jueves, 25 de octubre de 2007

Celebrate Family with Free Calls to + from Mexico This Dia De Los Muertos

This Dia de los Muertos, MOBIVOX is offering free calling to and from Mexico on November 2nd, helping Mexican communities around the world honor their roots and connect with their loved ones back home. Family around the world can now call their abuela in Mexico to get that special pan de muerto ("bread of the dead") recipe or join in the singing of Bisabuelo's favorite song.

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is the ultimate celebration of the family bond. Families join together to celebrate and remember ancestors and to enjoy the company of family and friends. Rather than mourn the passing of loved ones, families celebrate the continuation of life and pay homage to their ancestors by listening to their favorite music, making their favorite foods, and sharing small gifts like "calaveras de azucar," or yummy sugar skulls.

"MOBIVOX gives family and friends around the world the freedom to connect whenever they want, from wherever they are," said Stephane Marceau, CEO of MOBIVOX. "It's hard to be separated from those you love, especially during important celebrations of the family bond itself. Now families in Mexico and around the world are only a local call away."

After registering for free at http://www.mobivox.com and uploading contacts, MOBIVOX members dial a local MOBIVOX number to connect with friends and family a world away. MOBIVOX has local numbers in cities around the world - including 16 major markets in Mexico.

Upon calling, members simply say the name of who they want to talk to - no need for a calling card and PIN numbers; computers, special software or complex downloads. Additionally, the calls can be placed from any phone - mobile or landline.

MOBIVOX is an international calling service that makes it possible to call friends and family around the world for free from ANY phone. Calls are free to over 40 destinations - including landline phones in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara - and members save up to 98% on all other international calls.

MOBIVOX is privately held company whose investors include: IDG Ventures Boston, IDG Venture Investment China, IDG Ventures Vietnam, Brightspark and Skypoint.

Sources: Hispanic PR Wire - Business Wire

Hispanic Business Magazine Announces Finalists for the 17th Annual Hispanic Business Eoy(R) Awards in Los Angeles

Hispanic Business magazine released a list of 15 finalists this week for its annual EOY Award, which celebrates entrepreneurial excellence in the U.S. Hispanic market. The EOY is Hispanic Business magazine's award to the individual it finds to be the entrepreneur of the year. The finalists will be honored at the 17th annual event on November 8 at the luxurious Marriott Downtown in Los Angeles.

Attended by luminaries from the worlds of government, business, and academia, Hispanic Business magazine’s major categories: Heavy Industry, Infobusiness, Latina, Rising Star, and Trade Industry EOY Awards is dedicated to celebrating the successes of U.S. Hispanic entrepreneurs in five different categories.

Faculty from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business judged the finalists and have named one winner for each of the five categories, as well as one overall EOY. The winners will be announced at the awards gala. T

he finalists for the 17th annual Hispanic Business magazine EOY Awards are:

Heavy Industry
Carlos Garcia, President, CEO & Owner of Kira Inc. in Miami, Florida
Julio Gesklin, President & CEO of Craftsman Custom Metals in Schiller Park, Illinois
Luis Ajamil, President & CEO of Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc. in Miami, Florida

Bill M. Miera, President & CEO of Fiore Industries Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Merrell Virgen, President and Creative Director of Virgen Advertising in Las Vegas, Nevada
Anthony R. Jimenez, President & CEO of MicroTech LLC in Vienna, Virginia

Lynette Spano, President & CEO of SCI Consulting Inc. in Vienna, Virginia
Tillie Hidalgo Lima, President & CEO of Best Upon Request Corporate Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio Nina G. Vaca, Founder, CEO & Chairwoman of Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc. in Dallas, Texas

Rising Star
Capone De Leon, Owner of ManJon Studios in San Antonio, Texas
Fabian Videla, CEO of Smarter Investments Corp. in Jacksonville, Florida
Salvador Alejandro Soto, President & CEO of DeSoto Translation & Marketing Inc. in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Trade Industry
Cervantes “Buddy” Roybal, Owner/President of Coronado Paint & Decorating Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Misael Rosario, CEO of Century Metals and Supplies Inc. in Miami Gardens, Florida
Lorenzo Cabrera, President & CEO of Cabrera Services Inc. in East Hartford, Connecticut

The annual gala dinner has featured inspirational keynote addresses by such high-profile speakers as Fabián Núñez, speaker of the California State Assembly, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and former Energy and Transportation Secretary Federico Peña.

At his year's gala, Dr. Jerry I. Porras, Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, and Director of the Leading and Managing Change Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his visionary approach to management that has served as a proven model in successful companies globally.

Cadillac is the official sponsor for the 17th annual Hispanic Business EOY Awards.

Hispanic Business Media is:
Hispanic Business(R) magazine – The award-winning print magazine that provides readers around the world with the most relevant news on the U.S.-Hispanic economy.

HispanicBusiness.com(R) – The foremost content-driven, real-time interactive site that brings your brand to a market of 325,000 unique monthly visitors.

Hispanic Business Events – Features and draws the nation's most affluent and influential Hispanic leaders through the Hispanic Business magazine EOY(R) Awards for entrepreneurial excellence, and the Woman of the Year (WOY) Awards.

HispanTelligence(R) – A unique data reporting service offering invaluable, on-target information on the U.S.-Hispanic sector.

HireDiversity.com(R) – Expanding your value proposition through diversity recruiting and development services.

Source: Hispanic PR Wire

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Honors Comcast Executive with 2007 Corporate Citizen Award

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) announced today that it is presenting Susan Gonzales, vice president of the Comcast Foundation, with the 2007 LISTA Corporate Citizen Award. Gonzales earned the honor for her long-standing commitment to philanthropic and diversity initiatives, as well as for her work in the Latino community in the past 2 years.

LISTA will honor seven other industry executives, including Gonzales, and Staples’ Kenneth Brooks at its 2007 National Latino Technology Achievers Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC.

“Susan Gonzales’ commitment to serving the Hispanic community is a model for others to follow,” said Andres Jordan, president of the LISTA DC Technical Council. “She brings strong leadership and a sincere devotion to building an inclusive culture at Comcast, while also creating partnerships that address the needs of diverse communities across the country.”

In her role at Comcast, Gonzales is responsible for negotiating and creating comprehensive partnership agreements with national Hispanic organizations, and has created national opportunities to increase the company's visibility and expand its commitment to diverse organizations. With Comcast’s commitment, she champions causes that positively impact the Latino community, such as providing the leadership to improve the educational experience and opportunities for Hispanic youth.

Gonzales is also committed to the education and leadership development of the Hispanic community, and ensuring that they have the resources and role models to help them effectively navigate a successful career path. Gonzales’s leadership and commitment to empowering the Latino community reflects the consummate values that are part of LISTA’s mission.

“She has opened doors for many Latino Technology Professionals and she continues to develop new ideas to strengthen the image of Latinos in corporate America,” said Jose A. Marquez-Leon, President and Chief Executive Officer, LISTA.

“On behalf of Comcast, I am truly honored to receive this award and to be recognized in the same category as so many other great Hispanic leaders,” said Gonzales. A native of California, Gonzales joined Comcast in 2003 as Regional Senior Director for Communications. She is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Business executive program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Source: Hispanic PR Wire