Purple Group ‘Member of the Year’ at Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala

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Purple Group, an award-winning strategic marketing communications and advertising firm that leverages its cultural expertise in the Hispanic, multicultural and total markets, was named “Member of the Year” by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) at its 25th Anniversary Gala celebration held October 29 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago. IHCC is the largest community of Hispanic business owners in Illinois and the Midwest. “Entrepreneurship plays a key role in the growth of our community and is one of the critical building blocks of healthy and sustainable neighborhoods,” said Laritza Lopez, President and Founder of Purple Group. “We are grateful for this recognition from IHCC and take pride in supporting the chamber’s efforts to engage entrepreneurs in order to build a strong and thriving community.

“IHCC has been an advocate for small businesses for more than two decades and as we celebrate this important milestone we also proudly recognize partners, like Purple Group that do meaningful work in the Latino community,” said Omar Duque, IHCC President and CEO. “Purple Group not only excels in strategic multicultural marketing, they are strategic partners in helping to strengthen small businesses, which are the backbone of our neighborhoods.”

IHCC presented the Member of the Year award to Purple Group for its exceptional leadership and dedication to the Hispanic business community, as well as the agency’s commitment to supporting local nonprofit organizations. The IHCC gala celebrated 25 years of leadership, advocacy, networking and development in the Hispanic community. IHCC leadership shared their vision for the future and recognized extraordinary leaders as it looks to build and expand its regional presence.

Omar Duque, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, presents the “Member of the Year” award to Laritza Lopez, President of Purple Group, an award-winning strategic marketing communications advertising firm. Also pictured at IHCC’s 25th Anniversary Gala is Maria Prado, President of Prado & Renteria, CPA.

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