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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Melao Bakery of Kissimmee, Florida as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week.

Rubio released the following video message to congratulate Melao Bakery as the Senate Small Business of the Week. A broadcast quality version can be found here.

“As Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, it is my pleasure to honor Melao Bakery as the Senate Small Business of the Week.

“It was founded in 2009 and Melao Bakery is a family owned and operated restaurant that is run by Eduardo Colón and Denisse Torres.

“They are originally from Puerto Rico, Eduardo and Denisse have created a place where families can enjoy traditional Puerto Rican cuisine in Kissimmee, Florida, a city many Puerto Ricans now call home.

“Melao Bakery not only provides delicious pastries and cuisine, but it also serves as a meeting place for Hispanics in the local area.

“Since its founding, Melao has expanded to two locations in Kissimmee and Orlando, employing more than 150 Floridians. 

“In 2014, Melao Bakery was presented with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for its leadership in creating employment opportunities in Central Florida. 

“Melao Bakery is a shining example of how dignified work can lead to grassroots engagement and successful business expansion. 

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, I am proud to highlight Melao Bakery for their dedication to Florida’s community.” 

As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senator Rubio continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to the Small Business Administration and investigates all problems relating to America’s small businesses.