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October 31, 1992
The Orange County Minority Business Council installed its first female president Friday. Nam Wheeler, a former Vietnamese refugee, was named to succeed Manuel Pena of the county's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as president of the 4-year-old council. The organization is made up of the local black, Chinese-American, Latino, Korean and Vietnamese chambers of commerce. Wheeler is a board member of the county's Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and is on the advisory board of Garden Grove Hospital.
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September 23, 1998 | LINN GROVES
The Minority Business Council of Orange County joined nearly a dozen state companies Tuesday in announcing California Partnership on Diversity, a business and community initiative. The corporate initiative, unveiled Tuesday in Los Angeles and San Francisco, "encourages and promotes the business and economic benefits of embracing diversity." Members from local companies will meet quarterly, starting in December.
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BUSINESS
September 27, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it came time to renew his company's liability and worker's compensation insurance earlier this month, Aaron Lovejoy decided to try something new. Instead of simply choosing a broker who offered low rates for his computer services company, Ultratech Resources Inc., he went looking for a minority-owned insurance broker. And he found one: Pena Insurance Agency in Santa Ana.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1992
The Orange County Minority Business Council installed its first female president Friday. Nam Wheeler, a former Vietnamese refugee, was named to succeed Manuel Pena of the county's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as president of the 4-year-old council. The organization is made up of the local black, Chinese-American, Latino, Korean and Vietnamese chambers of commerce. Wheeler is a board member of the county's Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and is on the advisory board of Garden Grove Hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | LINN GROVES
The Minority Business Council of Orange County joined nearly a dozen state companies Tuesday in announcing California Partnership on Diversity, a business and community initiative. The corporate initiative, unveiled Tuesday in Los Angeles and San Francisco, "encourages and promotes the business and economic benefits of embracing diversity." Members from local companies will meet quarterly, starting in December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1988
"Minority Business Opportunities '88" is the subject of a seminar Saturday in Anaheim that will focus on financing, special government programs and networking. The program is sponsored by the Orange County Minority Business Council and U.S. Small Business Administration along with the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the Black Business Alliance, and the Hispanic, Vietnamese and Korean chambers of commerce.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1998
Robert Arjonilla has been named project director for the Orange County Minority Business Council's small-business counseling and planning project in Santa Ana. Arjonilla is the founder and managing director of Arjonilla Associates, a business consulting company specializing in investment, development, trade, tourism and government relations in Third World and emerging countries. He also is the founder and managing director of California Trade Connection, a management and marketing company.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1995 | Don Lee, Times staff writer
Small Business Loan Program: A $50,000 grant to Partnership 2010 will go toward the start-up of a $1-million revolving loan program for small businesses in Orange County. The grant came from Pacific Telesis Foundation and it will be used by the Orange County Minority Business Council, which is developing the loan program in conjunction with Partnership 2010 and credit union executives.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1993 | Susan Christian / Times staff writer
Minority leadership awards: Fernando Torrez is the founder and president of Torrez Trucking Inc. in Anaheim. Sun Nam Chung presides over the Sun Trading Co., a silk printing business in Garden Grove. Diep Lan Vo owns three restaurants in Orange County. Mattie Jordan Gaye owns a State Farm Insurance agency in Garden Grove. Caleb Zia helped start the Grand National Bank in Santa Ana.
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May 18, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
A woman who has been an advocate for minority-owned small businesses and who helped raise millions of dollars for Orange Coast College will be honored by the college this month as an outstanding citizen. OCC President David A. Grant and his Cabinet selected Patricia A. Krone to receive the award, which will be presented May 26 at graduation ceremonies.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it came time to renew his company's liability and worker's compensation insurance earlier this month, Aaron Lovejoy decided to try something new. Instead of simply choosing a broker who offered low rates for his computer services company, Ultratech Resources Inc., he went looking for a minority-owned insurance broker. And he found one: Pena Insurance Agency in Santa Ana.
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March 15, 1996 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gearing up for what polls indicate will be a close vote on March 26, Measure S opponents exhorted Orange County business leaders at a breakfast meeting Thursday to mobilize against the antiairport ballot measure. "There is nothing more important to the future of Orange County than an international airport," said Chapman University President James Doti, who cited major opportunities in Southern California's foreign trade market. "The economy here has clearly grown since the end of the recession.
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May 27, 1989
Ho Young Chung, 55, has been named to the Orange County Human Relations Commission by the County Board of Supervisors. Chung, who owns an insurance agency in Buena Park, was appointed to a 2-year term to fill an at-large position. He is a founding member and former president of the Korean Chamber of Commerce of Orange County and of the Korean-American Lions Club. He has served as chairman of the Korean/American Assn. of Orange County and of the Koreatown Garden Grove Police Support Committee, and as vice chairman of the Orange County Minority Business Council.
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