On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (FACC-LA), announced that they will be Honoring Top Businesses, Business Entrepreneurs and Leaders in the Community at the 10th Anniversary Awards and Gala Night to be held on Sunday, November 27, 2011, at The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn located at 4222 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, CA 91602 from 6:00 pm to 12:00am.
The event will feature The Classic Harmony and Ang Lahi Philippine Cultural Dance Group.
The Top Business Entrepreneurs and Community Leaders awards will be presented to: Farmers Insurance Group for Large Business Enterprise, Diana Zuniga of Western Union for her Business Leadership and Service Award (Remittance Industry), Pedro Ramirez of St. Vincent Medical Center for his Community Leadership and Service Award (Healthcare Industry), Tony Vasquez of Beverly Garland Holiday Inn for Business Leadership Award (Hotel Management, Events and Lodging Industry), Susan Maranan of D’ New Aristocrat Restaurant for her Business Excellence Award (Restauranteur), Roman P. Mosqueda, Attorney at Law for his Service Leadership Award, and John Mina for Community Leadership and Service Award (Non-Profit Service Organization).
The Gala 10th Anniversary Celebration Awardees are:
FARMERS INSURANCE: DAVE BATTLE, District Manager, Farmers District 56, Valley Division – Large Business Enterprise award for serving the Filipino-American Community at-large
Founded in 1928, Farmers Insurance Group has always had a strong commitment to serving our countries diverse population and Small Business Communities. With corporate offices in Los Angeles, California, the company and its Agents are supporting a host of projects and special events that benefit minority business ownership and celebrate California’s rich multi-cultural heritage. Ongoing projects include The Community Sponsorship Fund, an Agent driven program that supports community and civic activities that benefit diverse cultures, a series of award-winning television programs and educational videos to promote cultural awareness, student video, photo and essay competitions for cash awards and scholarships and the Farmers Community Gathering project that reach out to diverse groups through health screenings, child ID and fingerprint programs and child safety events.
DIANA ZUNIGA: Country Development Manager at WESTERN UNION – Community Leadership and Service Award (Remittance Industry) for developing remittance awareness and access to remittance services for the Filipino-American market in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
PEDRO RAMIREZ: Director of Multicultural Awareness and Prevention Center of ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER – Community Leadership and Service Award (Healthcare Industry) for providing healthcare awareness and services to low-income recipients in the Greater L.A. area.
TONY VASQUEZ: Banquet Manager of BEVERLY GARLAND HOLIDAY INN – Community Leadership and Service Award (Hotel Management, Events and Lodging Industry) for providing quality services and proactive partnership with Filipino-American businesses and organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.
SUSAN MARANAN: Owner and Operator of D’ NEW ARISTOCRAT RESTAURANT – Business Excellence Awardee (FACC-LA Chamber Member) for consistently demonstrating a progressive business trend and setting an excellent example of business growth through the years since joining FACC-LA.
ROMAN P. MOSQUEDA, Attorney-At-Law: CEO and Principal Attorney at Roman P. Mosqueda Law Office – Service Leadership Award (FACC-LA Legal Advisor) for distinguished leadership and meritorious service as FACC-LA’s primary legal advisor over the last 5 years.
JOHN MINA: President, Historic Filipino-Town Rotary Club – Community Leadership and Service Award (Non-Profit Service Organization) for distinguished service in developing leadership and board community participation through the goals and objectives of the Rotary Club.
Also the FACC-LA Founders & Charter Co-Founders will receive the Leadership and Vision Awards are: Leo Maranan, Co-founder, President Emeritus, Rick Rolda, Co-founder, President Emeritus, Joe Arciaga, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Noel S. V. Omega, Charter Co-founder, President Emeritus.
Tickets for this event are $55.00 (Prepaid), $65.00 (at the door) – buy them online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2554885732. To order yours contact: Mary Ann Omega at (818) 430-3972, Vangie Crowther at (818) 558-7912 or Joe Arciaga at (818) 457-8408.
The Prime Event Sponsor is Farmers Insurance Group, Co-Event Sponsors: Western Union, ST. Vincent Medical Center. Technology Partner: Lozatech. Partners are: United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Filam ARTS, Federation of Philippine-American Chambers of Commerce, Asian American Chamber Association, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc. and Media Partners are: ABS-CBN Foundation, Diversity News Magazine, PinoyWatchDog, Kapitbahay News and Close Up Photography and Modeling Agency.
*Event proceeds will benefit the FACC-LA Program Development Fund and The ABS-CBN “Bantay Bata” Foundation.
About The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles: Making History Since 2001. Rick Rolda, Leo Maranan and Joe Arciaga are the original founders of San Fernando Valley Filipino American Chamber of Commerce (SFVFACC, Inc. the official name). As of September 2011 the DBA name is now Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (FACC-LA). The three (3) founders started the SFVFACC way back in January, 2001. Noel Omega joined SFVFACC in 2003 as its Public Relations Officer. Noel became the Charter Co-Founder of FACC-SFV in 2005 when he became president and incorporated the chamber. Noel was the President of the chamber from 2005 to 2007. Leo Maranan then became president from 2007 to 2009. During Leo’s term, the chamber presidency was revamped to a yearly term beginning with the next term. Rick Rolda was the President in 2010. The current President this year for 2011 is Rodel Lumanog.
FACC-LA is proud to announce that the organization have grown tremendously in the years since its founding. FACC-LA maintains an office located at the Valley Corporate Community Center at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 205, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91403 where it holds several workshops, Business Mixers, Business Expo, etc. FACC-LA maintains strong relationships with Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC), United Chamber of Commerce (UCC), LA County Business Federation (BizFed), and the Asian American Chamber Association (AACA). For the past years FACC-LA have been active in supporting outreach projects with our Community Partners such as the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT), Heal the Bay, the Philippine Consulate’s OAV, and the Filipino-American Census 2010 Complete Count. In addition, FACC-LA helps people who want to start a business or expand their business and does assist in the Business Grand Opening. FACC-LA also sits in the board of Federation of Philippine Chamber of Commerce (FPACC) and will host the next Bi-national Convention and Trade show on October 2013 in Los Angeles. For more information visit: http://www.facc-sfv.com
Photo flyer credit to: The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles
Sources: Examiner.com, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc