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District Export Council of Southern California presents Afterhours Networking Series Doing Business in Africa

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30-7:30PM, Los Angeles Area COC:  350 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles
Admission is complimentary but advance registration is mandatory
The District Export Council of Southern California, Their Excellencies Ambassador Ade Adefuye of Nigeria, Ambassador Agostinho Tavares Da Silva Neto of Angola, and Minister Counsellor Julius Bargorett of Kenya cordially invite you to a networking reception at The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
This event will give you the opportunity to network with U.S. Trade officials and members of the African diplomatic community, and to hear the latest opportunities and momentum around Africa trade including important announcements about Trade Winds Africa  the largest ever U.S. government-led trade mission to Africa.-http://export.gov/pennsylvania/tradewinds/index.asp
Pre-registration is required for each attendee. Admission is complimentary but advance registration is mandatory for entry.  Questions can be directed to Athalia Magaña, Jason Sproule or Mary Flowers.
Athalia Magaña Athalia.Magana@trade.gov, Tel: 949-660-1424
Jason Sproule, Jason.Sproule@trade.gov, Tel: (949) 660-7105
Mary Flowers, sturdiqk@aol.com, (909) 396-5141
 

Union Bank Named Banking and Financial Institution of the Year during GLAAACC’S 22ND Annual Economic Awards Dinner

GLAACCC Chair Angela Gibson and UB Todd Hollander photo

GLAACCC Chair Angela Gibson and UB Todd Hollander photo

Union Bank was recently honored by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) with the Banking and Financial Institution of the Year award.  The award was presented to Union Bank Managing Director Todd Hollander, who heads the bank’s Business Banking Group, during GLAAACC’s 22nd Annual Economic Awards Dinner.  The award recognizes the banking institution that has shown the highest level of responsiveness to the African American and small business community.

The GLAAACC’s 22nd Annual Economic Awards Dinner, held at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, honored the accomplishments of individuals, small businesses and corporations who are working for the greater good of African American businesses.  U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet delivered the keynote address

“Union Bank is humbled to be the recipient of such a prestigious award,” said Hollander.  “We are committed to the success of diverse business communities throughout our geographies, including in and around Los Angeles, and we are committed to the needs of business owners who are helping drive California’s economy.”

AKA Debutantes Nubian Pearls of Distinction Presented to Society

L/R Back Row Debutantes: Jordan Brown, Diamond Tabron, Rachel Harris, Sabrina Cook, Alexis Hoxie, Lakaya Hodge, Klarke Scott Cierra Gilmore,, Sydni McKinley-Parson, Makayla Marshall.  L/R Front Row Escorts: Andrew Daniels, Kyron Frazier, Erin Owens, Nathaniel Byron, Donjae Owens, Antonio Crosby, Cody Tucker, Jordan Underwood, Jhaen Haynes, and Terrance Robinson.

L/R Back Row Debutantes: Jordan Brown, Diamond Tabron, Rachel Harris, Sabrina Cook, Alexis Hoxie, Lakaya Hodge, Klarke Scott Cierra Gilmore,, Sydni McKinley-Parson, Makayla Marshall. L/R Front Row Escorts: Andrew Daniels, Kyron Frazier, Erin Owens, Nathaniel Byron, Donjae Owens, Antonio Crosby, Cody Tucker, Jordan Underwood, Jhaen Haynes, and Terrance Robinson.

ONTARIO, CA- The 2015 AKA Debutantes Nubian Pearls of Distinction of Eta Nu Omega Chapter in partnership with the Inland Ivy Foundation were presented to society in a formal presentation on Saturday, April 4, at the Double Tree Hotel, Ontario California.  The Debutantes under the training of Ms. Nancy Ross, Chairman and Mrs. Elizabeth Macon, Co-Chairman of the Debutante program and committee experienced nine (9) months of various activities, workshops and programs to prepare them for social grace, community service, high scholastic achievement, foster cultural awareness and training to dance formally.  The Debutante Ball is a culmination of the debutante program.  Congratulations to the 2014/2015 AKA Eta Nu Omega Chapter Debutantes!