HISPANIC BUSINESS MAGAZINE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR ‘HISPANIC BUSINESS 500’ APPLICATIONS

HISPANIC BUSINESS MAGAZINE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR ‘HISPANIC BUSINESS 500’ APPLICATIONS

Applicants completing survey are considered for three exclusive directories


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SANTA BARBARA, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 14, 2003–Hispanic Business Inc., publisher of Hispanic Business magazine, announced today that the deadline for companies to apply for consideration for its prestigious Hispanic Business 500® list has been extended. Qualifying companies now have until April 18, 2003, to complete the company profile survey, which also enables them to be considered for two other prominent Hispanic Business directories.

“Hispanic Business magazine has been an advocate of Hispanic economic growth and Hispanic enterprises for the past 24 years,” said Juan Solana, director of market research at Hispanic Business Inc. “Even in a tough economy, many Hispanic-owned businesses have continued to grow and prosper. Our goal is to empower companies’ efforts and to chronicle their success strategies.”

To accomplish this task, Hispanic Business invites Hispanic-owned firms to complete and submit the 2003 Hispanic Business Company Profile survey. Important data from the surveys will be used not only to determine qualifications for the prestigious directories, but also in analyzing business trends of particular significance to Hispanic firms.

The exclusive directories and events that respondents will be considered for are:

— The Hispanic Business 500® – our prestigious ranking of the nation’s largest Hispanic-owned companies

— The Hispanic Business Fastest-Growing 100® – a directory of the fastest-growing Hispanic firms

— The 13th Annual Hispanic Business EOY® (Entrepreneur of the Year) Awards – the Hispanic gala of the year

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday, April 18. Companies may obtain a copy of the 2003 Hispanic Business Company Profile form by visiting our Web site at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com or by contacting the Research Department at (805) 964-4554, ext. 112.

About Hispanic Business Inc.

Now in its 24th year, Hispanic Business Inc., based in Santa Barbara, California, is an award-winning publishing and information services company. Hispanic Business magazine, the nation’s leading source of information for and about Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs, is the company’s flagship publication. Other products and educational services include SúperOnda magazine, HireDiversity.com Career Expos, the annual EOY (Entrepreneur of the Year) Awards Gala, and the Hispanic Business Board of Economists (BOE) U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit. For additional information, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/pr.

Hispanic Business, HispanTelligence, and Hispanic Business 500 are registered trademarks of Hispanic Business Inc. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Ó 2003 Hispanic Business Inc. All rights reserved.

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CONTACT:

Stephan West

Public Relations Associate

805-964-4554 x130

HISPANIC BUSINESS MAGAZINE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR ‘HISPANIC BUSINESS 500’ APPLICATIONS