MIAMI, FL — November 2, 2022 — (NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE) — Buena Vida Media, an international multi-media company, and the Latin American Business Association (LABA), celebrated the 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Awards on a special edition of the “Janie Flores Live” Show on its new YouTube channel.
Now in its fifth year, the Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Awards, created by Buena Vida Media, are more relevant than ever as Hispanics are the fastest-growing group of small business owners across the nation. Providing an opportunity for small, micro, and emerging business to be recognized for their ingenuity, creativity, and perseverance is of paramount importance in the face of new economic challenges. Buena Vida Media hosts the awards in partnership with the Latin American Business Association to bring attention to the positive contributions and important economic impact made by Hispanic entrepreneurs in South Florida and the US during Hispanic Heritage Month.
“This year we have introduced the Fierce Ally Award. The pandemic taught us that we don’t do this alone. The myth of the “self-made” man has been dispelled. We need one another to accomplish, to grow and to progress. The Hispanic community, and Latinas in particular need allies and champions from outside of our community to help us overcome and navigate the obstacles we are facing in this new economy. Fortunately, there are companies, organizations, and leaders around us that have been fierce allies and advocates for Hispanics in the US throughout the years, and their unprecedented support has been especially important in the aftermath of the pandemic to help us rebuild our businesses, families, and communities. We are honored to recognize them this year,” stated Janie Flores, CEO and Founder, Buena Vida Media.
The 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Awards:
Business Champion of the Year: MD Conexiones, Maria De la Cruz, CEO & Founder
Startup Entrepreneur Award: Zuleyka Garcia, Realtor
Startup Entrepreneur Award: Michaelkin Jewelry, Alma Stevenson, Founder
Startup Entrepreneur Award: Tito Puente, Jr. Picante Hot Sauces
Educator of the Year Award: Marcela Coach de Vida, Marcela Reynolds, CEO & Founder
Sustainable Beauty Company of the Year Award: Vitiv, Patricia Goudie, CEO & Founder
Social Impact Champion of the Year Award: Mexico Culture & Pride, Adriana Pavon, CEO & Founder
Public Relations Champion of the Year Award: Creativas Group PR, Liza Santana-Piñeres
Online Community Entrepreneur of the Year Award: The Blogger Union, Paola Mendez, Founder
Healthcare Company of the Year: Award: Humana MarketPoint
Humanitarian Organization of the Year Award: Centro Comunitario AFE, Ruben Gimenez, CEO & Founder
Fierce Ally Award: Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program
Fierce Ally Award: FL House of Representative Marie P. Woodson, District 101
Fierce Ally Award: Florida Power & Light
Fierce Ally Award: Miami Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins, District 8
Fierce Ally Award: Lesesne Media Group, Tony and Woodie Lesesne, Founders
Fierce Ally Award: Hispanic Women of Distinction (El Heraldo de Broward, Inc.), Elaine Miceli Vasquez, Founder
Fierce Ally Award: Vanessa James Media, Vanessa James, Founder
Fierce Ally Award: Ford Motor Company
The art featured on the award certificate is the Flowers of Latin America, created by prolific Puerto Rican artist Elizabeth Erazo Baez, Baez Fine Art, specifically for the Latina Economic Advancement Project launched by Buena Vida Media and LABA. The painting has the national flower of each Latin American country represented and is available in a limited-edition scarf sold to raise funds for the micro-grants and workshops given to Latina entrepreneurs.
Thank you to our committed partners for making this possible:
Florida Venture Foundation: a nonprofit organization working with at-risk youth, the elderly, and small businesses in South Florida. Their programs are funded by Miami-Dade County
Noticias Newswire: the most comprehensive, cost-effective, multimedia press release distribution service platform ever created to reach Hispanic media, influencers, thought leaders, and online consumers
Florida Power & Light (FPL): the largest power company in the state of Florida
Janie Flores Live Show: interviews highlighting the contributions made by multicultural entrepreneurs in the US
Watch the awards show on the Janie Flores Live YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/exA4k8xbsEs
About Buena Vida Media
Buena Vida Media is an international multimedia company, harnessing the power of media, public relations, digital and influencer marketing, social media, events, and conferences to strategically position clients for success. www.BuenaVidaMedia.com
(Latin American Business Association) @LABA (LatinAmericanBusinessAssociation)
LABA is a business organization connecting and advocating for the development and growth of the entrepreneurial community in South Florida, established in 2008.