Thanks to the generosity of CAR CREDIT the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay received a grant to create a contest to benefit the community. Through this generous grant, CAR CREDIT went the extra mile to offer a van to our winners of the “Empresario Emprendedor” contest. YÜJ enlightened granola owners, Massiel and Fernando Villanueva were the lucky recipients thanks to Car Credit

The contest garnered numerous entries and though a panel of judges, the award was presented along with various prizes including the van.

“We are so happy and honored to have received this award.  It means to much to our business as we are just starting to grow and need the capacity to deliver more product to our customers and this will definitely help.” said Massiel.

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YÜJ (you-jay) Granola is all about unity. Unity in food, family, and community. As an on-the-mom,  Massiel was always on the hunt, searching for snacks that met her high nutritional standards, and could be enjoyed by the whole family. And then the unexpected happened! She was introduced to an amazing granola that met her strict nutritional standards. Massiel, a yogi with culinary education, and her brother Fernando, an IT wiz and entrepreneur ( who makes an excellent taste-tester but whose culinary experience expands no farther than watching Food Network), began tweaking the original recipe and perfected their own granola, making it part of the family.  The word was out, and they began producing their tasty granola in bulk. YÜJ Enlightened Granola was born.

They granola “Enlightened”, because it is much more than a granola. Enlightened granola boasts seven different kinds of nuts and seeds, packing an antioxidant punch unlike any other! YUJ is a nutrient dense “feel good” snack that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Massiel will be speaking at the next chamber luncheon so please join us and learn more about their business. 

Congratulations to our winners.  Best of luck on your endeavors and we will see you at the next luncheon!


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