As part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Eastern Bank Foundation has named the North Shore Latino Business Association the winner of the 2022 Community Advocacy Award for its dedicated work with Latino business owners and entrepreneurs.
“The North Shore Latino Business Association is dedicated to serving the needs of the Latin American business community through accessible, local services and solutions,” said Nancy Huntington Stager, President and CEO of Eastern Bank. Foundation. “His comprehensive support model is an invaluable resource for helping Latino entrepreneurs and business owners grow their ideas and businesses.”
The association works with entrepreneurs, empowers socially and economically diverse businesses and business owners, and provides a range of support services, including one-on-one discussions on business challenges, seminars, financial and accounting resources, a technical assistance, workshops, networking opportunities, advocacy with state and local elected officials, etc.
“We believe that empowerment, education and representation of Latino-owned businesses is essential for a local and thriving Latin American business community,” said Frances Martinez, President, Founder and CEO of North Shore Latin Business Association. “Our work offers solutions to meet the diverse needs of business owners, from education and networking to facilitating access to capital and the voice of Latino business interests.”
Other winners include Entrepreneurship for All of the Merrimack Valley, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, The Sustainable Business Network and Boston’s CommonWealth Kitchen. To learn more about all of the 2022 Community Advocacy Award winners, visit eastbank.com/communityadvocacyawards.
Established in 1994, the Eastern Bank Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Boston-based Eastern Bank. Through philanthropy, employee volunteerism, advocacy, and collaborations with other businesses and community partners, the Eastern Bank Foundation meets community needs and supports lasting solutions to our communities’ toughest challenges in the eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island.