By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV
The National Hispanic Business Group (NHBG) was founded in 1985 by a group of prominent Hispanic entrepreneurs with a vision to create an organization entrusted with developing opportunities for Hispanic Businesses.
Our goal is to seek out and expand our opportunities for its members by fostering dialogue and economic exchange with the Public and Private sectors, while supporting social change and community empowerment.
Today the NHBG is recognized as a valuable business resource and a voice in the advocacy efforts of the Hispanic business community. Our founders’ vision has grown into an influential network of business leaders who have built a network of capable high performing companies and established powerful business partnerships with public and private sector.
Our members represent many industries with proven track records of performing beyond the expectations of their clients. We have a member mentorship spirit and work with one another to support growth and development of their respective businesses.
With regularly scheduled meetings of the membership, events, procurement networking opportunities, and ongoing communications, the NHBG maintains a direct line of communication with all of its stakeholders.
Our organization is funded by an annual membership fee, and we host our Annual Gala, which brings together senior leadership from the private and public sectors. The event awards individuals who effectively assist us in efforts to achieve our mission and also honors exemplary Hispanic business students with scholarships.
The NHBG holds an Annual Golf Outing which is held every September and is specifically focused to raise fund for our scholarship program.
We at World Liberty TV have been covering the NHBG, for the past eight years, this year’s gala started off with a welcome by Master of Ceremony Lisa Matteo, Emmy Nominated Reporter Host, Celebrity Taste Makers, with a prayer by Rev Higgins, Remarks were made by Gala C0-Chairs, Jesus Linares, CEO of Business Relocation Services inc, and National Hispanic Business Group Chairman and also of the NHBG Education fund.
Mr Linares thanked all the board members, Sponsors and honorees for the 2019 gala, next up was Co-Chair Mr Antonio Argibay, Managing principal Meridian Design Associates, board member of the friends of the national Museum of the American Latino, Spoke about the importance of having the national Museum of the American Latino as part of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
The 2019 honorees were: Lorraine Grillo, President New York City School Construction Authority and also President of New York City Department of Design and Construction.
Raul Alarcon Chairman and CEO of Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) Radio and TV Stations.
Food was prepared by Chef Ricardo Cardona,CEO Cardona Catering, scholarship awards were given out by Jacqueline Pina ,Administrator for National Hispanic Business Group, three Latin Students were the recipients of the awards.
After all this there was the dancing by live band Sounds of La Jara Band ,it was a great event a little over 200 people in attendance.