Latino Biz Group to Hold Awards Luncheon, Matchmaking Event

By EGP Staff Report

The Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles will hold its 4th Annual Latino Business Awards Luncheon on Feb. 21 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The awards luncheon program has been expanded this year to include a business matchmaking event prior to the awards luncheon, according to Jorge Corralejo, LBCGLA’s chairman.

The matchmaking event is an opportunity to make new business contacts and develop relationships with Fortune 500 corporations and federal agencies, Corralejo said.

As part of the program, participants will be able to engage in 15 minute face-to-face meetings with buyers and procurement executives, where they can share information about their company, perhaps getting on a company’s radar for the very first time, he explained. Interested participants can register either as a buyer or supplier, according to the LBCGLA website. The cost to attend is $20 for LBCGLA members and $45 for non-members.

During the luncheon portion of the program, LBCGLA will once again honor Latino owned businesses that are innovative and making a difference in their field or their community, according to Corralejo.

There are 150 nominees vying in 7 different categories: Small Business, Medium Business, Large Business, Public Business, Innovation, Fastest Growing and the Honorary Legacy Award.  The Legacy Award will recognize a lifetime achievement of community development and Latino empowerment, Corralejo said.

Luncheon tickets are $100 for both members and non-members.

Proceeds from the event benefit the non-profit group’s core programs and mission of advocating for and providing services to small and medium sized businesses. For more information or to register for the awards luncheon or matchmaking event, go to www.latinobusinesschamber.org or call (213) 347-0008.

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