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Daniel Parra of Montgomery Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Will be Featured Guest on TODAY’S ‘Tuned In’ Radio America Show
  • Release ID: 14-231
  • Release Date: 8/8/2014
  • Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
  • From: Council Office

Daniel Parra, executive director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County (HCCMC), will be the featured guest TODAY at 2 p.m. on En Sintonia (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council), a weekly show on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). The main topics of conversation will include how to obtain County minority certification for small business owners, the Local Small Business Reserve Program and the business opportunities that may be available as White Oak area in the eastern section of the County is developed.

The Montgomery County government has sought to expand contracting opportunities for businesses owned by minority, female and disabled entrepreneurs. Mr. Parra will discuss how the HCCMC is working with government offices to help connect Hispanic businesses in the County with contracting opportunities available.

The discussion about future business opportunities in the White Oak area, which is anchored by the Food and Drug Administration headquarters and will expand throughout the Route 29 corridor in Silver Spring, follows the County Council’s adoption on July 29 of the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan. That plan will guide future development of the area.

Today’s show also will feature small business owners who are in the process of obtaining their minority business certifications. They will share their experiences with the process.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered into a community partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs and provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions of Councilmembers. The partnership includes the 30-minute weekly show at 2 p.m. each Friday on the Washington Region’s most popular Spanish language station.

The show is hosted by Julie Ríos Little. Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and also provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents and businesses. A regular focus of the show is on small business owners telling their stories of success.

In addition to the radio broadcast, the show can be heard via the Internet at:

A link to an audio replay of each week’s show is available at the County Council’s web site at

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