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June 20th, 2008
San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce briefs

“THE RICHEST LATINO IN AMERICA” MIXER/BOOK SIGNINGThe San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & the Hispanic Business Students Association, Texas State University, Cordially invite all members, guests and the San Marcos public to an After Hours Mixer/Inuagural Book Signing National Release of the 1st Financial Novela, “The Richest Latino in America” by award winning Financial Strategist & Author, Mr Ruben Ruiz. The After Hours Mixer and Book Signing takes place next Friday, June 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on the Campus of Texas State University. Join the festive atmosphere of Food-Books-Networking-Prizes-Friends-Dancing. Ruben’s recent book has been recognized on an International level and the book has not yet been released. Ruiz topped the list in six categories at the recent 10th Annual International Latino Book Awards in Los Angeles, California. Although the public is invited, please RSVP by June 25, to amanda1@grandecom.net or at 353-4150. You can also RSVP by calling the Hispanic Chamber office at 353-1103.
HONORING WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS & Business Women Every WEAR Style Show

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber will honor women in several categories on the evening of July 26, 2008. One of the feature attractions will the Business Women Every WEAR Style Show. Stores like CENTERPOINT STATION, MARY KAY, J.C. PENNEY plus Prime Outlets stores like ESCADA, ST. JOHN, BETSEY JOHNSON, CATHERINE MALANDRINO, TAHARI, BOSE, FURLA, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, LANE BRYANT, CALVIN KLEIN, SOLSTICE, and LA PERLA will provide the glitz and glamour for part of your evenings entertainment.

For information on Sponsorships, Table Reservations and Ticket Sales, call 353-1103.

Go to our Website: www.sanmarcoshcc.com

Hispanic women in profile , 2005

Hispanic women are a rapidly growing part of the U.S. population, with especially large representation in younger age groups. By 2050, Hispanic females are forecasted to comprise nearly one quarter of U.S. women. Their economic power is increasing. From 1979 to 2002, Hispanic women gained a 10 percent increase in real earnings, increasing median annual earnings from $18,720 to $20,592.

What do these key findings mean for the future of Hispanic women? Hispanic women will have an increasing impact on the face of the U.S. economy that cannot be ignored – especially in entrepreneurial and small-business ventures. HispanTelligence.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SMHCC) can refer individuals or going concerns to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or direct referrals to lending sources for personal consultations which includes: getting your business started on the right foot and getting your finances in order.

The Hispanic Chamber can help: Existing or Start-up businesses, assistance with HUB Certification, and overall assistance in every phase of the business cycle. For more assistance, call the Hispanic chamber Office at 353-1103, or e-mail rhg@sanmarcoshispanic.com.

By RICHARD H. GARZA
President – Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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