Springfield business owners honored at Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony

Two Springfield business owners received plaque awards during a ceremony led by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza in observance of National Hispa...

September 29, 2022
6:28 AM

Two Springfield business owners received plaque awards during a ceremony led by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Monday.Monica Zanetti, owner of Wild Rose boutique, and Julio Barrenzuela, a motivational speaker, were recognized as part of a state effort to honor contributions made by Latinos in Illinois."Nearly 1 in 5 Illinois residents are Hispanic and our contributions cannot be ignored. It's important that we remind our communities of that fact every month of the year," Mendoza said.

Tiffani Jackson