Comerciantes Unidos was formed by the need to have a group of business owners and entrepreneurs who deal with their issues in the Spanish language as their primary language.
In 1997, under the auspices of San Joaquin County Supervisor Steve Gutierrez and the vision of Mr. Jesús Villalvazo, the first meetings that were called "Café con Gutiérrez" began, which were held every month at 7:00 a.m. , In the Restaurant El Grullense. After several monthly meetings it was understood that the union is the economic, political, social and cultural force and the participants chose to formalize themselves as a group and thus have their own agenda, where the partners decide the course to follow. It was also established that, unlike other groups of merchants, Comerciantes Unidos would conduct all its activities in Spanish and only business owners and entrepreneurs may associate.
The first board of directors was elected by voting, which would run in annual periods until 2004, when biennial periods were chosen.
Today Comerciantes Unidos not only unites San Joaquin's great Spanish-speaking economic potential, but is a vital part of the local political-economic infrastructure, with connections at all local, state, national and international levels.
Our meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Cancun Restaurant, located at 135 E. Miner Ave., Stockton, CA. Click on the map for the Cancun Restaurant.
Comerciantes Unidos is an organization made up of San Joaquin County Hispanic Entrepreneurs, located in Stockton, CA that awards $500 scholarships to high school students currently in 12th grade who are going to transfer to a Community College or University to continue their studies.