Chicago, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 27, 2006–On Tuesday April 25th, 2006 HYP Network’s GUIA Directorio en Español, launched the 26th edition for the Chicago Metro Area at the Cultural Center of Chicago. The directory’s cover features a reproduction of the winning entry of the second “Arte de América Hispana Contest” which ran from September 15th, 2005 through January 31st, 2006.This art competition promotes and celebrates the rich and diverse Hispanic Heritage throughout the Chicago Land Area. Local artists and art students 18 years and older, compete for a $3,000 grand prize by submitting original work that is the artist’s interpretation of Hispanic Heritage in the city.
A blue ribbon panel of judges consisting of area dignitaries, local art galleries directors, directory’s clients and TV delegates selected the winning poster. Luis Bermúdez, HYP Network Executive Vice President, Jay Benner, General Sales Manager of GUIA Directorio en Español, and T si-tsi-ki Felix, Weather News Anchor Telemundo-Chicago presented the $3,000 award and commemorative Certification to Aaron Goland Valera the local artist and winner of the competition.
“The judging process was a difficult task for all the judges who had to evaluate the twelve beautiful entries this year. “The growth and beauty of the Latino’s in Chicago” is the name Aaron Goland Valera chose for his entry, which looks impressive on the directory’s cover. We are also very proud that The “Guía Directorio en Español” was noted by Mayor: Richard M Daley as the very first Spanish directory in the United States and has serviced the Latino community in Chicago for over 26 Years”, said Jay R. Benner General Sales Manager.
This event was made possible by the support of the Second Arte de América Hispana Contest sponsors in Chicago: Hoy, Telemundo-Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art and State Farm.
About HYP Network (http://www.hypnetwork.com)
HYP Network is the leading independent publisher of Spanish language yellow page directories in the United States. The Company presently publishes directories in Atlanta and North Georgia, GA, Tampa, Orlando and Sarasota/Ft. Myers, FL, Chicago, IL, Dallas and Houston, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. The Company has now expanded into Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL with its new Directorio en Español. The Company is majority owned by ABRY Partners of Boston, MA.
About ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners, based in Boston, MA, is one of the oldest and largest private equity funds in North America investing exclusively in media, entertainment and communications companies. ABRY has $3.0 billion of capital under management and since 1989 has completed over $16.0 billion of leveraged acquisitions and other media sector private equity transactions.