The ceremony took place in the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa. Baron accepted the award saying: “this is the recognition of all the work we do for our community. Receiving this prize in a time when so many businesses are closing and different publications are being squeezed out of the market, it is an honor more valuable than ever,” he proclaimed.
TV Net Media group has grown to become one of the most successful companies in the Tampa Bay area, with top rated publications, which have served the community for over 10 years. Their best known publications, 7DIAS and LA GUIA, set themselves apart from the rest for their high quality, relevant articles and commitment to the community.
Among the numerous awards presented are 24 Jose Marti Publishing Awards, the Frank G. Berlin Sr. Award, twelve Permios Idolo, the Business of the Year Award by the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber, the Small Business of the Year by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and now this honor from the Tampa Latin Chamber, as well as different local community recognitions.
7DIAS newspaper has grown to become the weekly publication with the greatest circulation in the area, covering Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota and Manatee counties. It is the only broadsheet format Hispanic newspaper and it is the most read paper in the Tampa Bay area. The web site, www.7dias.us, has become the most visited Spanish website in the local area, according to Alexa.com.
LA GUIA magazine has two editions, DEL GOLFO and TAMPA BAY; it has been recognized four times as the best Spanish magazine in the country and has been compared with the most important publications in English.
In a new challenge, TV Net Media group launched a publication to inspire the Hispanic community: the motivational magazine, BUEN VIVIR, with its unique approach, has been accepted well by the community.
To adapt with the times, TV Net has expanded its coverage on the Internet. Apart from its web sites, www.7dias.us, www.revistalaguia.com and www.buenvivir.us, it has launched its sites on social networks and it has opened a new video portal, www.laguia.tv.