September 20, 2017

Soy Unica! Soy Latina! Rally 2016



The ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally 2016 will take place on Saturday April 9, 2016 at St. John Fisher College.

LatinasUnidasThis event empowers young Latinas ages 7 to 18, encouraging them to feel good about themselves and be proud to be Latinas.  During the event, the girls get to meet a panel of successful Latina women sharing their personal and professional experiences. This year, it’s all about communication, “Latinas in Communication-Paying it Forward”. [Read more…]

Arpa Llanera Demo and Recital

Latin American Harp Music Recital

Dr. Jorge Diaz Herrera will delight us with his Arpa Llanera Venezolana (Venezuelan Harp) on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the historical  Chapel Hill at Prince Street.

Plan to enjoy the rich melodies of Latin American music performed on a unique variation of one of the world’s oldest instruments at a special recital to benefit the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. It’s a story over 500 years in the making since the Spaniards brought the first harp to the New World and the indigenous peoples of South America reinvented it using tropical woods and developing different playing techniques as you’ll discover from harpist/maestro, Dr. Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera.

Dr. Diaz-Herrera started playing the arpa (harp) as a young teenager in his native Venezuela and has performed at a variety of venues including, most recently, a recital at the Eastman School of Music’s Summer Music Camp.  When he’s not playing the South American harp, Dr. Diaz-Herrera is the 19th president of Keuka College having come to Keuka from Rochester Institute of Technology where he was dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and professor.

Seats are limited, so don’t delay and miss this special program when one of our community’s foremost leaders shares his musical heritage.

Sunday, November 1st. 2:00 pm
Historic Chapel Hill
8 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(Same street of School of the Arts, towards East Avenue)
Tickets: $20 for Council members,  $25 general public. Patron tickets are $50.

You can purchase tickets online at the Council’s website:

If purchasing tickets with a check, please mail to:
Arts and Cultural Council, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607,
Write “Harp recital’ on the Memo line. Before Wednesday, October 28th.

The event is sponsored by Flower City Management, the Hispanic Business Association and the family of RHBA board member Grace Tillinghast.

Harp concert sponsors

Madre Mia

Madre Mia: A Borinquen Dance Theatre Tribute to Mothers


SCORE Anniversary Event

Members of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SCORE at an event that will help them “accelerate their business.”

Business owners will have the opportunity to meet with top business and political leaders, attend mini workshops, make valuable business contacts, access free business consulting, and leave with valuable resource kits and helpful contacts not found elsewhere.

The anniversary will be celebrated from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Monroe Golf Club, 155 Golf Ave., Pittsford. The event is free and will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Advance registration is required by May 6. Applicants can register by going to

SCORE is a volunteer organization with more than 80 experienced business professionals serving Monroe and surrounding counties. RHBA member Jane Sutter is a volunteer with SCORE. These professionals offer one-on-one business advice and mentoring for new and existing businesses, in addition to SCORE offering a robust schedule of workshops at low cost. SCORE is also part of a national network of 11,500-plus volunteers in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

While SCORE has long been associated with business start-ups, the Rochester chapter is expanding its scope to help existing businesses to grow their sales, operate more efficiently, expand their product lines, and grow market penetration.

“As the economy fluctuates, and new competitors enter, the pressure for business survival escalates,” said Art Roberts, chapter president. “Existing business owners often have business skill sets that may be dated. SCORE provides state-of-the-art technical financial assistance from the breadth of talent we have in our chapter. And it’s free. Part of economic growth is the generation of new businesses and jobs. However, to keep a vibrant economy, our mission also includes helping existing businesses stay in business.”

At the anniversary celebration, SCORE volunteers will conduct mini-workshops on a variety of topics, including marketing and social marketing, sales, financing, website development, banking, veterans outreach, payroll, legal issues, and SBA services. Ray Hutch, recently retired founder and CEO of Synergy Global Solutions, will speak about “Survival and Success in Running a Small Business.” Hutch started his company in 1971, and it has grown to more than 135 employees and more than $63 million in revenue.

For more information about SCORE’s mentoring and programs, go to .

Community & Networking Fair

Community and Networking Fair hosted by IBERO.

Community & Networking Fair 2015

Job Fair

Job Fair at the

Community Learning Center

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RBA Staffing Mega Skilled Jobs Fair

RBA Staffing Mega Skilled Jobs Fair

Thursday, October 30 from 9am to 5pm at the Rochester Business Alliance. [Read more…]

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at MCC

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Join us for a celebration of Hispanic Heritage on September 18 @ MCC!

Hispanic Heritage Ce;ebration

Business Ethics and Formation


Business Ethics and Formation


June 10th, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m.



Attorney Jeffrey LaBarge

Attorney Jeffrey LaBarge


This workshop will be presented by attorney Jeffrey LaBarge at the Telesca Center for Justice, Rubin Center for Education,  located at 1 West Main Street, 5th floor in Rochester.
Admission is free and space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 232-3051.


Straight Talk Series 2014

Straight Talk Series 2014 – all 8 Sessions

This is your opportunity to learn what you need to know about how to operate a successful business. Each Straight Talk Series small business seminars is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors and other business experts who can help you to start or grow your business. Take your entrepreneurial dreams to the next level.  ALL sessions FREE with your January 18 Straight Talk attendance!

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Thursday February  6, 2014: Disaster Prep February

Tuesday February 25, 2014: SBA U Leading vs Managing

No information available about 2014 events.



Hispanic American Veterans Memorial 5K Run Sept. 14th

The Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York Inc. invites you to its 2nd Annual Hispanic American Veterans Memorial 5K Run & Family Walk.  The 5k run will be held on September 14, 2013 at 10 AM at Erie Canal Harbour (canal side), One Marine Drive in Buffalo.

Please join the group in celebrating our Latino veterans.  Race preregistration is $20 and race day registration is $25.  There will also be a family walk which is $10 for preregistration and $15 on the day of the race.

Fore more information and to preregister please visit:



2013 Eyes on the Future Economic Summit

Eyes on the Future Economic Summit

The 2013 Eyes on the Future Economic Summit theme: Is Your Company a ‘Fast’ Company?

The keynote speaker of the event will be Robert Safian, editor and managing director of the award-winning monthly business magazine Fast Company.

Safian’s presentation, “Is Your Company a Fast Company?” will provide three distinct guidelines to help companies and businesspeople determine if they are “fast” and how to ensure future success. Attendees will walk away with the tools necessary to assess and implement a “fast” approach to business.

Since its inception 6 years ago, the Eyes on the Future Economic Summit has been hosted by the Greater Rochester Enterprise and the Small Business Council of Rochester. Every year, this summit draws an audience of about a thousand people.

This event is free and open to the public. Specially important for small business who remain a critical driver of the economic success of our region.

Date: May 15, 2013 – 8:30 am
Location: St. John Fisher College

For more information and registration to the event, visit


August 28: NSHMBA Rochester Speaker Series – Featuring Efrain Rivera, CFO Paychex

The Rochester Chapter of The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is organizing this Speakers Series event, with featured speaker Efrain Rivera, CFO Paychex

Date: 8/28/2012

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Kodak Little Theatre, Kodak Headquarters Building
343 State St – Rochester, New York 14650 [Read more…]

September 2nd, 2012: 4th Juan & Maria’s International Spanish Festival

International Spanish Festival

Take a tour of the unique countries that make up Latin America, in addition to a view of Spain. Performances by natives themselves will captivate your attention throughout the day

Sunday, September 2nd is the International Spanish Festival for people of all ethnic backgrounds.

Colorful exhibits, live entertainment, food and more…

For more information about the event or if you’d like to be a sponsor, vendor or participate as an exhibitor, please contact Tricia Cruz at:

Date: September 2nd, 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Rochester Public Market.
280 N. Union St, Rochester, New York 14609

Download the event poster (PDF)



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