Kansas City - Cradle of Entrepreneurs Series Closes during Global Entrepreneurship Week with Clara Reyes at The Kansas City Public Library

For Immediate Release:
November 11, 2011
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Kansas City - Cradle of Entrepreneurs Series Closes during Global Entrepreneurship Week with Clara Reyes at The Kansas City Public Library

Global Entrepreneurship Week closes as Library Director Crosby Kemper III conducts a public conversation with Clara Reyes, founder of the Kansas City bilingual newspaper, Dos Mundos, on Friday, November 18, 2011, at noon at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

A native of Mexico, Reyes quickly discovered upon moving to the Kansas City metropolitan area that routine American tasks did not come easy for residents who were unfamiliar with the English language. After several years, Reyes founded Dos Mundos in 1981 as a bilingual newspaper to educate Hispanics on handling necessary American tasks. The award-winning newspaper's growth has mirrored that of the Hispanic community in Kansas City. It has a circulation of over 20,000 and a mission to be an innovative, beneficial source of information and education.

The discussion is part of Kansas City - Cradle of Entrepreneurs, an ongoing series of public conversations with some of Kansas City's most iconic and innovative business founders. Reyes' discussion also serves as one of three Library events during Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative co-founded by Kauffman Foundation CEO Carl Schramm involving 115 countries while celebrating job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life and drive economic growth. Other Kansas City entrepreneurs participating in the public discussions are Danny O'Neill of The Roasterie, who precedes Reyes on Tuesday, November 15, and Ollie Gates of Gates Bar-B-Q on Wednesday, November 16.

Admission to the conversation with Reyes is free. A light buffet at 11:30 a.m. precedes the presentation. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. The event is co-sponsored by Truman Medical Centers and will be broadcast live on KYYS 1250 AM.

Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.