RIVERSIDE, Calif. --The 11th Annual Inland Empire Hispanic Image Awards will be held on Friday Oct. 10, 2008 at the Mission Inn Hotel located in Riverside.The celebration will begin with a pre-event reception starting at 5:30 p.m. Immediately following the reception, the awards program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Over the last 10 years over 98 individuals, businesses and organizations have been honored at the Inland Empire Hispanic Image Awards.
Honorees to be recognized at the 2008 Hispanic Image Awards:
- Influential Latina: Dr. Vilma Torres Section of Cardiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center.
- Legacy Award (Inaugural): The Valdivia Family
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Ernest Garcia Ed.D, Former Dean of the College of Education, California State University, San Bernardino
- Business of the Year: Casa de Flores, San Bernardino, CA
- Non-Profit of the Year: The Puente Project
- Entertainers of the Year: KGGI & KDIF Radio Clear Channel Radio Riverside, CA
- Public Safety Person of the Year: Chief David Dominguez Palm Springs Police Department, Palm Springs, CA.