The 2016 Latino M/WBE Awards Reception held at the Cantina Rooftop @Stage48 in Manhattan on February 2nd was truly a night to remember. New York’s MWBE leaders came out in full force to honor their advocates and success stories.
The 2016 Latino M/WBE Awards celebrates key corporations that are making a difference in the Hispanic business community. Other 2016 Latino M/WBE award recipients include: Scott Stringer, Comptroller of New York City, who receives the M/WBE Government Advocate Award; Ralph Perez, President of New York Geomatics, who receives the M/WBE of the Year Award; and Elizabeth Velez, President of The Velez Organization, who receives the M/WBE Advocate Award. The awards were determined by a distinguished panel of judges, among them: Alfred Placeres, Esq., former USHCC Board Member; Fannie Aleman, President of the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Rick Miranda, President of Brooklyn Kings County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Toyota Motor North America was the recipient of the evening’s “Corporate Partnership Award” for the company’s outstanding efforts and initiatives in support of Hispanic enterprises. Toyota is founding member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), which recognizes and celebrates corporations that have spent at least $1 billion with women- and minority-owned suppliers. Mr. Luis Rosero, Director of Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group accepted the award of behalf of Toyota.
Some of the evening’s other memorable moments are shown in photographs.
Photos courtesy of Alfredo Placeres, President, the NYS Federation of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and the 2016 Latino MWBE Awards.