Business & Economy

¿QPM? Cinco de Mayo in Liberal, Kansas.

May 9, 2018
Paola Marizán

 

Non-Latinos are not the only ones confused about why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated. I’m from the Dominican Republic, and I have to admit that I didn’t know for a long time that this celebration was not the Mexican Independence Day I was misled by the celebraciones en Estados Unidos about este festejo.

New Chamber Exec Named

Feb 8, 2018
SW Indiana Chamber

A woman who led the merger of several chamber organizations and a regional development group in the Quad Cities area was named Thursday as the new President and CEO of the Southwest Indiana Chamber.

A release from the chamber board of directors says that Tara Barney served as CEO  for the Quad Cities Chamber from 2010 through the middle of last year. 

An Immigration Center proposed to be built in Elkhart, Indiana, a city big on agriculture, mainly built on manufacturing and close to big areas with large Latino populations, represented a clear threat to Latinos in the area. Many protests halted the proposed center from coming along but people are still nervous about the possible outcome.

Indiana’s unemployment rate went down in December, the second consecutive month it’s fallen.

The rate fell to 3.4 percent last month. That represents a drop of half of a percent since October.

Helping that drop in December: the private sector added 6,000 jobs, led by the manufacturing industry.

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