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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Alex Corona is general manager at Corona Ranch, a unique rodeo and hacienda-style banquet facility that has been a fixture in Laveen for about 30 years. Founded as a family business, the Coronas have worked hard to preserve the specialty of their venue. “We originally started the facility to perform our Mexican charreada,” Corona says. […]

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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Eddie Barron learned about the tile business while he was growing up. As a kid, he watched his dad come and go, figuring and installing materials. Although his father wanted a different life for his son, Eddie felt it was a natural thing to follow in his dad’s footsteps. “My father’s been doing this for […]

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Convention connects minority businesses, purchasing organizations

Corporate decision-makers from some of the world’s largest purchasing organizations and thousands of the best minority businesses in America met recently at the National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference at the San Diego Convention Center. The conference theme was “Leveraging Minority Supplier Diversity for Smart Growth” and more than 7,000 people were in attendance Oct. […]

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Late-night noshing

Late-night noshing

There are times when you’ve gone to a concert and you are simply ravenous for something to eat. Alas, there have been few late-night bistros open in the Valley, but now there is hope in the east Valley. The Olive & Ivy has opened on the Waterfront in Scottsdale, boasting a luscious  Mediterranean menu that […]

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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Alvarez & Cortazar Real Estate Advisors 461 N. Dean Ave., Chandler, AZ. 85226 Phone: (480) 961-0004 Ricardo Cortazar, 31, of Alvarez & Cortazar, serves on the Grand Canyon Minority Suppliers Development Council; the firm is also a member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Council. His partner, Marty Alvarez Sr., […]

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EVA LONGORIA HIGHLIGHTS HWC

EVA LONGORIA HIGHLIGHTS HWC

The Hispanic Women’s Corporation’s 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference will be held Oct. 12-13, at the Phoenix Convention Center. The two-day conference provides leadership and professional development to more than 2,000 participants while raising funds for college scholarships to benefit Latinas. The conference kicks off Oct. 12 with a Youth Leadership Conference targeting approximately 400 […]

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MESA TOWN HALL

The 2006 Mesa Latino Town Hall will be held Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesa Community College. Presented by the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens, this event provides a forum to discuss issues affecting Mesa’s Latino community. In addition, on Friday, Oct. 20, MAHC has organized a tardeada reception for new Mesa […]

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MED WEEK WINNERS

The Minority Business Enterprise Center recently honored small-businesspeople as part of its conference held Sept. 20 in Phoenix, and to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development Week. Honorees include: Minority Construction Firm of the Year – RBG Construction Company, LLC.,  owner: Ray Gonzalez Sr.;  Minority Manufacturer of the Year –  Wintech Industries,  owner: Alan Premraj; Minority Retailer […]

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COMMERCE HEAD SPEAKS

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez spoke on “America’s Role in the World Economy” Aug. 29 at Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management in Glendale. Gutierrez addressed Thunderbird students and faculty. For more information: (602) 978-7272.  

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LANDMARK RENOVATED

Hoskin-Ryan Consultants will celebrate its renovation of the former Valley National Bank building on Second Avenue and Indian School Road with an open house on Oct. 19, from 2 to 7 p.m. The opening ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. For more, contact Dorina Bustamante at (602) 252-8384, ext. 314, or www.hoskinryan.com/rsvp.cfm.