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Rafael Rodríguez-Toymil has been an entrepreneur all his life. 

It should come as no surprise.  His father –Rafael senior— opened a gun shop after working in the insurance industry for many years, and the young Rafael spent a great deal of time helping out in the business any way he could.  One day, his dad gave him a couple of boxes filled with promotional key chains, and Rafael sold them to his friends and neighbors, getting his start in the business world. 

In 1992, Dionisio Ortiz --a young New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent-- arrived on the island to work at the Puerto Rico Medical Center as Assistant Director of Information. He had never stepped foot in the facilities, as the job interview had taken place over the phone. 

“When I went to the Information Systems Department I noticed they had one of those old IBM Mainframes,” Dionisio says with a laugh.  “I had only seen them in books.” 

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office Directory

María de los Ángeles de Jesús, Deputy District Director
Phone: (787) 766-5164  E-mail: maria.dejesus@sba.gov

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