A bit of Latin music and dance kept the crowds entertained at the Viva Dallas Expo Saturday at the Dallas Market Hall.
Viva Dallas Expo Turns Ten Years Old
Largest Latino Expo in North Texas
Viva Dallas Expo turns ten years old. (Published Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013)
It is the largest Hispanic expo in north Texas organized by the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and they're now celebrating 10 years.
At the heart of the expo -- small businesses.
"Small business drives the economy regionally and so it's our job to focus on how we can bring more opportunities to them," Rick Ortiz, president of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said.
This is the first year that attorney Jasmit Dhaliwal-Perez has a booth at the expo offering legal help to the Latino community.
"There's been a lot of problem with “notarios" -- people who claim their attorneys when they're not--and there's a need for community outreach and education," Dhaliwal-Perez said.
The Dallas/Fort-Worth area is home to more than 1.7 million Hispanics, making it the 6th largest Hispanic population in the U.S.
To celebrate this special milestone there were nearly 200 exhibitors on hand at this year's expo.
"Given that we bring a small piece of Latina America to the heart of Dallas, this is a good event for us," said Carlos Branger, owner of Dallas’ Zaguán.
NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 were proud co-sponsors of the "Viva Dallas Expo."