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The Latino
Business Community

Yolo Vox launches the annual statewide Latino Business Expo (LBE) Hosted by Yolo Vox to support, promote and strengthen the connection between Latino businesses to each other and to the broader American business community. We celebrate the fact that 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 Hosted by Yolo Vox exists to provide business education and networking opportunities with professionalism and high standards at the forefront of what we do.

LBE is for everyone. While we create a sense of belonging and support for Spanish-speaking business owners, we also invite non-Hispanic companies to have a space at the expo. This all-bilingual event provides a unique opportunity to establish new professional connections across all sectors.

Yolo Vox Brand Mark

The Latino
Business Community

Yolo Vox launches the annual statewide Latino Business Expo (LBE) to support, promote and strengthen the connection between Latino businesses to each other and to the broader American business community. We celebrate the fact that 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 provide business education and networking opportunities with professionalism and high standards at the forefront of what we do.

LBE is for everyone. While we create a sense of belonging and support for Spanish-speaking business owners, we also invite non-Hispanic companies to have a space at the expo. This all-bilingual event provides a unique opportunity to establish new professional connections across all sectors.

Yolo Vox Brand Mark

The Latino
Business Community

Yolo Vox launches the annual statewide Latino Business Expo (LBE) to support, promote and strengthen the connection between Latino businesses to each other and to the broader American business community. We celebrate the fact that 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 provide business education and networking opportunities with professionalism and high standards at the forefront of what we do.

LBE is for everyone. While we create a sense of belonging and support for Spanish-speaking business owners, we also invite non-Hispanic companies to have a space at the expo. This all-bilingual event provides a unique opportunity to establish new professional connections across all sectors.

This Year’s Event:
Wednesday, August 28 2024 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart.

A percentage of the proceeds support the 2024 non-profit of our choice.

What to Expect

Every year, the Latino business community comes together to network with each other and the broader American business community. The Latino Business Expo (LBE) Hosted by Yolo Vox kicks off with a luncheon and a keynote speaker for businesses owners and any professional who wants to network afterwards. During this time, business owners have the opportunity to hear updates from local Chambers of Commerce and other organizations. The expo opens to the public in the afternoon and goes through the evening. Wether you are Hispanic or not, we would love to see you there!

LBE is powered by:

This Year’s Event:
Wednesday, August 28 2024 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart.

A percentage of the proceeds support the 2024 non-profit of our choice.

What to Expect

Every year, the Latino business community comes together to network with each other and the broader American business community. The Latino Business Expo (LBE) Hosted by Yolo Vox kicks off with a luncheon and a keynote speaker for businesses owners and any professional who wants to network afterwards. During this time, business owners have the opportunity to hear updates from local Chambers of Commerce and other organizations. The expo opens to the public in the afternoon and goes through the evening. Wether you are Hispanic or not, we would love to see you there!

2024 Registration

Online registration opens March 1st, 2024. Sign up before June 1st and get 10% off any of the packages
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Catch the eyes of attendees by making all of your marketing materials in both, English and Spanish!

Our team of experienced translators at Yolo Vox can help you be more than prepared for this special event. Ask about our Transcreation services today!

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LBE Goals

  • Provide increased visibility for participants’ services and products
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Engagement opportunities with prospects from the community
  • Refer and connect business owners to Chambers of Commerce
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LBE Goals

The primary goals include providing increased visibility for your services and products, providing networking opportunities with other professionals, city leaders, and the public, bridging linguistic and cultural barriers.

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History

The Latino Business Expo (LBE) Hosted by Yolo Vox is a private regional expo that exists to provide assistance, connection opportunities and workshops 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 through Yolo Lopez DeMarco. Yolo’s organic relationships with the Hispanic business community led to her passion to bring businesses together to support the work of the Center for Healing and Hope. For that reason, she launched the first expo 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.

Yolo continued to see a need for Latino owned businesses to network so she continued the Latino Business Expo in 2019. This second 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Yolo’s departure from Center for Healing and Hope, 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 key entrepreneur organizations to help share updates, news, and tips for Latino business owners through this difficult time. During this time, she was being asked by her own community to continue helping them with a similar event that would keep them engaged with each other. It was during this time that Yolo decided to continue her work with a Latino Business Expo event of her own called Latino Business Expo hosted by Yolo Vox.

With expos for Hispanic businesses growing throughout the United States, Yolo felt it was important for our Hispanic communities to continue to have access to resources that the Latino Business Expo creates. So, after two years of becoming a company, Yolo Vox launched it’s own version of the Latino Business Expo, which resulted in 75 exhibitors and over 700 public attendees connecting and learning from another at the Northern Indiana Event Center. Today, the Latino Business Expo, hosted by Yolo Vox also donates, a percentage of the proceeds to a different nonprofit organization every year.

People at Latino Business Expo

History

The Latino Business Expo (LBE) is now a private regional expo that exists to provide assistance, connection opportunities and workshops 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 through Yolo Lopez DeMarco. Yolo’s organic relationships with the Hispanic business community led to her passion to bring businesses together to support the work of the Center for Healing and Hope. For that reason, she launched the first expo 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.

Yolo continued to see a need for Latino owned businesses to network so she continued the Latino Business Expo in 2019. This second 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Yolo’s departure from Center for Healing and Hope, 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 key entrepreneur organizations to help share updates, news, and tips for Latino business owners through this difficult time. During this time, she was being asked by her own community to continue helping them with a similar event that would keep them engaged with each other. It was during this time that Yolo decided to continue her work with a Latino Business Expo event of her own called Latino Business Expo hosted by Yolo Vox.

With expos for Hispanic businesses growing throughout the United States, Yolo felt it was important for our Hispanic communities to continue to have access to resources that the Latino Business Expo creates. So, after two years of becoming a company, Yolo Vox launched it’s own version of the Latino Business Expo, which resulted in 75 exhibitors and over 700 public attendees connecting and learning from another at the Northern Indiana Event Center. Today, the Latino Business Expo, hosted by Yolo Vox also donates, a percentage of the proceeds to a different nonprofit organization every year.

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.