New York–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 11, 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 kick off the 2004 LATINA Style Business Series in New York on March 20, 2004. This year’s events are especially important as 2004 marks the 10th year of publication 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 Crowne Plaza, includes exhibits and expert presenters from the following sponsors: American Airlines, Amtrak, Cisco, Citibank, FleetBoston Financial, New York Life, Principal Financial, State Farm Insurance, and product sponsors ZALIA, Colgate-Palmolive and Knorr. We have also invited Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Pataki to the event. An Office Depot representative will provide welcoming remarks at the luncheon and our Mistress of Ceremonies, anchorwoman Darlene Rodriguez of NBC will introduce our keynote speaker Aida DeSoto, President of Concepts Office Furnishings Inc.
“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.”
“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, 100 Hispanic Women, ALPFA-NY, American Women’s Economic Development Center, Business Outreach Center Network, Inc., Catalyst, Empire State Development, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens, Hispanic Federation, Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications, National Association of Female Executives, National Association of Women Business Owners—NYC, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Queen’s Economic Development Corporation-Women’s Business Center, Women’s Venture Fund, Inc.
For more information visit http://www.Latinastyle.com or call 1-800-651-8083
Maria del Mar Velasco