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Latino & Hispanic Heritage Month

LATINO & HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

​Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide September 15 to October 15. It's an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the culture, traditions, and contributions of people whose ancestry can be traced to the Caribbean Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and Spain. This celebration highlights the ways in which the Latino and Hispanic community continue to play a key part in building our country.

Latino & Hispanic Heritage Month_Regular (1).pngThanks to Iowans who nominated Iowa Latinos & Hispanics, we shared the below stories of Iowa's Latinos and Hispanics on Facebook and Twitter throughout the month.  They shared their journey to Iowa, some of their accomplishments and provided advise to Iowa's emerging Latinx youth.

2019 Spotlight on Iowa's Latino & Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Governor Kim Reynolds Issues Proclamation Declaring Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month

2019  Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

Name

Business Name

Location

Diaz, Denise

Ritual Cafe

Downtown Des Moines, IowaDenise Diaz

Lozano, Javier

Lozanotek Inc.

Urbandale, Iowa

Javier Lozano

Mendez, Augustin

Rumcoqui

Des Moines, IowaAugustin Mendez

Rivera, Diego

Tacos Don Diego & Catering

Iowa City, Iowa

Diego Rivera

Rodriguez, Adriana

Jose's Tires

Davenport, Iowa

Adriana Rodriguez

Santiago, Juan

SYNcere Printing, LLC

Tiffin, Iowa

Juan Santiago

Suarez, Tanya

Ceviche Bar

Black Sheep

Des Moines' Historic East Village, Iowa

Zacarias, Jose

Multiple PropertiesWest Liberty, Iowa

Jose Zacarias

2018 Spotlight on Iowa's Latino & Hispanic Leaders

NAME

CURRENT

LOCATION

SPOTLIGHT

Abarca, MarluDes Moines

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Aranda, Luis FernandoMt. Pleasant

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Brown, JeannetteDes Moines

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Carlderon, KeniaDes Moines

Kenia Calderon

Canales, CarlosWest Des Moines

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Cardenas, AngelicaPerry

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Casanova, CarlosAmes

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Codina, MartaDes Moines

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Cornell, ManuelDes Moines

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Duarte, KatrynIowa City

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Espina Talamilla, NataliaIowa City

Talamilla

Estes, ChristinaAlbia

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Herrera, RubyDes Moines

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Landeros, ZenaidaQuad Cities

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Leiva, JaimeDes Moines

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Macias, TarDavenport

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Medina, ElizabethMuscatine

ELIZABETH MEDINA

Melgar, WilfredoDes Moines

Wilfredo Melgar

Mendoza, RosaMuscatine

ROSA MENDOZA

Montalvo, JonathanLamoni

DR. JONATHAN MONTALVO

Morales, EvaStorm Lake

EVA MORALES

Nakayama, YukareQuad Cities

YUKARE NAKAYAMA

Parras Konrad, SoniaDes Moines

Sonia Parras

Pino, AlejandroCedar Rapids

ALEJANDRO PINO

Portes, CarlosMarshalltown

Carlos Portes

Reyes, MónicaDes Moines

MÓNICA REYES

Rivera, ClaudiaHampton

Claudia Rivera

Rivera, GabrielaCoralville

GABRIELA RIVERA

Rodriguez, JuanDes Moines

Juan Rodriguez

Salas, RichardWest Des Moines

Richard Salas

Salazar, NicholasMuscatine

Nick Salazar

Sánchez-Naert, SandraDes Moines

SANDRA SANCHEZ-NAERT

Schabel, ClaudiaDes Moines

CLAUDIA SCHABEL

Suarez, DavidOttumwa

David Suarez

Varisco Santini, SolDes Moines

MARIA SOL VARISCO SANTINI

Wilcox, ClemenDes Moines

Clemen Wilcox

Zaragoza, MariaStorm Lake

Maria Zaragoza

Zavala, JuanitaOttumwa

Juanita Zavala