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Mercado Esperanza

Rising Tide Capital continúa las orientaciones para emprendedores interesados ​​en participar en su próxima clase comunitaria de negocios que empieza en marzo. Si usted o alguien que conoce está interesado en participar, llame a Jessenia Silverio al 201-432-4316 X. 115 para saber cómo registrarse para la clase de marzo.

* Las clases de marzo serán en Español.

Rising Tide Capital continues to hold business orientations for micro-entrepreneurs who are interested in participating in their next Community Business Academy (CBA) class beginning in March. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please call Jessenia Silverio at 201-432-4316 Ext. 115 to find out how to register for their upcoming March class.

*March classes will be conducted in Spanish.
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Si está interesado en comenzar un negocio, o si ya ha comenzado uno y podría necesitar ayuda, asista a la sesión de orientación gratuita es MAÑANA, miércoles 22 de enero a partir de las 6:00 p.m. a las 7:30 p.m. en el salón de la iglesia de San José en 293 Somerset street en New Brunswick. Para registrarse, llame a jessenia al 201-432-4316 x. 115 o envíe un correo electrónico a Jessenia@RisingTideCapital.org.
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¡Hola, tienes un negocio pequeño o una idea de negocio que quieres sacar adelante? ¡Te invitamos a la orientación con Rising Tide Capital para que aprendas sobre la clase comunitaria de negocios! Miércoles 22 de enero, de 6pm-7:30pm. Muchas personas ya han participado ¡Usted puede ser el próximo!

Hello, do you have a small business or a business idea that you want to get ahead? We invite you to the orientation with Rising Tide Capital to learn about the Community Business Class! Wednesday January 22nd from 6pm-7:30pm. Many people have already participated, you can be next!
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New Brunswick Tomorrow y Esperanza Neighborhood Project se enorgullecen de anunciar que hace unos días, algunos de sus miembros se graduaron de la clase comunitaria de negocios ofrecida por Rising Tide Capital en conjunto con New Brunswick Tomorrow.

Sabemos que el camino no fue fácil, pero nos gustaría felicitarlos por su dedicación a lo largo de este curso de 12 semanas.

Si tiene interés en iniciar un negocio, o si ya ha comenzado uno y podría necesitar ayuda, asista a la sesión de orientación gratuita el miércoles 22 de enero de 6:00 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. en el salon de la iglesia de San Jose en 293 Somerset Street en New Brunswick. Para registrarse, llame a Jessenia al 201-432-4316 x.115 o envíele un correo electrónico a Jessenia@RisingTideCapital.org.

* Las nuevas clases de CBA comienzan en febrero.


New Brunswick Tomorrow and the Esperanza Neighborhood Project are proud to announce that just a few days ago, some of its members graduated from the Community Business Academy (CBA), offered by Rising Tide Capital in conjunction with New Brunswick Tomorrow.

We know the road was not easy, but we would like to congratulate them for their dedication along this 12 week-long course.

If you have an interest in starting a business, or if you’ve already started one and could use some help, attend the free orientation session on Wed., Jan. 22 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at St. Joseph Church Hall at 293 Somerset Street in New Brunswick. To register, call Jessenia at 201-432-4316 x.115 or email her at Jessenia@RisingTideCapital.org.

*New CBA classes start in February and will be conducted in Spanish.
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Mercado Esperanza

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Visit Mercado Esperanza

The Mercado Esperanza is a showcase for local New Brunswick vendors and a fun family event in the style of a Latin American plaza. Come visit us to taste, see, and hear New Brunswick’s diverse Latino culture!

Our market events at Joyce Kilmer Park feature local food and craft vendors, entertainers, musicians, artists, and more! The Mercado is a place of community and has something for everyone. The Mercado runs monthly from spring to fall on Sunday afternoons (see upcoming events for more details). There is parking available both at Joyce Kilmer Park and on surrounding streets nearby.

Know that when you shop at a Mercado event, your purchases directly support local micro-enterprises, with 100% of the profits going to our vendors.

Whether you are visiting our community for the first time or have been a longtime resident, we look forward to welcoming you at the Mercado Esperanza!

Our Vendors

Do you want to vend at our next Mercado?

The Mercado Esperanza supports local, emerging entrepreneurs who want to generate income as they share their talents and products with the community. Our main sales opportunity is our monthly Mercado from April through October, but regular vendors may also have access to additional sales opportunities throughout the year.

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About the Mercado

The Mercado Esperanza is a community-led initiative sponsored by Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Tomorrow, and coLAB Arts. Building on previous work in the areas of healthy food access, neighborhood development, and creative placemaking, the three partners embarked on a planning process in 2016 – with support from the Kresge Foundation’s FreshLo initiative – to determine how to integrate and scale up these efforts for greater community impact.

The Mercado Esperanza was born in late 2017 after a year of planning and dialogue with local residents and other stakeholders, and embarked on the first full season in 2018. Along the way, the Friends of the Mercado group was created with resident leaders from New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Esperanza Neighborhood Project to act as a project steering committee. They, together with our core vendors group, continue to give direction to the project and work alongside organizational staff to continually make our collective vision of the Mercado Esperanza a reality: a vibrant community gathering place, a springboard for local entrepreneurial success, and a creative cultural celebration.

Thank you to Our Partners & Sponsors