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Community : Cincinnati Hispanic Fest recognizes festival volunteers
Posted by Anonymous on 2007/10/27 20:20:00 (1785 reads)


On Friday, Oct. 26th, the Cincinnati Hispanic Fest recognized its volunteers who helped in organizing of the Festival.

Michael Beck, founder of MidwestLatino was one of the recognized.

More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)

Events : Johnny Rojas in Cincinnati (Sunday, Oct. 28th)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/27 20:00:00 (1926 reads)

Johnny Rojas, the Peruvian "El Cupido de la Salsa" will be peforming on Sunday, Oct. 28th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Church "Nueva Esperanza" in Forest Park (1060 Smiley Av).

More information: 513-886-4360

Events : Kicking for a Cause (Peruvian All-Star vs. Cincinnati Excite)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/27 20:00:00 (2572 reads)

On Saturday, October 27th the Cincinnati Excite, Cincinnati’s professional indoor soccer team, played a Peruvian All-Star team in an exhibition match to raise support for victims of the devastating earthquakes that hit Peru earlier this year. Former Peruvian National player, Dario Muchotrigo, was a highlight of the event.


More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)

Events : Salsa Caliente at World Music Fest (Sat. Oct. 27th)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/26 9:20:00 (1882 reads)

Salsa Caliente was the Headliner on Saturday, Oct. 27th at the World Music Fest taking place at the Southgate House in Newport, KY. 


This event was sponsored by MidwestLatino.

More information:


More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)

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Events : Michelle's Farewell Party @ Havana Martini Club (This Wed. Oct. 24)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/25 9:40:00 (2224 reads)

Michelle Alapizco-Beach, Latina Outreach Specialist of the Butler County Rape Crisis Program, and one of our most dedicated Salsa supporters, will be moving to Phoenix, AZ.

We had a farewell party this Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Havana Martini Club!!!! Of course we had to have a Farewell Dance with Michelle!


More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)

Business : Hispanic Chamber Meeting (Oct. 23, 2007)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/23 21:10:00 (2040 reads)    

Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber of Commerce had on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, its monthly meeting, with speakers from the Cincinnati Reds:

  • Douglas W. Healy, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Cincinnati Reds
  • John Hale, Human Resources Generalist for the Cincinnati Reds
The Topics: The Reds Diverse Vendors Program and Career opportunities at The Cincinnati Reds

Food was sponsored by La Ley 1320 AM Radio Station


More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)   

Events : Carmen is BACK!!!!
Posted by admin on 2007/10/23 12:10:00 (1335 reads)


Carmen Velez, the lead singer of Tropicoso is BACK!!! This Monday, Oct. 22nd, she performed again in the Mad Frog, and will do so now every Monday!

Don't miss the best Salsa Mondays in Cincinnati!!!! 

Each Monday, Mad Frog has its basement open - with the best in Reggaeton and Hip-hop. It's like having two clubs in one: live Salsa/Merenge upstairs with Tropicoso, and Reggaeton and Hip-hop downstairs!

Community : Michael Beck to receive Community Service Award from The Links Inc.
Posted by admin on 2007/10/18 18:20:00 (9365 reads)


As part of the Cincinnati festivities in March 2008 (click here), Cincinnati Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will present the following Community Service Awards:

James Anderson, Cincinnati Bengals Coach;

Michael Beck, President/Founder, MidwestLatino

Marvel Gentry Davis, President, ballet tech cincinnati

Joe and Susan Pichler, local philanthropists (Joe is retired CEO/Chairman of Kroger Co.)

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, civil rights activist

The Links, Incorporated is a not-for-profit organization of more than 12,000 women of color, committed to enhancing the quality of life in our communities

Events : Tropicoso updates
Posted by admin on 2007/10/18 9:20:00 (1708 reads)



1)  Last Monday we had another great night at Mad Frog, with some of Cincinnati's top dancers enjoying Tropicoso's music (see the video below)


More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...) 


2) Congratulations to Tropicoso, which has been again nominated for CEA (Cincinnati Entertainment Awards) in the category: World Music.

To make sure that they win, YOU NEED TO VOTE  (click here..)!!!!!  

3) Carmen is BACK!!! 

On Monday, Oct. 22nd, Carmen Velez, the lead singer of Tropicoso, will be back from her maternity leave.

So don't miss it!!!! Come to Mad Frog and help us to welcome Carmen back on stage!!!!

We also thank Gina from Son del Caribe, who drove all the way from Dayton every Monday to help Tropicoso while Carmen was away

Business : NSHMBA Connecting Firms with Hispanic Talent (Sat. Oct. 13, 2007)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/13 16:30:00 (2292 reads)

Cincinnati chapter of NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanic MBAs), had a great event on Saturday, Oct. 13th, “Connecting Firms with Hispanic Talent”.

This free event for NSHMBA members and Hispanic students was an opportunity to connect with representatives of leading companies in the Greater Cincinnati area such as: Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Cintas, Luxottica Retail, Novartis, Deloitte, Kroger, and many more, with Hispanic students and professionals looking for new career opportunities. The participants had a chance to learn about the company culture, career & advancement opportunities, benefits, and anything that is important to prospective employees. The event is targeted to undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals within different disciplines.

More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)  

To learn more about NSHMBA membership benefits, click here...

Community : Francisco Briceno Pineda to receive 2007 YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Character Award
Posted by admin on 2007/10/11 17:40:46 (1827 reads)

 Archbishop McNicholas High School junior Francisco Briceno Pineda has been selected to receive a 2007 YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Character Award. This award honors teens from throughout the community who the YMCA  feels exemplify their four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

On November 1, 2007, the YMCA will honor 40 tri-state teens that demonstrate leadership and character traits in strengthening their homes, neighborhoods, and communities.

Francisco is a great example of young Latinos who are contributing to the community they live in, and we wish him all the very best! 


Events : Havana Nights @ Havana Martini Club (Oct. 10, 2007)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/11 12:10:00 (1479 reads)


Another great night at Havana Martini Club More pictures are in the Cincinnati section of our Photo Gallery (click here...)

And Happy Birthday to Amy, Leah, David, and "Salsa Superman" Waltke!!
Keeping with our tradition, we couldn't miss a Birthday Dance with all of them - see Video below:  

HOTTEST Wednesday nights with hottest Salsa dancers in town - the "Havana Nights".  In the most classy Salsa location in town, according to Cincinnati Enquirer!!!

With FREE admission, FREE dance lessons, Cincinnati's BEST Salsa dancers, and the BEST Latino DJ in town, the legendary Rudy Alvarez, spinning the hottest Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music, this is the undisputed place to be on Wednesday nights... 

Havana Martini Club is located on 5th Street, between Race and Vine Streets.

Save the date!!! 

Salsa Halloween Party at Havana Martini Club on Wednesday, Oct. 31st!!!

Remember:  Havana is non-smoking, so if you're health-conscious and want to dance in a non-smoking environment, Havana Martini Club is the place for you!!!!

Education : Young Readers Program Kick-off (Sept. 26th)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/11 11:50:00 (2202 reads)



Thanks to generous help from P&G , LULAC Cincinnati was proud to donate $10,000 to start a "Young Readers Program" in AMIS (Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies).
The Young Readers program is a  highly interactive and family oriented course designed to instill a love of reading in program participants, promote communication skills,  writing ability and comprehension levels and build self-esteem. Launched as a national initiative in 1986 to improve reading skills among first through third grade students, the Young Readers program is currently in twenty-seven sites in fifteen states.
For more info about the program click here...

The official Kick-off of the program was on September 26th.  We were  honored to have Chris Monzel, member of the Cincinnati City Council, present at the kick-off.

Business : NSHMBA National Conference in Houston (Oct. 4-6)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/8 13:00:00 (2710 reads)


The 2007 NSHMBA National Conference in Houston was a huge success. With over 8,000 participants, we broke another record. The lead corporate sponsor of this event was HP and Rice MBA.

  P&G received a "Brillante Award"  in the Corporate Award category.


To see more pictures, please visit our Photo Gallery (click here...) 

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 7,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.

If you would like to join NSHMBA and help, please click here

The 2008 NSHMBA National Conference will be in Atlanta, October 9-11. Save the date!!!!

Events : Salsa Caliente @ Havana Martini Club this Saturday (Oct. 6)
Posted by admin on 2007/10/2 17:00:00 (1431 reads)


As every 1st Saturday of the month,  Salsa Caliente will be performing this Saturday, October 6th, at Havana Martini Club!!! The hottest Salsa Band in the hottest and most classy club in town (as reviewed on Tuesday, May 29th, in LIFE section in Cincinnati Enquirer)!!!

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