Juan Tornoe’s 2 Centavos on Cinco de Mayo

8 05 2009

My colleague Juan Tornoe had an opportunity to share his 2 centavos on Cinco de Mayo on Nevada’s KNPR News.  Cinco has been glorified in America but rarely celebrated in Mexico (except for Puebla, MX). It seems like it’s beecome another hallmark holiday just focused on marketing Cinco to make more mula but at the same time, it’s also a great opportunity to celebrate Mexican history & hertiage & a time to educate people on our culture.  I love Juan’s quote…” Cinco de Mayo is a big opportunity to put a big sombrero on, go after a piñata & drink some Coronas.”  Check out his interview with Nevada News Public Radio…

Cinco de Mayo Thoughts on Nevada’s News 88.9 KNPR


What do you think? Is it just another way to make the American dollar or is it another opportunity to celebrate our Mexican heritage?


RISE Hispanic Sessions – Wednesday

3 03 2009

Don’t miss out on the last day of the RISE Hispanic Sessions.  We’ll be at the MACC all day.  Show up or register online at www.riseaustin.org.


Thursday, March 4

10:00 – 11:30am Targeting and Motivating the Latino Community

10:00 – 11:30am Starting a Company without start-up money: How to grow a business organically?

10:00 – 11:30am “Social Business Tool Kit : A practical road map”

12:00 – 1:30pm Performance Lab Entrepreneurship Beyond Business

12:00 – 1:30pm Local to Global: Modern Media and Filmmaking

12:00 – 1:30pm Strategies for Bootstrapping a New Publication

2:00-3:30 Performance Lab Hispanic Philanthropy

2:00-3:30 Event Production/Music Festivals 101

2:00 – 3:30pm Engaging the Hispanic/Latino Community

4:00 – 5:30pm The Impact of Corporate Culture on Performance


4:00 – 5:30pm “Spa for the Soul”-Entrepreneurial Survival Skills for 2009

Also, don’t forget to to RSVP for the RISE Hispanic/Latino Networking Happy Hour.  We’ll be at the Nomad from 5:00 – 8:00pm.