Friday, October 30, 2015

Local Hispanic business leaders talk millennials, familia, road bumps and opportunity

District Taco co-owner and CEO Osiris Hoil received some good advice not long after he came to the U.S.: “You don’t need to work hard; you need to work smart.”

When Hoil couldn’t afford a formal education to learn English on his restaurant salary, working 70 hours a week, he found his own way. After his shifts, around 10 p.m., the 18-year-old would spend time in the restaurant’s bar, talking to people.

“The drunk people were teaching me the words that I’d need to know,” Hoil said lightheartedly but sincerely at the D.C. Hispanic Impact Summit on Friday, drawing laughter from the audience.

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