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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #75 -- Tuesday, June 15, 2004

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2004 Hispanic Business 500

An overview of our annual list.

First Franchises of Dallas-Based Pizza Chain Aimed at Hispanics Open in Denver

Franchise founder Antonio Swad hit on the Pizza Patron concept in 1986 when he opened his first pizza store in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood in Dallas.

Panelists Urge Charleston, S.C., Minority Businesses to Pool Resources

Minority-owned businesses must learn to collaborate their resources and take advantage of technology if they are to compete for today's business contracts, panelists stressed at Saturday's Congressional Black Caucus business conference in Charleston.

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Family, Education Drive New AOL Latino Campaign

AOL Latino, a Spanish-language version of America Online, breaks its biggest TV ad campaign today. The effort also incorporates radio, event, and viral marketing initiatives in select markets, the company said. Spending was not disclosed.

When Business Becomes a Family Affair

Family firms account for 80 percent of the world's businesses, and nearly 35 percent of family-controlled businesses, including Ford Motors, Wal-Mart and Anheuser-Busch, are Fortune 500 companies.

Digital Divide Is Narrowing As More Minorities Log on

Minorities are logging on in greater numbers, making cyberspace a more ethnically diverse place, according to a new study. And blacks and Hispanics increasingly are surfing the Web for their news.

The U.S. Latino Vote

Projections from the Los Angeles-based National Association of Elected Latinos and Appointed Officials, or NALEO, indicate that 6.9 million voters of Hispanic origin will vote in the U.S. presidential election on November 2.

Television Ratings: Fearing Miscount, Univision Sues

Univisión Communications is suing Nielsen Media Research over its electronic television rating system, charging that the system does not accurately portray Hispanics' viewing habits and that the ensuing ratings could sway advertisers away from the Spanish-language network.

CEOs Tell Bush to Back Larger Highway Spending

More than 200 business leaders have asked President Bush to reverse a veto threat and support the U.S. Senate's $318 billion highway construction bill.

CUBAN AMERICANS: Support for Kerry Growing

Democrat John Kerry enjoys a commanding lead over President Bush among Cuban Americans born in the United States and a decided edge among Cubans who arrived in the country after 1980.

Kerry Running Mate: the Hispanic Factor

Geraldine Ferraro, Joe Lieberman and now - maybe - Bill Richardson.

U.S. Banks Fail to Attract Immigrant Remittance Business

The entry of big U.S. banks into the business of handling immigrants' remittances of money back home was expected three years ago to produce a financial revolution…So far, the revolution does not seem to have panned out.

Gore Says Penelas Betrayed Democrats in 2000 Election

Former Vice President Al Gore, who lost the 2000 presidential election by 537 votes in Florida, on Saturday called Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas "the single most treacherous and dishonest person I dealt with during the campaign anywhere in America."

From the current issue of Hispanic Business Magazine...

Hispanic Business Magazine

A Family Affair

To mark the magazine's 25th year, we found three families who faced the challenges of accessing capital, buying a home, building a business, and educating their children families that form the bedrock of the Hispanic middle class.

Washington Insider

Best Federal Workplaces Named...Free Trade Decision...Another Border Issue


The True Story of Pedro Navaja

Friday, June 18, 2004
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Alliance West

Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA

New America Alliance’s (NAA) Spring Conference in San Juan

Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Ritz Carlton San Juan, 6961 Avenue of the Governors, Isla Verde

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