Even though the U.S. economy is in shambles, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of a remarkable boom. Little wonder, then, that the chamber's business expo on Thursday was twice the size of last year's. And that the 16th annual luncheon that accompanies it witnessed record attendance.
Unlike many of President Barack Obama's controversial cabinet picks, Karen Mills, the new leader of the U.S. Small Business Administration, last enjoyed unanimous Senate approval, with nary a peep of protest from a single legislator. But not everyone is cheering the venture capitalist's new role.
Sallie Mae, the nation's number one student loan provider, announced on April 6 that it will bring 2,000 outsourced jobs back into the United States, including those in information technology, call centers, and loan servicing. The organization's CEO of Sallie Mae told CNBC Monday that it was simply "the right thing to do," as the unemployment rate hits a new 25-year high.
Like one of her boldly colorful, well-assembled love shrines, Kathy Cano-Murillo's career has come together nicely. But for the woman dubbed the "Crafty Chica
," the road to mainstream success -- from selling her Mexican pop art out of her home to launching a mass-retail line of craft supplies -- was strewn with fabric scraps, paint and loads of glitter.
Stephen P. Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International Inc., is the new chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Multicultural & Diversity Advisory Council.