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Founder of Negocios Now named “Latino Publisher of the Year”


Chicago (HINA) – Negocios Now founder Clemente Nicado received the “Latino Publisher of the Year” award during the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) convention, held October 24-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The judging panel, which included renowned editors and journalists and a Pulitzer prize-winner, considered Nicado’s three-decade-long journalistic career and his work as publisher of Negocios Now, an award-winning publication founded in 2007.

“This award is much more than an award, it’s a dream. I feel very fortunate to have received an award for my passion. My passion for good journalism, for making Negocios Now a publication that has a real impact in our community,” Nicado said.

The NAHP also gave Negocios Now two other honors: A Gold award for Outstanding Business Section and for Outstanding Video Promoting a Publication, solidifying Negocios Now’s reputation as the most highly decorated Latino business publication in the country over the last decade.

Negocios Now is a B2B Hispanic publication based in Chicago with digital national distribution. Through its Custom Division, its parent company Nicado Publishing is expanding Negocios Now to other markets, including Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, New York, and Philadephia.

“The success of Negocios Now is not just due to my experience in the industry, but to the support that I have in the community and from a group of sponsors who believe in what we do. This award has been given to a small business that tries to help other small businesses with useful content that supports their growth and success. This rich interaction has made Negocios Now a unique and highly decorated publication,” Nicado said.

More about Clemente Nicado

Clemente Nicado is a Cuban Journalist with a tremendous passion for journalism that has earned him and his publication, Negocios Now, many awards over the past 10 years.

He was hired by the Chicago Tribune in 2003 to launch HOY, Chicago’s first daily Hispanic newspaper. Four years later, he founded Nicado Publishing Co. and launched Negocios Now, a national-award-winning publication focused on the Hispanic entrepreneur.

Nicado is a former international correspondent with 30 years of experience in journalism. He worked for Latin American News agencies for 10 years, covering a wide range of issues spanning the economy, trade, public safety, elections, Olympic Games, summits, finance, and immigration.

Through Nicado Publishing, he also launched the Hispanic News Agency (HINA), El Chicago Hispano – a custom publication tailored for different organizations, CarsEnEspanol.com, and El Viajero Latino. He is the author of “Así lo hicieron,” a 2012 book featuring profiles of outstanding Hispanic business owners in Chicago.

Since 2008, Nicado has received more than 20 national awards from the NAHP, the Catholic Press Association of US and Canada (CPA) and the Chicago Headline Club, including a Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence in 2012. These achievements position Nicado as one of the most frequently awarded Hispanic journalists in the United States in the past 10 years.

In 2014, Nicado published the first “Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Special Edition” and held an accompanying gala, and one year later he launched “Latinos 40 Under 40” to recognize the new Latino generation. He is also a NAHP Board member (Hispanic News Agency-HINA)

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