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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #57 -- Thursday, February 12, 2004




California Lawmakers Seek Latina Entrepreneurs to Help Forge Ties with Mexico

Two state senators are looking for Latina entrepreneurs to join them in a trade delegation to Mexico.

Preparing for Tax Time

Yes, even now, there are a few smart moves left for the previous year's taxes. And there's much to do now for the new year.

Secrets And Struggles Of a Serial Entrepreneur

As a serial entrepreneur, Glenn Paul had a wealth of information to impart to a recent breakfast meeting of the Newark Technology Group. "Whatever you do, don't try to save money on the CFO."

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U.S. Expands Crackdown on Travel to Cuba -- Freezes Assets of 10 Companies

U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow announced Tuesday that the Bush administration is cracking down on illegal travel to Cuba by freezing the assets of Cuban-run travel companies and prohibiting U.S. citizens and residents from doing business with those companies.

GMAC Settles Suit Charging Discrimination Against Blacks, Hispanics

General Motors Acceptance Corp., the nation's second-largest auto lender, agreed Tuesday to settle a 6-year-old class-action lawsuit that accused the company of allowing dealers to improperly raise interest rates for black and Hispanic car buyers.

Hispanic Coalition Wants More for Illegals

A coalition of 30 Hispanic community groups pledged Tuesday to take advantage of President Bush's recent immigration proposal by pushing for "concrete and immediate" changes to help undocumented workers.

Small-Business Office Rolls Out Red Carpet in Palm Beach County

On Saturday, small businesses will be able to apply for certification with the county, West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County School District, the South Florida Water Management District or the state of Florida.

Long Beach, Calif.-Based Mexican Restaurant Chains Compete for Market Share

More than half the respondents in a survey by the National Restaurant Association say they eat Mexican food often. Mexican food now ranks with Italian food as the nation's most popular ethnic cuisine, ahead of Chinese food, according to the survey.

National Hispanic Corporate Council Names Carlos A. Pagoaga the New Chair

Carlos Pagoaga has recently been named the Chair of the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC).

Dubya's Wrong Turns

How has the President sunk so quickly in the polls? He can thank missing jobs and WMDs, too much red ink, a Medicare backlash...

Porter Novelli Names New Director for Latin America Region

Porter Novelli today announced the appointment of Fernando Figueredo as director of the agency's Latin American region.

New Microloan Program a Boon to Small Salt Lake Firms

Three ventures debuted, a young owner emerged and an established business upgraded dramatically in the six months since multiple $25,000 loans were made available to Salt Lake City businesses by a $250,000 grant from the city to the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund.

Investors' Interest in Latin America Grows

Equity investors are showing renewed but cautious interest in Latin America this year with Brazil and Mexico standing out as the most attractive destinations for capital, according to a survey by KPMG released Thursday.

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Battleground '04

Hispanic voters in five key states could tip the balance in this year's presidential election.

A Passion For The Work

Members of the Corporate Elite credit their cultural work ethic and enthusiasm for their success.


NSHMBA Dallas-Ft. Worth Quarterly Membership Meeting

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Second Annual Urban Fashion Awards Show

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Immigration Law Compliance – A Conference for Employers

Friday, February 27, 2004
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