MIAMI, FL — October 18, 2023 — (NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE) — Buena Vida Media, a recognized multi-media company, and the Latin American Business Association (LABA), present the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Awards on a special edition of the “Janie Flores Live” Show on YouTube. The event, celebrating the important economic impact made by Latino entrepreneurs in South Florida and the United States, serves as an ongoing tribute to the resilience and success of these entrepreneurs throughout the year.
The sixth edition of the awards showcases remarkable Hispanic ingenuity and creativity in the face of challenges encountered by Latino entrepreneurs in the United States. Meet entrepreneurs like Lucy Beato who transformed her personal and health adversities into a source of inspiration, and now mentors fellow entrepreneurs. Similarly, entrepreneurs like Gisela Rojas, who found herself without a roof over her head upon her arrival in the U.S. and now helps Hispanic families realize the American dream of homeownership. Likewise, business leaders like Josué Peña, who turned hardship into knowledge, and is now recognized as an Instagram sales genius. We also salute Dr. Alex Osorio, who harnesses the power of social media to educate both patients and followers on leading healthier lives. Additionally, we honor the tireless efforts of Dr. Naim Dahdah who battles the chronic illnesses leading to heart disease found in the Hispanic community.
This year we introduce new award categories that reflect the depth of talent within the entrepreneurial community: Creative Entrepreneur Award, Media Entrepreneur Award, and Serial Entrepreneur Award. The important Fierce Ally Award returns and is bestowed upon Angela Posillico, CEO of Ms International World Inc., and Ms. Latina International for her dedication and steadfast support of the Hispanic community.
The highly esteemed Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to power couple, Angela Sustaita-Ruiz and Manny Ruiz of Nuestro Stories. Renowned throughout the industry as co-pioneers of the Latino social media marketing, and influencer marketing industries, this influential duo continues to lead the way into emerging media and entertainment platforms, leveraging creative entrepreneurship to produce unexpected and transformative benefits for the industry as a whole. The honorees expressed their gratitude and determination on receiving the award. Angela Sustaita-Ruiz shared, “We are so grateful for this acknowledgement, as it really helps us to elevate all the work that collectively the Latino entrepreneurial community is doing.” Manny Ruiz added, “The work that we are doing with Nuestro Stories is about Hispanic Heritage origin and history every single day. We appreciate this honor, and these are the kind of milestones that we are really going to build on.”
Janie Flores, CEO and Founder of Buena Vida Media emphasized, “In the latest Latino Donor Collaborative report, the U.S. Latino economy has reached an astounding $3.2 trillion dollars. Our economic impact is undeniable and our stories of resilience cannot be overstated. Each of our 2023 honorees has a captivating life story, individuals who have triumphed over adversity and leveraged their creative entrepreneurship to innovate and grow the economy in the United States.”
The 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Award Honorees:
Business Champion Award: Alfred Santamaria, CEO, Santamaria Developers Group
Business Champion Award: Nitza Mendoza, Philanthropist, Logistics Coordinator, San Ignacio University
Creative Entrepreneur Award: Melina Almodovar, “La Muñeca de la Salsa”, Salsa Music Artist, Producer
Creative Entrepreneur Award: Josué Peña, Founder, OnlineCEOs, EmprendedorDigital.co
Creative Entrepreneur Award: Daniel Gomez, CEO, Detective Gomez Agency
Emerging Entrepreneur Award: Dudu Rodrigues, Artist, Designer & Creator of the Antonieta Collection
Fierce Ally of the Year Award: Angela Posillico, CEO, Ms. International World, Ms. Latina International
Hispanic Entrepreneur Award: Lucy Beato, Coach, Author, Entrepreneur
Hispanic Entrepreneur Award: Dr. Alex Osorio, Doctor of Chiropractic, Optimum Spine Chiropractic Center
Hispanic Entrepreneur Award: Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano, Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach, Author
Hispanic Entrepreneur Award: Dr. Naim Dahdah, M.D., Founder, D-Clinik
Hispanic Entrepreneur Award: Gisela Rojas, Founder & CEO, Caissa Realty Investment
Media Entrepreneur Award: Agustin Rangugni, CEO & Founder, RadioMiami.us, TVRadioMiami.com
Mental Health Champion of the Year Award: Miriam Smith-Taylor, Public Speaker, Mental Health Innovator
Public Relations Champion of the Year Award: Aileen Abella, Founder & Principal, A2Media
Serial Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Rikki Rincon, Founder, Activ8 Live
Sustainable Beauty Company of the Year Award: Nora Fernandez, CEO, Nora Fernandez Living Beauty
Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Brilla Media Ventures, Nuestro Stories
Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Manny Ruiz, Chief Content Officer, Co-founder, Nuestro Stories
We want to thank our committed partners for making this possible: Florida Venture Foundation, Noticias Newswire, Florida Power & Light (FPL), Creser Corp Inc.
The 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Awards promise to be an inspiring celebration of Hispanic ingenuity and creativity, showcasing the exceptional achievements of Latino entrepreneurs. Join us as we honor these outstanding individuals and their contributions to South Florida and the United States. The awards presentation can be viewed on the “Janie Flores Live” YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz2iP06Cu8g
About Buena Vida Media
Buena Vida Media is a recognized multimedia company, harnessing the power of media, public relations, digital and influencer marketing, social media, events, and conferences to strategically position clients for success. For more information please visit www.BuenaVidaMedia.com, @BuenaVidaMedia
About LABA – Latin American Business Association
Established in 2008, the Latin American Business Association (LABA) is a business organization dedicated to fostering connections and championing the development and growth of the entrepreneurial community in South Florida. @LABA