Latino Business Group Marks Milestone

By EGP Staff Report

The Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce celebrated its five-year anniversary July 16 with a special reception hosted by nutrition company Herbalife at the company’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

Founded in 2009 to help Latino owned business advance in such areas as financing, procurement and technology usage, the chamber has garnered support and membership from both small businesses and large national corporations.

Herbalife CEO Michael O. Johnson welcomes Chamber to company’s downtown LA headquarters. (Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce)

Herbalife CEO Michael O. Johnson welcomes Chamber to company’s downtown LA headquarters. (Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce)

Hundreds of Latino business and community leaders attended the event where Board Chairman Gilbert Vasquez, managing partner of the certified public accounting firm of Vasquez & Company LLP discussed how in its short life the chamber has been able to help hundreds of small businesses improve their operation through business centered workshops on technology, financing, procurement and matchmaking workshops.

Vasquez acknowledged the chamber’s founders and  board of directors, Raul Salinas, Frank Villalobos, Julius Argumedo, Manuel Cons and Jonathan Sanchez, for their vision and dedication to ensuring Latino businesses are recognized for the important role they play in the economy.

Herbalife’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael O. Johnson also saluted the chamber, saying the group has helped grow the local economy by increasing the hiring and growth abilities of Latino-owned small and mid-size businesses in the Los Angeles region.

Chief Executive Officer, Theresa Martinez, said the chamber is in a position to address significant issues facing the Latino community, and the “best way to start those conversations is through active participation in the chamber.”

She said the chamber advocates at the local, regional and state level on behalf of its members.

For more on the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, please visit their website at

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One Response to “Latino Business Group Marks Milestone”

  1. Tex on July 24th, 2014 6:23 pm

    Herbalife operates very similar to Amway, the world’s largest MLM scam. See for yourself, google ‘stop the amway tool scam wordpress”

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