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Community : Chamber leads the way for purposeful dialogue: Cincinnati: A City of Immigrants
Posted by admin on 2010/6/22 7:50:00 (1352 reads)

CINCINNATI—June 20, 2010—The Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA (HCCUSA) announced to the community the creation of the website:

The website offers detailed information about the six major Cincinnati immigrant waves that created the city. It illustrates the contributions of German, Irish, African American, Jewish, Appalachian, and Hispanic immigrants to the local community at different times. The historic content reviewed by Cincinnati historian, Dan Hurley.

This website is the complement to the publication of the booklet with the same title “ Cincinnati : A City of Immigrants- Struggling Toward Acceptance and Equality.” The booklet and now the website offer the opportunity to open dialogue and attempt to distinguish the myths from the facts about Cincinnati immigrant groups.

“We developed the website to be accessible to the new ways in which students now learn, said Alfonso Cornejo, president of the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA. “Students and educators have additional history of Cincinnati as it related to its immigrant roots. This website allows us to work with our deployment partners National Underground Freedom Center and Bridges for a Just Community to organize specific programs at the different school districts in a way that is more efficient.”

The Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA has already distributed 36,000 free copies of the booklet to the community. For free booklets, email or call HCCUSA at 513-366-2383

About the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA :

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the continued growth and development of the Hispanic/Latino business community in the Tri-State area. The Chamber works closely with profit and nonprofit area businesses as well as the local and state Chambers of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This Chamber is a link and forum within the national network of Hispanics business associations and firms, working to expand business opportunities; to encourage mutually beneficial ties with the public and private sectors; to serve as an active and visible advocate in the Hispanic business arena; and actively promote trade business community and our Latin American counterparts. Since it’s inception, the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA has reached several local Hispanic businesses.

MidwestLatino : Goodbye to Havana Martini Club - WHAT A PARTY!!!!
Posted by admin on 2010/6/12 13:30:00 (1477 reads)

Thank you everybody for coming to our last party in Havana Martini Club!!!

It was best way to to say Goodbye! By dancing Salsa with friends!!!

And thank you for all your support for the last 5 years!!! 




See more pictures at our site on Facebook (click here)

Many of you asked what's next? Where will we be dancing Salsa on Wednesdays?

We are working on a new location and soon as we finalize the agreement, we'll let you know!

The key for us is to find something that will keep the Havana tradition - nice place with a big wooden dance floor! 

Thank you for being patient!!!

Events : Farewell Salsa Parties at Havana Martini Club
Posted by admin on 2010/6/8 6:40:00 (1316 reads)


This Friday, June 11: we're celebrating 5 years of Havana Nights @ Havana Martini Club!

And it will be also the Grand Finale of our Farewell Parties, since Havana Martini Club is closing its door!

The Salsa Farewell Parties will be this Wednesdays, Thursday, and Friday @ Havana Martini Club.

Let's party ALL WEEK!!!

For those who are curious about the future of our events - we are evaluating different venues at the moment, and as soon as we come to a decision, we'll let you know. 

Please keep checking this Website, and our Facebook

We appreciate very much all the support that we've received for our Havana Salsa parties over the years!!!

Even if Havana closes its doors, our Salsa parties will continue!!!




Events : Summer Festival @ Centro de Amistad (June 11-13)
Posted by admin on 2010/6/5 14:20:00 (1373 reads)

The Centro de Amistad  Summer Festival will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 11 through June 13.  

Centro de Amistad
947 Donaldson Rd.
Erlanger, KY 41018
Phone: (859) 538-1177 

Events : Tropicso @ Havana Martini Club This Saturday (June 5)
Posted by admin on 2010/6/4 14:20:00 (2026 reads)


Tropicoso will play on Saturday, June 5th, at 9:30 PM at the Havana Martini Club.

Events : Rebecca's Chamula Series June 5-26 Semantics Gallery
Posted by admin on 2010/6/4 10:00:00 (967 reads)

Rebecca Nava Soto Chamula Series

Opening reception: Saturday June 5th, 2010 7-10pm

Semantics Gallery 1107 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45214

Rebecca Nava Soto a painter and educator received a BFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati DAAP in 2000 and an MFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004. She currently lives and paints in Cincinnati. She has exhibited both locally and nationally and in the past three years she has been the lead artist for three public murals through the Artworks organization. Most recently Rebecca has been creating sight specific installations in response to her research of Maya culture, Mesoamerican writing systems and her most recent experiences in the neighboring villages of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico (San Juan de Chamula and Zinancantan).

More info:

Community : Ohio Hispanic Leadership Summit (June 18-19, 2010)
Posted by admin on 2010/6/1 13:10:00 (1952 reads)

The Ohio Hispanic Leadership Summit is the most significant event of Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino community. Leaders in education, business, politics, and culture in general will meet and discuss issues that affect Hispanics/Latinos.

The Summit will also recognize Hispanic/Latino values by honoring distinguished Hispanic/Latino leaders, and recognizing American personalities and authorities that have contributed to the improvement of Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino community.

Likewise, the Summit will serve as an exclusive space for buinesses and organizations related to the Spanish-speaking world to present their services and products to the numerous Hispanic/Latino leaders that will be invited to this important event.


Phone: 614 271 4437

The 2010 Ohio Hispanic Leadership Award Winners have been announced, and we're very proud that Michael Beck, the founder and President of MidwestLatino, will be one of them:

Luis Vazquez
Manager, Office of Reentry
Cuyahoga County, Dept of Justice Affairs
Cleveland, OH 

Victoria Nunes 
Community Affairs 
Marketing Specialist 
Fifth Third Bank
Columbus, OH

Robert del Martin Castillo 
President, Majestic Drywall Services, Inc. 
Columbus, OH

Michael Beck
President, MidwestLatino
Cincinnati, OH

Maria Goeser 
Business Service Representative
Workforce and Talent Division
Ohio Department of Development

Ramón Delmonte
President, Agencia de Servicios 809
Columbus, OH

Jason Riveiro
Ohio State Director
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

José “Rafi” Rodríguez
President, Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
President of the Greater Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Special Award: 
La Michoacana Market

The awards will be presented on Friday, June 18th, at 9 AM

Events : Thursday Salsa on the Square starts on June 3rd
Posted by admin on 2010/6/1 9:00:00 (1426 reads)

The fabulous Salsa on the Square will be back again on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. and this year it will again from 7 PM - 10 PM.

The current schedule is as follow:

* Thursday, Jun 3, Tropicoso
* Thursday, Jun 10, Acapulco
* Thursday, Jun 17, Son Del Caribe
* Thursday, Jun 24, Zumba
* Thursday, Jul 1,  Tropicoso
* Thursday, Jul 8, Acapulco
* Thursday, Jul 15, Son Del Caribe
* Thursday, Jul 22, Zumba
* Thursday, Jul 29,  Tropicoso
* Thursday, Aug 5, Poco Loco
* Thursday, Aug 12, Stacie Sandoval's Grupo Tumbao
* Thursday, Aug 19, Zumba
* Thursday, Aug 26, Acapulco
* Thursday, Sep 2, Mambo Diablo
* Thursday, Sep 9, Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Cartel (San Francisco)
* Thursday, Sep 16, Son Del Caribe

And every Thursday, our After-Party will be in  Havana Martini Club  with Cincinnati's best Latin DJs: Los Rumbers and Daniel, with tons of great Latin music! 





Every Thursday 10:00pm-1:00am: AFTER-Party @ Havana Martini Club

With FREE admission, Cincinnati's BEST dancers, and the BEST Latino DJs spinning the hottest Reggaeton, Bachata, Salsa, Merengue,  this will be the best place for Latin music on Thursday nights...

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

Events : Latino playwright Fernando Dovalin participates in Fringe Festival
Posted by admin on 2010/6/1 3:20:00 (1159 reads)

Many of you heard of the Fringe Fringe Festival taking place in Cincinnati JUNE 1 - 12, 2010

This year there will be Latino playwright Fernando Dovalina from Houston who is taking his new drama, "The Comfort of Anger," to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival in early June.

Maybe you can spread word about it. I can email you a press release, the fringe logo and a photo we are using as our play's logo. 
You can also find details at the fringe's website:
Very little is written for the stage about Latinos, and often, when written by non-Latinos, we are portrayed negatively, or as the subject of ridicule.
My play is about a feisty and independent Latina, full of contradictions and frailties, but also full of strength.


His play is about a feisty and independent Latina, full of contradictions and frailties, but also full of strength.

The scheduled dates are:

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 09:15
Fri, 06/11/2010 - 07:00
Sat, 06/12/2010 - 08:00


Running Time: 70 Minutes 

Venue: Duveneck 3 (1220 Vine, CincinnatiOH45202)



Artist/Company Bio: The Driscoll Street Salon Theatre, a creation of playwright Fernando Dovalina, began as an informal play-reading project to develop new plays written by Houston writers. Many of the plays first read at the salon have gone on to other readings, workshops and productions. Dovalina, a member of the Dramatists Guild, has studied with Edward Albee and Stuart Ostrow and has seen several of his plays produced, most notably The Man in the Trunk and American Homefront. His drama, Meskins/Cycle of Life, Love and Death, won second place in the Nuestras Voces national playwriting competition and was read at Repertorio Espanol in midtown Manhattan. He and J.T. Buck wrote the musical, The Gospel According to Tammy Faye, which has been seen in Cincinnati, Portland, Ore., Hood River, Ore., and Houston and received an industry reading over three days at the Manhattan Theatre Club creative center in New York.

More information is on the Fringe Website: 

Events : Every Friday: LATIN MIX PARTY @ Havana Martin Club
Posted by admin on 2010/5/14 3:10:00 (2073 reads)


Special Martinis $5

Latin Mix Party: EVERY FRIDAY @ Havana Martini Club 10:00pm-1:30 am.


Veronica Rocco

FREE Dance Lessons at 9 PM with Veronica Rocco (from

The best of Latin Music: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaeton!!!

With FREE admission, Cincinnati's BEST Salsa dancers, and the BEST Latino DJ in town, the legendary Rudy Alvarez, spinning the hottest Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaeton, this is the best place for Latin music on Friday nights...

EVERY FRIDAY  - Latin Mix Party  in Havana Martini Club!

Events : Son del Caribe @ Fundraiser for LAA (Sat. May 22nd)
Posted by admin on 2010/5/14 2:20:00 (831 reads)

Annual Salsa Celebration Dance

A fundraiser benefiting The Latin American Association, the premier Latino Arts & Culture Association, supporting our local artists!!


Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, danzon, etc.

When: Saturday, May 22nd, 9 PM until 1 AM 

Dress code, 21 and over

219 Patterson Boulevard - across from Dragon Field entrance.
Dayton, OH, 45402
(937) 222 1188

Parking: on street OR $5 security garage.

INFO: Dolores Quinones, 937-567-0101

Events : Cincy-Cinco Festival this Weekend (May 1 - 2)
Posted by admin on 2010/4/30 7:50:00 (1222 reads)

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This weekend Cincy-Cinco Festival will be for the 2nd time on the Fountain Square! 


Saturday May 1st 
NOON to 11:00 PM
& Sunday May 2nd 2010 
NOON to 7:00 PM

Saturday May 1st (NOON to 11:00 PM) and Sunday May 2nd (NOON to 7:00 PM)

The tri-state region’s premier Latino cultural fest, is a family-friendly weekend event that showcases Latino culture, values and traditions while promoting the interaction of the Latino community within the tri-state community at large.

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Events : Acapulco Salsa Band this Saturday @ Havana Martini Club
Posted by admin on 2010/4/28 19:00:00 (2094 reads)

Hot Salsa by ACAPULCO this Saturday, May 1st, 9:30pm @ Havana Martini Club.
Salsa, merengue, bachata, chacha!  100% PURE SALSA 11-Midnight.
Featuring new music by Marc Anthony, El Gran Combo, Terra Nova, Michael Bublé (yes!), Manny Manuel, Hector Lavoe, Gilberto Santa Rosa!


Business : Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (OHCC) announce new Executive Board
Posted by admin on 2010/4/25 23:10:00 (1148 reads)

2010 Executive Board

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 the Ohio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce conducted election of its 2010 Officers. The new officers are: 

Mr. Jose "Rafi" Rodriguez
Rodriguez Financial Strategies, LLC
Dayton, Ohio 


Mr. Gary Johnson
American Flooring Installers LLC
Toledo, Ohio 


Ms. Aireen Aguilar
Uniglobe Discovery Travel
Columbus, Ohio 

Ms. Victoria Nunes
Fifth Third Bank
Columbus, Ohio

 Congratulations to all!

Events : Chad Ochocinco @ Havana Martini Club
Posted by admin on 2010/4/23 17:20:00 (1358 reads)

Chad Ochocinco, who competes this season on the "Dancing with the Stars" show, was last week in Cincinnati.  

After many hours of rehearsing with his partner, Cheryl Burke, he visited Cincinnati's #1 spot for Salsa dancing - the Havana Martini Club 

Don't forget to vote for Chad this Monday!!!! Every vote counts!!!!


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