Eddie Monroy, 28

Eddie Monroy is passionate about being a champion for small businesses. He offers his expertise as a consultant who helps clients “from soup to nuts,” with strategies in sales, finance, marketing, operations, and human resources.

After earning an MBA in 2013, Monroy went to work at Norwalk-based Strategy Leaders and also began advocacy efforts at the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by reaching out to minority- and women-owned small businesses to help them thrive and grow.

“Our mission at the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to bring together both the Hispanic community and the business community at large, to create a bridge, to have communication,” he says, referring to partnership initiatives between the Chamber’s local chapter and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.

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In addition to finding greater access to capital for local Latinx businesses, Monroy also works on other pressing issues related to policy reforms for immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and DACA recipients.

“The reason it is dear to my heart is that both my parents are TPS recipients,” Monroy says. Having seen the ups and downs of his own father’s small business, he wants to be a voice for others: “I’m helping the small-business community stay engaged, be connected with government and larger corporations, to create a two-way avenue on how to help small businesses truly grow.”

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