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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #70 -- Tuesday, May 11, 2004


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Resources

New Online Entrepreneur Center

Current and aspiring small business owners can access the site to instantly learn about the basic components of business ownership, including financing, accounting, marketing, production and selling.

Merlin Muffler & Brake Chain Launches Bilingual Franchisee Program

The program, called TLP (Two Language Program), is designed to assist a bilingual franchisee candidate in purchasing his or her new Merlin franchise by means of an equity grant in the amount of $10,000.

EVENT: Latino Consumers Woo Major Brands

Now in its fifth year, the U.S. Hispanic Market Boom, to be held June 10-11 in Los Angeles, is attracting a rich repertoire of corporations.

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Company: Fuentez Systems Concepts Inc.
City: North Charleston,
State: South Carolina
Year Established: 1983

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Headlines

Hispanic Foods Expo Planned for Miami

Sao Paulo-based Fispal, which organizes the largest food industry expo in Latin America, is planning its first food trade show in the United States to offer Latin American treats to U.S. supermarkets, distributors and other buyers.

Kerry Working Hard to Capture Hispanic Vote

In coming weeks, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry will attempt to overcome the advantage that President George W. Bush - with more time and money to work with - has been able to secure with Hispanic voters in the United States.

Nielsen Retains Latino Policy Group To Probe Hispanic Ratings

Nielsen Media Research, which is bracing for a new found of attacks against its local people meter rollout from an influential pressure group, Monday announced a step intended to dispel some concerns over the accuracy of its measurement of ethnic viewers.

Bestfoods Taps Into Hispanic Market

Irvine-based Mendoza, Dillon & Asociados Inc. hopes to help client Unilever Group's Bestfoods tap into the growing U.S. Hispanic market.

SBA Loans Facing Cuts

Would-be entrepreneurs would find it costlier and likely harder to get federal loans under a White House plan that has some lenders, Congress members, and small-business advocates worried.

San Antonio Express-News Newspaper Unveils Bilingual Publication

The San Antonio Express-News is launching a new product today, a bilingual weekly newspaper called Conexion that will be sold by subscription and at newsstands.

New Hispanic Marketing Campaigns

Cingular Wireless, Mott's and Volkswagen launch new Hispanic-market campaigns.

Democrats Unveil Election-Year Immigration Bill

Congressional Democrats unveiled broad immigration legislation Tuesday that is more likely to cement election-year battle lines than to overhaul the immigration system as both parties vie for the allegiance of an ever-growing bloc of Hispanic voters.

Eight Distinguished Latinos Recognized by Calif. Legislators

As part of Cinco de Mayo festivities, eight distinguished Latinos were honored in the California Assembly on Monday for contributions to music, poetry, literature, journalism and entertainment.

Growth in Supply of Immigrants Cut American Workers' Pay, Top Economist Says

Two decades' growth in the supply of immigrant workers cost native-born American men an average $1,700 in annual wages by the year 2000, a top economist has concluded.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business Magazine...

Hispanic Business Magazine

The Kings of Comebacks

Remember when portal, browser, and e-mail were new concepts? Three Hispanic pioneers of the Internet share what they learned from the boom-bust cycle.

What Works

Three companies show how smart investments can make a difference on the bottom line. The businesses that make the best technology investments are those that begin with one question: What problem can it solve?

Events

May Fiesta

Friday, May 14, 2004
Kiener Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri

The Last American Bar

Friday, May 14, 2004
Northwest Campus Auditorium, UCLA

Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF) Casino Night Gala

Saturday, May 15, 2004
The Ritz Carlton - Coconut Grove -- 3300 South West 27 Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 USA

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Ace Hardware Corporation

Corporate Loss Prevention Specialist

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