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Canela Media’s founder Isabel Rafferty to be keynote speaker at Negocios Now Gala


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Isabel Rafferty Zavala, founder and CEO of the leading digital media tech company Canela Media and winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Award, will be the keynote speaker at the Negocios Now Gala this Friday, July 15.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Isabel, a young entrepreneur with an extraordinary vision that is amply demonstrated in the impetuous progress of Canela Media,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.

 Isabel was featured on the cover of Negocios Now in last February’s edition, after the publication learned that as a result of one of its articles, she had received seed capital from Angeles Investors. She ended up raising $35 million for Canela Media.

 In a profile, Forbes magazine highlights that the nascent company effectively connects brands with multicultural audiences through various touch points, including its newly launched free-to-stream platform, Canela.TV; influencer marketing; branded content; and more than 180 exclusive Spanish-language sites.

Isabel is recognized in the industry for her avant-garde approach and success in launching digital marketing companies and is regarded as one of the most accomplished Hispanic business leaders in advertising. Recently, she received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 New York Award, the world’s most prestigious award for entrepreneurs.

About Negocios Now

Negocios Now is the Hispanic Business Publication in Chicago with National Distribution founded by Clemente Nicado, former International Correspondent and one of the founder of HOY, the Chicago Tribune Hispanic daily newspaper. 

Negocios Now is currently the only Hispanic business publication in Illinois. It is now distributed nationally in digital format.
The publication reaches out thousands entrepreneurs with its print publications and digital platform We inform Latino businesses on good business strategies. We connect companies that offer B2B services through our networking events. Negocios Now has receive more than 20 national awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications, and a “Peter Lisagor Award” for General Excellence in 2012.

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