September 20, 2017

RHBA Business Lunch October 2016

Gracias Members of ESL Federal Credit Union!

Sincere thanks to Arline Santiago, Malik Evans and Keith Cleary for being the guest speakers at our October Business Lunch at D’Mangu. [Read more…]

RHBA Hispanic Business Person of the Year Gala 2016

Our HBOY Gala was great fun this year as led by talented MC Jackie Ortiz! Thanks to our honoree, Mercedes Vazquez Simmons, for her amazing insight, gratitude, and business acumen. [Read more…]

El Poder Latino a boon to community

RHBA Business Lunch July 2016

Since hitting the airwaves in November 2015, Poder 97.1 WEPL Radio has been a big hit with listeners, according to the station’s general manager, Julio Saenz.

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RHBA Business Lunch June 2016

Did you know that the PathStone Enterprise Center exists to help promising businesses that have been unable to get loans from banks?

Alex Castro, senior vice president of operations at PathStone Corp., outlined how the Enterprise Center process works at the June luncheon meeting of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association. [Read more…]

Ibero’s Annual Gala & Hispanic Scholarship Recognition Awards

On June 4th 2016, during Ibero American Action League, Inc. 21st Annual Gala & Hispanic Scholarship Recognition Awards, over 60 students of Hispanic descent received scholarships from the Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund and from local organizations and private donors as well. The Rochester Hispanic Business Association handed out 2 scholarships to two college-bound students.

RHBA Board members attending the event: Vilma Burgos-RHBA President, Lisa Martinez DeVinney, Sergio Esteban, Grace Tillinghast-Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, and Kelly T Mullaney-member of the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Congratulations to all the awardees and best wishes on their new endeavors!

Photos: Kelly T. Mullaney


RHBA Business Lunch – May 2016

Our May Business Lunch at Monte Alban’s restaurant was a success! [Read more…]

RHBA Business Lunch – January 2016

Our thanks to RHBA members and friends who attended our January Business Lunch despite the frigid temperature!
Special thanks to our guest speaker, Life Coach Abraham Hernandez. [Read more…]

RHBA Holiday Networking 2015

Our Holiday Networking Party  at East Avenue Inn at 384 East Avenue was a blast! [Read more…]

RHBA 2015 Annual Luncheon Gala

Zury Brown - 2015 Hispanic Business Person of the YearThe 2015 Hispanic Business Person of the Year, Librada “Zury” Brown, was honored at the annual Gala Lunch of the Association. RHBA thanks all those in attendance and specially the keynote speaker Bob Duffy for his inspiring words, and our MC, RHBA member Roberto Burgos for a job well done.

Zury Brown is the fifth woman to receive this honor in our 26 year history. [Read more…]

RHBA Business Lunch – May 2015

Reynolds Event 2015Many thanks to our guest speaker, Iveth Reynolds, and to those who attended the May 19th business lunch at D’Mangu. [Read more…]

RHBA Spring Networking Event 2015

RHBA Networking 2015On May 14th 2015 members and friends of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association enjoyed a friendly evening event at RBA. [Read more…]

RHBA Hispanic Business Person of the Year 2014


On September 25, 201, the selected Hispanic Person of the Year was Mauricio Riveros, Executive Vice President of The Pike Company. Photos by Alex Shukoff. [Read more…]

RHBA Spring Networking Event 2013

Spring Networking 2013

On May 9th 2013 members and friends of the Rochester Hispanic Business Association enjoyed of a friendly evening event and an interesting exhibition of art at the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester gallery. [Read more…]

Author Luis Alberto Urrea Visits Rochester

Last evening we had the pleasure to attend one of the lectures author Luis Alberto Urrea is giving about his latest book: Into the Beautiful North during his visit to Rochester. This event took place at the auditorium of the Penfield Public Library and is part of Writers and Book’s 2013 program “If Rochester Read the Same Book”. The Rochester Hispanic Business Association is proud to be the Table of Content sponsor of this year’s author.

Luis Alberto Urrea Visits Rochester

Kelly Mullaney (RHBA board of directors), author Luis Alberto Urrea, Marcela Villarreal (La Voz magazine), Diana Casais (ImagenNY magazine) and Luis A. Ormaechea(RHBA board of directors)

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RHBA Business Lunch – January 2013

Business Lunch with Lisa DeVinney

Business Lunch with Lisa DeVinney, Enrollment Coordinator at Roberts Wesleyan College.

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