Featured Blog Posts – February 2017 Archive (10)

10 tips for successful business Networking

Want to make your business networking more effective? Here are ten tips to keep in mind.

Effective business networking is the linking together of individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become walking, talking advertisements for one another.

Keep in mind that networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and…


Added by HispanicPro on February 9, 2017 at 4:44am — No Comments

5 facts about Latinos and education

Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges. Over the past decade, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has declined and college enrollment has increased, even as Hispanics trail other groups in earning a bachelor’s degree.

The issue of…


Added by HispanicPro on February 9, 2017 at 4:34am — No Comments

Hispanic home-ownership rate surged in 2016

Only ethnic demographic to increase homeownership rate

The homeownership rate for Hispanics increased in 2016, contrary to other ethnic groups, who all saw a decrease in homeownership.

The homeownership rate among Hispanics increased to 46% in 2016, up from 45.6% the year before, according to a report from the National Association…


Added by HispanicPro on February 9, 2017 at 12:43am — No Comments

3 Ways You May Be Holding Yourself Back From Success

The only way to advance in a career—that is, to advance in the influence and impact you have on others—is to become someone whom others respect and with whom they want to work. For me, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome professionally was, quite honestly, me. During my thirties and early forties, I had to rewire some of my basic programming. I had to change how I…


Added by HispanicPro on February 6, 2017 at 4:06am — No Comments

Growing Latino population means new outreach efforts

Oregon’s Latino population continues to grow, spurring communities to improve their outreach.

A report by the Oregon Community Foundation titled “Latinos in Oregon” estimates 12 percent of the state’s population is now Latino, compared to 8 percent in 2000.

In some Eastern Oregon communities, the growth has been even more rapid.

Umatilla School…


Added by HispanicPro on February 6, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Despite Turmoil, Latinos In California Are Prospering

It's been a tense week for immigrants and people of color throughout the country, but there was some good news in California: a new study by the advocacy group National Council of La Raza points out that the state's Latinos, as a group, are doing much better in many areas.

"Latinos in the Golden State: An Analysis of Economic and Demographic Trends" reveals an…


Added by HispanicPro on February 6, 2017 at 3:52am — No Comments

Norwegian American Hospital commences historic and sustainable renovation project

Norwegian American Hospital (NAH), which has served the community of Humboldt Park for over 120 years, began a new phase in the development of the hospital with a groundbreaking ceremony of the first-floor transformation project on January 27 at 10:00 A.M. The event, hosted by José R. Sánchez, President and CEO, was held at the hospital located at 1044 N. Francisco…


Added by HispanicPro on February 2, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments

5 tips for stress-free Networking

Successful entrepreneurs know that networking is not a numbers game. It’s not about how many business cards you pass out or collect. It’s not about how many products you can sell or whom you can instantly impress, exploit or schmooze to get what you want.

Proper networking is a gradual process of making genuine connections with people and cultivating those…


Added by HispanicPro on February 2, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

Diversity doesn’t stick without inclusion

Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability and actually practicing them.

Part of the problem is that “diversity” and…


Added by HispanicPro on February 2, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

Deportation fears tied to poor birth outcomes for Hispanics

The threat of deportation from the United States may put pregnant Hispanic women and their babies at risk, researchers suggest.

In their study, the researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that the chances of both preterm birth and having low birth weight babies went up for pregnant women affected by a large-scale federal immigration raid in Iowa…


Added by HispanicPro on February 2, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

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