Photo: The inaugural MITO Award honorees have impacted the Hispanic community in a number of positive ways. /Courtesy photo
With the idea of helping the community in the creation of new businesses and business development, the Addison Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with MITO Group organized the first Gala-Dinner: “MITO Awards.” During the gala personalities and companies are recognized that have had a significant impact on the Hispanic community.
Justice Eva Guzman served as this year’s keynote speaker. Justice Guzman started in the Supreme Court in 2009 making history as the first Hispanic to be part of it and as the first Hispanic woman elected in Texas. In her speech, the judge emphasized the importance of the American dream, and how the Hispanic community has contributed to the economic development of the State.
Among the evening’s attendees was the Mayor of the City of Addison, Mr. Todd Meier, who presented his first annual report and mentioned how the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce contributed significantly to the economic growth of the city. Moreover Olivia Vadillo,Trade Representative of Pro Mexico in Dallas, spoke about their efforts in promoting foreign investment, exporting products and services, as well as the internationalization of Mexican companies.
Other important personalities attended that night such as: Linda Koop, State Representative of Texas; Hon. Jose Octavio Tripp, General Consul of Mexico in Dallas; Hon. Alberto Valencia, General Consul of Peru in Dallas; among others.
The night’s honorees included the following people and businesses:
Angel Pedrero, Univision 23 reporter, who was recognized for “Information and integration of Hispanics in North Texas;” Herb Moncibais, President of the Tri County Chamber of Commerce for his “contribution to the Union of Hispanics in North Texas;” Etihad Airways “Business of the year;” Access Business Centers, virtual offices and executive suites, as “emerging business of the year;” Claudia Torrescano, journalist, for “empowering and strengthen the women in North Texas;” Adryana Boyne, Director of Voces Action, for “Hispanic Leadership;” Estella Pretellin, for being “A pioneer in the search for business opportunities for Hispanics in North Texas;” Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant “Best restaurant in Addison;” Maestro Hector Guzman, Director of the Irving Symphony Orchestra, for the “promotion of culture and education;” Nancy Richer, founder of Hispanics in the US, as the “Voice for those who do not have a voice;” Gral. Al Zapanta, President of the US-Mexico Chamber, for the “Supporting the creation of binational leaders;” Marcos Ronquillo, attorney, for “opening political opportunities for Hispanics;” Enrique Teuteló, communicator channel Telemundo 39, for “accurate and timely newsworthy information.”
The Gala successfully concluded with remarks by the President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Addison and CEO of MITO Group, Juan Miguel Lopez.
SOURCE Addison Hispanic Chamber of Commerce