Hispanic Heritage Month is a month dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions Hispanic people have made in the United States. The month is celebrated from September 15-October 15. In Flint & Genesee, it is amazing to see the Hispanic-owned businesses that are making a difference to the business landscape of the area. 

Hispanic-owned businesses make up three percent of Genesee County small businesses according to a Small Business Report performed by EntryPoint on behalf of Flint & Genesee Education & Talent.

Here are some places you can support in Flint & Genesee:

Sal's Gym

Sal's Gym is owned by couple Jake and Ashleigh Saldaña who are committed to helping Flint citizens challenge themselves in an inclusive and welcoming environment. The gym is built to create an experience for its members and an environment that aims to enhance members' lives both in and out of the gym. 

Steady Eddy's Cafe at the Market

The local fixture at the Flint Farmers' Market, Steady Eddy's Cafe is co-owned by Nichol Albair and Chris Viehl who run the front of house and back of house respectively. The local restaurant features a variety of dishes with rotating daily specials and fresh squeezed lemonade. 

Techs-Mex Productionz

Techs-Mex Productionz is a local event entertainment and promotions company located in Genesee County. The company is owned by Thomas Tello, local community activist and live radio Dj for the weekly web-streamed show Bring Tha Noize Radio on WKUF-LP Flint 94.3 FM.

Cocina Mio

Located on Davison Road in Flint, Cocina Mio is an authentic Mexican restaurant offering freshly made food including homemade tortillas, Menudo, breakfast tacos, enchiladas and tacos. The business is owned by Victoria Coronado who was inspired by her parents cooking.

Ascencio’s Barber Shop

This long-time Flint barbershop owned by Chris Ascencio has been part of the community for 28 years and is a great place to get a fresh haircut.

Culturas Del Sol

This local nonprofit dance group offers free Mexican Folkloric and modern dance for youth in the Flint area. Culturas Del Sol also teaches Mexican culture, art and language exposure for area youth.

Tia Helitas

Tia Helitas is a third-generation owned Mexican restaurant located in Burton. The local favorite has also been featured as one of the 41 must-visit Mexican Restaurants in Michigan according to MLive.  

El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil

Located in Flint, for over 25 years, El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil has been serving the area focusing on preserving Mexican culture and enriching children’s lives through dance, music and education.