Sen. Ricardo Lara’s (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) honored 23 businesses from throughout his district at his annual Excellence in Business Awards celebration on Oct. 23. Honorees were selected for outstanding work in job creation, customer service and community investment. “I’m so proud to have been able to honor the hard-working men and women in my district whose businesses are providing a solid foundation for the recovery of our state,” Lara said. “While all excel in their individual fields, one thing they all have in common is their dedication to the advancement of our community.”
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State Sen. Ricardo Lara (left) honored Christy Pardini of the Bixby Knolls store Bella Cosa during his Business Awards celebration on Oct. 23.