The founders of a local news source for Latinos will be the next speakers in the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business.
Jesús Grillo and Lucy Mosquera will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made below or by calling (269) 387-6059. Free parking is available in Schneider Hall Lot 72R.
New/Nueva Opinion started in October 2002 when journalists Grillo and Mosquera noticed that the Latino voice was missing in southwest Michigan. The native Columbians wanted to provide a resource that would help connect Hispanic people to their community.
The publication is biweekly and covers Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, reaching further into other counties in southwest Michigan. Today, the company prints 4,000 copies per issue reaching about 16,000 readers in southwest Michigan.
Along with the print copy of the paper, New/Nueva Opinion publishes digital issues of the publication and has a Facebook presence that also serves as a resource.
Grillo and Mosquera have received praise from the community for their efforts, including recognition from organizations such as the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, the Rotary Club of Battle Creek and God’s Kitchen. Most recently, they received recognition from Western Michigan University as a part of Honoring Michigan Latinos in Media, Hispanic Heritage Month
About the Entrepreneurship Forum
Entrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series sponsored by BlueOx Credit Union and hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. The forum brings stories of entrepreneurs and startup success to the greater Kalamazoo community.
For more information or to suggest an entrepreneur who should be considered for the series, please email Alyssa Benson.
For more news, arts and events, visit wmich.edu/news.