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Annual Triunfo ‘Noche de Baile’ Benefit Gala

Annual Triunfo ‘Noche de Baile’ Benefit Gala

2016 Triunfo Committee

In the featured photo: Triunfo Committee. (Left to Right) Ronny Nuñez of Wells Fargo, Susy Burrowes of Burrowes Insurance, Maria Antuña, Chamber Executive Director, Dave Santana of Express Employment Professional and Dina Rubio of Don Ramon.

Get ready to dance! The 19th Annual Triunfo ‘Noche de Baile’ benefit gala will keep everyone dancing all night long. Palm Beach County’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce signature event is themed ‘Noche de Baile’ (Night of Dance) to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Chamber. The elegant evening will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the new Hilton West Palm Beach. This year’s event chair is Rita Lombardo of Lombardo Advertising, Branding & Consulting.

Rita Lombardo of Lombardo Advertising, Branding & Consulting
Rita Lombardo of Lombardo Advertising, Branding & Consulting

This magical evening will feature six local business leaders and two professional dancers in a live dance competition. Chamber members Michael Athmer of Human Capital, Florida, Vicki A. Chouris of the South Florida Fair, Dr. Joaquin Garcia of El Cid Animal Clinic, Letty Santana of Express Employment Professionals, Yvette Trelles of Trelles & Bichler and Will Corrente of Very Important Paws have been practicing for the past few weeks with professional dance instructors. Lidia Dumenigo is a gold medal winner from the 2006 US Dance Sport Championship, in the Pro-Am America, Latin Style and is a dance teacher, performer, choreographer and certified ballroom dance teacher. Grigol Kranz has achieved high success with International Standard and Latin dance and has earned the classification of Vice-National Master in 10 dance categories. He is a silver certified as ballroom dance instructor in American Smooth and Rhythm as well as a certified Personal Trainer. Both professionals have been working with each person to showcase all dance styles and techniques.

“This is a very important evening because a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Triunfo education scholarships that will be awarded in the fall at the Hispanic Chamber Education Awards to local high school seniors,” said Maria Antuña, the Chamber Executive Director.

The evening will consist of a cocktail hour featuring a rose wall raffle where attendees will have a chance to buy a single rose for $25 connected to a prize such as gift certificates from area restaurants, local attractions, and golf foursomes including a chance to win a seven night Caribbean vacation to Antigua. Then guests will enter the ballroom for a plated dinner, silent auction, live dance competition, business awards presentation and music from The Kiki Sanchez Salsa Project for guests to dance the night away. The benefit gala will also feature a proclamation from West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio to honor the Chambers twenty years of connecting and growing businesses to the Hispanic community in Palm Beach County.

“It is an honor to serve as the 2016 Triunfo chair to raise money for college scholarships for Palm Beach County’s bright-aspiring students,” said Rita Lombardo, the event chair. Each year the scholarships awarded to local high school seniors have continued to make a difference in the lives of local high school students to support them with college expenses. In only twenty years, the Hispanic Chamber has provided over $100,000 in scholarships to students throughout Palm Beach County. With 300 guests attending the Triunfo benefit, it is evident that the Hispanic Chamber has had a strong impact on Palm Beach County and the business community.

The chamber will award businesses in the following categories during the evening’s festivities. For the Large Business of the Year, nominees include Nextera Energy/FPL, Palm Beach Post, Braman Motorcars, Cheney Brothers and B’ing the Best. In the Small Business of the Year category the nominees include Express Employment, Car Clinic, El Cid Animal Hospital, Preferred Printing and Brightway Insurance.

For the Education Organization of the Year the nominees include the Hispanic Education Coalition, Palm Beach State College, Keiser College and the Bak Middle School of the Arts Foundation. In the Not-for-Profit of the Year the nominees include Families First of Palm Beach County, the Farm Worker Coordinating Council, the Revival Community Outreach and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. In the category of Healthcare Company of the Year the nominees include Palm’s West Hospital, Bethesda Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, CSI Caregivers and Brookdale Senior Center.

Event sponsors include Nextera Energy, PNC Bank, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Don Ramon, Sultry Swing Ballroom, IBallroom Dance and Lombardo Advertising, Branding & Consulting. The Triunfo committee includes Chamber Board Chair, Ronny Nuñez of Wells Fargo, Maria Antuña, Chamber Executive Director, Susy Burrowes of Burrowes Insurance, Dina Rubio of Don Ramon, Dave Santana of Express Employment Professional and Miriam Cuellar from the chamber.

The not-for-profit Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County in its’ twentieth year is the gateway to connecting and growing business to the Hispanic community. Our Chamber assists businesses in reaching the growing Hispanic market in Palm Beach County. Providing networking opportunities between Hispanic business owners as well as seeking strategic relationships between mainstream businesses and Hispanic-owned businesses. The Chamber supports educational activities, advocacy, and works closely with the Hispanic community and in support the advancement, education, and economic growth of the Hispanic community in general.

Triunfo ‘Noche de Baile’ Benefit Gala Calendar:

Dancers at Triunfo Benefit Gala

The elegant evening held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the new Hilton West Palm Beach will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Chamber. The c

elebration will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, a live dance competition, live music, dancing and a silent rose wall raffle and a live auction. The special 20th anniversary will be marked by West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio who will be giving a proclamation to the Chamber.

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