IN THE NEWS / CERTIFICATIONS / AWARDS
December 8, 2006 - East Bay Business Times - Luis Mendoza is featured in the IN DEPTH: GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: LATIN AMERICA section of the East Bay Business Times: "Mendoza helps businesses avoid getting lost in translation"
July/August 2004 - Hispanic Business Magazine - Latin-American Business Link is listed as a "Contact for Contracts" (tm), on Hispanic Business Magazine's July/August edition (page 80). PDF Links: Magazine front cover; Page 80.
January 2004 - The Daily Review, Oakland, CA. January 19, 2004 article (Latinos Turn to the Web) about Latinos and the Internet. PDF Link: Newspaper Article.
September 2002 - TV comments as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, ABC Channel 7, aired 3 times during the month of September, 2002 - San Francisco, CA.
March 2000 - Latin-American Business Link was featured in LatinTrade Magzine as one of their "Best-of-the-Web" selections for their March 2000 issue. PDF Link: 2-Page PDF Document (Front Cover & Page 54).
About Latin American Business Link (1997 to 2009): During the time I operated Latin American Business Link I focused on establishing business relationships with small companies based in Latin American countries. Some of the activities I was involved with included the exports of computer systems to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. I also traveled to Latin American countries to deliver small business seminars focused on establishing trade relationships. In addition I collaborated with San Francisco Bay Area organizations as an international trade consultant and business adviser. Some of those organizations included the Bay Area World Trade Center, the San Francisco Small Business Administration, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Alameda County.
AWARDS / COMMENDATIONS
June 2004 - "Best Small Business-of-the-Year Award." Recognition awarded by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County during the Installation of Officers Gala, and the 25th Anniversary Celebration on June 11, 2004 at the Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel, Oakland, Ca. PDF Link: Front Cover of Event Program; Page Announcing Award.
June 2004 - Certificate of Commendation from California's Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante for Outstanding Achievement and dedicated leadership in the Hispanic Business community. PDF Link: Certificate.
June 2003 - Recipient of the "Volunteer of the Year Award" during the June, 2003 Women's Initiative For Self Employment (WISE) graduation.
THANK YOU LETTERS
April 21, 2004: Women's Initiative for Self Employment (Click here to see letter)
January 30th, 2004: Community Learning Center (Click here to see letter)