35th Anniversary LBA Sol Business Awards Gala

lba sol business awards 2011 The LBA Sol Business Awards Gala is the Latin Business Association’s premiere annual black tie event. The 2011 Gala – celebrating the 35th year anniversary of the LBA – was a spectacular success! The LBA wishes to thank all those whose support made the tremendous success of this annual event possible!

The 35th Anniversary LBA Sol Business Awards Gala
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California

The LBA Sol Business Awards Gala, which traditionally recognizes and awards outstanding entrepreneurs and corporations for their accomplishments and contributions to the Latino Business Community, is a star-studded event involving the who’s who of the entrepreneurial, corporate and political worlds. The 2011 Gala not only maintained that tradition but exceeded expectations by presenting much more besides.

The beautiful and historical Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles provided the perfect setting for this elegant evening which celebrates Latino excellence and was the appropriate backdrop for the nation’s largest and most-respected Hispanic Business Trade Organization to celebrate its thirty-five years of serving Latino entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes.

Traditional LBA Sol Business Awards Categories

The LBA traditionally presents the following Sol Business Awards at the Gala:

  • LBA Business of the Year

  • The LBA Sol Business of the Year award acknowledges outstanding achievement of businesses of varying size: Companies with less than $1 million in annual revenue; Companies with $1 to $5 million in annual revenue; Companies with $5 to $10 million in annual revenue and Companies with over $10 million in annual revenue.

    Each company must demonstrate a proven track record of sustained growth, performance improvement and organizational structure that promotes growth and innovation through its leadership system and workforce involvement.

  • LBA Corporation of the Year:

  • The LBA Corporation of the Year is presented to one or more corporations which provide contracting opportunities and comprehensive support to Latino-owned businesses.

  • LBA Advocate of the Year:

  • The LBA Advocate of the Year recognizes an individual for his or her active support of and dedication to causes and/or positions which promote the advancement of the Latino community.

    Special Awards for 2011

    In commemoration their 35th year anniversary, the LBA also presented the following special awards at the 2011 Gala :

  • Chairman’s Corporation of the Year for Education:

  • This special award acknowledges a corporation which provides outstanding educational, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for Latino youth.

  • Chairman’s Corporation of the Year for Health:

  • This special award acknowledges a corporation which provides access to outstanding programs and services which promote the general health and well-being of the Latino community.

    The Latin Business Association proudly presents the 2011 Sol Business Award Recipients:

    LBA 2011 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
    Less than $1 million in annual revenue

  • American Veteran, Inc.
  • Camelo Jello
  • Caroline Promotions, Inc.
  • Madalyn’s Cupcakes
  • UnionPrint
  • $1 to $5 million in annual revenue

  • Nopaltilla, L.L.C.
  • Stress Less Environmental, L.L.C.
  • $5 to $10 million in annual revenue

  • The Arenas Group
  • Over $10 million in annual revenue

  • Chivas USA
  • Diana’s Mexican Food Products, Inc.
  • The Agency
  • Ramcast Ornamental Supply Co., Inc.
  • Plaza Mexico
  • Chairman’s Corporation of the Year for Education

  • Wal-Mart
  • Chairman’s Corporation of the Year for Health

  • Salud Digna
  • LBA Advocate of the Year

  • Fernando de Necochea of Southern California Edison
  • Ruben Hernandez of UDLA – Unification of Disabled Latin Americans
  • Chairman’s Historical Corporation of the Year Award

    This year, the Latin Business Association also gratefully acknowledged those corporations who have historically contributed invaluable support to the LBA. Without their dedicated commitment to diversity and generous, sustained contributions the work of the LBA would not be possible. The LBA extends our sincere gratitude to the following Corporate Sponsors in presenting them the Chairman’s Historical Corporation of the Year Award:

    Chairman’s Historical Corporation of the Year:

  • American Honda
  • AT&T
  • City National Bank
  • Los Angeles World Airports
  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Pan American Bank
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Toyota
  • UnionBank
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • The LBA salutes and congratulates all of the 2011 Sol Business Award Recipients, and thanks all of you who attended and supported the 35th Anniversary LBA Sol Business Awards Gala!

    Community Hero Awards

    In addition to the above-mentioned awards, and in commemoration of its 35th year anniversary, the Latin Business Association opened the 2011 Gala with a special VIP Reception entitled Community Hero Awards, recognizing and honoring one US Armed Forces soldier for each year of the LBA’s existence.

    Read about the Community Hero Awards.

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