NOTEBOOK: Diaz Group Leader Receives Accolade

NOTEBOOK: Diaz Group Leader Receives Accolade

Chicago's Rafael Diaz named a "Who's Who" among Illinois' Hispanic business community.

Diaz Group CEO and co-founder Rafael Diaz, a 2021 Leadership Award recipient, has been named to Hispanic publication Negocios Now's 2022 list of “50 Powerful Hispanics in Illinois."

The prestigious list includes entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, including professional services, investment, construction, manufacturing, food and restaurant, and others.

According to the publication, Diaz is among good company on this year's power list. “It is an honor for us to feature in our pages this extraordinary group of entrepreneurs who have managed to grow their companies with ingenuity and much sacrifice,” said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now.

The list will appear in a special edition of Negocios Now -- which reaches more than 250,000 print readers -- dedicated to the Who’s Who in Hispanic Business Gala, which will take place July 15.

The publication seeks to inspire other Hispanic entrepreneurs who struggle every day to persevere while overcoming obstacles. “When we talk about power, it is not only measured by the money that is made, but by the strength of entrepreneurs to overcome difficulties to get ahead," Nicado said in a statement. "In this sense, we can say with no mistake that our entire business community is powerful.”

Via a LinkedIn post, Diaz commented: "Thank you team for allowing me to be the leader of such a great organization. Every learning experience pushes us further into new markets and ventures, we fail forward every time and become stronger from being humble and students always."

At 2021's Executive Summit, Snow Magazine and the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) honored Diaz with a Leadership Award for his commitment to his company, the professional snow and ice industry, and the community he lives and works in.

For more about Rafael Diaz, check out his 2021 Leadership Profile HERE.