— Buena Vida Media and the Latin American Business Association honored the resiliency of Hispanic entrepreneurs who launched and innovated during the COVID-19 pandemic —
MIAMI, FL — October 20, 2021 — (LATINX NEWSWIRE) — Buena Vida Media, an international multi-media company, and the Latin American Business Association (LABA), presented the 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Awards on October 19, 2020. The awards ceremony was conducted virtually on the “Janie Flores Live” Show via Facebook Live from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST).
Buena Vida Media created the awards and hosts them in partnership with the Latin American Business Association to highlight the positive contributions made by both emerging and established Hispanic entrepreneurs to the economy in South Florida and the US during Hispanic Heritage Month.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the brilliance, ingenuity, and resilience of the Latino entrepreneur. In the face of an unprecedented year, Latinos started businesses and innovated ways to remain in business. The contributions made by micro and small business owners are critical to ensuring a successful and long-term economic reboot. We are 4.65 million entrepreneurs indivisibly woven into the economic landscape of the US,” said Janie Flores, CEO, and Founder, Buena Vida Media.
The 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur 2021 Honorees:
Nina Torres, Founder and President, Nina Torres Fine Art, and Miami River Art Fair
Erksy Ricaño Corona, President, Mexicanos en Estados Unidos, CyberkCorp
Elizabeth Erazo Baez, Artist and Founder, Baez Fine Art
Jersain “Jay” Cruz, Co-Founder, Partner, Sales Director, Latinx Newswire
Business Champion Honoree: Ysabel Borden, Founder, and CEO, Latin Business Show
Business Champion Honoree: Andre Rodriguez, CEO, Influence Communication
Education Institution of the Year Award 2021: Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus
Humanitarian Organization of the Year Award 2021: Giving Gators, Inc.
Entrepreneurs of the Year Award 2021: Michael Castillo and Adrian Pontes, Co-founders, Radio Oasis 1210 AM. Serving South Florida from Key West to West Palm Beach with a mix of information, education, and entertainment. The reach of the station is exponentially increased through social media platforms, a website, and a downloadable APP
Thank you to our committed partners for making this possible:
LABA (Latin American Business Association)
Florida Venture Foundation
Florida Power & Light (FPL)
Janie Flores Live Show
ABOUT BUENA VIDA MEDIA
Buena Vida Media is an international multimedia company, harnessing the power of media, public relations, digital and influencer marketing, social media, events, and conferences to strategically position clients for success.
ABOUT LABA (Latin American Business Association)
@LABA (Latin American Business Association)
Latin American Business Association (LABA) is a business organization connecting and advocating for the development and growth of the entrepreneurial community in South Florida, established in 2008.