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Tropical Financial celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Tropical Financial Credit Union
By Tropical Financial Credit Union - April 17, 2024

Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. Join us in recognizing Hispanics’ contributions to Florida’s economic strength and growth with this year’s national theme, “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America.” By one estimate, Hispanic-owned businesses contribute $800 billion to the U.S. economy every year. Those companies, which range from Carvana to the Los Angeles Angels nationally, and Mastec, Fanjul Corporation, and The Related Group in Florida, employ about 3 million workers.

Tropical Financial Credit Union recognizes the importance of Hispanics in Florida. There are over 5.5 million people with ancestors from the Americas and Spain living in the state, many of them in the eight counties that the credit union serves. Hispanics make up over 27% of Florida’s population as a whole.

Did you know this about Hispanic Heritage Month?

  • The acknowledgment began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week with a declaration from President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month.
  • The celebration begins on September 15 because it marks the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The cultural recognition continues on September 16 to mark the same holiday in Mexico and on September 18 in Chile.

During the month, Hispanic Tropical Financial employees are wearing the pins of the country they represent. Our credit union has long been committed to representing the communities it serves through its workforce and the services it provides.

Tropical Financial services for Hispanic members

Year-round, the credit union ensures it is meeting the needs of its Hispanic members through:

  • Get Beyond Money, whose resources and coaching sessions with our staff can be done in Spanish. The credit union’s online education and community-building program helps people secure financial peace of mind and security.
  • A designated option on main telephone lines for Spanish speakers so that they can receive all services from a team member fluent in their language. Call 305-261-8328 in Miami-Dade or 1-888-261-8328 from all other areas for help.
  • Spanish-language videos in our branches that inform visitors of accounts, services, and benefits of being a member.
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion newsletter that goes out to staff with information on resources available to the Hispanic community
  • A dedicated webpage in Spanish for members that provides information on deposits, loans, and commercial services with a contact form to receive a prompt callback in their language.

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