NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize and Hennessy V.S are teaming up to host the official launch party of Hispanicize New York on Tuesday, October 21st at Midtown Loft & Terrace 267 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016.

“We are excited about launching Hispanicize New York with a program that is raising funds for the NAHJ and also recognizes three Latinos we feel are top regional influencers.”

The special event will gather and honor a Who’s Who of New York’s Latino influencers in advertising, PR, journalism, blogging, entertainment and entrepreneurship. The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Limited complimentary passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at http://hispanicizehxnyc.splashthat.com.

The networking event will feature a brief awards program recognizing regional Latino influencers, music and complimentary cocktails courtesy of Hennessy. There will also be a raffle to benefit the scholarship fund of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ New York Chapter. The NAHJ’s New York chapter is the official, non-profit partner of Hispanicize New York.

“Hispanicize New York inaugurates an exclusive group of powerful, influential and trendsetting Latinos and multicultural professionals,” said Manny Ruiz, chairman of the Hispanicize companies. “We are excited about launching Hispanicize New York with a program that is raising funds for the NAHJ and also recognizes three Latinos we feel are top regional influencers.”

Being honored with this year’s regional Hispanicize Stars award are:

– Francisco Cortés, Vice President, Fox News Latino

– Adrian Carasquillo, Editor, Latino coverage of BuzzFeed

About Hispanicize New York Tri-State

The invitation-only, Facebook-based Hispanicize New York city group is a one-of-a-kind, ongoing platform for Latino influencers from the industries of journalism, blogging, marketing, tech, film and music. The Tri-State group will routinely connect with each other online and, equally importantly, in person. The Hispanicize New York City Group is open to Latino and non-Latinos alike.

The leaders of Hispanicize New York are: Luis Rosero, Director of Hispanic Business Strategy Group, Toyota Motor North America; George “Urban Jibaro” Torres, founder of the Sofrito Media Group and the chapter representative of the Latino Startup Alliance; Vanessa Smith, publisher of Impacto Latin News; Calixto Chinchilla, founder emeritus of the New York International Film Festival; Mike Warner, co-founder of Egami Consulting Group; and Leaura Luciano, blogger and publisher of EverSoPopular.com.

About Hennessy
Hennessy is imported and distributed in the U.S. by Moët Hennessy USA, Inc. and is produced by Jas Hennessy & Co., a subsidiary of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. Hennessy distills, ages and blends a full range of marques, including Hennessy V.S, Hennessy Black, V.S.O.P Privilege, X.O, Paradis, Paradis Imperial and Richard Hennessy. For more information please go to Hennessy.com/us.

About the Hispanicize Companies
Hispanicize is the collective brand for a group of leading Latino social media companies that consist of the annual Hispanicize event (www.HispanicizeEvent.com), the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog. Hispanicize is also a large shareholder of Being Latino.