September 25, 2023
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Latino Business Awards winners announced


Arturo Hernandez, vice chairman of the Ventura County Community College District and this year’s Latino Leadership award honoree.


The Business Times is pleased to announce our 2017 class of Latino Business Awards winners. This annual special section published with the June 23 print edition. This year we turned its focus on higher education, highlighting leaders in the academic realm from across the Tri-Counties. The award winners, along with our first ever college scholarship winner, will be honored at an evening reception Thursday, July 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel. For tickets click here.

There were nine winners this year, all profiled in the print edition. They are:

Latino Leadership Award

Arturo Hernandez

Ventura County Community College District                                                                                



San Luis Obispo County

Danna Tejada-Baquero

Cuesta College                                                                            


Santa Barbara County

William Flores

Antioch University Santa Barbara                                        


Ventura County

Veronica Guerrero

California Lutheran University


Small Business

Angela Rosales

Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery


Construction & Commercial Real Estate

Perla Hernandez Lastra

S.L. Leonard & Associates



Carlos Cortez

Boys Scouts of America Los Padres Council


Banking & Finance

Marilyn Peake

Ventura County Credit Union


Professional Services

Angela Lopez