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BMO Harris Bank presents Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago as Diamond Sponsor

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  BMO Harris Bank is heading up the list of sponsors for Negocios Now’s latest Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago compilation. The Chicago-based bank is the Diamond Sponsor of the 2015 Who’s Who gala event and special edition magazine and is joined by American Family Insurance, Nielsen, Wintrust Bank, Comcast, Chevrolet, ComEd and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as supporters.

There were more than 200 nominations for Negocios Now’s second annual special edition of “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago,” many of whom will be recognized during the release of the magazine at the Who’s Who Gala on June 12 at the Chicago Cultural Center

“BMO Harris Bank is proud to sponsor the 2015 Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala because it celebrates the successes and great work of dynamic leaders in our Latino community,” said Robert Pantoja, Latino Banking Program Manager and Vice President of BMO Harris Bank. “We’re committed to investing in the growth of Latino-owned businesses and the communities we serve across our footprint.”

Nielsen, a first-time supporter of “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” also praised the initiative

“The voice of the Latino consumer matters, and collaborating with Negocios Now allows us to highlight this as we celebrate Chicago’s most prominent Latino leaders,” said Trina Fresco, Vice President of U.S. Community Alliances, Events and Engagement for Nielsen.

With at least 10 current sponsors, Nicado expects to announce additional corporate support in the coming weeks”We are very pleased with the fantastic support that this edition and event have received from both corporations and community members in our effort to recognize leadership and accomplishments in our Hispanic community,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher.Negocios Now, a national award winning publication, made history last year with the first ever “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago,” which featured a list of the most prominent Hispanics in the metropolitan area. Nominees come from a variety of sectors including business, corporate, health, media, education and culture, nonprofit and government.

About Negocios Now
Negocios Now was founded in 2007 and is published by Nicado Publishing Company. The national award-winning publication is the Midwest’s most dynamic news source for growing Hispanic businesses, focusing primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs and economic development in the Latino community. In 2011 Negocios Now received the “Outstanding Business Publication” and “Outstanding Business Article” awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications. 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. Publisher Clemente Nicado, is the author of “Así lo hicieron”, a 2012 book featuring profiles of outstanding Hispanic business people in the Chicago area. Negocios Now received two additional national awards in 2014. Nicado is a NAHP’s Board Member

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