Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio Héctor Velasco Monroy greets guests at his welcome reception. Photo by Scott Ball.

Nuevo Cónsul General de México: ¿Un Muro en la Frontera? ‘Olviden Eso’

Héctor Velasco Monroy, recientemente nombrado Cónsul General de México en San Antonio, no se anduvo por las ramas en su primer discurso público el jueves en el Frost Bank Plaza Club, cuando comparó la reciente retórica de odio dirigida a los mexicanos del presunto candidato a la presidencia, Donald Trump, con la retórica xenofóbica en Europa durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Alejandra Lopez (second from right), assistant director of the Small Business office at the San Antonio Economic Development Department, takes part in a Business Connect panel. Photo by Edmond Ortiz.

Hispanic Chamber Connects Hundreds of Entrepreneurs to Big Time Buyers

More than 200 local, small businesses registered for face time with representatives of about 50 potential buyers in the public and private sector at the first Business Connect event on Tuesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) is spearheading the program that works to match emerging local minority, and female-owned ventures with a variety of large organizations that work at the local, regional, and national level.