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Hispanic Lifestyle Episode #171 – Food and Business Insights

Hispanic Lifestyle Episode #171 –  Food and Business Insights

Hispanic Lifestyle Episode #171 Notes and links. 

Welcome to Hispanic Lifestyle, I’m your host Richard Sandoval and in this edition: We discover a unique restaurant, look at contracting opportunities with the State, and hear from the Small Business Administration.

We focus on our two favorite subjects, Food and Business, in this edition of Hispanic Lifestyle.

Dona Rosa Bakery & Taqueria

In our quest to visit restaurants with great food and an unique story, we find our way to Pasadena California to visit Dona Rosa Bakery and Taqueria. We had a chance to meet with one of the partners of the establishment Mr. Blair Salisbury who spoke about his roots in the restaurant industry.

(The Restaurant)

Blair goes on to explain the idea for restaurant’s layout.

(On the Menu)

What makes Dona Rosa stand out is their in-house Bakery. Blairs explains how adding fresh baked goods became part of the menu.

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(Future Expansion)

California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency

Secretary Anna M. Caballero

Spending time at the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce annual convention, Hispanic Lifestyle had a chance to speak with Anna M. Caballero who’s title is . . . “Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency.” Our conversation began with the Secretary talking about her position and responsibilities.

The Secretary spoke about the challenges of the office and adjustments that are made after a change in administrations.

Secretary Caballero spoke about opportunities for Latinos to get involve with State government.

I asked Secretary Caballero if there was a risk for small businesses not to get paid by the state during their budget negotiations.

The Small Business Administration

Elizabeth B. Echols Regional Administrator, Region 9

Hispanic Lifestyle had an opportunity to speak the United States Small Business Administration’s Elizabeth B. Echols who is a Regional Administrator about the services and purpose of the organization.

SBA District Director Mark Quinn

Next we visit with SBA District Director Mark Quinn who for abrief time is representing both the Los Angeles and the Bay Area regions. Mr. Quinn spoke about the needs and difference of two very diverse market places.

(The Key’s to Success)

We put Mr. Quinn on the spot by asking about why he works for the SBA.

Ruben Garcia

The SBA District Director for the San Diego region is Mr. Ruben Garcia who provided Hispanic Lifestyle with his perspective on the area’s economy.

Mr. Garcia spoke about export opportunities for the border town.

Mr. Garcia to talk about the types of businesses that utilize the SBA services.

J. Adalberto Quijada

We closed out our visit with the SBA officials by speaking with J. Adalberto Quijada the District Director represents the Inland Empire/Orange County region who commented on partners working together to assist Small Businesses.


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