Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico District Office

 “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”—Hippocrates

It takes a special kind of person to offer a healing touch to someone suffering from a chronic or catastrophic disease.  To nearly 4,000 individuals in Puerto Rico, that person is Enid Santiago-Aponte. 

SAN JUAN, PR ---The Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is soliciting nominations for the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year Award. 

MOROVIS, PR -- For almost two decades, Edwin Ortiz has dedicated his professional life to the business of supermarkets.

In the heart of Morovis, a town with a population shy of 30,000 in the central mountainous region of Puerto Rico, Supermercados Selectos Mr. Cash serves close to 2,000 customers a day.  Its success is largely due to Edwin, who bought it from his brother Ovidio in 1995 and turned it into a service-oriented, customer-friendly shopping venue.

BAYAMÓN, PR -- Jatniel Vázquez-Álvarez knows all too well the importance of hard work and the immeasurable value of family.

At 28, he has already dedicated almost half a lifetime to building a career, an enterprise and a better quality of life for those he loves.

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