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The Engine of America Small Business Summit to Enable Latino Business Growth, Provide Tools

First Posted: Oct 06, 2015 02:33 PM EDT

The Engine of America Small Business Summit, to be held on Oct. 8 in Los Angeles, will be hosted by The Latino Coalition and the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, helping small businesses to enable profit and fuel the economy.

The Latino Coalition, which is one of the largest advocacy and membership organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, will hold the one-day summit at the City Club Los Angeles. The event will offer forward-thinking entrepreneurs access to networking opportunities, high-impact panels, incredible speakers and an interactive environment to advance their businesses.

More than 20 panelists, speakers and executives will appear to discuss legal reform, healthcare, technology, immigration, regulations and telecom. Tips, tools and strategies will be dispensed and shared to boost productivity, accelerate business growth and create opportunities.

Hong Kong-born Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Ng will share valuable insight with the Latino business owners, educating them on how he was able to transform California-based East West Bank from a small outfit to a full-service international and commercial bank that has $30.1 billion in assets. He'll discuss consistency in business, leadership and his bank's engagement with the 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, according to a press release. "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."

Theresa Martinez, CEO of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, indicated the summit stands as a powerful opportunity for building relationships with experts, maximizing business potential and learning new skills. There will be ongoing panels throughout the day, including "Procurement: How to Take Your Business to the Next Level: Opportunities in Government and Corporate Contracts" and "Digital to-Do List: Industry Experts Discuss Online Strategies to Help Grow Your Small, Regulation: Strategies for Navigating Current Economic Environment." Additionally, the event will conclude with a Business Matchmaking session, enabling experts from federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies to converse about potential contracts and small business procurement opportunities.

Business Matchmaking has proven record of generating $8 billion in verifiable contracts, thus posing an incredible opportunity for small businesses to access resources, powerful to grow their businesses and revenue, fueling the economy.

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