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Nicado Publishing Company to receive a grant from USHCC and UPS

HINA News Wire

 Washington, DC- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Educational Fund (USHCCEF) in partnership with UPS has selected Nicado Publishing Company (NPC) to receive a grant in the amount of $5,000 in an effort to help this organization to grow in the pandemic.

“We are blessed by the continued support we have had from organizations, sponsors and the community in general to continue our work of informing, opening doors to opportunities and celebrating the success of our community”, said Clemente Nicado, Publisher.

“I want to thank UPS and USHCC for their generosity in supporting a small business whose mission is to help Latino businesses move forward regardless of the obstacles in their way to success”, he said.

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“For more than a decade, Negocios Now has been a proud media partner of the USHCC.  I commend the USHCC President and CEO, Ramiro Cavazos, and his team for their tireless work in helping the Hispanic community during the pandemic” Nicado said.

Based in Chicago, NPC holds several publications including Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication, and El Chicago Hispano, its community newspaper. Founded in 2007, the company is also the host of Who’s Who in the Hispanic community and Latinos 40 under 40.

 During the pandemic, Nicado Publishing has also received grants from McCormick Foundation and Hispanic Federation, a community organization based in New York City.

 The news comes as Negocios Now prepares the annual Gala “Who’s Who in Hispanic Business in Chicago’s Suburbs”, at The Drake Oak Brook, Autograph Collection, on August 20th.

 Negocios Now, NPC’s flagship publication, has received more than 20 national awards in the past decade and a Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence. In 2018, Clemente Nicado was selected “Latino Publisher of the Year” by the National Association of Hispanic Publication (NAHP). 

 For more than 40 years, the USHCC has been America’s leading national Hispanic business organization, representing 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses, more than 260 local Hispanic chambers of commerce, and the voice of 61 million Latinas and Latinos contributing more than $2.6 trillion to the American economy each year. 



Latinos 40 Under 40 Microsoft Executive to receive Rising Star Award

Teresa Gonzalez-Swinton was selected by Negocios Now to receive the 2018 Latinos 40 under 40  Rising Star Award during the award ceremony at Laticinity, on March 7, 2019.

Gonzalez-Swinton is a Senior Sales Director at Bing Advertising Sales at Microsoft, where she leads a team that manages some of the largest customers in the Central Region. As a dedicated sales leader, with a proven track record of guiding her teams to business success, she leads with a passion for diversity and inclusion, as she is committed to breaking stereotypes and supporting women.

“Teresa has an amazing, impressive profile. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations, once again, and we hope she will continue to have professional success,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher of Negocios Now.

Negocios Now has also chosen Alejandro Benitez, who is a financial educator and owner of AB Financial to receive the Youngest Latino Under 40 Award. “At 25, not only is Alejandro the youngest of this amazing group of 40 under 40, but he is also a leader in the community, empowering and educating regarding finances, and above all, he is a ‘Dreamer’, said Nicado.

Lastly, Lizzette Medina is to receive The Leader of the Pack Award. Medina is a business owner of a landscaping company, who breaks all paradigms, leading business in an industry traditionally run by men.

The award-winning publication, Negocios Now will host its fourth annual “Latinos 40 Under 40” event to recognize the leadership of young Latinos in the Chicago area. The award celebration and networking event will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 10 pm. at Latinicity, 108 N. Street, Chicago (Block 37).

The 40 Under 40 recipients were selected after a four-month process, with over 120 nominations: these are some of Chicago’s finest professional in their respective fields: they represent business, corporate, government, nonprofits, education sectors, and other industries. Tickets are available on EventBrite at this link: CLICK HERE.

Meet Karina Sanchez – Latinos 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

Negocios Now is proud to present Latinos 40 Under 40’s Class of 2018. We’d like to showcase the 40 between now and March 7th, that’ll be the day of the event to celebrate and recognize these forty individuals, some of Chicago’s finest Latino professionals.

#35 –Karina Sanchez

Mentoring the next generation of leaders

Age: 26

Title: Diversity & Inclusion Associate

Name of Organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Karina is a Diversity & Inclusion Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (FRBC) where she helps cultivate a culture of inclusivity and belonging through her leadership and oversight of the Bank’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). This past year, she served on the committee that lead the Bank’s first Future Leaders Program, a conference that raised awareness among high school/college students about the various opportunities in the Technology (IT)/Information Security (IS) space.

She holds an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University and a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Women & Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago (Go Ramblers!).

Her passion for D&I started at her Alma Mater where she was a student leader for underrepresented students under the Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office. At Loyola, she was also involved in other leadership positions including the VP of the Latino Organization and a Residence Assistant.

As a daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate, Karina understands the value of mentorship, access, and representation. She is very engaged in the community and shares her story of resilience in hopes of sparking inspiration in others. She serves as the Executive Vice President for Prospanica Chicago, sits on the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement’s Young Professionals Board as the Professional Development Co-Chair, and serves on the Illinois Diversity Council as the Secretary and Young Professional Liaison where she is developing a resource group for millennials.

Outside of work and volunteering, Karina enjoys cooking vegan food, hanging out with friends, and practicing self-care.


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