Delaware's demographics continue to change, and the most dynamic force over the last twenty years has been the emerging economic, political and cultural power of the Latino Community. Over roughly that same time period, the Delaware newspaper of record chronicling this change has been, and continues to be, HOY en Delaware.
Established in 1996, HOY en Delaware has been serving the Hispanic Community. From soccer games to weddings, high school graduations to small business grand openings; HOY en Delaware features events, education, finance, health issues and plenty of information, reflects the hopes, aspirations and challenges facing a community comprised of immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, Centroamérica and other nations in Delaware's Latino diaspora.
But HOY goes much farther than merely reporting on events, it bridges the gap between the Anglo and Latino communities, it informs the Latino community about free health fares, changes to immigration laws, possible scholastic scholarship opportunities and ways to avoid financial scams.
HOY en Delaware Newspaper is a Hispanic newspaper in both Spanish and English aiming to be a bridge of understanding among all inhabitants throughout the First State.
It serves a community in dire need of having its stories told.
With distribution in all three counties - New Castle, Kent and Sussex, plus the towns of Salisbury, Easton and Ocean City in Maryland.
The first issue of HOY en Delaware was printed in June 1996.
A monthly newspaper with 9,000 issues (and a current print readership of 35,000) is distributed all over the State covering the three counties: New Castle, Kent and Sussex. With more than 340 distribution points. HOY en Delaware is easy to find in Hispanic stores, community centers, laundries, public libraries, health centers, etc.
HOY was first at bringing you a bilingual focused on the fastest growing segment of the population. The same phenomenon that is taking place across the USA is happening in Delaware, as thousands of newcomers are attracted to the healthy economy in search of employment opportunities and a place to call home.
As it grows steadily in popularity, both readers and advertisers are benefiting from its format. Numerous organizations use HOY en Delaware to relay helpful information to all the community, including that part of the population that is unable to read the other media. It prints around the 10-15th of every month.
HOY en Delaware is expanding to online video and mobile device delivery systems to stay in touch with its Spanish and English speaking audience.
HOY received among others, the 2004 Community Service Award by the Latin American Community Center (LACC); the 2013 José Martí Publishing Gold Award for Outstanding Newspaper (Less than weekly) by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) in Anaheim, CA.; the 2013 Certificate of Appreciation for Commitment to Community Service by Springfield College, School of Human Services in Wilmington, DE; the 2014 Community Impact Awards - Behind the Scene by Nuestras Raices DE during the Hispanic Festival in Wilmington, DE and the
2014 DCRAC Board of Directors' Award.
HOY en Delaware belongs to the Delaware Press Association, the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.
On September, 2013, HOY en Delaware LLC Gained National Recognition, receiving the 2013 José Martí Publishing Gold Award for Outstanding Newspaper (Less than weekly) by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) in Anaheim, CA
In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations' leading multicultural internet site, recently named HOY en Delaware LLC as one of the 'Top 50 diversity-owned businesses in the state of Delaware (Div50).' (April 9, 2007)
The Div50 was the 7th annual listing of the Delaware's top 50 diversity-owned businesses. The companies listed on the Div50 represent the state's top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a diversity-owned business is small or insignificant. Div50 members are sought after by major corporations wishing to increase spending with diversity owned companies.
The Impact of Diversity Business Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from diversity owned companies positively impacts their business.
Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
'Diversity businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,' said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities.
These are the new leaders in American business.
Gloria Bohan, CEO of Omega World Travel in Fairfax, Virginia commented 'This group represents the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our economy and even more. It offers insights into a vastness of cultures and an exchange of ideas that are so valuable in helping me to understand how to reach the needs of today's consumers.'
The Div50 is a classification that represents the top 50 diversity-owned (Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in Delaware, in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div50 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.
For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com.