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LATINO MORTGAGE GROWTH

Latinos and other ethnic buyers made up the fastest growing segment of all new home purchase mortgages in 2005, according to Genworth Mortgage Insurance and Compliance Technologies. The company’s report finds that the percentage increase for all minority loans in “high volume areas” combined was three times greater in the top 20 mortgage growth metropolitan […]

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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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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.  

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NEW LABOR REPORT

Did you know that over the past year, the employment growth among women nearly doubled the rate for men?  Find out more facts in America’s Dynamic Workforce 2006, a U.S. Department of Labor new report highlighting major trends in the American labor market and the importance of education and skills training to maintaining the competitiveness […]

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NEWS 5 FELLOWS

KPHO-TV Channel 5 and the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have initiated a fellowship program for student journalists of color. The Phoenix CBS affiliate is owned by the Meredith Corp. KPHO VP and General Manager Steve Hammel says the program will accept top student journalists from schools across the nation. According […]