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Negocios Now announces list of “50 Powerful Hispanic Businesses” in Illinois


Esteban Montero

Chicago, Jun 29 (HINA Wire) – Negocios Now announced its “50 Powerful Hispanics in Illinois” list today as part of the multi-award-winning publication’s 15th anniversary celebrations.

The list includes entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, including professional services, investment, construction, manufacturing, food and restaurant, among others.

“It is an honor for us to feature in our pages this extraordinary group of entrepreneurs who have managed to grow their companies with ingenuity and much sacrifice,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.

The list will appear in the special edition of Negocios Now dedicated to the Who’s Who in Hispanic Business Gala, which will take place at the Palmer House Hilton on July 15.

 “We are glad to know that many of them will be celebrating fifteen years of Negocios Now at the Palmer House. I can’t wait to say ‘thank you very much’ for their cooperation in making this edition possible,” said Nicado.

 For Nicado, the list of 50 businessmen and women seeks to inspire other business owners who struggle every day to get ahead while overcoming all kinds of obstacles.

“When we talk about power, it is not only measured by the money that is made, but by the strength of entrepreneurs to overcome difficulties to get ahead. In this sense, we can say with no mistake that our entire business community is powerful,” said Nicado

 In the edition, Negocios Now also recognizes several dozen outstanding figures in the categories of Business, Corporate, Real Estate, Law and Technology.

 Wintrust Bank is the presenting sponsor for the event, which also is supported by Peoples Gas, ComEd, United Airlines, BMO, Comcast, Enriquez Produce, UIC and Palmex. 

 Below is Negocios Now’s list of the 50 Powerful Hispanic Businesses in Illinois:

1- David Andalcio

Founder & CEO

Wynndalco Enterprises LLC

 2-Dan Arce

President, Sun Optics

General Manager, Tropical Optical Vision Centers

3- Cristina Beran


Chicago Voice & Data Authority

4-George Burciaga

Managing Partner


  5- Martin Cabrera

Founder & CEO

Cabrera Capital Markets  and Cabrera Capital Partners

 6- Olga Camargo

Founder & CEO

FARO Associates

 7- Henry Cardenas

Founder and CEO

Cardenas Marketing Network

 8- Rodrigo D’Escoto

Founder & CEO

Reflection Window + Wall

  9- Javier Diaz


Seven D, LLC

10- Rafael Diaz

President & Co-founder

Diaz Group LLC

 11-Cesar Dovalina Jr.


Cristina Foods Inc.

 12- Jose Duarte


Blackwood Group LLC

 13- Pablo Enriquez


Enriquez Produce Inc.

 14- Jorge L. Escarpita

Founder & President

Escarpita Construction

 15- Ezequiel Flores

Founder & CEO

Flying Concessions

16- Ezequiel Fuentes 


Mi Tierra Restaurant 

 17- Guillermo Garcia

President & CEO

GSG Consultants Inc.

 18- Brenda Garza Karhoff

President & Principal Founder

Garza Karhoff Engineering LLC

 19- Juan Gaytan

Founder & Chairman

Monterrey Security Consultants Inc.

 20-  Ozzie Godinez

CEO & Co-founder

PACO Collective

 21– Martin Hernandez

President & Founder

Burrito Parrilla Mexicana

 22- Samara Hernandez

Founding Partner

Chingona Ventures

 23- Jose Jimenez


 Carnicerías Jiménez

24– Daniel Leon


El Rey USA Meats & Seafood Inc.

 25- Jose Maldonado

Founder & Owner

Old Veteran Construction Inc.

 26- Enrique Mesa


Mesa Electronics

27- Jorge Miranda



  28- Juan Gabriel Moreno 



29Mike Moreno


Moreno’s Liquors

30- Gregg Ontiveros


Group O

 31- Joann P. Ornelas-Bauer


Dynamic Utility Solutions

  32– Brian Ortiz


Trinidad Construction

 33- John Peña

President & General Manager

New Star Lighting

 34– Maria de J. Prado


Prado & Renteria CPAs

 35- Rick Rivera


Reach Grow Exceed Engineering

  36- Eduardo Rodriguez

Founder & CEO

San Jose Imports Inc.

 37-Horacio Rodriguez


El Encanto Products, inc

 38- Paul Roldan


Hispanic Housing Development Corp.

 39- Patricia Saldaña Natke


UrbanWorks Ltd.

 40- Mike Saltijeral


Industrial Fence, Inc.

41- Manuel “Manny“ Sanchez

Founder & Managing Partner

Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP

 42- Sam Sanchez

Principal Partner

Third Coast Hospitality

 43- Carmen Solano-De Carrier



44-Luis Solarte


Fortune Growers

45- Luis Toledo 


Mid-West Moving & Storage

 46-Homero Tristan


Tristan Cervantes Attorney at Law

47- Robert (Bob) Valdes


Valdes Engineering Company 

48- Socorro Vazquez 


Toro Construction

 49- Jose D Vega


La Galera Produce

 50- Arthur Zayas Miller

President & CEO

MZI Group Inc.

For more information about the “Who’s Who Gala Event” email whoiswho@negociosnow.com or kyelmene@negociosnow.com or call Kelly Yelmene at 773-942-7410

About Negocios Now

Negocios Now is currently the most award-winning Hispanic business publication in the U.S. The publication reaches more than 250,000 print readers and thousands more across the country through its digital platform. Negocios Now informs Latino businesses on good business strategies and connects companies that offer B2B services through networking events. Negocios Now has received more than 20 national awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and a “Peter Lisagor Award” from the Chicago Headline Club for General Excellence. Negocios Now is the host of Who’s Who in Hispanic Business and Latinos 40 under 40 that highlights business leaders in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Houston. In 2018, Negocios Now’s founder, Clemente Nicado, was named “Latino Publisher of the Year” in the U.S. by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). He also serves on the board of Allies for Community Business.