Hispano CofC honors eight with awards
Local businesses celebrated for contributions to heritage
The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has released the names of the eight local businesses it is honoring for its 2017 Hispanic Heritage Awards.
In the past, the chamber has given an award for Hispanic Business of the Year, but this marks the first year for the awards ceremony, held Thursday, and its expanded list of categories.
And the winners are:
The Hispanic Arts and Culture Business of ■ the Year — Uptown Funk Dueling Piano Bar.
The Hispanic Small Business Woman of the ■
Year — Mary Martinez, Home Instead Senior Care
The Hispanic International Business of the ■
Year — Knoll Global Business Partners.
The Hispanic Technology Business of the ■
Year — Johnny Boards.
The Hispanic Health and Wellness Business ■ of the Year — eVOLV Strong.
The Hispanic Small Business of the Year ■
The Hispanic New Business of the Year — True REST Float Spa.
The Hispanic Business Person of the Year ■
— Bill Miera, Fiore Industries Inc.
Also at the event, the chamber will honor its chairman, Rudy Beserra from the Coca-Cola Co. According to the release, Beserra was instrumental in the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is capped off by the Heritage Awards.
“(Hispanic Heritage Month) serves to inspire, prepare and connect Latino leaders and celebrate Hispanic heritage,” the Hispano Chamber of Commerce said in a news release.
This year’s Heritage Awards theme is “Convergente y Cultura” and is aimed at promoting the three prominent cultures “that make up the cultural fabric of Albuquerque.”
The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce celebrated its expanded Heritage Awards with its first ceremony for recipients on Thursday night.