The Latin Business Association would like to thank everyone who attended the SOLD OUT 3rd Annual LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank, CA. It was our distinct privilege and pleasure to be your host! We also wish to thank all our Sponsors, Partners, Presenters, Promotors and Exhibitors for your tremendous support. All your enthusiastic participation made the 2012 LBA MWBC the outstanding success it was!

The 3rd Annual LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference (MWBC)-

Connecting Women in Business to Top Women Executives of Various Utility and Telecommunications Companies

The Latin Business Association

in partnership with Diamond Sponsor:

Nominate Your Business for VERIZON LATINO BUSINESS SERIES’ Latino Entrepreneur of the Year.

Emerald Sponsors:


Ruby Sponsors:


Sapphire Sponsors:


and Amethyst Sponsors:


proudly present:

The 3rd Annual LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference

“Energy & Technology in the Eyes of Women in Business”

Thursday, August 16, 2012

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

at the

The Castaway Restaurant

1250 East Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91501
Tel: (818) 848-6691

“The Most Important Event on This Date in Southern California!”

Free to LBA Members!

Non-Members: Only $25.00

About the 3rd Annual LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference (MWBC)

The MWBC, providing women in business the opportunity to connect with the top Women Executives from various utility and telecommunications companies – focuses on how women and minorities in business not only can meet the buyers but also successfully obtain a contract!

The Conference aims to provide a welcoming and supportive business environment for all minority groups, most particularly women. It will feature insightful discussions, panelists comprised of top women executives from major corporations and powerful presentations covering a broad range of topics, in addition to several networking opportunities throughout the day – all designed to empower you, the business entrepreneur!

The LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference was formed in 2010 to encourage women to engage in fields in which they have traditionally been underepresented – namely Energy and Technology. All are welcome. This is the time to engage in a full day of the exciting and dynamic world of women in business!

“This is an opportunity, in our community, to do business with each other—to encourage minority women to engage in fields in which they are currently underrepresented –and connect them with contracting opportunities.” – Ruben Guerra, LBA Chairman & CEO.

The LBA Proudly Presents Distinguished Conference Emcee: David Cruz

Anchor, The David Cruz Show, KTLK AM1150 and KFI AM640
Also, Commentator Fox 11 TV, and Good Day L.A.

About the LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference

  • Providing Inspiration and Motivation

  • The LBA MWBC typically features a special keynote speaker who sets the tone for the day by delivering an inspiring and motivating message.This year, the Conference will feature

    two Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • The Hon. Wendy Gruel, Controller for the City of Los Angeles
  • and

  • Ms. Catherine Sandoval, the first Hispanic Commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission.
  • Seminar 1: “Tackling the Titans” Presenter:

    Gilbert Buchanan- Buchanan & Associates

    Seminar 2: “Connect4Business” Supplier Diversity Panelists:

  • Ms. Deborah Deras- Verizon
  • Ms. Caroline Bowman- AT&T
  • Ms. Debbie Lumpkin- SCE- Southern California Edison
  • Ms. Michelle Chieks- Southern California Gas Company
  • Moderator:

    Ms. Rosa Carillo- Carillo and Associates

  • Empowering Your Business and Providing Networking Opportunities

  • The MWBC features a powerful presentation from an experienced professional who will teach you the particulars on how to present your business and go on to win the contract! The Conference includes a Continental Breakfast and Luncheon and concludes with a powerful networking opportunity to meet with other exceptional business professionals!

  • Seminars and Panel Discussions

  • The Conference offers excellent seminars and panel discussions that focus on business opportunities and show you how Energy and Technology can become invaluable assets in your company’s portfolio.

    Download the MWBC Brochure

    Driving Directions to the Castaway Restaurant

    LBA Promotional Partners

    The Latin Business Association is grateful for the participation of
    LBA Access-to-Capital Partner:

    V.E.D.C.- Valley Economic Development Center

    And for the support of our participating promotional
    LBA Community Partners and Chambers:

    S.C.M.S.D.C.- Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council

    P.A.C.E.- Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment

    National Latina Business Women’s Association- Los Angeles

    C.O.F.E.M.- Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica (Council of Mexican Federations in North America)

    Asian Business Association

    Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce

  • Hollywood Chapter
  • Inland Cities East Chapter
  • Riverside Chapter
  • San Gabriel Chapter

  • Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

    International Society of Black Latinos

    Southern California Pilipino Chamber of Commerce

    Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles

    Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County

    West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

    Temple City Chamber of Commerce

    The LBA also thanks our participating LBA Media Partners for their promotional support:

    “The 2012 Latin Business Association Women’s Business Conference was even
    better than the first year I attended. I am always impressed with the quality of the women attending the conference. The speakers are always outstanding and present valuable information needed to help improve your business. The variety of different businesses represented in the vendor section was exceptional and I enjoyed learning about their companies.
    During the conference I met many people, gathered a lot of information and exchanged business cards that will go into my data base. The following week I received a phone call announcing me as the winner of a free membership with the National Latina Business Women’s Association – Los Angeles Chapter! I am looking forward to attending the Conference in 2013.”
    – Arlene T. Dyer, Founder & Executive Director- MYSELF, Inc.

    And we want to especially thank, and congratulate our NEW MEMBERS who joined the LBA at the Conference, and look forward to their upcoming FREE INTERVIEWS ON THE DAVID CRUZ SHOW on Clear Channel KTLK 1150AM Radio!

    Welcome New LBA Members:

  • Discovery Seminars & Coaching

    Jorge Gonzalez/Diana Miranda
    Personal Growth Training/Transformation

  • Good Shepherd Shelter of Los Angeles

    Lois Lengel/Blanca E. Quintana
    Non-Profit Serving Battered Women and their Children in Los Angeles

  • Integrated Scanning of America

    Isabel Sander/Manuel Bulwa
    Document Scanning/Digital Conversion Services

  • Festival Navideno Calle Ocho

    Elena Lobito
    Annual Los Angeles Christmas Festival

  • Glen Oaks Escrow

    Frances Meron
    Escrow & Real Estate Service Professionals

  • Medical Revenue Recovery

    Charlotte Moore
    Medical Billing & Coding Services for Health Care Providers

  • Janco & Winnex, Inc.

    Jennifer Renshaw
    Full Line of Promotional, Janitorial and Safety Products

  • RDS Insurance Brokers

    Maria del Rosario-Foye
    Insurance Services Provider to the San Gabriel Valley

  • The Law Offices of Malmquist, Fields & Camastra

    Law Firm Specializing in Workers Compensation

  • Advanced Design & Art

    Svetlana and Yakov Goldenberg
    Domestic Textile Design & Printing Services

  • Sahar Consulting, LLC

    Sahar Andrade, MB, BCH
    Diversity & Inclusion Consulting/Social Media Strategy Training, Auditing & Assessment

  • JR Grease Services

    Jesse and Jessica Rodriguez
    Specialists in Cooking Grease Removal & Interceptor Pumping Services

  • Independent Herbalife Wellness Coach Karla Sandoval

    Health & Welfare Consultant/Nutritional & Fitness Products Provider

  • Elite Auto Network

    Christine Keith
    Private & Commercial Fleet Services/Auto Accessories/Contract Negotiations

  • Corona Legacy Group

    Adrianna Corona
    Professional Marketing/Branding/Communications Services

  • Welcome Back Renewing LBA Members:

  • Malka Sierra of the American Heart Association

    Non-Profit Health Service Provider Serving Greater Los Angeles, Central Valley and the Coast

  • Synergy Unlimited

    Deborah Deras, M.S.C.R.C.ALSP
    Professional Development Consultant

  • RJI Services

    Rafael Jorge and Aurora Jaramillo
    Pre-Employment Background Check/Document Retrieval Research

  • Aura Toner Supplies

    Hector Sanchez and Brenda Duarte
    Full Service Provider of Printer, Inkjet and Toner Cartridges and Printing Supplies

  • Hear the The David Cruz Show Radio Interview with LBA Member Corestaff’s Rozalyn Lucero and what she had to say about the employment market and Pasadena, CA!

    Watch for further upcoming Radio Interviews with LBA Members on The David Cruz Show on KTLK AM1150, a Clear Channel Production!

    Read about How the LBA Drove the Creation of The David Cruz Show.

    THANKS AGAIN FOR ATTENDING THE 3RD ANNUAL LBA MWBC! We Look Forward to Doing It Again Next Year!

    Read about the hugely successful 2nd Annual LBA/LBA-Institute Minority Women’s Business Conference, which took place August 18, 2011 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank, CA.

    The LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference is an LBA Signature Event. Read about LBA Signature Events.

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