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The Latin Business Association

proudly presents

The 38th Annual
LBA Sol Business Awards Gala
“Highlighting Business Excellence”

taking place

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.



The Castaway Restaurant

1250 E. Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91501

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The Latin Business Association is celebrating 38 years of serving the small-business community. It is with great pleasure that we present the 38th Annual LBA Sol Business Awards Gala!

The Gala is a one of the premiere Latin business-networking events. The awards honor top entrepreneurs and corporations for major contributions to the success of Latin- and minority-business. The Gala evening consists of a reception, awards presentation and dancing. This elegant black tie event involves the “who’s-who” of the Latino entrepreneurial, corporate and political worlds, and is simply an event not-to-be-missed!

Featuring Master of Ceremonies


Monique Marvez

Bio of Monique Marvez

Gala Program

    6:00 p.m.- Reception
    7:00 p.m.- Dinner
    8:00 p.m.- Awards Presentation
    9:30 p.m.- Dancing & Entertainment

Sol Business Awards

The Sol Business Awards Gala traditionally presents the following honors:

  • LBA Business-of-the-Year
    LBA Business-of-the-Year awards are presented in the following categories:
    Company with less than $1 million in revenue
    Company with $1 to $5 million in gross annual revenue
    Company with $5 to $10 million in gross annual revenue
    Company with over $10 million in gross annual revenue
  • LBA Corporation-of-the-Year
  • LBA Advocate-of-the-Year

Presenting the 2014 LBA Gala Sol Business Awards Recipients:

LBA Business-of-the-Year

  • LBA Corporation-of-the-Year

    LBA Corporate Partner



    Timothy J. (Tim) McCallion

    Bio of Tim McCallion

  • LBA Advocate-of-the-Year Award:


    Richard Chacon

    Senior Vice President
    Supplier Diversity & Development


    MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

  • Special Chairman’s Awards

    The LBA Sol Business Awards also feature special Chairman Awards, highlighting individuals or corporations for unique contributions to the Latin Business Community.

    • Chairman’s Entertainment Business-of-the-Year Award

      Mario Lopez
      iHeartMedia Radio Program
      “On with Mario Lopez Show”

      Bio of Mario Lopez

    • Chairman’s International Entertainment Award


      International Recording Artist
      Ezequiel Peña
      El Nuevo Charro de México!

      Bio of Ezequiel Peña

    • Chairman’s International Business-of-the-Year Award


      Deico Desarrollo de Infraestructura y Conexos, s.a. de c.v.

    • Chairman’s Non Profit Award


      The Elite SDVOB Network

    • Chairman’s Green Business Award



    • Chairman’s International Green Award


      Arturo Esobar y Vega

      Federal Congressman
      President of the National Green Party of México

    • Chairman’s Health Care Award


      Teletón USA

    • Chairman’s Community Hero Award
      Staff Sergeant Juan Higuera J.F.

      United States Marine Corps

    Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, Participating Nominee Businesses and Attendees
    for making the Sold Out 2014 LBA Sol Business Awards Gala a great success!