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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #91 -- Tuesday, October 5, 2004

GeoScape (2004)


Number of Hispanic-owned Service Firms Surges

2004 Hispanic Business 500

Advertisers Missing out on English-dominant Hispanics

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Minorities Majority in More Areas

From sprawling urban areas to rural counties, racial and ethnic minorities outnumber whites in more parts of the country, according to 2003 Census estimates out today.

Debating Skills Come in Handy in Business

Although debate teams will likely remain a breeding ground for future lawyers and the politically ambitious, debate coaches are seeing more and more of their former students at or near the top of companies.

Supplier Diversity Success

As part of its commitment to minority business development, Toyota is committed to finding new and different ways of helping MBEs grow their companies. Opportunity Exchange has generated more than $95 million worth of business for minority-owned companies.

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Bush Signs Iowa Tax Cut

President Bush on Monday signed into law a $146 billion tax cut bill in this up-for-grabs state, one month before the hotly contested election that pits him against Democrat John Kerry.

Kerry Leads Arizona Hispanics, But Undecideds Up

A substantial majority of Arizona Hispanics support John Kerry over President Bush, but a growing number are undecided, a new poll says.

Cowboys Agree to Seek Minority Contractors

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to make a "good faith" effort to ensure participation by minority- and women-owned businesses in every aspect of the team's proposed stadium.

Federal Contracts to Small-biz Not Enough

Despite an unprecedented growth in federal procurement, the number of contracts awarded to small businesses did not increase.

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Launches Search for New Executive Director

The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC), the state's leading Hispanic business advocacy organization, today launched a national search for a new Executive Director.

TROPICAL NIGHTS: Celebs Strut the Catwalk in Hot New Threads

The full-scale fashion show, "Vogue Colecciones," was enjoyed by over 500 VIPs who were treated to dinner and dancing with blond bombshell and purported Ricky Martin squeeze Rebecca de Alba as emcee.

Massive Latino March in California Against Border Patrol

A protest march more than a thousand people strong descended on this town on the U.S.-Mexican border Saturday to demand an end to the U.S. Border Patrol's Operation Guardian.

Real Estate Convention to Focus on Hispanic Homeownership

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals is holding their annual convention in Denver this weekend, as the city reflects the dramatic growth of the Latino marketplace.

Circ. Auditing Begins For Hispanic Community Papers

Gemstone Communications Wednesday announced plans for a national audit of Hispanic community newspapers in the U.S.

Telemundo Sets Sights on the Young and the Bilingual

Telemundo plans to pour money and manpower into its entertainment cable channel, mun2, as the competition for young, bilingual Hispanic TV viewers intensifies.

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Hispanic Household Income

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NCLR's Evolution

The nation's largest Hispanic rights advocacy group takes steps in a new direction.


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Saturday, October 9, 2004
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Hispanic Festival

Saturday, October 9, 2004
Augusta Commons, Augusta, Georgia

2004 Edgewater-Rogers Park Career & Small Business Expo

Saturday, October 9, 2004
Broadway Armory, Chicago, IL

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