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Hispanic Media Icon Cristina Saralegui to Accept USHCC's Ultimate Latina Award
<p>Press Release</p>
September 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USHCC announces that Cristina Saralegui, renowned Latina entrepreneur and media mogul will headline its Ultimate Latina Luncheon. The event will take place as part of the USHCC's 33(rd) Annual National Convention in Los Angeles California on September 17(th).

"Supporting the aspirations of young women and girls has been an important calling throughout my life. By accepting this award, I hope that more will seize the opportunities provided by the enduring American Dream.  I also want to thank the USHCC for their work to promote the important role that Latinas play in the Hispanic business community."

Saralegui has been lauded for providing a forum for Hispanics to openly discuss issues like sexual education for teens, AIDS awareness and education, as well as human rights issues facing the Hispanic community. Her breakthrough hit The Cristina Show provided a space for millions of Hispanics to be heard. The show resonated with viewers across the country, running for 21 years from 1989-2010.

In addition to her storied career as an EMMY award-winning journalist, she has been named one of the "25 Most Influential Hispanics in America" by TIME Magazine. A well-established business mogul, Saralegui has produced her own television shows, launched radio station and created her own line of home furnishings,Casa Cristina.

"The USHCC is proud to recognize Cristina Saralegui, one of the most prominent and influential Latinas in America." said USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca. "Not only does her remarkable success as an entrepreneur espouse the values of The Ultimate Latina, so too does her commitment to the betterment of society through her unique voice and her philanthropic efforts. The USHCC is thrilled to host one of the most dynamic women of our era at our convention this year."

A lifelong activist, Saralegui and her Husband, Marcos Avila founded their own foundation, "Arriba la Vida/Up with Life" to promote AIDS awareness and education among the Hispanic community. Saralegui is also on the board of both the National Council of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) and The Museum of Television & Radio.

About the USHCC 33rd Annual National Convention:

The USHCC Annual National Convention is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Held on September 16-18, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE, the 33rd Annual National Convention features several awards banquets, networking receptions and business development workshops, bringing together over 5,000 Hispanic business owners, corporate executives, chamber leaders and public officials.

The USHCC is proud to present Corporate Convention Chair, Wells Fargo and HBE Convention Chair, Liberty Power. For more information about the Convention and a full schedule of events, please visit www.ushcc.com/convention.

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $465 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

SOURCE  United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

CONTACT: Chadwick Vale, Communications Associate, USHCC, +1-202-286-2709, cvale@ushcc.com

Web Site: http://www.ushcc.com




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