>>LAST CALL for Your Company to Get Recognized!

For one more week, HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine is accepting Company Profiles for consideration to be part of the 25th anniversary of the Hispanic Business 500 -- to be featured in the June 2007 issue.

To be considered, please complete* and return the 2007 HISPANIC BUSINESS Company Profile survey by Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

This information is important to determine qualifications for our prestigious directories of the Hispanic Business 500, featured in the June 2007 issue, and the Hispanic Business Fastest-Growing 100, featured in the July/August 2007 issue, as well as to analyze the business trends of Hispanic firms.

*In order to be considered, the following areas must be completed:
  • Company information
  • Ownership Information
  • Financial Data
  • Signature


  • Return your survey via fax to 805-964-6139 by Wednesday, March 28, 2007.


    Top Stories

    HISPANIC MARKET

    When Dallas-based Pizza Patron decided to accept Mexican pesos, it created a promotional campaign featuring the Mexican flag and the slogan "Bienvenido Paisano," or "Welcome Countryman."
    As Congress gears up to tackle a major immigration bill and towns across America are passing ordinances designed to curb illegal immigration, businesses are embracing immigrants --- legal and illegal --- as customers, and facing a backlash.

    Thalia Adds Radio Show to Branding Strategy
    Thalia is one of those stars who want to do it all -- she's an actress, composer, singer, businesswoman. Now add radio talk-show host to the list.

    Pew: English, Education Reflect Which Hispanics Are Online
    Hispanics who use the Internet are more than likely to speak and read English fluently, be U.S. born, and have higher education levels than Hispanics who don't go online, according to a study released Wednesday. Those characteristics help explain the gap in Internet usage between Hispanics and non-Hispanics.


    SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

    Persistence Key Ingredient in Milagro Packaging's Recipe
    Dolores Rodriguez, founder of Dundee, Mich. based Milagro Packaging, knows that persistence is imperative on the path to success.

    Building a Family Business to Last
    Forget for a moment the dismal statistics about family business survival. If you want your family business to endure, strengthen it from the foundation up. Making a conscious choice to create a long-lived company is the first step in building a strong foundation.

    Corporations Reach Out, Offer Tips
    A roundtable discussion at the Florida Regional Minority Business Council's annual expo focused on the challenges of getting business from corporate America.


    POLITICS

    Commentary: GOP's Romney Outlines Latin-American Plan
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2008. As Persident Bush was concluding his own trip to Latin America, Mr. Romney's campaign offered the candidate's own assessment on dealing with the region.

    Richardson Watch
    Keeping tabs on New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as he seeks the Democratic nomination for president ...

    Gonzales, Rove Had Early Role in Firings
    E-mails released Thursday indicate that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and top presidential adviser Karl Rove had early involvement in a plan to fire U.S. attorneys.

    HispanTelligence Research
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    U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has surged to nearly $700 billion and is projected to reach as much as $1 trillion by 2010. The rate of growth is nearly three times the overall national rate over the past decade.

    Search the 2005 HB 500...
    Search the 2005 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

    U.S. Hispanic Media Market: Projections to 2010
    Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.

    From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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    Exclusive: The man behind a video biography of Governor Bill Richardson examines the first nationally known Hispanic to run for the White House.

    Four Ways to Lower Your Taxes
    No, it's not too late. Even if you find yourself digging through stacks of junk mail and takeout menus to unearth scrunched up receipts and charitable donation slips that you just swore you didn't throw away, there is still time to save on your 2006 tax returns.

    The Final Say: Gregorio Luke
    Talking to Gregorio Luke, director of the Museum of Latin American Art, is like chatting with a cyclone. The former consul of Cultural Affairs for the Mexican government in Los Angeles caroms around the grounds of the Long Beach, California institution, pointing at contemporary pieces [post 1945] created by artists in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.






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