Maritza Gomez believes in putting your own personal stamp on things and being as original as you want to be. In 2014, in partnership with her mom, Maritza founded MG Custom Printing, a promotional products and printing company specializing in digital decoration of marketing products and personalized gifts.
Not always bold and brave or a champion of being an original, Maritza with all her talents was in the shadows of success. She, after all, was raised as a “DREAMer” -- an undocumented immigrant brought to the U.S. as a child. Today, she attributes those obstacles for helping her become more resilient and undaunted in her mission of getting a college education and becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Today, Maritza is a proud graduate of Cal State University, San Bernardino, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree and is one of 47 women featured in the new book, “Next Bold Move,” by number-one bestselling author Tarra Flores Sloan.
A sought-after public speaker, Maritza regularly leads conversations on the topics of immigration and entrepreneurship, including at the University of California, LA’s Youth Empowerment Conference, and at several local elementary and middle schools on the importance of higher education.
More recently, Maritza spearheaded a scholarship program for undocumented students at CSU San Bernardino, and hopes to expand that program for low-income kids.
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Wanting to show the world that Mexican food is more than tacos and burritos, Chef Elizabeth Hart founded Sabor a Mi Grill Tequila & Botanas.
Her extensive travel around the world experiencing the culinary gems of North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Africa, including restaurants such as Pujol, Mexico City; Rosa Mexicano, San Francisco; Tulancingo de Valle in N.Y.; Bouchon in LA; as well as in fondas, small town kitchens, and corner stands, Elizabeth has become an official international foodie.
Those experiences and the years spent helping in her grandmother’s Mexican restaurant in Cuernavaca, Mexico, gave her the knowledge and confidence to develop a menu that is both bold and creative, and that makes use of ingredients that have given Mexican food its international acclaim.
That dedication earned Sabor a Mi Grill the recognition as one of the few best restaurants in the Inland Empire by the Daily Bulletin.
Not satisfied with building a successful business, Chef Liz, in conjunction with organizations in the County of San Bernardino, are working on a project that will feed 200 to 300 families in need. To her, true success includes giving back to her community and the families in the area.
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A native of Cali, Colombia, Liliana Andriani is the owner of Angel Jewelers, which has been an iconic business in Rancho Cucamonga since 1989. For over two decades, Liliana has proudly offered exquisite jewelry to an ever-growing and high-standard clientele.
Over the years, Liliana has used her formal business education to cultivate a niche in the fine jewelry industry, and she has deepened that competitive advantage by completing studies in colored stones, diamonds, pearls, and a certification as an Accredited Jewelry Professional.
Liliana isn’t just great at networking, she’s passionate about serving the community and can frequently be found supporting worthy causes, among them: Soroptimist International of Baldy View, Growing Pains, Cross Roads, The San Bernardino County Museum Association, Foothill Family Shelter. She is also a proud member of NLBWA-Inland Empire, Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, Chaffey College Alumni, and Gemological Institute of America Alumni.To connect with her on LinkedIn, click here.