THROGGS NECK - Five Hispanic women from the Bronx were honored by the city's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at a special luncheon today in Throggs Neck.
Jaleene Rodriguez, 27, was the youngest woman honored at the event. Rodriguez, along with her family, runs the Don Coqui restaurant chain that has two locations in Westchester and one on City Island. Rodriguez called the honor "overwhelming" and said she was very excited.
Another honoree was Diane Morales, who founded the Phipps Neighborhood nonprofit to help the underprivileged in the Bronx. Morales says her organization focuses on education and career readiness.
All five women recognized were chosen from a competitive application pool after they were nominated by friends and co-workers.