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Robert Perez, manager and part owner of El Tapatio in Willmar, right, speaks recently at the Latino Business Ow-ners Committee meeting at the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Tribune photo by Eric Ludy

Committee aims to help new ethnic businesses in the area


WILLMAR -- Ethnic businesses come and go in Willmar. Lourdez Schwab thinks she knows why.

Recent immigrants open businesses, she says, without the resources of the community behind them. T

hey might need a loan, but don't know how to go about securing one. They may find that business is slow, but aren't sure why. So, one by one, they close.

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