Meet The Team
We started publishing and distributing our magazine back in September 2014 in the tri-state area ( basically Hagerstown, Martinsburg, Chambersburg) but due to the high demand we grew over the past months and now we cover from PA - Hanover, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Waynesboro; WV- Martinsburg, MD-Hagerstown, Frederick, Germantown, Rockville, Langley Park, Silver Spring. In the beginning we were a full Spanish publication. By November 2014 became a Bilingual Diversity Magazine. We have our articles in English and Spanish .
Founder & Editor-in-chief
Sergio Polanco, a native of Guatemala, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Conexiones Diversity Bilingual Magazine which provides educational information, entertainment, employment opportunities and news to the community. Polanco is responsible for the magazines’ overall business strategy including developing strategic partnerships, content production and graphic design.
In September 2014, Conexiones Magazine started as a Spanish-language only publication that reached Hagerstown, Martinsburg and Chambersburg. With its increased demand, Conexiones is now distributed in various counties within Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania with stories published in Spanish, English, Romanian and Chinese.
On September 8, 2015, Sergio Polanco received “Negocio del Año” 2015 Stellar Award State of Maryland.
Polanco is a community leader and the founder of multiple enterprises. In February 2014, he created “Café Conexiones,” a series of networking meetings for minority and women-owned businesses held at Hagerstown Community College. “Café Conexiones” is now also held in Frederick, Silver Spring, DMV area and Annapolis MD where he relocated now with his family due to the expansion of Conexiones market to the DMV and Anne Arundel County area. Polanco also launched ConexionesRadio, an online, local radio show that features news and podcasts on important community issues.
Sergio Polanco is presently the host of “Connecting Annapolis”, a television program on the Annapolis City television station, interviewing bilingual guests such as healthcare professionals, business owners, and government officials that have a social, economical and cultural impact on our viewers. The program airs on Comcast, channel 99 and Verizon, channel 34 and will also be available online.
On August 19, 2016, during Premios Latino Community Gala, Sergio Polanco received the Award for ‘The Most Important Bilingual Community Magazine” for the DMV and the Tri-State Area.
On October 26, 2017, during the proclamation of "The Guatemalan/American Day" at the Consulado de Guatemala, Silver Spring MD. Sergio Polanco received the Recognition of "The Successful Guatemalan Leader" for his effort and support our communities.
Sergio Polanco is always looking for an opportunity to bridge any gap between our cultures and our communities.
Editor / Translator & Marketing Coordinator
Gaby Polanco, a native of Romania is the Co-founder of Conexiones Diversity Bilingual Magazine.
Gaby is responsible for creating and delivering marketing ideas and activities.
She creates marketing materials, manages projects, and ensures company messages are consistent.
Researches competitive products by identifying and evaluating product characteristics, market share, pricing, and advertising; maintaining research databases.
Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
Monitors budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.
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