Meet Chicago Northwest with Mario Farfan

Mario Farfan; Veteran On the Move

In this episode of Veteran On the Move, Joe is joined by Army Veteran Mario Farfan. Mario is the Group Sales Leader Account Executive of Group Sales at Meet Chicago Northwest. He transitioned from the Army and after attending college started a 20-year career in banking. Seeing the need in his local community, Mario started the Northwest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Joe and Mario discuss the power of networking and why Veteran entrepreneurs need to leverage local resources.  



About Our Guest   

Mario Farfan has over 22 years of community and business development experience working in key roles in banking including regional manager and branch manager throughout the markets of Chicago and surrounding suburbs as well as Milwaukee. He is also a U.S. Army veteran, proud dad of 4 and is committed to serving his community.

In 2015, Mario founded the Northwest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This chamber primarily serve Dupage, Kane, Lake and Suburban Cook counties with a direct focus on business development in the Latino market. The chamber continues to grow as Mario established for the chamber to serve its members who are business owners who get help in every stage of their business from startups to financial management for ongoing success and access to resources. Mario established strong relationships and connections with community leaders and associations in which the chamber partners with on a regular basis to provide the support that our local business owners can readily draw upon to help grow their business.

Mario’s involvement in the CRA, BRG and Diversity boards has been one avenue to his dedication to these communities and continues to demonstrate his community knowledge and connections to create a larger impact. Most of the communities he has served in his career have been in the LMI or HM areas. These areas are close to his heart as he himself grew up in similar neighborhoods in Chicago.



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