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HABLA Awards Nominations Open

August 15, 2013

Staff -- HispanicBusiness


The sixth annual Hispanic Achievement and Business Leadership Awards (HABLA) program nominations are now open through Sept. 16.

For the sixth consecutive year, the HABLA program and event in Atlanta, will recognize the accomplishments of Hispanics nominated by the community at large in the following four categories: corporate executive, civic, entrepreneur, and unsung hero.

In addition to recognizing Hispanic professionals and community leaders, the program is an opportunity for budding Hispanic students to be acknowledged for their contributions as they evolve into tomorrow's leaders.

As the presenting sponsor for HABLA, Verizon has established a $5,000 scholarship for rising Hispanic students. Scholarships in that amount will be awarded in four different markets to a deserving high school senior entering college in the fall of 2014 or currently attending college as a freshman. Verizon has been a corporate supporter since HABLA's inception in 2008.

"Hispanic leaders in Atlanta are making great strides," says Jonathan LeCompte, president -- Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless. "As a national company that has made diversity an integral part its corporate culture, it is our pleasure to help recognize the many accomplishments of our city's current and future Hispanic civic and business leaders and innovators, to inspire others to follow in their footsteps."

The HABLA Awards luncheon, produced by Lanza Group LLC, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 103 West. To nominate a corporate, civic, entrepreneur, unsung hero or student, please visit

All entries must be received prior to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16. For tickets to attend the HABLA luncheon, visit or HABLA Awards on Facebook.

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