Hosted by the Abilene Chamber Hispanic Business Council, Business Mercado (Market) is an annual showcase of business products and services with the intent of building the bridge with the Hispanic consumer. Open to all businesses interested in connecting with the Hispanic market, this high energy, family friendly event spotlights the Hispanic culture in Abilene with mariachis, ballet folklorico and other family fun activities throughout the day. Business Mercado leverages branding and marketing opportunities, while benefiting from business-to-business and business-to-consumer networking.
Business Mercado is sponsored by Happy State Bank, Arrow Ford and Telemundo Abilene.
Click here to view a map and a list of exhibitors.
Schedule of Events
8:30 am – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the Abilene Chamber Redcoats
9:00 am – Doors open to the public
10:00 – 10:30 am Mariachi Band Performance
10:30 – 11:00 am – Ballet Folklorico del Big Country
11:00-11:30 am – Mariachi Band Performance
11:30 – 11:45 am – Don Francisco with El Chacal de la trumpete
11:45 am – 12:00 pm– Mariachi Band Performance
12:00 – 12:30 pm – St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Ballet Folklorico
12:30 – 1:00 pm – Mariachi Band Performance
Here at the Abilene Chamber, we’re committed to creating and providing an environment where you feel comfortable, but also have the freedom to do business. Here are a few guidelines we’ll be following:
- To protect your health and the health of others, masks will be strongly encouraged and will be on-hand for those who do not have one.
- We’ll have multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility as well as signage encouraging one way traffic at our larger events.
- Unsure of if the person you’re wanting to visit with is physically distancing? We’ll have colored bracelets on-hand to help you communicate to those around you which measures you are practicing. A red will mean no contact, yellow elbows only while still being cautious, blue hi-five and handshakes with frequent sanitizing.
- We ask that if you do not feel well or have an inkling that you have been exposed to stay home.
- Thanks to our partner, Armament Shield Abilene’s Germ Killer, we have access to Breathe-In technology that will help disinfect the air at our larger events in the hope to mitigate viruses.