4th Annual HABLA Celebrates Community Leadership and Service

Closing Ceremonies to Hispanic Heritage Month 2011

Oct 13, 2011, 08:00 ET from Lanza Group, LLC

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the 4th annual HABLA, the Hispanic Achievement and Business Leadership Awards, hosted by the Lanza Group, LLC. HABLA awards five honorees, selected through peer nominations, for their achievements and accomplishments made in the Atlanta business and civic community.  

"The 4th HABLA celebrated a wide variety of Atlanta's talent, from a teacher, media executive, financial advisor to Georgia Representative," said Lanza Group President Ralph E. Herrera. "We are so proud to recognize our incredible honorees and award a scholarship to a deserving student."

2011 HABLA Honorees include:

  • Corporate Executive: Cynthia Hudson, CNN en Espanol
  • Civic/Government: Pedro Marin, Georgia State Representative
  • Entrepreneur: Martina Jimenez, Financial Adviser Eagle Strategies, LLC
  • Unsung Hero: Helen Guerrero, Teacher and mentor
  • Scholarship: Claudia Vazquez, Georgia Perimeter College

The HABLA awards are given based on nominations made by peers and members of the Atlanta business and civic communities. The awards luncheon highlights each honoree, and a presentation by keynote speaker Joe Kutchera, author of Latino Link: Building Brands Online with Hispanic Communities and Content. HABLA also hosts a scholarship competition for one student to receive aid for higher education, through a rigorous application process. Claudia Vazquez was chosen as the 2011 winner for her impressive community service, school records, dreams of becoming a construction engineer and leading the way for future generations.  

HABLA serves as the closing ceremony to Hispanic Heritage Month festivities in Atlanta, and highlights the accomplishments of Latino role models and provides them with the recognition they merit. HABLA is the leading business-to-business (B2B) Hispanic focused networking event in the market. The 3rd annual Hispanic Achievement & Business Leadership Awards will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 103 West in Buckhead.

About Lanza Group:  

Lanza Group, LLC is an Atlanta-based Hispanic marketing, PR and events firm that provides bi-cultural marketing solutions; connecting marketers to Hispanics throughout the United States and beyond. Lanza Group produces Atlanta's official Cinco de Mayo celebration – Fiesta Atlanta, as well as Georgia's Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off celebration, Fiesta Georgia. For more information, please call 404.350.0200 or visit www.LanzaGroup.com.

Katie Anderson

SOURCE Lanza Group, LLC