Business Spotlight: Mose Auto

Meet Mariajosé “Mose” Barrera, the owner of Mose Auto in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Mose not only offers a three month or 12,000-mile guarantee on all auto repair, but also specializes in providing training and information sessions to women in the community for maintaining their vehicle and entering automotive careers. She believes...
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Business Spotlight: Libélula Books and Co.

Meet Jesi Gutierrez, the co-owner of Libélula Books and Co. in San Diego, CA. Growing up, Jesi's mom instilled a love for reading in her and her sisters, and they dreamt of one day opening their own bookstore. After Jesi lost her job working as an art integration teacher, she and her partner, Celi Hernandez, took the opportunity to open their...
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Deysi Serrano’s Favorite Los Angeles Latinx-Owned Businesses

We spoke with Latinx small business owner of Milpa Grille, Deysi Serrano, to discuss her favorite Latinx-owned Los Angeles small businesses for Latinx Heritage Month. Explore Deysi’s go-to spots and recommendations below and in Intentionalist’s Apple Guides.  Milpa Grille At...
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Business Spotlight: Mixed Coffee

Meet Savannah Jackson, the owner of Mixed Coffee in Mill Creek, WA. Savannah dreamt of sharing her family, food, music, art, and nerdiness so that kids who look like her could see themselves running a business and enjoying delicious food and drinks from a variety of cultures in one space. Savannah and the Mixed Coffee team strive to bring...
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Kalima DeSuze’s Favorite Brooklyn Small Businesses

We spoke with Afro-Latinx small business owner of Cafe Con Libros, Kalima DeSuze, to discuss her favorite local Brooklyn small businesses for Latinx Heritage Month. Explore Kalima's go-to spots and recommendations below and in Intentionalist’s Apple Guides. Cafe Con...
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Business Spotlight: Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery

Meet Judy Avitia-Gonzalez and Jake Prendez, the owners of Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in White Center. Judy and Jake wanted to create an accessible space in Seattle that was a hub for Latinx and Chicanx artists, so they opened their gallery and gift shop in 2019. Jake was a part of the...
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Iván Lopez and Kelly Ortega’s Favorite Local San Francisco Spots

We spoke with Latinx small business owners of Artillery AG, Iván Lopez and Kelly Ortega, to discuss their favorite local San Francisco businesses for Latinx Heritage Month. Explore Iván and Kelly’s go-to spots and recommendations for local San Francisco below and in Intentionalist’s...
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Taqueria Cantina: Building Paradise One Taco at a Time

Inspiration can strike from anywhere. For Taqueria Cantina co-owner Daniel Ceballos, the inspiration to open a restaurant struck when he was 8 years old watching a telenovela. In the telenovela, there was a restaurant named El Paraiso — the paradise. As he watched the show, he saw how...
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Business Spotlight: Cafe Con Leche

Meet Pancho Chaves, the owner of Cafe Con Leche in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. Pancho opened Cafe Con Leche with his business partner and bandmate Peprito Vargas in 2012 where they've been enjoying authentic Cuban food by day and good music by night. Stop by to try Cuban-pressed sandwiches, empanadas, and...
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