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.