GLENDALE—Members of the Mexican and Armenian business communities gathered at the House of Armenia on July 19 on an initiative designed by the Mexican-Armenian Task Force to engage both communities in mutual business ventures and cultural exchange.
The event, hosted by the Consulate General of Armenia, was also co-sponsored by the Mexican Consulate General, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Mexican Armenian Task Force. The Task Force, established in 2009, is comprised of activists representing both communities.
The 2012 Armenian-Mexican Business Reception included an expo, displaying foods and beverages imported from Armenia by California based companies such as: Krajdian Importers, Importers Direct Wholesale, Grand Candy and Noy. The participants were offered authentic Armenian food catered by lead Armenian Restaurants of Southern California including: Anoush, Arbat and Phoenicia restaurants.
Miguel Gonzales of Northgate Markets and Vahe Karapetian of AA Cater Truck Inc., formed the Business Council and provided seasoned insight into their successes as well as marketing strategies.
Through this venture, the Task Force’s next initiative is the official establishment of a Mexican-Armenian Business Council, comprised of top executive entrepreneurs to engage in mutual trade, marketing and product distribution.