Grand, Prairie, Texas. For more than 30 years, Mary Dominguez Santini has been actively working in the Grand Prairie community and her work has served as an inspiration to women in North Texas in the United States.
Her temperance as an enterprising woman has been demonstrated through all these years, always seeking to solve the needs of the most unprotected. Mary herself has always been concerned about the well-being of the community, offering resources to those most in need in a selfless way and with a great love for others.
Mary has focused her community work on being the voice of the oppressed. To achieve her goal, she has always been willing to offer valuable information that she has collected over the years, offering opportunities for minorities so that they can have a dignified life.
“In the community, we filled a very important space serving more than 3,000 families in the last 2 years (before, during and after COVID) offering food banks, school supplies, shoes, mental health, suicide, and immigration consulting.
-Community Events –
These are the community events that Mary Dominguez has been carrying out in her years of service in favor of those most in need:
The program called “El Mochilón o Regreso a Escuela” is the work of Mary Dominguez Santini, and as founder she has put all her efforts into repeating it this year. This will be possible due to her drive as an enterprising woman in favor of the community. on August 4, 2022 Event that will start from 11:00 am and until 3:00 pm.
On September 17, 2022 Mary, will once again host the Fiestas Patrias Grand Activity @ Farmers Market / Parade and Festival – “taquero mucho” contest – best tacos in Grand Prairie, GPISD Student History Contest, Mini Golf Parade, Disney Mascots, Texan Celebrity DJBig Vic and many more surprises.
Mary is the organizer of Magic Christmas, creator of the FOOD Pantry or non-perishable food delivery program that has been taking place the third Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Pioneer Event Center.
For the month of November, Mary organizes the Thanksgiving party or “Thanksgiving of Hope Dinner” every year. For this opportunity, the date will be November 10, 2022 Hours: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
Mary has so much energy that every year she celebrates the “Day of the Dead” with a Lunch and this time she will be doing it on November 2, 2022. Time 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Location: Pioneer Event Center. Address: 1025 W Pioneer Pkwy. Grand Prairie, Texas 75051.
For all of the above and for many years of a lot of community work, Mary Domínguez Santini has become an example for many women in North Texas, which is why she is remembered in December with the “Magic Christmas” event organized by her and the collaboration of the Hispanic Heritage Ambassadors. In 2022 it will be held on December 5, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Finally, Mary Domínguez has organized the “Food Pantry” that is held every year on the third Wednesday of each month from 3-5 pm at the Pioneer Event Center facilities. Email email@example.com
Mary closes the year with the “Christmas in my Neighborhood” event that will be held in 2022 at the Bob Duncan facilities. Scheduled for December 8, 2022. For this and because of her great heart, Mary Domínguez Santini, is an exemplary woman for the community and all women in the world.
-Business events –
Mary Dominguez-Santini on the business side, has been promoting the growth of small entrepreneurs and micro businesses as well as women entrepreneurs (minorities). She has been offering business consulting education classes, everything you need to know before starting a business. Training, Permits, Taxes, Access to capital, marketing study and business plan. Classes taught by professionals in the field.
“I will continue looking for new alliances and resources for our entrepreneurs and our community in DF” said Mary. The Grand Prairie Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Workshops are fully bilingual. “Among the resources offered by the chamber are business advice, financial advice, access to capital, development and training for businesses, incubator programs and empowerment workshops”
Recently in 2022, Mary was selected by Telemundo (39 Dallas) for its special segment “Unstoppable Women” and she has also been nominated for other nominations, where the work that Mary has been doing in North Texas is recognized.
Mary annually celebrates “The DFW Business Meeting”, this initiative for our Spanish-speaking business community is with the purpose of creating and strengthening an alliance of integration with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Grand Prairie, government, local and state business links among other resources.
Another initiative that was born from Mary is the creation and foundation of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Grand Prairie, where she has promoted the Incubator Program. Mary is Founding President of the Grand Prairie Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she is the Founder of Embajadores de la Herencia Hispana DFW- (Hispanic Heritage Ambassadors DFW).
Likewise, her work as a woman who seeks the well-being of the community has been demonstrated every year. Mary will be holding again on September 15 the “Gala Business Lunch Mexicana, in association with the GP Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – at Pioneer Event Center.
People interested in contacting Mary Domínguez Santini, can call her at: 972-639-3778, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, more information on the website of the “Grand Prairie Hispanic Chamber of Commerce”: www.grandprairiehispanicchamber.org “If someone wishes to join, they can contact me and I will be happy to assist you” concluded Mary.
Interview with Mary Dominguez Santini
Analia Roca: Today we are in a very special interview for El Comunicador de Dallas with Mrs. Mary Dominguez Santini. She is president of the Grand Prairie Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Mary has been working for many years for the Hispanic community in this area that has had a great population growth of many Hispanics. Tell us about your work within the Hispanic community.
Mary Dominguez: We decided to put together the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce which is now a year old due to the high Hispanic population in the city of Grand Prairie. We have over 90 entrepreneurs and businessmen and it is a platform that has served us a lot and that we know is very useful in order to support entrepreneurs to reach their goal. The goal is to start your business and that said business is fruitful. We do not want you to stay halfway. One of the strongest resources in the incubation program is financial education because it is fundamental and one of the reasons why businesses do not work and continue due to lack of liquidity. The problem is that our community doesn’t know how to get to capital access. That is why the cameras are important, so that people know that we can advise them professionally to achieve their goals.
Analia Roca: The work of the cameras is very important because fundamentally it gives them education. Tell me more about working with other cameras.
Mary Dominguez: Working and collaborating with allies is very important. Only one person cannot make an organization successful. We knock on doors with either the federal or state government to find out what resources and opportunities they have, so we can join forces and share what they have for our entrepreneurs and their small businesses. It is a team of allies so that entrepreneurs can get ahead.
Analia Roca: Let’s also talk about your role as a woman and president within this. How is your day to day?
Mary Dominguez: First of all, it is very important to note the ”labels” we put on ourselves. One as a woman can achieve what one wants. Our day to day on the chamber of commerce starts by looking at the calls and messages we have. We constantly seek opportunities from the government for our entrepreneurs. We plan how to formalize a program or to modify it so that it can be applied for the entrepreneurs that we have. It is very important to leave the doors open and not be afraid, but rather have confidence and keep trying despite the “no’s” that we may receive. Opportunities are always there and that is why it is very important that we as a chamber of commerce and as community leaders know and are at the forefront of what opportunities there are to share with our community. Chambers of commerce are fundamental because they serve as full resource centers to entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporate businesses.
Analia Roca: Where does your personal concern to always be collaborating with the community come from? Not only as president of the chamber but in all the places where you are.
Mary Dominguez: This comes out of being involved. I have been part of several boards of directors. I am the mother of 4 young adults and have 11 grandchildren. So, we cannot blind ourselves to seeing the need that exists. We are seeing what is affecting our community and it is mental health. This is a priority and it is for everyone. We must all be aware that it is a problem and we all can contribute to overcome it. Education is everyone’s priority and everyone’s responsibility as good citizens. Education is the basis of everything. A child cannot learn if she goes to bed on an empty stomach and if she goes to school like that. A child cannot do homework if her school supplies are missing. We can all serve in meeting these needs. We do it by acknowledging the need in the areas of education, health, and family. We count them as if they are all our children and we share our resources. It is everyone’s responsibility first and foremost to make sure that we cover the young people who are our future generation and our future leaders.