Tyler, TX Hispanic Business Service

By Sarah Ward on April 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm EST

The Hispanic Business Service Office aids in the development of Hispanic businesses in Tyler and Smith County through publications, seminars, work­shops and information on business loan programs.

The office opened in June 2007 as a collaborative effort between the Hispanic Business Forum, East Texas Hispanic Leadership Council, Small Business Development Center at Tyler Junior College, Service Counselors of Retired Executives (SCORE), Hispanic Business Center at The University of Texas at Tyler, The University of Texas at Tyler HUB program and The University of Texas Health Center HUB program.

“It has been very important for us to have the Hispanic community involved in the office’s formation,” says Henry Bell, chief operating officer of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce.

Various services and programs hone in on specific topics to better meet the needs of new and current local Hispanic business owners.

“We try to focus on the areas where these businesses need assistance,” says Price Arredondo, director.

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