LA Auto Show is a real crowd pleaser showcasing advanced 2016 tech and designs

IMG_1040The LA Auto Show, which recently ended, drew record crowds and show-stopping new hybrids and 2016 models of America’s favorite cars and trucks. The new Jeep Wrangler has a rough and tough look with eye-popping features galore. The show includes never seen before 2016 models and concept cars, and there are classics from the 1970’s and 1930’s.

One exciting feature of the LA Auto show you might want to check out is getting behind the wheel and test driving nearly 100 of the latest models like this 2016 Ford GT supercharged V-8.
One exciting feature of the LA Auto show you might want to check out is getting behind the wheel and test driving nearly 100 of the latest models like this 2016 Ford GT supercharged V-8.
On display were classic cars like this 1970 Camaro, old favorites to concepts cars with the so many interesting designs.

The 12-day Auto show takes a few hours if you visit each display, which has brand new models in BMW, Mercedes to really classic cars like the 1970 Camaro. Chrysler brought back the design from the 1950’s with a Chrysler 300c Platinum, said spokesperson Chelsea Watts. “This is the top of the line luxury sedan, with heated, ventilated leather seats inside. There’s also genuine wood inlays and other luxury features. It still has the iconic body design of the 300 and it even has more rounded edges in the front. It has incredible power under the hood, a 3.5 liter, and a V-8 engine that gets 25 MPG on the highway with new powerful transmissions,” said Watts.

Some attendees like Jim Schwartz, Playa Vista, CA came to see the new SUV’s, which he’s shopping for right now. “I’ve really been focused on the new Chevy Colorado because I own a 2013 model, and the dealer sent me a really good deal,” said Schwartz. “I checked out the High Sierra, and I really wasn’t impressed, because it looks like an old retro truck with a lot of wood paneling in it. I also looked at the Malibu, where they changed the back end, changing the whole look of the car, which I thought was pretty cool.”

Swartz also noted that many of the new cars and trucks are so uniquely designed, and he believes that all dealers are targeting the younger people. “I noticed that Chevrolet is actually thinking about restoring the 70’ Camaro,” said Schwartz. “I don’t believe that Chevy or Ford is targeting our age bracket anymore. Everywhere I drive you see the Mustangs and Camaro’s with designs and features of the 1970’s and there’s a lot of young people driving them.”

One exciting feature of the LA Auto show you might want to check out is getting behind the wheel and test drive one of the nearly 100 of the latest models. Registration for all of this year’s test drives will take place onsite during the LA Auto Show (slots are available at a first-come, first-serve basis). Note: registration at each test drive kiosk/desk will close 30-60 minutes prior to the hours posted. Requirements to participate:

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You will have to present your 2015 LA Auto Show ticket stub prior to signing up; drivers must meet age requirements for each manufacturer and have a valid driver’s license. Passengers are allowed and must be at least eight years of age; drivers and passengers must sign a waiver of liability and may be asked to provide follow-up information; you may be asked to pass a breathalyzer test in order to participate.IMG_1048

LA Auto offers these tips: Saturdays and Sundays tend to have the most participating vehicles. Rather than wait until later in the day, they recommend signing up to test drive your favorite vehicles upon your arrival to the show. Ride and drive models will be posted online before the show are subject to change without notice at the discretion of each participating brand.IMG_1147

Some of concept cars on display through Sunday (Saturday, Nov. 28: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm) (Sunday, Nov. 29: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm) include: Aston Martin DB10, Scion Concept, Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept, Volvo Concept 26 and Volkswagen Golf GTE to name a few. One drawback if you wanted to sit in the driver’s seat, you have get in line, which has scores of children of all ages sitting in the front seat for quite a while with the parents in just about all of the show cars. IMG_1137The parking is expensive at $20.00, so you might want to grab a parking spot a few blocks away for $10.00, if you don’t mind walking. A better way would be to take the Metro Red Line, and get off at stops nearby for $8.00 a roundtrip pass. The food and drinks are pricey, but if you walk north of the LA Convention Center, around the downtown area, you can find some great, inexpensive places to dine out.IMG_1143

Tickets are a little steep, too, but you spend all day at the auto show and it’s a Disneyland of car shows. Tickets costs for General Admission Saturday – Sunday admission Ages 13 and up: $15; child admission ages 6-12: $5 (children 5 and under are free when accompanied by an adult) while seniors ages 65 and up: $10. For more about the LA Auto Show visit: http://http://laautoshow.com/.

George McQuade III returns to MAYO Communications as General Manager/Managing Director

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George McQuade displays his front page story about the Winter Shelter program published on the front page of the Los Angeles Daily News.

After taking a 1.5 year break and working for a City, County and HUD funded government agency, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority,  George McQuade III, the former Communications Director, LAHSA, has returned to MAYO Communications this month to manage the LA based full service public relations firm.

Award-winning MAYO’s past and present clients in music included: Stevie Wonder, Eddie Money, Alice Cooper band members, Saints of the Underground  and Warrior Records(NY/LA) and Nuttin’ But Stringz, a top five America’s Got Talent entry and the violin duo, which became the first instrumental act on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars on its 10th Anniversary show.

In TV and the Movie industry MAYO has represented the legendary film director Martin Campbell (James Bond movies, Edge of Darkness with Mel Gibson, Mask of Zorro and Green Lantern to name a few). During the 2008 Writers Guild Strike, MAYO earned 85 million media impressions and placed five clients including the late Chief Economist Jack Kyser, LAEDC and Actor/Producer Timothy Woodward Jr. in the cover story, “Incentives to Film in America”, the Hollywood Reporter, which was published on the first day of the WGA strike. International clients included Hydra Executives reality TV series, Dubai UAE and Americans On DDay, Dublin, Ireland.

George McQuade III with NBCLA Robert Kovacik
NBCLA award-winning Anchor Bob Kovacik and KNBC TV TLAW alum George McQuade III hold one of several of the peacock’s Golden Mike awards at the RTNA 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards.

In the high tech industry MAYO launched Linux 6.O Operating Software in America, which became product of the conference, San Jose and “Product of the Year” on August 18, 1998. RedHat, LINUX first distributor went public and stocks soared from $9 a share to $109 in less than two hours. Other high tech companies included CIHost.com, Dallas, TX, the largest independent hosting company in America; SafeMedia, a Boca Raton, FL software company with the only technology that stops illegal downloading of movies, music and copyright materials over the Internet. MAYO also represented the nation’s number one Smart Grid Technology company, PERI Software, N.J. in a battle with U.S. Dept. of Labor.  in 2010, MAYO launched the media campaign for the largest global mobile phone company (1 billion customers), China Telecom Americas, which open a data center in the business district of downtown Los Angeles.

In government MAYO has represented Southern California Assn. of Governments (1992); Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC) with the four former governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis, Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian (also Attorney General now Governor Jerry Brown) in a statewide government nonprofit organization; The East Alameda Corridor and nonprofits included: The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, The International Trade Education Association (ITEP) and Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL)

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George McQuade III visits his former employer KNBC-TV, where he was one of two original writers on the first 90 minute weekend show in L.A.”TODAY IN LA WEEKENDS (TLAW).

MAYO’s George McQuade III moderates Social Media workshops and upon requests speaks to universities such as USC, UCLA, Layola Marymount and others nationwide on how to brand yourself and prepare for the Communications industry. McQuade is also a contributing features editor to Yahoo.com and business/high tech/entertainment industry writer for Examiner.com.

For more info about MAYO Communications, visit http://MAYOCommunications.com

Footnote: McQuade also was the voice on KGIL Newstalk Radio, KFI and KNX News Radio covering earthquakes, wildfires and the LA Riots.

In 1978, McQuade was awarded a Medal of Valor by the California State Firefighters Assn. for rescuing a noted cardio vascular radiologist, UCLA Medical Center from his burning SUV in a vehicle accident. LA Council also presented a hero’s award. McQuade is a hero to his wife and two sons.

McQuade serves on the Silicon Beach Young Professional Board (SBYP) in Santa Monica, CA, which is the fastest growing young professionals group in Southern California.

 

Radio TV News Golden MIke winners “OSCARS” of broadcast journalism take center stage in Universal City

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KEYT TV 3’s Videographer Oscar Flores holds just a few of the Golden Mikes his Santa Barbara TV station took home at the RTNA Awards.

“Oh my God, Social Media is amazing, you can get to the world in an instant,” said Yvonne Guevara, producer, NBCLA 4 News, who received a Golden Mike for a quarterly special segment on black history. “Each quarter we do a special on each ethnic group,” she said. NBC’s Guevara station also took home several awards including, “Best Newscast 30 minutes or less-NBC 4 News at 11 PM”.

If they were not exchanging business cards they were tweeting and posting their favorite photos on social networks at the 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards, Radio TV News Association (RTNA) Saturday (Jan 24, 2015). Social Media used to be an option, but today every industry, including TV and radio news, where news people get some of their breaking news on everything from Twitter, Facebook to Google+ rely on it.

“Before Social Media, we had to develop film, but now it’s instantaneous,” explained Guevara. When ask about fake pictures or video sent to the newsrooms and how NBCLA 4 handles them from social networks she said, “You have to verify it. Journalism and ethics have not changed, just the technology.”

The producers at NBCLA will look at all angles to get the story straight. Here they practice getting the right angle on Anchor Bob Kovacik, who is also LA Press Club President.
The producers at NBCLA will look at all angles to get the story straight. Here they practice getting the right angle on Anchor Bob Kovacik, who is also LA Press Club President.

Some 500 radio and TV news professionals packed into the Hilton, Universal City, CA for RTNA Awards dinner. Golden Mikes are considered the Oscars of broadcast journalism. Usually there is a “Designated News week” in October sent over AP and City News Service wires and a “Designated News Day” is announced the day after it occurs, where radio and TV news stations submit their work from that day for “Best Newscasts.” Other entries are submitted for work from Oct 4, 2013 to October 3, 2014. The Golden Mike judges are often selected from out-of-state markets like New York or Chicago. The radio and TV Stations entering in the competition come from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Inyo, Imperial, Kings, Kern and Tulare Counties.

The Broadcast Legend Award Honoree went to Maria Elena Sallinas, a highly-rated “Noticiero Univision” co-anchor for the nightly network newscast and co-host of the news magazine program, “Agui y Ahora” (Here and Now). She has been informing millions of viewers for three decades in America, as well as 18 Latin American Countries. She got her start at KMEX-34 in LA in 1981. She now resides in Florida with her two daughters.

NBCLA award-winning Anchor Bob Kovacik and KNBC TV TLAW alum George McQuade III hold one of several of the peacock's Golden Mike awards at the RTNA 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards.
NBCLA award-winning Anchor Bob Kovacik and KNBC TV TLAW alum George McQuade III hold one of several of the peacock’s Golden Mike awards at the RTNA 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards.

Long time Television Play-by-Play Announcer Bob Miller received the Life Achievement Award. Miller, who has five decades of broadcasting experience was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcast Hall of fame, an organization for which he served as president for five years. Later Miller received a star on the famous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.

Associated Press Court Reporter Linda Deutsch received the Freedom of Information Award and Actress June Lockhart was honored for participation on the RTNA Board. For all of the winners of the Golden Mikes visit: http://www.rtna.org/GoldenMikeAwards/14winners.asp.

This story was first published on Examiner.com

Silicon Beach Young Professionals (YP) are defining the Digital Elite in LA

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Silcon Beach YP is one of the hottest Young Professional Groups in SoCal.

SiliconBeach is a three-mile region in the Los Angeles metropolitan area rich in Internet technology-related startup companies. According to Wikipedia it’s the area that stretches from Santa Monica to Venice. It is also one of the best kept secrets, which is about to take off like the high tech explosion of the late 1990’s, when the Silicon Valley was the major hot-spot for emerging technologies.

“SiliconBeach is the epicenter for the Digital Elite and a hotbed for tech start ups,” said Founder Lucas Bean of the new Silicon Beach Young Professionals (YP). Bean is also the founder and CEO of [method] DRG, performance marketing experts in social media, web applications, video production and mobile marketing company in Manhattan Beach. A short list of clients include: Sony, Atari, MySpace and Experian to name a few.

At a monthly (May 16, 2013) Silicon Beach YP mixer, which is one of the fastest growing and most talked about high tech events in SoCal, Founder Lucas Bean said, “No one should ever have to pay for a mixer again,” he explained. “I’ve been to a lot of them where you pay $10 – $15 or more just to meet with young entrepreneurs in technology.”

The mixers, which started in January, have attracted nearly 300 young professionals at a time. And now, Google has become the main sponsor.

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Lucas Beach Founder, Silicaon Beach YP with Noelle Miraglia, who volunteer to check off new attendees at the monthly meeting.

“Google is here, because they know where new business and new connections start,” noted Bean, who admitted he knows a lot of people, who work at Google, which helps.

Google was not the only big brand represented. Microsoft, MSN, Apple and a lot of CEO’s and entrepreneurs of startups, incubators and venture capitalists were attended.

There were bankers, realtors, lawyers and other young professionals of nearly every industry in SoCal wheeling and dealing like young professionals do at network events.

“We are here to connect LA’s brightest and most innovative young minds,” said Bean. “Most importantly it is taking place in our backyard.”

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There was no cover for drinks and appetizers at the mixer held at the Q’s Billiard Club, Santa Monica, CA. Bean said, “I founded the Silicon Beach Young Professionals, because I saw the need to build this tech community and create something great.”

It was the chance YP newbies and regulars to meet some of the SiliconBeach’s most influential professionals. There were also some high tech reps. from San Francisco and San Jose, too.

“The free monthly mixer allows you to meet the CEO’s, developers and Social Media strategists of some of the most innovative startups in the tech community for Santa Monica and the greater LA area,” said Brian Gaouette, director of Social Media, [method] DRG. It’s also an event to keep up on the media trends such as mobilization of your company. “More people are spending a lot more time on mobile applications each day and if you’re not mobile optimized, you’re behind the times,” Gaouette said.

The only way to describe this event is “San Jose gone South”. What’s next for Silicon Beach YP? Gaouette said, “Look for more free mixers, high tech workshops with panelists and community organized networking events. We want to build the high tech community not just doing networking.” They’re on the right track and Google is giving them the “+” sign.

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Silicon Beach YP packs the house at Q Billiard Club, Santa Monica.

New study reveals Japan, number two US trading partner has significant economic impact on California, SoCal and Los Angeles County

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As the world remains shocked and saddened by the images coming out of Japan today and as the West Coast keeps a vigilant eye on the tsunami reports there is also concerns about financial costs.

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) recently released a new report, Growing Together – Japan and Los Angeles County. The report describes many of the close ties that have developed between Los Angeles County and Japan, the number one source of foreign direct investment into L.A. County.

(Courtesy LAEDC US Japan study)

U.S. – Japan trade has increased dramatically over the past 50 years jumping from $3.2 billion to $211 billion at its peak in 2000.

Japan is the second largest trading partner of the Los Angeles Customs District with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together handling nearly 25 percent of total trade between Japan and the U.S. The report also documents the growing importance of foreign direct investment in this relationship, reviewing both investments made by Los Angeles area business firms in Japan and Japanese investments in Los Angeles County.

To discuss their investments made in the region, the LAEDC’s Economic Forecast event was held at the Los Angeles Marriott on Feb. 16, and featured a panel of speakers from well-known Japanese companies. Representatives from Honda Motors, Union Bank andYakult, makers of probiotic beverages, will discuss the significant impact of Japanese companies on the L.A. County economy. For more information about the Forecast,

visit:http://laedc.org/newsroom/releases/2011/Forecast-2011-02.pdf.

About LAEDC (www.LAEDC.org)

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the region’s premier economic development organization, is a private, non-profit organization established in 1981.  Its mission is to attract, retain, and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County.  Since 1996, the LAEDC has helped retain or create more than 163,500 jobs, providing $8 billion dollars in annual economic impact and more than $136 million dollars in annual tax revenue to support local government and schools.

[Editors: The LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast report can be downloaded at

http://laedc.org/newsroom/releases/2011/Forecast-2011-02.pdf.

The Japan study can be downloaded

at

http://www.laedc.org/newsroom/releases/2011/GrowingTogether_Japan_2011.pdf.

Media, please call George McQuade or Aida Mayo for interviews: 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229 or emailPublicity@MayoCommunications.com.]

 

Turning the Spotlight On The Men and Women of Media ☆ Photographers ☆ Videographers ☆ On-Line Reporters

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David Harrison Levi

Beverly Hills, CA – Now here’s a guy who really has his act together. David Harrison Levi, the guy in the above this photo with movie camera.

We all know how the media hate to go to award events unless its the Oscars, Grammy’s or Emmys. But what if the awards or event had a reverse role, where the men and women, who cover those events, photographers, videographers, writers, reporters, Online Bloggers, etc became the event?

Sounds more intriguing and more fun. It also lets photogs know just how bright those dam lights can be in pitch black darkness. I was surprised to learn when I RSVP for the event, that this reporter will be honored, so how can I refuse? Right?

The “exclusive event” is set for August 18th, 8 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Restaurant | Italian & amp;  Asian cuisine at Villa Blanca Restaurant, Beverly Hills. If you Google it, you see that Levi has a lot of class, especially for honoring the media and selecting a great venue.

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Well, David Harrison Levi, who has a great reputation for throwing great events has kicked it up a notch. Here’s the info provided, so if you are media you might want to stop by to check it out. I haven’t gone to an event like this since Media Bistro started their event networking, which began as journalists (many free lancers sharing war stories and job openings) to media and PR Pros sneaking in to pass around their business cards. Here’s everything you need to know about the event and afraid to ask in the news advisory below.

Oh I forgot to mention this guy has great philanthropy. He’s always raising awareness for breast cancer. MAYO recently staged a fundraiser for breast cancer –MAMMOJAM 2010– with Louis Van Amstel, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which drew nearly 400 (85% women) to a Hollywood nightclub, where Louis performed a live dance lesson with a packed house and music. It was also awesome. EXTRA, ABC-TV, Examiner and other media including US Magazine covered the story. You feel good, have fun and all for a good cause.

This is how I personally connected with David Harrison Levi. He gives from the heart and asks for nothing in return. My Mom who died of Multiple Sclerosis on Mothers’ Day used to tell me. “There’s one thing you can never give away, and that’s kindness, because it always comes back.” She must have been talking about people like David Harrison Levi.

So now we finally get to meet. I will share my pictures and story later this month. Now this…..

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☆ On-Line Reporters ☆ who make “our” red carpet events so very memorable. These amazing people give their time, their energy, their talents & dedication to their craft in making a simple night out so very special for all of us, capturing each image for “us” to remember again & again! Come celebrate the lives & talents of these great individuals as we give thanks & applaud them for all they do. In addition; we will also recognize the PR firms & TV video corps that make Southern California the place to be seen! The following individuals will be honored we will also celebrate Barry Berlinskys’ birthday — a special Thank You to my talented friends: Andre Cohen, Nelson Shen, Alan Gough, CC Perkinson CCTV, Mark Politi, Gwen Drake, Saul Escadero, Shelly Scandrani, George Mc Quade III, Tisha Rivera, Daniela Hubbard, Jungle Jim Behrans, Paul Behrans, Gordon Realtvfilms Vasquez, Parris Harris, David Carraway, Liran Cohen, Barry Berlinsky, London Moore F.A.M.E, Francis Deutsch, Mohamed H. Aly, Debbie Major, Sam Green, Buddy Sampson – Scoop LA, Seth Donovan, Patrice Ryan, Mike “the Duke” De Luca, Jennifer Tapiero, Clinton W. Wallace, Amy Graves, David Livingston, Josh Ryan, Josh Emery, DennisDennis, Garry Prophecy Sun, Phillips, Moriah Slates, Matthew Cousins, Matt Brown, Frank Koga, Tommy Bruno, Tom Yip, Carlos Loya, Magnus Peterson, Evolve, California Photo, Masha Kart, Def Film, Keith McNulty, Dave Pearce, Mary L. Carter, Lydia Margosis Elfenbein, Lee Underwood, Ali Shahbazyar, Andrea Hanks, Peter Ronen, Jack Fleming, Tracy Saunders, Eric L. Wade, Bernard Hinson Jr. Greg Rutkowski, Jeff Knight, Jon Scudder, Skyler Braund, Monica Wild, Mark Valinsky, Eric Zuley WTV, Devon Guzzie, Dian Wilson, Deborah Hayter, Steven Escobar – Diversity News, Lee Lang, Tom Costello, Natalia Artloven,
– Cher Rue – Tamara Wentworth – Thrive TV, Leo S. DeLati, Kimberly Jessy, Emerson Chen, Zack Yanni, Felix LookBookLA, Ziv זיו Lee Barzilay, Brandon Jay, Kai He, Yvette Morales, Manut Buapet, Rodrigo Vaz, Daniel Beaman, Winston Burris, Suan, Jim Juilfs, Elle Lee, Deborah Kolb, Somric Castro & so many, many others. TMZ – Wire Image – Getty Image – Space is limited – RSVP NOW – Please re-post this invitation to your pages on Facebook, MySpace & Twitter —

David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER☆ red carpet events for breast cancer awareness ————————————————————————————– Villa Blanca Restaurant – 9601 Brighton Way — Camden Drive at Brighton Way – Beverly Hills, CA – STARMAKER☆ Honors the Media ☆ Photographers ☆ Videographers ☆ On-Line Reporters ☆ Villa Blanca Restaurant – Beverly Hills – media check-in 7:30pm – celebrity arrivals 8:00PM Wednesday, August 18, 2010 – dress: cocktail attire – men jackets required — David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER☆ red carpet events for breast cancer awareness – PEACE ☮

National Business Solutions company gives Latino Business Chamber a tech boost in downtown Los Angeles


New Offices and theBusiness High TechCenter Dedicated at Open House

Los Angeles, CA – The Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles
(LBC-GLA) held a recent open house and ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Los Angeles to officially dedicate its new office complex and Business Technology Training Center. The new offices are now located at 634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, 90014.

The five dozen work stations were donated by PERI Software Solutions, Inc., which also opened a Los Angeles office in the Wells Fargo Tower in the business district downtown earlier this year.  “Technology is critical in today’s working environment, and having the right tools to get the job done is equally important,” said President & CEO Sarav Periasamy, PERI Software. “We believe that technology helps any business organization on the move. As a business solutions company we know the value of having a business training center.””

The event spotlighted and hosted a rising political star, Chamber President and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who received a compliment from the big Lone Star state of Texas. Texas political insider and member of the George W. Bush Administration, Mark McKinnon said, “Julian Castro has a very good chance of becoming the first Hispanic president of the United States,” in a recent quote in a New York Times article.

“We are proud to help open this Business Technology Training Center, a first of its kind for services to chamber members,” Castro said. Other sponsors, who were present at the ribbon cutting ceremony included: Verizon Regional President, Tim Mc Callion and AT&T Vice President Karime Sanchez Bradvica.  PERI Software was represented by Peter Wiersma, vice president of Business Development.

Julian Castro’s political career took off a few years after completing law school and in 2009 he was elected as the Mayor of the seventh largest city in the country, at the age of 34.

Castro, who worked with the senior White House staff on employment, energy, and other regional and national issues, noted the particular importance of technology in the emerging Latino business community.

About the Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles (LBC-GLA) The LBC-GLA, is a 501(c)3 and (c)6 non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 2008 in Los Angeles, CA in response to the lack of technical, educational and advocacy resources available to the Latino business community.  The LBC-GLA is organized to focus on economic development in the Latino community in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area and is open to all businesses.  Its mission is to produce the necessary economic structures and policy initiatives for empowering Latino businesses, developing economic growth and fostering opportunities in the Latino business community.  For more information about LBC-GLA visit http://www.LatinoBusinessChamber.com or by phone at (213) 347-0008.

About PERI :

Founded in 1999, PERI is a global business solutions company, which has grown to more than 700 plus employees and delivers high value-cost effective technology based business solutions. PERI draws on deep industry expertise and a portfolio of interrelated consulting, business processes, application development along with smart-intelligent hardware and software products. PERI blends strategic design, proven technology, and timely delivery of solutions that maximize customers return on IT investment. Be sure to visit PERI’s blog for company updates and developmentshttp://perisoftware.wordpress.com.

For Media Interviews or images of PERI Software please contact George Mc Quade, Publicity@MayoCommunications.com.