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The Latino Coalition: TLC Partners w/ LA Latino Chamber of Commerce for Latina Procurement

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September 26, 2014



The Latino Coalition Partners with Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce for Latina Procurement & Small Business Summit

Spotlighting Latina's in Business, Digital Solutions, Procurement, Energy, Healthcare/Regulation and how they will power the next evolution of business



WASHINGTON, DC-The Latino Coalition,one of the largest membership and advocacy organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, in partnership with the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce (LALCC), will host the Latina Procurement & Small Business Summit on October 9th, 2014 at the City Club Los Angeles.


The exclusive one-day summit will bring together an exciting blend of speakers and groundbreaking entrepreneurs ready to discuss ideas and innovations for evolving businesses. Knowledgeable speakers, high-impact panels, networking opportunities and much more will create an interactive environment between industry leaders and government officials.


"Small business is the engine of our economy and the Latina Procurement & Small Business Summit will fuel for professional development opportunities, as well as provide small business owners with tangible benefits and the tools necessary to succeed," said Hector Barreto, TLC Chairman and former Administrator to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

"Our participants will gain better technology skills, capacity, capital and cost cutting strategies to navigate their current economic challenges."


Panels during the conference will spotlight: Latina's Success in Business, Digital Solutions, Procurement, Energy and Healthcare/Regulations.Sessions with top executives from Comcast, Google, Herbalife, the U.S. Chamber 21stEnergy Institute and many more will discuss technologies and strategies to help grow small business, access capital, new opportunities and existing challenges facing the Latino business community.


Featured speakers during the Latina Procurement & Small Business Summit include national business leaders such as: David L. Cohen, Executive VP of Comcast Corp.; Matt Koch, VP of the U.S. Chamber 21stEnergy Institute; and John Walls, VP of Public Affairs for CTIA The Wireless Association to name a few.


The day will also focus on the economic influence of women and how they have been opening doors in a competitive workforce by encouraging opportunity. This year's summit will feature a Latina Purchasing Power presentation by Nielsen and an exciting townhall format with Ibi Fleming, Senior VP and Managing Director of Herbalife North America; Pamela Gibbs, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; Anna Caballero, Secretary of the California Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency; Jeanette Prenger, President of ECCoSelect; and Maria Salinas, Chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank.


Digital solutions are essential in staying competitive in the ever-changing business environment of today. Throughout the summit, industry experts will share their knowledge and have in-depth panel discussions on how emerging technologies are transforming the way entrepreneurs do business.


A new partnership agreement will be announced with the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, a trade group corporation seeking to organize and unify Latino business owners by advocating and providing improvement member services for small and mid-sized businesses.


"The LALCC is looking forward to partnering with The Latino Coalition to help surround the small business community with critical information and resources needed to succeed in the entrepreneurial world today," said Theresa Martinez, CEO, of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce. "The Latina Procurement & Small Business Summit promises a diverse, experienced and talented group of leaders sharing valuable insight about the world of business, technology and a path to leadership. This will be a very exciting partnership."


"TLC will collaborate with the LALCC to expand and empower entrepreneurial spirit and showcase the importance of innovation and bold, creative steps for succeeding. Together, we are committed to help small business reach their full potential and continue to impact this country's economic growth," Barreto added.


For more information or to register and view the conference agenda visit ourRegistration Page.


The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Lucrazon and Wal-Mart. In addition, TLC acknowledges: Intuit, Google, Herbalife, MasterCard, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, PG&E,, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, American Express Open, Comcast Universal, Vanir, Honda, Verizon, DSS Staffing, Opt4, The Libre Initiative, Conexion, 305 Communications, Southern California Edison and CapitalwirePR.


ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION-The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.



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October 9th, 2014



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