PROGRAM AGENDA – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

ORLANDO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

PROGRAM AGENDA

Today’s Business Economy: Thriving in Times of Crisis

Friday, December 4, 2020

9:00 am -12:00 pm EST

 

Welcome & Introductions

8:57 am: LS Welcome Video

9:00 am: Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

9:02 am: Welcome Partners: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

 

Partnership Organization Welcome Remarks: (30 seconds each)

Julio Fuentes, President, Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Liliam M. Lopez, President & CEO, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Gloria Esteban, Corporate relations Director, Prospanica Orlando

Migdalia Figueroa, General Manager, Telemundo 31 News, Orlando

 

9:06 am: Title Sponsor Remarks: Janie Davila-Jalomo, Associate Vice President, Personal Lines Servicing, Nationwide

9:08 am: Nationwide Video

9:09 am: Elected Official Pre-Recorded Video: Mayor Buddy Dyer, 32nd Mayor of Orlando

9: 12 am: Co-Chair Remarks: Lourdes Mola, President & Founder, Lourdes Mola Solutions

9:14 am: City of Orlando Video

 9:15 am: Co-Chair Remarks: Karen Vergara, CPA, Fiduciary Financial Advisor, AllGen Financial Advisors, Inc.

 

9:17 am: 3-Meditation Session presented by: Nationwide (3 min)

We’ll be participating in a 3-minute mindfulness meditation. The exercise consists of a brief instruction, guided sit, and closing. Mindfulness can be especially beneficial to entrepreneurs who are seeking clarity, resilience, and stability.

Facilitator: Nick Delgado, President, Black Pen White Board

 

9:20 am: Financial Survival Guide: Learn how Orlando Small Businesses are facing COVID-19 (50 min)

The current difficult economic challenges we are all facing has caught many of us unprepared to deal with a crisis. The truth is that we are really in survival form.  LATINA Style takes great pride in bringing an expert panel of financial professionals together to share their knowledge on how to navigate these very turbulent waters. This panel combines a unique blend of professionals with extensive experience in the areas of small business taxes, government assistance, private equity and accounting.

 

Moderator: Karen Vergara, CPA, Fiduciary Financial Advisor, AllGen Financial Advisors, Inc.

Panelist: Victoria Guerrero, District Director, SBA, South Florida

Panelist: Maritza Rabinowitz, Stakeholder Liaison, IRS

Panelist:  Joanne Medeiros, CPA, Manager, MBAF

Panelist: Patty Juarez, National Diverse Segments Director, Wells Fargo

Panelist: Nick Delgado, President, Black Pen White Board

10:10 am: Q&A (5 min)

 

10:15 am:  Better You by Blue, Presented by Florida Blue  (20 min)

These are unprecented times of navigation. Today’s discussion will focus on the incredible amounts of stress that many of us have abnormally endured over the past several months, and how essential it is to recognize when we need to practice self-care and stress management. Florida Blue Community Specialist Maria Kesti will share ways in which: we can develop strategies to handle stress, the need for cultivating effective thinking, how to practice mindfulness, and essential relaxation techniques. This session will have tools to help lead productive and fulfilling lives.   

 Speaker: Maria C. Kesti, Community Specialist, Florida Blue

 

10:35 am:  Big Legacies, Extraordinary Stories presented by: Nationwide (15 min)

Presenter: Lory Burgos, Sr. Consultant, Diverse Marketing, Nationwide

Special Guest: Cindy Pedraza, Chocolatier and Owner, CocoAndre

  

10:50 am: Entrepreneurs Spotlight: Learning Strategies for Success (45 min)

If you ever have thought “I wish I had known then what I know now” this is the panel you need to listen to. Learn from our panel who “have been there, done that” and pay attention to all the red flags and green flags facing entrepreneurs every day. Leading successful Latina entrepreneurs at different stages of business maturity discuss lessons learned, and insight gained through their experiences, challenges encountered, and ways to overcome them.

Moderator: Lourdes Mola, President & Founder, LourdesMola Solutions

Panelist: Marisa Rivera, President & CEO, Mpowerment Works, LLC

Panelist: Wendy Platon, CPA, President, WP Accounting Services

Panelist: Yanet Herrero, CEO, Kings Service Solutions

Panelist: Diane Sears, Central Florida Regional Director, WBEC Florida

 

11:35 am: Q&A (5 min)

 

LATINA Style Entrepreneur Award Announcement

11:40 am: Mistress of Ceremonies: Valezka Gil, EMMY® & SPJ® Award Winning Journalist, Investigative & Consumer Reporter, NBCUniversal Telemundo

11:42 am: CEO Congratulations to Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

11:43 am: Lifetime Achievement Award Remarks: Dr. Antonia Coello Novello, MD, 14th U.S. Surgeon General

11:45 am: CEO Congratulations to Pioneer Award Honoree: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

11:46 am: Pioneer Award Remarks: José Nido, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, Wyndham Destinations

11:47 am: CEO Congratulations to Entrepreneur of the Year Honoree: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

11:48 am: Entrepreneur of the Year Award Remarks: Marisa Rivera, President & CEO, Mpowerment Works, LLC.

 

Closing Remarks

11:50 am: Title Sponsor Closing Remarks: Vanessa Hyden, Director, Claims Quality Assurance, Nationwide

11: 52 am: Co-Chair Closing Remarks: Karen Vergara, CPA, Fiduciary Financial Advisor, AllGen Financial Advisors, Inc.

11:54 am: Coco Andre Giveaway & Co-Chair Closing Remarks: Lourdes Mola, President & Founder, Lourdes Mola Solutions

11:57 am: Closing Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.

12:00 pm END

LATINA Style BUSINESS SERIES PAST SPONSORS

NATIONAL SPONSORS 

Nationwide

HOST SPONSOR

AT&T

CITY SPONSOR

Comerica bank

NATIONAL SPONSORS 

American Airlines

NATIONAL PARTNERS

PSA

MEDIA PARTNER

Capital Wire PR

MEDIA PARTNERS

Old School 104.7FM

NATIONAL SPONSORS 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Latino Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Area Chamber

PSA

ALPFA LA

SHPE LA

COMERICA

NLWBA

Hope

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Latina Golfers Association (LGA)

PSA

MACH

PSA

Hispanic Heritage Foundation HHF

SHPE LA

COMERICA

SBDC