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BMO Harris Bank to return as Diamond Sponsor of Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala


 Once again BMO Harris Bank will be the Diamond Sponsor of the annual Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala, to be held July 8 at the Chicago Cultural Center.

  Established in 1882, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest. The company provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through more than 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in eight states. BMO Harris Bank’s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S.

  Last year BMO Harris was the Diamond Sponsor of the second annual gala, which featured award presentations for Business of the Year, Community Champion, the Latinas in Business Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and El Amigo de Negocios Now, along with recognition of one special corporation for its commitment to the Hispanic community.

  “We are pleased to support the Negocios Now Who’s Who Gala, which celebrates those Hispanic leaders in the Chicagoland area who are defining success in their own way,” said Lucino Sotelo, Chief Marketing Officer, BMO Harris Bank. “This is a great collaborative effort that will help existing and emerging leaders get the recognition they have earned and find new sources of inspiration in the community.”

  BMO Harris Bank joins other sponsors that have also announced they will be part of Negocios Now’s unique recognition of the Hispanic leadership in Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area with a special edition that will be released the day of gala. Negocios Now will announce additional sponsors of the event in the coming months.

  Negocios Now is still accepting nominations for the 2016 Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Special Edition. Candidates will come from a variety of industries including business, non-profit, media, cultural and education, government, healthcare, and the corporate sector.

  Community members are welcome to nominate eligible candidates based on criteria that have been established for each category. Nominations can be submitted on the Negocios Now website at www.negociosnow.com/whoiswho. The deadline for nominations is May 15.

  A selection committee made up of prominent Hispanic leaders in the Chicago area will choose from the nominees based on the criteria.

 “We will have in the upcoming Who’s Who Special Edition prior nominees along with outstanding Latinos who have not been included in previous editions,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher and editor-in-chief of Negocios Now. “This combination of talent is what makes this special edition unique, said Clemente Nicado, Founder & Publisher of Negocios Now.