October 14, 2017

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Presents Proclamation to RHBA During 2017 Annual Gala

More than 180 people were on hand on Sept. 26 to congratulate Eugenio Marlin on being named the 2017 Hispanic Business Person of the Year sponsored by the RHBA. [Read more…]

Members Highlights: Alvin Rodriguez

Alvin RodriguezMeet Alvin Rodriguez

I presently serve as the Director of Engineering at IV4, Inc. with sole responsibility for oversight of all Technical Services. In this role, I’m responsible for ensuring uptime of our clients whose systems IV4 monitors and manages remotely. As part of the seven member Executive Leadership Team, I’m also involved in the strategic planning and execution of the company’s growth initiatives. My responsibilities include design and implementation of client system architecture and infrastructure, managing and directing Engineering staff, the Operations Manager and the company’s Service Desk operations as well as project management and coordination.

Prior to my role at IV4, Inc. I served as the Global IT Operations Manager at Ciber, Inc. I led and managed a team of 60 engineers for Wintel, Messaging, Citrix, VMware, Enterprise Management Systems and Network Operations.

I have an active lifestyle outside of work, and enjoy running, biking, basketball and gardening. I’m a member at Temple Zion, a local Rochester church where I volunteer my time running an athletic ministry known as TZAM.
My wife Amarilys is a teacher at Webster Thomas, and we have a 10 month baby girl, Gabriela. We are expecting our second child next year.

I also started volunteering at Ibero because I care about the causes they support.

RHBA member gets award

Annette Ramos


RHBA member, Annette Ramos, received recently the 2014 Leadership Achievement Award presented by Latinas Unidas. The event, held at the Riverside Convention Center, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the organization.


Annette is indeed a very accomplished member of the Hispanic community. Her full bio appears under Members Highlights.


Jerry Zappia to Speak at October Luncheon

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Our lunch guest for October is Jerry Zappia, Dean of the School of Management at Nazareth College.

Make your reservations today, contact:

Michele Hefferon at
Phone: 585.256.4614

Date(s) – 10/15/2013
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

La Casa Restaurant
93 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14620

The Battery (Grace & Fred Tillinghast) Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Fred and Grace Tillinghast, The Battery

RHBA members Fred and Grace Tillinghast, co-owners of The Battery baseball and softball training facility, will be celebrating their 30th anniversary training champions next Saturday March 2nd.

“As a small family owned and run business, we are proud to have contributed to make reality the dreams of thousands of young people. We are proud of the Battery students who through the years have signed with Division 1 colleges and universities; proud of those who signed professional contracts, and proud to have a Battery-trained student in the major leagues.”

Among their successful alumni is Andy Parrino, professional baseball player for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. [Read more…]

RHBA Summer Picnic

Summer picnic

On July 13, the Rochester Hispanic Business Association held their summer picnic by the Lake Ontario. [Read more…]

Executive Jibaritos Networking at Tapas

When: Friday July 6th

Where: Tapas – 177 St. Paul St Rochester, NY

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: FREE!!!

Details: Come join us as we have our networking event.  Females wear your country’s flower in your hair or colors for a chance to win Puerto Rican Festival tickets.  Males are encouraged to wear Guayaberas

SSGT Javier Ortiz Memorial 5k Race and Fitness Walk

When: Saturday July 21st

Where: Frontier Field – One Morrie Silver Way Rochester, NY

Time: 9 – 10:30am (registration starting at 8am)

[Read more…]

Celebrating Father’s Day at RHBA

 Happy Father’s Day!

In honor of Father’s Day, today we feature members of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association who shared with us their thoughts about fatherhood.

Read what these proud papas have to say about being a Dad… [Read more…]

Social Media: Ready, Set, Go! Conference on June 14

This conference is intended to be a hands-on event, where participants will learn practical skills that they can begin using immediately, with a great series of workshops and presenters planned for the day. I personally know most of the conference presenters and I can tell you they are top local social media consultants.

Whether you are a job seeker, employee, manager, business owner, or in a non-profit organization, you will no doubt benefit from the conference program.

I have the honor to be part of the panel discussion, along with Cynthia Benjamin from the D&C, that will take place during the plenary session at noon. I don’t get paid for my participation in the conference, but the organizers have setup a special discount for my network, which I am happy to share with RHBA members and subscribers here, if you decide to attend.

Special discount for my network:  $120 (reg. $160.00)
If you are an RPCN members, the discounted registration is  $95.

These are the steps to receive the special discount:

  • Go to the registration page.
  • Fill out registration form (select your preferred workshops)
  • In the “Comment” section write:  Special Discount – Kelly
  • Click submit (but don’t pay online)
  • An invoice will be sent by email

Note: If by any chance you can’t register online and decide to do it the day of the event, make sure to mention that you are in my network (Kelly T. Mullaney, panelist during the plenary session) and that you would like to use the special discount.

The Social Media: Ready, Set, Go! conference is organized by the Rochester Professional Consultants Network, a local organization that I frequently recommend to consultants and small business owners.

Hands-on Workshops & Exhibition
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Registration: 7:30 AM
Conference: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 W. Henrietta Rd., West Henrietta, NY



Celebrating Mother’s Day at RHBA

Happy Mother’s Day!

This year we wanted to do something special to celebrate Mother’s Day, by featuring the mothers among the members of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association. We asked them if they would like to participate by sending us their stories, anecdotes and thoughts about how being a Mom, including photos (new or old) of them and their children.

Here are their stories… [Read more…]

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