Latino Chamber honors local businesses at gala

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County held its seventh annual Latin@preneur Gala at the Edgewater Hotel on Dec. 13. A crowd of about 440 attendees was on hand to recognize the following area individuals and businesses:

Continuous Support and Commitment: American Family Insurance

Latino Business of the Year: El Pastor Restaurant

Latina-Owned Business of the Year: Grakei Maids LLC (Laura Barnard, founder)

Latino Entrepreneur of the Year: Jeykell Badell, founder, La Taguara restaurant

Longevity Award: Southern Services LLC (10 years)

Volunteer of the Year: Kent Yan, Plato Commercial Real Estate