September Honoree:

Eligio Peña

Business Owner

When Eligio Peña emigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in 1970, he brought his love for people and for community.      But it was in a small convenience store in New York where those twin passions began to take root.  Working at the store with his uncle, Peña quickly discovered he had a knack for customer service and an entrepreneurial spirit. After several years, Peña and his uncle bought the business.  “When I came to the country at 19 years old, I had no idea I would end up owning my own business,” says Peña. Peña had a... Read Full Bio

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The Heritage Calendar 2015

The Heritage Calendar honors men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African Americans in the State. In addition to monthly honorees, the calendar also highlights dates of significance in North Carolina and nationally.

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