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September 30, 2016

Los Angeles, CA The Latino Coalition (TLC) is the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers.  Committed for over two decades to the economic and social development of entrepreneurs across the nation, TLC continues powerful representation of the ever-important Latino community and electorate. 

Understanding that Latino small businesses are the fastest growing segment of the economy with over three million companies generating over 600 billion in annual revenue, The Latino Coalition has made it their mission to promote the spirit of innovation and champion Hispanic entrepreneurship through relevant programming.

“TLC has a track record of success of more than 20 years building partnerships and strengthening America’s small business community,” said Hector Barreto, TLC’s Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  “By signing this MOU we are joining forces, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) the TLC and its members will be able to address the national security issues that surround law enforcement and the growing Latino communities that we all serve in both business and in public service” said Anthony Chapa, HAPCOA’s Executive Director.  The historic MOU between HAPCOA and the TLC was signed on September 29, 2016, during the West Coast Small Business Summit held in Los Angeles, CA.

Attending the West Coast Small Business Summit included Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46); Ambassador Roman Macaya Hayes of Costa Rica; Consul General Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba Zepeda (Mexico); Raul Anaya, President Greater Los Angeles Bank of America;  and Gilbert Vazquez, Chairman, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce.  Approximately 300 small Latino business members attended the luncheon.  HAPCOA members present during the signing ceremony included Paul Magallanes, Richard Mayger, and supporting members Joshua Jones and Arthur Kassel.

The West Coast Small Business Summit created an exclusive gathering of trailblazing entrepreneurs and provided them with connections to knowledgeable speakers, high-impact panels, networking opportunities and an interactive environment for evolving businesses.  Also attending the West Coast Small Business Summit and representing HAPCOA were John Torres, National President, and Tina Nieto, 1st Vice President of HAPCOA.Chapa addresses the 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit, Los Angeles, CA

Chapa addresses the 2016 West Coast Small Business Summit, Los Angeles, CA

Chapa and Hector Barreto, Chairman of the Latino Coalition Sign MOU

Chapa, Congresswoman Sanchez (CA-46). Stacy Taylor, Reagan Foundation, and Arthur Kassel.

Chapa and Raul Anaya, President, Bank of America-Greater Los Angeles

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