Arabel Alva Rosales

President and CEOAAR_2013_Photo_small

 AAR and Assocs. LTD.

President and CEO, Founded in 1999

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)

Board of Directors

Board of Directors, FHCC Foundation

Board Member, Woman’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

Board of Directors

Chairperson, WBDC Childcare Business Expo

Leadership Greater Chicago

Chicago Network Alumni

Recipient of over 30 local and national awards for Civic and Business Contributions including,

2011 Chicago United

2009 Minority Vendor of the Year from Chicago Public Schools

2008 Entrepreneur of the Year, Chicago Latino Network

2008 Hispanic Heritage Award, Citibank

Latino Fashion Week

Co-Owner and Principal of Latino Fashion Week, the only full week  and tour dedicated to   Latino Fashion in the country.  For more information, visit

Hispanic Health and Beauty

Column Writer

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Often appearing in the media Arabel is quoted as both a business leader who is noteworthy in issues that affect women, and issues within the Latino community.  Some areas where she has been featured include Latina Style Magazine, in the January 2010 issue of Hoy Newspaper, as well as Chicago Tribune’s “Handling the Summer with Poise”, and the front cover of Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine’s “Woman’s Hall of Fame” edition.  She has also appeared on 60 minutes, CNN, and U.S.A. Today