Hispanic Lifestyle in TEXAS – Oct 10, 2017

Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to announced that we will hold our Inaugural Texas event on October 10, 2017 at the Pioneer Event Center in Grand Prairie, Texas.  This event is Kicking Off Hispanic Lifestyle’s series to Connect, Inspire and Empower Latino Business and Community Leaders throughout the United States.  Our mission since 1997 has been to highlight and recognize the achievements of Latinos and Latinas throughout our national network.

The theme of our first Texas event is Celebrating Latino Professionals in The North Texas Marketplace.  Our event has two parts, insightful workshops, followed by a networking mixer.  This event is free thanks to our host sponsor COMBINED Insurance for their commitment to celebrate the success of Latinos during Hispanic Heritage Month. We are pleased to be supported by a local Latina owned business North Texas Elite Catering & Decorations as our venue sponsor.

A GREAT NETWORKING EXPERIENCE FOR PROFESSIONALS
Hispanic Lifestyle has invited several business and community based organizations to participate in our first Texas event. Our program includes workshops, followed by a Networking Mixer that will highlight the achievements of North Texas based Latino themed organizations. The organizations being represented will be updated on this page. The hash tag for our event is #HLTEXAS2017

This is your invitation to come out network and share your story with Hispanic Lifestyle on October 10, 2017. PLEASE NOTE – The event is free but you must register. Seats are limited.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorship opportunities are available for Hispanic Lifestyle’s Celebrating Latino Professionals in The North Texas Marketplace, please your call 213.705.3322 or send your email request to RDS@Hispaniclifestyle.com

Exclusive event photos by Richard Sandoval

EVENT DETAILS
Location : 1025 W. Pioneer Pkwy • Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

EVENT SCHEDULE * Subject to change

2:00pm  –  Workshops Check-In  

2:10- 2:55 – Reaching and Recruiting the Next Generation (45 min)

BIO - Richard D. Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is the President of Hispanic Lifestyle an independently produced television program and website hispaniclifestyle.com. The brand Hispanic Lifestyle has been promoting positive images of the Latino community for over 20 years. Hispanic Lifestyle’s award winning content has featured segments on business owners & professionals, community leaders, elected officials, entertainers and non profit-community based organizations. Mr. Sandoval has produced over 95 events that have highlighted the achievements of Latinos business professionals and community leaders. Hispanic Lifestyle’s annual signature productions include a Latina Conference, SoCal Business Expo and Conference and the Women Business & Wellness Conference. A 23 year Hispanic marketing expert, Mr. Sandoval is a two time Small Business Administration (SBA) Award winner and has been recognized by the numerous community, state and federal organizations throughout his career for connecting, inspiring and empowering community and business leaders.

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  • “Why Technology ” Carolina Amaya, UDT

BIO - Carolina Amaya

Carolina Amaya comes with a wide array of experience all across Information Technology, from IBM, Citrix, Quest Software/Dell, EMC to Oracle and Microsoft involved in sales, consulting and channel sales leadership. In her tenure, she has impacted sales revenue growth of over $200,000,000. Carolina was born in Bogota Colombia migrated to the US 34 years ago. She has spent the past 15 years in technology, specifically targeting technology innovation, transformation and evangelizing the cloud. While she began her career in HR sales, and later transitioned to channel sales management, her true passion has always been in technology, so she positioned her career into software, enterprise, mid-market, networking/HW, CRM/EPR, consulting, project management and the cloud. Her breadth of experience ranges from mid-market to large enterprise clients, including Bank of America, Citco, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Berkshire Hathaway, as well as many others. Over the course of the years, Carolina has worked closely with organizations across virtually every industry and market segment ranging from applications to storage; specifically targeting line of business to C-level executives.

Her motto is if she is not making a positive impact in an account, with her customers, team and piers she is not doing what she was created to do, which is to create a dynamic environment, to create best practices that will help drive towards becoming a top performing team in sales/presales performance. In her spare time Carolina enjoys family, ministry, volunteering with her husband Edward. They have four children and one grandchild. She is also actively involved in leadership coaching and mentoring women in minority and diversity programs across the US and Latin America. Carolina’s main focus is to transform, motivate and inspire people to rebuild broken lives into hope-filled, fully restored lifestyles.

  • “Recruiting Millennials” Mark Perry – Independent Global League

2:55 – 3:35PM Creative Multi-Media to Grow Your Brand (45 min)

Moderator: Ana Maria Neill, AMEP

BIO - Ana Maria Neill

Ana Maria holds over a decade of experience in creating customized advertising and branding campaigns, business development, and experiential marketing. Over the years, she has drawn upon her project manager, journalism, and creative skills in developing unique and compelling messages, successfully applying them to high-profile national advertising and marketing campaigns. Ana Maria is passionate about providing brands with successful branding opportunities, and consumers with relevant and engaging brand interactions. In her own words: “It is not about what the brand can do for you. It is all about how a consumer experiences the brand.” Ana Maria has worked on branding campaigns for Toyota, Verizon, GM, State Farm, JCPenney, adidas (to mention a few) in the general market and multicultural arenas.
  • “Networking and Social Media”,  James N. Austin, Jr., Broker and owner of Austin Company Commercial Real Estate and Founder of the National Multicultural Heritage Museum

BIO - Jim Austin

James N. Austin, Jr., is the broker and owner of Austin Company Commercial Real Estate, established by “Jim” in 1981. The Austin Company has served the Fort Worth-Dallas metro area with commercial real estate and property management services for over twenty-nine (29) years. Austin also served on the Texas Real Estate Commission, as a Commissioner for eight (8) years. He is a 1976 graduate of Howard University, Washington, D.C., receiving his BA in Business. As a realtor, his community service rendered him national recognition from the National Association of Realtors® as a recipient of the coveted Realtor® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award in 2003. The Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who’ve made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer efforts.

BIO - Melissa Tate

Melissa Tate is the Producer and client project manager for the Nathan Lawrence Group, a family owned video production based in Dallas for over 13 years. A graduate of Old Dominion University in Virginia, Ms. Tate has over 15 years of experience in a variety of areas related to video production, including script writing for a children’s cartoon featured on the Smile Of A Child Network and content producing for a national religious broadcast. Ms. Tate also oversees Melimagine Productions a division of the Nathan Lawrence Group whose focus is providing quality positive and faith- based youth entertainment. Her flagship project is an action-adventure faith-based audio series for young tweens and teens titled “The Crew”, which is currently in development.

  • “Exploring the Internet Beyond Facebook.”, Rikki Rincon, CEO/Creative Director, Creative Juice Online

BIO - Rikki Rincon

Over the course of his career, Rikki worked as production management, sales and event execution for concert productions in the Texas Region including talent booking, media relations, press junkets and more. Talent and media works included but not limited to Selena, Oscar D’Leon, Brian McKnight, SWV, Havana NRG!, Grupo Niche, Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr., Celia Cruz, Run DMC, Cypress Hill, Nia Long, Fat Joe, Notorious B.I.G., Chayanne, Luis Enrique, Stevie B., TKA and many more spanning several decades. Other notable work in the area of talent includes a major principal role in the Universal Pictures release “The Island” (circa 1980). From the early 1980’s Rikki worked marketing concepts/music programming with radio properties KNON 89.3FM, 100.3 KJMZ, K-104FM, KICK 99.1FM, KHYI-Y95 and after many years Rikki broke away from the music to focus on public relations. Rikki’s career has allowed him to become a specialist the art of media relations, digital strategies and managing the brands of his clients via the digital space. In 2000, Rikki launched a business called Artistik! Media which focused on moving from traditional forms of media relations, publicity to immersing himself in the new digital world that was forming. In 2006 Rikki changed his company brand name and launched Creative Juice Online, Digital Brand Management company. Creative Juice Online focuses on the growing evolution of digital communications for companies in areas of social media platform, integration, amplification of their message to his vast online network in the DFW market.

3:35 – 3:55PM Survived and Thrived Spotlight –  (45 min)

  • “Survived and Thrived ” interview with, Carlos Nunez for an inside look at how he has taken Target Productions from a one man video production shop to a multi-disciplinary bilingual agency.

4:05 – 4:50 Beyond the Basics of Business Ownership (45 min)

Moderator:   Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT)

BIO - Patricia Aldape

My Name is Patricia Aldape (aka Patty Aldape) I am the Market Director for Latino DFW Combined Insurance a Chubb company. In this role, I Coordinate, Develop and Manage a Team of Professional Combined Ins. Agents, that provide supplemental insurance to the Hispanic/Latino Community. I am a big believer in helping to serve the Hispanic/Latino Community and help bring information and education to the uninsured.

Before joining Combined, in 2016, I worked for Aflac for 12 years as a District Sales Coordinator. I managed and developed agents to help companies understand and provided supplemental benefits to employees through payroll deductions. I developed the passion to help the Hispanic/Latino Employees and Community when I joined Aflac and now I am taking it to a higher level. My goal is to serve the Hispanic/Latino Community and help them understand insurance benefits.

I am available for private consultations at 708.816.4473 or by email at patricia.aldape@combined.com

  • “Leveraging Professional Services” Rebecca Flores-Castro, President, Texas On-Site Professional
  • “SBA Resource Update” Linda L. Williams, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

4:50 – 5:45  Growing Strong Roots in the Community (55 min)

Moderator: Karina Castano-Tognetti Licensed Life Agent and member of  AMEP and Las Comadres

BIO - Karina Castano-Tognetti

Karina Castano-Tognetti has been a licensed life agent since 2014. Originally from El Paso Texas, she graduated from Webster University in Geneva Switzerland with a Master’s in Business Administration in 2000. Before joining the financial industry, she spent over 10 years in various corporate managerial positions in Europe and the US. Her main focus is assisting families with their mortgage protection and cash accumulation policies for retirement. She is a member of AMEP and Las Comadres.
  • “Unlocking your Community Connection” Mary Dominguez – Santini – Host, Community Connection, Fish Bowl Radio Network and President, North Texas Elite Catering

BIO - Mary Dominguez-Santini

Mary Dominguez-Santini is a native from El Paso, Texas , born in Canal Zone Panama, to Master Sargeant Gilbert Santini, US Army (deceased) and Maria Santini housewife from Parral, Chihuahua, she has been married to Ricardo Dominguez from Chihuahua, Chuihuahua, Mexico, for 36 years, has four grown children, ten grand children. Mrs. Dominguez completed her education in El Paso, Texas and has taken some professional continuing education courses at UTA Arlington. Education information ( Thomas Jefferson High School Graduated 1981 – Attended El Paso Community College – Major -1986 -1988 / Political Science Dona Ana Community College 1998 – Certificate Program Civil Courts and Litigations University of Arlington 2014- Certified Wedding and Event Planner -CWEP) Mrs Dominguez-Santini has a strong diverse professional experience in financial and community relations field, this is where her passion to serve business and community drive comes from. Due to her persistence and established relationships on both sides of the border, Mrs. Dominguez has been able to combine her passion and serve in various boards and commissions. Mrs Dominguez is the Event planner and Director of Operations for Pioneer Event Center /North Texas Elite Special Event Planning since 2010 to present her responsabilities are to oversee all the property and management operations of a 12,500 special event venue, prepare all marketing campaigns, financial reports, annual inspections, book , plan, coordinate , execute corporate and private events. Mrs. Dominguez is very knowledgeable in the finance arena which include, Fair Debit Collection Practices , loan contracts, 10 day delinquency reports, repossesions, court appearances, bankrupcy preparation and consumer credit court challenges, and tax credit property management. Aside from her business expertise, her passion serving the community empowering women thru a series of seminars with institutions and organizations that provide opportuntiies for them brings a great satisfaction. Due to her tenure her strenghs , skills and abilities have expaned to- Radio personality for The Community Connection and Exitos Con Mari radio programs, Community activist by heart , Multitask, Active in Network and Social Media, Her skills , excellent team player, determined, strong in finance , loans, signature and collateral. Fluent in English and Spanish, Computer Literate, 10 Key adding machine by touch , Strong Collections ,Very knowledable of Texas and New Mexico Fair Debt Collection Practices, Credit Report analysis and reporting. Civil Court and litigations, backrupcy court appearance, famiiar with Consumer Credit Consuling Credit Services. Excellent Customer Service Skills, Works well under pressure, Ability to work with supervision,Fast learner, Strong leadership skills, People person, Professional attitude and work ethics. Life has been good to Mrs. Dominguez-Santini she has taken advantage of every opportunity coming her way. Recognitions/Organizations Commissioner -Dallas Child Wellcare Commission – Recently appointed by Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia 2017 Board Member – Grand Prairie Education Foundation 2017 Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2017 Member Sustaining Board Member Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce 2016 – April- 2017 Founder -Hispanic Heritage Ambassadors DFW -2014-Present / Hispanic Heritage Festival Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club Board of Directors 2014-June 2017 Stream Radio -The Community Connection/Exitos con Mari – @ Fishbowl Radio – Radio Program 2017 Childrens First Counceling Center – Advisory Board Member 2014- Present Hispanic Womens Network- Fort Worth Chapter Member 2015-2017 World Affairs Council , Dallas Member 2014- Present Asociacion de Mujeres Empresarias y Profesionales – President -Fort Worth 2016 -Present Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos -Dallas Chapter 2016 -Member Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Branding Irion/Wonder Woman Award 2014 Grand Prairie United Charities Past Board of Directors 2014 City of Grand Prairiie Commissioner – Housing and Neighorborhood Program 2011-2016 Grand Prairie Women Soroptimist Club – Past Board Member 2014/ Member 2017 Casa Chihuahua, Inc Fort Worth ,Texas INSIDE Mexican Consulate Office 2005-2009 Chihuahua Trade Center Founder 2001 State of Chihuahua, Liasion Trade office Arlington Police Department/ President Hispanic Alumni Association 2013
  • “Community Engagement” – Mr. Perales, Director Arlington Independent School District
  • “Leadership” – Dr. Patty Garcia, Vice President of Programs and Operations Latino Center for Leadership Development

BIO - Dr. Patty Garcia

Dr. Patty Garcia serves as the Vice President of Programs and Operations for the Latino Center for Leadership Development (LCLD), where she leads the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of Constituency Services for Education with NALEO Educational Fund, where she managed and carried-out national, state, and local relations and efforts with elected and appointed officials, philanthropic partners, and stakeholders. She has a vast experience creating professional development opportunities for Latino/a elected and appointed officials across jurisdictional and partisan lines. Her expertise ranges around core governance skills, education policies from birth to postsecondary education and the workforce, civic engagement, as well as other key issues impacting the success and development of the Latino community. Prior to that, she was NALEO Educational Fund’s Data and Campaigns Manager, charged with implementing the organization’s data-driven civic engagement projects—primarily its GOTV voter education and participation efforts. Dr. Garcia’s experience spans from direct student mobilization, community outreach, programmatic and policy assessment and evaluation. Dr. Garcia earned her doctoral degree in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Latina/o Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.

Networking Mixer  6pm – 8pm

6:00pm Networking Check-In

Performance by Almas Unidas

Special Guests:  Media Personalities |  Sammi G of Fishbowl Radio Network L.L.C and Rikki Rincon Creative Juice Online

BIO - Sammi G owner/founder - Fishbowl Radio Network

Fishbowl Radio Network L.L.C is the innovative idea of 30-year veteran radio personality, Sammi G. Her extensive background includes working as an on-air personality and program director in El Paso and Dallas, Texas at several Texas top-rated station including 100.3 JAMZ, K-104, 106.1 KISS FM, 99.1 KICK FM, ABC Radio Networks and 92.5 KZPS. She also taught broadcasting classes for 3 years at the American Broadcasting School in Arlington, TX.   In September of 2009, Sammi decided to open FBRN after seeing many radio personalities getting “ousted” from the industry, as well as the younger broadcasting hopefuls that were not able to find work in the industry they had dreamed of getting into.   With 4 different “Bowls” to broadcast from, FBRN offers its hosts the training, support, and a professional facility to host a successful radio show.

Many veterans (Skip Cheatham and Tim Garrision to name a few) have joined Fishbowl Radio Network to broadcast their show from, giving new hosts instant credibility by hosting on the same network as these long time talented radio personalities.   The Fishbowl Radio Network business model allows anyone to learn, host and earn money while doing something that is fun and exciting.  If you’ve been waiting for a break in the broadcasting industry or are looking for the right platform to brand and market yourself, your music, or your message, you’ve found the right place. Fishbowl Radio Networks has the most diverse group of radio hosts and shows available on internet radio, with its unique and innovative broadcasting business model. With more than 150 unique shows broadcasting a variety of content (Talk, Music, Gospel/Christian/Sports, Current Events, Business, Health, and Entertainment) on a weekly basis, FBRN has become the fastest growing internet radio company of its kind in the USA. Many of our hosts have been with us from the start (2009), and many more hosts continue to join the Fishbowl Family every day.

Our goal is to provide the most professional radio atmosphere for our host, guests and listeners. Along with a global online streaming platform, we offer broadcasting training so that each host can be successful on the air and in learning to monetizing their own unique radio show brand. Our professional support staff is always available to assist hosts with technical and broadcasting aspects at our professional studios in Arlington, Texas. FBRN is committed to making sure that each host has all necessary tools and the best possible facility from which to broadcast their shows.   It starts with our HOSTS. Our Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/FishbowlMedia  Twitter: @fbrnus Instagram: @fishbowlradio Snapchat: @fishbowlradio3

BIO - Rikki Rincon owner, Creative Juice Online

Over the course of his career, Rikki worked as production management, sales and event execution for concert productions in the Texas Region including talent booking, media relations, press junkets and more. Talent and media works included but not limited to Selena, Oscar D’Leon, Brian McKnight, SWV, Havana NRG!, Grupo Niche, Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr., Celia Cruz, Run DMC, Cypress Hill, Nia Long, Fat Joe, Notorious B.I.G., Chayanne, Luis Enrique, Stevie B., TKA and many more spanning several decades. Other notable work in the area of talent includes a major principal role in the Universal Pictures release “The Island” (circa 1980). From the early 1980’s Rikki worked marketing concepts/music programming with radio properties KNON 89.3FM, 100.3 KJMZ, K-104FM, KICK 99.1FM, KHYI-Y95 and after many years Rikki broke away from the music to focus on public relations. Rikki’s career has allowed him to become a specialist the art of media relations, digital strategies and managing the brands of his clients via the digital space. In 2000, Rikki launched a business called Artistik! Media which focused on moving from traditional forms of media relations, publicity to immersing himself in the new digital world that was forming. In 2006 Rikki changed his company brand name and launched Creative Juice Online, Digital Brand Management company. Creative Juice Online focuses on the growing evolution of digital communications for companies in areas of social media platform, integration, amplification of their message to his vast online network in the DFW market.

Welcome to Texas by District 107 State Representative –  Victoria Neave

Bio - Texas State Representative Victoria Neave

Victoria Neave represents Texas House District 107, which includes parts of Dallas, Mesquite, and Garland. She serves on the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and the House Committee on County Affairs. Victoria regularly mentors students and believes that investment in education is one of the most critical issues facing our state. Her priorities are advocating for working families, women, small businesses, and Veterans. Victoria grew up in the barrio in Pleasant Grove in Dallas and comes from a working class family. Her parents emphasized the importance of education and having compassion for others. The daughter of a father with a sixth grade education who had a small TV and VCR repair shop off of Galloway and Town East in Mesquite, Victoria became the first in her family to graduate from college earning her degree in Government and Politics from The University of Texas at Dallas and then graduating magna cum laude in the top 3% of her law school class at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Victoria began her legal career as an Attorney in the Complex Commercial Litigation group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, one of the top ten law firms in the country. Victoria has been involved in community service throughout her life, and has been recognized for her pro bono work in the legal community. She has led and served on various boards, including serving as Chair of a Chamber of Commerce, served on the Dallas Civil Service Commission, a civil rights advocacy group, organizations serving senior citizens, served as General Counsel to the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization, and as the Board Attorney for the F.L.A.G. Program, which teaches students how to fly, lower, and gather, the American flag. In 2013 Victoria was named Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and was named a Pro Bono Champion by the Texas Bar Journal. She received the Pro Bono Award, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 2011 and 2012. She was awarded Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in 2013. She also received the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association Estrella Award in 2013, and was honored as the Access to Justice Pro Bono Champion by the Texas Bar Journal in 2013. Victoria runs her own law firm, where she represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation and employment law.

Door Prizes – Event Concludes 

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ABOUT HISPANIC LIFESTYLE
Hispanic Lifestyle founded in 1997 is an independently produced television program and event producer that promotes positive images of the Latino community. We highlight the achievements of community leaders, organizations, business owners, with segments on health, travel, food and entertainment.  Hispanic Lifestyle has broadcasted on PBS and independent television stations in California, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. Hispanic Lifestyle’s online network which includes social media outlets has over 10 million impressions.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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