PROGRAM AGENDA – VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
ORLANDO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
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.
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
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