The Latino Coalition and the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce Host...

The Latino Coalition and the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce Host The Engine of America 2015 Small Business Summit


WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Latino Coalition (TLC), one of the largest membership and advocacy organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, in partnership with the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce (LALCC), will host The Engine of America 2015 Small Business Summit on October 8th, 2015 at the City Club Los Angeles.

The innovative one-day summit will provide trailblazing entrepreneurs with access to knowledgeable speakers, high-impact panels, networking opportunities and an interactive environment for evolving businesses.

With tools and strategies to aid small business, accelerate their growth and boost their productivity, The Engine of America 2015 Small Business Summit will host more than 20 speakers, panelists and top executives discussing healthcare, technology, telecom, immigration, regulations and legal reform.

Headlining the exciting conference will be Keynote Speaker Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank— one of the top 15 of the 100 Best Banks in America by Forbes from 2010 to 2014. Ng will share his insight with Latino business owners about how he transformed East West from a small savings and loan association into the full-service $28.74 billion in assets international and commercial bank it is today. He will also discuss leadership, consistency in business and East West Bank’s engagement of the ever-growing Hispanic business community.

“Small businesses are vital to the U.S. economy,” said Hector Barreto, TLC Chairman and former Administrator to the U.S. Small Business Administration. “They not only generate two-thirds of net new jobs and employ nearly half of the private-sector workforce; they bring diversity, expertise and an outstanding creativity for professional development to this nation. Together with the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, The Engine of America 2015 Small Business Summit will champion these entrepreneurs and provide them with the tools and strategies necessary to expand and continue succeeding.”

“The LALCC is looking forward, yet again, to partnering with The Latino Coalition for The Engine of America 2015 Small Business Summit. The summit is a powerful and unique opportunity for attendees to learn new skills and build relationships with experts to maximize their business potential,” said Theresa Martinez, CEO, of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce.

Panels throughout the day will include: Digital to-Do List: Industry Experts Discuss Online Strategies to Help Grow Your Small, Regulation: Strategies for Navigating Current Economic Environment and Procurement: How to Take Your Business to the Next Level: Opportunities in Government and Corporate Contracts.

A huge priority during The Engine of America 2015 Small Business Summit will be expanding business opportunities for summit attendees. Concluding the eventful day will be a Business Matchmaking session allowing them the opportunity to meet with procurement officers from federal agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to discuss small business procurement opportunities and secure potential contracts.

“With a proven record of generating $8 billion in verifiable contracts, Business Matchmaking is an exceptional opportunity for small businesses to be seated at the table and access significant resources to expand their business. We are glad to facilitate these impactful business sessions and provide entrepreneurs with access to the powerful tools which will enable them to profit and fuel the engine of our economy,” added Barreto.

For more information or to register and view the conference agenda, visit

The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Wal-Mart, Google. In addition, TLC acknowledges: Herbalife, CENTENE Corporation, Sands Las Vegas Sands Corp., MasterCard, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, PG&E,, American Express Open, Honda, Altamed Health Services, Intuit, Master Your Card, East West Bank, Southern California Edison, American Beverage Association, American Airlines, Verizon, The Coca-Cola Company, Southern California Gas, Tributo Tequila, Conexion, 305 Communications, CapitalWirePR and Impacto News.

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC’s agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit

The Latino Coalition and the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce Host The Engine of America 2015 Small Business Summit