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Gov. Charlie Crist (center) at a Black History celebration, is at the forefront of Florida's effort to preach diversity.
Fearing another presidential cliff-hanger, Florida's Republican leaders are amping up their outreach to minority voters who they believe could provide the muscle to put a GOP White House contender over the top.

Martinez Cuts Short Tenure as RNC Chair
U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida announced Friday that he is stepping down immediately as chairman of the Republican National Committee -- months before a planned resignation early next year.

Born Negotiator
Growing up in two worlds, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson has learned to see issues from both sides.

Pollster Zogby Sets Up Shop in Miami
The arrival of high-profile polling firm Zogby International in Miami highlights the region's potential to become a Latin American and Hispanic opinion research hub.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Business Booms: Latinas Opening Their Own Doors
From 1997 to 2006, the number of Latina-owned firms increased by 121 percent, according to a study by the Center for Women's Business that analyzed census data. As of 2006, 745,246 firms were owned 51 percent or more by Latinas employing 277,683 people and generating nearly $46 billion in sales, the study finds.

Events Focus on Minority-owned Firms
Whether you are a minority business owner or a corporation looking for diversity in your suppliers, two upcoming events could be the ticket.

Hispanic Group Cancels K.C. Convention
A Hispanic civil-rights organization has canceled its 2009 convention in Kansas City, Mo., due to a controversial appointment by the city's mayor.


HISPANIC MARKET / MOVES

Verizon Names Emilio Gonzalez as VP - Strategic Alliances
Emilio Gonzalez has been named vice president - strategic alliances for Verizon, effective November 1.

Study: Migrants Leave Huge Worldwide Money Trail
The first-ever study of global remittances found that migrants sent more than $300 billion home to their families last year, with India edging out Mexico as the top recipient.

Frank Alvarez Selected as President, CEO of HSF
The Board of Directors of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund concluded its national search today by announcing the selection of Frank D. Alvarez of Tucson, AZ, as the next president of the largest Hispanic higher education scholarship organization in the country.

HispanTelligence Research
Media
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.

Search the 2007 HB 500...
Search the 2007 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Influential Eddie Perez is the mayor of Hartford, Connecticut.
The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics® list always presents a stellar assembly, but perhaps this year – with two astronauts, a NASA engineer, the writer behind the newest Star Trek theatrical film, and the NASA Vision Award-winning writer for two Star Trek TV series – it's more star-struck than usual.

Rooting for Hispanic Dollars
Sports franchises work to gain, retain interest of valuable fan base.

The Final Say: Gilbert F. Casellas
As chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1994-97, Gilbert F. Casellas was a vigorous enforcer and educator. He continues those efforts, both as an employment-law attorney at the Washington D.C. law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky, and in the nonprofit world.






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