Assistance for Businesses in Hennepin County

Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota, Hennepin County in partnership with the Mpls Regional Chamber, are pleased to announce Elevate Business HC, a new public/private initiative offering pro bono services to businesses located in Hennepin County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, businesses have been greatly impacted and economic recovery is a priority. The goal of the program is to provide resources to help re-build, re-establish and re-ignite business.

Elevate Business HC provides expertise in three areas:

Technical Assistance : One-on-one consultation with professional service providers to find solutions in a variety of areas including financing, human resources, technology, and many others

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables: Reoccurring and facilitated small group discussions segmented by industry and areas of participant interest with a focus on sharing best practices and problem solving

Topic-Driven Webinars: Industry and subject matter experts will discuss issues facing employers with a focus on workforce needs in remote environments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Visit, to learn more and register your business

Funding for Elevate Business HC is provided by Hennepin County through the Federal CARES Act.

When: Thursday November 19th

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Join us! It's an informal event. Just grab a drink, log in and make new connections!

Our partner this month is Hennepin County Business Resource Network!
Walz to temporarily close bars, restaurants and fitness centers as COVID-19 cases surge

The new restrictions come as COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new high in the state. 
Gov. Tim Walz will impose new restrictions on bars, restaurants and fitness centers starting Friday, closing them down to the public for four weeks as COVID-19 cases surge across the state.
Bars and restaurants will still be allowed to offer takeout services during that time, according to a source with knowledge of the restrictions. The new restrictions will also include a temporary pause on youth sports.
Walz will deliver an address to Minnesotans at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the latest steps in his response to COVID-19.
The closures come days after the governor implemented a 10 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants and put restrictions on bar seating and games.

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¡Felicidades a la licenciada Ofelia!
Not one nationality, or culture, can label Ofelia Ponce. Born and raised in Honduras, Ponce describes herself as “a global citizen.” That is because she embraces all cultures from her multinational experience working throughout the globe, as well as her American legal education. Ponce uses her background and personal encounters to shape her role as a legal professional. 

Ponce began her legal career in Honduras. She first worked on humanitarian and human rights issues at the Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As the head of investment, Ponce led a group of seven people to work on foreign investments. This was the start of her legal career where she worked on multinational issues. 

Latino Chamber MN is waiving membership fees for small businesses throughout the remainder of 2020.

How to claim your FREE membership
  1. Click on the link above.
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Select "Bill Me" under payment option.
  4. Submit application
  5. You will receive an invoice for zero dollars.
  6. Log in and set up your free profile in our business directory!

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