The Future Speaks Spanglish!
Toronto, ON – The Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce- THCC, announced that Roberto Alomar has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Visionary Award. This award is given annually to a Hispanic leader in recognition to his contribution to our community. “We are honored to have Roberto Alomar as the 2014 Visionary Award recipient, known as Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Roberto is also making an impact in shaping the future of young athletes through his foundation and the Jays Care initiative”, said Manuel Rodriguez, president of the THCC.
The Vision Showcase Awards is attended by over 200 top Latino entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals annually. The selected venue, the CBC Glenn Gould Studio, will provide the perfect environment for representatives of provincial government and companies that wish to connect with Hispanic entrepreneurs and professionals.
This year TLN’s Host, Ivan Wanis Ruiz, will be the Master of Ceremony and Spanish Singer, Laura Fernandez, will bring her version of Latin jazz to the stage. The Vision Showcase Awards is presented by Scotiabank, Cuso International and the City of Toronto.
The Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presented the nominees to the third edition of the 2014 Vision Awards Thursday night. The winners will be announced on October 16th during a gala at the Glen Studio of CBC. By awarding six candidates in the categories of: Emerging Entrepreneur, Small Business Owner, Small Business, Art and Culture, and Excelling Career Path; the Awards aim to recognize the efforts of Toronto’s Hispanic community.
During Thursday’s ceremony, held at Unikron Company’s offices and with the presence of fifty invitees, the names of the nominees for each of the categories were revealed for the first time. An independent selection committee, composed by: Nell Wolff, Phil Walsh, and Knud Jensen, was in charge of valuing each of the candidates’ career paths and selecting the nominees. All three judges have ample experience on business and strategy from Ted Rogers School of Management.
Manuel Rodriguez, President at Unikron, emphasized the value of the Awards as catalysts of the daily efforts of the members of the Hispanic community. At the same time, he highlighted that the nominees are an example of how Hispanics are more integrated with and contributing to the country’s progress.
The list of nominees reflects the diversity of the Hispanic community, which has been able to develop in practically every area of the economic and social life of Canada. The majority of the nominees attended the event and shared their experiences and points of view about the increasing presence of Hispanics in Toronto.