Join the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus and La Mega Media, Inc to honor exemplary Hispanic/ Latinos in Central Ohio for their contributions to our community, our culture and the representation of our heritage. This year our honorees are:
1. Caleb Ortega (High School Sports)
2. Sandra R. Lopez (Government)
3. Ramona Reyes (Non-Profit)
4. Maria Pulido (Female Entrepreneur)
5.Fernando Alcauter (Male Entrepreneur)
High School Sports:
Caleb Ortega - Starting Quarterback at Thomas Worthington High School and Captain of the Team, Division 1 Football.
Sandra R. Lopez - Legislative Advisor/ Community Engagement for The City of Columbus - An essential ally to our local entrepreneurs, Sandra is always accessible to help navigate through the City of Columbus resources.
Ramona Reyes - Director, Our Centro of Guadalupe Center - Food Pantry and other community services including English Classes, Health Exams and essential services to New Americans. The Food Pantry is the only in the city offering Latino Foods as part of their regular inventory.
Maria Pulido - Founder and Operator of Healthy Life Nutrition, a membership-based studio located in the heart of the Hispanic Community on the WestSide of Columbus offering fitness classes and motivational groups for latino women, as well as nutritional advice for latino women seeking to juggle family, health and general wellness. Membership is monthly and is priced affordably to fit the budgetary needs of her member base.
Fernando Alcauter - President of La MIchoacana Market, the largest Hispanic Grocery store in Central Ohio, now reaching into Dayton with projects in Cleveland and Lorain, La MIchoacana started as a community grocery store focused on selling Latino Products and expanded into a international food market serving the general market as well as welcoming new americans with their typical food choices. Fernando is the youngest of the family and has taken over the family operations to expand the brand and their reach into other areas of the Midwest.
Event sponsored by Lifeline of Ohio