VARCom President Danny Vargas Recognized as a 2011 Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal
HERNDON, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VARCom Solutions, a nationally-recognized, award-winning marketing and public relations firm, is pleased to announce today that its president/founder, Raul Danny Vargas, has been named a 2011 Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Vargas will be profiled in a special supplement of the March 25, 2011 edition of the Washington Business Journal and honored at the awards program that same day at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C.
The award honors the area's top minority business leaders and owners who exhibited outstanding performance over the past 12 – 18 months. "I am humbled and proud to receive this award from such a respected business publication. It is a tribute to the values I have worked to promote in my business and the community; hard work, integrity, dedication and giving back in meaningful ways," said Vargas. He added, "Each day is an opportunity to strive to make a difference and achieve results for my customers and my community and endeavor to set a positive example for others."
Mr. Vargas is a well-known and widely-respected leader in business, politics and the Hispanic community. A U.S. Air Force veteran and former Fortune 500 executive, Mr. Vargas served as Chairman of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, the first Hispanic to chair a mainstream chamber in the history of Virginia. He was recently appointed by Governor McDonnell to the Virginia Workforce Council and is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax. He also launched a networking group for Hispanics in government contracting.
Danny was selected to be a founding national co-chair of the HIMSS Latino initiative (as part of a 50-year old industry non-profit), promoting the adoption of Health IT in the Hispanic community and advancing the quality and effectiveness of healthcare.
He is also now in the process of producing a new television show to change to perception of Hispanics as an underclass by highlighting the significant contributions Latinos make in positions of leadership, authority and influence affecting everything from the economy to national security and much more.
Coming from humble beginnings, he believes in giving back and being an effective community trustee. Mr. Vargas is a congressionally-appointed commissioner on the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. He served as National Chairman of a 35-year old political organization and is a member of the board of Northern Virginia Family Service (a non-profit helping struggling families).
Danny Vargas is a frequent media commentator on politics, business and international affairs, appearing on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Univision, Telemundo, PBS and many more. A sought-after public speaker, he regularly speaks to business and student groups on politics and current events as well as the importance of overcoming adversity, facing challenges, continuous learning and hard work.
About VARCom Solutions:
VARCom Solutions is an award-winning, nationally-recognized, full-service marketing and public relations consulting firm based in the Washington D.C. region. With its powerful tagline, "Shaping Perceptions. Delivering Results." its broad range of services includes marketing/sales strategies, messaging and communications, public, media and government relations, business development, outreach and advertising campaigns, and much more. VARCom Solutions is expert in crafting and launching efforts that have a direct impact on business goals. VARCom Solutions is a veteran-/minority-owned company. For more information on VARCom Solutions visit www.varcom.com or follow its fan page on Facebook.
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