By Brook Oyler
On July 19th Hub101’s Community Relations Manager, Greg Monterrosa will be accepting an award as the winner of Pacific Coast Business Times Latino Business Award in the Higher Education category. The ceremony will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.
The Latino Business Awards is an annual ceremony that honors business men and women in the west coast Tri-county area; Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo; to reflect their outstanding achievement as leaders in their communities.
Monterrosa grew up in South Central Los Angeles and is a first generation American. His parents are from El Salvador. He said his mother first came to the U.S. without knowing the language or anyone and has now become a successful business owner with hair salons across Los Angeles.
“Entrepreneurship was a part of growing up, so it’s neat and I’m super proud that I come from a hard-working culture,” Monterrosa said.
Greg was nominated by his peers, colleagues, and friends in the region. They recognized his mentorship for entrepreneurs, guidance to students, and most of all inspires people to make their dreams a reality.
Monterrosa said his mother taught him, “the sky is the limit and as long as you put in the work, good things happen.”
Monterrosa works very closely with our community, students, alimni and staff at Cal Lutheran and often participates in events at the school, as well as hosts events at Hub101. His “Welcome Home” signature greeting to newcomers at Hub101 is what inspires people to step out of their comfort zone and Start Something.
Although he helps guide his Cal Lutheran student staff who are called ‘doers’; often times he suggests the doers to make things happen on their own. This mentality helps push the students to branch out and create their own ideas and eventually become entrepreneurs on their own.
This award is a celebration of the work Monterrosa has and continues to do for the Cal Lutheran community, region and everyone else who has gotten the chance to cross paths with him.
Operated by Cal Lutheran University in Westlake Village, CA, Hub101 offers a coworking and programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, grow, and scale their startups with the help of mentors, coaches and service providers.