Latina entrepreneurs

Latina entrepreneurs shine at Best Business Awards

Our Latina entrepreneurs Hipatia Lopez, Jennagloria Pacheco, Nelly Reyes, Maggie Mondragon Cassera, Lu Camarena Meshulam and Luvia Susana Salazar were the bright spot of the amazing Best Business Awards at Son Cubano in West New York.

Latina entrepreneurs

Despite pouring rain, 72 of the 104 registered guests showed up to support and cheer for our amazing Business Pitch competitors. Thanks to our Media Panel, Vicky Llerena, Social Vibes Media; Sylvia Jauregui, Jersey Bound Latino; Angel Vazquez Rivera, Univision Communications, and Lili Gil Valetta, Dreamers Ventures.

Thanks to our sponsors including Gold Sponsor Wells Fargo, Silver Sponsor Marketing Out the Box, Bronze Sponsors Herbalife Nutrition and Access Latina, and all our Supporters that shared this beautiful event with us!

Our friends at Son Cubano -gracias Eddy Duran- for your support to our Latina entrepreneurs! And many more events!

To our Awardees, Luis O De la Hoz, Cristina Abreu, Shop con Calma, Rosa M Mollo, and Carolina E Robles, thank you for your constant support and great exposure to our platform!

To all people who contributed to make this event a bright night: Marcela Zuchoviki, Trinidad de la Rosa, Wendy C Perez, our MC, Jason Furbert and Luciano Catelli, our techie guys, volunteers Juan Carlos Grajeda, Meej Chaparro-Traverso, Tula Alcocer and Adriana Penagos. Without you, our event would not have been this success!

Thanks to all for their support and participation!



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2016 Best Business Awards on Facebook LIVE!

TOMORROW! Watch our event on Facebook LIVE starting at 7:00 pm! The big day is finally here! We have been sold out for almost 2 weeks but you  can still watch the whole event on our Facebook page starting at 7:00 pm.

2016 Best Business Award and Media Networking Event
When: November 29th – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Son Cubano 40-4 Riverwalk Pl, West New York, NJ 070936:00 to 7:00 Registration
6:45 to 7:00 Welcome / Opening remarks by Susana G Baumann

7:00 -7 :30  Speakers Panel:  Latina, Speak Up! How to Pitch your Story to the Media

Media Panelists:

Vicky Llerena

Vicky Llerena

Vicky Llerena

Vicky Llerena is Social Vibes Media’s host, content creator, and public relations strategist. No amateur to the media industry, Vicky brings with her over eight years of experience having worked at Univision WXTV-41, Hudson Media Group, and PRNewswire. She works with clients to manage all their media communications needs. Aside from managing SVM, Vicky is also an adjunct professor at Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey City Institute of Technology and Hudson County Community College. Vicky is a proud member of the New York Journalism Press Club.


Sylvia Jauregui 

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Sylvia Jauregui

A career journalist whose education and experience brought her to New Jersey from her native Ecuador, Ms. Jáuregui is founder partner and co-owner of Jersey Bound Latino, a bilingual magazine in New Jersey specifically aimed at the region’s Latino audience. Its distribution statewide is 100,000 copies per issue.
Ms. Jáuregui’s current project, Jersey Bound Latino Magazine (JBL), is a print and online platform that celebrates the narratives of Latino talent, leadership and life that might otherwise remain hidden through lack of exposure in the mainstream media. Ms. Jáuregui believes that “if we do not tell our story, then our story will be told through someone else’s lens.” Ms. Jáuregui is an active member of the National Association Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and is Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter.


Angel Antonio Vazquez Rivera

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Angel Vazquez Rivera

Angel Vazquez Rivera is the Director, Communications and Community Empowerment at Univision Communications Inc. in the Greater New York area. Angel is a strategically driven marketing professional with an interest in both the planning and implementation aspects of brand building, promotions and sales. Before Univision, Angel worked for ImpreMedia, developing and implementing marketing plans and projects for new and existing products using multimedia and multiplatform capabilities available within the ImpreMedia network.


Lili Gil Valletta

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Lili Gil Valetta

Lili is an award-winning entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and TV media contributor. She is the cofounder and President of XL Alliance, the place where companies come to unlock the power of today’s multicultural market. She also the creator of Dreamers Ventures, a platform that selects, mentors and launches products created by Latinos to sell on Television. In 2015 she launched CulturIntel™, a proprietary big data methodology that maps the consumer insights and their decision journey across cultural segments.

7:30 to 8:00 announces its Pitch your Business competition

READ ABOUT the Six (6) participants who registered for this session who will have an opportunity to pitch their business to the media strategists and experts present at the event.

8:15 to 9:00 announces its 2016 Best Business Awards / Final Ceremony

Join us for our Annual Best Business Awards and Best Business Pitch Winner Award!

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