Negocios Now announces today their first list of Latinos 40 Under 40 in Chicago, to be celebrated with a special digital edition and an event in February.
The 40 talented Latinos were selected after a three-month nomination period, and they represent business, government, nonprofits, politics, sports and education, among other fields
“Just as we had anticipated, the honorees are young Latinos with tremendous talent who not only give their legacy for the Hispanic community, but for society as a whole,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher and editor-in-chief of Nicado Publishing Company, owner of Negocios Now. “They are the present and the future of this city and we are very proud to have them as part of our first list of Latinos 40 Under 40 in Chicago.
“Many of them are millennials, a segment very important to Negocios Now, which, since its foundation in 2007, has made an effort to be a bridge between different generations in the Hispanic community,” Nicado continued.
To celebrate the achievements of this younger generation of Latino trailblazers who are making their mark on Chicago, Negocios Now is organizing a presentation and networking event Feb. 18 at Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St., in Chicago.
The inaugural members of the Latino 40 Under 40 in Chicago cohort are on Negocios Now web site.
Nicado Publishing launched with resounding success the first Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago two years ago, publishing a Negocios Now special edition and hosting a gala event to recognize the Latino leadership in various fields.
Founded in 2007, Negocios Now is a national award-winning publication and the Midwest’s most dynamic news source for growing Hispanic businesses, focusing primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs and economic development in the Latino community.
Negocios Now has received 12 awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). In May 2012, The Chicago Headline Club, a leading association of local professional journalists, awarded Negocios Now the Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence, a first for a Hispanic newspaper in Chicago.