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The Power of SE HABLA ESPANOL

The Power of SE HABLA ESPANOL


According to U.S. Census Bureau latest report, Hispanic entrepreneurs create 35,000 new businesses each month.  Even so, a recent study presented by the Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) found that the average educational level of immigrant business owners is high school level.

However, more Hispanic enterpreneurs are finding business advice online, particularly on a business portal called El Club de Comerciantes, which can be translated as the "Merchants Club" in English.  At this portal, Hispanics are learning topics from Middle management to Technology.


El Club de Comerciantes has engaged itself with the fastest growing generation of professional buyers.  El Club de Comerciantes provide the bridge that connects companies with this new generation of American Latin owned businesses.  El Club de Comerciantes is able to translate your company’s website into Spanish in order to build trust as well as promoting you to a wider audience.

Lime Taqueria at the Center of the Latino Arts scene

Lime Taqueria at the Center of the Latino Arts scene

During the month of may,  Atlanta will be featuring the best Latino cuisine by former Ritz Carlton Chef, Mr. Oscar Mendivil who is the Chef of Lime Taqueria, a place that this week will be the main Center of the Latino Arts scene.

El Club de Comerciantes, the top Hispanic Retail media organization will host a private VIP reception to recognize the contributions of Hispanics in the Arts and culture and this year will recognize Emmy Award Winning Mexican Composer Mr. Juan R.Ramirez-Hernandez, founder of The Atlanta Virtuosi and main violinist at the Atlanta Symphonic Orchestra.

This event attracts the top Hispanic business leaders and this year will include live music by San Juan Jam and the art work from Mexican Visual Artist J.Guillermo Jimenez, a young photographer that will be feature in the US for the first time.

Local Remodelers Honored With Big50 Award

Local Remodelers Honored With Big50 Award
William Fadul and Rick Goldstein, co-owners of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], have been selected by Remodeling magazine to join the Remodeling Big50. MOSAIC Group is an Atlanta-based design/build company with Indoor and Outdoor Living Divisions.   MOSAIC Group was chosen for the Fine Design category, which includes remodelers with high aesthetic standards for their projects.   Each year since 1986, the Remodeling Big50 inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large.

Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana condemns Georgia politicians for immigration bill

Carlos Santana, during an acceptance speech Saturday in Atlanta for the Major League Baseball (MLB) Beacon Awards, had a few simple words for Georgia’s political leaders who recently voted to pass the controversial HB 87 immigration bill “Shame on You!”

The bill signed Friday by Gov. Nathan Deal sets mandatory requirements for police and employers to screen suspects and job applicants for immigration status.  Many contest the legislation arguing that it will promote racial profiling, increase the rate of deportation and adversely affect the state’s economy.

Santana, who is of Hispanic descent, was selected for the Beacon Award due to his multi-generational efforts to unify people through music.  The Beacon Award for “Change,” is bestowed upon individuals who “think innovatively”.  Santana has used the power of words and sound as vehicles for change. 

Commissioner receives go-ahead to create DeKalb Film Commission

Commissioner receives go-ahead to create DeKalb Film Commission

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson recently received unanimous approval by his peers to launch the DeKalb Film Commission.

The DeKalb Film Commission will serve as the county's single point of contact for anyone interested in filming in DeKalb.

"DeKalb County has been named by the Georgia Film Industry as a Georgia Camera Ready County, and we are looking to embellish this designation," Watson said. "Strengthening DeKalb County's ties to the film industry will provide an economic development tool and potentially increase the county's tax revenues."

Read more about Camera Ready Communities in Georgia

The film industry had an economic impact of over $1 billion in Georgia in 2010.

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has announced the names of 86 Georgia teachers who have earned "Master Teacher" certification.

This distinction is based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and growth for 2011.

"I am proud of Georgia's Master Teachers for their tireless efforts to enrich the minds and lives of our students and for their ongoing work toward reaching our state's goal of providing a high-quality teacher in every classroom," said Gov. Deal.

Local businesswoman could become Doraville's first female mayor

Local businesswoman could become Doraville's first female mayor

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- A Doraville resident and community enthusiast has tossed her hat into the ring to become her city's next mayor.

Carol Gilman plans to file to run as mayor of Doraville. If chosen, she will become the city's first female elected mayor.

To celebrate the kick-off of the Gilman campaign, a special cookout is planned at Brook Park (3193 Ramond Drive, 30340) on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the residents of Doraville," Gilman said. "There are fiscal and governance issues that require immediate attention, and I am prepared for the challenge."

A graduate of Georgia State University, Gilman has 30 years of business experience in fields such as accounting, auditing, banking, and internal and business consulting.