Delegate Maricé Morales to Recognize Latino Entrepreneurship in Maryland
Silver Spring, MD – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Delegate Maricé Morales will be honoring entrepreneurship in Maryland this Monday, October 10 at seven pm at Red Maple, 10110 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD.
Delegate Morales congratulates the Latino and immigrant community for being three times more likely to start a business than non-Latinos are.
This event entitled “Entrepreneurial Dreams Made Reality” will be attended by Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Congressional Candidate Jamie Raskin and Chairman Dereck Davis of the House Economic Matters Committee.
In addition to recognizing the success, passion, and innovation brought by these contributors to our local economy, Delegate Morales wishes to celebrate the life stories of these entrepreneurial leaders.
Among those honored will be Nelly Carrión, one of the founders, of the Washington Hispanic, a Spanish-language paper of twenty-two years. Local small businesses owned by immigrant residents of Montgomery County will be recognized along with the founders of the Democratic Business Council, Devang Shah and Larry Arch of Montgomery County.
Elected in November 2014, Delegate Maricé Morales became the youngest elected Latina to state office in the country. Delegate Morales represents communities in Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Olney, MD. Delegate Morales is the first Latina from District 19 and the first Peruvian-American elected to the Maryland General Assembly. She is currently a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the youngest female member of the Democratic Caucus, and Treasurer of the Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus.