September 13, 2000 |
Four fast-growing Korean American banks dominated the top ranks of Small Business Administration lenders in the Los Angeles area in 1999, according to a Times analysis of agency data, boosting the banks' fortunes and providing a lift to many minority-owned firms.
January 3, 1986
Donald E. McLarnan, veteran banker and director of the Small Business Administration in Los Angeles from 1954 to 1961, died Friday at 78. A former officer with the old Security First National Bank, McLarnan later became founding president of Mission National Bank. From 1969 to 1973 he was administrator of the Small Business Administration for the Western United States and the territories of Guam and Samoa. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, and three children.
March 28, 2007 |
The Small Business Administration is cracking down on the not-so-small. Starting this summer, small businesses with federal contracts will -- for the first time -- have to alert the government whenever they are acquired, merged or buy a company if they want a share of the $80 billion in annual federal procurement money awarded to small firms.