This column is sponsored by BizLaunch, a division of Arlington Economic Development.
By Tara Palacios
Arlington is comprised of people from all walks of life.
Immigrants journey here for many reasons. Some individuals flee to escape social injustice, others to reunite with family or to seek economic independence by living the American Dream.
Starting a business is daunting for most people who are born here in the United States. The risk for immigrants is much higher. Each day immigrant entrepreneurs face: language barriers, cultural nuances, different laws and regulations as well as access to capital to name a few challenges.
As an immigrant, the risk of failing at launching a business can be devastating. And yet — immigrants start businesses every day. They have a huge impact our economy.
Their entrepreneurial journey is riveting.
We would like to share their stories with you.
On behalf of Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, BizLaunch and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, it is our honor to invite you to attend our upcoming Brunch and Business on June 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Economic Development. Hear the entrepreneurial journeys of three local Arlington business owners:
- Woyni Tewelde, P.Ph. of Joule Wellness Pharmacy
- Richard Nguyen, Nam-Viet
- Fabian Capecchi & Gonzalo “Gonzo” Bernal, Bald Men Bold Ideas
We would be honored to have you join us! For more information or to register click here.