2019 Winner: Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Education Trailblazer Award
2019 Winner: NWA Hispanic Leadership Council
Congratulations to the Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Leadership Council on winning the LatinXNA Education Trailblazer Award for 2020. The NWA HLC focuses on fostering and developing Hispanic corporate, academic, non-profit, small business, and cultural leaders to empower our community. We applaud their efforts with providing a mentorship program to connect local college students with Latino Professionals to help advance their careers. Remarkably, the mentorship cohort doubled in size in 2020 due to the success in year 1 (2019).
Media Trailblazer Award
2019 Winner: Leisurlist
The 2020 winner of the Media Trailblazer Award is leisurlist! The leisurlist app and website, curated by locals, connects new and existing residents with everything to eat, see, and do in NWA. Thank you, leisurlist, for all you have done in 2020 to share, celebrate, and support NWA's LatinX events and local Hispanic-owned businesses.
Nonprofit Trailblazer Award
2019 Winner: BikeNWA
The LatinXNA Nonprofit Trailblazer Award for 2020 was awarded to BikeNWA at our annual Empowerment Forum. BikeNWA has actively engaged the Latino community through physical fitness with outreach efforts, infrastructure projects, advocating for safer streets, and supporting the "Arkansas Latinas Bike" group through startup assistance, fundraising, and championing their cause.
Community Trailblazer Award
2019 Winner: Procter & Gamble
Congratulations to Procter & Gamble on being the 2020 recipient of the LatinXNA Community Trailblazer Award. Locally, P&G has partnered with the NWA Community Cohesion Project to celebrate diversity within Northwest Arkansas. Nationally, P&G supports the Hispanic Star Campaign which showcases and amplifies the contributions of the Hispanic community to the United States.
Business Trailblazer Award
2019 Winner: COX Communications
The 2020 winner of the LatinXNA Business Trailblazer Award is Cox Communications. In September 2020, Cox pledged $60 million over the next year to close the digital learning gap; 1 in 3 American Indian, Black, and LatinX children fall into the digital divide. We recognize and applaud the way Cox is leading the way in business for minority communities in Northwest Arkansas and beyond.