Ana Laura Olson

Ana Olson

Title: Owner, Manager
Company: Los Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill
Location: Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Ana Laura Olson, Owner and Manager of Los Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the food and beverage industry.

Ms. Olson is the owner and manager of Los Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill, a 3,000 square-foot Mexican restaurant featuring fresh, homemade Jalisco-style cuisine and more than 160 exclusive tequilas. Born and raised in the rural highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Ms. Olson was a gifted and inquisitive student who traveled extensively to tutor younger children while still in high school and earned a college scholarship for her teaching ability. While student teaching, Ms. Olson also pursued her first business venture, producing and selling fresh tortillas from a local factory. She immigrated to the United States in 2006, first settling in Wisconsin, where she married and started her family before relocating to Michigan in 2012.

In Michigan, Ms. Olson began working in her brother’s Mexican restaurant, becoming a manager before buying the business in 2015. Now the owner of what would become Los Amigos, Ms. Olson focused on developing the restaurant into the area’s premier Mexican bar and grill, focusing on family recipes, warm and high-quality customer service, and building strong community partnerships. She looks forward to continuing to expand, with plans to open a second restaurant showcasing different regions and cultures and to revive Los Amigos’ four-hour Tequila Master Class workshop, featuring an educational five-course tequila tasting and meal.

Ms. Olson describes herself as “a proud Latina, daughter, mother, sister, and woman,” and has used her position as a pillar of the local business community to help empower others to find the same success. She is a longtime member of the Latina Network, the area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the board of directors of Latinos Working Toward the Future, and has been celebrated for her dedication to community involvement and assistance. In 2019, Ms. Olson was presented with the HLCOM and the Governor of Michigan’s Emerging Leader Award, as well as a Leadership Award from GROW. As a community leader and a strong believer in personal rights, equality, and creating opportunities for all, Ms. Olson hopes to enter politics in the next five years.

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