New Latino Chamber director sees opportunities in blighted buildings

Jessica Cavazos, Latino Chamber of Commerce

Ample growth opportunities exist for the Latino Chamber of Commerce in Dane County, and newly appointed director, Jessica Cavazos believes she develop those opportunities for Latino small-business owners.

Cavazos was formally the president of Eleva Group, a Milwaukee-based organization she helped launch that created social programs and helped nonprofits. reports:

The past few months have been a whirlwind for Jessica Cavazos.

She gave birth to her third child a little more than two months ago, and last week she took over as executive director of the 226-member Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County. Cavazos admits life has been hectic but is up for the challenge.

“When I was initially approached about the job, I was eight months pregnant at the time and was thinking my career more was on hold with a baby on the way,” Cavazos said. But she was encouraged to pursue the opportunity by several of her professional contacts from Madison.

Now just a few days into the job, Cavazos is ready to make an impact. A focus of the chamber is to help Latino entrepreneurs launch businesses, create jobs and help the regional economy prosper.

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