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SBA Forms Strategic Alliance with Vista Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Release Date: Friday, July 10, 2009
Release Number: 09-06
Related State:
Contact: Cynthia Harris (619) 727-4884

San Diego, CA -- Ruben Garcia, the San Diego district director of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), signed a strategic alliance memorandum today with Maria Lopez  Flores, President/CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), Vista chapter.

The signed agreement allows SBA and the NAHREP Vista to work together, with SBA and its resource partners providing maximum financial opportunities, training and technological information to NAHREP entrepreneurs.

“I’m extremely pleased with the work that is being accomplished by NAHREP Vista and the excellent leadership provided by Maria Lopez Flores,” said Garcia. “Maria has a rich history of
helping entrepreneurs take their place as business owners and I know she’ll continue doing a great job of assisting potential owners to fulfill their dreams of small business ownership.”

This collaboration between the SBA and the NAHREP Vista is building a strong foundation for the future. NAHREP’s mission is to increase Hispanic homeownership rates through educational tools and a network of professionals in the real estate industry.

Notes Maria Lopez Flores, “Having SBA San Diego as a strategic alliance partner only enhances a strong foundation of services for future entrepreneurs, especially those working in
North San Diego County.”


To learn more about the SBA call (619) 557-7250 or (619) 727-4883 and visit the web at To find out more about NAHREP Vista, call Maria Lopez Flores at
(760) 803-4696.

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