Five Leading Hispanic Business women honored by the NYC Hispanic Chamber-2017

By: Gloria Smith, Associate Editor  for  World Liberty TV

The New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NYCHCC), honored  five leading Hispanic business women at their 11th annual Women in Business luncheon.  The event was a celebration of Women’s History Month and was  held on Thursday, March 23rd 2017 (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM) aboard The Bateaux New York, a Luxury Sightseeing Lunch Cruise, and Departing from Chelsea Pier 62 at 11:30 AM.

Nick Lugo with 2017 Women in Business Honorees

The Chamber  honored  Liliana “Lili” Gil Valletta, CEO & Co-Founder, CIEN+Creator of Dreamers Ventures- in partnership with HSN, Victoria Benitez, Director of Communications for Community and Civic Initiatives, Columbia University, Veronica Vanterpool Executive Director, Tri-State Transport Campaign and Sophia Pastora President of Delicioso Coco Helado, Maria Cristy Marrero, Author and Editorial Vice President HOLA! + USA, will serve as emcee.

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Dr.Abbey with honoree Veronica Vanterpool Exec Dir TSTC & a guest

“The New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our 2017 Women in Business Awards Luncheon,” says Nick Lugo, President of NYCHCC.  “The Women in Business Luncheon was created to salute and honor the commitment of exceptional Hispanic women. It also serves as the Chamber’s first fundraiser of the year. All honorees have proven themselves in their respective fields, and have worked diligently and with integrity to climb the corporate ladder. Each honoree has demonstrated social responsibility by giving back to their communities.”

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L-R Fred Yaeger Publicist Jessica Marquez Intern & Dr.Abbey

“At the NYCHCC, it gives us great pleasure to recognize the commitment of these exceptional Hispanic women that we are honoring today,” says Sulma Arzu-Brown, Director of Events at NYCHCC. “Their stories of sacrifice, achievement and triumph are inspiring. The Chamber hopes that our 11th Annual Women in Business Luncheon inspires more support and membership so that we can continue to uphold the standards of our mission and our vision to build a healthy, culturally diverse and economically strong Hispanic business organization in New York City.”

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Dr.Abbey with Nick Lugo Founder & President NYHispanic Chamber

“The Women in Business Luncheon is one of the Chamber’s many events of the year that present opportunities for sponsorship and mutually beneficial partnerships, said Nick Lugo, President of NYCHCC. “ Many of our activities throughout the year provide free seminars and networking opportunities that support the Chamber’s membership.”

Trustee Member of CUNY

Dr.Abbey with Rita DiMartino Trustee Member of CUNY

Presenting Sponsors include: WellCare Health Plans, Families for Excellent Schools, HOLA!, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Entergy, LaGuardia Community College, United Healthcare Global, Columbia University, Mass Transit Authority (MTA).

Hostos Community College

Dr.Abbey with David Gomez President Hostos College

About New York City Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce (NYCHCC): The New York City Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce’s mission is to facilitate commerce and understanding among Hispanic Businesses and all businesses within New York City and develop opportunities for businesses located in New York City to other regions.

The Event was part of Women’s History Month Celebration, see more Women events like these in our World Liberty TV, by clicking here.

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