This past week, I received one of the greatest honors since I started Latino Branding Power just over two years ago. On Monday, March 25, at the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, I received the award for Hispanic Business of the Year in recognition for efforts with Latino Branding Power. It was an incredible honor to be recognized by my peers, the West Michigan Latino business community, and the many people who have supported me over the years.
California vintner Amelia Ceja to deliver keynote at West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
This afternoon, the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual awards banquet at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The coveted keynote address will be delivered by Amelia Ceja, owner and president of the Napa, California winery Ceja Vineyards (watch my video interview with Juan Tornoe, last year’s keynote speaker). Amelia Ceja has been recognized as “Woman of the Year” in 2005 by the California legislature for “breaking the glass ceiling in a very competitive business” and is the first Mexican-American woman ever to be elected president of a winery.
Every year, members of the West Michgian Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gather for the organization’s Annual Awards Banquet. The event is the chamber’s most attended of the year and boasted a sold out attendance in 2010. In addition to rewarding local business leaders for their commitment to the West Michigan Hispanic community, the chamber also hosts a keynote speaker to talk about relevant topics to its members. This year the chamber is honored to have Mr. Juan Tornoe deliver the 2011 keynote speech.