San Diego Salon Owner Honored by NLBWA

Karla Lopez-Martinez, co-owner of the Gila Rut Aveda Salon-Otay Ranch Town Center, was named 'Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year' 2012 by the National Latina Business Women Association- San Diego.

Award recipients represented five different categories of business recognition and were presented their awards by NLBWA San Diego Past President Linda Caballero Sotelo and newly-elected President Denice Garcia. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who attended the event, expressed his personal congratulations to all the awardees and to the newly sworn-in NLBWA officers.

According to Karla Lopez-Martinez, she is proud to have received NLBWA's 'Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year' Award. "I am extremely honored to be recognized for my business achievements by such a respected and prestigious organization. I also applaud NLBWA for their efforts in promoting, developing and supporting the rapid growth of Latina-owned business and Latina professionals by increasing their efforts in business development, networking and mentoring."

NLBWA's 'Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year' Award is presented to an outstanding individual who has established an emerging business venture. The category criteria includes being in business for less than three years; notable and/or accelerated company growth and presence in the marketplace; and support in and/or participation in specific NLBWA - San Diego activities over the current year.

San Diego's Gila Rut Aveda Salons are located in Otay Ranch, Hillcrest and Torrey Hills.