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Elianne Ramos named recipient of Social Media Innovator Award by Maryland governor

 

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A veteran in the fields of social media and public relations with a portfolio that boasts collaborations with the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and the National Park Foundation, Elianne Ramos is also one of the founders of the Border Kids Relief Project, a collaborative effort by several Hispanic organizations to assist refugee children.

Speak Hispanic, a woman’s owned and operated social enterprise, today announced that its Principal, Elianne Ramos, has been named a recipient of the Social Media Innovator Award, granted by the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The award was presented to Ms. Ramos on October 15, 2014, during the annual Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the Governor’s home in Annapolis.

In her letter to Ms. Ramos, Commission Chair Yolanda María Martínez said, “Our community’s achievements have been made possible because of this administration’s commitment to diversity and the belief in the dignity and respect of every individual. However, we also acknowledge that we could not have done this without the individuals like you who are committed to working on behalf of the Hispanic community to make this State a great place.”

“Social tools have allowed the democratization of information and participation in civic life for so many segments of the population, and being able to use them to help empower our Latino community is a reward in itself,” said Elianne Ramos. “It is an extraordinary honor to be recognized for work that is so deeply fulfilling to me in so many levels, especially when said recognition comes from a distinguished group of people whom I admire and respect so much. I humbly and gratefully accept this award as a sign that I am on the right path.”

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3BallMTY announces dates and cities for final leg of 2014 Honda Civic Tour

 

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3BallMTY Live at the Honda Stage Launch (PR Newswire)

 

Tour dates for the third and final leg of the highly anticipated 2014 Honda Civic Tour featuring Latin DJ trio 3BallMTY will extend through November and December with performances coming to major markets including Dallas, Houston, New York, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. Tickets for Honda Civic Tour will go on sale starting Friday, October 17 and ticket information can be found at www.HondaCivicTour.com. Bilingual hip-hop group Los Rakas will support 3BallMTY on all dates.

3BallMTY (pronounced: Tribal Monterrey) is Erick Rincon, DJ Otto, and Sheeqo Beat – a cultural phenomenon and an award-winning electronic Latin music group from Monterrey, Mexico that received the Best New Artist award at the Latin Grammys in 2012. The young artists specialize in electronic mixes that combine cumbia and tropical music with pre-Hispanic influenced musical textures. As one of the most important and authentic representatives of “La Generacion Tribal” or “tribal generation,” 3BallMTY has broken cultural, generational and language barriers.

“We are honored to have been chosen as the first Latin artists to participate in the Honda Civic Tour and look forward to continuing the success of previous tours,” said Sheeqo Beat of 3BallMTY.

In staying true to annual tradition, all of this year’s Honda Civic Tour headliners have created their own customized Honda Civic vehicles, each showcasing the individual band’s style. Offering a nod to the fashion styles of dance music in Mexico, 3BallMTY‘s design showcases swoop imagery and utilizes diamonds to signify the deep roots of cultural music transformed to modern, electronic sounds.

Fans will have the opportunity to win one of nine incredible prizes through the 2014 Honda Civic Tour Sweepstakes, including a 2015 Honda CBR300R sport machine with 3BallMTY’s signature design. Grand prizes have included three custom-designed and autographed Honda Civic Coupe EX-Ls. First prizes have included a customized 2014 Honda Ruckus scooter featuring a co-design by Grouplove and Portugal. The Man and a customized 2014 Honda Grom motorcycle with custom paint design from American Authors. Second prizes include three amazing flyaway trips to join the Honda Civic Tour at designated stops, including Honda Civic Tour featuring Grouplove and Portugal. The Man at Rumsey Field (Central Park) in New York, American Authors at Paradise Rock Club in Boston and 3BallMTY at The Regent in Los Angeles. Each trip includes flights and hotel for a 3-day, 2-night stay for the winner and a guest, along with premiere tickets for the show. Fans can
 click here for online entry, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions and full official rules.

Now in its 13th year, Honda Civic Tour is not one, but three successive tours in 2014, highlighting three distinct genres of music, that also serve as a significant pillar of the new Honda Stage music platform. Alternative rock bands Grouplove and Portugal. The Man co-headlined the first 2014 Honda Civic Tour this summer with Tokyo Police Club and Typhoon supporting on various dates. Brooklyn-based pop rock band American Authors are currently headlining the second leg with support from The Mowgli’s, Echosmith and Oh Honey, with U.S. dates running through mid-November.

Honda’s commitment to music runs deep, with a 13-year history presenting the popular Honda Civic Tour, as well as hosting Honda Stages at premier U.S. music festivals including Governors Ball, Music Midtown and Austin City Limits Music Festival. Honda’s passion for music content curation and delivering unique experiences to music enthusiasts has led the automaker’s development of the new Honda Stage platform. The Honda Stage program provides music fans one-of-a-kind music experiences through live performances and digital content: www.YouTube.com/HondaStage.

Under the Honda Stage program, American Honda brings together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality music content available today, through dozens of live events and exclusive online content. The success of the Honda Civic Tour makes it a natural fit as a pillar of the Honda Stage program.

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RBFF’s “Vamos a Pescar” campaign wins two W3 Silver Awards from AIVA

 

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Screenshot, Vamos a Pescar Web site (vamosapescar.org).

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Hispanic-focused “Vamos a Pescar” campaign website received two 2014 W3 Silver Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

VamosAPescar.org was honored for excellence in the general website and mobile website categories. This year’s competitionreceived more than 4,000 entries from organizations across the globe.

“We’re thrilled to receive these awards from W3,” RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson said in a statement. “It’s great to see our efforts to engage the Hispanic community being recognized as we aim to grow participation in fishing and boating among all Americans, generating important funds for state conservation efforts.”

VamosAPescar.org received the award in the mobile website category for its use of responsive design format, which allows it to be scalable to mobile devices.

The General Website-Lifestyle award honors websites that feature special interests and lifestyle advice. The Mobile Website–Education award honors mobile websites that provide educational materials for individuals and families.

Launched in April, VamosAPescar.org is a one-stop resource for Hispanic boaters and anglers to learn, plan and equip for a day on the water. The site is part of a larger campaign the RBFF launched to engage the rapidly growing Hispanic community in boating and fishing.

In addition to VamosAPescar.org, the campaign includes Spanish-language advertisements and experiential marketing. RBFF stakeholders are encouraged to use free Spanish-language resources available in the Take Me Fishing Resource Center.

The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning websites, marketing programs and video work created for the web. A complete list of W3 award winners is available at www.w3award.com.

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NALEO Educational Fund to address impact of Latino voters and candidates

 

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NALEO Web site, www.naleo.org.

 

 

Two weeks before Election Daythe National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will brief media and partners on the crucial impact Latino voters and candidates will have on the outcome of Election 2014.  The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the National Press Club (MWL Room) in Washington, D.C.

With Latinos on both sides of the aisle running in some of the most competitive Congressional races this year, Latino candidates are poised to play a pivotal role in Election 2014.  At the state level, Latino candidates are pursuing statewide positions across the nation, including in “nontraditional” states like Rhode Island and Wyoming.  Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director, will take a closer look at this year’s races to watch and discuss the potential impact Latino candidates will have on the number of Latinos serving in Congress and state legislatures nationwide following Election 2014.

In addition to races involving Latino candidates, NALEO Educational Fund will examine competitive races for Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives where the Latino vote is likely to have a decisive impact.  According to NALEO Educational Fund, more than 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots this November, up 1.2 million from the 2010 midterm elections.

Leading Latino leaders will also be on hand for an in-depth panel discussion on the impact of Latino voters and candidates this election year.  Panel participants will include Latino Victory Project President Cristobal Alex, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza and NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas.

WHAT:
NALEO Educational Fund’s 2014 Races to Watch: The Power of Latino Voters and Candidates Luncheon Briefing

WHO:
Cristobal Alex, Latino Victory Project President
Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director
Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
The National Press Club – Murrow/White/Lisagor Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

 

Two weeks before Election Daythe National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will brief media and partners on the crucial impact Latino voters and candidates will have on the outcome of Election 2014.  The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the National Press Club (MWL Room) in Washington, D.C.

With Latinos on both sides of the aisle running in some of the most competitive Congressional races this year, Latino candidates are poised to play a pivotal role in Election 2014.  At the state level, Latino candidates are pursuing statewide positions across the nation, including in “nontraditional” states like Rhode Island and Wyoming.  Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director, will take a closer look at this year’s races to watch and discuss the potential impact Latino candidates will have on the number of Latinos serving in Congress and state legislatures nationwide following Election 2014.

In addition to races involving Latino candidates, NALEO Educational Fund will examine competitive races for Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives where the Latino vote is likely to have a decisive impact.  According to NALEO Educational Fund, more than 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots this November, up 1.2 million from the 2010 midterm elections.

Leading Latino leaders will also be on hand for an in-depth panel discussion on the impact of Latino voters and candidates this election year.  Panel participants will include Latino Victory Project President Cristobal Alex, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza and NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas.

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WHAT:
NALEO Educational Fund’s 2014 Races to Watch: The Power of Latino Voters and Candidates Luncheon Briefing

WHO:
Cristobal Alex, Latino Victory Project President
Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director
Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
The National Press Club – Murrow/White/Lisagor Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

 

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Blue Moon Brewing partners with L.A. artist to create Hispanic-themed mural

 

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“The Great Wall of Los Angeles” is among the public works of art commissioned by SPARC (Photo credit: SPARC Web site, www.sparcinla.org)

This fall, Blue Moon Brewing Company® is embracing its artfully crafted heritage by partnering with Los Angeles-based artist Wenceslao Quiroz to create a mural in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The mural will be a rendition of one of Quiroz’s unique works and will be completed in time to close out Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 15. To inspire further beautification in the community, Blue Moon will make a donation to the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).

The mural site, located on a wall at 2001 7th St. in Los Angeles, is one of many walls that have been used as canvases for illegal graffiti in Boyle Heights, an issue SPARC has been working to alleviate for more than 30 years. Blue Moon’s $5,000 donation to SPARC will help fund future art projects in the area.

“We are excited to continue building on SPARC’s legacy of public arts projects in the community and to be able to support the arts in L.A.,” said Keith Villa, founder and head brewmaster at Blue Moon Brewing Company. “L.A. is known for its history of Latino muralists, so we are delighted that Blue Moon can help expand on SPARC’s efforts to help preserve the city’s colorful landscape.”

Quiroz’s celebration of culture in his artwork made him a clear choice for Blue Moon, whose founder has also drawn inspiration from his own Hispanic heritage when it comes to his art of brewing. Similar to Villa, Quiroz adheres to a strong work ethic that promotes unity and empowerment.

Locals will have an opportunity to meet Quiroz Oct.15 at 6 p.m. at a restaurant on East 7th St. and Mateo St. across from the mural site. The meet-and-greet will also include a short program to present SPARC with the donation and celebrate the completion of the mural.

 

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SiriusXM announces broadcast of exclusive ICONOS Event with Carlos Santana

 

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SiriusXM announced today that legendary rock star Carlos Santana will sit down in front of a live studio audience of SiriusXM listeners on Tuesday, October 14 for its series “SiriusXM ICONOS,” intimate gatherings with iconic Latin musicians, entertainers and ambassadors of Latino culture.

“SiriusXM ICONOS with Carlos Santana” will feature the famed guitarist, multiple GRAMMY® and Latin Grammy® award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer discussing everything from his early days playing the strip bars in Tijuana and musical influences to his upcoming memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light (Little, Brown and Company).

Carlos Santana is a rock star in every sense of the word and we feel honored to welcome him to our SiriusXM studios,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.  “We look forward to hosting Santana for our ‘ICONOS’ series as he discusses his groundbreaking, multigenerational music and his heartfelt dedication to humanitarian causes.”

“SiriusXM’s ICONOS with Carlos Santana,” which will take place at the SiriusXM studios in Washington D.C., will air simultaneously on SiriusXM Caliente channel 150 and La Kueva channel 540 on Tuesday, November 4 at 5:00 pm ET and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.   After the broadcast, “SiriusXM’s ICONOS with Carlos Santana” will also be available to subscribers on SiriusXM On Demand.

Born in Autlan, MexicoCarlos Santana has been the recipient of numerous awards, including ten Grammy Awards® and three Latin Grammy Awards®.  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Santana’s works entered the Grammy Hall of Fame and Latin Grammy Hall of Fame.  Carlos Santana was inducted into the NAACP Image Hall of Fame, and was dedicated a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He has also received accolades for his social engagements including the UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Spirit Award and Patrick Lippert Award.

La Kueva is SiriusXM’s Latin Rock channel airing music by Santana, Mana, Juanes, Zoe, Jarabe De Palo, Molotov, Cafe Tacuba, and many more.

Caliente plays a mix of the biggest tropical, salsa, merengue and reggaeton hits, playing, among others, Marc AnthonyJuan Luis GuerraRomeo Santos, Daddy Yankee and Prince Royce.

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NESTLE ABUELITA and Chef Richard Sandoval celebrate tradition with Día de los Muertos recipes

 

 

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Chef Richard Sandoval is the owner and chef of 37 Latin-themed restaurants around the world. (NESTLE® Abuelita Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Abuelita)

The spirit of our ancestors never leaves us, and Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) offers the perfect occasion to remember the lives of those who have gone before us and the family traditions they shared. Acknowledging those traditions, NESTLÉ® ABUELITA™, the authentic Mexican chocolate with a hint of cinnamon, celebrates Día de los Muertos by creating new traditions through food and cuisine.

NESTLÉ ABUELITA has partnered with celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval, featured on reality show Top Chef Masters and owner and chef of 37 Latin-themed restaurants throughout the world, to create a NESTLÉ ABUELITA keepsake recipe booklet with six exclusive creations. Chef Sandoval will make appearances at four public events, offering in-store sampling of the recipes in the following cities: October 10 – El Super in Los Angeles; October 25 – Fiesta Market in Houston; October 31 – Northgate Market inLos Angeles; and November 2 – Vallarta Market in Burbank.  Recipe booklet giveaways also are scheduled at 250 Hispanic retail locations in Southern California, Chicago and Texas from October 1 through November 2, 2014.

Featured recipes using NESTLÉ ABUELITA go beyond a chocolate beverage by incorporating Mexican chocolate in unique dishes to be enjoyed throughout the year.  Creamy Chocolate Guava Wontons – Wontones Cremosos de Chocolate y Guayaba are shown in a “how-to” video with Chef Sandoval and his daughter.  Other chocolate-inspired appetizers, soups, main dishes and desserts include:

  • Chocolate Adobo Rubbed Pork Chops – Chuletas de Puerco con Adobo de Chocolate
  • Chocolate Jerk Chicken Wings – Alitas de Pollo con Chocolate al Estilo Jamaicano
  • Avocado Gazpacho with Chocolate Chili Oil – Sopa Fría de Aguacate con Aceite de Chiles y Chocolate
  • Mexican Chocolate Tart – Tarta de Chocolate Mexicano
  • Fragrant Seafood Soup with Chocolate Broth – Sopa Fragante de Mariscos con Caldo de Chocolate

According to Chef Sandoval, “Passing on family traditions to the next generation is so important, and we routinely share our love and affection around traditional recipes that stir the senses.  We always had NESTLÉ ABUELITA on our shelves in Mexico, but it’s much more than for making a cup of chocolate or champurrado.  Over the years, I developed original recipes with a modern touch that include this tasty ingredient for new generations to enjoy with family and friends in the United States.”

Carlos Velasco, President of the International Brands Division of Nestlé USA, added, “We’re excited about this partnership and recipe series with Chef Sandoval to create more traditions and opportunities to cook with NESTLÉ ABUELITA and celebrate Hispanic culture in a personal way. Whether decorating colorful sugar skulls, making altar ofrenda offerings, visiting gravesites or partaking in favorite foods, Hispanic families recognize Día de los Muertos as a time of reflection and a celebration of life.”

 

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Univision and IES partner to increase online presence of Hispanic-serving colleges

 

 

 

 

 

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Integrated Education Solutions Web site (www.integratededsolutions.com).

 

 

Integrated Education Solutions (IES) and Univision Communications Inc. today announced a strategic alliance to help Hispanic serving institutions develop their online capabilities. IES and UCI will work with colleges and universities experienced in serving Hispanic students to build new online educational offerings, or expand current efforts.

IES will provide a turnkey solution to institutions seeking to offer online courses and degree programs, including program planning, instructional design, recruitment and student services, virtual campus management and regulatory compliance consulting.

“IES has tremendous expertise in this area, built on DeVry Education Group’s more than 20 years of experience managing programs and serving students from the certificate to the doctoral level,” said Stephanie Woodson, executive director of IES. “We are excited to work with Univision and Hispanic serving colleges and universities to create and deliver quality online programs.”

DeVry Education Group’s online services operations serve over 450,000 course takers per year across a wide range of academic programs at DeVry Group institutions, including nursing, business, medicine, technology and allied health.

As part of the strategic alliance, Univision will provide access to research from its consumer insights team, as well as a material media package supporting this strategic alliance that includes television, radio, digital, and live events.

More than 56 million Hispanics live in the U.S., representing nearly half the nation’s population growth from 2000-2012, and nearly 89 percent of the growth in college enrollment during that timeframe.

Lexus and Mega TV partner to broadcast second season of “VIDA LEXUS Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla” nationwide

 

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Journalist, TV host, and social media influencer Pili Montilla is the host of “Té Para Tres,” now airing weekly on MegaTV.

 

Mega TV and Lexus are teaming up to bring  the Emmy-nominated music  series “VIDA LEXUS Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla” to millions of viewers. Lexus will co-produce the second season, which began airing nationwide and in Puerto Rico on Mega TV starting yesterday, at 9 PM ET / 8 Central / 6 PM Pacific.

In its debut, viewers enjoyed an updated version of the first season, with María Del Pilar and Domino Saints as guests. Later they will see Fofé and Gustavo Galindo, Las Cafeteras, La Santa Cecilia, Mexican Dubwiser, Palenke Soul Tribe, Indigo, Henry Cole, Astro, Especial SESAC, Fofé and Rakas. The second season will begin airing on November 29th.

Created, produced and hosted by Emmy-nominated TV presenter Pili Montilla, and directed and edited by two-time Emmy winner Juan Agustín Márquez, “Té Para Tres” is a place of musical discovery that offers a fun, intimate and spontaneous look at a “day in the life” of the most unique and talented Latino musicians emerging today, through conversations that excite and inspire.

In an intimate setting, Pili Montilla takes the audience through the ups and downs, struggles and triumphs of the lives of today’s hottest emerging artists. Viewers will have behind-the-scenes access to exclusive places like recording studios, concerts and homes of these rising stars and acclaimed artists like Draco Rosa, Vega, Periko y Jessi León, Babasonicos, La Santa Cecilia, Ceci Bastida and many more.

“As a producer, host and music lover, my mission for “Té Para Tres “is to create a platform where incredible alternative talent can share theirmusic and history. Undoubtedly, the show has become a place of discovery that helps expand the musical palate of our audience. Here at “Té Para Tres Studios,” we are very proud to share our vision with the Lexus community, as well as with these Latino musicians, embarking on a journey in search of musical perfection, “said Pili Montilla.

An Emmy-nominated television presenter, producer and social media expert, Pili Montilla has built a reputation as one of the best presenters in the world of bilingual entertainment. Her curiosity to explore the depths of people has afforded her the opportunity to interview renowned artists such as Sandra Bullock, Jenni Rivera, Calle 13, Ricky Martin and Gwen Stefani, among others. 

The partnership between Lexus and MegaTV will also take the concept of the show on tour with four intimate live concerts, which featuring one of the artists profiled in the program. Stops will include cities with key Hispanic markets such as Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, and New York.

“The variety of featured artists attracts a diverse and enthusiastic audience that is also reflected in our customer base. We are proud to bring this kind of energy to the Latino community,” said Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing.

 

Guests and dates of the first season are:

Maria del Pilar and Domino Saints - Oct 4
Fofé and Gustavo Galindo - October 11
Las Cafeteras and La Santa Cecilia - October 18
Mexican Dubwiser and Palenke Soul Tribe - Oct 25
Indigo and Henry Cole - Nov 1
Astro and SESAC Special - Nov 8
Fofé and Rakas - Nov 15

HABLA honors Atlanta business professionals, philanthropists, and a student

 

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Screenshot, HABLA Web site (www.HABLAawards.com)

 

Today marks the 7th annual Hispanic Achievement and Business Leadership Awards (HABLA), which is presented by COUNTRY Financial and produced by Lanza Group, LLC. HABLA will honor five Atlanta leaders including an up-and-coming student leader for their achievements and accomplishments made in business, the community, or education field.

“The 7th HABLA celebrates a wide range of Atlanta’s talent, from a CEO to a high school valedictorian to an alcohol prevention coordinator to a nuclear financial manager to a business development director,” says Ralph E. Herrera, Lanza Group President. “We are proud to recognize our incredible honorees and award a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving student.”

The 2014 HABLA Honorees include:

  • Corporate Executive: Marlem Rios, Georgia Power Company
  • Civic/Government: Myrna Garcia-Clemmons, INROADS
  • Entrepreneur: Rene M. Diaz, Diaz Foods
  • Unsung Hero: Montse Mota, CETPA
  • Scholarship: Michelle Gutierrez, Towers High School

 

The HABLA awards are given based on nominations made by peers and members of the Atlanta business and civic communities. The awards luncheon will highlight each honoree and will feature a keynote speaker, William Segura, from Emory University. In addition to recognizing Hispanic professionals and community leaders, the event is an opportunity for budding Hispanic students to be acknowledged for their contributions as they evolve into tomorrow’s leaders. Since the inception of the HABLA Awards scholarship, over $40,000 has been awarded to deserving high school or freshman college students. This year, the HABLA COUNTRY Financial scholarship will be awarded to high school senior, Michelle Gutierrez in the amount of $5,000.

“At COUNTRY Financial, we are not only committed to educating communities about financial literacy but also supporting the educational dreams of students, who will become the future of our country,” says Michael E. Fisher, Agency Field Executive for Market Development at COUNTRY Financial. “We are proud to partner with Lanza Group and the HABLA Awards as this collaboration is another step towards this goal.”

HABLA, the leading business-to-business Hispanic-focused networking event in Atlanta, will take place today at 11:30am at 103 West in Buckhead. For additional information on the HABLA Awards, please visit HABLAawards.com.

SHPE announces STAR Awards recipients, U.S. Army and Johnson & Johnson

 

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The SHPE annual conference will take place in Detroit from November 5-9.

 

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) announced today its 2014 STAR Awards recipients for Company of the Year and Government Agency of the Year. Johnson & Johnson is named “Company of the Year,” and the U.S. Army received “Government Agency of the Year” for their roles as key contributors to the Hispanic community in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

“We are proud to present this year’s STAR Awards to Johnson & Johnson as Company of the Year and U.S. Army as Government Agency of the Year,” said Barry Cordero, SHPE President and Interim CEO. “These two companies have provided exceptional support for SHPE and its programs. We look forward to their continued collaboration in preparing our next generation of Hispanic STEM leaders.”

The STAR Awards are presented annually by SHPE, recognizing individuals and corporations nationally for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts to the growth and advancement of Hispanics through STEM careers. The STAR Awards offer several other honored categories representing exceptional college students to industry professionals and public and private corporations.

The Company of the Year and Government Agency Awards are given to a company or agency demonstrating outstanding support to SHPE and SHPE Foundation educational programs.

“On behalf of everyone at Johnson & Johnson, we are honored to be recognized by SHPE as this year’s STAR Awards recipient for Company of the Year”, said Jeanne Fedoryk, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson. “SHPE has been a valuable partner in our commitment to diversity and inclusion and has contributed significantly to this effort. We have successfully partnered with SHPE on a variety of programs including the Corporate Readiness program aimed at providing young professionals the tools required to be successful in the workplace.  At Johnson & Johnson we know that our differences help to drive innovation and to better understand the needs of our customers around the world.”

All 20 recipients of the 2014 STAR Awards will be recognized at this year’s SHPE Conference November 5–9 in Detroit, Michigan at the COBO Center.

RetailMeNot launches Spanish-language savings channel, Cupones Para Ti

 

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Screenshot, Carmen Ordoñez’s debut blog post on Cupones Para Ti, RetailMeNot’s newly-launched Spanish-language deals Web site.

 

RetailMeNot is excited to announce the launch of Cupones Para Ti, the brand blog’s new Spanish-language channel.

The Real Deal blog by RetailMeNot offers readers daily tips and trends for online shopping, as well as exclusive coupons. With the launch of Cupones Para Ti, the website will now lend itself to an entirely different segment of the market – the Spanish-speaking U.S. Hispanic consumer.

As part of its new channel, RetailMeNot enlisted Latina fashion blogger and style expert Carmen Odroñez as their newest savings expert. Carmen is the founder of Viva Fashion blog and also a frequent fashion commentary contributor to outlets such as NBC, Telemundo, People en Español and Univision’s Despierta America.

Carmen’s debut blog post features her most savvy money-saving shopping tips, including best practices she learned from shopping with her grandmother when she was growing up.

Carmen is a wealth of information for all things related to cost-effective shopping techniques, fashion trends of the season and gift-giving ideas.

 

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