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Sam's Club® and The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announce Winners of Como Sí: Doing Business Today for Tomorrow! Contest

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 8, 2010 – Winners of a nationwide contest presented by Sam’s Club and The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), Como Si: Doing Business Today for Tomorrow!, were selected from contestants who submitted short videos promoting their small business, detailing what has brought their enterprise through today’s tough economic environment and what their plan is to “keep up and keep going.” The winners were chosen for originality, creativity, relevance and clarity of their videos.

The winners are:

  • Delmy Franco, My Tidy Files – North Hollywood, Ca.
  • Alba Gonzalez-Nylander, Alba Video Production – Franklin, Tenn.
  • Michelle Manon, Tamahli – San Antonio, Texas
  • Jesus Ojeda, Ojeda’s, Inc – Des Moines, Iowa
  • Molly Dalton Robbins, Palomita and Chucho Clothing – San Rafael, Ca.
  • Maria de Lourdes Sobrino, Lulu’s – Anaheim, Ca.
  • Nelson Soler, Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute, Inc – Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Roger Villeda, Villeda Marketing International – Denver, Colo.
  • Lilian Jimenez, Jimenez Communications – Fontana, Ca.
  • Jennifer Fuentes, Independent Beauty Consultant – San Antonio, Texas

The winners receive a trip to the home office of Sam’s Club in Bentonville, Ark. to learn about incorporating the latest technology into their businesses while creating a better bottom line.

“Small business owners are pressed to find more effective and affordable ways to promote their business and compete in a tough economic environment. They must do so while learning new skills, such as managing cash flow, logistics and human resources. We are pleased to be part of an initiative that can help deliver valuable information to those who are eager to learn and apply it,” said Carlos Doubleday, Sam’s Club Vice President.

Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the USHCC added: “These entrepreneurs demonstrate the American spirit of innovation and creativity is alive and well. In large and small communities from coast to coast, these men and women are driven by the desire to succeed and the openness to learn and improve. We congratulate them and know that they will put the knowledge they gain to good use.”

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE:WMT). The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well in Brazil, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sam’s Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Sam’s Club. Visit samsclub.com for more information.

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate nearly $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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