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AEROMEXICO

AEROMEXICO NOW CONNECTS PUEBLA TO NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES
Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest airline began flying from the U.S. to the colonial city of Puebla, with non-stop flights three times weekly from both New York and Los Angeles since December 8th, 2006.

Flights to Puebla operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from both the U.S. east and west coast gateway cities with return flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

From New York’s JFK International Airport, flights will depart at 11:50 p.m., arriving Puebla at 4:25 a.m. Return flights will leave Puebla at 2:20 a.m., arriving in New York at 7:40 a.m.

From Los Angeles International Airport, flights will depart at 7:50 p.m., arriving Puebla at 1:20 a.m. Return flights from Puebla will leave at 6:00 a.m. and arrive at 8:05 a.m.

Aeromexico is committed to consistently exceeding passengers’ expectations and takes pride in its high level of service. All passengers, including coach class, enjoy traditional Mexican hospitality with full meals, complimentary cocktails, exceptional in-flight service, and superior on-time performance.

For the most discriminating traveler, Aeromexico’s Clase Premier first class cabin offers an exemplary travel experience featuring spacious seating, a personal entertainment system, gourmet dining menu designed by world-renowned chef Thierry Blouet, and one of the best-rated selections of wines in the sky.

For more information and complete flight schedules from all U.S. gateways served by Aeromexico, please visit Aeromexico’s Web site at www.aeromexico.com or call  1 (800) 237-6639.


AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO
February 1st 2007, trade barriers for the importation of Hass Avocados from Mexico into California, Florida and Hawaii were lifted. This is a historic moment for the Avocado Produce and Exporting Packers Association of Michoacan (APEAM), which represents over 3,600 growers and 26 packers, and has seen exponential growth in exports to the United States. For the 2006-07 season exports to the US are expected to be 400,000,000 pounds, nearly double in comparison with the 2005-2006 season,.

To ensure the safety of Avocados from Mexico, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works with APEAM in inspecting avocado orchards and packinghouses of Michoacan.

Currently the world’s largest producer of avocados, Mexico is responsible for over a third of total global avocado production. Avocados from Mexico also represent more than 40% of total exports of avocado, worldwide.


CASTALIA COMMUNICATIONS

MEXICANAL COMPLETES TRIO OF HONORS IN 2006 WITH NEW PROMAX/BDA LATINOAMÉRICA AWARD

Channel Takes Home Bronze in Category: “Promo Not Using Program Footage”

Further validating its success in targeting and reaching viewers, MEXICANAL has added yet another award to its trophy case. The channel was recognized at the Promax/BDA Latinoamérica Awards for its promo “There’s Culture in Any Workshop,” in the category, “Promo Not Using Program Footage.” MEXICANAL took home the Bronze at the annual event held on December 12 in Miami Beach, FL. This newest honor comes on the heels of its previous recognitions by Promax/BDA in June, when the channel captured Gold and Silver North America Awards.

The Promax/BDA Latinoamérica Awards recognize the best in Latin American marketing, promotion and design. The work was judged on “Overall Creativity,” “Production Quality” and “Results in Achieving Marketing Objectives,” according to official Promax/BDA criteria.

“To walk away a winner from two Promax/BDA Awards shows within six months is a great achievement, and reflects the consistently superior work that our promotion team at MEXICANAL is creating,” said Maruchi Urquiaga, MEXICANAL’s General Project Director and Castalia’s Senior Vice President, Programming and Production. “We enjoyed success in our first year and are continually producing first-rate original on-air promotions as we begin our sophomore year.”

MEXICANAL has its satellite feed based in San Luis Potosí, Mexico and is available to 1 million homes across the United States.

Promax/BDA is a global, non-profit association dedicated to advancing the role and effectiveness of promotion, marketing and broadcast design professionals in the electronic media.


CREATIVE ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS

Creative•Alliance Communications is an international consulting company that specializes in business development through marketing, capital access and communications-based strategies such as social issues marketing, reputation management, image branding, corporate-community relations, public affairs and resource development/fundraising

Led by internationally recognized strategists Aileen Roberta Schlef with Joseph (Joe) M. Aguayo, Creative Alliance has enabled Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, start-up businesses and international nonprofit organizations to streamline their operations, enter new markets, and create successful communications campaigns with both outstanding bottom-line and social impact. This collaborative partnership is based In New York City and Los Angeles.

This unique duo offers decades of professional experience in coast-to-coast local, national and international arenas. They are educators who design and conduct business seminars, entrepreneurship training as part of their consulting practice.

Recent and Current Projects
Fundraising for Studio Dante Gala, Michael Imperioli’s incredible theatre on 29th Street www.studiodante.com
Developed Business Plan and now Seeking Venture Capital/Angel Investors for new web-venture of Independent music bands
Created National Alumni Association for major nonprofit
Design and managed Congressional Campaign website start-up
Designed Model Plan for Aging Friendly Community Development in NYC
Designed Model Fellowship Program in Emergency Disaster Preparedness
Sources of fundraising and financing for start-ups and growth companies, coast-to-coast


CONTINENTAL AIRLINES

Continental Airlines announced daily nonstop service between New York and Athens to begin June 7, 2007. The new service will link
The capital of Greece with more than 230 cities throughout North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and beyond via Continental’s New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport.


COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL TAX EDUCATION

CITE, Inc. presents "Mexico Tax Update: Focus on the New IMMEX Decree and Impact on former Maquila and PITEX Legislation" March 21 & 22, 2007 at the Westin Galleria hotel in Dallas, TX. A one and a half day technical discussion and analysis of the Mexico tax, customs and trade benefits under the new manufacturing for export (IMMEX) decree.
For more information or to register, contact CITE at (914) 328-5656 or www.citeusa.org.


CVENT

Contact Intelligence is Cvent’s next generation product suite for Event Management, Web Surveys, and Email Marketing. Cvent has been a leading provider of web-based software for eight years and is now partnered with the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce Northeast chapter as their online registration provider. We have helped our clients manage 100,000+ marketing campaigns, events, and web surveys and work with many of your peers to increase their attendance, decrease overall costs, and improve efficiencies. Please contact Geoff Dye at Cvent for any questions, demos, pricing, etc & mention the USMCOC Northeast Chapter and receive a special discount.
Contact Geoff Dye at Cvent, 703-226-3591. gdye@cvent.com, www.cvent.com


GATE GROUP USA

Gate Group USA informs that:
Mr. Isaac M. Savitt, president of Gate Group USA is a board member of the District Export Council of New York (DEC)
Mr. Isaac M. Savitt was recently appointed as Chairman of the Communications and Public Relations Committee of the District Export Council of New York (DEC)


MEXICANA AIRLINES

“COMMUTER FARE” NEW YORK TO MEXICO CITY ON MEXICANA AIRLINES
Pay one price and fly 5 times throughout the year and save!!
For more information or to purchase this promotion contact 1800 419 3126.

Mexicana Airlines voted “Best Airline in Mexico” for 2005 & 2006 by Global Travel Magazine and the “Best Airline of Latin America” by the World Travel Awards for 9 consecutive years.


NH HOTELES

New Hotel Openning in the Santa Fe, area of Mexico DF
NH Santa Fe 4*
Av. San Juan Salvador Agraz No.45
CP 05120, Mexico DF

The hotel is located in the newest trendiest area of Mexico City, in the commercial area of Santa Fe.
All the major corporations have their operations in this area as well as the famous Santa Fe mall, ABC Hospital and the Iberoamericana University.

Special rate for all the members of the American Mexican chamber : $130.00 USD +17% taxes per Single / Double occupancy per room per night in European plan, as well as a 15% discount in all Food & Beverages signed up to the room.
For reservations: 1.888.726.0528 – mentioning United States – Mexico Chamber of commerce to get the special rate


THE WALDORF=ASTORIA

The Waldorf=Astoria becomes member of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
The Waldorf=Astoria, located at 301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022, is synonymous with the elegance and grandeur of the best of New York City. An official New York City landmark since 1993, the 625-foot, 47-storied, Art Deco property occupies an entire city block of prime, mid-town Manhattan real estate. Recent renovations totaling $400 million have renewed the splendor that has long made The Waldorf=Astoria an international icon.

On March 24, 1893, millionaire William Waldorf Astor opened the 13-story Waldorf Hotel, at the site where his former mansion stood, at Fifth Avenue at 33rd Street. Built by renowned architect Henry Hardenbergh, The Waldorf was the embodiment of Astor's vision of a grand hotel, complete with electricity throughout and private bathrooms in many guest chambers – two of a long list of Waldorf firsts.
Four years later, in 1897, The Waldorf was joined by the 17-story Astoria Hotel, erected on an adjacent site by Waldorf’s cousin, John Jacob Astor IV. The Corridor built to connect the two buildings became an enduring symbol of the combined Waldorf and Astoria hotels, which is represented by the “=” in The Waldorf=Astoria.

In 1929, after decades of hosting distinguished visitors from around the world, the original Waldorf=Astoria closed to pave the way for a reincarnation 15 blocks north on Park Avenue. The current hotel opened on October 1, 1931 as the world’s largest and tallest hotel – 625 feet tall, with 47 floors, 42 which are guest floors – a veritable city-within-a-city. Today it remains one of the world’s largest Art Deco buildings and The Waldorf=Astoria continues to be one of the city’s most beloved and utilized institutions.

 

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