By Diana Garcia

Meet Mary Lou Lugo, an Austinite unicorn (someone born and raised in Austin, Texas). For the last 10 years Mary Lou has dedicated her life to the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, graduated in their Hispanic Leadership class of 2020, and has volunteered at EGBI.

Mary Lou shares her experience as a volunteer at EGBI, and how you can get involved too. 

Hi Mary Lou! To get started tell us a fun fact about yourself that many people may not know. 

I was a HUB certified business owner; the name of my company was 4D Printing. My biggest customer was the Texas Lottery where I printed for them for 20 years. 

How have you volunteered for EGBI?

I have volunteered as a committee member for Celebrating Success.

Why do you think it is important to support and volunteer with EGBI?

EGBI is a tremendous advocate of helping people become entrepreneurs. Supporting EGBI in turn supports new small businesses.

“EGBI is a strong advocate of helping small businesses which helps stimulate the local economy and create and sustain jobs.” Mary Lou, Volunteer

Why is it important for EGBI to help small businesses in Central Texas? 

Small businesses are the heart of Central Texas and need our support. 

In 2020, volunteers put in more than 130 hours to help EGBI support and serve over 400 small businesses. Volunteers like Mary Lou make this possible and continue to help EGBI pursue their mission of training ,coaching, and supporting aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business. 

Want to get involved too? Contact us to find out how to get involved.