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ConstructionUnited StatesOriginally from Brazil, Giovani and his wife saw a great opportunity to move their steel foundation work to Massachusetts 15 years ago. They love the work they do, the work...Read their story >
Auto RepairUnited StatesVictor has owned 7 Stars Auto Repair, a general mechanic shop, for over a year. After 40 years of working as a manager at various large companies, Victor decided to start h...Read their story >
RestaurantUnited StatesJuan Miguel has owned his neighborhood business for 10 years, employing several people from the surrounding North Bergen area. Azucar Club is a Latin restaurant, bar and ni...Read their story >
RestaurantUnited StatesJorge (left) and his wife, Ismerida (right), a cosigner for the loan, own El Mexicano Bar and Restaurant, a family business located in Clifton. Dedicated to serving traditi...Read their story >
ServicesUnited States“I love that I get to do something that combines my two passions: music and art,” stated Rodolfo.
It was this passion that led him to start his graphic design a...Read their story >
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