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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #93 -- Tuesday, October 19, 2004


2004 Hispanic Business 500

Hispanic Vote Critical in 22 States

Number of Hispanic-Owned Firms to Reach 2 Million in 2004

Create Your Hispanic Business Classified Ad Now!


HispanicBusiness.com Kicks Off First-Ever LiveChat

Join us on Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 12 p.m.* PST for our first-ever LiveChat: U.S. Economy -- 2005 Outlook for Hispanic Companies.

Minority Supplier Conference Comes to D.C.

The event, slated to run Sunday through Wednesday in Washington, D.C., connects hundreds of U.S.-based minority-run businesses with many of the world's largest companies such as General Motors, Microsoft Corp. and Procter & Gamble.

What Makes an Issue Hispanic

In some quarters, activists are griping about the recent presidential debates because they believe the two major candidates are ignoring issues of concern to Hispanic people.

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Colorado Becomes Unexpected Political Battleground

In Colorado, Republicans have enjoyed a registration boom, with a 180,000-voter advantage over Democrats. But the state's large bloc of Independents -- representing about a third of 2.7 million voters in the state, Provizer said -- puts any statewide race in flux.

Wealth Gap Gives Edge to Caucasians

The enormous wealth gap dividing white families from blacks and Latinos grew larger following the most recent recession, a private analysis of government data finds.

Hispanic Market Lures Equity Firms

RGG Capital Partners is riding a wave of private equity firms investing in companies focused on the Hispanic market, a population of 40 million consumers with buying power that now exceeds the gross national product of Mexico.

Herdez to Invest $15 Million in U.S., European Operations

Grupo Herdez, one of Mexico's largest food companies, said it planned to invest $15 million to expand operations in the U.S. Hispanic market and Spain

Boston Station Embraces Spanish Subtitles

WCVB-TV (Ch. 5) will aggressively target Boston's growing Hispanic population, when it launches a Spanish subtitles option on all its newscasts along with a broader outreach campaign.

SBA Loans in Nevada Rise Sharply

The Small Business Administration in Nevada guaranteed more than $200 million in loans in the latest fiscal year, nearly a 40 percent increase in SBA loan totals over the previous year.

Want New Google? Here's How to Get It

Anyone who's spent hours struggling to find a missing document on a computer hard drive will love Google's new desktop search program.

Countrywide Tops National Ranking of Minority Home Lenders

Countrywide provided 193,497 loans to Hispanic borrowers, or 12.6 percent of all home loans to Hispanics. An analysis by National Mortgage News showed Wells Fargo was No. 2 and Washington Mutual No. 3.

La Agencia de Orci Launches New Hispanic Ad Campaigns for Honda

Accord ads aim to show-off power and performance to Latino males.

I Want My Small-Biz TV!

Entrepreneurs have plenty of viewing choices when they kick back after a hard day of making the wheels of commerce spin. Here's a viewer's guide...

From the current issue of Hispanic Business Magazine...

Hispanic Business Magazine

The 100 Influentials

This year, the U.S. Hispanic community faces a complex mix of challenges, resulting in a fascinating selection for the 2004 Hispanic Business directory of 100 Most Influential Hispanics

Wooing Voters

Looking at the map, Hispanic advertising by the presidential campaigns seems all wrong. But experts say Hispanic voters in a handful of battleground states may benefit from the apparent misdirection.


2004 Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo

Friday, October 22, 2004
McCormick Place Convention Center Grand Ballroom

Networking San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Friday, October 22, 2004
San Francisco

Arlington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 4th annual Con Amigos Golf Tournament

Monday, October 25, 2004
Arlington, Texas

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California Lottery

The California State Lottery (Lottery) is inviting qualified advertising agencies to submit proposals for a four-year Hispanic market advertising services contract. The Lottery will consider proposals from advertising agencies, and/or partnerships and joint ventures which include an advertising agency and a media buying service. Agencies and joint ventures must, at the time of proposal submission: 1) have a minimum of 2 years experience performing Hispanic market advertising services; 2) have a minimum of $15 million in total account billings for calendar year 2003 of which at least $3 million must be in billings for projects other than media placement; 3) have an office in California; 4) be a legal business entity; and 5) meet the requirements set forth in the RFP. A draft RFP is anticipated to be released in late October 2004 and will be posted on the Lottery’s Web site www.calottery.com or a hard copy may be obtained by calling (916) 323-8078 or FAX (916) 327-1345. AEOE
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