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Events :  Schedule and Tickets for 2010 Cincinnati Salsa Congress
Posted by admin on 2010/9/21 14:50:00 (1594 reads)

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4th Annual Cincinnati/Tri-State Salsa Congress

FOUR Days of PURE SALSA:  September 24th - 27th!  

With Congress Kick-off Party on Friday with DJ Rudy (Sept. 24) and with Salsa Workshops on Saturday and Sunday at Step-N-Out Dance Studio (721 Madison Ave. Covington, KY), and  Congress After-Party with Tropicoso in Mad Frog on Monday, September 27th

In addition to Cincinnati's best dance teachers, such as Amos Brown (from Salsa Authentic), Rena Gibeau (from Duveneck Salsa Rueda), Lorenzo Harris (from SalsOdyssey), Diana Hoffman (from Kama Salsa), Jeaunita Olowe (from Bi-Okoto, will teach African dances), Robert Rice (from Cincinnati), Veronica Rocco (from Danse Royale), Malik Spencer & Marilyn Kuntz (from Reveal Your Love), we'll have also Isabelle Pampillo (from Los Angeles)

To check out the Bios of the Teachers, click here...

And we'll have also Katy Rahn & Alexis Santel, our friendly Zumba dancers

The Congress Pass (that includes access to all 24 classes/workshops and social dancing parties and FREE access to the Congress Kick-off Party on Friday and Congress After-Party on Monday) is only $100 at the door. 

The Congress Kick-off Party (Friday, Sept. 24th, 10 PM) with DJ Rudy, in Step N Out Studio, will cost $5 at the door.

The Congress After-Party (Monday, May 27th) with Tropicoso at Mad Frog will cost $5 at the door (map).

Events : Isabella Pampillo to also teach Tango at the 2010 Cincinnati Salsa Congress
Posted by admin on 2010/9/20 20:10:00 (1485 reads)

Isabelle Pampillo from Los Angeles will be teaching at the 2010 Cincinnati Salsa Congress!

In addition to Salsa, Isabelle will be also teaching Tango.

You can see her below in a Heinz commercial, and in a performance in her studio in Santa Monica.


Events : 4th Annual Cincinnati Salsa Congress (September 25-26)
Posted by admin on 2010/9/20 14:40:00 (1921 reads)



Save the date!!!

4th Annual Cincinnati/Tri-State Salsa Congress

Three Days of PURE SALSA:  Sept. 25 - 27!  

With Salsa workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and with Congress After-Party with Tropicoso in Mad Frog on Monday, Sept 27th

If you would like to teach or perform at the 3rd Annual Cincinnati Salsa Congress, please contact us!


Already confirmed Teachers:

Isabelle Pampillo (from Los Angeles)

Amos Brown (from Salsa Authentic)

Rena Gibeau (from Duveneck Salsa Rueda)

Lorenzo Harris (from SalsOdyssey)

Diana Hoffman (from Kama Salsa)

Jeaunita Olowe (from Bi-Okoto, will teach African dances)

Katy Rahn & Alexis Santel (our friendly Zumba dancers)

Robert Rice (from Cincinnati)

Veronica Rocco (from Danse Royale)

Malik Spencer & Marilyn Kuntz (from Reveal Your Love)


Videos and Pictures from:

2007 Cincinnati Salsa Congress (Click here)

2008 Cincinnati Salsa Congress (click here)

More details coming soon....

Events : Isabelle Pampillo from Los Angeles to teach at the 2010 Cincinnati Salsa Congress!
Posted by admin on 2010/9/17 16:30:00 (1344 reads)

Isabelle Pampillo from Los Angeles will be teaching at the 2010 Cincinnati Salsa Congress!

Isabelle was born a dancer at heart and dedicated her entire life to dancing, since the age of 4 years old. She specializes in Salsa Los Angeles Style, her own Argentine Tango, and her newest acquisition Pole Dancing. Isabelle is a Master Instructor, Performer, and International Workshop Presenter,
SAG Choreographer and is also pursuing a career in acting. Isabelle lives and works in Santa Monica where, she is known as IsabelleSalsa, “The Rhythm Specialist”.

Isabelle is the owner, founder and director of Isabelle’s Dance Academy, where herself and a team of dance instructors conduct beginner to advanced salsa, tango and pole dancing workshops. Isabelle also is a Staff Instructor for Santa Monica College, Community Services as she really likes giving back to her community. Back in the years of being a Fitness Celebrity, Isabelle used to teach at the most prestigious Fitness Clubs in Los Angeles, including Spectrum Pacific Palisades and The Sports Club L.A. Now her own studio in Santa Monica keeps her plenty busy but she still consults with the Fitness industry as a dance trainer.

Learn more about Isabelle at her Website

Events : Immigration 2010 - America @ Crossroads
Posted by admin on 2010/9/16 13:20:00 (1198 reads)

Join "BRIDGES for a Just Community" for a forum on immigration designed to discuss issues related to immigration and immigration reform in America.

The forum will be held in the Harriet Tubman Theater at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and will give the attendees an opportunity to learn more about the complex nature of immigration in the Cincinnati region and around the country.  The forum will represent a range of voices in the immigration debate including perspectives from faith, law enforcement, and labor communities throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.

The forum is being held as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the U. S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Events : Comedian Joe Hernandez-Kolski Coming to NKU-Sept. 17
Posted by admin on 2010/9/13 14:00:00 (1294 reads)

On Friday, September 17th at 7:00pm, Comedian Joe Hernandez-Kolski will be performing at Northern Kentucky University for their 9th Annual National Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off .

Joe is a two-time HBO Def Poet who combines comedy with spoken word poetry.  He makes fun of his own ethnic identity, pop culture, politics and, yes, even discuss a little bit of feminism. Joe does his best to balance the serious issues with laughter.

Please check out his video on YouTube:

The event is free and open to the public.

Directions: Please click here

Park in the Kenton Drive Garage (#40) and the Student Union is #17. Bring your parking ticket so we can validate it.  

For more information, please contact Diane Maldonado at 859-572-6013, or

Events : Ohio Latino Fest 2010 - Featuring Gilberto Santa Rosa, in Cleveland (Sat. Oct. 2, 2010)
Posted by admin on 2010/9/12 12:44:38 (4221 reads)

Saturday, October. 2
12PM – 12AM

Festival Entertainment:
Julia De Burgos
...Jonathan Rosado (El Romantico)
Raices Del Peru
Paises Unidos
Honduras Dancers
Alma De Mexico
Perlas Del Caribe
Leticia Gaytan (Cantante de Mariachi)
Fusion Mix Latino
Deja Vu

Along with many more well known entertainers representing Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Puerto Rico…

Live Salute from Gilberto Santa Rosa!!


3PM – 5PM
Breast Cancer Benefit Dinner on the Nautica Queen with Gilberto Santa Rosa

Press Conference & session with Gilberto Santa Rosa
Julia De Burgos
La Bruja

$75 – All Event Ticket
(Includes: Dinner & VIP Concert Ticket)

Portion of the proceeds will be donated!!

7PM – 12AM
Concert featuring international singer Gilberto Santa Rosa!!

Karen Labra
Mariachi Santa Cecilia
DS (The Evolution)
La Bruja
Gilberto Santa Rosa

Amate = Self Love: Fashion Show
Featuring models from Amiga Unidas Breast Cancer Survivors Program and Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center Modeling & Refinement Program.
Designs by Virginia Marti College.

$25 - General Admission Ticket (
$30 at the door)

$50 VIP Ticket

Portion of the proceeds will be donated!!

For Tickets Contact:
Will Sanchez
(216) 325-8826

Jasmin Santana
(216) 624-9945

Elias Colon

In Cincinnati: Michael Beck/MidwestLatino

To buy tickets on line and for more information visit:

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 thru October 15.
Ohio Latino Fest will kick off the month at Nautica Pavilion on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Latino community is comprised of many nationalities and cultural groups. Northern Ohio is home to more than 65% of the Latino community in the state of Ohio, and Cuyahoga County enjoys one of the largest Latino communities in the state. Cleveland and the surrounding areas have one of the largest Puerto Rican populations, and Painesville is one of the fastest growing Mexican communities in Ohio. While Ohio’s population grew at a rate of just under 5%, the Hispanic population in Ohio grew at a 55% rate, and continues to grow. The Latino community is the largest ethnic group in the United States, and is one of the most sought after buying groups in America.

Ohio Latino Fest will honor our local Latinos and their cultural diversity including music, food, art and dance that reflect their heritage.
Come celebrate with others from the community!!

Events : Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (OHCC) 2010 Awards Gala Dinner
Posted by admin on 2010/9/12 7:50:00 (1166 reads)

On behalf of the Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, we would like thank all who participated in our 2010 Awards Gala Dinner! It was a great success!!!

And congratulations to all Award Winners:

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
- Hispanic Businessman of the Year--Antonio Muñiz-Olán, Deerfield Insurance Group
- Hispanic Business Woman of the Year--Tillie Hidalgo-Lima, Best Upon Request Corporate, Inc.
- Hispanic Chamber Volunteer of the Year--Ruben Contreras, La Selva, LLC

Dayton Hispanic Chamber
- Hispanic Businessman of the Year--William Castro, El Meson Restaurant
- Government Hispanic Advocate of the Year--Tony Ortiz, Wright State University
- Corporate Hispanic Advocate of the Year--Angie Anderson, US Bank

Hispanic Chamber of Columbus
- Hispanic Businessman of the Year--Bill Balderaz, Webbed Marketing
- Corporate Hispanic Advocate of the Year--Dan Towslee, Nationwide
- Hispanic Volunteer of the Year--Xanath Van Frayen, Stewart, Title Agency of Columbus,      Ltd.

North West Ohio Hispanic Chamber
- Government Hispanic Advocate of the Year--Paul Toth, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
- Corporate Hispanic Advocate “Team” of the Year--Celso Rodríguez and Hernan Vasquez, Nueva Esperanza Latino Credit Union
- Hispanic  Volunteer of the Year--Bernadette Delgado, Bureau of Workers Comp

North East Ohio Hispanic Chamber
- Hispanic Business Woman of the Year-Sharlene Ramos Chesnes, InterChez Logistics Systems Inc.
- Hispanic Businessman of the Year-George Cruz, PuroClean Professional Services
- Corporate Hispanic Advocate of the Year Joe Lopez, New Era Builders, Inc

State Level Recognition
- Government Hispanic Advocate Business of the Year: Ohio Business Connection
- Corporate Hispanic Advocate of the Year: Honda America Manufacturing

More pictures are in the OHCC Photo Gallery (Click here)

Events : EVERY Wednesdays: Salsa @ Bartini's
Posted by admin on 2010/9/1 16:50:00 (8108 reads)

Salsa Wednesdays are BACK!!!!

At the brand new BARTINI'S MARTINI LOUNGE!!!!


6th and Walnut
Cincinnati, OH


EVERY Wednesday!!!

FREE admission before 9 PM ($2 afterwards), 
FREE dance lessons at 8 PM, 
HOTTEST Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music in town by DJ Rudy Alvarez

 BARTINI'S is the place to dance Salsa on Wednesday nights!!! 

Free dance lessons at 8 PM



Events : Hispanic Heritage Month in Cincinnati (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
Posted by admin on 2010/9/1 16:20:00 (3065 reads)

In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15).

America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

Events : Hispanic Chamber 20010 Gala Dinner (Oct. 28)
Posted by admin on 2010/9/1 16:20:00 (1136 reads)

  Hispanic Chamber 2010 Gala   
US Flag
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Westin Cincinnati Hotel
 21 E. 5th Street, Downtown Cincinnati, 45202
 Hosting the Ambassador of Republic of Panama:
 The Honorable Dr. Jaime Aleman Healy
Emabjador de panama 
Individual tickets -   $100
After Sept., 30 -        $125 
For sponsorship opportunities please call the office 513-979-6999 or e-mail us

Education : Come to 2010 SHPE National Conference in Cincinnati, OH
Posted by admin on 2010/8/28 2:40:00 (1152 reads)

Events : Fantastic SHPE Cincinnati Kick-off Celebration: Friday, August 27th
Posted by admin on 2010/8/28 2:00:00 (875 reads)

Business, civic and hospitality leaders came together to celebrate the launch of the new Cincinnati chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

The local chapter celebrated its founding with a reception at the Procter & Gamble headquarters from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 27.

"The formation of the SHPE Chapter in Cincinnati provides an opportunity for us to become the obvious source for quality Hispanic professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” said Jorge Seda, president of the new chapter. “We will fulfill our mission by promoting educational and networking opportunities, professional and personal growth while enhancing the pride and reputation of the Hispanic community. These goals culminate with the SHPE National Convention to be held in our city in October."

The Cincinnati chapter was founded in part to help support and prepare for the SHPE National Conference, the largest technical conference for Hispanics in the nation, which will bring an estimated 5,000 SHPE members to Cincinnati USA in October 27-31, 2010.

Event speakers included: 

  • Barry Cordero, SHPE Regional Vice President
  • Milton Dohoney, City Manager, City of Cincinnati
  • Jorge Seda, SHPE Cincinnati President
  • Linda W. Clement-Holmes, Chief Diversity Officer & Senior VP Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble
  • Miguel Alemany, Director, Global Baby Care Research & Development, Procter & Gamble
  • Chuck Williams, Senior Executive, RPCOE Operations Leader, GE Aviation Supply Chain
  • Dan Lincoln, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brent Wilkes, Executive Director of LULAC


For more pictures from this event, please visit our Photo Gallery

Events : 2010 LULAC Cincinnati Community Awards with Telemundo's Jose Diaz Balart
Posted by admin on 2010/8/27 16:20:00 (1323 reads)

LULAC Cincinnati Announces its 2010 Community Award Recipients

Once a year, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) recognizes key individuals and organizations in different areas of government, education, and business for their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the Greater Cincinnati area. These persons and organizations serve as an example to all on the positive impact individuals can make to help shape diversity and race relations in our community. They will be recognized at the LULAC Cincinnati Community Awards Gala which will be held at the Marriott River Center on September 18th, 2010. The event’s keynote speaker will be Jose Diaz-Balart, Anchor, Noticiero Telemundo.

Founded in 1929, LULAC is the nation's oldest and largest Hispanic Organization in the United States. With more than 700 councils, LULAC serves as a tremendous outreach into the Hispanic community. With a rich history of advocacy in civil rights, education, economic development, immigration and equal opportunity, LULAC is uniquely positioned to lead the Hispanic community into the next millennium.

Please join us in congratulating the following Cincinnati Community Award Recipients in the categories they represent:

Corporate: US Bank/Dan Groneck
Hispanic Business Person: Marilyn Zayas-Davis/Attorney at Law
Media Excellence: Mark Curnutte/Cincinnati Enquirer
Educational Excellence: Marieka Kobayashi/Cincinnati Public Schools
Hispanic Serving Institution (2 categories):
 · Small Institution: Santa Maria Community Service
 · Large Institution: University Hospital
Civil Rights Award: Margaret Singer/Outreach worker Su Casa Catholic Charities
Diversity Award: Dr. Gregory Stewart/Union Institute
Government Excellence: Congressman Steve Driehaus

Events : SHPE Cincinnati Kick-off Celebration: Friday, August 27th, 5-7 PM
Posted by admin on 2010/8/17 4:10:00 (964 reads)

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