Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Business & Community Awards



(Left to right) Ionela Chera, Shannon Kasakevics, Gil Veda, Brenna Davenport-Leigh, Mario Ramos, Holly Spann, Santos Gonzalez, Dr. Alicia Griffin, Loraine Segovia-Paz, Luis Bustillos, Dr. Galen Hull. At the podium, Yuri Cunza, NAHCC President & CEO


The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce* held its fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Business & Community Awards at and in partnership with Nashville Public Television.



Chamber President and CEO Yuri Cunza had the following comment:
On behalf of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, our Board of Directors, and our network of more than 200 businesses members, we celebrate this year's award recipients. The individuals and businesses selected are great examples of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and the hard work of our emergent and established business community. We were very honored to recognize NAHCC members whose support has helped us continue the empowerment of Hispanic business.
The 2009 recipients, selected from among nominations received from NAHCC members, are as follows:





Manuel Cuevas with daughter Morelia
  • Outstanding Arts & Culture Innovation Achievement Award presented to visual artist and composer Gil Veda
  • Nashville Hispanic Founder Award presented to NAHCC Chairman and community advocate Luis Bustillos


Hershell Warren (Mayor's Office) Loraine Segovia, Luis Bustillos (NAHCC Board), Charlie Cook (NPT Chairman), Shannon Kasakevics (Leave Them Speechless Events/NAHCC Board)


More photos of the event, co-produced by chamber member LTSEvents, are here.



About the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 2000, the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) is a non-profit member based organization representing the interests of more than 200 businesses, individuals and organizations with interest in Nashville's booming Hispanic market. The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes actively the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and businesses.

President/Owner, Shannon Martinez Kasakevics, CMP of Leave Them Speechless Events. LTSEvents is a 5-Star, full-service event management, production, marketing and PR firm created by award-winning and certified hospitality and entertainment industry event producers. Our goal is to infuse and enhance our clients' inspiration, vision, and energy into unforgettable events.
About Nashville Public Television

Nashville Public Television is available free and over the air to nearly 2.2 million people throughout the Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky viewing area, and is watched by more than 600,000 households every week. NPT provides, through the power of traditional television and interactive telecommunications, high quality educational, cultural and civic experiences that address issues and concerns of the people of the Nashville region, and which thereby help improve the lives of those we serve.




how many Hispanic chambers are there in Nashville?

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