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Latina Style magazine to hold business oriented event in Albuquerque

Posted by Elena del Valle on May 11, 2006

 Robert E. Bard

Robert E. Bard, president, Latina Style magazine

Photo:  Latina Style magazine

Latina Style magazine with the participation of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host the 2006 Latina Style Business Series from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel. Admission to the advertorial event costs $60.

The event centers on exhibits and presentations from sponsors American Airlines, ExxonMobil, McDonald’s, New York Life Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo. The registration fee includes seminars, networking opportunities in the exhibit area, breakfast, lunch, a commemorative gift bag and a two-year subscription to Latina Style magazine, a lifestyle magazine for professional Hispanic women.  

“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,” said Robert E. Bard, president, Latina Style magazine. “Latinas are outpacing all other business startups three to one.”  

Event topics include “Access to Capital” with Kim Sanchez Rael, venture capitalist, Fly Wheel Venture Capital, as moderator and Ed Cadena, acting district director, U.S. Small Business Administration and Cathy Sorenson, lending coordinator, New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund as panelists. “SBA Certifications/Facilitating Teaming Agreements/Federal & Prime Contractor’s Contracting Opportunities” with Anna Muller, president, NEDA Business Consultants, as moderator and Geraldine Garcia, assistant director, U.S. Small Business Administration; Theresa Armijo, chief, Contracting Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bonnie L. Apodaca, director, Supply Chain Management, Sandia National Laboratories and panelists.
Another discussion will be about “Basic of a Business & Developing a Business” with Patricia Chavez, PLC Enterprises as moderator and Lillian Apodaca, attorney, Bingham, Hurst, Apodaca  Wile; Valerie Borrego, certified public accountant; Adam Roberts, Webmaster technology, ABQ Hispano Chamber of Commerce and Theresa Saiz-Wilmert, Agent, State Farm Insurance, as panelists. “Taking Control:  A Session for Latina Professionals and Entrepreneurs” will feature Carla Aragon, anchorwoman, KOB-TV as mistress of ceremony and Maria Marin, president, Voice of Empowerment will present the keynote address.         
During “Latina Entrepreneur Panel: Lessons Learned” Maria Elena Alvarez, president, Primetime Monthly News will be moderator with Ana Segura, president, Stubblefield Screen Print Co. LLC; Debbie Harmon, president, US Supply & Distribution and Kimberly de Castro, president, Wildflower International Ltd., as panelists. A networking reception will follow. More information is available online at