Chicago Latino Network Awards

Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

7th Annual Chicago Latino Network Awards

The Chicago Latino Network will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during its 7th Annual Awards Gala, which celebrates in a unique manner the contributions that Chicago Latinos have made to the community. The Chicago Latino Network, founded in 1999, currently reaches nearly 50,000 acculturated Latinos, an untapped niche market of early influencers.

For six years this black-tie gala has sold-out and included speakers such as Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView; Fernando Espuelas, President & CEO, VOY, LLC; Monica Gadsby, CEO, SMG Multicultural; Maria Marin, author, radio host, national newspaper columnist; Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers of America (UFW); U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA); and Stephen N. Zack, President of the American Bar Association.

This year, the black-tie gala is on Friday, September 28 at the Drake Hotel.

Continuing six years of a unique nomination and awardee selection process, we are now accepting nominations for the 7th Annual Chicago Latino Network Awards, which celebrate excellence and acknowledge our network's innovation, expertise, and leadership in 3 award categories, in one gala presentation.

To submit a nomination, please send an e-mail message specifying for which category the nominee is being nominated, an MS Word or PDF document containing a brief statement (250 to 300 words), the nominee's résumé, and a high-resolution headshot of the nominee to info@ChicagoLatinoNetwork.com. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Deadline for submission is Friday, June 1, 2012.

Selection Process
A Nominations Committee will examine all nominations and determine the three leading candidates in each category. These three leading candidates in each category will then be submitted to the Chicago Latino Network membership for voting. The 2012 awardees will be announced at the 7th Annual Chicago Latino Network Awards Gala.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Latino Professional of the Year
As the award is intended to showcase both the contribution by and the standing of Latino professionals in Chicago's economic and social wellbeing, the nominee should demonstrate eminent achievement and distinguished service through professional endeavors. In particular:

That the outstanding service/activity should have culminated in the previous year and be the result of an outstanding cumulative effort over many years.

That the degree to which the community has benefited as a whole from the nominee's activities should be notable, as should the worth of the community's benefit.

That personal sacrifice, commitment and ethical behavior should be outstandingly evident.

Latina Professional of the Year

As the award is intended to showcase both the contribution by and the standing of Latina professionals in Chicago's economic and social wellbeing, the nominee should demonstrate eminent achievement and distinguished service through professional endeavors. In particular:

That the outstanding service/activity should have culminated in the previous year and be the result of an outstanding cumulative effort over many years.

That the degree to which the community has benefited as a whole from the nominee's activities should be notable, as should the worth of the community's benefit.

That personal sacrifice, commitment and ethical behavior should be outstandingly evident.

Latino/a Entrepreneur of the Year

A nominee entrepreneur must be an owner/manager primarily responsible for the recent performance of a company that is at least 2 years old. Allowance in the two-year rule will be made for businesses where business model planning and execution show a strong trend toward profitability. Founders of public companies are eligible, provided the founder is still active in top management.

Location

Drake Hotel Chicago, IL
United States
41° 52' 41.2104" N, 87° 37' 47.2728" W