Plaza Voices: How I Made It

Did you know?

  • A new report from the Partnership for a New American Economy found that more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Eighteen percent (or 90) of the 500 companies had immigrant founders.
  • The rate of business ownership is higher for immigrants than non-immigrants, at 11% compared to 9%.
  • Almost 1 in 5 small businesses in the U.S. are owned by immigrants.

On Monday, April 7, from 5-7 pm, Hadley Library will host local immigrant businesses, creative entrepreneurs, and community members at our "How I Made It" Plaza event.

Please join us to talk about ideas and experiences living, working, and creating in our neighborhood! Community presenters will include local author Wayne OmuraLupita's Event CenterVinh Xuong Bakery, and more! 

Can't make it on Monday? Check out the How I Made it event at the Montbello branch on Saturday, April 12, from 12-12:30 pm.

Come join the conversation in your Plaza!

Plaza is a meeting place where people from all over the world connect with information, make new friends, and enjoy new experiences, building Denver’s global community.

To find a Plaza program near you, please see our events calendar.

Written by Amanda R. on April 2, 2014


Pam K. on April 6, 2014


What a wonderful idea to celebrate small business!

Amanda R. on April 7, 2014


Thank you for your comment! I hope you will be able to join us tonight at Hadley or on April 12 at Montbello.

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