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Nicado Publishing launches “500 Hispanic Small Businesses”  campaign

 Nicado Publishing launched a campaign called 500 Hispanic Small Businesses as an initiative to help promote businesses.

  The campaign offers the opportunity to corporations and pro-business organizations to join NPC by sponsoring businesses in the community that currently need this help.

   Based in Chicago, Nicado Publishing is the owner of Negocios Now and El Chicago Hispano and prints more than half a million copies with an estimated 1.5 million print readers. The publications reach hundreds of thousands of readers through its digital platform.

 “Promoting businesses is the best thing we have done since we founded Negocios Now 14 years ago. It has been a great challenge for our team, but with the pandemic, the challenge is even greater,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of NPC.

   “Our businesses need today more than ever to have promotion to reach customers or to help them cover losses from the Covid-19 restrictions. Negocios Now wants to be on the front line in that important mission. We are actively seeking sponsors to join us,” said Nicado.

    Launched in 2007, Negocios Now is a multi-award-winning publication that focuses almost exclusively on issues that most concern Latino businesses, while El Chicago Hispano is a general-issue publication.

   “Our team of journalists is excited about this initiative. We continue to buy ethics with our business community and also with the periodical quality that is what has made NPC an award-winning national media company”, he affirmed.

Vicky Arroyo is the new Chief Operating Officer of Resurrection Project

Chicago.- (HINA Wire) – Vicky Arroyo has joined The Resurrection Project as its new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

 Vicky has been on TRP‘s board for several years and has been the Chair for the last two years.  She stepped down from the board to take on this exciting new role and opportunity. 

Mrs. Arroyo was a senior bank executive with over 25 years of practice developing successful strategies to exceed several banks’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) investment objectives and community development goals. 

  “Vicky is an effective leader with experience in building and managing teams that have exceeded its financial and CRA goals. Mrs. Arroyo has worked extensively in multiple lines businesses and closely with C-suite executives during her banking career”, said the organization.

  She has ample knowledge in Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage Lending, and Community Development Lending specializing in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) financing. Before her current role, Vicky, as President of MB Financial Bank’s Community Development Corporation, also managed the bank’s charitable foundation efforts, employee volunteer initiatives, and special loan programs with government and non-profit partners.  

 Vicky, who grew up in Little Village and McKinley Park, earned a bachelor’s in Accounting from DePaul University and resides with her family in Chicago’s Northwest side.  

Raul I. Raymundo will continue his role as Chief Executive Officer as he works with Vicky and other TRP leaders to fulfill its mission as the organization continues to grow and expands its vision to create healthier communities.

Chicago Mayor announces broad loosening of regulations

Chicago (HINA Wire) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city is moving today to the Chicago Bridge Phase of its COVID-19 plan. This increases capacity limits across industries.

 In addition to a broad loosening of regulations, all businesses will have the opportunity to take advantage of the vaccine exemption beginning today. 

 The exemption has three components:

  1. Fully vaccinated individuals do not count towards COVID-19 capacity limits (but 6 feet of social distancing must still be maintained)
  2. Bars, restaurants and other establishments that allow onsite consumption of food or alcohol can increase table or party size above the limit of 10 if all patrons age 16 and over at a table or within a party are fully vaccinated.  
  3. Late Hour Liquor licensees can operate without hour restrictions if only fully vaccinated patrons are permitted to enter. While all bars and restaurants are allowed to stay open under standard hours in the Chicago Bridge Phase, this will allow Late Hour establishments to stay open until 4 a.m. Monday through Saturday morning, and through 5 a.m. on Sunday morning if all patrons are fully vaccinated. 

 Businesses that choose to take advantage of the vaccine exemption are responsible for managing their capacity and admission procedures to verify that patrons are fully vaccinated, defined as 14 days following their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

 At a minimum, businesses are required to track which customers are under vaccine exemption during their time in the establishment and demonstrate the process to onsite investigators upon request. For a full overview of the vaccine exemption, read this Frequently Asked Questions document.

 While the Chicago Bridge Phase represents a broad loosening of regulations, certain regulations remain in place, including the requirement to maintain 6 feet of social distance and to wear face coverings at all times except in limited circumstances, such as when patrons are actively eating or drinking. These regulations apply even to patrons who are fully vaccinated.

To read the full set of rules, click here.