PRLog - July 18, 2012 - BRONX, N.Y. -- Clarisel González is a Bronx-based multimedia journalist and social entrepreneur. She founded Puerto Rico Sun, her grassroots e-magazine project when she lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Today Puerto Rico Sun Communications (PRSUN) is an independent online media business registered in the Bronx. This year PRSUN celebrates its 10th anniversary with a July 21st networking celebration at Joe’s Place in the Parkchester section of the Bronx.
PRSUN produces several media projects, including Puerto Rico Sun, Bronx Latino, Clarisel’s Photo Place, and the Bronx Entrepreneurs and Business Network. PRSUN has a social and business mission of informing, empowering, and building community since 2002. All of PRSUN’s multimedia products are closely tied to this mission. PRSUN is currently a shiner (member) at Sunshine Bronx, the new business incubator in Hunts Point.
As part of the celebration, the 2012 Puerto Rico Sun Communications Awards will be given to leaders who exemplify the mission of informing, empowering, and building community and who were nominated by members in the PRSUN online network.
PRSUN Award honorees are:
Dayanara Marte, In Bold Rebirth
Trini Quiroz, community activist/radio personality based in Florida
Joyce Rivera, St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction
Edwin Pagán, Latin Horror
Roberto Soto, City Island Images
Shannon Lee Gilstad, Bronx Movers & Shakers
Julio Pabon, Latino Sports
Michelle Cruz, East Harlem Cafe
Butch Nieves, Mr. America's Personal Training
Deirdre Scott, Bronx Council on the Arts
PRSUN will also honor contributing members with Ambassador Awards for supporting and advancing PRSUN’s mission through their contributions and friendship.
The PRSUN Ambassador honorees are:
Rev. Carmen Hernández, NYC LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce
Ismael Nuñez, contributing writer and photographer
Cecil Harris, advisor
Jose Boricuation Medina, contributing graphic designer
Mike Callender, Bronxmedia
Kevin P. Tyson, contributing photographer
Eileen McNamee, contributing photographer
Miriam Quiñones, contributing photographer
Vivian Lake, contributing writer
Efrain Ortiz, Jr., Efrain's Corner
The event, which is open to the public, includes an awards presentation, giveaways, and surprises from our sponsors. Sofia Lora, the queen of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, is our special guest.
Special thanks to the Rev. Carmen Hernández of the NYC LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce for working with PRSUN to organize and make this event happen in support of local business.
The celebration and networking event kicks off at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. and then party until 2 a.m. at Joe’s Place, 1841 Westchester Ave. For more information about Joe’s Place, http://joesplacebronx.com
In addition to PRSUN, sponsors are: The NYC LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce, Inca Kola, Joe’s Place, The NetWorks Organization, Bronx Entrepreneurs and Business Network, Bronxmedia/Soul of the Bronx Radio, Shop the Bronx, The Vault, Art By Mia, KPTyson Photography, The Love U Bake, RainbowRose.net, Divine Designs for the (god’is) in you, Coqui the Chef, Time to Play, and Sylvia Santiago, independent Partylite consultant.
For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 347 827 0837. Admission is free, but please RSVP, http://prsun10.eventbrite.com.