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The New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators Recognizes Supermarket Owner Rodolfo Fuertes


ALBANY, NY--The New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators honored Rodolfo Fuertes with the Louis Nine Award for his contributions to the advancement of the Latino community in the United States. A prominent entrepreneur and leader in the supermarket industry, Fuertes is a board member of the National Supermarket Association.

This award is presented to one who labors vigorously for expanded opportunities for Hispanics. This individual has upheld the dignity and has furthered the culture of Americans of Hispanic Heritage by promoting bilingual and multicultural programs as well as facilitating the greater integration of Hispanics into the mainstream of American society.

Senator Adriano Espaillat presented the award to Fuertes in February during the 2012 Annual Legislative Conference Weekend in Albany, NY. The theme of the conference was “Open Doors to Empowerment.”

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award on behalf of the many immigrants who come to this country to pursue a dream, work hard and open doors for those who come behind. The Latino community is a major force in this country, and as a Dominican I feel especially proud to represent my people with this recognition”, said Fuertes after receiving the award.

The Members of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc., are united by a common interest in empowering and revitalizing peoples and communities, particularly African-American and Puerto Rican, and extended to also include Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans and other minorities.

 

The 10th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards & Scholarship Gala


2011 WINNERS AND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS HONORED LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK DURING MOMENTOUS 10th ANNUAL LATINO TRENDSETTERS AWARDS CEREMONY

New York, N.Y. November 30, 2011 - On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 the 10th Annual Latino Trendsetters Awards recognized the accomplishments of outstanding trailblazers and executives from the Hispanic community at a ceremony and presentation in New York City.

Univision's Nilda Rosario and Telemundo's Jorge Ramos emceed the evening, attended by more than 200 leaders in business, education, philanthropy, technology and the arts. Honorees for this year's event hail from an array of companies including Pepsi-Cola, Time Inc., Morgan Stanley and the National Super Market Association. Legendary salsa music star, Jose Alberto "El Canario" and his ten-piece orchestra electrified the crowd with an encore performance.

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J.M. Smucker Buys Bustelo Cool Owner Rowland Coffee Roasters

The J. M. Smucker Co. has acquired privately held Rowland Coffee Roasters Inc., which makes RTD cold coffee Bustelo Cool and Bustelo Cool Cafe Mocha.

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