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April 2004 Blog Posts (43)

ETC reaches agreement with NAHREP

RISMEDIA, April 15 - A memorandum of understanding has been established between Employee Transfer Corporation (ETC) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), according to ETC Senior Vice President Frances Martinez Myers. The goal is to identify real estate related firms (real estate brokers, real estate appraisers, home inspectors and household good movers) that are Hispanic-owned and who would be interested in providing real estate services for ETC and its… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 15, 2004 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Pilot plan to support Hispanic entrepreneurs

First Data Corp. is funding an $800,000 pilot program in Denver to support and increase the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs. The project, to be formally announced Friday at the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual conference and expo, will be paid for out of a $10 million "empowerment fund" launched in March by First Data and its subsidiary Western Union.

First Data spokeswoman Danielle Jimenez said the center will provide a business-information clearinghouse to help… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 15, 2004 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Thalia launches magazine aimed at Hispanic women

AP, NY - Latin pop star Thalia, who already has made her mark in the music, fashion and television industries, now wants to add magazine publishing to her résumé. A three-issue monthly named Thalia was released by the singer Tuesday during appearances at Grand Central Terminal and at a Kmart.

The publication will run two more issues - in May and June - then continue based on consumer response, said Stuart Zakim, spokesman for publisher American Media.

"Thalia has said it's… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 15, 2004 at 6:42pm — No Comments

New study on Hispanic internet users

The second annual U.S. Hispanic Cyberstudy, released yesterday, finds that while U.S. Hispanics are relatively new to the Internet, they are quickly making it an integral part of their daily lives. In addition, Hispanics are outpacing the general online market in their use of some of the Internet's most advanced features.

According to the survey, which was conducted among at-home Internet users by America Online and RoperASW, 20 percent of Hispanics web users have been online at home… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 15, 2004 at 4:59pm — No Comments

State project could help teachers & Hispanic kids

By Angie Thompson, The Tifton Gazette

TIFTON - The rapid influx of Spanish-speaking students into the public schools in Dalton and Whitfield County prompted leaders there to develop what is now known as "The Georgia Project," a nationally-recognized program used as a model for classroom improvement in communication.

Erwin Mitchell, the program's founder, told those who attended "The Georgia Project: Celebrating Diversity in Georgia" seminar Tuesday at ABAC, that since Tift… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 15, 2004 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Hispanic women refute stereotypes

There's a new outlet for Hispanic women who want to develop professionally and for other women who are interested in Hispanic issues. The group, Hispanic Professional Women in Alabama, held its first meeting on March 23th, 2004 at the Summit Club downtown Birmingham. The organization is meant to provide networking and social opportunities for women.

"One of my objectives with this is to try to show Americans that Hispanics are not only construction workers and are not only the women… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 13, 2004 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Understanding The Voting Power Of Hispanics

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2004--The rapidly growing Hispanic voter-base is becoming a powerful constituency in the U.S. political landscape, greatly influencing pivotal races around the country. According to the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute, out of 40 million Hispanics in the U.S., 16 million Hispanic citizens are eligible to vote in the upcoming 2004 Presidential election and 8.8 million of those are projected to be registered by Election Day.

To demystify the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 13, 2004 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Josh Valdez

Has been named senior VP of network development for Blue Cross of California. Reporting directly to the Blue Cross CEO and President David Helwig, Mr. Valdez becomes the company's highest-ranking Hispanic.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 12, 2004 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Robert García

The National Puerto Rican Coalition has honored former Congressman Robert García with its Life Achievement Award. Mr. García was first elected to public office in 1965 when he won a seat in the New York State Assembly.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 12, 2004 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Hispanic outreach program expands

Appleton, WI - A $10,000 grant from the United Way’s Community Investment Fund will help expand the Hispanic Outreach Program and improve services such as a parenting program and immigration support program.

The program, a four-year-old service offered by the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay, gets more than 300 calls a month from Hispanic families who need assistance in areas such as education, interpretation, housing and food.

Since the organization moved to… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 12, 2004 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Elsa E. Perez

Perez, a vibrant 66-year-old, spends her days as a case worker with the Indiana Health Center, helping farm workers with things like language barriers, health and school.

The roundtable also awarded President's awards to Manuel Herrera, Mary Medina, Nina Hernandez and Bill Henry. All are known for helping people in Grant County's Hispanic community for years to resolve problems, settle in and feel welcomed.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 12, 2004 at 4:59pm — No Comments

New Money Transfer Product for Hispanic Clients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -BB&T Corporation today said it has introduced a new money transfer product for its Hispanic clients. "EnvioFacil," or EasySend, will allow Hispanics to transfer money back home by simply visiting one of BB&T's Hispanic Banking Centers.

BB&T has introduced Hispanic Banking Centers throughout the BB&T footprint targeted at meeting the unique financial needs of the Hispanic market.

"BB&T's goal has been to build a bridge from the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 12, 2004 at 4:40pm — No Comments

The Hispanic Society of America is commemorating its centennial

NYC, NY -A museum of Spanish art, history and culture in northern Manhattan is commemorating its centennial with performances of Spanish flamenco music and dance, Mexican folk music and Latin-American music, as well as rotating exhibits of Spanish art and cultural objects.

The Hispanic Society of America is using its 100th birthday to draw attention to the Hamilton Heights institution and attract people north of the well-worn sidewalks of Museum Mile.

"For a number of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 12, 2004 at 4:09pm — No Comments

NAHP Foundation - Scholarships are still available

Washington DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--March 30, 2004--Scholarships are still available for qualified students thanks to a generous donation of $10,000 from PepsiCo to NAHP Foundation’s 2004 fiscal year.

The Foundation’ scholarship programs support students who are pursuing careers in graphic design, journalism and/or publishing industry management. To apply, students must be of Hispanic heritage, incoming freshmen and submit the application form by May 30.

Two students from… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 11, 2004 at 5:59am — No Comments

Hispanic employment program offers scholarships

Utah -The Hispanic Employment Program Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for 2004 scholarships. The purpose of HEPCU is to increase access to and participate in all levels of recruiting, hiring, retaining, and promoting of qualified Hispanics for the Federal government in the State of Uath.

Criteria and scholarship application are available on the new HEP Web site, www.hepcu.org.

Application deadline is June 1. For more information, contact Dan Gomez at Ext.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 11, 2004 at 12:12am — No Comments

Latinos advised not to overlook own community

Toledo, OH -One of the country's top philanthropy experts told a group of local college officials and Hispanic activists in Toledo yesterday the Latino community is probably the greatest untapped resource for donations.

Dr. Lilya Wagner, director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University, said, though, that many people don't know how to access the Hispanic community or mistakenly believe that it's not a financially giving group.

Dr. Wagner met with… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 10, 2004 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Marc Lenis

Blackhawk Bancorp Inc. announced Friday the nomination of Marc Lenis, president and chief executive officer of La Voz Latina, to it's board of directors. La Voz Latina is the largest Hispanic community based organization in the stateline area.

Added by NSHP Editor on April 9, 2004 at 6:35pm — No Comments

USHCC Political Empowerment Award Winners

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) recognized six member Hispanic chambers of commerce for their outstanding political advocacy efforts at the USHCC 14th Annual Legislative Conference, held last month in Washington, DC. The chambers were awarded the USHCC’s new Political Empowerment Awards. Sponsored by Altria Group, Inc., the awards recognize local Hispanic chambers that empower local Hispanic communities and bring the concerns of Hispanic businesses to the local, state and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 9, 2004 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Disney Donates $1 Million More To Hispanic Center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque's National Hispanic Cultural Center is getting another $1 million from former Disney Corp. board member Roy Disney for a new addition. He gave $1 million to the center three years ago.

The Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts will contain three auditoriums. The largest will be a 700-seat state-of-the-art venue that will present operas, plays and symphony concerts.

"There is a magnet here that could be performances of something really… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on April 9, 2004 at 3:23am — No Comments

Patricia Pliego Stout

San Antonio businesswoman Patricia Pliego Stout has been named by the Hispanic Business magazine as one of 25 Elite Women in corporate America for 2004. Stout is the president and owner of the Alamo Travel Group. Since founding the business in 1990, Alamo Travel has become one of the largest travel agencies in San Antonio

Added by NSHP Editor on April 6, 2004 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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