Greetings from NxLevel Business Bootcamp in Sacramento

Greetings from NxLevel Business Bootcamp, sponsored by Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!

Why am I here?

1) Chicas Latinas de Sacramento — it’s time to take my pride and joy to the “next level” and I am here to gain the tools needed. Although we’ve been in existence for nearly 7 years, it is time to revisit our business plan, adjust, and set goals for the future. I often get wrapped up in my passion and the purpose of Chicas Latinas, and the business aspect of my nonprofit doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. 

2) Profession — As a marketing, PR, and business development professional, I typically work with small businesses and it is important for me to have a more in-depth understanding of the complexities business ownership brings and how I can be a better asset to businesses and nonprofits, alike. Wherever I go, I intend to be prepared.

I am currently at La Cooperativa Campesina de California assisting with their temporary CA Drought Jobs Program and providing a bit of community outreach and communication assistance while here.

Blog, post hiatus. 

Yesterday was day-one of the NxLevel Bootcamp. There were a few familiar faces (and event past clients) in the class and while most seemed to be aware of Chicas Latinas’ happenings, there were questions about what I’m doing professionally these days. It is now day-two of the business bootcamp and the focus is on marketing, social media, and PR. Today is a bit of a refresher for me, but it has also been a great reminder as to what skill-sets and talents I have, and how I am (or am not) using them.

The awakening…

During break today (after our SEO presenter), one of my classmates checked Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Google ranking using targeted keywords and she informed me that we were on the first page. She also informed me that she checked my personal blog, at which point I immediately acknowledged my lack of posting, how I’m not taking advantage of it’s potential, and even caught myself saying “my life is boring these days.” Wrong… so here I am.

Having already wrote out and discussed our S.W.O.T.s in class today (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), I figured there is no better time than the present to address a weakness of mine and turn it into an opportunity.

Hello world. I’m still here… I’ll try to be here more!

My days aren’t as boring as I sometimes think. Yesterday was pretty eventful: 

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17th Annual Latina Style Business Series in Sacramento #LSBS

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the upcoming 17th Annual Latina Style Business Series in Sacramento, hosted by Latina Style Magazine!

“LATINA Style Business Series is the most successful ongoing business development program for Latina business owners in the nation. Over 32,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals have benefited from their participation in this dynamic and ground-breaking business program since it first launched in 1998” — and the tour is coming to Sacramento!

Learn more: http://bs.latinastyle.com/sacramento-ca-2015/ and catch me at…

“Enhancing Women Empowerment through Technology & Social Media” (10:10 am – 11:00 am)

Moderator: Hilda Ramirez, Director of PR, Communications & Education for the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors

Speaker: Rosie “the Closer” Zepeda, Speaker, Author, Transformational Client Engagement and Communication Strategist.

Speaker: Angela Rosas, President & CEO, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Marketing & PR professional for Eric Ratinoff

Speaker: Leidhra Johnson, Marketing Director, Uptown Studios

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Press Release: LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards

If you have a Latina Business or Technology Leader we should recognize during this year’s Awards Luncheon, please submit their nomination using the PDF Form: LISTA 2015 Nomination Form_Latina Leaders

Press Release: LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards

TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) announced today the LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Series Kickoff and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards will be hosted in Sacramento California by the LISTA NorCal TechLatino Council.

LISTA’s 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Series and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards will take place in Sacramento Ca, on March 31st and April 1st at the Magnificent Sheraton Grande Sacramento Hotel and will feature notable guest speakers, such as Secretary of State the honorable Alex Padilla and California State CIO Carlos Ramos, Chief Office of Technology Services Davood Ghods, and other government and procurement officials. The summit will host expert panels on tech trends, leadership, diversity and inclusion, security, social media, education, startups cultivation and business expo throughout the day.

Jose Marquez, National President of LISTA, stated, “As we continue to address the issues of diversity and inclusion and the lack of Latinas in Technology into the forefront, we are proud to have Secretary of State Padilla and State CIO Ramos join us for our LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Series Kickoff in Sacramento and be awarded LISTA Government Beacon awards at our National TechLatino Achievers Award. Their leadership in diversity and inclusion, business, technology and community advocacy has been right on.”

Mr. Jorge Avila, President of LISTA NorCal TechLatino Council stated “The summit this year will bring another layer to LISTA’s empowerment activities; the summit will deliver new and thought provoking ideas to this community. Innovation and disruption are both makers and builders. We have a lineup of “disrupters” that are taking a left turn to literally move and change how we think, behave, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day life. LISTA’s commitment to the Latino community is unparalleled and unwavering. “For LISTA NorCal Membership Contact Jorge Avila, LISTA NorCal President: http://www.listanorcal@gmail.com #LISTANorCal

The Emerging Technology Leadership Summit series will feature workshops and panel discussions which will focus on CIO Panel, Doing Business with California, Diversity and Inclusion, Digital divide, Cultural Competence, The Bottom line, Brand Building and relationship strengthening, through the use of social media and strategic leadership in high technology where is the Latino community going in Silicon Valley?

11th Annual National TechLatino Achievers Awards

The Nominations are in and the committee has casted their votes, the anxiety has begun…who will be LISTA’s National Chief Executive, Chief Information Officer, Chief Diversity Officer and the National Latino Technology Achievers of the year 2015.

LISTA will recognize an important group of Latino Technology Leaders/Business Trendsetters who have shown through their commitment to excellence that the American Dream is still alive for the Latino community in the United States. These awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated by their actions, a commitment to the empowerment of the Latino community and for the strides they have made to further their careers.

These awards honor and recognize Technology professionals, who happen to be Latino for their exemplary efforts, commitment and dedication to Corporate America and the Latino Community. Over 500 attendees are expected including technology professionals leaders of businesses, corporate America and government officials.

“We look forward to a great event as we celebrate Latino Technology excellence across America, said Jose A Marquez-Leon.”

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What: LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit and National TechLatino Achievers Award

Where: The Magnificent Melia Sheraton Grande Sacramento Hotel 1230 J Street, 13th and J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

When: March 31st and April 1st 2015 For more information visit: https://www.listaemergingtechleaderssummit.splashthat.com Register Today: https://www.listaemergingtechleaderssummit.splashthat.com About TechLatino: Latino in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) (www.a-lista.org ) is a 501c3 that promotes the utilization of the technology sectors for the empowerment of the Latino community. We are an organization that is committed to bringing various elements of Technology under one central hub to facilitate our partners, members and the community with the leverage and education they need to succeed in a highly advanced technologically driven society.

Follow the Conversation on Twitter #Techlatino or @lista1

For Sponsorship and Ticket information:

Contact Yvette Moise

VP, Membership and Corporate Relations

770-765-3478 info@a-lista.org

Latina on the Run: Angela’s Sacramento Summer 2014 Amuck Running Rundown

It has been about 2 months since my last blog post – and a lot has happened! Before I fill everyone in with where I’m at now, here’s a quick run down of the fun I’ve had in Sacramento, California so far. It’s been a busy summer of community, volunteer, and Latin events with Eric Ratinoff and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento… and it’s not over yet!

Before all the Hispanic Heritage Month and Dia de los Muertos events and posts come, without further adieu I give you… “the reasons I haven’t posted in ages.” 

  • Volunteered with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Feeding and Clothing the Homeless
  • I barely made it to (the last) Fiesta en la Calle (of the season), but I made it!
  • Attended Mexican American Vintners Association, Harvest Festival in Napa with Eric Ratinoff

#Mexican #America Vintners Association, Harvest Festival ❤️🍷 #vineyard #napa

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  • Eric Ratinoff was Nominated (and selected) for “Best of the Bar.” View the Press release
  • Chicas Latinas members volunteered at Feria de Educación 

Feria de Educación at @sacstate #education #college #workshop agenda #latino #latism #sacramento #california ❤️

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  • Did I mention Chicas Latinas is hosting a Shoe Drive for Hagginwood Elementary School?

Please help us reach our goal, we’re not quite there yet: http://chicasshoedrivedonate.eventbrite.com/

  • Was invited to hear President of Mexico’s, Enrique Peña Nieto, address at the California State Capitol, presented by Gov. Brown
  • El Grito de Dolores, El Día de la Independencia de México, in Sacramento is simply breathtaking!

#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico ✨ Love this! 💃

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#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico ✨💃#elgritodedolores

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And there’s more… wait for it! 😉 

Angela (now) Runs Amuck for Eric Ratinoff and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

You heard right folks, Angela got a job.

A real, legit, frozen meals for lunch, no yoga pants allowed (but pack them in your gym bag) J.O.B. and I’m loving it!

The blog posts will continue coming because my Amuck Running (or marketing life) has not come to an end – it’s only just begun. I now do business development and marketing for Eric Ratinoff of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, on top of running Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. The transition has kept me busy, but I’m finally getting back to a blog-able place in my life.

Angelarunsamuck’s life now…

Work head-shots are in:

Working for Attorney and Partner Eric Ratinoff has been a really great fit as his passions are very much in line with my own passions: community, culture (including Latin), and food. Factor in my social media skills, marketing experience, and community presence… I think we both kind of hit the jackpot on this one.

And then there’s my Chicas… which has me on cloud nine. Our Sept. 8th fundraiser brunch at Mayahuel was simply amazing! The venue, food, staff, performances, silent auction items, and attendees… everything was great! My Chicas members and board of directors shined, everyone did a stellar job in making this a fun and comfortable event, and we raised funds (so that was good).

Chicas Latina’s: Almuerzo Cultural!

Much is on the calendar and I will continue blogging my adventures ♡ Tweet me @angelarunsamuck

Business Marketing Advice From David Ogilvy

This is great…

David Ogilvy is considered the Father of Advertising and 50 years later, his advice is still applicable today.

Advice for marketers from Mr. Ogilvy:

My favorite:

“Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.” – David Ogilvy

What’s yours?

Happy Thanksgiving – the Thankful Post.

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This year I am thankful for… you. 

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I am thankful for people. 

People are horrible. They are full of faults, make mistakes, let you down, over promise, under deliver, and expect you to make good on your words.

“I’m not perfect, therefore I need you to be” – humans. 

But this is also the beauty of humanity and why we NEED each other. I make mistakes. I don’t know what I’m doing. Sometimes I fall. I hope you will be there for me… and you have. I thank you for that. 

I am extremely grateful for my friends and family – I am surrounded by an amazing support system. They are the reason I am who I am and why I have been able to pursue my dreams. Without their support, guidance, and genuine love, my dreams would’ve been crushed long ago. 

I LOVES YOU ❤

I am also thankful for people I don’t know. Being in the industry I am in (and building my Chicas Latinas de Sacramento organization) – I need strangers. I fear you, but I need you. I very thankful for all the new people who have came into my life for business/networking reasons over the last few years. Something as simple as handshake, tweet, or “like” can quickly evolve into fantastic (and useful) relationships… and this occurs often in my world. 

You all have given me so much – I hope I have been able to return the favor during the course of our relationship.

Last, but not least, I am thankful for Noe’s health. My friend Noe has returned to the states and although he has much healing ahead of him, he is alive and on his way to recovery. This brings so much joy to my heart. He gave us a scare. I am thankful he is a fighter. 

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Thank you to those who offered both him and I your support and prayers. 

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Feliz dia de gracias!