Hispanicize and Hennessy V.S teamed up to host the official launch party of Hispanicize New York on Tuesday, October 21st at Midtown Loft & Terrace.
The special event gathered over 280 of New York’s Latino influencers in advertising, PR, journalism, blogging, entertainment and entrepreneurship. The event featured a brief awards program recognizing regional Latino influencers, complimentary cocktails courtesy of Hennessy and a raffle whose proceeds went towards the scholarship fund of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ New York Chapter.
The recipient’s of this year’s NYC Hispanicize Stars were Francisco Cortés, Vice President, Fox News Latino and Adrian Carrasquillo, Editor, Latino coverage of BuzzFeed.
The leaders of Hispanicize New York are: Luis Rosero, Director of Hispanic Business Strategy Group, Toyota Motor North America; George “Urban Jibaro” Torres, founder of the Sofrito Media Group and the chapter representative of the Latino Startup Alliance; Vanessa Smith, publisher of Impacto Latin News; Calixto Chinchilla, founder emeritus of the New York International Film Festival; Mike Warner, co-founder of Egami Consulting Group; and Leaura Luciano, blogger and publisher of EverSoPopular.com.
The Facebook-based Hispanicize New York Tri-State city group is a one-of-a-kind, ongoing platform for Latino influencers from these industries to routinely connect with each other online and, equally importantly, in person. Hispanicize New York will be hosting monthly events, with proceeds benefiting ASPIRA of Florida.