September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage month. Oscar Reyes, founder of UCC Networks, is Mexican American and spent much of his childhood and adolescence split between his hometown of Chicago, Illinois and his family’s hometown in Durango, MX.
Oscar was primarily raised by his grandmother, as his mother worked tireless days to provide for her family. “My grandma was my everything, she was my rock.” shared Oscar. At the age of 16, Oscar bought and ran his first business, a car wash, with his grandmother’s support.
“My family grew up with nothing. My brothers and I would collect aluminum cans just to go to the store and buy chips and pop or save to buy our favorite toy and video games,” recalled Oscar. “To me, being Mexican American means working hard, surrounding yourself with the love of family and friends, and celebrating the music, food, and stories of Mexican culture. My grandma was an amazing storyteller. Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to share and celebrate Hispanic and Latino stories and culture with others.”
“As the founder of my own business, and as a Mexican American, I hustle every day so that my customers know I can provide the best solutions for them.”
What is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into US federal law on August 17, 1988 and is a 30-day period honoring Hispanic and Latino communities. The celebratory period encompasses the independence anniversaries of many Latin American countries:
- September 15 – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
- September 16 – Mexico
- September 18 – Chile
To me, being Mexican American means working hard, surrounding yourself with the love of family and friends, and celebrating the music, food, and stories of Mexican culture.
My grandma was my everything, she was my rock.
About UCC Networks
UCC Networks is a leading provider of unified communications and contact center solutions, tailored for business, financial, government, healthcare, retail, and international industries. Certified in multiple UCaaS and CCaaS partner programs, UCC Networks simplifies calling, messaging, meetings, and the customer journey experience. UCC Networks also offers multiple financial options, including leasing. Contact us for more information.