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Hispanic Business Magazine Announces Finalists for the 17th Annual Hispanic Business EOY® Awards in Los Angeles

October 2, 2007

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – September 21, 2007 – Hispanic Business magazine released a list of 15 finalists this week for its annual EOY Award, which celebrates entrepreneurial excellence in the U.S. Hispanic market. The EOY is Hispanic Business magazine's award to the individual it finds to be the entrepreneur of the year. The finalists will be honored at the 17th annual event on November 8 at the luxurious Marriott Downtown in Los Angeles.

Attended by luminaries from the worlds of government, business, and academia, Hispanic Business magazine's EOY Awards is dedicated to celebrating the successes of U.S. Hispanic entrepreneurs in five major categories: Heavy Industry, Infobusiness, Latina, Rising Star, and Trade Industry.

Faculty from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business judged the finalists and have named one winner for each of the five categories, as well as one overall EOY. The winners will be announced at the awards gala.

The finalists for the 17th-annual Hispanic Business magazine EOY Awards are:

Heavy Industry
•Carlos Garcia, President, CEO & Owner of Kira Inc. in Miami, Florida
•Julio Gesklin, President & CEO of Craftsman Custom Metals in Schiller Park, Illinois
•Luis Ajamil, President & CEO of Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc. in Miami, Florida

•Bill M. Miera, President & CEO of Fiore Industries Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico
•Merrell Virgen, President and Creative Director of Virgen Advertising in Las Vegas, Nevada
•Anthony R. Jimenez, President & CEO of MicroTech LLC in Vienna, Virginia

•Lynette Spano, President & CEO of SCI Consulting Inc. in Vienna, Virginia
•Tillie Hidalgo Lima, President & CEO of Best Upon Request Corporate Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio
•Nina G. Vaca, Founder, CEO & Chairwoman of Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc. in Dallas, Texas

Rising Star
•Capone De Leon, Owner of ManJon Studios in San Antonio, Texas
•Fabian Videla, CEO of Smarter Investments Corp. in Jacksonville, Florida
•Salvador Alejandro Soto, President & CEO of DeSoto Translation & Marketing Inc. in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Trade Industry
•Cervantes "Buddy" Roybal, Owner/President of Coronado Paint & Decorating Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico
•Misael Rosario, CEO of Century Metals and Supplies Inc. in Miami Gardens, Florida
•Lorenzo Cabrera, President & CEO of Cabrera Services Inc. in East Hartford, Connecticut

The annual gala dinner has featured inspirational keynote addresses by such high-profile speakers as Fabián Núñez, speaker of the California State Assembly, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and former Energy and Transportation Secretary Federico Peña.

At his year's gala, Dr. Jerry I. Porras, Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, and director of the Leading and Managing Change Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his visionary approach to management that has served as a proven model in successful companies globally.

Cadillac is the official sponsor for the 17th-annual Hispanic Business EOY Awards.

Hispanic Business Media is:

Hispanic Business® magazine – The award-winning print magazine that provides readers around the world with the most relevant news on the U.S.-Hispanic economy.® – The foremost content-driven, real-time interactive site that brings your brand to a market of 325,000 unique monthly visitors.

Hispanic Business Events – Features and draws the nation's most affluent and influential Hispanic leaders through the Hispanic Business magazine EOY® Awards for entrepreneurial excellence, and the Woman of the Year (WOY) Awards.

HispanTelligence® – A unique data reporting service offering invaluable, on-target information on the U.S.-Hispanic sector.® – Expanding your value proposition through diversity recruiting and development services.

Hispanic Business® magazine,®, Hispanic Business magazine EOY®,®, EOY®, and HispanTelligence® are registered trademarks of Hispanic Business Inc. 2007 Hispanic Business Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact: Mario X. Carrasco
(805) 964-4554 x803

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