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Friday, October 19, 2007

LISTA Achievers Awards - Washington DC

HPNG congratulates Jose Marquez and LISTA as they prepare to host their largest Achievers Awards dinner yet.

October 25th at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC

:: Black Tie Event ::

Get your tickets soon. It always sells out fast!

I'll see you there!!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Memories of Miami and Viva Las Vegas

After a successful re-launch of HPNG in Miami at the Hyatt Coral Gables, we're excited to move right along with our next event in Miami on Nov. 13th.

Our last speaker, Jose Tillan shared not only a great story about how his career began, but also shared valuable insight on the future of the entertainment market in the Hispanic community.

Our November speaker, Rafael Urbina, CEO of Batanga will weigh in with his insight on this topic as well. Make sure you're on the HPNG Miami mailing list to receive an invitation to the event.

In DC last week the Educational Policy Institute held its National Capitol Summit where I met rising Latino leaders mentored by the dedicated folks of HACU. It was only a scant 20 years ago that I worked for HACU in San Antonio, Texas. The development programs at the time, consisted of a few weeks of college training courses for high school students. Nowadays, these college-aged youngsters get to intern at various Government agencies. Congratulations to HACU and their efforts in fostering Latino leaders.

Then Leslie Sanchez (of course) drags me to Las Vegas for what I'm hoping to be weekend filled with poolside R&R. Nope.

The Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute has asked Leslie Sanchez to Co-Chair the organization along with US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce legend, Jose Niño. I was honored to meet business and community leaders such as Jamie Estrada, Jacob Monty, Ted Cruz, Tom Burciaga, Jerry Silva and Louis Sanchez and the legend himself Hon. Manuel Lujan.

The real fun began when we met the Level 7 boys, a private concierge service offered by two entrepreneurial young men, Tony Paoli and Evan Wallace. (pictured)

Here's how it works: these guys hook you up with anything you need to roll like a VIP.

If you need a limo and reservations to the hottest restaurant and want to get into impossibly crowded clubs like
Pure at Ceasar's Palace to see the Pussycat Dolls perform --- you call these guys!

Oh yeah, we got in. We saw the Pussycat Dolls perform, followed by access to the rooftop VIP area of Pure. The next night, at uber-hotspot Blush, we got more of the same. Thanks guys!

That's all I can say about our experience because, what happens in Vegas...well, you know the rest.

Next time you're in Las Vegas and you want to roll like a VIP, definitely call Tony and Evan with Level 7