With over three decades of interior design experience, Luisa De Roo owns and operates Luisa De Roo Interior Architecture, Inc., in Woodstock, Illinois. An involved member of the business community, Luisa De Roo maintains affiliation with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC).
In its efforts to improve the state of Illinois’s economy, IHCC oversees a variety of programs for business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Through the Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship, the organization offers several educational programs to promote entrepreneurship and enhance business practices in the Hispanic community.
In addition to assisting established and emerging Hispanic business leaders, the center operates a business planning and entrepreneurship program for high school students. The six-week ENTERpreneur summer youth program features hands-on curriculum covering topics such as business leadership, financing, and marketing. ENTERpreneur participants also receive mentoring from successful Hispanic entrepreneurs and have the opportunity to speak with college representatives.
Open to all Chicago-area high school students in good academic standing, ENTERpreneur has been held every summer since 2014. More information, including application details, can be found at http://www.hispaniccenter.biz.