Hispanic chamber names Awards Gala finalists
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named the finalists for its Awards Gala.
The chamber released the nominees in six categories earlier this month.
The winners will be named at the annual Awards Gala on March 26 in Hudsonville, from 5:30-8 p.m., at The Pinnacle Center, at 3330 Highland Dr.
Members and non-members can register for the event online.
Hispanic Business of the Year
Cano’s Broadcasting La Poderosa 640 A.M. WMFN
Lindo Mexico Resaurant
Hispanic Businessperson of the Year
Abe Carrillo, Herman Miller
Alfredo Gonzalez, Hope College
Anita List, Diversity Counseling and Therapy Center
Dr. Hugo Orlando Zamora Flores, Instituto Crece Latino
Emily Aleman McAlpine, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Most Promising Hispanic Business
MC Beauty Salon
Maya Mexican Grill & Bar
Pure Vanity Salon
Sports Latino Magazine
Young Professional of the Year
Allison Lugo Knapp, Grand Valley State University
Arturo Gonzalez, Kids’ Food Basket
Celeste Lloyd, Spectrum Health
Jessica Ledesma, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Leonard Vielma, Spectrum Health
Maria Erazo, Farmers Insurance
Milinda Ysasi, Spectrum Health
Building Bridges Award
The award is given to a non-Hispanic person who advocates for members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic community.
Alan Headbloom, Headbloom Cross-Cultural Communications
Betsy Artz, Celebration! Cinema
Kristin Ekkens, Spectrum Health
Non-profit Champion Award
Carlos Sanchez, Ferris State University Latino & Business Economic Development Center
Raul Ysasi, Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs
Kids’ Food Basket