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I work for Conagra – although not exactly an ad or media agency, we do have a dedicated Hispanic team, which I am part of, and we have done something really nice for the Hispanic community close to our offices. So my letter to you is to recognize all the 30 Conagra employees that volunteer with me to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry in Aurora IL. We managed to help 223 Hispanic families that would not otherwise have had access to food, as there is not pantry in their area. We did it last September in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.

As the holidays came and went, a growing tradition, created by d expósito & Partners, is to have the Three Kings visit the families of The Ronald McDonald House of New York, a facility that offers children with cancer and their families, shelter and support while they undergo treatment. The Three Kings - Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar were represented by employees from d expósito & Partners - Daniel Gergely, Adrián Jordán and Wilson Guzmán.

Its common knowledge around Lopez Negrete Communications that account supervisor Milagros Cerda, affectionately known as Millie, is a self-admitted “goal-oriented, fierce go-getter.”

Spanish-language TV, print and advertising pioneers Emilio Nicolás, Sr., Tino Durán and Eduardo Caballero recalled the challenges they faced at a time when Hispanic media was not considered a viable entity.

Like many other Americans I was inspired by the “We are One” concert in Washington, D.C. on the eve of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. The setting, with the Washington and Lincoln monuments as backdrop, was impressive in a down to earth sort of way that only our nation can be. It was an entertaining occasion as stars like Tom Hanks, Tiger Woods, and Denzel Washington enriched the evening with great American stories of past presidents as well as of everyday heroes. All those watching could feel their chests swell with pride in being part of this ambitious civic experiment called America

The most significant part of the evening, and rightfully so given the historic proportion of Obama's election, was the overwhelming reign of African American culture throughout the concert. The soulful veil of R&B and gospel that imbued most of the evening's musical performances affirmed something many already know, that African American culture has been one of the strongest defining element

Univision Communications Inc. presented American civil rights activist and founder of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Raul Yzaguirre with its Community Corazon Award for Leadership.

MillerCoors announced that Lupe Barrera, from the National Latino Peace Officers Association, has received the 2008 Líder of the Year Award.

Julie Stav will receive the coveted Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education today in New York City.

People en Español will release LEGENDS EN ESPAÑOL, a bilingual book that immortalizes 100 icons in entertainment through full-color photos and essays. 
 

Meredith Corporation released The Gamma Factor: Women and the New Social Currency. This new report uncovers the rise of Gamma women: a growing segment - significant both in number and influence - that is creating a groundswell in today's new media and marketing landscape.

Five extraordinary Latinos will be inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Alumni Hall of Fame at its seventh annual gala September 17, 2008 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal announced the third in a series of findings from the Meredith/NBC Universal “What do Women Want?” survey.

With the immigration issue playing an increasingly significant role in the national debate and the November elections, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has done something unexpected: an ad campaign to subtly advocate the concept of immigration by saluting the contributions of Andrew Carnegie, and “the millions of other immigrants who have made, and continue to make, our nation strong and vibrant.”

Daisy Expósito- Ulla, Chairman-CEO d expósito & Partners, became a recipient of The Excellence in Business Award from The Women's Chamber of Commerce of New York.

Nearly 50 percent of all adult Americans contacted a Member of Congress in the last five years, often motivated by third-party organizations' advocacy efforts to support, oppose or learn more about issues of interest, according to the report, Communicating with Congress: How the Internet Has Changed Citizen Engagement released by Congressional Management Foundation (CMF).

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