New York , NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 31, 2007–LATINA Style Magazine, the premier magazine addressing the needs of Latina professionals in the United States, is pleased to announce the 2007 Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund award winners. These outstanding Latinas, who hail from a broad cross section of the United States, have been selected from a pool of many qualified applicants and are being recognized for their innovation, achievements and community service. Congratulations to our accomplished winners:
— Maria Ines Castro, 3-Sixty Marketing, Miami, FL
— Elizabeth Chavez, Ponce Contractors Inc., Dallas, TX
— Cecilia Domeyko, Accent Media Productions Inc., McLean, VA
— Christianne Meneses Jacobs, NicaGal LLC., Scottsdale, AZ
— Valerie Martinez, VMA Communications Inc., Claremont, CA
— Jennifer Roder, Package Express Inc., Deerpark, NY
— Dr. Carmen Santiago, Cuidado Casero Home Health, Arlington, TX
— Eileen Torres, Eileen Torres Productions, Washington, DC
— Bernadette Trujillo-Vadurro, Speakers Live, Santa Fe, NM
— Monica Vaca, The Houston Real Estate Group, Houston, TX
Since its establishment in 2002, the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund has been the most respected and coveted business award program for Latina business owners in the United States. The Fund was created to recognize the accomplishments of Anna Maria Arias, the late founder and editor of LATINA Style Magazine. Her drive and mission to empower Hispanic women is one of the true legacies in the Hispanic community. The Fund celebrates this spirit of entrepreneurship that was Anna Maria’s vision and that today serves to fuel the phenomenal growth of the Latina business sector.
With the generous support of this year’s corporate partners and sponsors, the fund grants cash awards of $5,000 each to selected Latina business owners from across the country that exemplify those business practices and principles that Anna Maria championed. We are delighted to recognize our main sponsors for this year: Continental Airlines, Exxon Mobil, Intel, United Health Care, and Wal-Mart. A special recognition to our partner organization: the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
“This year’s applications came from all over the country, across all industries and with varying levels of experience,” says Robert Bard, president and CEO of LATINA Style. “But the one thing they ALL have in common is their tenacity and their drive to succeed while making a difference. We started these awards more than five years ago, and every year I am more and more impressed with our winners.”
The Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund has helped dozens of Latinas jump start their businesses or grow their companies to the next level. The awards have made a difference in the lives of dozens of Latina entrepreneurs, ensuring that business dreams become a reality…one woman at a time. Please visit our web site for more details on our Awards Gala and come meet our winners in Washington, D.C. on September 6, 2007, at the Washington Hilton in our nation’s capital. For more information or to register visit http://latinastyle.com/gala.html or call 1-800-651-8083.