Meet (UW-Green Bay alumna) Maria: Green Bay city, chamber add diverse small business manager | Green Bay Press-Gazette
GREEN BAY – Small business owners, say hola, nyob zoo, shekoli, see tahay and hello to Maria Padilla. She wants to know how she can help you.
Padilla in August joined the Greater Green Bay Chamber as diverse small business manager. The position was created by the chamber and city of Green Bay as both organizations sought ways to connect the region’s increasingly diverse population with resources and support needed to succeed, according to Kelly Armstrong, the chamber’s vice president of economic development.
A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate who spent four years in the finance industry, Padilla’s new job will be to forge relationships with the region’s minority-, woman- and veteran-owned businesses, connect them with existing resources, and develop support programs to address any gaps or needs they identify.