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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #92 -- Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Entrepreneur Of The Year


2004 Hispanic Business 500

Hispanics Continue to Favor Democratic Party

Hispanic TV Advertising up by 74 Percent from '98 to '03

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A Fresh Look at Marketing Your Outfit

If your thoughts don't go much beyond a new letterhead or logo, think again. There are far more effective options for raising the profile an existing business.

House Passes Corporate Tax Bill

The House, by a vote of 280 to 141, gave final approval last night to a far-reaching tax bill that provides a rich array of breaks to manufacturing companies, energy producers and small businesses.

Labor Secretary Chao to Host Second Opportunity Conference for Minority Communities

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao will host the 2004 Opportunity Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington on Tuesday, October 12, 2004.

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Poll: Hispanic Vote in 2004 Elections More Divided Than in Past

The Democratic Party has traditionally counted on substantial support from Latino voters, but this year Hispanics are very divided between Sen. John Kerry and Republican George W. Bush, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Bush and Kerry Campaign Bandwagons Pull Into New Mexico

New Mexico, which carries five electoral college votes out of a total 538, is home to many Hispanic voters.

Immigration is Issue to Avoid

That California's massive electoral vote total is a foregone conclusion allows the candidates of the major U.S. political parties to sidestep the most volatile issue in the state: immigration.

LULAC: Bush and Kerry Must Reach Out to Hispanics

The head of the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization complained Thursday that the presidential candidates are not speaking out enough on topics of interest to Hispanics.

In Colorado Race, Two Very Different Choices

Coors, Salazar vie for a seat that could tip the balance of power in the Senate.

Wall Street Looking Into Hispanic Community

The Hispanic market is hot, and that heat is starting to attract the big-money investors -- private equity firms.

Skating Icon Uses Hands-on Approach With Business

Widely considered the most aggressive and cocky of the Z-Boys, Tony Alva found himself on the cover of just about every skateboarding magazine. In 1977, at age 19, he blew off sponsorships from established skateboard manufacturers and started his own company.

U.S. Ads' Message to Mexicans: Stay Home

The $450,000 TV and radio campaign, called "No Mas Cruces en la Frontera," is being test-marketed in Atlanta, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., before wider release in the United States. The ads appeared on Spanish-language media through September.

Bilingual Characters Join PBS Lineup for Children

"Maya & Miguel" and the "Arthur" spinoff "Postcards From Buster" are the latest entries in the growing "PBS Kids Go!" block of programming for elementary school-age viewers.

Reflejos Gets a New Look

The voice of suburban Hispanics just got stronger.

Viacom Buys a 10 Percent Stake in SBS

The Coconut Grove-based Spanish Broadcasting System has forged a strategic alliance with the media giant Viacom in hopes of boosting its own national profile.

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Home, Sweet Equity

Rapidly increasing homeownership in the Hispanic economy is helping fuel business expansion as a growing number of Hispanics tap into their home equity to fund entrepreneurial ventures.

Platform Differences: Republican vs. Democratic Views

Republican proposals include health plan co-ops, education initiatives, and immigration reform. The Democratic platform offers tax credits, education initiatives, and immigration reform.


Brazarte Dance Performance, Haitian Hurricane Relief

Friday, October 15, 2004
Manuel Artime Theater, Miami, FL

9th Annual Latino Diamante Awards

Saturday, October 16, 2004
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Latino Success Entrepreneur Coaching Seminar

Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Radisson Hotel I-40 & Carlisle Blvd. Albuquerque, NM

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