LATINA Style Business Series of 2004 in Miami

LATINA Style Business Series of 2004 in Miami


Washington, D.C.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–May 20, 2004–LATINA Style Magazine, the premier magazine addressing the needs of Latina professionals in the United States, with the participation of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host the 2004 LATINA Style Business Series in Miami on May 21, 2004. This year’s events are especially important as 2004 marks the 10th year anniversary of the magazine. The Business Series is a unique one-day business development conference that seeks to empower Latina professionals and business owners by bringing them together with key corporations and agencies providing goods, services and essential information most needed by today’s entrepreneur.

The event, which will be hosted at the New Radisson Hotel Miami (1601 Biscayne Blvd.), includes exhibits and expert presenters from the following sponsors: American Airlines, Citibank, Miramax, New York Life, Nextel, Office Depot, Principal Financial Group, and State Farm Insurance. Our Mistress of Ceremony, Ms. Maggie Rodriguez, Anchor, CBS4 will introduce our keynote speaker Ms. Lissette Calderon, Founder, Neo Concepts LLC at the Latina entrepreneur award luncheon.

Ms. Calderon, a young, female developer, is a powerhouse, with prestige, awards and a relentless dedication to changing Miami’s landscape forever. Her company has has introduced Miami to two great lifestyle innovations: Loft style residences and Splits. So whether you are a business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur you will most certainly benefit from this unique networking opportunity and gain valuable knowledge to start or expand your business!

Sharing their experience on the “Latina Entrepreneur Experience-Success Stories and Advice panel” will be: Monica Ramirez, President, ZALIA; Mercedes C. LaPorta, President, Mercedes Electric Supply; and Annette Taddeo, President & CEO, Language Speak. In addition, renowned Latina author, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, will be available for book signing. She has written books such as Havanna Heat, Luck of the Draw, and One Hot Summer.

“Latina entrepreneurs are continuing to grow in numbers and their successes are having a significant impact on strengthening our local communities,” says Natalie Abatemarco, Citigroup’s Director of National Community Relations Programs. “At Citigroup, we are committed to helping Latinas succeed and look forward to sharing our financial expertise in addressing both their business and personal financial needs at the New York Business Series.”

“Office Depot is proud to sponsor the 2004 Latina Style Business Series and is committed to be the preferred one-stop destination for office supplies and solutions to entrepreneurs launching, managing and growing their businesses.” states Julian Acosta, Manager of Multicultural Marketing at Office Depot.

“The emergence of the Latina entrepreneur as a catalyst for prosperity is a welcome change in our community. Latinas are starting and succeeding in business all across the country,” says Robert E. Bard, president of LATINA Style Magazine. “Latinas are outpacing all other business startups three to one.”

LATINA Style has partnered with the following organizations and media: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, ALPFA-Miami, Cuban American National Council, El Heraldo de Broward, Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Coalition,, Latin Business Club of America, Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce, Mujeres Latinas, National Society for Hispanic Professionals, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of South Florida, Sun-Post Newspaper, Thinkking Media, Women’s Business Development Center.

For more information visit or call 1-800-651-8083



Maria del Mar Velasco

(202) 955-7930

LATINA Style Business Series of 2004 in Miami