Father Lawrence Biondi, S.J., was the recipient of the Civic Award for his contributions in improving the quality of life of St. Louis community members and Centene Corporation was highlighted as the Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year for their active participation in fostering Hispanic business enterprises.
The following individuals/
Hispanic Company of the Year: La Vallesana
Hispanic Businessperson of the Year: Ed Mayuga, AMM Communications
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year: Cileia Miranda Yuen, Belas Artes
Hispanic Emerging Business of the Year: Ritmo Latino STL, LLC (Club Dantes /WEW 770 AM)
Hispanic Lifetime Achievement Award: Carl Trautmann
“I’m happy to say the 2012 Adelante Awards were a great success,” said Karlos Ramirez, Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber. “The individuals and organizations that were honored have contributed so greatly to the community, we were proud to be able to recognize them at this event.”
Incorporated on April 28, 1982, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis strives to promote the economic development of Hispanic-owned businesses and improve business opportunities for all in the St. Louis region. The Chamber fulfills this mission by increasing the competitiveness of its member businesses in local, state and international markets. The Chamber is the cornerstone for the Hispanic business community, and looks to participate in present and future business developments of metropolitan St. Louis. For more information, visit www.hccstl.com.