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Inside the June 2009 Issue

HB500 Sector Analysis: Many Industries Enjoyed Success, Thrived in 2008

In the world of business, a major recession does not necessarily mean everybody suffers together. Bright spots always exist. Sometimes the trend-beaters are individual companies, and sometimes -- as this year's HB 500 shows -- they are entire industries. Surprisingly, despite Wall Street's ignominious role in the unraveling of the U.S. economy, the financial sector was a stellar performer within the HB 500. ...continue

Ana Madan Puts a Brighter Sheen on the Golden Arches

You might agree with Ana Madan's refrain that ketchup runs in her veins. The 49-year-old entrepreneur owns and operates six McDonald's restaurants in Northern New Jersey. Correction: high-volume McDonald's restaurants. Meaning busy. Meaning successful. True, she may have had a leg up of sorts. Her father, Roberto Madan, became a McDonald's owner/operator in the late 1970s, while Ms. Madan was a teenager. But in those days she never pictured being a McDonald's career woman. ...continue

Backing Up Couldn't Be Easier Easy With SanDisk Ultra Backup

Vicious malware. Faulty, exploding batteries. An unfortunate incident with an in-flight beverage service. Sure, if you're careful, these are unlikely. But any one of these could ruin your day by fritzing out your computer when you need it most. Say, on a business trip, when you are carrying crucial digital presentations in that laptop. Backing up your files used to be a laborious process. No longer. Just push that button on the SanDisk Ultra Backup. ...continue

The 500's Top Energy Companies

Amid a recession and unsteady markets, HispanicBusiness' Top 10 Energy Companies have found ways to cope and thrive. For the first time in the 27-year history of the HispanicBusiness 500 list of top Hispanic-owned companies, HispanicBusiness Magazine is highlighting a new sector: energy. ...continue

HB 500 Persevere Through Bearish Year

With 2007 marking the start of the worst recession since the 1930s -- and with the annual Fortune 500 list recently reporting its worst slump ever -- it would be fair to expect the HispanicBusiness 500 suffered the same fate. But they didn't. ...continue

30 Years of Hispanic Business Media: From Newsletter to Multimedia

For the past 30 years, HispanicBusiness Magazine has been the definitive source for information on the U.S. Hispanic market. And as the publishing industry journeys through a revolutionary shift into the digital age, HispanicBusiness Media has transformed into a multimedia company that stands ready to deliver information across multiple digital and print platforms. ...continue

HB 30th Anniversary: Testimonials

HispanicBusiness Magazine readers tell us what the magazine means to them and how it has affected their lives. Bonus online feature: even more reader testimonials! ...continue

Economic Outlook: Glimmers of Hope Amid Rough Patches

As we approach the second half of 2009, it's a good sign the rate of economic contraction is slowing. As consumer confidence grows, the Gross Domestic Product's rate of decline appears to be stabilizing, as does the national rate of job losses -- both metrics providing "glimmers of hope." That's the way it is these days -- we search the skyline for glimmers. ...continue

Corner Office: The HB 500

We publish the 27th HispanicBusiness 500 at a time when the pillars of the U.S. economy are shaking. Yet the HispanicBusiness 500, if one considers a key metric, managed to post an increase in total sales revenue this year. In 2007, the 500 posted revenue of $36.13 billion, compared with $36.15 billion in 2008, amounting to an increase of 0.1 percent. But let's not make too much hay out of this single fact. ...continue

Photo Galleries: HispanicBusiness 30th Anniversary Online Feature

On the occasion of HispanicBusiness' 30th Anniversary, our graphics department has arranged for two special online photo galleries. One, an account in pictures of photographer Matt Graves' visit to the facilities of Venoco, which tops our new list of largest Energy sector companies. The second, a sampling from the past 27 years worth of HB500 covers. ...continue

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