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Entrepreneurial Spotlight: President of LATAA

Ahmet Onerbay is an LA-based Turkish-American entrepreneur with a broad range of business capabilities. Despite his young age, he has become quite an influential figure in the local business community, with a stellar track record of accomplishments to his name. Apart from focusing on his professional career, he also works actively with the local Turkish-American community in LA, helping further its goals and celebrate his people’s culture in the United States. He even finds time to devote to numerous socio-civic causes as his way of giving back to the community of which he is a part.

Even when he was still in school, he displayed exceptional ability and resourcefulness. He has extensive backgrounds in history and political science, and in fact earned a Master’s Degree in Political Science from New York University. This education has proven to be an integral factor in his future success in his professional life. He is fluent in Spanish, as well as English and Turkish.

With every personal and professional endeavor that he undertakes, he brings a broad range of skills and capabilities that are especially remarkable considering his young age. A creative and driven entrepreneur, he has also shown remarkable facility with business planning, marketing strategy, product and business development, product management, contract negotiations, and more. Each of these areas has been explored by Ahmet to great success, and they each remain part of his range of professional capabilities to this day.

Of all the many roles that he has undertaken during the course of his career, it is perhaps entrepreneurship that is the closest to this heart. Having displayed an uncanny business sense and a level of commitment and perseverance rarely see in people his age, he is a perfect fit for the role of entrepreneur. He also has a genuine care and concern for people, and combined with his exemplary communications skills, this makes him a naturally approachable corporate executive.

One of the ways by which his communication skills have proven useful is in his role as public speaker. He has been called upon to speak on a variety of subjects over the years, drawing from his own wealth of knowledge and extensive professional experience.

Ahmet is currently Vice-President of Operations for Icon Stone, Inc., a specialist natural stone supply firm with headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California. Founded in 2005, the company is one of the leading suppliers of quality stone in the United States. Largely due to Ahmet Onerbay’s own leadership contributions, the firm has been listed as one of the Top 500 fastest growing companies in the country in 2016.

Ahmet considers his Turkish roots as integral to who he is today. He carries his Turkish-American heritage proudly and strives to give back to the Turkish community in the country in any way possible. He has in fact served as president of the non-profit organization Los Angeles Turkish American Association (LATAA) for two years, during which time he made many outstanding contributions to the uplifting of the Turkish community in California.


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Icon Stone, Inc. Ranked Top 500 Fastest Growing Firms


Under the leadership of Ahmet Onerbay, Vice President of Operations, Icon Stone, Inc. entered the rankings for the highly acclaimed ‘Top 500 Fastest Growing Firms’ in the United States.

Icon Stone is the leading distributor of natural stone in the Sante Fe Springs region

This amazing feat was accomplished in spite of the recent recession. Emphasis was placed on cost saving measures to ensure revenue growth. Difficult decisions had to be made in order for Icon-Stone, Inc. to become what it has today.

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What is Icon-Stone, Inc.?

Icon-Stone, Inc.

Icon-Stone, Inc. is a premier natural stone supplier headquartered in Sante Fe Springs, California. It was founded in 2005 and is currently one of the leader suppliers of stone within the United States.

Staff at Icon-Stone, Inc. featuring their cohesion

A. Onerbay, currently the Vice President, of the company has been the leading force behind their recent revenue growth. Under the leadership of their floor general, Icon-Stone, Inc. has become a powerhouse within the stone supply industry.

The stone supply firm has a product portfolio that includes, but not limited to, granite, stone tiles, pavers, moldings, and other related stone products. It has achieved success through continuous improvement of its corporate infrastructure and technology advancements.

Where can we learn more about Icon-Stone, Inc.?

View for more about their patented trademarks here.

For information about operations within the company, seek out the About section.

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What Impact Does Turkish Airlines Have On The Community?

In an article recently posted by, Ahmet O. is listed as a key figure in public relations.

An excerpt from the article featuring the author.

Here is a translation of the aforementioned article:

“We plan to do this Saturday day of the Career Days of networking event under the name. The number of student participation will be limited to 15-20. Participation is free after school a road map for students who want to study in the United States, motivated elements, students are fuser and lataa the identifier of this program is aimed to be made as an organization. We are planning to continue the meetings with the other participants each month ..
– Introduce yourself
– Advice to the students
– Question answer
– Pizza and Coke accompanied coalesce on
Because of the restrictions on the number of student places it will be accepted. On Friday, the dealing of the late CV-s are advised to 13.00 e-mail with the throw. Arabasi will be made on the non-carpool.

Where can we learn more?

You can find him on his Google+ profile page. Here you can find out more about his background, academic education history, and his travels across the world. He is a renowned figure within the Turkish community in Los Angeles, California.

View the first article ever published on Alaturka Online through this portal.

Taken after a meeting with part of the administration staff




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What is the LATAA?

This editorial features a gifted writer.

Are you searching for Turkish books?


Ahmet O. states “associated with both Turkey and the Turkish and those who want to donate English books we can donate the books to reach the address,” he said.

Does a Turkish library exist in Los Angeles?

Here is a translated version from an article  written by one of the many authors at Alaturka Online.

“as Turkish and English book section will be divided into two parts “Turkish Library” will be created in the Los Angeles Central Library. After the ceremony will be held on May 24 Turkish books that are relevant to Turkey will take their places on the shelves of the Los Angeles Central Library and will be presented to the reader.

They came to work in the library-related work that has continued since February in Los Angeles Turkish President of the American Association; “On May 24 200-250 Turkish units will be available to readers of our book library shelves and take their place in Turkey in recent days advance Library Project will continue to increase this number,” he said.”

What are some additional resources to discover more?

Vimeo is a great place to start your search to find more videos and mediums of this type.

Visit his Tumblr Page



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What is Victory Day?

Ahmet Onerbay recently published his newest article discussing Victory Day on Alaturka Online on August 30, 2012.

A section from the Alaturka Online article ‘ZAFER BAYRAMI‘ written by Ahment Onerbay


Here is a translation of the editorial:

“First World War Armistice Armistice was signed at the end of the Sevres Treaty and our land taken from our hands almost completely self-watt and has given us our right to live as a free end. We live without orders from anyone on centuries of peace and tranquility the country land was the enemy occupation.

The historic victory of the Turkish nation filled with ever did was no intention to accept this situation. May 19, 1919 in the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s arrival in Samsun, began under his leadership our War of Independence. Following the publication of Amasya Circular Erzurum and Sivas congresses were held. And 23 April 1920, Parliament was established in Ankara.

remedy the situation and called the liberation of the country during a meeting in the Parliament. “National Pact within the boundaries of the country as a whole is fragmented and not opinion” of the movement, was decided to fight the enemy.

“The enemy will either leave our country, or we’re all ready to drain our blood individual for the sake of this country,” was the message to the whole world.

The first success was a victory against the Eastern Armenian gangs. Then, on the western front, with the Greeks, I. Inonu and II. Inonu Wars were made. The Greeks to the acquisition of this war was a big blow. Thereupon, the Greek army was attacked again. The attack on Mustafa Kemal, the army: “There is no defense line surface defense. This surface is the whole country. The blood of every inch of land is soaked by the citizens of the homeland can not be abandoned. “He gave the order.

The Turkish military, perseverance and sacrifice a large satellite that decision. August 23, and the Battle of Sakarya held between September 12, 1921, the Turkish nation is literally woke up from his sleep again. Battle of Sakarya Necip Fazil’s poems he wrote in “Back to hit Sakarya Turkish History” which confirms the statement was hit mark on Turkish history. Sakarya Karlofça Treaty since 1699 with victory for the first time, we have gained ground.

Now regained morale of the Turkish nation and the enemy had begun to build their dreams and erase it completely and then dispose of the council meeting in a major offensive was decided to destroy the enemy.

until August 1922, preparations have been completed. The southern Turkish troops were shifted to the western front in great secrecy. weapons and ammunition from the ammunition depot in Istanbul was hijacked. It collects brought to still be used by the Allies destroyed has been repaired. He bought new weapons. We do not know our army attacked again for many years rare assault training was done. After these preparations, he made the Gazi Mustafa Kemal’s army commander in chief, attacked the enemy on 26 August 1922. enemy positions within an hour seized. Retrieved on August 30 into the enemy circle. The survivors were taken captive. Prisoners of war between the Greek commander in chief, had the Trikopis.

After the successful conclusion of their attacks from a large enemy was followed up in Izmir. 9 of our country with the liberation of Izmir in September 1922, was cleared of the enemy.

Treacherous enemy, unjustified and flagrant occupation to “stop” the blood and we’d leave our country to drain the last drop of the world to prove that this great victory all the Turkish nation as every year, on August 30, we celebrate by holidays.

 Our Happy Victory Day!”

What resources are available to discover more articles written by this famous author?

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Ahmet Onerbay

Visit the author’s page on Alaturka Online, the first Turkish newspaper in the United States.

Find a previous blog post and read more about his first article Awesome Brain!