Armenian-American Chamber of Commerce to Honor Seven Women

chambercommerceGLENDALE—The Armenian American Chamber of Commerce Greater Los Angeles Chapter will celebrate its third annual Armenian American Women in Business Excellence Luncheon. Promising a sell out crowd, the luncheon will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Hilton Hotel in Glendale at 11:00 am.  

The event serves to celebrate the accomplishments of Armenian American women who are recognized as business and community leaders.  This year, AACCGLA will honor ten exemplary women for their successes in business and commitment to community service.   

The 2009 honorees are:   
Woman in Government – Jackie Speier; Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives

Woman in Entertainment – Annette Sahakian Davis; Producer
Corporate Woman – Nectar Kalajian; CEO, Security Pacific Home Loans
Woman in Small Business – Naz Atikian; Owner, Design by Naz
Woman in Service – Diana Cabraloff; Chairwoman, AIWA
Woman in Education – Dr. Kathy Fundukian Torossian; Superintendant Assistant, GUSD
Women in Science – Salpy Akaragian; Director of International Programs, Credentialing, Competencies and Teaching Institute UCLA Health System
Junior Businesswomen – Diana Magpapian, Nora Gasparian, Ani Esmailian; Partners, Hollyscoop

Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner of the Cordoba Corporations, will be the keynote speaker at the event and will discuss her personal story and that of many businesswomen throughout our communities.

Denis Dador, Anchorwoman from ABC Eyewitness News, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Proceeds from this event will fund AACC’s business assistance programs which offer resources and tools for success for businessmen and businesswomen throughout the community.

AACC is dedicated to assisting its members and the community by extending a helping hand and by passing along its collective resources, wisdom, and expertise to all businesses, and help build businesses locally, nationally, and internationally.

To purchase tickets for the October 10th Luncheon or for more information, please call (818) 247-0196, e-mail, or visit


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