Nativa’s Natasha Pongonis Announced as Keynote Speaker
Columbus, OH – All of us at Nativa are beyond excited and proud of our very own, Natasha Pongonis, co-owner at Nativa, who will be the Keynote Speaker for The 2014 National Welcome Week and Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration hosted by the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, Michael B. Coleman.
This Friday, September 19th at 11:30 a.m. at The Center for Workforce Development at Columbus State Community College, community and government leaders, as well as influential local and regional businesses will celebrate minority Hispanic businesses bringing “positive economic impact” to the city of Columbus and state of Ohio, as well as our nation.
On this day, Mayor Michael B. Coleman, will address how “New American populations contribute cultural richness and increase the economic growth and development of the city.”
New census data shows a 9% increase of Hispanic population in Ohio since 2010 and that Hispanics now represent an estimated 3.4 percent of Ohio’s population. In 2012, Ohio’s Latino buying power totaled $8.2 billion, which was an increase of 432 percent since 1990.
This is important to us at Nativa because we haven’t just been leaders of this movement locally, but nationally with many of our clients. This means that our expertise in multi-channel communications will be more relevant than ever, as these numbers influence national companies who reside right in our backyard such as White Castle, Limited Brands, Nationwide Insurance and more.
Natasha will bring her years of experience in the subject to this crowd of outstanding professionals and public servants, so please join us in congratulating Natasha. Better yet, if you’re in the area, feel free to be part of this incredible event. To RSVP to this event, please visit the City of Columbus’s Heritage celebration page: http://columbus.gov/Welcome.Heritagecelebration/