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
For a list of 2015 Award Recipients please click