Meet the state’s youngest Hispanic CEO.
Felix Castillo, 10, is responsible for launching Felix’s Famous Cookies. The 5th grader came up with the idea to make a splash at his school’s craft fair. The business has taken off.
The cookie recipe comes from his grandmother who passed away before she could see how popular they would become. The family estimates that they make anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 cookies a day.
Felix will soon be traveling to New York to compete in the national Samuel Adams: Brewing the American Dream Contest for small businesses.
This year Felix also became a poster child for the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as they try to promote the importance of Hispanic businesses. Omar Duque, Executive Director for the Chamber says, “If Hispanic owned businesses were to achieve parity of revenue in Illinois it would mean an additional 68 billion dollars for the Illinois economy.”
Felix is headed to New York to compete in the national Samuel Adams: Brewing the American Dream Contest for small businesses.
More info: www.felixsfamouscookies.com