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City of Chicago helps small business with $1 million microloan program. Page 13. Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix, the Master of Ceremonies NegociosNow Page 5. La voz de los negocios latinos de Chicago y suburbios ANÚNCIESE EN 1-312-593-2557 www.negociosnow.com Aug 15- 2013 A Peter Lisagor Award-Winning Publication in this edition Edición especial Matchmaking Jeff Vigil, President & CEO of My Business Matches, explains why you shouldn't miss this year's USHCC National Convention in Chicago. Page 8. The Billion-Dollar Woman Foto: Brian Morowczynski Adela Cepeda, Founder and President of AC Advisory Inc., made history last year by reaching the $100 billion mark in bond deals. She discusses the importance of the Convention for business owners. Page 7. Heating Up the Convention Mario Garcia will be lighting the burners at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention. The noted Executive Chef at the Chicago Hilton says he is ready to cater to the 5,000-plus guests at this mega gathering of Latino businesses, scheduled for Sept. 15-17. Garcia developed his love for food growing up on a farm in his native Zacatecas, and he later moved to the United States in search of opportunity. He has thrown so much sazón into his dreams, and today he stands proud as the Executive Chef of the opulent Michigan Avenue hotel. See Page 10. More news/ Mas Noticias David P. Gomez: The Chairman • As the 2013 HBE Chair, Group O welcomes to attendees to USHCC National Convention, Page 3. • ERG Summit explores Hispanics' role in corporate America. Page 11. Proud to be this year's USHCC National Convention Board Chair, the President & CEO of David Gomez & Associates speaks to Negocios Now about "the biggest and best event for anyone trying to get involved in the Latino business market." See Page 4. • Exclusive interview with Choose Chicago Chairman Desiree Rogers. Page 18. • ¿Por qué Negocios Now está feliz de la Convención Nacional de USHCC en Chicago? Página 2. • Posponen el plazo de La Idea Competition con 100,000 en premios. Página 16. Foto: Brian Morowczynski PROXIMA EDICION/NEXT PRINT EDITION: "DIVERSITY".