Community Leaders to Discuss Charlotte’s Future at ‘NHEO Talks’ Event, Dec. 7

Community Leaders to Discuss Charlotte’s Future at ‘NHEO Talks’ Event, Dec. 7



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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Ten top business and community leaders, including Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Charlotte Chamber President Bob Morgan, will participate in an interactive panel discussion Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Discovery Place (301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte).

The program, NHEO Talks: Building a Shared Vision for 2020 was created by the National Hispanic Entrepreneurs’ Organization (NHEO) to provide a platform for dialogue centered around Charlotte’s future.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome reception and networking. The program will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., with additional networking to follow.

Registration for the event is online at http://nheo.org. Tickets are $25 each if purchased on or before November 16 and $35 each thereafter. Preferred-seating VIP tickets are $60 each. All tickets include free parking in the Discovery Place deck and a $25 gift card that can be used to make a donation via the online charitable organization DonorsChoose.org.

NHEO has several incentives available for university students, including a 20 percent discount for NHEO Talks tickets as well as a competitive scholarship program through which selected students receive complimentary admission to the NHEO Talks event, a three-year membership in the NHEO, and access to mentoring. Information on the scholarship program is available on the NHEO Talks registration page.

“The vast possibilities of a great future will only become a reality if we make ourselves responsible for that future,” said event organizer Juan Pablo Giometti, president and CEO of NHEO. “NHEO Talks events are designed to bring together individuals with different perspectives and outlooks, so we can learn from each other and engage in the discussions that are critical to the growth and success of our community.”

Confirmed speakers (and their topics) include:

Anthony Foxx, Mayor, City of Charlotte (Sustainable Charlotte. Smart Grid)

Cynthia Marshall, President, AT&T NC (JET Agenda: Jobs, Education, Technology)

Bob Morgan, President, Charlotte Chamber (Charlanta, Powerhouse Mega-Region)

Miguel Galarza, President and CEO, Yerba Buena Construction Engineering (Giving Back)

Juan Pablo Giometti, President and CEO, NHEO (Accelerating Social Impact)

Richard Purcell, Community Development, NHEO (Building a Global Community)

Julius Hollis. Chairman and CEO, Alliance for Digital Equality (Bridging the Digital Divide)

Robert Corbin, PhD, VP of Learning Experiences, Discovery Place (STEM Education)

Franco Londono, NHEO Entrepreneur, Singer and Songwriter (Living with Purpose)

Juliana Luna, NHEO Entrepreneur, Luna’s Living Kitchen (Future Food)

In addition to the NHEO, the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte is a sponsor of NHEO Talks. Event partners include Discovery Place, KIPP Charlotte, PR Newswire, CSRwire, Latino Leaders, UNC School of Medicine, Allstate and Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP.

About National Hispanic Entrepreneurs’ Organization:

National Hispanic Entrepreneurs’ Organization (NHEO), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is the leading Hispanic nonprofit organization for entrepreneurs. Established in 2009, it’s a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to empower Hispanic entrepreneurs, who are underrepresented in America. NHEO is establishing an innovative ecosystem, fostering and helping early-stage entrepreneurs to realize their aspirations, providing them with hands-on support, capital, knowhow, access to a high-quality global network of professionals. The organization has more than 3000 members, 20 ambassadors, and 100 volunteers across the US. NHEO has helped entrepreneurs, service partners, investors, researchers and public policy makers in diverse industries and at all stages of development.

SOURCE National Hispanic Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Community Leaders to Discuss Charlotte’s Future at ‘NHEO Talks’ Event, Dec. 7