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The Latino Coalition Announces National Business and Government Leaders at the 2013 West Coast Economic Summit

PG&E Corporation Foundation Executive Director and PG&E Director of Community Relations Ezra Garrett, Walmart Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Greg Warren, Vice President of Biz2Credit Business Development Tracy C. Kellaher, Keenan Insurance Brokerage/Consulting Firm Chief Strategy Officer Henry Loubet, National Federation of Independent Business California Executive Director John Kabateck, Professor of Medicine at the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA Dr. David Hayes-Bautista and many more to address gathering of Business Owners

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and mid-sized businesses, will host the 2013 West Coast Economic Summit on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in the San Francisco Bay Area in California at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

"The recent gridlock and partisanship in Washington, DC is hindering small business and economic progress for our country," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2001-2006).  "The government shutdown has the US markets sliding and although government can shut down; small businesses need to keep moving forward.  Congress needs to come together with job creators that will free up corporate money and private sector investments in order to spur growth, and get small businesses expanding again."

Understanding that small business is the engine of the economy, the 2013 West Coast Economic Summit will present high impact panels with more than 20 speakers and panelists, including PG&E Corporation Foundation Executive Director and PG&E Director of Community Relations Ezra Garrett, Walmart Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Greg Warren, Vice President of Biz2Credit Business Development Tracy C. Kellaher, Keenan Insurance Brokerage/Consulting Firm Chief Strategy Officer Henry Loubet, National Federation of Independent Business California Executive Director John Kabateck, Professor of Medicine at the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA Dr. David Hayes Bautista and many more. 

Speakers and panelists will be discussing key issues important to small business such as: healthcare, procurement opportunities, newly available financing, risk management and legal reform.  The panels will include: "Capital Tools Available to Small Business," "The Next Level with Corporate and Government Procurement," "Affordable Care Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know," and "Small Business Strategies for Dealing with Current Regulations."

The summit will bring together small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs from across California to network, empower and provide effective tools for policies that support small business growth.  And strategic partnerships will be secured with the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Hispanics In Energy.

MEDIA RSVP: To cover The Latino Coalition 2013 West Coast Economic Summit, please submit attendee name, outlet, contact number(s) and an email to ytorre@thelatinocoalition.com.

WHAT:            TLC 2013 West Coast Economic Summit

WHEN:            Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WHERE:          Oakland Marriott City Center 
                       Oakland Convention Center 
                       1001 Broadway 
                       Oakland, CA 94607

ON-SITE CONTACT:    Yohana de la Torre 
                                  (239) 896-4695

Check-In and Registration: All media must check in at the press registration table to receive a press badge.  A press badge is required to cover the conference and must be displayed at all times.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Program will begin at 9:00 am PT.  Please arrive on-site by 8:15 am PT for check-in and set up on media risers.  Press riser and mult-box available.

AGENDA DETAILS: Please visit our website at http://tlcwestecon-eorg.eventbrite.com for more information and to view the conference's agenda.

The Latino Coalition would like to acknowledge our partners:  PG&E, Wal-Mart, Lucrazon, AT&T, Google, Intuit, MasterCard U.S., Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, American Express Open, The Libre Initiative, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, My Wireless, Comcast Universal, AltaMed, Verizon, The Coca Cola Company, Conexion, Biz2Credit, Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, Community Merchants U.S.A., Latin Business Today and El Clasificado.

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 relevant to Latinos.  TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico.  Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.  Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.

SOURCE The Latino Coalition



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