100 people gathered at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center on Sept.5 to celebrate the graduation of 43 students fthe MicroFinance program. The program was a joint effort between the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley and the SBDC's Hispanic Satellite office.  Aspiring entrepreneurs who reside in Hollister, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose and other South Bay communities completed the 8-week training program held at Oakwood High School in Morgan Hill.

Following the graduation celebration on Sept. 5, the SBDC will provide one-on-one counseling to the students to further their ambitions. Mentors from the SBDC and the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill will then support the graduates as they move to make their business dreams a reality.


For more information or to be become a mentor, please contact Mario Banuelos at  408-607-5929 or mbanuelos@charter.net.