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November 5, 1998 | LEE ROMNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Small Business Administration chief Aida Alvarez signed an agreement Wednesday with the Latin Business Assn. pledging to channel at least $40 million a year in additional loans to local Latino companies. The agreement, signed at the Los Angeles-area business group's third annual business expo, calls for the federal agency to provide a host of additional services to association members, including one-on-one lending counseling.
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August 30, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles-based Latin Business Assn. has picked up steam in recent years as Latino enterprises grow in numbers and clout. Today, it is the nation's largest membership-based Latino business organization and its annual expo--to be held Sept. 11 and 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center--is expected to draw 5,000 Latino entrepreneurs. It has an annual budget of $2 million and has brokered $50 million in corporate contracts for its members over the last two years alone.
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BUSINESS
August 30, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles-based Latin Business Assn. has picked up steam in recent years as Latino enterprises grow in numbers and clout. Today, it is the nation's largest membership-based Latino business organization and its annual expo--to be held Sept. 11 and 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center--is expected to draw 5,000 Latino entrepreneurs. It has an annual budget of $2 million and has brokered $50 million in corporate contracts for its members over the last two years alone.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1999 | VICKI TORRES
At the Latin Business Assn. Expo recently, business owners not only perused the exhibit hall, sat through speeches and attended educational sessions, but about 500 met one-on-one with corporate buyers to talk about vending opportunities. Last year, such talks generated $30 million worth of sales contracts for participating companies, and LBA officials expect the number to double this year.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino entrepreneurs in the Southland whose companies gross more than a million dollars a year are vigorously optimistic about the future and serve as a strong source of employment for Latino workers, a survey by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute shows. Seventy-four percent of respondents from the five-county region expected sales to increase over the next year; only 1% expected a decrease. Half the companies planned to add employees in the next 12 months.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Orange County ready for a second Latino business organization? Harold H. Martinez, president of the Latin Business Assn., thinks so. His 800-member Los Angeles organization launched a membership drive here Wednesday to try to build support for a local chapter of the group. The LBA is no newcomer to Orange County.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1999 | VICKI TORRES
At the Latin Business Assn. Expo recently, business owners not only perused the exhibit hall, sat through speeches and attended educational sessions, but about 500 met one-on-one with corporate buyers to talk about vending opportunities. Last year, such talks generated $30 million worth of sales contracts for participating companies, and LBA officials expect the number to double this year.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2008 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
Ask for his business card and you're likely to get a handful from Ruben Guerra, chairman of the Latin Business Assn. in Los Angeles. The affable Los Angeles native carries one for his 1,200-member organization, one for his construction company, a freshly printed one for his new liquid coating business and, until recently, a fourth for the packaging wholesale business he started when he was 23.
NEWS
February 13, 1994
Where can I find out about carpooling? Will telecommuting work for me? How do I learn more about getting involved in my community? From transportation to education to the economy, a myriad of agencies, experts and publications are available to answer questions and help residents become more involved in solving the region's pressing problems. Here is a guide to some of those resouces. I. TRANSPORTATION Contacts: Caltrans. 120 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino entrepreneurs in the Southland whose companies gross more than a million dollars a year are vigorously optimistic about the future and serve as a strong source of employment for Latino workers, a survey by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute shows. Seventy-four percent of respondents from the five-county region expected sales to increase over the next year; only 1% expected a decrease. Half the companies planned to add employees in the next 12 months.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1998 | LEE ROMNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Small Business Administration chief Aida Alvarez signed an agreement Wednesday with the Latin Business Assn. pledging to channel at least $40 million a year in additional loans to local Latino companies. The agreement, signed at the Los Angeles-area business group's third annual business expo, calls for the federal agency to provide a host of additional services to association members, including one-on-one lending counseling.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Orange County ready for a second Latino business organization? Harold H. Martinez, president of the Latin Business Assn., thinks so. His 800-member Los Angeles organization launched a membership drive here Wednesday to try to build support for a local chapter of the group. The LBA is no newcomer to Orange County.
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