LATINA Style Magazine with the participation of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host for the first time the 2004 LATINA Style Business Series in Charlotte on August 20, 2004. This year’s events are especially important as 2004 marks the 10th year anniversary of the magazine.

The Citizens’ Educational Foundation(CEF), announced the launching of a new initiative that provides another forum for the discussion of Puerto Rico Self-Determination.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) kicked off its 75th Annual Convention. Political leaders and supporters from around the country cheered on to celebrate the legacy of the organization’s Diamond anniversary. The six-day event is expected to draw an estimated 10,000 political, community and business leaders to discuss Latino issues including Texas Governor Rick Perry, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson, and former Mayor of San Antonio, Henry Cisneros. President Bush is expected to address attendees live via satellite.

Daisy Expósito-Ulla, Chairman and CEO of The Bravo Group, received the prestigious Carvel Immigrant Entrepreneur Award from The National Immigration Forum at their Fifth Annual Keepers of The American Dream Awards Dinner on May 19, 2004 in Washington, D.C.

The 2004 Caminos al Exito / Roads to Success campaign moves into its 4th annual schedule of events announcing the hottest Latina on the scene, Odalys Garcia, as their spokesperson.

Businesswoman Ana Pacheco will receive a Governor’s Award as an Outstanding New Mexico Woman from New Mexico’s Bill Richardson at a gala dinner on May 7th in Albuquerque. Ms. Pacheco is being recognized for her decade-long efforts to preserve Hispanic history and culture through her quarterly publication, La Herencia (“The Heritage”). On May 18th, she will receive an additional award from PEN New Mexico, the state affiliate of the largest international professional association of writers, editors, and translators, at its annual dinner in Santa Fe.

When local radio stations air call-in shows, especially of the sports talk variety, it is expected that the content of these shows will be, shall we say, less than savory. Listeners beware - the views you hear may not be those of the station, its owners, or anyone but those speaking.

Linda De Jesus-Cutler, President of The Bravo Group has been named as one of Crain's New York Business annual "40 under 40" rising stars.

The Multicultural Communications Section of the 20,000-member Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) awarded this year's D. Parke Gibson Pioneer Award to Rosanna M. Fiske, APR, president, Communiqué Group, and past president of PRSA Miami.

Daisy Expósito-Ulla, Chairman & CEO, The Bravo Group, was presented with the 2002 Award of Excellence from The International Center in New York .

Civil rights and farm labor leader Cesar E. Chavez was highlighted when the United States Postal Service unveiled the Cesar E. Chavez commemorative postage stamp at the Upper Senate Park of the United States Capitol.

The 37-cent stamp will be issued in April 2003.

During its Annual Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) launched the "Empowering An American Community Campaign," an historic fundraising initiative that will enable NCLR to make a major difference in the lives of Hispanic Americans as they strive to achieve t

Lourdes Sanchez passed away on July 22nd after a lengthy illness.

She was the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Spanish Media Rep Team, a group of radio and television stations in Los Angeles and Houston owned by the Liebermans.

Sonja Mazón Rubalcava, Director of Strategic Planning at Arvizu Advertising and Promotions was recognized with the Hispanic Leadership Institute Public Service Award at the Hispanic Leadership Institute's Graduation and 15th Year Anniversary.