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January 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Miami's Latino community does more business than any other Hispanic center in the country, according to a U.S. Census Bureau study, but an economist says that the wealth is concentrated in a few hands.
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April 15, 1996 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Los Angeles and the nation debate the videotaped beating of two illegal border-crossers two weeks ago, the man who owns the South El Monte property near where the incident took place shakes his head at the irony of being a footnote in the most recent, often ugly discussion about immigration. The owner of a thriving nursery business, with five locations of row upon row of green plants, Ramon Gallo, 46, is a tax-paying legal resident and shining story of hard-earned success.
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BUSINESS
June 8, 1987 | KEITH BRADSHER, Times Staff Writer
Angel Echevarria took out a bank loan in 1966 to found his East Los Angeles-based mattress manufacturing company, Angel Echevarria Co. But the firm sagged under the cost of interest payments until Echevarria mortgaged his house and possessions in 1978 and paid off the loan. Since then, he says, he has captured a 3% share of the mattress market nationwide. "In 1981, our sales were $3.2 million, and we're going to hit in 1987 close to $50 million.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1987 | KEITH BRADSHER, Times Staff Writer
Angel Echevarria took out a bank loan in 1966 to found his East Los Angeles-based mattress manufacturing company, Angel Echevarria Co. But the firm sagged under the cost of interest payments until Echevarria mortgaged his house and possessions in 1978 and paid off the loan. Since then, he says, he has captured a 3% share of the mattress market nationwide. "In 1981, our sales were $3.2 million, and we're going to hit in 1987 close to $50 million.
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April 15, 1996 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Los Angeles and the nation debate the videotaped beating of two illegal border-crossers two weeks ago, the man who owns the South El Monte property near where the incident took place shakes his head at the irony of being a footnote in the most recent, often ugly discussion about immigration. The owner of a thriving nursery business, with five locations of row upon row of green plants, Ramon Gallo, 46, is a tax-paying legal resident and shining story of hard-earned success.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Rivero grew up stamping envelopes in the direct mail-service industry. Along the way, he realized that U.S. companies do a lot of business by mail: They collect bills by mail, sell products by mail and even send junk. When he saved enough money, Rivero started his own direct mail service called Mini-Mailers Inc.
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June 10, 1987 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
A group of Orange County Latinos, saying they hope to serve as a liaison between business and the growing Latino community, Tuesday announced forming the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "We recognize that the business community has never been able to reach out there and do something with Orange County's Spanish-speaking community. We want to help build that bridge," said Manuel Pena, an insurance agent and member of the new chamber's board of directors.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Minorities hire minorities, but not women, a Census Bureau study showed Tuesday. Companies owned by Hispanics and blacks hired fewer women than other businesses, but nearly half had a work force consisting of 75% to 100% minorities, said a bureau report, "Characteristics of Business Owners." "This was quite a contrast to the predominantly white work force of the women and non-minority, male-owned firms," the study noted.
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December 12, 1986 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
One might expect to find headquarters for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, Miami, San Antonio or some other Latino center. But Kansas City? Being the heartland of America, Kansas City is headquarters for many trade associations, explained Hector Barreto, founder and president of the 50,000-member organization of Latino businesses. "Hispanic-owned businesses are in every state," said Barreto, 50, a self-made millionaire. "And, anyway, this happens to be my home."
BUSINESS
January 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Miami's Latino community does more business than any other Hispanic center in the country, according to a U.S. Census Bureau study, but an economist says that the wealth is concentrated in a few hands.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1991 | Cristina Lee, Times staff writer
Some might have considered the setting grim. But because the company promised to be good, more than 250 business people showed up for cocktails and shop talk in a rose garden fronting the main chapel at Melrose Abbey Mortuary in Anaheim. The tree-lined garden is where relatives and friends converge to mourn the loss of a loved one. But on this quiet Thursday evening in late May, it had been reserved for the monthly mixer of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County.
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February 10, 1995
Affirmative-action programs are under fire. One of the key battles will be the proposed California civil-rights initiative. If it qualifies, the 1996 ballot measure would forbid race- and gender-based preferences in state employment, contracting and school admissions. Here, JAMES BLAIR talks with backers and opponents. CHARLES A.
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