October 13, 2016
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Business & Community Awards Recipients
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) announced last night the recipients of the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Business & Community Awards during its annual celebration at the offices of Waller a top the 27th floor of the Nashville City Center in downtown Nashville.
During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15) the NAHCC recognizes the professional, civic and business contributions of its members while also recognizing non-members whose involvement has had a meaningful impact on the community at large throughout the year. Nominees are selected from among those who have demonstrated commitment and leadership to the advancement of the organization, the Hispanic community, and the city of Nashville.
The NAHCC annual awards is made possible thanks to its partnership with the NAHCC Foundation and the support of corporate sponsors. Last night's event featured guest speakers Vice-Mayor David Briley, Metro Council member At Large Erica Gilmore, and U.S Small Business Administration Deputy District Director, LaTanya Channel.
"On behalf of the NAHCC Board, I congratulate the recipients of our 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Awards. We are honored to recognize those whose work and achievements have been vital to the empowerment, growth and appreciation of Hispanic businesses and community" said Yuri Cunza, NAHCC President & CEO.
NAHCC's 2016 Business & Community Excellence Awards recipients

Amigo of the Year Award
Vice-Mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County

Outstanding Achievement in Culture & Education Award
Casa de la Cultura LatinoAmericana

Entrepreneurship Spirit Award
Lucy, Yocundo, Perla, Ingrid and Jesús

Outstanding Service Leadership Award
Assistant Fire Chief - Ret.

Outstanding Arts & Culture Ambassador Award

Pasión in Entrepreneurship Award

Community Advocacy Excellence Award

Vice Mayor David Briley receives the NAHCC's Amigo of the Year Award

The Salas-Balcázar Family receives the NAHCC's Entrepreneurship Spirit Award

Manuel Fonseca, Assitant Fire Chief - Ret.. receives the 
NAHCC's Outstanding Service in Leadership Award

Danza Azteca receives the NAHCC's Outstanding Arts & Culture Ambassador Award

Chef Carlos Davis receives NAHCC's 1st Pasión in Entrepreneurship Award

NAHCC Board of Directors (left to right): Paul Van Cotthem, Luis Parodi (Chairman), Loraine Segovia-Paz (Vice-Chair), Ramón Arellano, Nada Latto, Rolan Yarbrough, Mario Ramos (2nd Vice-Chair), Joyce Searcy, and Yuri Cunza, President & CEO

12 year old Elena Jimenez sings the National Anthem as part of the beginning 
ceremony of NAHCC's 12th Annual Business & Community Excellence Awards 
honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Elena Jimenez signs the National Anthem at 12th NAHCC's Hispanic Heritage Month Awards - Nashville, Tennessee
Elena Jimenez signs the National Anthem at 12th NAHCC's Hispanic Heritage Month Awards - Nashville, Tennessee

For a list of 2015 Award Recipients please click HERE

About the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Founded in January of 2000, the NAHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs representing the interests of small business members in the Nashville and surrounding areas. The NAHCC connects, entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises, facilitating strategic alliances, networking and sharing of business and financial best practices.