsman.

The 2019 Latino Business Expo (LBE) expanded on the original event’s success. This second, and significantly larger event, was hosted by Ivy Tech Community College Community Center in Elkhart. Participation doubled with 50 total booth exhibitors: 37 Latino-owned businesses and 13 additional businesses). There were 25 booth exhibitors from Goshen, IN; 20 from Elkhart, IN; 3 from South Bend, IN; 1 each from Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, IN. General attendance also increased significantly to more than 150 individuals. People from many backgrounds came to network with the exhibitors and one another. The 2019 expo included a keynotes session delivered by Jeremy Stutsman, Mayor of Goshen, and the Presidents of both the Elkhart and Goshen Chambers of Commerce. A resource room was a new addition to the 2019 LBE. This space featured organizations and government agencies to offer direct assistance to the Latino community.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the expo was postponed until 2022. In the meantime, Yolo Lopez DeMarco, owner of Yolo Vox, continued to be involved in Chamber and entrepreneurship activities to ensure the voice of Latino businesses continued to be heard. Yolo connected with the Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council and other organizations to share updates, news, and tips for Latino business owners through this difficult time. This year’s Latino Business Expo is brought to you by Yolo Vox. With deep respect for its origins from and for the mission of CHH.

To make this event successful once again for participants and the public, we will be investing in a variety of Spanish and English-speaking advertising channels ranging from radio, TV to social media. If you have been wanting to make a more intentional connection with the Hispanic community, this is a unique opportunity to showcase your company’s name and services. Yolo Vox specializes in translation services and Hispanic marketing strategies so you can rest assured your company will be well represented through this event. For sponsorship packages, please email Yolo at ydemarco@yolovox.com.

To make this event successful once again for participants and the public, we will be investing in a variety of Spanish and English-speaking advertising channels ranging from radio, TV to social media. If you have been wanting to make a more intentional connection with the Hispanic community, this is a unique opportunity to showcase your company’s name and services. Yolo Vox specializes in translation services and Hispanic marketing strategies so you can rest assured your company will be well represented through this event. For sponsorship packages, please email Yolo at ydemarco@yolovox.com.

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