HispanicPro's Blog – July 2013 Archive (22)

Latino College Enrollment Rises, More Hispanics Graduating

The Education Trust’s new mini-brief Intentionally Successful: Improving Minority Student College Graduation Rates reveals Hispanic college enrollment at four-year schools increased by 22 percent between 2009 and 2011. The increase in enrollment for non-Hispanic white students during the same timeframe was 2.7 percent.

Using college enrollment and graduation data…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 29, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Latinos Could Be Key To Reviving Detroit Following Bankruptcy

Bankrupt. Dangerous. Vacant.

Such adjectives are typical in describing the demise of Detroit, a metropolis that was once one of America’s greatest cities. But in a southwestern neighborhood of Detroit, the future of the Motor City takes on a different description.

Hopeful. Young. Hispanic.

As Detroit makes history as the largest American city to…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 29, 2013 at 12:26am — No Comments

Toyota celebrates Latino business success

Toyota built on its long-term commitment to the U.S. Hispanic community at the 2013 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in New Orleans this past weekend by celebrating Latina entrepreneurs and giving away a 2014 RAV4 to a deserving attendee.

As the No. 1 car brand among Hispanics, Toyota sponsored the gathering for the 14th year, reinforcing its…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 25, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

More Latinos Consume News in English, Report Finds

An increasing number of Hispanics in the United States are getting their news in English, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center.

Eighty-two percent of Latino adults surveyed said that at least some of the news they followed in 2012 was in English, an increase from 78 percent in 2006. Nearly a third of Hispanics, 32 percent, said…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 25, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

First Ever Latinas in Sports Discussion At National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

The sizeable business opportunity related to Latinas in the U.S. sports industry will be examined during a high level session on Sunday, July 21st at the annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference hosted in New Orleans, LA from July 20th – 23rd.

Executives representing MLB, NASCAR, MLBAM and FOX will share their views and business outlooks on the…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 23, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments

Hispanic-owned businesses growing

Customers at Janitzio Restaurant in Caldwell have a clear view into the kitchen where they can watch owner Maria Chavez at work.

Chavez likes it that way. Over the eight years she has been making meals for the people who come through her doors, she has grown close with her regular customers. Their children even refer to her as Grandma Maria.

“I love my…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 23, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

Univision snags No. 1 TV rating in July

Univision expects to claim a coveted title this month: the most-watched network on television.

The Spanish-language broadcaster leads the July ratings race for adult viewers under 50, beating out the “Big Four” for the No. 1 spot in prime time. On Monday, Univision launched a bragging blitz with an open letter to ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC declaring “Número Uno is the…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 23, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

4 Smarter Ways to Work Your Connections

Getting a personal introduction to a strategic investor or business partner means everything to an entrepreneur. Likewise, executives depend on being able to pick up the phone to get insights into a new market or find the world's greatest marketing guy.

Business life has always been about connections. Business leaders spend decades building and cultivating those…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 21, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Networking secrets from the experts

Every college graduate, job seeker, and ambitious employee knows the value of networking, but the process of turning handshakes and business cards into a useful web of professional contacts can be daunting.

Evelyn Barahona, Joseline Mane, Colette Phillips, and Raj Sharma, however, have it figured out. These Boston businessmen and women have working a room — or an…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 20, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

Rise in Hispanics' Use of Social Media Boosts Companies

David Segura, CEO of VisionIT Inc., a Detroit-based provider of information technology managed services and talent management solutions, gets quite a charge when he comes across stakeholders such as clients, customers, job candidates and vendors who are up-to-date about many of his company’s activities.

The leader of the Hispanic-owned firm that specializes in…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 18, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

Latinos Outlive Whites in the U.S. by Four Years

Latinos outlive non-Hispanic whites in the United States by four years on average, and the disparity is even more striking in some states, according to a new report from Measure of America, a project of the Social Science Research Council.

In the Washington, D.C. metro area, for example, a Latino baby born today can expect to outlive a non-Hispanic white baby…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 18, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Small Businesses Urged to Look to Latin America

Latin American and Caribbean trade conferences held in Miami often concentrate on the big players -- the multinationals -- and global economic trends. But Trade Americas Expo, which began Thursday, is shifting the focus to small- and medium-sized businesses and creating more business opportunities for them in the hemisphere.

More than 200 business executives,…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 16, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

NCLR conference in New Orleans

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will celebrate the growing Latino community of the Gulf South and the power of the national Hispanic consumer at the 2013 National Latino Family Expo on July 20–22. NCLR brings this annual event to New Orleans for the first time ever, held in conjunction with the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 15, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Wal-Mart is Latin America's top employer

Wal-Mart is by far the largest employer in Latin America finds the latest ranking of the region's employers from Latin Business Chronicle. The list ranks the region's top employers by number of employees in 2012. This is the fourth year the market intelligence service has published the list.

Between Wal-Mart and its affiliate Wal-Mart de Mexico, the company…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 15, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Shazam raises 40m for Latin America expansion with Carlos Slim

Shazam started life as a mobile service for identifying music playing in the real world, before moving into television and advertising, enabling TV viewers to "tag" what they were watching to get related information and offers.

Now the UK-headquartered company is eyeing overseas expansion with a $40m (£26.9m) investment from Latin American mobile operator group…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 15, 2013 at 1:47pm — No Comments

You Only Need To Know Two Rules For Networking

I don’t have to convince you of the power of a professional network, do I? One that is not only inside your current company but that reaches outside of its walls? Or that networking is often listed as one of the most important unwritten rules of success in business? And that research shows that your next business opportunity (and often, job) is more likely to come from…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 11, 2013 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

‘Inclusion’ center to help Deloitte redefine diversity

Deloitte is redefining what “inclusion” means in its workforce. The professional services giant in March launched the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, which will host training programs, lectures and special events for Deloitte professionals and clients and will reach out to what execs call “thought leaders” to share best practices in diversity among…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 11, 2013 at 3:03am — No Comments

Chicago Federal Court Gets First Hispanic Chief Judge

When Ruben Castillo was sworn in as the first Hispanic federal judge in Chicago while in his late 30s, a court clerk said his youth likely meant he would someday take the reins as the district's chief jurist.

The prediction became reality last week as Castillo, now 58, succeeded James Holderman as chief judge for the Northern District of Illinois, the first…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 9, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments

Former Latina Levi's Workers Create Own Local Denim Fashion Line 'El Hilo De Justicia'

When the Levi Strauss jeans manufacturing plant in San Antonio closed down in 1990, more than 1100 workers were left to find a new job. Some found low-wage work in the hotel industry, others had to take on two jobs just to make ends meet. But two of the plant’s former workers, Petra Mata and Viola Caseres, turned their misfortune into opportunity.

Mata and…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 9, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments

Five ways to add Hispanic flavor to your 4th of July

Independence Day is a celebration of freedom. What makes this country truly unique and special is not only its people’s diverse ethnicities, but also the freedom we enjoy as Americans to honor our nation’s flag and all it stands for in our own distinct cultural manner.

In that spirit, here are some quick and easy ways to punctuate this great holiday with some…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 3, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

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