COSI | Columbus, OH

The Hispanic Business Awards Gala

Sponsored by Toro Meat Market

Recognizing Ohio's Hispanic-owned Business Community

The event will celebrate and highlight the Hispanic-owned business communities' positive impact, as well as their contributions to the local economy. The La Mega Hispanic Business Awards is similar to the Small Business Administration National Small Business Week Awards, but with a sharp focus on Hispanic achievement.

A Celebration for and by the Hispanic Community

There are three ways that you can be part of this event:
Attend the Gala, Become a Sponsor, or share the event with others.

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Gala Awards Ceremony
Keynote Speaker

Kenny McDonald

Kenny McDonald serves as the third president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, a civic organization of Columbus’ top business leaders. The Partnership was founded in 2002 to improve the economic and cultural base of Central Ohio. McDonald is responsible for leading strategies focused on diversity and equity, growth and development, and business and civic innovation, in order for the Columbus Region to achieve its vision to become the most prosperous metropolitan area in the United States.

Why attend The Gala?

Connect and expand your Network

At this event you will be able to expand your network and connect with government, public and private companies as well as Hispanic owned businesses interested in connecting and doing businesses with each other.

Celebrate the great economic and positive impact that Hispanic Owned businesses are generating in our community.

There are more than 16,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in Ohio, according to the most recent Survey of Business Owners conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on the 2020 State of Latino Entrepreneurship report conducted by the Stanford Graduate school of Business, Latino owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. small business ecosystem, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses has grown 34% over the last 10 years compared to just 1% for all other small businesses.

Get Inspired

You will get to experience and be connected with Hispanic Owned businesses that are making the difference in the state of Ohio, as well as many other organizations which are providing resources targeted to the Hispanic community.

Nominate your Favorite Hispanic Owned Business

Nomina a tu negocio Hispano favorito

Do you know a Hispanic owned business that should be recognized? This is the place and now is the time! Whether you are nominating your own business or your favorite business, give us the information and we will take care of the rest! Nominations will be open from March 28th, 2022 until April 29th, 2022!

  • Construction Business
  • Retail, Food, Accommodation Business
  • Professional Services
  • Best Small Business Person of the Year
  • Fastest Growing Business of the Year
  • Women-owned Business of the Year
  • Trailblazer Business of the Year

¿Conoce una empresa o negocio Hispano que debería ser reconocido? ¡Este es el lugar y ahora es el momento! Ya sea que esté nominando su propio negocio o su negocio favorito, ¡brindenos la información y nosotros nos encargaremos del resto! ¡Las nominaciones estarán abiertas desde el 28 de Marzo, 2022 hasta el 29 de Abril, 2022!

  • Negocio de Construcción
  • Negocios en general, Tiendas, Restaurantes
  • Servicios Profesionales
  • Mejor empresario del año
  • Negocio con mayor crecimiento del año
  • Negocio de mujer del año
  • Negocio innovador o pionero del año

Hispanic Business Awards Gala Sponsors

Sponsor Benefits:
• Promote your products and services to the Hispanic small business community
• Connect with local Hispanic businesses
• Support Hispanic businesses through advocacy
• Support local Hispanic-owned business growth

Become Sponsor

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Our Mission

La Mega Media's mission is to be the primary and most trusted source in the Hispanic community that informs, educates and entertains our audience by providing culturally relevant integrated content through our radio, print, events, and digital platforms.