Business of the Month

Jul 2 2024

Grace Christian Academy – Preparing students for success in High School

Our July 2024 Business of the Month is Grace Christian Academy. Grace Christian Academy is a PreK - 8th Grade school located at  4106 W 28th St, Chicago, IL 60623 in Little Village. Grace Lutheran School was founded in 1896 in the Little Village neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. The school initially served an Eastern European population that lived in the neighborhood. During the following decades, the demographics ...
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Jun 4 2024

La Orquidea by José Gutierrez – Business of the Month, June 2024

José Gutiérrez is a proud Chicago immigrant and owner of La Orquidea, a local event planning company with a focus on florals! José’s event planning expertise stems from his exquisite creative floral experience, which began in Michoacán, Mexico, at 15 years old. Under the watchful eye of José, weddings become fairytale memories, Quinceañera’s dreams become magical, life’s milestones become unforgettable, and private events become an avant-garde experience for their guests. ...
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May 2 2024

Congratulations to our LVCC May 2024 – Business of the Month, Capelli Academy of Cosmetology!

Capelli has been an LVCC member since 2017 and is empowering dreams in the heart of Little Village! As a beauty school owner, Aurora found her passion for changing lives and fostering opportunities, especially for those looking for new paths. That’s why after years of being in the industry, Aurora opened her own beauty school in Little Village, Capelli Academy of Cosmetology. Today Capelli provides professional education to Spanish speakers ...
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Apr 1 2024

Tropical Optical – Five locations. Experts in Glasses, Contact Lenses, Colored Contacts, Eye Exams in Chicagoland

Please help us congratulate our 2024 April Business of the Month, Tropical Optical! The 26th Street location was the first Tropical Optical established among many other locations. Dan Arce's father saw a need in the hispanic community for eye care and today Tropical Optical continues to serve the Little Village community and other communities in Chicago. The team at Tropical Optical  are there to care for all vision needs. They can assist with ...
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Mar 1 2024

Artesanías Elena – a store specialized in local crafts as well as Mexican artists

We are proud to exalt Artesanías Elena as our Business of the Month for March 2024. Artesanías Elena is a particularly attractive store that offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican crafts. Jewelry made with Talavera ceramics, directly from Puebla, Otomi jewelry pieces, even everything you may need to decorate your "Day of the Dead" altar. Artesanías Elena regularly brings new merchandise from local artists and from all regions of ...
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Feb 1 2024

Ballet Folkoriko Xochitl – Bringing Culture to La Villita and Chicagoland for over 23 years

Keeping our culture alive one dance at a time. - Ballet Folkloriko Xochitl ! This is an passion. We extend an invitation to learn about the Mexican culture through dance. We showcase different regions from Veracruz, Guerrero, Nuevo Leon, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Etc.. Congratulations to this Little Village enclave of culture for over 23 years in our community! Manteniendo nuestra cultura viva, con un baile a la vez. Ésta es nuestra ...
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Jan 1 2024

UR Nails & Spa – Life may not be perfect, but your nails will be.

We are proud to present our Business of the Month – UR Nails & Spa – for the month of January, 2024. UR Nails & Spa welcomes you to visit their adoring space to add attitude on your tips and toes with an affordable price. It is a cozy and neat location for you to relax, with our experienced and licensed experts. They are located right behind the Dunkin Donuts ...
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Dec 1 2023

Tecnicentro Automotriz Inc. – Five star auto repair in Little Village

Since 1996, Tecnicentro Automotriz has provided Little Village and the Chicago area with five-star auto repair! Longtime LVCC member and LVCC Board of Director, Vicente Torres, Owner of Tecnicentro Automotriz, takes great pride in providing high quality auto repair services to customers at affordable prices! The highly trained auto maintenance and repair specialists will provide the best service in Chicago on your vehicle. Tecnicentro Automotriz focuses on maintaining a high ...
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Nov 1 2023

Panadería Coral
Business of the month – November, 2023

In the 1980’s Panaderia Coral, which was at that time named “Coral Bakery” baked conchas and bolillos for the growing Mexican population in Little Village. The bakery was the first to introduce Picones and Roscas de Reyes to the neighborhood. After 25 years, the business was taken over by the daughter of the owner, Gloria Canchola. Gloria and her husband changed the name of the bakery to “Panaderia Coral.” It ...
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Oct 1 2023

Montoya Electric, LLC., empower our community with safety, quality, and efficiency.

Our Small Business of the Month for October is Montoya Electric LLC! Uriel Montoya, a second-generation electrician, was introduced to the world of electrical work at a young age. He spent weekends and summers alongside his father, Catarino, learning the basics. Uriel's passion for the industry continued to grow and eventually earned his electrical license in 2013. Shortly after, he made the decision to join his father in the family ...
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