Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Latino group talks business.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Diane Velasco Journal Staff Writer

Asociacion hopes to act as a chamber

A new business association hopes to reach Spanish-speaking small-business owners it says it can serve better than existing chambers of commerce.

Asociacion de Comerciantes Latinos de Albuquerque (Association of Latin American Entrepreneurs) held its first meeting at La Posada de Albuquerque this month.

"A lot of the issues and problems small businesses have are not being addressed by either the Hispano Chamber or the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce," said Juan Delgadillo, the association's president. "The networking they do tends to exclude the real small business owner. …

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