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May 9, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a tiny health care plan, finding a spot in a Southern California market ruled by giant corporations isn't easy. But Ruth Lopez-Williams hopes to tap the "best-kept secret" in Los Angeles by serving a population--lower-income Latinos--that the big guys have ignored for years.
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May 9, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a tiny health care plan, finding a spot in a Southern California market ruled by giant corporations isn't easy. But Ruth Lopez-Williams hopes to tap the "best-kept secret" in Los Angeles by serving a population--lower-income Latinos--that the big guys have ignored for years.
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BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles-based Latin Business Assn. has joined forces with Mexican counterparts in the state of Jalisco to bolster trade ties among small and medium-sized enterprises here and there. The organization's institute, which offers training and assistance to Latino-owned businesses looking to polish technological, exporting, marketing and other skills, has signed an agreement of cooperation with Jalisco's JALTRADE Institute.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2001 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs
In an effort to boost the competitiveness of Latino-owned businesses, California's training agency will launch an outreach campaign to encourage Latino business owners to offer state-funded training to their workers. The goal is to help California companies hold their own against out-of-state competitors. The California Employment Training Panel will make more than $85 million in job-training funds available to employers this year.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Latin Business Assn. has elected a new chairwoman and board of directors to lead the Los Angeles-based organization--the state's largest Latino chamber--into the next millennium. Ruth Lopez Williams, chief executive of El Monte-based Beverly Oncology & Imaging Centers and administrator of sister company Americade Home Health Agency, was sworn in as the new chair of the 1,200-member organization last week.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2000 | Lee Romney
About 5,000 entrepreneurs are expected to gather Monday and Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Latin Business Assn.'s annual expo, making it the country's largest Latino business gathering. The event, which last year drew businesses with an average of 27 employees and $2.7 million in annual sales, aims to foster business relationships between Latino enterprises and corporate America.
NEWS
August 16, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic Party, hosting its convention amid the greatest concentration of Latino businesses in the nation, has frustrated and alienated one of the largest associations of Latino entrepreneurs. Officials of the Los Angeles-based Latin Business Assn., which represents thousands of the 440,000 Latino entrepreneurs in the Southland, say they feel snubbed by the Gore campaign while Republican rival George W. Bush has made persistent overtures to court their votes.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2001 | DEBORA VRANA and PETER GOSSELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush on Monday nominated Hector V. Barreto, a Los Angeles entrepreneur and former chairman of the Latin Business Assn., to head the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Bush administration also announced the nomination of conservative economist R. Glenn Hubbard to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisors, adding a prominent academic to fill a gaping hole in Bush's economic team.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2001 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hector V. Barreto Jr.--son of an immigrant entrepreneur--launched his own business in East Los Angeles in 1986, his goal was to tap into an underserved market by offering insurance and financial services to the region's rapidly expanding Latino community.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a tiny health care plan, finding a spot in a Southern California market ruled by giant corporations isn't easy. But Ruth Lopez-Williams hopes to tap the area's "best-kept secret" by serving a population--lower-income Latinos--that the big guys have ignored for years. She helped start VivaHealth Plan, a health maintenance organization recently licensed by the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2002 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Wednesday, Ontario Chamber of Commerce President Robert L. Traister was asked what he thought about the president's upcoming visit. His response: "Which president?" By Thursday morning, he was helping to coordinate the town hall-style meeting President Bush will hold Saturday morning at Ontario Convention Center. "I got here this morning, and everybody in the office said: 'You've got to bail us out. The phones are ringing off the hook,' " Traister said Thursday. "It has been fast and furious."
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