By: Lidia Evita, 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.
The following people were honored at The National Hispanic Business Group’s 33Annual Gala NYC-2018: Chris Casanova Sr.CEO of DVSS Inc was honored with the Hispanic Achievement Award, Michael M.Clay Senior Director Opportunity Programs Resource Acquisition Group of Dormitory Authority of the State of New York,was honored with the Public Sector –M/WBE Advocacy Leadership Award.Linda Foggie Vice President Construction Management Leader at Wells Fargo was honored with Corporate Advocacy Award .Julio A. Villaviceencio, Executive Director ,Global Real-estate at JPMorgan Chase and Co, was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award. Lisa Mateo,Reporter , Pix 11 Morning News was the Emcee of the night, Chef Ricardo Cardona was the at the gala 2018.
Live music was by Johnny Mambo and friends. Jesus Linares was the Chairman of The NHBG as well as the Educational fund.