Premios Épico

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The Premios Épico at the MDHBC honors outstanding achievements and dedication in the Hispanic community. Do you know someone who exemplifies the qualities described awards?

If chosen, your nominee will be recognized at the 2018 MD Hispanic Business Conference. Remember to keep the specific award’s meaning in mind; each application should address the purpose for that specific award and include the nominee’s activities, accomplishments, and contributions that align with that purpose. Describe, where applicable, the specific results and impacts of the nominee’s efforts that strengthen the case for that award.

All award winners will be honored at the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference, in front of hundreds of business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs.

Note: Nominators can submit no more than three (3) nominations, and one nominee per nomination form. Award winners during the past five years are not eligible for consideration for an award in 2018. The Winner(s) will accept his/her Award in person at the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference on September 4.

American Dream Award
The American Dream Award honors an innovative, entrepreneur who exemplifies the “American Dream” through profound business success after overcoming obstacles. The individual exhibits a commitment to community reinvestment through philanthropy, mentorship or community service.

The Latina Powerhouse Award
A respected, accomplished and innovative entrepreneur or business woman who has effectively navigated the path to success in her field, while finding opportunities to give back to her community through philanthropy, mentorship and/or community service.

The Negocio del Año
The Negocio del Año will be awarded to an innovative, Maryland-based business that has shown outstanding commitment in tapping new growth areas, spurring economic development, creating jobs, showcasing leadership and giving back to the community.

2016 Award Winners

  • Steve F. de Castro

    2016 American Dream Award Winner

    Steve F. de Castro

  • Lilian Castillo-Harris

    2016 Latina Powerhouse Award Winner

    Lilian Castillo-Harris

    2015 Award Winners

    • Pedro Palomino

      2015 American Dream Award Winner

      Pedro Palomino

    • Nicole Quiroga

      2015 Latina Powerhouse Award Winner

      Nicole Quiroga

    • Sergio Polanco

      2015 Negocio del Año Award Winner

      Sergio Polanco

    2014 Award Winners

    • Agnes Saenz

      2014 Latina Powerhouse Award Winner

      Agnes Saenz

    • Martin Mayorga

      2014 Negocio del Año Award Winner

      Martin Mayorga

    2013 Award Winners

    • Natalia Olson-Urtecho

      2013 Latina Powerhouse Award Winner

      Natalia Olson-Urtecho

    • Erick Oribio

      2013 Negocio del Año Award Winner

      Erick Oribio