Ending this year in a high note, we are proud to announce our Pitch your Business to Media competition at our signature event 2016 LatinasinBusiness.us Best Business Awards and Media Networking Event, to take place at Son Cubano, West New York, NJ on November 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Our annual event will include a Pitch your Business to Media Competition, a fantastic opportunity for only six Latina business owners who would present their products or services in front of a Panel of Media Experts and compete for the opportunity to become the 2016 LatinasinBusiness.us Best Business Pitch winner.
This year we have gathered the finest media and social media experts. Our Panel includes Angel Vazquez, Director, Communications and Community Empowerment at Univision Communications Inc.; Vicky Llerena, Social Vibes Media’s host, content creator, and public relations strategist; Sylvia Jáuregui, founder partner and co-owner of Jersey Bound Latino; and the exciting presence of Lili Gil Valletta, co-founder and President of XL Alliance and creator of Dreamers Ventures, a platform that selects, mentors and launches products created by Latinos to sell on television. It can’t get better than this!
Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters
At LatinasinBusiness.us, we advocate for the economic empowerment of Latinas in business and the workplace. We represent the voice of small businesses owned by Latinas who usually do not have an opportunity to show case and promote their products or services.
We are very grateful for the support received from Sponsors and Supporters who value our mission including our Gold Sponsor, Wells Fargo; Silver Sponsor, MarketingOuttheBox.com; Bronze Sponsors, including Access Latina and Herbalife Nutrition; Product Sponsor LUMESH; Media Sponsors, Univision 41, NJ Bound Latino, Social Vibes, and AmericanoNewspaper.com; and Supporters including Rising Tide Capital; LIFT Empowering Lives; Larrea Wealth Management; Son Cubano; Hanging Secrets; ShopconCalma.com; Clason Point Partners Inc.; 5Salon and Spa; The Adelante Movement, My Healthy Gourmet Coffee, and Lux Beauty Club.
“Wells Fargo is proud to support LatinasinBusiness.us, a leading national platform that brings resources, free promotion and information to Latinas in business and the workplace,” said Tomas Porturas, Community Development Leader for Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey Region. “Wells Fargo celebrates the strength, vision and innovation of Latina entrepreneurs and business leaders.”
Meet our Pitch your Business to Media competitors
Now let me introduce you to the six Latina entrepreneurs who would be participating at the Pitch your Business to Media competition.
freshie Natural Feminine Care
At freshie our goal is to revolutionize the feminine care industry. Our Founder is working to become a change leader in this very important category, by helping women understand the importance of aware self-care through education about the effects of chemicals in personal care products, and by creating feminine care products that are superior natural alternatives to conventional brands.
freshie products are free of sulfate, paraben, DEA, have no synthetic fragrances, no dyes, are not tested on animals, and our proprietary formula gives women a perceived sensation of freshness, so they feel truly fresh without the use of any harsh ingredients.
H.L Unico LLC, Empanada Fork
H.L. Unico LLC was started because I invented a kitchen utensil. The pastry press, which was named Empanada Fork makes fork like impression on dough to seal it closed. The idea was born in the kitchen and out of frustration when making empanadas. I wanted a quicker and easier way to do this. I have learned that to be an entrepreneur means to follow your dreams and pursue them with all your energy! It’s not an easy road and it makes you sweat and cry but it will all be worth it! Do not give up!
House of MC by Little Dragons in Training
Maggie Mondragon Cassera
I started House of MC by Little Dragons in Training on March of 2015 with the mission of helping children in need. The Hope Necklace was my starting piece for Little Dragons in Training. After achieving my first goal, helping the children of Eva’s Village with a summer activity in the state of NJ I felt the need to expand our help to teenagers, young adults or anyone experiencing any difficulty.
My vision for House of MC jewelry was to give customers a classy, quality and inexpensive piece all wrapped in one. Our beautiful timeless pieces are made of 925 Sterling Silver.
Lu Camarena Mesulam
LuMESH brings order to the complexity of beauty through a focused assortment of must-have products that every woman needs. LuMESH products are popular in the US among women of all ethnicities, because it works with the undertones of the skin and has a chameleon ability to transforms into the perfect shade on any complexion.
Currently LuMESH offers, multifunctional products such 2 in 1 lip/cheek sticks, lip gloss, and mascara plus will soon be launching a universal aerosol foundation. Our product are available primary on the East coast in boutiques and salons such as Warren Tricomi which is the #1 salon in the country, online at LuMESH.com and Birchbox.
Really Natural by Sue
Luvia Susana Salazar
The desire to make natural juices was inspired by my family and my own wellbeing. Creating these natural supplements became a simple and delicious way for everyone to obtain necessary nutrients on a daily basis.
That is where Really Natural by Sue was born, so that people outside of my family could take part in this easy, fun, and 100% natural way to feel good because we love life too much not to.
Sweet Glori’s Dessert Company
Sweet Glori’s Dessert Company is an online-based company specializing in high-quality, decorative vegan, allergy-free, all-natural, decadent sweets, with gluten-free options. Jennagloria Pacheco, born with severe food allergies, started Sweet Glori’s Dessert Company due to the lack of taste and presentation found in dessert products catered to individuals with dietary restrictions. Sweet Glori’s is dedicated to providing desserts that are rich in flavor, appealing to the eye, while continuously satisfying the needs of those affected by special dietary needs.
Sweet Glori’s features items such as cake pops, chocolate covered ‘Oreos’, mini cupcakes, pie pops, and decorative sugar cookies. All products are free of the top eight allergens (our facility is nut and dairy-free). Products are made with all natural ingredients. Our company provides a solution for every event planner, friend, and family concerned about serving guests who may have dietary restrictions. You will be able to offer your guests desserts that are not only appealing to the eye but also satisfying to the palette. No guest is excluded, everyone is always included. Our products are ready for your celebration, even if it’s no special occasion.
Join us for the Pitch your Business to Media competition and a night of fun and recognition! Come to cheer for your favorite Latina business owner! We expect a full house, sold-out event so do not delay in getting your tickets now!
For additional information and registration please visit our event at 2016 LatinasinBusiness.us Best Business Awards and Media Networking.
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