Smiles All Around At The Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program Graduation

Family, friends, and supporters gathered to celebrate 59 talented business owners in their Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program Graduation.


An expo-style setup kicked off the lively celebration of 59 local business owners for their achievement and success in the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program. The proud graduates were able to showcase their unique products and services while connecting with family, friends, and local community members.

A program that KICKSTARTS small businesses

The Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program offers a no cost,  six-month training program offered to underserved Hispanic small business owners. The entrepreneurs get the opportunity to meet and learn from industry professionals and experts on a variety of special topics.

One of the most special traits of the program are that important lessons on accounting, social media, marketing and other special business topics are taught completely in Spanish. This allows Hispanic entrepreneurs to maximize learning as language barriers may have served as a challenge to furthering their education in the past. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships and education on building credit are two other major program highlights. 


FuerZa Local is like family 

Delicious food, unique products and live music created a space for the graduates and community to connect, celebrate, and learn the value of collaboration and local business support in creating a positive impact in our Arizona economy. A few of the graduates were chosen to speak at the graduation and offered advice, humorous memories and motivation to their fellow graduates.


One of the chosen graduates, Ivan Lugo, talked about some of his favorite memories in the program. He spoke about discovering products and services that he had never heard of, meeting individuals who are among the most hardworking he has ever met, and simply realizing that it does not matter what your gender, religion, marital status or first language is: working together and supporting your neighbors can allow you to reach your goals. 


Overall,  the celebration would not be complete without proud graduates, family, friends and supporters of Fuerza Local snapping a few selfies, dancing and enjoying the night. More details on the Fuerza Local Accelerator Program can be found here. The Fuerza Local initiative offers other opportunities beyond the accelerator program such as networking mixers, membership discounts, inclusion in our member directory and many more. 

In sum, we would like to say thank you and congratulations to all the participating graduates as their hard work will go a long way in helping to build a better Arizona. All of the 59 talented and hard-working graduates of the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program are included below: 

2018 Fuerza Local Business Accelerator Program Graduates

Adriana | Carrasco | Ady's Cake LLC
Ana  | De Alba | Investments With A Purpose LLC
Elena  | Cruz | La Pelota Caliente LLC
Ismelda | Tinoco  | My Grandma's Kitchen Mexican Food, LLC
Paola | Santana Leon | Sew Fabulous, LLC
Jesseka | Ortega | Garden Meals, LLC
Manuel | Apreza Carrasco | My Dream Breakfast LLC
Manuel C. | Estrada | Eclipse LLC
Mar | Vargas | Hecmar Auto Parts & Service LLC
Monica  | Garcia  | Kids Party Zone LLC
Nora | Aguirre | Pebble Creek Cleaning Service LLC
Ana | Bravo | Nosotras Las Mujeres LLC
Claudia | Cazares | Reposteria Fina LLC
Cristian | Rivera Canez | Air Band A/C LLC
Cristobal | Lazaro Ortiz | Las Sonrisas Mexican Food LLC
Elizabeth | Gonzalez | Bella's Beauty College LLC
Gerardo | Rodriguez | Geronimo Key LLC
Guillermina  | Garcia | Expresion LLC
Jesus | Calderon | Terraza Services LLC
Lorenzo | Delgado | Delgado Window Tint LLC
Maria  | Alejandra | Princesa Azteca Quinceañeras & Brides LLC
Olga | Ocampo | On Tax Consulting Services LLC
Reyna | Monge | Reyna Promotions LLC
Jorge | Taliercio | Talie Global Enterprises LLC DBA EcoWave
Reyna  | Sandoval  | Le Doggie Pet Grooming
Rosy | Morales | Hi-Tech Auto Clinic LLC
Ivan | Lugo | Lugari Pet Salon, LLC
Maribel | Figueroa | Bright Stone Marble and Granite
Mario | Mendez | M&M Food Service LLC DBA Martha's Kitchen Mexican Food
Gabriel | Razcon  | Happy Bee LLC
Blanca  | Pavon | Reggina Pizzeria Napoletana LLC
Veronica | Villalobos | Holistic Center Connection LLC
Maria | Vega | MV Snacks & Sushi LLC
Fernando | Alvarez | Alpa Granite & Marble LLC
Yesica | Nicosia | 3m3 Creations LLC
Jose | Torres | La Potra Mexican Food LLC
Cesar | Morfin | True Cabinet & Granite LLC
Fabio | Rodriguez | Tres R LLC
Jose G | Aguirre | Desert Gold Energy LLC
Melissa | Garcia | Brothers Finest Custom Tile LLC
Jose Maria | Barraza | Barraza Contruction Inc.
Elizabeth  | Castillo | Party Roll Sushi LLC
Daisy | Menjivar | Daisy Ceremonias Civiles LLC
Eduardo | Vega | Reposteria de Obregon LLC
Elaman | Rodriguez | Elaman Rodriguez World-Class Customer Service Consulting
Jesus & Iris | Barron & Silva | JB Auto Body & Repair LLC
Omar | Gambino | Ingles Facil Phoenix LLC
Abraham | Morales | Aldan Landscape LLC
Ana | Reyna | AR Income Tax LLC
Edmundo | De la torre | Mundo Graphix LLC
Roberto | Ahumada | Roberto's Auto Repair LLC
Jesus  | Reynaga | JR Heating & Cooling LLC
Juan | Acosta | Concrete Finishers Group LLC
Carlos | Hernandez | Solution Tech Support, LLC
Irma | Quintana | Q-Cake's Boutique
Mariana | Perez | Mariana Felix Boutique LLC
Yadira  | Morales | La Dolce Vita Naturale LLC
Betty | Baray | Baray Beauty Salon LLC
Carlos | Urteaga | Integrity HP LLC