MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce Gloria Estefan as the recipient of the 2011 Ultimate Latina Award. Estefan will accept the award at the Ultimate Latina Luncheon on Monday, September 19th at the USHCC 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo in Miami Beach, Fl.
“The USHCC is proud to honor Latina women across the nation who continue to serve, lead, and act as role models for our youth,” says Gabriel Pascual, USHCC Board of Directors Secretary and 2011 Convention Chairman. “Our 2011 Ultimate Latina, Gloria Estefan, exemplifies the values of the Hispanic community and is a testament to the achievements of Latinas in our nation.”
Gloria Estefan, a seven-time Grammy Award Winning singer and songwriter, is an exemplary role model, as a human being and as an artist, who has received numerous awards and distinctions. Estefan is the first Latina to be awarded the BMI songwriter of the Year Honor and was the National Music Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year. She was given a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was awarded the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a naturalized U.S. citizen. During her illustrious career, she has sold over 90 million albums and authored two children’s books that were on the bestseller list of the New York Times.
“Gloria Estefan is an inspiration not only for her extraordinary talent and admirable achievements in the community, but also for her savvy as an entrepreneur and the embodiment of the American success story,” adds Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO.
About the 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo
The 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Join the USHCC, Fortune 500 companies, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) and local Chambers of Commerce in Miami to connect, strategize and grow. The National Convention takes place September 18th – 21st at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. For more information about the Convention, please visit http://www.ushcc.com/convention.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce