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Thursday, November 8, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 44


In the news this week...

ELECTION PACKAGE: Hispanics on the Ballot
Hispanic candidates made a good showing in Tuesday's elections, claiming a number of leadership positions across the country.

Internet Domain ".biz" Makes Debut
Internet sites are getting a new nametag with .biz, which on Wednesday joined dot-com and other top-level Internet domains, the registry company for the domain said.

From Private Sector, A Challenger to SBA
For the past 48 years, banks seeking guarantees on small-business loans have had one option: the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Fox Proposes Creation of North American Security Policy
Mexican President Vicente Fox on Sunday proposed that his country, the United States and Canada create a North American security policy to cover aviation, airports, customs, immigration and anything related to drug trafficking and/or terrorism.

Hispanic Groups Urge Senate to Pass Energy Legislation
The Board of Directors of The Latino Coalition (TLC), the Latin American Management Association (LAMA), the Hispanic Business Roundtable (HBR) and the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) today called on the Senate leadership to pass comprehensive energy legislation before adjourning this year.

Longtime Hispanic Leader Dies
Longtime civic leader J.P. "Pete" Zepeda, founder of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the first Hispanic elected to countywide office, past away this week.

Hispanic Named to Census Bureau Advisory Committee
Fernando Soriano, director of the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) and associate professor of Human Development at California State University at San Marcos, has been named to the U.S. Census Bureau's Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population.

Montes Named SBA Regional Adminstrator
The U.S. Small Business Administration appointed Joseph O. Montes as a regional administrator for the SBA, overseeing Region VI, which includes Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Major League Baseball Expands Relationship with Minority-Owned Businesses
Major League Baseball recently announced an aggressive new phase of its Diverse Business Partners (DBP) Program, an initiative to cultivate new partnerships with minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

Small Firms Vital, SBA Chief Tells Hispanic Group
Hector Barreto, the new administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, gave the keynote speech Saturday at the annual awards dinner of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City.

Employment Opportunity

Director of Institutional Research for The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, WA. Salary Range: $58,000-$63,000 per year, plus excellent benefits. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college/university. Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a college/ university or equivalent institutional research office. Excellent communication skills and desire to work as a team member in a highly collaborative academic environment. Three years of supervisory experience of full-time professional staff. Experience developing data gathering tools, conducting complex data management and analysis using statistical software including SPSS and Excel. Desired Qualifications: Doctorate in a relevant field from an accredited college/university. Work experience in higher education. Closes: 10/29/01. Application packet must be obtained and completed in order to be considered. For app/info visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/clickad.asp?id=610
e-mail jobline@evergreen.edu; or call (360) 867-6361. Hearing/speech impaired may call (360) 867-6695 (TTY). EOE/AA/ADA.

Articles from HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine:
Hispanic Business magazine

HISPANIC BUSINESS 2001 EOY: Perfecting the Growth Spurt
The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., affect few industries as much as federal service contractors. But Juan “Jack” Mencia, CEO of The Cube Corp., knows how to adapt. His business savvy and entrepreneurial drive have helped him build a $42 million company in just seven years. In recognition of his success, Mr. Mencia has won HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 Award.

FEDERAL MARKETS: Why Small Firms Can’t Do Their Part
The federal government’s response to terrorism looks certain to include increased security, increased military spending, and an economic stimulus package. But a new report asks whether small businesses – the main engine of the U.S. economy – will benefit from this buildup.

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HBEvents.com provides information, coverage, and registration services for Hispanic Business Inc. events and educational services including the Hispanic Business magazine Entrepreneur of the Year.

HireDiversity.com, the recruiting branch of the family, offers an efficient place for minority job-seekers and diversity-minded employers to meet. The site also offers an array of diversity news.

SuperOnda.com is the site of the sister magazine of HISPANIC BUSINESS. It aims at passing along the Hispanic heritage of success to the next generation of young Hispanics. The site features a list of the best schools for Hispanic students, career development resources, musical and entertainment reports and much more.

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