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December 6, 1993 | DEBORA VRANA, Times Correspondent
As director of the Orange County Minority Business Development Center for the past five years, Raul J. Medrano has assisted 1,000 minority-owned businesses, helping companies to get $26 million in financing and $315 million in contracts. Medrano, born in East Los Angeles, spent years in banking before joining the center. He is active in many community groups. The center--funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce--helps companies obtain loans and create business plans.
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December 6, 1993 | DEBORA VRANA, Times Correspondent
As director of the Orange County Minority Business Development Center for the past five years, Raul J. Medrano has assisted 1,000 minority-owned businesses, helping companies to get $26 million in financing and $315 million in contracts. Medrano, born in East Los Angeles, spent years in banking before joining the center. He is active in many community groups. The center--funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce--helps companies obtain loans and create business plans.
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January 11, 1995 | MIMI KO
Barely a month after Amin David, chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County, was named Man of the Year by one Latino activist group for his work in the community, another organization has announced that it will honor him for the same reason. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County will give David an Estrella award for community service at an awards banquet in April. The award is given each year to someone who is involved with the Latino community, Chamber President Raul J. Medrano said.
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May 24, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The president of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce has abruptly resigned his post--less than a year after his term began--and an Orange County businessman was named to replace him. Alex. C. Torres was elected to head the umbrella organization of more than 50 Latino chambers last year, pushing a platform of technology education for the state's Latino-owned enterprises. He stepped down last week in a move that startled the state's Latino business organizations.
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