The Wheaton office of the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC), which has contracted with Montgomery County to help promote small businesses in Wheaton, has launched the “Wheaton Small Business Spotlight Series” that will highlight the services—and the background stories—of hundreds of small operations of all types in the Wheaton area.
The series kicked off by highlighting three spring-appropriate businesses:
- Asesoria Americana. 11230-B Grandview Ave., No. 2, Wheaton. Elizabeth Chavez opened to Asesoria Americana in 1998 because, at that time, there was not a single business like hers the Wheaton area that served the Hispanic community with tax preparation services.
- Kings Auto Care. 2405 Reedie Dr. No. B, Silver Spring. Robert King loved tinkering with cars since he was a kid, so opening his own auto shop seemed like the natural thing to do.
- Choice Tax MultiService. 11248 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Luis Bonilla started Choice Tax MultiService as a way to help Latinos in the community access tax preparation services in Spanish. A key goal of the business is to educate clients about the tax filing process so they may feel empowered to take control of their finances.
More information about the Small Business Spotlight Series is available at the LEDC website at https://www.ledcmetro.org/.
Each month, the series will aim to spotlight three additional Wheaton area small businesses.
In May, appropriate for Mother’s Day, the Small Business Spotlight will feature KC Jewelry, Triangle Jewelry and Nail Perfection.