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Hispanic chamber names award winners
More than 500 people gathered last night for the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala.
The event featured six award winners and a keynote address by Jake Beniflah, executive director of The Center for Multicultural Science, a nonprofit in Los Angeles.
Eva Aguirre-Cooper from WOOD TV 8 emceed the night at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.
The chamber is based in southeast Grand Rapids.
Hispanic Business of the Year
Cano’s Broadcasting, La Poderosa 93.3 FM
Hispanic Businessperson of the Year
Gricelda Mata, Lindo Mexico Restaurante Mexicano
Most Promising Hispanic Business
Monte Cristo Electric
Young Professional of the Year
Stacy Stout, City of Grand Rapids
Building Bridges Award
Kristin Ekkens, Spectrum Health
Nonprofit Champion Award
Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative