The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America announced its national awards program for young Hispanic entrepreneurs entitled “Latino Entrepreneurial Award of Distinction” (LEAD). The program is designed to recognize the entrepreneurial and community efforts of Latino students ages 12 to 18 and marks the expansion of Guardian’s Hispanic initiative.

The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) will honor Tere Zubizarreta, President and CEO of Zubi Advertising, one of the largest independent Hispanic advertising agencies in the U.S., with its "Spirit of Leadership" award at its annual luncheon on February 11th in Orlando, FL. Mrs. Zubizarreta was chosen for the esteemed award for her significant accomplishments in the automotive advertising industry and her innumerous contributions to the Hispanic community.

Rita Elizondo has joined the National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) as the National Director. In this capacity, Elizondo, in collaboration with the board of directors, will lead the organization’s strategic direction and fundraising efforts.

Cristina Saralegui, host of Univision’s top-rated The Cristina Show, has been unanimously elected into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, which each year honors those who have made significant contributions to the electronic arts. Cristina joins luminaries in the Hall of Fame Roster such as Eduardo Caballero, Johnny Carson, Tom Brokaw, Ted Koppel, Dan Rather, Dick Clark and Jackie Gleason.

Eduardo Caballero, a pioneer in the US Hispanic media industry, was recognized for his achievement in building a successful minority owned and operated business. For over 40 years Eduardo Caballero has been leaving his footprints in both the Radio and TV industry.

HThe Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), a national, non-profit organization founded to advance the careers of Hispanics in the Communications industry, will host its PRemio Awards & Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, October 19th at 6 p.m. at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles.

More than 100 Latinas are being featured in a new Sacramento museum exhibit, celebrating their success, achievements and telling their story of significant contributions to California’s history. A steering committee of Hispanic leaders identified, researched and collected artifacts, photographs, and other items that can be seen on display.

Univision Network’s news anchor Jorge Ramos and talk show host Cristina Saralegui are featured among “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America,” profiled in Time Magazine’s August 22, 2005 issue.

Sí TV announced a $600,000 contribution to La Raza Development Fund, a subsidiary of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

Univision Communications Inc. Cristina Saralegui, host of Univision Television Network’s “El Show de Cristina”, has been elected to Broadcasting & Cable Magazine’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her 15 years of contributions to the electronic arts.

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Investment Companies (“NAIC” or “the Association”), will present to Eduardo Caballero the 2005 NAIC “Pacesetter Award”.

Casa Naranja is a networking firm founded to meet the lifestyle needs of the modern Latin American woman. Beginning in June, the company will host exclusive monthly events at different New York City venues. Casa Naranja's services include resource and networking development; planning, hosting and fundraising for events; and an e-zine and members-only concierge guide.

UNITY: Journalists of Color is challenging each of the 743 members of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) -- some 265 of who will be gathered this week for ASNE's annual conference -- to take bold action in diversifying their newsrooms.

WNJU vice president and general manager Manuel Martínez-Llorián was honored on Saturday, April 11 by Congressman Bob Menendez (D, NJ) with a prestigious United States “Congressional Pin” in recognition of his achievements as a broadcaster and member of the Telemundo family, and for his contributions to the advancement of the Hispanic community.

May he rest in Peace.

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