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Spain US Chamber of Commerce 2010 Young Entrepreneur Award Winner to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




Spain US Chamber of Commerce 2010 will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to mark the 2010 Young Entrepreneur Awards.

In honor of the occasion, Enrique Sarasola, President of Room-Mate chain of hotels and 2010 Young Entrepreneur Award winner, will preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET


Raquel Diaz

(212) 967-2170

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

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An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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About Young Entrepreneur Award:

The creation of the Young Entrepreneur Award was in 2009 and came from the vital need to encourage young professionals in the Spain-U.S. business community. This award draws attention to the accomplishments of exemplar young professionals by emphasizing the eagerness of young entrepreneurs to succeed.

About Enrique Sarasola:

Enrique Sarasola founded the successful and innovative Room-Mate Hotels chain of which he is now President. In less than 8 years Sarasola, along with his husband Carlos Marrero and his friend Gorka Atorrasagasti, created a new hotel concept based on his experience for his constant travels around the world. That same formula was implemented in different areas of Spain until he decided to cross the border and now Room-Mate Hotels is steadily expanding with Kike Sarasola leading up to the last detail of each hotel. The current expansion is well designed to strongly establish in America where the goal is to reach 5 hotels in New York as well as in Chicago, Washington, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco for which he keeps searching for opportunities that can be constantly adapted to the needs of Room-Mate Hotels.

About Room-Mate Hotels:

Room-Mate ( is a Spanish hotel chain founded in June 2001 whose philosophy is that the best way to travel is visiting friends in every city, friends whose lifestyle we share and who pass on their knowledge and experiences in the city, leading us through it. Room-Mate, with hotels in 3 and 4-star resorts in cities such as Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, Granada, Salamanca, Oviedo, Barcelona, New York, Miami and the upcoming openings in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, offers design, adjusted prices, excellent value for money and a unique location.

About Spain US Chamber of Commerce:

Representing some of the most influential companies in the Spanish-American business community, the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce promotes trade, investment and competitiveness.

Founded in 1959, the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is the premier forum fostering business and commerce between Spain and the United States. Headquartered in New York City, the Chamber is a private nonprofit membership organization dedicated to serving American and Spanish businesses.

The mission of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce is to provide the highest quality services and most efficient strategic tools to increase the competitiveness of your business.

We offer a wide array of services including dynamic networking, expert business intelligence, legal assistance, trade missions, market research projects, educational forums, national and international trade events, sponsor opportunities, periodical publications, and visas and exchanges.

From young entrepreneurs to well-established big corporations, our members receive tailored services in an extensive variety of business fields, specialized advice by our team of professionals, and innovative initiatives to meet the particular needs of each industry.

As an independent organization, the Chamber preserves the business interests of its members while facilitating productive relationships with a full network of institutions and organizations including bilateral government agencies, professional and trade associations, business leaders associations, sister chambers, civic officials, and prominent dignitaries.


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