Macy’s celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special in store events featuring celebrity guest Jencarlos Canela

Macy’s celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special in store events featuring celebrity guest Jencarlos Canela
Macy’s celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special in store events featuring celebrity guest Jencarlos Canela

 

NEW YORK, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 16 – October 16), Macy’s celebrates Hispanic and Latino culture and accomplishments with celebrity guest Jencarlos Canela who has influenced pop culture through his music and entertainment expertise. During exciting special events across the country, Macy’s will host panel discussions with Canela as he shares inspiring stories with customers in live candid conversations.

“To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month is to recognize the rich and diverse culture of the Latino community in the United States,” said Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vice president of Diversity Strategies. “Macy’s is proud to be a part of this celebration with special in-store events from coast-to-coast, where we honor and recognize the achievements and contributions Hispanics have made to our nation in all aspects of society.”

Jencarlos Canela is an international, platinum-selling recording artist, songwriter and television actor. Canela most recently appeared in the lead role of ‘Jesus Christ’ in “The Passion” on FOX. He starred as heartthrob, ‘Xavier Castillo’ in the high-profile comedy series “Telenovela,” opposite Eva Longoria. On the music front, Canela recently finished his latest Spanish single “Pa Que Me Invitan” to be released later this fall and is currently in the studio working on his English-language album debut for Republic Records.

“I am grateful to Macy’s for giving me a chance to celebrate with my people and for bringing us together,” Canela said. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a tribute to our diversity, unity, rich cultures, our passion, our strive for excellence that makes us who we are all across the board from the arts, sports, medicine, and science. Proud to be 100 percent American and 100 percent Latino. There are no obstacles, just opportunities!”

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at stores across the country including Miami; New York City;Chicago; Houston; Santa Clara, CA; and Los Angeles. Customers will have the opportunity to be part of a casual conversation with Canela about his cultural heritage and the role it has played in his lifestyle and career. With any Young Men’s or Impulse purchase of $25 or more on the day of the event, customers will have the opportunity to meet Canela, take a picture with him, and receive an autographed headshot*. Additionally, the first 200 customers to RSVP will receive a free copy of Canela’s latest single, “Pa Que Me Invitan.”

*While supplies last

Event Celebrations
Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at the following locations:

Macy’s Dadeland – Miami – Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Herald Square – New York City – Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s State Street – Chicago – Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Memorial City – Houston – Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Valley Fair – Santa Clara, CA – Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Downey – Los Angeles – Saturday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m.

For complete details on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events, please visit www.macys.com/celebrate.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

Contact:
Martha Gil de Montes
O: 626-737-6455
C: 323-333-3938
Martha.Gildemontes@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Partners from Starbucks Hora del Café joined Casimiro Global Foundation (CGF) to conduct the “BizNovator” Challenge One-Day Workshop

Florida, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — It happens millions of times each day. A Starbucks barista hands a cup of coffee to a customer. Though usually a brief exchange, that moment of connection is at the heart of the Starbucks experience.

For Laura Hajduk, a Starbucks store manager in southwest Florida, those connections go beyond the store environment to the community where she’s among those helping improve the lives of Hispanic teens. Hajduk is a board member for the Casimiro Global Foundation (CGF), an organization dedicated to empowering young people to become business leaders and entrepreneurs. She is also part of Starbucks Hora del Café Partner Network, an affinity group that builds awareness and celebrates Hispanic culture.

“Hora del Café looks for ways to make positive change,” she said. “As co-chair of the network and a CGF board member, I was able to connect the two organizations. The Casimiro Global Foundation engaged the network with open arms.”

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, partners from Starbucks Hora del Café joined CGF to conduct the “BizNovator” Challenge One-Day Workshop on October 2. During the workshop, high school Florida teens learned presentation skills, created business plans and developed financial and marketing strategies. Hajduk and other Hora del Café members coached and judged participants and selected one team of students to receive seed capital to start their own business.

“It was so exciting to see the teens apply what they learned during the workshop and pitch their business plans,” said Hajduk.

The one-day workshop was modeled after BizNovator camps that CGF conducts for either one or two weeks each year. Young people from local communities and from underdeveloped locations around the world are invited to participate.

“Casimiro Global Foundation was started due to a major loss in my life – the passing of my dad,” said founder Juan Casimiro. “This event inspired me to reflect and think closely of certain life lessons he taught me during my upbringing. In his honor, I created Casimiro Global Foundation with the simple mission to formalize and put lessons learned into action.”

Fifteen years later, the foundation has inspired thousands of young people, and Casimiro hopes to eventually reach one million youth around the world.

“Today we have impacted more than 150,000 youth in more than 20 countries through our mission to create and empower young entrepreneurs, social innovators and global leaders,” he said.

Eli Ruiz met Casimiro when he was a 16 year-old high school student with a love of technology and talent for website coding. He had thought about turning his interests into a business, but needed encouragement to get started. “The BizNovator camp helped me turn an idea into a plan,” said Ruiz. “I learned how to structure a business and present myself in front of people. With seed money I received from participation in the camp, I started my own business called Zaawaa Tech Solutions.”

Also a BizNovator participant, Magda Gelves became an intern for CGF and is now the camp director.

“BizNovator changed my life entirely by leading me to a group of people who want to make an impact in the world,” she said. “I wanted to learn about camp creation and operations, but never expected to be running the entire program. Every year, the camps get better and I see how many lives they impact.”

Gelves plans to go to college and pursue a degree in public relations and education. Beyond college, she would like to graduate from law school and eventually become a politician.

“Through the BizNovator camp and working with CGF, I am confident in who I am. I take risks and see problems as opportunities for a solution,” she said. “Senator Gelves, that’s my dream. In the future, I see myself as a major political leader who will impact the masses.”

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Celebrando Starbucks eGift Card, available at Starbucks.com.

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom.

 

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Partners from Starbucks Hora del Café joined Casimiro Global Foundation (CGF) to conduct the "BizNovator" Challenge One-Day Workshop

Hispanic Heritage Month: Partners from Starbucks Hora del Café joined Casimiro Global Foundation (CGF) to conduct the “BizNovator” Challenge One-Day Workshop

Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with celebrity guests Mario Lopez, Don Omar and Angel Merino

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s brings together “Los Influyentes” Mario Lopez, Don Omar andAngel Merino at six stores nationwide for inspiring discussions on pop culture, music and beauty

NEW YORK, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), Macy’s (NYSE:M) celebrates Hispanic and Latino culture and accomplishments with celebrity guests Mario Lopez, Don Omar and Angel Merino, who have influenced pop culture through their music, lifestyle and beauty expertise. During exciting special events across the country, Macy’s will bring together these three influyentes to share their inspiring stories with customers in live candid conversations.

“Macy’s stand on diversity and inclusion is a clear reflection of the rich cultures we serve in our marketplace. Macy’s is committed to honoring and recognizing the significant contributions Hispanics have made in entertainment, music and beauty through this campaign,” said Dineen Garcia, Macy’s vice president of Diversity Strategies. “Diversity is at the heart of our business and we look forward to celebrating these achievements with our Hispanic Heritage Month events from coast-to-coast.”

Mario Lopez is an accomplished host, actor and author, currently hosting “Extra” and his own nationally-syndicated radio show, “On With Mario.” He became an overnight teen idol in 1989 playing A.C. Slater on the television sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” He has since appeared in several films and on Broadway, as well as hosted numerous television shows, including “The X Factor” and MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

“I’m grateful to Macy’s for recognizing the significance of Hispanic culture in America, and for providing an opportunity for me to share the importance my family and my heritage have played in my life,” said Lopez, who is first generation Mexican-American. “I am proud of my culture and always hope to be a positive influence for others.”

With two Latin Grammy awards under his belt, Don Omarbecame one of reggaeton’s first international superstars with his debut album “The Last Don” in 2003. He is also an acclaimed actor, known worldwide for his role as Rico Santos in the “The Fast and the Furious” movie franchise.

“First and foremost I’d like to thank Macy’s for the opportunity and interest in having me participate in such a grand event. A corporation like no other uniting brands of fashion, style and most of all, uniting cultures,” said Omar. “I am a proud Hispanic because it means I am part of a group that has unique cuisines, music, morals and artistic traditions. I am a proud Hispanic because our language has broken barriers and enhanced multiculturalism merging Latino communities while adding respect and honor to the United States of America.”

Angel Merino is an international makeup artist and style icon who has worked closely with the industry’s top photographers and celebrity clients such as Christina Milan, Cassie, Mel B and Chanel Iman. He’s known for bringing out his clients’ dewy, ultra-glowy skin.

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at stores across the country including Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, New York City, and Houston. Customers will have the opportunity to be part of a casual conversation with the Latino influencers about their cultural heritage and the role it has played in their lifestyles and careers. Angel Merino will also conduct a live beauty demo and offer mini-consultations with attendees. Customers who make any purchase of $50 or more during the event will receive a copy of Don Omar’s latest album “The Last Don II”* and get to take a photo of the influencers.

*While supplies last

Event Celebrations

Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will take place at the following locations:

Macy’s State Street – Chicago – Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Dadeland – Miami – Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Montebello – Los Angeles – Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
Macy’s Valley Fair – Santa Clara, CA – Saturday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m.
Macy’s Herald Square – New York City – Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Memorial City – Houston – Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m.

For complete details on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events, please visit www.macys.com/celebrate.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

Source: Macy’s

Macy’s
Martha Gil de Montes, 626-737-6455
Martha.Gildemontes@macys.com

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Macy's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with celebrity guests Mario Lopez, Don Omar and Angel Merino

Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with celebrity guests Mario Lopez, Don Omar and Angel Merino