Hispanic Heritage Month 2020


National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to honor the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to U.S. art, culture, and society. #HISPANICBIZCHI

ChicagoMSDC is excited to salute local Hispanic business enterprises, minority business enterprise (MBE) suppliers, in the local Chicagoland area in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month.


Sept. 15 is the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.


In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. In 1989, Congress expanded the observance to a month long celebration (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.


To celebrate this Hispanic Heritage Month, the ChicagoMSDC will highlight a select group of certified MBEs and the owners who have showcased business excellence, industry leadership and remarkable resiliency.


On Twitter and Facebook, the Council will feature Hispanic firms who have particularly excelled as suppliers to corporations and/or government agencies. The ChicagoMSDC invites you to share our posts and engage in socially with #HISPANICBIZCHI during the month.



Sept. 19 - Buy MBE Day offers an important forum for helping generate awareness of the economic and societal contributions made by Black-owned and minority firms.