When Salina and Eduardo Hernandez of Marinette wanted corn tortillas to make a favorite recipe, they had to travel to Green Bay. They hoped that a Hispanic grocery store would locate in the area, but as the years passed without that happening, they made it their dream.

“We thought about it for about five years and built up our savings to make it happen,” Salina explained. “By 2020, we were ready to go forward, but with the pandemic it wasn’t a possibility. We had a lot of hardships and had to use our savings to make ends meet.”

Although their savings were reduced, the plans for a store began in earnest in 2021. They contacted the Green Bay SCORE Chapter and were matched with Mentor Paul Carron.

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