In California, Latina-owned firms grew 123% from 1997-2013 and now account for nearly one quarter of all Latina businesses in the United States. This number is based upon an estimated 226,000 Latina businesses with revenues of $14.5 billion. On November 21, 2013, the 15 th annual Latina Style Business Series will be held at the Hilton Universal City Hotel located at 555 Universal Hollywood Drive in Los Angeles. This one-day business development program has reached more than 30,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals by bringing together local Latina business owners for a networking breakfast, interactive expo area and educational seminars.
California Bank & Trust's Executive Vice President Betty Rengifo Uribe, Ed.D is a co-chair for the 15th annual Latina Style Business Series in Los Angeles. (Photo: Business Wire)California Bank & Trust is a platinum sponsor for the Latina Style Business Series and CB&T’s Executive Vice President Betty Rengifo Uribe, Ed.D, is the honorary event co-chair. Uribe oversees branches and multiple business lending teams in the San Jose, San Francisco, East Bay, Sacramento, Central Valley, Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Antelope Valley and Inland Empire areas. In 2012, Betty is the executive sponsor in the creation of T.E.A.M. (Tools, Education, Access and Mentoring), a CB&T program helping minority and women business-owners gain access to resources to assist their businesses growth. “Latina-owned businesses are an increasingly important part of our economy,” said Uribe. “The Latina Style Business Series is designed to help these businesses thrive. At the conference, California Bank & Trust will have information about TEAM as well as a free professional photo service so that attendees can have quality headshots for their marketing and networking efforts.”
commercial and small business lending, cash management, international banking and wealth management. The professional bankers at CB&T are backed by major resources, yet maintain local-decision making authority and regional market and industry expertise. They are committed to providing clients with valuable business and economic insights and to connecting them with the beneficial business relationships they need to succeed. CB&T is consistently rated by the FDIC as “outstanding” for its Community Reinvestment Act activities. To learn more, visit www.calbanktrust.com. Connect with California Bank & Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. About the Latina Style Business Series The LATINA Style Business Series is the most successful ongoing business development program for Latina business owners in the nation, since its inception in Los Angeles in 1998. Its objective is to solve critical business challenges faced by the Latina entrepreneur as she plans to begin or expand her business. The Business Series has reached more than 30,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals, providing them with knowledge and a network of resources to succeed in their business endeavors. Media Please Note: To attend the Latina Style Business Series, receive additional information or to schedule an interview with Betty Uribe, please contact Hilary Burns at Landis Communications, Inc. (415-561-0888; firstname.lastname@example.org).