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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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USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez resigns

The President and CEO of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), Javier Palomarez resigned his position, the organization reported.

The resignation takes place after  The New York Time reported an allegation of sexual harassment and alleged mismanagement of funds, which was immediately denied by Palomarez and now confirmed by the USHCC Board of Directors after an independent investigation.

“Working with outside attorneys and auditors for the past three months, and in response to the allegations of a former board member and a former employee, the Board of Directors conducted a thorough review of the allegations of financial and sexual misconduct by of its President and CEO, Javier Palomarez. In the end, the Board has determined that there is no evidence of misconduct or financial, labor or sexual misconduct, “the USHCC says in a statement.

The president of the Board of Directors of the USHCC, Don Salazar, thanked Palomarez for his service to the organization.

“Under his direction, the USHCC has become one of the most influential advocacy groups in the country for Hispanics and small American businesses,” he adds.

However – he continues – after much deliberation and careful consideration for the future of the USHCC, Mr. Palomarez and the Board have mutually agreed to undergo a leadership transition for the organization.

To that end, the USHCC appointed a Government Committee that will oversee leadership changes in the coming weeks. In the meantime, an interim Director of Operations will be selected to work with the USHCC Board of Directors, Mr. Palomarez and the camera staff to ensure a seamless transition and uninterrupted support and promotion of Hispanic entrepreneurs across the United States. note.

For his part, Palomarez said in his Facebook account that he says goodbye “with gratitude” from the organization.

“I am extremely proud of my 9-year term as President and CEO of the USHCC, always appreciating what we, as a team, have achieved for the 4.4 million businesses owned by Hispanics in the United States and countless corporate executives.

“I know that representing these people is too important a mission for distractions and internal division, so I look forward to working with the Board and staff in the coming weeks to put in place a leadership team that can inspire more in our community. to build businesses and achieve the American dream, “he said.

Palomarez expressed “to all those who were part of this incredible trip. I learned a lot from all of you … friend and enemy. In my life, I worry about what is right, instead of who is right. And after so much division and acrimony, the right thing to do is to get away. A farewell with gratitude, acceptance and truth “.