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Hispanic Business Presents 100 Fastest-Growing Companies

Posted by Elena del Valle on August 10, 2005

 Santa Barbara, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 9, 2005–The July/August issue of Hispanic Business magazine focuses on the 100 Fastest-Growing Hispanic Companies in the United States. Topics covered range from an examination of the leading entrepreneurs of the U.S. Hispanic economy to reports on finding capital for business growth. The 100 companies are chosen each year based on financial data submitted to HispanTelligence(R), Hispanic Business Inc.’s research division. At least 51percent of the ownership of each company accepted must consist of Hispanic U.S. citizens and must maintain headquarters in any one of the 50 states or Washington, D.C.

LatiNode Inc., Elias De La Garza Insurance and Diverse Staffing Inc. are the top 3 companies on the list. It is the second year in a row for LatiNode Inc. to hold the number one spot on the fastest-growing list. Founded by Jorge Granados, Olivia de la Salas and one other partner in 1999, LatiNode provides Internet voice-communications services to companies including AT&T and Bell South. 

Also featured are the Top 50 Hispanic Exporters. Topping the list at number one is Brightstar Corporation, a company currently supplying cellular phones to Latin America. Not far behind are a number of food industry companies to keep an eye on, such as Quirch Foods (#2), Ruiz Food Products (#22) and Lopez Foods Inc. (#34). Rounding up the spectrum of stories in the July/August issue is a look at the rising price of television advertising aimed at Hispanics and what this means for U.S. marketers’ value of Hispanic consumers.

Special coverage went to the Hispanic Business magazine Woman of the Year Awards Gala (WOY) held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on June 22 and 23. Brigida Benitez was named 2005 Woman of the Year for her work with affirmative action cases taken to the Supreme Court. The four finalists were: Carmen Suro-Bredie, assistant U.S. trade representative for policy coordination; Deborah Gallegos, New York City’s chief investment officer; Sonia Maria Green, director of diversity marketing and sales for General Motors; and Janet Murguia, CEO of the National Council of La Raza.

Now celebrating a quarter century as a publishing and information services company, Hispanic Business Inc. is a leading source of information for and about Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs. Hispanic Business magazine is the company’s flagship publication, and other products and educational services include: SúperOnda magazine,, and Hispanic Business Events including EOY (Entrepreneur of the Year) Awards Gala, Hispanic Business BOE (Board of Economists) U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit, and WOY (Woman of the Year).  The entire top 100 article can be found on Hispanic Business’s web site at