Welcome to our September Newsletter. We had many events during the month of August and begining of September. All were very successful and we will be adding some pictures on our next newsletter for you to check it out.
In this issue we will be talking about some of our members. The first one is Mina Valenzuela. She is a Real Estate dedicated to serve the Brazilian and Portuguese communities. Than you will be getting information about Universal Frame Gallery, voted the “Best Framer in LA” by the “Los Angeles Magazine”. And also, Rio Stones, the premier natural stone supplier in the west coast.
We also have our Network event this coming Tuesday, September 15. This is our monthly Networking event, and it will be held at the Brazilian Mall. This event will allow each attendee to give a 2 minutes presentation on his/her business. That is an amazing opportunity to expose your business.
And, as you all already know, the BCCC is supporting the US Census 2010 Program. On this Newsletter we have included more information about the Census.
We hope to see you all on our events! And please get in touch with us if you need additional information on any of these subjects.
Have a great month of September!
President of BCCC
BCCC NETWORK EVENT
TUESDAY, September 15th 2009
6 pm to 8:30 pm
10826 Venice Blvd – Culver City CA 90232
This event will allow informal networking for the first 30 minutes. The structured program kicks off with each attendee giving a 1 to 2 minutes promotional commercial on his or her business. This is a great opportunity to sell your business to others, exchange business cards, and learn more about what our community has to offer!
Herminia Ambrosio-Valenzuela (Mina), is a Real Estate Agent in California, dedicated to serve the Brazilian and the Portuguese Speaking Communities. Mina was born and raised in Minas Gerais, and has always been a sucessful businesswoman.
As an expert in the business of buying and selling houses, Mina gives some helpful advice as to the current situtation of the Real Estate market: “This is a buyer’s market. There are many houses on the market waiting to be sold, the prices went down and sellers are making concessions during negotiations, benefiting the buyer.
If you have been thinking about buying a home, now is the time to do it! You should use the help of a Real Estate Agent, like myself, in order to go through this complex process smoothly. As your Real Estate Agent, I will work hard to help you achieve your dream of owning your piece of Real Estate!
Do not miss this opportunity to purchase a home with great terms and at a great price!”.
Mina can be contacted at (310) 561-0030 or through her e-mail:
Universal Frame Gallery is a small, family run business offering a full range of retail and wholesale custom framing services. Since 1993, Marcia and Lucas Da Silva have gained a reputation for delivering quality, timely services at highly competitive prices. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we take pride in our flexible and friendly approach to meeting our client’s aesthetic, financial and scheduling needs. As a testament to this philosophy, Los Angeles Magazine voted Universal Art “Best Framer in Los Angeles” for 2001.
We’re more than just a catalog company. Universal Art Gallery products reach thousands of customers nationwide, offering a large selection of posters, frames, lacquers, serigraphs, original painting, mirrors and more.
Universal Art Gallery 2001 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA, 90291, phone: (310)302.8909,
Rio Stones is the premier natural stone supplier in the west coast. We stock a large selection of natural stones quarried from around the world.
You are welcome to come in for a free tour on our 45,000 sq. ft. showroom.
Rio Stones specializes in providing its customers with high quality Granites, Marbles, Travertines, Limestones, Slabs and Pre Fabricated materials, competitive prices and exceptional service.
Located in Carson, greater Los Angeles area in California, in the heart of South Bay, Los Angeles County, Rio Stones is a close drive from Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes and Torrance, with over 5.000 slabs in 200 different colors of granite, marble and travertine.
We also carry a full line of stone care products from sealers to everyday cleaners.
Call us today for a Free Consultation at (310) 221-5999 or Come to visit our Huge Yard and Showroom at 21130 S. Main St. – Carson, CA.
Frequently asked questions
Why should everyone participate in the 2010 Census?
Census data shape the future for your community and define your voice in Congress.
Census information helps determine locations fro schools, roads, hospitals, child-care and senior citizen centers and mor.
Business use Census data to locate supermarkets, shopping centers, new housing and other facilities.
The Census determines how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the boundaries of legislative districts.
How will the 2010 Census differ from different Census efforts?
In the last Census, one in six households received a long questionnaire asking for detailed socio economic information. In 2010, every residence will receive a short questionnaire that is simple and fast to complete and return. More detailed information will be collected annually from a small percentage of the population through the American Community Survey.
Will the information the Census Bureau collects remain confidential?
Yes. Every Census worker takes an oath for life to protect the confidentiality of Census responses. Violation will result in a jail term up to 5 years, and/or fine up to $250,000. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s answers with anyone, including welfare and immigration agencies.
Why are partners so important to the 2010 Census campaign?
More than 140.000 organizations supported Census 2000, including state and local governments, community and faith-based organizations, schools, media, businesses and others. The Census Bureau relies on partners to help explain the importance of completing the 2010 Census message, to people in every corner of the United States. This is particularly important in areas isolated by language or geography. By joining forces with partners, the Census Bureau has a far greater chance to reach every U.S. resident than by attempting this monumental task alone.