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September 15, 2011

7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration/Business Awards - October 13

NAHCC Kicks-Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Partnerships, Special Programs, Call For Nominations

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - September 15, 2011 -- The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month this year with special announcements of new partnerships, programs, panels, networking events and a Hispanic visual art exhibit in partnership with Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

To close the month long festivities the NAHCC plans to host its 7thAnnual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Business Awards on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at the Nashville City Club. The event will include, a reception with special guest speakers, live music, food and business and community awards. The event is open to NAHCC members and guests.

"Tennessee's future economic and cultural strength will also be shaped by our emergent Hispanic community. New 2010 U.S Census data shows a steady population growth; and the more we grow as a business community, as individuals and residents of Nashville, the more we will be able to give back. It is a continuing trend, and now Hispanics represent more than 50.5 million in the nation and 10% of Nashville's population. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate and recognize the importance and influence of Hispanics in our communities. Having a wide variety of business and community partners participating this year will help us raise the awareness and significance. With every person, we build one more bridge for the common good", said Yuri Cunza, President of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

During Hispanic Heritage Month the NAHCC recognizes the professional, civic and business contributions of members & non-members in our community. To nominate someone who has demonstrated commitment and leadership to the advancement of our organization, Hispanic community and city, please contact: Loraine Segovia-Paz at: nominations@nashvillehispanicchamber.com

Following Mayor Karl Dean Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation, The Afro-Hispanic Review a Vanderbilt University academic journal that will present its newest issue featuring "Nueva Vida, Nuevo Trabajo" (New Life New Work) a collective art exhibit of 19 local Hispanic artists currently on display at the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. A reception honoring the event will follow. The media is invited to attend this event at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center - Vanderbilt University 2301 Vanderbilt Pl. Nashville, TN 37235.

For more Hispanic Heritage Month events and program visit www.nashvillehispanicchamber.com

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