The following is a Letter from the Publisher of the Los Angeles Business Journal, introducing the special Ad Supplement to the 3rd Annual Latino Business Awards, which took place Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, CA:

“Welcome to our fourth annual celebration of one of the most important and exciting sectors of business within the Los Angeles economic landscape today — the
Latino business community! As more and more Latino-owned or managed companies and organizations appear as success stories across our pages – seemingly with each passing issue — it has fast become a natural part of our annual routine to cast a celebratory spotlight on these great businesses, be they emerging companies, large established business institutions, or non-profit organizations helping to keep the fabric of our collective community strong.

So once again we single out some of the organizations and leaders in the Latino business community who are setting the example for all of us doing business in the region with our 2013 Latino Business Awards. The awards event, as well as the special supplement you hold in your hands now, are designed to share our honorees’ and finalists’ terrific success stories and contributions to Los Angeles business as a whole.

Join us through this special section as we applaud those very special honorees and finalists we celebrated at our Awards luncheon on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Five honorees are announced in this section in five categories – $25+ Million in Gross Revenue; $10 – $25 Million in Gross Revenue; $2 – $10 Million in Gross Revenue; Under $2 Million in Gross Revenue; and Nonprofit Organization. We congratulate each honoree, as well as the wonderful collection of finalists, also listed and described in these pages.

We hope you enjoy this special section, which contains some insights on the creative ways in which some of LA’s leading Latino businesses have made prestigious names for themselves. Special thanks go out this year to our presenting sponsor, California Bank & Trust and our Community Sponsor, the Latin Business Association. And again, congratulations to all the great Latino businesses in Los Angeles who play such an integral role in our business community as a whole.”

Best regards,

Matthew A. Toledo
Publisher & CEO
The Los Angeles Business Journal