After a hiatus, the Conga Room has returned to Los Angeles in style. Founding partner Brad Gluckstein and many of his celebrity partners, including Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Amaury Nolasco, Sheila E., Trevor Ariza, and Will.i.am (who headlined that night's performance), welcomed an appreciative crowd to the new 15,000-square-foot facility. HispanicBusiness.com spoke with Mr. Gluckstein about the Conga Room's reopening event, and his expectations for what's looking to be one of the most exciting venues in the city.
The economic crisis facing the nation presents serious challenges to minority-owned suppliers seeking to land elusive corporate contracts.
Are you thinking about the federal government as a possible place of employment
? A career with the federal government may well be the best way to seek refuge from the current economy. The national government has more than 1.7 million jobs and approximately 400 occupational specialties. But which agency is best to work for?
A couple of months back we told you about three of the Web-based businesses
we're most anticipating. One of them, Fonolo, has now moved into "public beta" mode, which means that anyone can try it out. Fonolo enables users to manage their customer service/phone bank experience, skipping many steps within a corporation's often-frustrating automated phone menus.
President Bush awarded the Rev. John P. Foley, founder of the Cristo Rey Network, the prestigious Presidential Citizens Medal in a ceremony Wednesday at the White House. The Cristo Rey Network, established in 2002, is an association of 22 schools across the nation. It has adopted a work-study model that has proven successful in helping Hispanic and other minority students gain entrance to college programs.