FACC-GLA Installation MET Gala is on March 16

Photo above shows the FACC-GLA officers, board members and ambassadors for 2024-2025: (seated, from left) Treasurer Henry Chen, Secretary Connie Mapue, Immediate Past President Lois P. Klavir, President Jocip Sarmiento, Vice Presidents Celeste Monderin, Carlotta Sarenas, and Ruth Canlobo; (standing, from left) Board Members Fidji Victoriano, Luisa Ramos-Manalili, Kathy Current, Ambassador and Past Board Member Gemma Bergstrom, President Emeritus Annie Nepomuceno, Board Member Redy Babasa-Thompson, Roselyn Arciaga, Ambassador Yecenia Baltazar, Board Member Atty. Lioness Ebbay, Ambassadors Jennifer Martinez and Aldhea Intia, and Business Development Consultant Dennis Heruela.
Photo courtesy of FACC-GLA

Modern Entrepreneurs & Trailblazer awards are the highlight of the festivities

THE Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Greater Los Angeles (FACC-GLA) will be holding its fundraising gala in a night of grandeur and celebration on March 16. Dubbed “The M.E.T. Gala”, the dinner and dancing event features its Installation of the Board, and its Modern Entrepreneur and Trailblazer Awards highlighting the Chamber’s members.

This highly anticipated event is set to take place on March 16, 2024, promising a captivating experience at the historic Cicada Restaurant & Lounge. Attendees will enjoy an intersection of high-level networking and elegance where business owners, professionals, community leaders, and award nominees will come together for an unforgettable evening.

To be installed are FACC-GLA’s  2024-2025 officers, board members & ambassadors: President Jocip Sarmiento, Immediate Past President Lois P. Klavir, Vice Presidents Ruth Canlobo, Celeste Rose Monderin, and Carlotta Sarenas; Treasurer Henry Chen and Secretary Connie Mapue. Board Members are Roselyn Arciaga, Atty. Lioness Ebbay, Kathy Current, Redy Babasa-Thompson, Ron Ramores, Fidji Victoriano and Luisa Ramos-Manalili. Ambassadors are Aldhea Intia, Jennifer Martinez, Mercy Alpert, Jennifer Baluyot, Diana Lua, Yecenia Baltazar & Carmela De Castro.

Guests will be greeted with welcome champagne and hors d’oeuvres, setting the tone for an evening of connection and celebration. The enchanting Art Deco atmosphere of Cicada Restaurant & Lounge will provide the perfect backdrop for the modern Filipiniana theme (formal/black tie dress code), and the vibrant red and purple color scheme.

The culinary journey continues with a delectable steak dinner paired with fine wine, offering a feast for the senses. As the live band takes the stage, guests are invited to dance the night away in an atmosphere of pure excitement. Guests will be treated to a goodie bag and silent auction items are also available.

For those interested in supporting this prestigious event that benefits FACCGLA’s Entreprenuers Empowerment Program, through sponsorship, please direct all inquiries to [email protected] or visit www.faccgla.org and click on “Events” to purchase your tickets. (Valet parking is included.)

FACC-GLA’s Annual Sponsors are Chase for Business and Island Pacific Supermarket. As of press time, Event Sapphire Sponsors are Van Dichoso, and House R Us General Construction; Amethyst Sponsor is JRC Law and California State University Northridge (CSUN); Pearl Sponsors are Alex Gonzales, Law Office of Linda J. Lin P.C., VIP Aesthetics, GUS Recycling Inc., Freedom Equity Group and Ayala Land.

Further event support is provided by My Own Eva, Aldhea Skincare, Trustworthy Homes and Loans, Custom Hardwood Flooring LA, Carlotta Collection, Freedom Equity Group, New York Life Insurance, Tang and Java, Norwex, Connie Mapue of World Financial Group, Kathy Current with Nexa Mortgages, Fidji Victoriano, Luisa Ramos with KW Calabasas, Jennifer Baluyot with EXP Realty, Get Assured Inc., Lioness Ebbay Law, Have Mercy Notary, FILAM E-commerce Global Network, Center Stage Productions, Orchid Republic, Music Arts International, Partners Bank of California  and Matrix Prime Investment LLC.

(FACC-GLA Release) n

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