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November, 23, 2004 - 11:51 AM / ET

Latinas Tap Business Experts at All Day Forum
LATINA STYLE Business Series Targets Fastest Growing Business Sector

Registration Open for December 3 Event

Anaheim, CA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--November 23, 2004--LATINA STYLE magazine, the premier magazine for Latina professionals in the U.S., is hosting its last of six 2004 LATINA STYLE Business Series events on Friday, December 3, 2004 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. With the participation of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Business Series is a high-powered, one-day conference bringing together key business leaders to empower Latina professionals and entrepreneurs.

The event includes exhibits and expert presenters from sponsors: Citibank, State Farm Insurance, Wal-Mart, New York Life, US Bank, Office Depot, Principal Financial, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and U.S. Department of Energy.

“Through our partnership with LATINA STYLE and the sponsorship of the Business Series, the Principal Financial Group hopes to provide Latinas with information and access to resources that are critical to make careers prosper and businesses thrive. We are pleased to be a part of this event which celebrates Latina entrepreneurs and the spirit of entrepreneurship that is flourishing among Latinas,” says Mary O'Keefe, Senior Vice President of the Principal Financial Group.

"As the world's largest supplier of office products, Office Depot proudly supports the Business Series and is committed to providing office supplies and solutions to Latina entrepreneurs launching, managing and growing their businesses," states Julian Acosta, Manager, Multicultural Marketing, Office Depot, Inc.

“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, LATINA STYLE magazine. “Latinas are outpacing all other business startups three to one.”

Registration is $20 the week of November 22, 2004, and $40 thereafter. For more information and to register for the Business Series visit or call 1-800-651-8083.

Media/Press Information:
Katherine Alvarado
Oralia Michel Marketing & Public Relations
626-568-0902, ext. 14


Oralia Michel Marketing & Public Relations
Katherine Alvarado
(626) 568-0902, ext. 14
Robert E. Bard
(202) 955-7930