A National Award-Winning Publication

NegociosNow wins Gold award in the NAHP’s 31st annual José Martí Publishing Contest


(OCTOBER 2013, CHICAGO) – NegociosNow, the flagship publication of Chicago-based Nicado Publishing Co., was awarded the first-place Gold prize by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) at its convention held in September at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. Now in its 31st year, the award is the top honor issued in the annual José Martí Publishing Awards program organized by the NAHP.

The bilingual publication is unique in the country and has been awarded seven national prizes since 2007, including the Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence by the Chicago Headline Club in 2012. In September 2013, the business paper received special recognition from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its national convention in Chicago for its contributions to the Hispanic business community.

“This award encourages us to continue our efforts to deliver a paper at a high professional level and focused on the development of small business,” said Clemente Nicado, NegociosNow Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. “I am dedicating this prize to all who have contributed to making this dream a reality.”

The prize for “Outstanding Business Article” went to a piece published by Nicado entitled “Y Adela Cepeda llegará a los 100 billones” (Adela Cepeda to reach $100 billion), written at the time that Ms. Cepeda, owner of AC Advisory, a bond investment firm, reached this volume of financial transactions.

Nicado added: “I also want to recognize that this award is also due to the support from sponsors who have recognized NegociosNow as a vehicle to reach the emerging Hispanic business community through useful and well-written content, as well as excellent design.”

NegociosNow’s sponsors include Comcast, United Airlines, BMO Harris Bank, Sprint, Wintrust Financial Corp., Verizon, Liberty Power, American Family Insurance and State Farm, among others.

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications

Founded in 1982 to promote Spanish language publications, the NAHP is a non-partisan trade advocacy organization representing the leading Spanish language publications, which boast a combined circulation of more than 23 million and serve 41 market in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

About Nicado Publishing Co.

Nicado Publishing was launched in 2006 with a strong focus on Hispanic niche markets. The company owns NegociosNow, a Hispanic business publication (www.negociosnow.com); El Chicago Hispano, a community newspaper; Hispanic Writing Services (www.hispanicwriting.com); and the Hispanic Business Directory (www.negociosnowdirectory.com). Nicado served as an international press correspondent in multiple countries during his career. Since 2008, he has received more than 15 national awards.

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