Candidates will come from a variety of industries including Business, Non-Profit, Media, Cultural & Education, Government, Healthcare, and the Corporate sector.
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 July 8 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.
”We expect to celebrate another successful event and we are pleased by the support that Negocios Now has received to celebrate the Hispanic leadership in Chicago,” said Clemente Nicado, founder and publisher of Negocios Now.
In the past two years the gala has been sponsored by American Family Insurance, BMO Harris Bank, Chevrolet, Comcast, Nielsen, Wintrust, United Airlines, Reyes Holding, State Farm and Verizon, as well as small businesses such as Monterrey Security, Prado & Renteria, R&G Engineering and others.
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. Publisher Clemente Nicado, is the author of “Así lo hicieron”, a 2012 book featuring profiles of outstanding Hispanic businesspeople in the Chicago area. Negocios Now received two additional national awards in 2013 and 4 more awards in 2014 and last year. Nicado is a board member of NAHP.