The Latino Coalition Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and the Contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States

Sep 16, 2013, 09:00 ET from The Latino Coalition

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and mid-sized businesses, recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the strength, culture and economy of the United States.

Hispanic Heritage Month pays tribute to America's diversity and honors the countless contributions Hispanic Americans have made throughout history.

"Diversity represents the best of America," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2001-2006).  "This month, we celebrate a community that honors the values of faith, family, liberty and the love of our roots and this country.  We applaud our Hispanic American pride of heritage and the invaluable achievements in science, policymaking, and the military and artistic fields.  Hispanic Heritage Month honors the best of our community and the belief that regardless of where we come from, the American Dream is attainable through hard work and commitment to time tested values."

For more about Hispanic Heritage Month and leading Hispanic Americans in this nation, please visit USA Today's Special Insert at:

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

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