CLEVELAND — Doctors, educators, artists, entrepreneurs: These are among the 100 Latinos recognized by Ammore Consulting, a Rocky River-based company committed to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Valerie Mayen, owner of Yellowcake Shop in Cleveland, is one of the local Hispanics recognized. She's an entrepreneur who stops at nothing when it comes to what she loves.
"This month [Hispanic Heritage Month] is super important," she told 3News. "I think that Latino culture is forgotten about; were the middle child of culture in Cleveland. We have a lot to say and contribute."
Next up Bella Sin, aka "Cleveland’s Burlesque Queen" and head curator of Haus of Sin makeup.
"It’s great to be seen in the community and for my burlesque work," Bella said.
Bella's makeup line consists of lashes, lipstick, and eye shadow, everything you need to stand out.
Finally, The Tomato Guys LTD gave use a little bite of what Hispanic food tastes like.
"One thing we pride ourselves on is remembering when you were in the kitchen with grandma," Rosie Galaz said. "Food is the only thing that can do that."
For her and Chris Norris, that time was making a traditional Chillan dish.
"There’s nothing more rewarding than just stepping outside to our garden and getting fresh veggies," Galaz says.