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Local female Hispanic business leaders honored

East Texans were out in full force to support local Hispanic business owners today during the fourth annual Hispanic Business Alliance Achievers Awards that took place at UT Tyler. 

Six people were awarded with plaques acknowledging their accomplishment and the positive impact they've made on East Texas.

Margarita Campos took home the woman-owned business award, and says it's a goal she never thought she would attain.

"We've got over 1,000 Hispanic businesses in our database.  It's the fastest growing segment in our population so it's very important. It's a sector of our business community that we cannot ignore," says Campos.

Born in Michoacan, Mexico, Margarita Campos says she never saw herself owning her own business, much less a restaurant.

Seven years ago, her undying faith and unique style of cooking opened a big door of opportunity.

"I said God, if this is for me, please open the doors and a right state of mind so that I can understand this and keep getting better as each day goes on.." 

This eventually led  to her opening Margarita's Restaurant in Tyler.

Vincent Alfaro says of Margarita, "she is a really hard -working person; she's very honest, she's very caring, she loves her customers.  She always makes sure her customers are well taken care of, so her ethics are really based on how she would want to be treated."

At Margarita's Restaurant, everyone's treated like family, because here, everyone IS family.

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