Maria Monreal-Cameron is a determined woman. In January 2001, the president and CEO of the Milwaukee-based Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin traveled to Washington, D.C., to give a presentation outlining why her chamber should be awarded the bid to host the 2005 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention and Expo. But once wasn't enough. She returned again, and again — and again. The competition for the bid was steep, and it included Chicago, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati. But ...

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