Thursday, October 11, 2012

Eighth Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Business & Community Awards

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Expolsion Negra, who will perform at the 8th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Business & Community Awards

If you want an inside tip on predicting the movers and shakers of the future, be sure to check out the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards.

The NAHCC has an uncanny eye for talent: In 2006, Pastor Tommy Vallejos of HOPE (Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education) received the Outstanding Advocacy & Community Service Award — and now he’s Clarksville’s first Hispanic county commissioner. In 2007, Fabian Bedne received the Advocate of the Year Award — and last year, became Nashville’s first Hispanic Metro Council member.

In 2008, Loraine Segovia Paz won the Outstanding Leadership & Service Award, and last year she was appointed to the Metro Human Relations Commission. Mario Ramos won the Entrepreneur Achievement Award in 2008, and then the next year was the recipient of an American Immigration Lawyers Association award. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

And if that isn't enough to get you there, how about pupusas from Pupuseria SalvadoreƱa, which has been recognized in both the 2011 and 2012 Scene Best of Nashville issues for great food! And empanadas from Casa Segovia Paz! Tacos from El Cabrito Restaurant!

But wait! There's more. And this should seal the deal: Explosion Negra, who blend Afro-Colombian music, hip-hop, dancehall and more.

And remember, you don’t have to be Hispanic to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month — everyone is welcome. For more information, call 216-5737 or visit

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