• Argentine Festival;
    Disseminating the Culture of the Gauchos in Arlington

    Argentine Festival;

    Get ready for the 28th annual Argentine Festival coming to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. An evening of tasty authentic Argentinean food, crafts and an array of top level performers direct from Argentina on a night worth remembering. The festival takes place Saturday, May 16, 4 pm at the Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia. The performances run from 5:50 until 10:30 pm, rain or shine! A menu of choice Argentinean foods featuring 'Alfajores' and the famous 'Chori-pan' will be available for purchase from Il Bastone Gourmet Foods along with 'Empanadas' and Steak Barbecue from El Gauchito Grill with renown Chef Celso. Also available will be Smoothies from Café Valencia.
Apr23

Bowser Endorses Bold Small Business Initiative

#TheConstructionAlliance; "Built in DC by DC" Reception Welcomes the Mayor & Her Economic Development Team

Malcolm Lewis Barnes
By Malcolm Lewis Barnes
The Construction Alliance filled the RISE Demonstration Center on the campus of the former St. Elizabeth’s hospital with a broad cross section of local minority, immigrant, and mainstream prime contractors, banks and economic development agencies to usher in a long awaited era of cooperative economic development.
Alliance Chairman Stanley Jackson of the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation touted the near term potential of the 180 acre development ready site with the added benefit of zero displacement in his introductory remarks.
Apr22

'Built in DC by DC' -

The Construction Event

Jose Sueiro
#TheConstructionAlliance hosted Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, Courtney Snowden, DC Dept. of Small & Local Business Director Ana Harvey and other members of the District's new economic development team at the RISE Demonstration Center, 2700 MLK Ave. on Tuesday, April 14. The purpose of the event was to introduce and welcome the Mayor and her team to our network of CBE/MBE, primarily DC based small businesses, grouped around the coalition of Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, DC Hispanic Contractor's Association and CHOICE, our partners in the building trades unions.
Mar31

Gutierrez to NHCA

'Immigration Reform Will Happen'

Jose Sueiro
Tucked away in a small banquet room in the basement of the Rayburn Building, Congressman Luis Gutierrez addressed an assembled group of roughly 30 members of the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA) on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at their legislative symposium. In what were inspired and passionate remarks to the intimate group of Hispanic businesspersons gathered at the lunch time press conference, Gutierrez repeated once and again his belief that passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) was simply a matter of time and "if the Republicans are smart", they would pass it before the 2016 election.
Feb18

Dr. Ricardo Galbis

DC's Latino Mental Health Pioneer & Community Icon

Jose Sueiro
"Oye Chico, como estas?" is the proverbial greeting of psychiatrist Ricardo Galbis whenever he meets someone in the community (loosely translated; "Hey man, how you doing?"). The warm, gentle, proud Cuban doctor is an institution in this town and a constant, peripatetic presence in the life of the Latino community where he has touched so many troubled lives and looked after so many different communities. He is considered a distinguished elder and a prominent icon for Hispanics in the region.

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