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USHCC announces its 2021 national conference in Las Vegas

  Washington, DC HINA Wire – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will host its 2021 National Conference this year in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 26-28, 2021.
    The event is the largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community and serves as the meeting ground for thousands of community leaders and advocates; elected and appointed officials; our national network of more than 260 affiliated Hispanic Chambers of Commerce; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; entrepreneurs; college students and more. This will be the 42nd Annual USHCC National Conference.
    “The State of Nevada is eager to welcome the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s National Conference this September. Nevada has worked hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we reopened safely and responsibly – with strong protections in place for workers and visitors,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “In Nevada, our diverse culture and community is our strength, and I am glad that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognizes that and is bringing thousands of Hispanic leaders to the Silver State,” he added.
   This will be the first time in the USHCC’s 42-year history as a national small business association advocating for Hispanic-owned businesses that the Annual National Conference will be held in the Silver State. While Latinos comprise 18.3 percent of the U.S. population, Latinos are responsible for 78 percent of the growth of the U.S. labor force since 2008, according to a recent report from the Latino Donor Collaborative.
     At our USHCC Legislative Summit this past March, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen said in her remarks, “If history is any guide, Hispanic-owned businesses will drive a large portion of the [economic] recovery. From 2007-12, the number of Latino-owned businesses grew by 3.3%. It doesn’t sound like much until you see that non-Latino-owned businesses declined by 3.6% during the same period. I’m confident Hispanic entrepreneurs can lead us out of crisis again. Hispanic workers can power our recovery— potentially in an even bigger way than a decade ago— so long as we remove some of the longstanding barriers that have been in the way of prosperity.”
    “The mission of the USHCC is to build an ecosystem to accelerate Hispanic business growth and prosperity and we do this through developing better access and innovation to capital, capacity-building, and connections for America’s 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses. Our number one goal is to rebuild confidence in our economy and to provide our Hispanic-owned businesses with the tools that they need to create wealth for their families,” said Alice Rodriguez, Head of Community Impact and Managing Director for JPMorgan Chase and Chair of the USHCC Board of Directors.
    Latinos account for 30% of the population in Nevada and Nevada has the sixth-largest share of Latino eligible voters nationwide. The Latino community in the United States represents an annual economic impact of $2.6 Trillion.
   “The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is excited to host our 2021 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, a state and city fueled by the economic power, tenacity, and resilience of Hispanic-owned businesses,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, USHCC President & CEO. “We are a nationwide network led by our Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and the gold standard of economic empowerment of our small businesses is led by Peter Guzman, President & CEO of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. We are proud and honored to host our largest event of the year in one of the largest Latino communities in America. On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are thankful to community leaders in Las Vegas and across Nevada for the warm welcome, and we are excited to host our largest annual conference yet in the Entertainment Capital of the World,” added Cavazos.
   Three days of more than 25 workshops, exciting keynote speakers, engagement from local, state, and federal government officials, informative plenary sessions, and inspiring remarks from leading business experts across several fields are at the center of a Conference experience that seeks to inform and empower our community and spotlight the integral role of Latinos politically, economically and socially.
“To come out of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and immediately be selected as the U.S. host for the 2021 USHCC Annual National Conference is just a great honor for our wonderful city and speaks wonders about the Latin Chamber and how very far we’ve come as a vibrant organization here in Nevada. Furthermore, Las Vegas is the Sports & Entertainment Capital of the World and this event will shine a bright light on all we have to offer,” said Peter Guzman, President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Nevada.
The conference will also feature the participation of the nation’s leading elected officials and presidential appointees who will connect with an audience of more than 1,000 national stakeholders representing the fastest growing demographic in America—Latinos.
Interested media can obtain media credentials for the 2021 USHCC Annual National Conference can complete their free registration by contacting Brianna Dimas, Vice President of Programs and Communications, USHCC at bdimas@ushcc.com.
General registration will open soon. More information will be made available at ushccconference.com. Virtual attendance will also be welcomed and facilitated.

EN VIVO: Biden participa en cumbre de Cámara de Comercio Hispana de EE.UU.

Biden participará en cumbre

El presidente Joe Biden tiene previsto pronunciar este martes un discurso en la Cumbre Legislativa de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Estados Unidos (USHCC), que se celebrará esta semana, informó la organización en su sitio web.

Biden será el orador principal del evento virtual, de acuerdo con el programa de la USHCC. El mandatario tiene planeado pronunciar su discurso en la apertura del encuentro.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that President @JoeBiden will be joining us at our 2021 @USHCC Virtual Legislative Summit! Register today: https://t.co/jK15bMmPy5#USHCCLegislative pic.twitter.com/6Sd0VwdYyg


La vicepresidente Kamala Harris también será oradora de la cumbre, el miércoles 31 de marzo a las 11 de la mañana hora del este, en el plenario denominado “Building Back America Through Hispanic Businesses”.

El evento anual también contará con la participación de Janet Yellen, secretaria del Departamento del Tesoro; Alejandro Mayorkas, secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional; Isabella Casillas Guzmán, administradora de la Small Business Administration; Nydia Velázquez, presidenta del Comité de Pequeños Negocios de la Cámara de Representantes y el senador por California, Alex Padilla, entre otros.

Aquí puede encontrar la lista de todos los oradores y aquí la agenda completa del evento.

 

Redacción 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

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci will be a featured speaker today during the NAHP 2020 Convention

Hispanic News Agency
Washington, DC- (HINA)- Dr. Anthony Fauci will be a featured speaker today during the NAHP 2020 Convention –Virtually Everywhere. 
  The session will start at 1 pm EST (1:00 pm CT). The zoom link to access the session is here
   Dr. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Chief, NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institutes of Health, will provide a fireside chat on the topic of the pandemic during his participation today, Tuesday, September 22.
This is the schedule.
  Dr. Elena Rios, President, and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) will moderate the discussion.Since January 2020, he has been one of the lead members of the Trump administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Fauci is one of the world’s leading experts on infectious diseases and during the early stages of the pandemic. The New York Times described Fauci as one of the most trusted medical figures in the United States

  As a physician with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fauci has served American public health in various capacities for more than 50 years and has been an advisor to every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan. He has made contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiency diseases, both as a scientist and as the head of the NIAID at the NIH. From 1983 to 2002, Fauci was one of the world’s most frequently-cited scientists across all scientific journals.

  The NAHP 2020 Convention program begins Monday, September 21, and concludes on Friday, September 25. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in one or both of the scheduled sessions each day of the convention.
Tuesday’s session is focused on the healthcare adversity faced by the Latino/Hispanic community and participants will be able to submit questions via the virtual platform. (Hispanic News Agency-HINA)

Register here

NAHP National Conference goes virtual

The 2020 National Association of Hispanic Publications’ Conference Goes Virtual! This virtual convention and business expo gather industry, business, and government leaders from around the United States and Mexico to provide NAHP members with the opportunity to explore best practices, innovative online strategies, and build positive relationships to better serve the Hispanic readership nationwide. With our updated virtual format, you are able to join from the safety and comfort of your own home. Click here to register.

2020 USHCC National Conference

2020 National Conference

Each year the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the largest assembly of Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, procurement leaders, small business members, international trade experts, and champions from more than 250 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce from across the country at our 41st Annual National Conference.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are combining our spring Legislative Summit event while embracing the latest in virtual technology to deliver a historic gathering with all the traditional features including new opportunities to strengthen strategic long-lasting business partnerships through dialogue, networking, mentoring, educational workshops, great speakers, and advocacy training- all while focusing on our global economic recovery. You will be able to join from the convenience and safety of your home while connecting with leaders from around the world.

Mark your calendars for September 27-29, 2020 as you won’t want to miss this key national business event!

Click here to register!

Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities!

ABC7’s Mark Rivera to emcee Negocios Now virtual Gala event

Chicago, (Hispanic News Agency)- ABC7 anchor and reporter Mark Rivera will be the emcee of Negocios Now’s “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” virtual Gala event to be held on August 28, 2020, at 5:30 pm CT to celebrate Hispanic leadership in Chicago.
“We are grateful to have Mark again at the Negocios Now gala and for ABC7’s continued support of Negocios Now,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher. It will be the seventh consecutive year that Negocios Now celebrates with a special edition of the publication. This year it was published at the beginning of July and dedicated its cover to recognizing Latinos who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the virtual celebration, Negocios Now will recognize the following leaders with four awards:
  • Business of the Year Award: Arthur Zayas Miller, CEO of MZI Group, Inc, a $70 million company
  • Latinas in Business Award: Brenda Garza Karhoff, president and founding principal of Garza Karhoff Engineering, LLC, a construction company
  • Community Champion Award: Rey B. Gonzalez, president and CEO of El Valor
  • El Amigo de Negocios Now: Rosa Escareño, Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
Negocios Now will also announce another special award for a Latino or Latina who has been on the front line in the fight against COVID-19.
Wintrust Community Bank serves as the main sponsor of the “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” special edition and Gala event. Additional supporters include AccentureBMOComEd, Peoples Gas, Dominican University, Hilco and Miramar Group.

Negocios Now calls to support the Global RUN/WALK to End Homelessness

Dear Friends,

I hope you are doing well and had a great weekend with your families during this difficult time.

As you know the issue of homelessness is being made worse because of the pandemic, predictions are showing a surge in drug overdoses and the number of people that will be facing evictions as a result.  The need to support the homeless with real solutions has never been more urgent.

That is why NegociosNow is a Proud Sponsor and a great long-term supporter and partner of the A Safe Haven Inaugural Global RUN/WALK To End Homelessness!

And we need your help.  Please join our NegocioNow Team to RUN and Walk To End Homelessness!

It is fun and anyone can participate from anywhere in the world. If you don’t have time to walk or run a 5k, 10k, ½ marathon or marathon by Sunday of this week, you can also donate and help us spread the word by forwarding this email!

Everything you do helps directly help change the lives of those in need and all of your support is greatly appreciated!

Here is the link to our team: https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/85644/Groups/788820

If you have any questions about how to register, please email run@ASafeHaven.org they will be happy to assist you.

To see the Opening Ceremonies and to Learn more about the cause and A Safe Haven, check out the BrandLive Event Website: https://specialevents.brand.live/c/runtoendhomelessness

Thank you so much for your support! Together we are truly transforming lives to independence and self-sufficiency!

Have a great run or walk this week & don’t forget to invite your family and friends to join the team!

Gratefully,

Clemente Nicado, President

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Negocios Now postpones “Latinos 40 Under 40” celebration over Coronavirus concerns

Chicago, March 12 – (HINA)- Negocios Now announced that it has made the prudent decision to postpone the Latino 40 Under 40 event, originally scheduled for March 26 due to the concerns for safety given the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the state of emergencies which were declared by the State of Illinois.

“For Negocios Now the most important thing now is the safety of our community. At this critical time, we responsibly are doing our part to mitigate the spread of this highly contagious virus. We want to recognize our community, but keeping our community safe is now our top priority”, said Clemente Nicado, Publisher.

As a media company, Negocios Now will monitor the progress of the epidemic and will inform our awardees, sponsors and our community of the new date when it becomes available.

 More than 200 attendees have confirmed their presence. Historically, more than 300 gather to celebrate this unique event. “We apologize for any inconvenience. We encourage all attendees to keep in contact with Negocios Now through our social media pages and NegociosNow.com to be updated as the situation evolves,” said Nicado.

For any questions, email at 40under40@negoiciosnow.com

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Negocios Now announces its list of Latinos 40 under 40 Class of 2019

The publication celebrates the 5th anniversary of this initiative in the Chicago area.

Chicago, 12 February 2020— Negocios Now announced today its list of Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 recognizing the leadership of young Latinos in the Chicago Area. The celebration and award ceremony will take place at Latinicity, on March 26.

  This is Negocios Now’s fifth group of Latino leaders under 40 in Chicago since the publication launched this initiative in 2015. Last year the company celebrated a similar event for the first time in New York City.

  “We couldn’t be more excited to have another group of talented Latinos on our list and also to have received such positive feedback about the impact that Latinos 40 under 40 has had in the community”, said Clemente Nicado, Negocios Now’s publisher.

  “I cannot believe that we have recognized over 240 young Latino leaders since we launched this initiative in 2015. They are Latinos who make a difference today and are the hope of the future”, said Nicado.

  Remy Martin is the main sponsor of the event that this year will also be supported by ComEd, BMO, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and others. Negocios Now will announce other sponsors shortly.

 The 40 recipients were selected after an over four-month nomination period. This year Negocios Now had record participation. They represent businesses, corporate, government, nonprofits, design and education, among other fields.

“In 2015, when we started, we faced the challenge to find young Latino leaders in the city. Today we face the challenge of choosing 40 among over 100 nominations. Many of them deserve to be part of the list. They will be considered for next year”, said Nicado.

The Latinos 40 Under 40 celebration and networking event will be held on Thursday,  March 26, from 6 to 10 pm. at Latinicity, 108 N. Street, Chicago (Block 37).

Below the list of Negocios Now’s Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2019:

1- Alma Anaya, Cook County Commissioner

2- Jessica Barrera, Founder, West Town Realty

3- Maria Bocanegra, Illinois Commerce Commission Commissioner

4- Yolanda Carrillo, Illinois Department of Labor Chief Legal Counsel

5- Emilio Carrillo, Doctor of Dental Surgery, FMR Center

6- Christian Castañeda, Project Engineer, Alar Engineering Corporation

7- Andrea Cicola,  Sr. Manager of Client Partnerships, PACO Collective

8- Ximena Cortez, Jr.QA Engineer, Kenna Security 

9- Tony Diaz, Senior Program Director, After School Matters 

10- Chris Flores, Co-Owner, Gentleman’s Cooperative Garments 

11- Gaspar Flores Jr, Owner/Broker, Su Familia Real Estate 

12-Valentina Fonseca Krug, President & Creative Director, Lola Valentina Designs 

13- Melissa Garcia,  Head of U.S Business Banking Sales, BMO Harris Bank

14- Christopher Max Gomez, CEO, Spirit Consulting

15- Kristy Herrera, Senior Attorney, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC 

16- Grisel Maldonado, CEO & Founder, Avanza Strategies

17- Lisandra Martinez, Director,  Women’s Business Development Center 

18- Samara Mejias Hernandez, Partner, Chingona Ventures

19- Blad Moreno,  Sketch Writer, Improvisational Actor/Director, Beyond the Language.

20- Juan Francisco Ortiz, Senior Vice President-Banking Services- Wealth Management, Northern Trust Corporation

21- Irma A. Ortiz, Director, Title V Individual Development, Northeastern Illinois University

22- Jesus Ernesto Peña Gutierrez,  Market Manager, Delta/Aeromexico  

23- Ricardo Perez, Owner, The Dapper Club 

24- Manuel Perez, Managing Deputy Director, City of Chicago Managing 

25- Diamaris Quiles, Owner, Salon La Rouge

26- Jaqueline Quiñonez- Nuñez,  Director Internal Audit Health Care Service Corporation/ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois 

27- Daniel Ramos, VP of Operations, Monterrey Security 

28- Julio N. Rausseo,  Broadcast Journalist, Chicago Windy City Bulls 

29- Nancy Razon, Founder, Youth Movement 

30- Ricardo Regalado, CEO/Founder of Route and Rozalado Services 

31- Tony Reyes,  Managing Partner, Walton Construction

32- Joel Rodarte, VP Regional Director, Wintrust Bank 

33- Ernesto Saldivar Jr, Principal, Torres Elementary- Acero Schools Chicago

34- Ana Sanchez,  Manager-People Strategy, McDonald’s Corporation 

35- Sarah Taylor, Founder & CEO, Yo Soy Ella

36- Martin Torres, State of Illinois Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Gov. Pritzker.

37- Vanessa Torres, Director/Producer, The Miracle Center 

38- Ivette Trevino,  Senior Director of Business Development, IHCC

39- Desiree Vargas, Founder & CEO, Pearachute

40- Mark Vargas, President, Licentiam

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, email us at 40under40@negociosnow.com or call 630-728-9627

 

About Negocios Now

Negocios Now is currently the most awarded Hispanic business publication in the US.
The publication reaches out to more than 250,000 print readers in Illinois and thousands across the country. We inform Latino businesses on good business strategies. We connect companies that offer B2B services through our networking events. Negocios Now has received more than 17 national awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications, and a “Peter Lisagor Award” for General Excellence. Negocios Now’s founder Clemente Nicado was named “Latino Publisher of the Year-2018” in the US by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Negocios Now celebra con éxito “Los 26 de la 26”

Negocios Now celebró con éxito su primer evento dedicado al liderazgo en La Villita y que denominó “Los 26 de la 26”.

Celebrado en el restaurante “Mi Tierra” el pasado 12 de enero, el corazón del vecindario del sur de la ciudad, el evento contó con la asistencia de más de 200 personas, incluidas los premiados de esa noche.

“Hemos celebrado con parte de la historia de La Villita; con empresarios que han escrito una página de sacrificio y de éxito, algunos de ellos por cinco décadas, otros menos jóvenes que han seguido los pasos de una generación que jamás será olvidada”, afirmó Clemente Nicado, publisher y editor jefe de la publicación.

Los 26 de la 26 es otro evento de Negocios Now, la publicación de negocios latinos de la ciudad, que también creó otros eventos de reconocimientos como “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala event; Supplier Diversity en el Mes de la Hispanidad y Latinos 40 under 40, que en 2019 celebró también en Nueva York.

El evento contó con el patrocinio de Remy Martin, Wintrust, CIBC, Second Federal Saving y Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Negocios Now trabajó en el proyecto con La Cámara de Comercio de La Villita, del que es una publicación patrocinadora desde su fundación en 2007.

“No podríamos estar más felices contar con el apoyo de la comunidad en nuestra iniciativa y de todos los que asistieron al evento. Fue algo bien hermoso celebrar el liderazgo hispano en el barrio ícono para todos quienes vienen a Estados Unidos con un sueño de triunfo”, dijo Nicado.

 

Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago 2020 nominations are open

Negocios Now is calling for nominations for the Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Special Edition to be released on June 26, 2020, during the 7th annual Gala celebrating Chicago’s Hispanic leadership.  The deadline for submissions is March 31.

  Candidates will come from a variety of industries including Business, Finances, Real State, Law, Media, Government and others.

Nominations will come from community members based on criteria that have been established for each category. Nominations can be made on the Negocios Now website at www.negociosnow.com/whoiswho.

  During the gala, awards will be presented, including Business of the Year, Community Champion, Latinas in Business Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and El Amigo de Negocios Now, along with recognition of one special corporation for its commitment to the Hispanic community.

 “Since 2014 we have enjoyed recognizing Hispanic leadership in Chicago and  we are pleased with the tremendous response of our community”, said Clemente Nicado, Publisher. “We are looking forward to celebrating another successful event”.

   In the past six years, the gala has been sponsored by American Family Insurance, Aeromexico, BMO Harris Bank, Chevrolet, Comcast, Coca Cola, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Hyatt, Nielsen, Wintrust, United Airlines, Reyes Holding, State Farm,  Verizon, PNC and MZI as well as small businesses such as Monterrey Security, Prado & Renteria, R&G Engineering and others. Nicado Publishing will be announcing the first group of 2020 sponsors shortly.

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. Founder, Clemente Nicado, was named Publisher of the Year-2018 and is the author of “Así lo hicieron”, a 2012 book featuring profiles of outstanding Hispanic business people in the Chicago area.

Negocios Now announces its first-ever list of Latinos 40 Under 40 in New York

The celebration event will be held at Copacabana Times Square on November 12.

New York, NY- October 22, 2019—Negocios Now released today its first list of Latinos 40 Under 40 in New York, to recognize the leadership of young Latinos in the NY metropolitan area.

 The 40 recipients were selected after an over four-month nomination period. They represent areas of business, corporate, government, nonprofits, the fashion industry, and education, among other fields.

“We are very excited about having the first Latino 40 under 40 in the New York area. It was a huge challenge for the Negocios Now Team but this wouldn’t have been possible without our growing Negocios Now network throughout the country. We worked hard to make this a success,”  said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

Nicado expressed gratitude for the cooperation from members of the community that have participated in the nomination process such as, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Association of Latinos Professionals For America of New York (ALPFA),  New York State Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, Hispanic Federation and Univision New York.

Sponsored by Remy Martin, Latinos 40 Under 40 celebration and networking event will be held on Tuesday, November 12, from 6 to 9 pm. At Copacabana 268 West 47th Street, 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Alejandra Cano at 40under40@negociosnow.com or call directly at 630-728-9627

The list of 2018 Latinos 40 Under 40 in New York is as follows:

1- Almaris Acin, Vice President at JPMorgan Chase

2- Gonzalo Adriazola, Global Strategy Consultant at Accenture

3- Carol Sofia Aguirre, NYC Department of Education

4- Alexander Almonte, COO ALPFA Vice President

5- Alejandro Alvarez, Senior Associate at Cushman & Wakefield

6- Fleriser Bello, CEO of Fleiser Bello, Inc.

7- Rafael Bello, Univision Anchor

8- Ana Bermudez, founder of TAGit

9- Sarai Buchanan-Arellano, Performing Pianist

10- Alicia Cepeda Maule, Digital Engagement Director at Innocence Project

11- Christina Colon- Angeles, Communication Manager SA Hospitality Group

12- Carlos Cuevas, Executive Vice President at SOMOS

13- Elizabeth Del Cid, Murphy McGonigle, Partner

14- Hope M. Field, Senior Manager, Latin Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company

15- Christina Field, Senior Fashion Designer, Pink Chicken New York

16- Anna Flores Locke, Mental Health Counseling at Nyack College

17- Vanessa Galvez, Civil Engineer at Jacobs Engineering Group

18- Melissa Velez-Goldberg, director of the Office of Film and Photography of the City of Yonkers

19- Jennifer Gomez, Co-Founder & CMO of oneKIN Inc,

20- Sandra Jimenez, Attorney Littler Mendelson LLP

21- Sadie Kurzban, CEO of ((305)) Fitness

22- Melinda Martinez, Director of the Liberty Partnerships at Marist College

23- Andrea Mesis-Bruno, Evergreen Mechanical, Vice President Client Relations

24- Natalie C. Moreno, Head new business Development for American Express

25- Danielle Noriega, Strategic Partnership Manager of Facebook

26- Amelia Ortega, Owner of  Amanecer Feminist Psychotherapy

27- Jessica Palacios, Vice President, US Head of Campus Recruiting

28- Lucy Pinto, Diversity Programs Design Manager, Google Inc.

29- John Posada, Founder of John Posada & Company

30- Christina Alicea-Rendon, Sr. Manager of Finance & Administration for United Airlines

31- John Rengifo, Director, and Producer

32- Clarisa Romero, CEO-Founder Mindful Consultant

33- Albania Rosario, Founder and Creative Director of Uptown Fashion Week

34- Gilmanda Sena Atkinson, IT and business strategist, author

35- Alejandra Silva, CEO and Founder of Brandmerk Inc.

36- Marianna Stayer, HIV Program Coordinator at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

37- Camila Turrieta, JetBlue Airway Pilot

38- Ariana Valdes, Singer, actress, creator

39- Yalitza Vasquez, Executive Director for Trinity Education Group

40- Iván Watanabe, Managing Partner at Opus Private Client, LLC

About Negocios Now

Negocios Now is currently the most awarded Hispanic business publication in the US.
The publication reaches out to more than 250,000 print readers in Illinois and thousands across the country. We inform Latino businesses on good business strategies. We connect companies that offer B2B services through our networking events. Negocios Now has received more than 15 national awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications, and a “Peter Lisagor Award” for General Excellence. Negocios Now’s founder Clemente Nicado was named “Latino Publisher of the Year-2018” in the US by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

McDonalds joins Negocios Now Supplier Diversity Edition & Reception

 McDonald’s Corporation joins other sponsors to participate in the Negocios Now Special Edition and Reception focused on Diversity to be launched during the Hispanic Heritage Month. 

  The Special Edition “Supplier Diversity: Empowering the Latino business community” is also supported by ComEd, Peoples Gas, Wintrust, Remy Martin, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. 

  “It’s great news for Negocios Now.  McDonald’s not only has been supported the Hispanic community across the country through diversity programs but has also given franchise opportunities to numerous Latino entrepreneurs, said Publisher Clemente Nicado.

 Since 2013 the McDonald’s Hispanic Owner Association in Chicagoland has awarded over $291,000 dollars in scholarships to Hispanic students with financial needs that have demonstrated their academic and leadership abilities as well as their sincere wish to serve their community. 

  Negocios Now’s Special Edition will be published on October 10. The edition and Reception at Fairmont Hotel recognize companies and government agencies that offer opportunities for members of the Hispanic business community.

 

 

 

  

Entertainment Announced for 2019 Who’s Who of Hispanic Chicago Gala Event

 The Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos and El Bandolero band will be the featured entertainment at Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala event, to be held on July 12, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Sones Mexicanos will perform during cocktail hour, sponsored by Remy Martin and El Bandolero will close the night with a live performance=

“Negocios Now’s Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala is a celebration and we thrive to host another fun event to celebrate these wonderful accomplishments,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

BMO will be the presenting sponsor of Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala event that is also supported by ComEd, Wintrust, Peoples Gas, Remy Martin, Coca Cola, Northeastern University, MZI, Aeromexico and GSG Consultants and Salvador Insurance as the Small Business sponsors.

Negocios Now Who’s Who special edition profiles over 250 individuals in different categories and will also present special awards to Camerino Gonzalez, founder of Los Comales Restaurants, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Socorro Vazquez, president of Toro Construction Corp, who will receive the Latinas in Business Award; Daniel Arce, CEO of Tropical Optical, who will receive the Business of the Year Award; and Jose R. Sanchez, president of Norwegian American Hospital, who will receive the Community Champion Award.

Other awardees are Peter Villegas, Vice President and Head of Latin Affairs for Coca-Cola Company and Jamie Rhee, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The event is almost sold out with over 370 confirmed attendees. The tickets can be purchased HERE!

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alejandra Cano whoiswho@negociosnow.com or call at (773) 942-7410

About Negocios Now:

Founded in 2007 by Nicado Publishing Company, Negocios Now is the most awarded  Latino business publication in the U.S., and the most dynamic news source in the midwest, for emerging Hispanic businesses. Negocios Now focuses primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs, and economic development within the Latino community.

Negocios Now Founder, Clemente Nicado, was named “Latino Publisher of the Year” in the U.S., in October of 2018, by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

 

 

Hilco Redevelopment Partners To Donate Thousands of Books to CPS on 6/18

Roberto Perez, CEO of HILCO (Courtesy)

WHAT On Tuesday, 6/18, Chicago Public Schools is joined by Chicago-based Hilco Redevelopment Partners through their charitable organization, Hilco Helps, to donate thousands of English and Spanish language books for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students across 50 schools as part of the city’s Summer Reading Initiative.

 

Hilco Redevelopment Partners is joined by Success Bound, an initiative of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, as a corporate partner dedicated to the support of the Summer Reading Initiative.

WHEN / WHERE Tuesday, June 18, 1:30 – 2:30 P.M.  

Richard J. Daley Elementary School

5024 S Wolcott Avenue

Chicago, IL 60609

 

Parking lot located off 51st and Wolcott. The school entrance is located on Wolcott Avenue.

WHO ·       Gary Epstein: Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Hilco Global and Executive Director of Hilco Helps

·       Jane Fleming: Director of Literacy, Chicago Public Schools

·       Liz Lefkofsky: Executive Director of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation

·       Rachel Orlowski: Associate Director of Development, Children First Fund

·       Kamilah L. Hampton: Principal, Daley Elementary

 

WHY The Summer Reading Initiative is designed to foster a love of reading and increase independent reading among CPS students in the intermediate grades during the summer months. Through this program, students can establish stronger connections with new teachers and peers to support the transition back to school and families are provided increased access to resources and educational programs.

 

Hilco Redevelopment Partners is dedicated to making a positive impact within the communities in which they work and is proud to assist many organizations and initiatives who share a similar mission. Through its charitable organization Hilco Helps, HRP has donated both time and millions of dollars of goods, services and financial assistance to people in need in Chicago and across the world.

VISUALS ·       Thousands of books being distributed to 200+ students of Daley Elementary School in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood

·       CPS representatives engaging students and sharing an overview of the Summer Reading Initiative

·       Hilco Redevelopment Partners representatives connecting with students and faculty on the importance of supporting the Summer Reading Initiative

·       Students engaging in an arts and crafts activity with faculty, volunteers and corporate donors

·       Interviews with CPS representatives

·       Interviews with Hilco Redevelopment Partners representatives

·       Event photos will be available immediately following event if interested

CONTACT Jen Scully / Res Publica Group

jscully@respublicagroup.com

651-308-2896

Illinois Tollway upcoming events

alsh Community Series: Lunch and Learn (Accounting)
  
Thursday, June 13, 2019, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Walsh Construction 
307 S. Sangamon Street 
Chicago, IL 60607
  
Register now
Women Transportation Seminar (WTS) Special Reception Honoring Acting Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Omer Osman

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Old Crow Smokehouse River North
149 W. Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
 
Register now
Capital Development Board Construction and Design Business Outreach
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 9 to 11 a.m.
Burnham Center 
111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1212 
Chicago, IL 60602
Register now
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Hiring Event
Monday, June 17, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Faith Baptist Church International
25 Central Avenue 
Matteson, IL 60443
Register now
1871 + Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) Latinx Incubator Showcase
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
1871 Auditorium 
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212 
Chicago, IL 60654
Register now
Chicago Urban League (CUL) Hosts 6th Annual Citywide Job Fair
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UIC (Dorin) Forum 
725 W. Roosevelt Road 
Chicago, IL 60608
Register now
U.S. Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) June B2B Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Steiner Security Main Office
13119 Rivercrest Drive 
Crestwood, IL 60418
Register now
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Annual Meeting and Leadership Installation
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 2:30-6 p.m.
McCormick & Schmick’s 
1 E. Wacker Drive 
Chicago, IL 60601
Register now
Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Contractors Committee Seminar Series: “I Want My Money! How Do I Get Paid? Don’t Work for Free!” Presented by Troy Radunsky
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7 to 9 a.m.
HACIA
650 W. Lake Street, Suite 110 
Chicago, IL 60661
Register now
Illinois Tollway ConstructionWorks Hosts Intro to Construction Trades Workshop
Friday, June 21, 2019, 9 a.m.
Southwest American Job Center at Daley College
7500 S. Pulaski Road, Building 100 
Chicago, IL 60652
Register now
Illinois Tollway ConstructionWorks Hosts Hiring Event Westside American Job Center
Friday, June 21, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Westside American Job Center
605 S. Albany Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60612
Register now
Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project Open House Meeting
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 4 to 7 p.m.
Illinois Department of Employment Security 
South Suburban Cook County American Job Center
16845 S. Halsted Street 
Harvey, IL 60426
Comments and questions

ComEd to Host Recycling Event in Western Suburbs to Help Customers Save Money and Energy

Residential customers to receive $25 for each room air conditioner, dehumidifier and small fridge they recycle

DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. (June 13, 2019) – To help families and individuals use energy more wisely, the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program will host an event where residential customers can drop off up to two old, working room air conditioners, dehumidifiers and small fridges (whose interior measures less than 10 cubic feet). ComEd will send customers $25 for each unit.

  • Saturday, June 22
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Home Depot, 2000 Butterfield Rd. in Downers Grove, Ill.

Rain or shine, representatives will be on hand to collect the units, which must be in working condition to be eligible. Customers will receive a check for $25 in the mail in approximately four to six weeks. Because participants must be ComEd customers to qualify, they should bring their account number or ComEd bill for faster processing. More information is available at ComEd.com/Recycling.

“Our recycling events provide customers with a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way to dispose of their old appliances,” said Jane Park, senior vice president of customer operations for ComEd. “By removing older appliances from the energy grid and properly recycling them, customers can reduce their energy use, energy bill and carbon footprint. This is one of the many ways ComEd demonstrates its commitment to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities.”

The event is part of the ComEd fridge and freezer recycling offering which, since 2008, has saved more than 425,000 appliances from the landfill and saved customers approximately $43.5 million in energy costs. The offering pays ComEd customers $50 to recycle old, working refrigerators and freezers, which can use twice as much energy as newer models and cost customers about $110 a year in energy. To participate, customers can contact ComEd to schedule a pickup, and ComEd will haul away theirold refrigerators and freezers at no cost. Appointments are required and can be scheduled at ComEd.com/Recycling or by calling 855-433-2700.

Why Recycle?

Older, inefficient appliances often contain chemicals and materials that ComEd will carefully remove and recycle in an environmentally friendly way:

  • Oil and Refrigerant These items are simultaneously evacuated from the compressor and cooling circuit of each refrigerator and freezer. The oil can be used for cleaning purposes or in other industrial equipment while the refrigerant and capacitors containing PCB are properly disposed of or recycled by qualified handlers.
  • Foam Insulation Approximately 19 pounds of foam insulation, containing ozone-depleting chemicals, is shredded under negative air pressure, and the harmful chemicals are converted to benign byproducts such as salt water.
  • Glass Approximately seven pounds of tempered glass found in refrigerators can be used as an aerator in potting soil and as aggregate material in types of concrete.
  • Mercury Containing Devices Found in some pre-2000 freezers, switches and thermostats are removed and shipped to a qualified handler for proper disposal.
  • Metals Refrigerators and freezers contain approximately 96 pounds of steel and eight pounds of copper and aluminum. The steel is recycled into products such as construction rebar to reinforce concrete, while the copper is used to make electrical wire and aluminum is used to make beverage cans.
  • Plastics Approximately 43 pounds of plastic in each unit can be recycled into products such as cell phones, computer cases, and other molded components.

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, which is funded in compliance with state law, helps residential, business and public sector customers save energy and lower their electric bills. Since its launch in 2008, the program has helped families and businesses save a total of $4 billion on their electricity bills. That’s the equivalent of approximately $1,000 for each of ComEd’s 4 million customers – the amount a residential customer would spend in an entire year on their electricity bill, assuming the current average monthly residential bill of approximately $84. To learn more about ways to save, visit ComEd.com/WaysToSave.

Negocios Now announces Special Award recipients for “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago”

Chicago – (HINA) – Today Negocios Now announced the first Special Awards recipients for the annual “Who is Who in Hispanic Chicago” gala, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 12, 2019.

Camerino Gonzalez, founder of Los Comales Restaurants, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Socorro Vasquez, president of Toro Construction Corp, will receive the Latinas in Business Award; Daniel Arce, CEO of Tropical Optical, will receive the Business of the Year Award; and Jose R. Sanchez, president of Norwegian American Hospital, will receive the Community Champion Award.

“Congratulations to all of them. Once again we have a great representation of Latino leaders receiving our Special Award,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now. “We cannot wait to share our video showcasing Chicago’s Hispanic leaders during the celebration.”

This week the publication will also announce recipients of the El Amigo de Negocios Now Award and the Corporate Excellence Award.

“Who is Who in Hispanic Chicago” is a unique celebration, recognizing Hispanic leadership in Chicago with a gala and special edition publication profiling outstanding Hispanic work in the following fields: business, corporate, government, law, non-profit, real estate, health care, and finance.

“This year, for the first time, we will publish a section on emerging Latino leaders,” said Nicado. “This will showcase a generation of young and brilliant Latinos who are making a difference in their respective areas.”

Once again BMO Harris Bank is the presenting sponsor of the event that has received support from ComEd, Wintrust, Peoples Gas, Remy Martin, Coca Cola, Northeastern University and small business such as MZI and GSG Consultants. Other sponsors will be announced in the upcoming days.

The “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” gala has been a sold-out event since its creation in 2014. This year, almost 60 percent of available tickets have already been sold.

Negocios Now is a National award-winning publication founded by Nicado Publishing Company in 2007.

For more information, contact Alejandra Cano acano@negociosnow.com or Negocios Now Who’s Who Gala team -who’swho@negociosnow.com -773-942-7410

 

IHCC to host transportation and infrastructure meeting

The Illinois Hispanic Chamber Commerce will host transportation and infrastructure meeting with transportation leaders from across the city, county, and state to discuss over $20 billion in infrastructure investments over the next decade.

WHO:

Jose Alvarez, Executive Director, Illinois Tollway

Martin A. Sandoval, 11th District, Illinois State Senator

Luis Arroyo Jr., 8th District, Cook County Commissioner

Gilbert Villegas, 36th Ward, City of Chicago Alderman

Dorval Carter, President, Chicago Transit Authority

Paul Kovacs, Chief Engineering Officer, Illinois Tollway

Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation

WHAT: to discuss Illinois transportation agencies’ investment of over $20 billion in infrastructure over the next decade.

WHERE: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607 (second floor)

WHEN:  Thursday, May 02, 2019, 8:00 – 10:30 AM

8:00 AM – Networking

                            8:50 AM – Program begins

                             10:30 AM -Program concludes

MEDIA RSVP: Ivette Treviño at LTrevino@ihccbusiness.net or 312-425-9500

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Don’t miss the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair

Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago

Negocios Now is calling for nominations for the 6th Annual Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Special Edition, which will be announced on July 12, during a special gala event to celebrate Chicago’s Hispanic leadership. The deadline for submissions is May 15.

Candidates will come from a variety of sectors including, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, members of the legal field, realtors, local government, education, and healthcare.

Nominations will be sent in from community members based on criteria, which is available for review at Negocios Nowebsite: www.negociosnow.com/nominatewho/. Candidates are also encouraged to nominate themselves if they fit the criteria.

Related article here.

Latinos 40 Under 40 Microsoft Executive to receive Rising Star Award

Teresa Gonzalez-Swinton was selected by Negocios Now to receive the 2018 Latinos 40 under 40  Rising Star Award during the award ceremony at Laticinity, on March 7, 2019.

Gonzalez-Swinton is a Senior Sales Director at Bing Advertising Sales at Microsoft, where she leads a team that manages some of the largest customers in the Central Region. As a dedicated sales leader, with a proven track record of guiding her teams to business success, she leads with a passion for diversity and inclusion, as she is committed to breaking stereotypes and supporting women.

“Teresa has an amazing, impressive profile. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations, once again, and we hope she will continue to have professional success,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

Negocios Now has also chosen Alejandro Benitez, who is a financial educator and owner of AB Financial to receive the Youngest Latino Under 40 Award. “At 25, not only is Alejandro the youngest of this amazing group of 40 under 40, but he is also a leader in the community, empowering and educating regarding finances, and above all, he is a ‘Dreamer’, said Nicado.

Lastly, Lizzette Medina is to receive The Leader of the Pack Award. Medina is a business owner of a landscaping company, who breaks all paradigms, leading business in an industry traditionally run by men.

The award-winning publication, Negocios Now will host its fourth annual “Latinos 40 Under 40” event to recognize the leadership of young Latinos in the Chicago area. The award celebration and networking event will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 10 pm. at Latinicity, 108 N. Street, Chicago (Block 37).

The 40 Under 40 recipients were selected after a four-month process, with over 120 nominations: these are some of Chicago’s finest professional in their respective fields: they represent business, corporate, government, nonprofits, education sectors, and other industries. Tickets are available on EventBrite at this link: CLICK HERE.

Negocios Now Calls for Nominations for 2019 Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago

Chicago, IL, February 2019 (HINA) – Negocios Now is calling for nominations for the 6th Annual Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Special Edition, which will be announced on July 12, during a special gala event to celebrate Chicago’s Hispanic leadership.

The deadline for submissions is May 15. A selection committee will review the nominations and make the final decision regarding recipients and the selected individuals will be notified via email.

Candidates will come from a variety of sectors including, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, members of the legal field, realtors, local government, education and healthcare.

Nominations will be sent in from community members based on criteria, which is available for review at Negocios Now website: www.negociosnow.com/nominatewho/. Candidates are also encouraged to nominate themselves if they fit the criteria.

“Twelve years ago, I left the Chicago Tribune to create a publication focused on the growing Latino business community. This would serve as a basis to encourage them even in difficult times,” says Negocios Now’s Founder and Publisher, Clemente Nicado. “These days, Negocios Now has gone even further in its eagerness to celebrate Latinos with the annual special edition and event that recognizes the growing community of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Since 2014, Who’s Who of Hispanic Chicago’s distinguished award categories have included: Business of the Year, the Community Champion Award, Latinas in Business Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, along with a special recognition for a corporation that has shown commitment to the Hispanic community. The publication will begin notifying selected individuals in the weeks to come.

“We are fortunate to profile and cover the growing Latino business community. Hispanic leaders in Chicago have supported Negocios Now every step of the way and they have given us the privilege to lend a hand and encourage other small businesses to keep moving forward,” Nicado said.

Sold out over the past 4 years, Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago offers a unique event to the City of Chicago, in order to recognize over 100 leaders from different areas.

About Negocios Now:

Founded in 2007 by Nicado Publishing Company and Negocios Now is the most awarded  Latino business publication in the U.S., and the most dynamic news source in the midwest, for emerging Hispanic businesses. Negocios Now focuses primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs, and economic development within the Latino community.

Negocios Now Founder, Clemente Nicado, was named “Latino Publisher of the Year” in the U.S., in October of 2018, by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, email: WhoisWho@NegociosNow.com, or call at 773-942-7410 Hispanic News Agency (HINA)

Latinos 40 Under 40 celebration comes back to Latinicity

Once again Negocios Now has chosen the bar-restaurant Latinicity, in Chicago downtown, to celebrate the 4th edition of its successful event “Latino 40 under 40” on March 7 of 2019.

Named “the flavors of Latin America to the heart of Chicago”,  Latinicity is located in Block 37, on 108 State St.
Founded by the famous chef Richard Sandoval, Latinicity is multi-sensory experience features 8 innovative kitchens, a Mexican restaurant, coffee, full bar, and lounge.

Brought to you by world-renowned Chef Richard Sandoval, Latinicity provides a delicious interpretation of Latin street food.
“We are excited about celebrating the third edition of Latinos 40 Under 40 in a place that shows the spirit of the Chicago Latino community through gastronomy, music and the Latino American environment,” said Negocios Now Publisher, Clemente Nicado, Publisher.

“Once again, we have had tremendous candidates, many more than in previous years, and we will have another 40 leaders of youth Latino who deserve recognition for everything they do,” Nicado said.

After a four-month selection process, Negocios Now will announce shortly the 40 Latinos under 40 selected.
The event, launched for the first time in 2015, seeks to recognize the leadership of the young generation of Latinos in different areas, such as business, technology, politics, and others.

Negocios Now calls for Latinos 40 Under 40 nominations 2018

Negocios Now is calling for nominations  2018 – Latinos 40 Under 40 to recognize and celebrate the leadership of a new generation in the Chicago metropolitan area.

  Community members can nominate the 40 Latino leaders through thenegociosnow.com/40under40 website. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2018.

Those selected will represent a group of 40 outstanding Chicagoans under the age of 40. The honorees could represent business, government, nonprofits, politics, sports, and education fields, among others.

 “I can’t believe that we are celebrating the four generation of Negocios Now Latinos 40 under 40. We are looking forward to recognizing another 40 outstanding young Latinos leaders in our list” said Clemente Nicado Publisher of Negocios Now.

  To celebrate the achievements of this younger generation of Latinos, Negocios Now will organize another presentation and networking event at the end of February.
  

“With a focus on a generation that loves to share stories and information, the initiative had a tremendous impact on Negocios Now’s social media pages, garnering thousands views in four months,” Nicado said.

    To see the 2017 Latinos 40 Under 40 Special Edition, click here.  For more information, email 40Under40@negociosnow.com

    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 more than 15  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. The publication produces “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago,” another unique event in the city.

Evans Food CEO Jose Luis Prado and Peoples Gas to receive Corporate Excellence Award

 CEO of Evans Food, Jose Luis Prado, and Peoples Gas will receive the Corporate Excellence Award during the Negocios Now Gala Event that will be held this Friday, July 13 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago featuring BMO Harris Bank as the Presenting sponsor.

 Since 2016, Jose Luis Prado has been Chairman and CEO of Evans Foods Group. Evans is headquartered in Chicago and is the world leader of pork rind snacks and foods. The company is owned by Wind Point Partners, where Prado is a co-investor.

 Prado, who will receive “Individual Corporate Excellence Award”,  is also a former President of Quaker Oats North America, a $2.7 Billion division of PepsiCo, Inc

 Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) and is a regulated natural gas delivery company serving approximately 830,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Chicago.

Peoples Gas will receive “Insitutional Corporate Excellence Award”.

 Over 300 people have confirmed their presence at the Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Business Gala that recognizes Hispanic leadership in the Chicago metropolitan area.

 Along with BMO Harris Bank as Presenting Sponsor, ComEd and Wintrust (Gold), as well as Remy Martin and United Airlines (Silver), this year’s gala at Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 13 promises to be another special evening presented by Negocios Now.

 This year marks the 5th anniversary of Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago, a unique initiative in the city that recognizes Hispanic leadership in different categories, including Business, Corporate, Law, Health Care,  Media & Marketing, and Nonprofits. This year, Negocios Now will have two special sections: Construction & Design and Real Estate.

 We appreciate the support of our sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to recognize the talent and entrepreneurship of Hispanic leaders,” said Clemente Nicado, Negocios Now publisher.

 During the event, Negocios Now will deliver several special awards, such as Individual Excellence Award, Latinas in Business Award, Community Champion Award, Business of the Year Award, Corporate Excellence Award, and El Amigo de Negocios Now Award.

 Founded in 2007, Negocios Now focuses on Latino business and has emerged as one of the most awarded Latino business publications in the US with 15 national awards received in the past decade.

Carpacho y su Super Combo en la Gala de Negocios Now

Carpacho y su Super Combo regresa al Hyatt Regency Chicago para cerrar con música bailable la 5ta Gala de Negocios Now “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago. Bajo la dirección de Roberto Marín, el grupo interpreta música salsa, son, cumbia y otros ritmos de Latinoamérica. Más de  300 personas han confirmado su asistencia al evento que reconoce el liderazgo latino de Chicago y de su área metropolitana y entrega, además, premios especiales.

ABC7 Reporter Mark Rivera to be emcee of Negocios Now Gala event

Mark Rivera ABC7 Reporter, will be the emcee of Negocios Now’s Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala Event to be held on Friday, July 13th at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Rivera came back to work in his hometown when he joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as weekend morning news anchor and reporter in December 2017.

Upon his arrival to the station, News Vice President Jennifer Graves described Mark as a “skilled anchor and a versatile reporter adept at covering everything from big breaking news stories, to politics and feature stories.” Rivera grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

The first major live story Rivera covered for ABC 7 Eyewitness News was the funeral and procession of the slain police commander, Paul Bauer in 2018. He anchored ABC 7’s on-air coverage for more than three hours as Commander Bauer was honored by the city and its residents.

Rivera comes to ABC 7 from WTSP-TV in Tampa, Florida, where he served as the station’s weekend morning news anchor and political reporter. While on the anchor desk there, he provided six hours of compelling non-stop coverage of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in nearby Orlando. As the station’s political reporter, he covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign rallies, questioned Vice President Mike Pence about Russian influence and co-moderated a heated congressional debate. In addition to the political beat, Rivera has reported on a wide range of stories from the hurricanes that devastated Florida to a family whose son is a 5-organ transplant survivor.

Prior to WTSP, Rivera worked at WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois where he anchored a two-hour daily newscast, reported breaking news and wrote, edited and reported a weekly feature piece focused on the local community. While at WAND, Rivera won a regional Associated Press Award. Rivera is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

 

José Contreras is coming back? …See him at the White Sox’s Game Changers event!

Join the White Sox to kick off the “Game Changers” event series with Sox great Jose Contreras as well as leaders in sports business, local entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals before and after the panel discussion. On July 11, the Chicago White Sox will kick off the “Game Changers” inclusion series with a pregame panel discussion surrounding “Latinos in Sports Business.” Guests will have the opportunity to engage with White Sox great José Contreras as well as leaders in sports business, local entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals before and after the panel. Following the program, attendees will enjoy an intimate evening of networking including tasty bites and baseball as the Sox take on the Cardinals.

Schedule of events:

5:00 p.m.   Early access for panel guests

5:30 p.m.   Panel begins

6:30 p.m.   Networking

7:10 p.m.   First pitch

Specially priced tickets for the event are $60. This Upper Terrace Suite ticket includes access to the pregame panel and White Sox game as well as food and Sox swag. Additional details, including panel participants, will be announced at a later date. www.whitesox.com/gamechangers

Chicago Cubs, Peoples Gas, PNC, and Aeromexico join Negocios Now Gala Event

Negocios Now is proud to announce that four more sponsors will join the newspaper to celebrate its Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Special Edition and Gala: Chicago Cubs, Peoples Gas, PNC, and Aeromexico.
   With BMO Harris Bank as Presenting Sponsor, ComEd and Wintrust (Gold), as well as Remy Martin and United Airlines (Silver), this year’s gala at Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 13 promises to be another special evening presented by Negocios Now.
 This year marks the 5th anniversary of Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago, a unique initiative in the city that recognizes Hispanic leadership in different categories, including Business, Corporate, Law, Health Care,  Media & Marketing, and Nonprofits. This year, Negocios Now will have two news sections: Construction & Design and Real Estate.
 We appreciate the support of our sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to recognize the talent and entrepreneurship of Hispanic leaders,” said Clemente Nicado, Negocios Now publisher.
 During the event, Negocios Now will delivery several special awards, such as Individual Excellence Award, Latinas in Business Award, Community Champion Award, Business of the Year Award, Corporate Excellence Award, and El Amigo de Negocios Now Award.
 In upcoming days, Negocios Now will announce the recipients of the Corporate Excellence awards, both individual and corporate.
 Founded in 2007, Negocios Now focuses on Latino business and has emerged as one of the most awarded Latino business publications in the US with 15 national awards received in the past decade.

 

 

Phil Barreda: El Amigo de Negocios Award-2018

Phil Barreda, Vice President of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC), will be the recipient of “El Amigo de Negocios Now Award-2018” during the Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on July 13.

For more than a decade, Barreda has been the Executive Vice President of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., an entity that helps companies to become certified as a minority-owned, thereby opening them up to growth opportunities. He has also served as interim president of NMSDC during a nationwide search for a permanent president.

“Phil has not only been an inseparable friend of Negocios Now since the beginning, but he has been a friend of many small businesses in their quest to survive and grow in the face of adversity”, said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

Phil was named Executive VP of Chicago MSDC in 2006 and has served in all aspects of business support and development since then, including membership expansion, access to capital and strategic business alliances. He had been with Harris Trust and Saving for 13 years before joining MSDC.

The others who will receive special awards during the Negocios Now Business Gala are Adela Ortega, CEO of Professional Locomotive Services, Inc ., Latinas in Business Award;  GSG Consultants, Inc., Business of the Year; and Ricardo Estrada, from Metropolitan Family Services, Community Champion Award.

Nicado Publishing established the “El Amigo de Negocios Now  Award” as a thank you to all those who have helped this small company make Negocios Now the most awarded Latino business publication in the country in the last decade with 15 national awards and a Peter Lisagor award for General Excellence Award in 2012.

Negocios Now will be announcing two other special awards for the Gala in the following days.

 

Ricardo Estrada to receive Negocios Now’s Community Champion Award

  Ricardo Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services (MFS), will receive the Community Champion Award during the Negocios Now’s Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala Event to be held on July 13, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

  As CEO of MFS, Estrada works to provide programs and services to Chicago families and communities. The organization offers economic support, education opportunities, counseling, and legal services. Estrada has also created social impact as First Deputy Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) and Executive Director of Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago.

 Metropolitan Family Services assists more than 72,000 families and individuals annually through seven community centers in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County. Those served are as diverse as the communities in which they live, with 81 percent being part of the working poor or lower-middle class.

Since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has empowered families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive. Founded as the Chicago Relief and Aid Society, the organization has helped families get through the devastating hardships of poverty, world wars, epidemics and natural disasters.

Estrada has said his time at MFS has taught him a lot about how to scale impact.

“MFS is big enough to make a difference and test solutions at scale,” Estrada said. “We served 72,000 people and are on track to serve even more.

Estrada graduated from Loyola with a BS in Psychology, with minors in Theology and Philosophy. He said the university’s Ignatian values, combined with his time in the seminary, directed him toward a career in the social enterprise sector.

The Community Champion Award was established by Negocios Now as a way to recognize the service and dedication of those who make our community better.

 

GSG Consultants to be 2018 “Business of the Year”

GSG Consultants, Inc. will be awarded the 2018 Negocios Now Business of the Year Award at the 5th annual Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala event to be held this July 13 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Founded in 1992, GSG has since developed into one of the largest Hispanic-owned engineering consulting firms based in Illinois.

Led by Guillermo Garcia, Arturo Saenz, and Ala E. Sassila, GSG is provided by specialty engineering and scientific consulting services for both public and private sectors.

“Once again, we have selected a great company to receive the Negocios Now Business of the Year Award. GSG is an industry-recognized organization known for its commitment to providing high-quality service,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication.

Negocios Now celebrates the success of Chicago’s Hispanic community with its “Who’s Who In Hispanic Chicago” special edition and gala event, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, ComEd, Wintrust Bank, Remy Martin, Coca-Cola. and United Airlines.

“The goal of the event is not only to recognize Hispanic achievement but also to inspire other members of the community to similar endeavors,” said Nicado.

At the gala, Negocios Now will also recognize this year’s leaders in the Hispanic community with other special awards, such as the Community Champion Award, Latinas in Business Award, and Corporate Excellence.

Recipients will be chosen from the following categories: Business, Non-Profits, Media, Cultural & Education, Government, Health Care and Corporate.

About Nicado Publishing Company, Inc.

Nicado Publishing Company (NPC) was founded in 2006 focused on the Hispanic niche market. In the summer of NPC launched Negocios Now, a 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.
Negocios Now has received more than 10 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.
Publisher Clemente Nicado, former International Correspondent and one of the founder of the Tribune Spanish newspaper, HOY,  is the author of “Así lo hicieron”, a 2012 book featuring profiles of outstanding Hispanic business people in the Chicago area. In 2014 NPC launched the first Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago special edition and Gala event with resounding support from community members and Chicago leaders and last year the first “Latinos 40 Under 40” in the Chicago area. Nicado is currently one of the board member of the NAHP and one of the most awarded Latino journalists in the country with 25 national awards.

 

Adela Ortega to receive the 2018 Latina in Business Award

Adela Ortega, a businesswoman whose business is rebuilding locomotives, will be this year’s recipient of the Latina in Business Award at the Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago gala this July 13 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
The story of the owner of Professional Locomotive Services, Inc. (PLS), an Illinois company founded in 1996, was published on the cover of Negocios Now last year.
“I can safely say that Adela’s story has been one of the most inspiring stories that Negocios Now has published in the last few years and speaks for itself as to why the Latina segment is growing faster than any other segment in the US,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.
The national-award winning publication will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of its “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago” special edition and gala, a unique event held in the city to recognize and celebrate Hispanic leadership.
BMO Harris Bank will once again be our presenting sponsor, along with Wintrust, ComEd, Remy Martin, and United Airlines, among others that will be announced in the following days

BMO Harris Bank to be Presenting Sponsor of 5th Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala

BMO Harris Bank will join us as Presenting Sponsor to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Negocios Now Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala, to be held July 13 at the Hyatt Regency.

“Our team is pleased to work with BMO Harris, once again, as a top sponsor of our Gala event and Special Edition. It would be impossible to do this without the support of our sponsors,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

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 fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States.

The past three years BMO Harris has generously sponsored the Negocios Now 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 celebrate Hispanic leaders in the Chicagoland area who are achieving success,” said Remberto Del Real, Managing Director, U.S. Personal and Business Banking Marketing, BMO Harris Bank. “The gala is a wonderful collaborative effort that shines the spotlight on emerging leaders who have great stories to tell and serve as role models to our community.”

BMO Harris Bank joins a group of sponsors that will be part of Negocios Now’s unique recognition of  Hispanic leadership in Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area with a special edition that will be released the day of the gala.

The publication is still accepting nominations for 2018 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.

During the four-month nomination process, 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 20, 2018.

Wintrust named exclusive bank of the Chicago Auto Show

Chicago – The Chicago Auto Show today announced a new partnership with Wintrust as the exclusive bank of the 2018 show, Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place. As a premier partner of the nation’s largest auto show, Wintrust will enjoy category exclusivity, continue as a corporate supporter of the show’s First Look for Charity black-tie gala and serve as the primary source of discount ticket vouchers including $3 off general admission for opening weekend or $6 off any weekday – available at any of Wintrust’s 150 community bank locations.

“As a company built for this area, Wintrust is committed to supporting iconic Chicago events and organizations that make this area so unique,” said Wintrust President & CEO Ed Wehmer. “The Chicago Auto Show definitely fits into that category. We are proud to be the Chicago Auto Show’s Premier Bank Sponsor and align ourselves with such an exciting, innovative event.”

Additionally, as part of Wintrust’s partnership, the bank will also receive naming and brand rights to the show’s popular Super Car Gallery, a designated area featuring rare, exotic and ultra-high-performance sports cars. Social media-savvy attendees can partake in the Wintrust Super Car Social Challenge to be entered to win exclusive, behind-the-scenes access into the gallery.

|”This partnership couldn’t be a better fit, as Wintrust and the Chicago Auto Show both have deep roots within the community,” said Chicago Auto Show Chairman John Hennessy. “Similar to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, the new-car dealer association that produces the Chicago Auto Show, Wintrust is committed to supporting and giving back to the communities its locations serve. We look forward to kicking off what we hope will be a long-term partnership with an outstanding institution.”

As the nation’s largest, the Chicago Auto Show spans more than one million square feet of contiguous one-floor space, displays multiple world and North American introductions and showcases a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans and concept cars. In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display including hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars.

Latinos 40 Under 40 to be held at Latinicity

Latinicity, named “the flavors of Latin America to the heart of Chicago”, is the place chosen to celebrate the third edition of “Latinos 40 Under 40” that will take place on March 8. Negocios Now will present very soon the 40 Under 40  selected 40 of 2017.

Located on the third floor of Block 37, on 108 State St. in Chicago, this multi-sensory experience features 8 innovative kitchens, a Mexican restaurant, coffee, full bar, and lounge.

 Brought to you by world-renowned Chef Richard Sandoval, Latinicity provides a delicious interpretation of Latin street food.

 “We are excited about celebrating the third edition of Latinos 40 Under 40 in a place that shows the spirit of the Chicago Latino community through gastronomy, music and the Latino American environment,” said Negocios Now Publisher, Clemente Nicado, Publisher.

  “Once again, we have had tremendous candidates, many more than in previous years, and we will have another 40 leaders of youth Latino who deserve recognition for everything they do,” Nicado said.

 After a four-month selection process, Negocios Now will announce shortly  the 40 Latinos under 40 selected.

 The event, launched for the first time in 2015, seeks to recognize the leadership of the young generation of Latinos in different areas, such as business, technology, politics and others.

Otros cinco sponsors para la Gala de Negocios Now

ComEd, Wintrust, Remy, People Gas y Coca Cola se suman a la celebración del 10 aniversario de Negocios que tendrá lugar durante la gala “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago, el 14 de Julio, at Hyatt Regency Chicago.

 BMO Harris Bank ya había anunciado que será el patrocinador Diamond del evento que espera reunir más de 350 personas en el Crystal Ballroom del Hyatt.  Otras organizaciones también están considerando participar en la celebración.

“Estamos muy emocionados y complacidos por el tremendo apoyo. No podríamos estar aquí, 10 años después,  sin el apoyo de corporaciones, líderes y muchos miembros de la comunidad de Chicago, Negocios Now no hubiese sido hoy la publicación latina de negocios más premiada del país’, dijo Clemente Nicado, publisher.

 Durante el evento de Gala Negocios Now reconocerá a líderes latinos en categorías de Business, Corporate, Nonprofits, Gobierno, Oficiales Electos, Salud, Mercadotecnia, Abogacía, Educación, Cultura y Medios de comunicaciones.

  Como parte de la celebración, este año Negocios Now publicara por vez primer su lista de los Latinos más influyentes del área de Chicago.

   Negocios Now fue fundada en 2007 by Clemente Nicado, a former International correspondent and one of the founder of HOY, the Spanish newspaper.

   The publication ha recibido 14 premios de la National Association of Hispanic Publications y un Peter Lisagor Award, de Chicago Headline Club. También ha ganado reconocimientos de varias organizaciones sin fines de lucro, como Gift of Hope, A Safe Haven y la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de Estados Unidos.

 

 

 

Viene Festival de “Niños y Papalotes” de Chicago

El “Kid and Kites” se celebra el 6 de mayo, de 10-4 pm.

Un acontecimiento favorito de la familia y un presagio de la primavera en Chicago, el décimo octavo festival anual de los Niños y  Papalotes de Chicago ( Kid and Kites) presentado por el Country Financial  rgrrsa a la colina del Cricket en Lincoln Park (Montrose y Wilson) el sábado 6 de mayo de 10am a 4pm. La admisión es gratis.

Como algo novedoso este año, el equipo Windjammers International Kite  emocionará a la multitud con sus maniobras sincronizadas de vuelo de papalotes o cometas como también se conoce, y una vez más, la Ciudad de Chicago proporcionará las partes de un papalote para que los niños lo construyan, lo decoren y lo vuelen mientras duren los suministros.

Uno de los aspectos más destacados del festival es el Big Kite Candy Drop, una piñata que luce como un papalote, llena de caramelos que caen del cielo, y  que tendrá lugar por la tarde, si el tiempo lo permite. Otras actividades incluyen pintura facial, artistas de globos y artesanías.

También habrá ventas de papalotes.

El 19º Festival Anual de Niños y Papalotes de Chicago es presentado por el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y Eventos Especiales y Country Financial y patrocinado en parte por 93.9MYfm, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, CLIF Kid, The Boeing Company y Whole Foods Markets. Para obtener más información, visite chicagokidsandkites.us y únase a la conversación en Facebook, Twitter e Instagram (@ChicagoDCASE)

Negocios Now to highlight The Most Influential Latinos in the Chicago area

As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Negocios Now will launch, for the first time, a list of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The selection is part of the nomination process for “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago,” which opened in March and closes May 31.
For this effort, Negocios Now formed a Selection Committee. “Recognizing Hispanic leadership has been a priority of Negocios Now since its founding 10 years ago. This initiative continues in this same direction,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.
The list of the 50 awardees, with their photographs, will be published in the Special Edition “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago,” which will be released at the Negocios Now Gala July 14.
For three consecutive years, Negocios Now has celebrated the Hispanic leadership in the Chicago area with these unique events and editions.
Who’s Who Special Edition will include a summary of the most important events that have marked Negocios Now as the most awarded Latino business publication in the United States over the last decade, with 14 national awards and a Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence.
  Last month, Negocios Now  called for nominations for the Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Special Edition, which will be released July 14, 2017, during the 10th Anniversary Gala Event celebrating Chicago’s Hispanic leadership.
  Along with the gala for “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago,” Negocios Now is the host and creator of the “Latinos 40 Under 40,” an event and digital edition that recognizes the next generation.

Latinos 40 Under 40 celebration to be held March 2 at Mago Grill & Cantina

Nicado Publishing company announced today that its celebration of Negocios Now’s 2016 Latinos 40 under 40 will be held March 2 at Mago Grill & Cantina – Roosevelt Collection.

This will be the second year in row that Negocios Now hosts this event to recognize an outstanding generation of young Latinos in the Chicago area.

The 40 Latino leaders were nominated by the community via website or by recommendations.

“Once again we will have an amazing selection of young Latino leaders that deserve recognition for all that they are doing for our community or their outstanding professional  achievements,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher and CEO.  “They are an inspiration, not only for the generation to come, but also for those Latinos who have worked hard to pave the way for them.”

The company received more than 70 nominations this year and will disclose the 40 finalists next week.

The honorees will receive their awards during the event. As the Millennial Sponsor, Remy Martin will give a special recognition to two multi-talented Latinos for their personal and professional success as well as their support to the community

Remy Martin, with the launch of its exciting new global campaign, “One life/live them,” will serve as the Negocios Now 40 Under 40 Millennial Sponsor for the second year in a row, highlighting the accomplishments of Chicago’s young Latino leaders.

“We are looking forward to having another  fun and unforgettable  event with our amazing young Latinos,” Nicado said.

During the event, Mago Grill & Cantina, which opened last summer, will be home to great food, Remy Martin cognac, Mariachis, raffles, Latin music, and networking opportunities for and with the new generation of leaders in the Chicago area. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online.

Remy Martin to be Millennial Sponsor at 2016-Latinos 40 Under 40

Chicago.- Remy Martin will join Negocios Now as Millennial Sponsor for the second digital edition and event of Latinos 40 Under 40 that recognizes the leadership of a new generation in the Chicago area.

“We are pleased to have Remy Martin once again as the Millennial sponsor of this unique event. Remy’s support was key to the launch of the first ever Latinos 40 under 40 last year in Chicago”, said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

The special edition will be exclusively in digital format and will come out at the end of December 2016.

Last year with the launch of its exciting new global campaign, “One life/live them” Remy Martin sponsored Negocios Now 40 Under 40 an event that highlighted accomplished young Latino leaders.  Remy Martin recognized two multi-talented Latinos for their personal and professional success as well as their support to the community.

“Remy Martin remains committed to the core principal and values that its founders used to establish the company almost three hundred years ago and for that reason they will again partner with Negocios Now to recognize and applaud two multi-talented Latinos”, said the company.

The 40 Latino leaders will be nominated by the community via the negociosnow.com/40under40 website. The deadline for nominations is December 10, 2016.

Those selected will represent a group of 40 outstanding Latino Chicagoans under the age of 40. The honorees will represent business, government, nonprofits, politics, sports, and education amongst other areas.

“The turnout and the impact of the first edition has shown us that we are on the right road in recognizing this young Latino generation who are making a difference in our community, business, corporate or government, and many other areas,” said Nicado.

The Presentation and Celebration will be held in March of 2017.

“Chicago is home to a tremendous amount of Latino talent that deserves recognition. This younger generation has learned a lot from their parents and members of their community about hard work. Most of them were born here, are university graduates, lovers of technology and they are the guarantee of future Latino leadership in Chicago,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.

Nicado Publishing Company, owner of Negocios Now is currently looking for sponsorship. “We look forward to the enthusiasm and participation of young Latinos that have been part of our content since our launch in 2007,” Nicado said. In order to support our ambitious efforts contact us at sponsorship@negociosnow.com or phone Kelly Yelmene at 773-942-7410.

About Remy Martin:

Founded in 1724, The House of Rémy Martin is the world’s leading producer of Cognac Fine Champagne.  Since they began, Remy has been producing premium spirits that consistently appeal to the world’s most discerning connoisseurs.   Passion and a commitment to excellence has sustained the brand for nearly three centuries. As a result of its masterful production and generations of tradition in Cognac, the House of Rémy Martin today produces Fine Champagne Cognacs, including Rémy Martin® V.S.O.P, Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal and Rémy Martin® XO Excellence.   For more information please visit remymartin.com

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. Negocios Now has received more than 10 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. Publisher Clemente Nicado, is the author of “Así lo hicieron”, a 2012 book featuring profiles of outstanding Hispanic business people in the Chicago area. In 2014 NPC launched the first Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago special edition and Gala event with resounding support from community members and Chicago leaders. Nicado is currently one of the board members of the NAHP.

 

National Minority Supplier Development Council Holds Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

Chicago is Host City for Annual Gathering, October 23-26, 2016; Event is Nation’s Largest Forum in Support of Supplier Diversity.

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  The 2016 National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, October 23-26. This annual event (www.nmsdcconference.com) is the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies and international organizations, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners, will convene to re-energize their collective efforts to develop and advocate for more vigorous participation by minority-owned firms in global corporate supply chains.

   The theme of this year’s NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is “Minority Supplier Development: Investing in the Future.” During the event, more than 20 educational seminar sessions and interactive workshops will engage attendees with details of the latest commercial advances, and strategies and techniques to prepare for economic developments in the coming years.

   Opportunities on Sunday, October 23, include “Boot Camps” for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), which offer strategic advice on customer relations, business management, and establishing collaborative relationships with other companies. On Monday, October 24, there will be a one-day Business Opportunity Exchange with more than 700 exhibit booths and opportunities for establishing business-to-business ties. Networking scenarios abound at this event as well as at the NMSDC Matchmaking Event for corporate members and certified MBEs on Tuesday, October 25, and in the Connect Zone business lounge.

   In one of the highlights of the Conference, the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency will again partner with NMSDC to present Powered by MBDA, a cluster of learning sessions featuring the latest information and trends in federal procurement, international trade and technological innovation. In addition, various federal agencies will also exhibit together in an area of the Business Opportunity Exchange known as Federal Gateway. Powered by MBDA is organized in conjunction with the National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week, an annual event scheduled by U.S. presidential proclamation since 1983).

  Wednesday, October 26, will see the Conference wrap up with a black-tie Awards Banquet and Reception, honoring the NMSDC Corporation of the Year, Corporate Innovation, Corporate Excellence in Access to Capital, and Supplier, Minority Supplier Development Leader and Regional Council of the Year.

   According to Joset Wright-Lacy, president of NMSDC, “The 2016 Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange will give forward-thinking corporate executives and minority business owners the tools to cope with shifting economic winds, and to take advantage of as-yet unimagined opportunities for commerce presented in the near – and more distant – future. As the U.S. nears the point where minorities comprise greater than 50% of the population, the need for strong minority-owned businesses in national and global supply chains will be vital to the health of our economy.”

   The economic impact generated by the Conference itself is considerable: $7.5 million total, including an estimate of more than $1 million in state and local taxes and 1,400+ jobs supported. A survey of last year’s Conference attendees show that 73% of the over 6,000 attendees spent more than $1,000 each in the Conference city.

   Conference sponsors include: Ampcus (MBE Presenting Sponsor), BP (Corporate Presenting Sponsor), MetLife (Corporate Platinum Sponsor), Ongweoweh Corp. (MBE Platinum Sponsor), VIVA (MBE Co-Chair) and Walgreens (Corporate Co-Chair). DiversityComm is the NMSDC’s media partner for the event. For a complete list of companies supporting the Conference, please go to www.nmsdcconference.com and scroll to the bottom.

  The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

 The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 23 affiliate regional councils across the country. The network also includes five international partner organizations located in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China and South Africa.

To meet the growing need for supplier diversity, NMSDC matches its more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our network of more than 1,750 corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. NMSDC, a unique and specialized player in the field of minority business enterprise, is proud of its unwavering commitment to advance Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers in a globalized corporate supply chain. For more information, visit www.NMSDC.org.

Rey del Acordeón y Mariscal del Desfile de La Villita

Por Esteban Montero-

Ídolo musical de mexicanos a ambos lados de la Frontera, Ramon Ayala encabezará este año el Desfile por la Independencia de México que anualmente organiza la Cámara de Comercio de La Villita y que tendrá lugar el 11 de   septiembre en este barrio del sur de la ciudad.

Ramón Ayala  — conocido como el Rey del Acordeón e Hijo Predilecto de Monterrey, la capital mundial de la música norteña—, será el Mariscal del 47 Desfile de la Cámara de Comercio de La Villita (LVCC, por su sigla en inglés), que tendrá lugar el próximo 11 de septiembre a partir del mediodía.

En un comunicado de prensa, LVCC hizo el anuncio al tiempo que reconoció a Ayala como un ícono de la música norteña. “Él nunca ha olvidado sus raíces. Nos sentimos honrados de tenerlo como el gran mariscal de este año en el desfile,” dijo el Director Ejecutivo de la institución, Jaime Di Paulo.

El 47o  desfile anual -que celebra el inicio de la independencia de México de España en 18 parte de la avenida Albany y continúa al oeste sobre la calle 26 hasta la avenida Kostner. Se considera considera uno de los más grandes en los Estados Unidos y reúne aproximadamente a  200,00 asistentes a lo largo de las 2 millas del famoso corredor comercial.

La celebración toma ribetes de una gran fiesta mexicana, el grupo latino más numeroso de la ciudad, con el paso de un centenar de carrozas y vehículos que representan a organizaciones, empresas, instituciones diversas y hasta oficiales electos que no desaprovechan la oportunidad de hacer acto de presencia ante la comunidad.

  Alcaldes, congresistas, deportistas, candidatos a puestos públicos, artistas, embajadores y hasta figuras, como el actual presidente Obama cuando era senador estatal, se han recibido “el baño de pueblo” durante aproximadamente media hora de recorrido.

 Los vivas a la Independencia, la música de las bandas norteñas,  las demostraciones de danzas y bailes mexicanos, los “charros” a caballo hacen del Desfile de La Villita, como simplemente se conoce, un evento sin paralelo en la ciudad.

  Ayala: Un regalo especial

Con unos 110 álbumes grabados y 35 millones de copias vendidas en más de 50 años de carrera artística, Ayala ha sido nominado seis veces a los premios Grammy y se ha llevado el galardón en cuatro ocasiones. Es que la música nació con él. A la corta edad de cinco años, comenzó a mostrar sus habilidades innatas con el que sería su primer acordeón, regalo de su padre.

A partir de entonces, su don para la música no hizo más que crecer. Los Alegres de Terán, considerados como los auténticos pioneros de la canción norteña, fueron su gran fuente de inspiración en los inicios de su carrera, una carrera que empezó en las cantinas de su ciudad natal y los pueblos aledaños.

Precisamente en una de esas cantinas, ”El Cadillac”, fue donde se estrenó como integrante del dueto Los Relámpagos del Norte, junto al cantante Cornelio Reyna. Luego de cuatro años de mucho esfuerzo, los artistas consiguieron grabar el tema “Ya no llores” con Bego Records, y así fue como empezaron a tener éxito.

Consiguieron notoriedad, primero, a nivel local y, luego, a escala nacional. Sin embargo, pocos años después, decidieron separarse. Contra todo pronóstico, la carrera de Ayala continuó sin mayores tropiezos: muy pronto formaría parte de Los Bravos del Norte, grupo que empezó a cosechar éxitos desde que firmara su contrato inicial con el sello musical estadounidense discos Marsol.

Más de 50 años después, la agrupación sigue en la preferencia del público. Han grabado 13 álbumes y deleitado a sus fans con más de mil canciones.

 Ahora, Ayala se prepara para asistir como mariscal al evento que celebra la independencia de México de España en 1810 en un barrio cuyos habitantes viven orgulloso de sus raíces

? Paul Roldan receives “Community Champion Award” in Who’s Who Gala Event

Paul Roldan will receive the Community Champion Award during the Negocios Now’s Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala Event to be held on July 8, at the Chicago Cultural Center.

 As president and founder of Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, Paul has overseen more than $550 million in development work on 54 separate developments for families and the elderly.

 Roldan’s company has had a huge impact in several Hispanic communities in Chicago, particularly for the more vulnerable families that live there. HHC developments include  4,200 apartments that have served multiple generations, giving thousands of families the opportunity to save money by paying lower rent, allowing them to escape poverty.

 “For years, Paul has demonstrated being a real champion of our community opening the doors for thousands of families that hadn’t found viable options for living quarters” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.

 In 1988, Mr. Roldán was awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his work in community development. He committed $100,000 of his fellowship award to the establishment of the Teresa and Hipólito Roldán Community Development Scholarship Fund in order to attract Latinos to the community development field.

 He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College and a master’s degree in urban studies from Long Island University in New York.