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Local Latino business leaders reacted to the election of Donald Trump with cautious optimism and a desire to move past the often-hostile rhetoric of the presidential campaign.

"Let's not panic. Let's work together to make things right," Robert Tijerina, CEO and founder of Private One Aviation and Premium Spirits, said Wednesday.

Tijerina said he hopes his private jet and tequila companies will benefit from policy changes under the upcoming Republican administration. He said he wants to hire more employees for both businesses but that the current tax system for small-business owners and financial burdens related to the Affordable Care Act make that difficult. He didn't expect more than the status quo from Hillary Clinton.

Read more at the Houston Chronicle's website below.

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