October 12, 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…]

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 Business Lunch – October 2012

Business Lunch with Angel Estrella

Business Lunch with Angel Estrella, founder and principal of A&R Associates and Estrella Tax Services. [Read more…]

RHBA Business Lunch – August 2012

Business Lunch with Javier Quintana

Business Lunch with Javier Quintana, AVP, Community Office Sales Manager at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust. [Read more…]

RHBA Business Lunch – July 2012

Business Lunch with Mauricio Riveros

Business Lunch with Mauricio Riveros, Vice President of Project Controls at The Pike Company.

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RHBA Business Lunch – June 2012

The conversation with our guest for the June Business Lunch, Ms. Daisy Rivera-Algarin, was very informative. She shared with us the names of some of the local businesses that have received financial assistance from the City, she went about the general process those businesses went through when working with the City’s Economic Development Department and other great recommendations. We also learned about Latinas Unidas and [Read more…]

RHBA Business Lunch – May 2012

Our May business lunch conversation with Mr. Sergio Esteban took us back in time, with stories about historic Rochester buildings and places, and also let us dive into some information on how the Midtown project downtown progressed to today’s status. [Read more…]

RHBA Business Lunch – March 2012

A warm day celebrating the beginning of Spring was a great frame for our second meeting of the Business Lunch series, which took place last March 20th.

Our guest Annette Jiménez , from El Mensajero Católico , lead the conversation, sharing some of the ‘secrets’ to get businesses, and news in general, in the radar of local news organizations. Interesting questions and answers went back and forth at the table, over savory chicken fajitas and taco salads, while [Read more…]

First RHBA Business Lunch – February 2012

Tuesday February 21st, RHBA members and their guests gathered at D’Mangu Restaurant for the first of the Business Lunch Series, an event that will take place the third lunch of the month.

Gathered around the table, we enjoyed of a very lively discussion about the use of mobile technology by retail businesses, in particular the new [Read more…]

RHBA Business Lunch Series – April

Our special guest in the Business Lunch Series for April is Dr. Emeterio Otero, Executive Dean of Damon City Campus, Monroe Community College and Hispanic Business Person of the Year 2011.

Date: Tuesday April 17th, 2012
Time: 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Cost: Separate checks
Location: Salena’s Mexican Restaurant
302 N Goodman St – Rochester, NY 14607

Make your reservations:
Michele Hefferon
Phone: 585.256.4614

Click here for more details on this event.

Business Lunch Series – March

Our special guest for March is award winning reporter Annette Jimenez, from El Mensajero Católico.

Date: Tuesday March 20th, 2012
Time: 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Cost: Separate checks
Location: Salena’s Mexican Restaurant

1474 East Henrietta Rd, Bldg. A, Rochester, NY 14623

Make your reservations:
Michele Hefferon
Phone: 585.256.4614

Click here for more details on this event.


Business Lunch Series – February

Date: Tuesday February 21st, 2012
Time: 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Cost: $10 – $12 price range. Separate checks
Location: D’Mangu Restaurant
1474 East Henrietta Rd, Bldg. A, Rochester, NY 14623

The Rochester Hispanic Business Association is pleased to announce its new Business Lunch Series. A monthly lunch and meaningful conversation, where RHBA members will have the opportunity to meet upclose and personal with community leaders in the Rochester area, while enjoying of typical Hispanic cuisine from a variety of countries.

Our special guest for February is Mr. Hiram Hernández Sr., President ofFirst Capital Payments and RHBA 2008 Hispanic Business Person of the Year. Mr. Hernández Sr. and First Capital Payments recently captured the attention of the local business community as they were featured in the news for introducing the Google Wallet service to Rochester and Upstate New York.

Adding an extra layer of interest to our lunch event, we will also count with the presence of Mr. Hiram Hernández Jr., CEO of First Capital Payments, which will give us an opportunity to get to know more about the successs story of this father and son team.

D'Mangu, Dominican CuisineThe featured restaurant this month isD’Mangu, Dominican Cuisine, a family-owned restaurant located at 1474 East Henrietta Rd. D’Mangu’s lunch buffet offers a flavorful variety to choose from, with generous rations at reasonable prices.

The number of lunch attendees that will be able to join us is limited to 12, to allow the opportunity for a more intimate and participative discussion. Firm RSVP is required. This event will fill out fast, so call Michele Hefferon to reserve your seat.

This is a RHBA members event. Members can bring a guest.
RSVP required.
Not a member yet? Contact Michele Hefferon now to join RHBA!

Make your reservations:
Michele Hefferon
Phone: 585.256.4614

** Note: Our initial guest Carlos Carballada had to cancel due to work obligations he has to attend that same day. We are looking to reschedule at a future date.


Business Lunch Series – March

Save the Date!

Date: Tuesday March 20, 2012
Time: 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: TBA

RHBA Spring Networking Event – May

Save the date!

Date: Thursday May 17, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $5 RHBA members – $10 Guests
Location: Arts and Cultural Council – 277 North Goodman St. – Rochester, NY

This year, we are trying a new venue for our Spring Networking event. The Arts and Council of Greater Rochester offers a beautiful gallery space where attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy of the current exhibit while enjoying of tapas and good conversation.

This is our traditionally called “Cinco de Mayo” celebration, but it seems a bit silly to still call it like that if it’s taking place almost two weeks after the date. What do you think? Should we keep the name or start a new tradition?

To Register: Call Michelle Hefferon at (585) 256-4614
or email us at: RHBA@RochesterBusinessAlliance.com