Latino Economic Summit Website Launched to Serve as Resource Center for Latino...

Latino Economic Summit Website Launched to Serve as Resource Center for Latino Businesses



WHAT: The Latino Economic Summit Website: launches as “A resource for Latino-Centric U.S. Economic Information”

WHO: The Latino Economic Summit

WHEN: May 12, 2009

More about the Latino Economic Summit website

The Latino Economic Summit website: has been re-launched to serve as a key resource center for Hispanic businesses providing guidance and recommendations from the numerous panelists and thought leaders who participated in the recently held Latino Economic Summit in Washington D.C. on March 31, 2009.

The Summit was sponsored by Wal-Mart and LATINO Magazine and gathered over 180 Latino business and community leaders who had key opportunities to have one-on-one dialogue with the panelists and revealed opportunities for Latino businesses to thrive in the midst of the ongoing economic turmoil. The website includes components such as:

— Full Web Cast of the event

— Interviews with panelists and thought leaders

— Photo Gallery

— Speakers’ Bios

— Event Agenda

— Interactive Bulletin Board

Coming Soon:

Important resource links to various resources such as the SBA and others

Special Report and Survey Findings

Panelists who are featured on the website include Gene Sperling, Counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Treasury Dept., and Former Director of the NEC; Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce; Augustine Martinez, President and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Barry Bosworth, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; Lionel Sosa, Author and U.S. Hispanic Advertising Expert; Aida Alvarez, Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Alfredo Estrada, Publisher, LATINO Magazine; Esther Silver-Parker, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart; Charles Kamasaki, Board Director, National Council of La Raza – Workforce Development; Victoria Negrete, CEO, Impacto and U.S. Latino Marketing Expert; Maria Cardona, President, Latinovations; Jim Avila, Senior Law and Justice Correspondent, ABC News; John Guerra, CEO, New America Alliance; Marisa Rivera Albert, President, MPowerment Works; Marjorie Torres, CEO, Concrete Stories and Jeff Valdez, Founder, SiTV.

For more information on the Latino Economic Summit website, contact Vanessa Flores or Victoria Negrete at 210-408-1025

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)

Every week, millions of customers visit Wal-Mart Stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $296 million to local communities in the United States. More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting Online merchandise sales are available at

About LATINO Magazine

LATINO Magazine is the flagship publication of the Latino Publishing Group. Based in Austin, Texas, it has a national circulation of 50,000 targeting opinion leaders, influencers, stakeholders and members of Hispanic organizations. It presents thoughtful, nuanced articles by America’s top Latino journalists on the issues that matter most to the Hispanic community. Founded by Alfredo Estrada, the former editor of HISPANIC and VISTA Magazines, LATINO Magazine is the voice of the Latino community. For more information, go to

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Latino Economic Summit Website Launched to Serve as Resource Center for Latino Businesses