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Make $250 in 2 hrs.! We are looking for Small Business Owners Nationwide to participate in a 2 hr. Online Focus Group on October 11th to the 14th!

Make $250 in 2 hrs.! ConneXion Research is looking for Small Business Owners Nationwide to participate in a 2 hr. Online Focus Group on October 11th to the 14th at different times depending on your availability and the session for which you qualify.

As a token of our appreciation for helping us with our research, you will receive an incentive payment for $250 via a Visa e-gift card.

For online prequalification, please click on this link See if I qualify. If you complete the online link and are pre-qualified, you will receive a call within 1 to 2 business days to confirm your information.

For telephone prequalification, call us at 281-815-4933 or 832-413-5416 after 11:00 am CST Monday through Friday. The prequalification call should only take about 10 minutes, so please call today. If our lines are busy, please try again or leave a voice message and your call will be returned within 1 to 2 business days. We cannot guarantee that everyone will qualify for the study.

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Thanksgiving has gone Multicultural!

One of America’s most popular holidays, Thanksgiving has arrived. Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S were families give thanks for their blessings. It all started in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that made it to be the first Thanksgiving celebration. For more than two centuries, days of Thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, that President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving Day an official holiday to be celebrated across the U.S in November.

As time passed, different cultures have combined in the U.S from around the world.  Each culture incorporating their traditions into a new mixed Thanksgiving Feast.  According to the Census Bureau by 2044 the majority of people in the U.S. will consist of diverse cultures. Therefore, each year we can expect different side dishes for Thanksgiving.

Asian groups for example, have a huge mix of spices in their food, and are also known for stir frying, steaming and deep frying their typical dishes. Hispanic are known to bring a variety of food which range from Tamales, Empanadas, Congris, Popusas and more. African Americans bring soul food to the feast, which is influenced by their ancestors from the south. Despite all of these delicious mixed sides, one thing remains the same, the flightless bird.

Here are a few side dishes from different cultures.

Asian Side Dishes

  • Cantonese Rice Salad
  • Baked Marinated Tofu
  • Mediterranean Bean Salad

Hispanic Side Dishes

  • Apple Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
  • Rajas de Poblano Mashed potatoes
  • Green Chile Cornbread

African American Side dishes

  • Giblet Gravy
  • Black Eye Peas
  • Collard Greens

The list goes on. To learn more about these dishes click on the links below.

Source: LAtimes, CenusBureau

http://mediterrasian.com/blog/?p=1037

http://communitytable.parade.com/229336/vianneyrodriguez/10-thanksgiving-side-dishes-with-a-latin-twist/

http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/soul-food-thanksgiving-recipes.html

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Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage is celebrated each year between the dates of September 15 to October 15.  During this time people recognize the contribution of American citizens whose ancestors came from different Hispanic heritage from around the world. Despite the many challenges Hispanics have face when they arrived to the U.S., they have maintained growth and have been tenacious in succeeding in this country.

Since 1970 the Hispanic population in the U.S. grew to 53 million in 2012, and continues to grow today. With such growth Hispanics now have a lot of influence with the direction of this country.  By 2016, 28 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote, and as the second largest, fastest growing, and youngest group of Americans, Hispanics hold the key to this country’s future. Not having to mention Hispanics also have one of the largest buying power. They love to spend! With a 1.5 trillion by end of 2015 and a projected 1.7 trillion growth by 2017, everyone is taking notice.

Most importantly, Hispanics have made huge contributions to this country by taking on leading roles and have inspired many to follow their lead.  Here are a few successful Hispanic leaders:

  • Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.
  • Oscar de la Hoya the Mexican professional boxer who is well known in the sport industry.
  • Jennifer Lopez the famous Puerto Rican actress and singer is an inspiration in the entertainment world.
  • Natalie Morales is a famous Hispanic American journalist from a Brazilian and Puerto Rican background.
  • Luis W. Alvares a Hispanic American is Nobel Prize winner in Physics born in San Francisco.
  • Julia Alvarez is a Dominican American well known author in poetry, Novelist and essayist.
  • Miguel Lopez Alegria from Spain is a veteran from 3 space shuttle missions and one International Space Station Mission.
  • Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist.
  • Juan Pablo Montoya is a Colombian professional race car driver that has won multiple top 10 finishes for Champ Car, Nascar, IndyCar, and Formula 1.
  • George Lopez is well known Mexican American comedian that brings laughter and joy to everyone!

To learn more about Hispanic Heritage month and how Hispanics have shaped this country, view his short clip.

Source: HHmaction.com, Pew Research Center, Nielsen

http://www.timeforkids.com/photos-video/video/hispanic-heritage-month-171416