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Asociación Colombiana de Locutores


image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 January 2014

The A.C.L. (Asociación Colombiana de Locutores) (Colombian Broadcasters Association) is an organization that represents the majority of public broadcasters in Colombia.
It was established in 1954 by Carlos Pinzón Moncaleano. It is known today as the Asociación Colombiana de Locutores y Comunicadores.
Source: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asociaci%C3%B3n_Colombiana_de_Locutores_y_Comunicadores
The flag is a white horizontal flag, with the logo in the middle, as seen in this picture (Picture taken on February 28, 2010 from a tv interview broadcasted by TeleAntioquia channel)
For additional information please see: A.C.L. (official website) http://www.vocesacl.com/
Esteban Rivera, 6 September 2010


Asociación Nacional de Industriales - ANDI


image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 January 2014

It is the association of the major Colombian companies in the industrial, financial, food and services sector. The ANDI (Asociación Nacional de Industriales, in English Industrial Entrepreneurs Association or National Business Association of Colombia) was created in the city of Medellin in September 11, 1944 by several private companies' Managers from the Department of Antioquia, to participate before the government regarding a unified economic policy.
ANDI was pivotal in the creation of the SENA to have better instructed employees for the manufacturing companies.
Today it "is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to expand and promote economic, social and political principles within a free enterprise system, based upon beliefs that include human dignity, political democracy, social justice, private property and liberty, and since its establishment has always been the most important private sector association. It groups more than 1100 companies that belong to different sectors of the economy: manufacturing, financial, food, mining, health, agriculture, services, among others and therefore represents a high percentage of Colombia's GDP and total employment.
The Association has its headquarters in Medellin, but also has branches in the cities of Bogotá, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Pereira, Manizales, Ibagué, and Santander de Quilichao.
As representative of the private sector's interests, the National Business Association of Colombia assumes the representation of its members before national and international institutions, dealing with economic, legal, social, environmental, and business issues.
ANDI interacts before the legislative and executive branches of the public sector, in order to contribute in the issuing of laws of national convenience.
Sources: http://www.andi.org.co/pages/quienes_somos/whoweare.aspx and http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANDI

The flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo in the middle.
Picture taken from screenshot of CM& ( http://www.cmi.com.co/ ) news aired on July 6, 2012).
Source: http://www.circasia-quindio.gov.co/empresarios.shtml?apc=EIxx1-&m=l
For additional information check: ANDI (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 07 July 2012


Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia - AVIANCA (Colombian National Airways)


Previous Flag
image by Zoltan Horvath, 04 February 2014


Current Flag
image by Zoltan Horvath, 04 February 2014

AVIANCA (Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia, Colombian National Airways) was first known as SCADTA (founded in 1919).
AVIANCA was the result of the merger of SCADTA and SACO (Servicio Aéreo Colombiano, Colombian Air Service, founded oe June 15, 1933) and it was established on June 14, 1940.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca
AVIANCA bought out LANSA in 1954 (LANSA, Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aéreo, Limited National Air Service, and then Líneas Aéreas Nacionales S.A., National Air Lines Inc. founded on May 5, 1945).
Source:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/LANZA
AVIANCA joined Helicol (Helicópteros Nacionales de Colombia, Colombian National Helicopters, founded on June 3, 1955) and SAM (Sociedad Aeronáutica de Medellín, Medellin Aeronautical Society, founded on October 5, 1946) to form Sistema AVIANCA (AVIANCA system) in 1994.
Sources: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Aerol%C3%ADneas_filiales_de_Avianca#Helicol and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAM_Colombia  and http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca 
Then AVIANCA merged with ACES (Aerolíneas Centrales de Colombia, Colombian Central Airways, founded on August 30, 1971), to form Alianza Summa on May 20, 2002, bu on November of 2003, they focused on boost AVIANCA's sole operator and brand, thus finishing Alianza Summa (with had replaced SIstema AVIANCA).
Sources: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca  and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACES_Colombia
Then, in 2008, it bought out Tampa (or Tampa Cargo) (Transportes Aéreos Mercantiles Panamericanos S.A., Panamerican Mercantile Air Transportation Inc., founded in 1973), re-branded as Avianca Cargo since June 2013.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAMPA
Then in October 7, 2009, it merged with AeroGal (Aero Galápagos, Air Galapagos, founded in November 1985) and TACA (Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano, American Continent Air Transportation, founded in ). The merger was officially completed on May 21, 2013 (TACA Airlines was the second-oldest continuously-operating airline in Central America and the Caribbean after Cubana de Aviación).
Sources: http://www.avianca.com/es-co/nuestra-compania/informacion-institucional/perfil-corporativo.aspx and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca_Ecuador
The flag is a red horizontal flag with the company's (former) logo in the middle.
The flag is seen here (featuring the logo that was in use from 2006 until 2013).
Source: http://www.federacioncolombianadegolf.com/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9428:el-v-torneo-internacional-avianca-isencillamente-espectacular&catid=2:noticias-nacionales&Itemid=13 (flag on the top right).
Esteban Rivera, 04 February 2014



1946-72
image by Miles Li, 21 January 2016


Variant - possibly manufacturer's error
image by Miles Li, 22 January 2016

Here's the flag of Avianca, circa 1946-72. Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., - Avianca, the national airline of Colombia, traces its origin to SCADTA, founded in 1919.
Miles Li, 21 January 2016

There is this video on Jamaican independence in 1962. At 26-28 seconds there was a version of this flag, with the canton and the map in white instead of yellow, and with the letters in red on white instead of white on blue. I believe this particular flag, especially in its omission of the yellow colour, must have been a manufacturer's error, since (1) the Avianca logo officially in use from 1946 to 1971 (in practice to 1972 due to a livery changeover period) should always have the map in yellow, and the letters in white on blue, and since (2) the national colours of Colombia is yellow-blue-red (a diagonal striped example can be found on Previous National Air Force Flag page), it makes no symbolic sense for the canton to have white-blue-red stripes.
Miles Li, 22 January 2016


Avianca Tours


image by Zoltan Horvath, 04 February 2014

In this picture however, the word "Tours" (white letters) is included. Avianca Tours (previously known as Deskubra, a travel agency) is a business unit within AVIANCA (Source: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca#Avianca_Tours). AVIANCA's flag has the same color scheme (red horizontal flag) but without the word "Tours" in it.
AVIANCA was founded on December 5, 1919, being the world's second oldest airline in continous operation after KLM.
Here's the logo evolution of AVIANCA: http://api.ning.com/files/Hyh28ht9Lf0-YQZtDbMFS5x0UrlTLkxGKCSlFbP3cl*Xpa9q*UNqNHWm0lXwnVvaw30YmkfhxXoKf5GDfk3o59GNDMkCAjGZ/Aviancaimagen.jpg
(Sources: http://www.creativoscolombianos.com/profiles/blog/list?user=1rzhmnvobaqo7&page=6 and http://www.portafolio.co/negocios/nueva-imagen-avianca). The latest logo was unveiled on May 28, 2013.
For additional information go to: AVIANCA (official website) 
Esteban Rivera, 04 February 2014


Autódromo de Tocancipá

"Autódromos S.A. (English: Racetrack Corp.), is the owner and operator of the "Autódromo de Tocancipá" (English: Tocancipa's Racetrack), located in Tocancipá. It was established two years after the closure of its predecesor, the "Autódromo Ricardo Mejía" (English: Ricardo Mejía Racetrack). Autódromos S.A. was established on October 15, 1980 as a private organization, the majority shareholder being "Club Los Tortugas" (being the owner of the "La Primavera" Estate, the grounds for the racetrack and currently a car school for racing pilots. "Club Las Tortugas (English: The Turtles Club) gets its name as an irony for turtles being too slow, in contrast with the the club's main activity.
The Racetrack opened on February 7, 1982. The same day the Motor Club was dissolved, some of its members established "Los Tortugos" (The Turtles), later to be known as "Club Las Tortugas".
Sources: http://www.autodromodetocancipa.com/autodromo/page/quienes-somos/
http://www.autodromodetocancipa.com/autodromo/page/un-poco-de-historia/
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut%C3%B3dromo_de_Tocancip%C3%A1
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_automobile_de_Tocancip%C3%A1
http://histo-car.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=49
and http://histo-car.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=156&t=194
The "Autódromo de Tocancipá's" flag is a blue horizontal background flag with the logo (second logo from left to right) in the middle, as seen here (second flag from left to right).
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoEI64L5bT8 at 0:13 and 1:39)
For additional information go to Autódromo de Tocancipá (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 12 September 2017


Cámara Colombiana de la Construcción - CAMACOL


image by Zoltan Horvath, 21 June 2014

CAMACOL (Cámara Colombiana de la Construcción, Colombian Chamber of Construction) is the association of companies (mainly Cement makers, but also construction, Real Estate and even Banks are affiliated to it) that was established on September 14, 1957 to promote construction at all levels (housing, infrastructure, coordinating construction policies, raw materials, development, sismo resistance regulations. etc.)
Sources: http://www.camacol.co/camacol/afiliados-0  and  http://camacol.co/sites/default/files/revista_urbana/u50.pdf  ("Revista Urbana", page 20, (Urban Magazine, Edition Number 50, October 2001).
Screenshot of the flag
Source: CMI tv news broadcast of October 31, 2013.
For additional information go to: CAMACOL (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2014


Casa Luker


image from <www.casaluker.com>

From <www.casaluker.com>:
The design and symbology of Casa Luker's flag was created by the manager of the commercial unit, Mr. Jorge Augusto Salazar Pineda, along with the agency Crear Ideas of Bogota. The rising sun from the green mountains of our native land symbolizes naturalness, freshness, food and respect for nature. The sun, which casts its rays over the work and Casa Luker's dynamics in the market place, is symbolized in the color of the earth. The sun has the dynamics of the light projected towards the infinite blue that invites us to act with dynamism, innovation and energy. That rising sun that moves and changes in the day, that with the force of its rays renders light, warmth and life, symbolizes our professionalism, fellowship and daily commitment.
This is our flag, a symbol of who we are and how we live in Casa Luker."
Dov Gutterman, 15 June 2003


Círculo de Periodistas de Bogotá (Bogota Journalists Round)


image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 January 2014

The CPB (Círculo de Periodistas de Bogotá (Bogota Journalists Round) has its own flag. The flag can be seen in this image (second flag from left to right)
The flag is a white horizontal flag with the the logo in the middle. The logo has the three initials of the name of the organization on keys resembling a typewriter.
The CPB was established in February 1946 by members of the main newspapers in Bogota: El Tiempo, El Espectador, El Siglo, El Liberal and La Razón (defunct).
Sources:
http://www.circulodeperiodistasdebogota.com/nosotros/resena-historica-del-cpb
http://www.circulodeperiodistasdebogota.com/nosotros/resena-historica-del-cpb/pagina-2
For additional information please see: CPB (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 06 June 2011


Club Las Tortugas


image by Zoltan Horvath, 15 September 2017

The "Club Las Tortugas" flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo in the middle and the name "LAS TORTUGAS" in bold black capitals, as seen here (fourth flag from left to right)
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoEI64L5bT8 at 0:13 and 1:39)
For additional information go to Club Las Tortugas (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 12 September 2017

Flag image is based on logo seen at their website, since more text is seen under the logo on that picture what sourced.
Zoltan Horvath, 15 September 2017

See also: Autódromo de Tocancipá


Combuscol


image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 January 2014

Combuscol (Combustibles de Colombia S.A., Colombian Fuel) is a company established in Colombia in January 2005 by all the Texaco gas stations countrywide, and in 2008, Mobil gas tations join as well.
Source: <www.combuscol.com>.
The flag is a plain horizontal flag with the logo in the middle, as seen here.
E.R., 23 March 2010


Concurso Nacional de Belleza


image by Zoltan Horvath, 18 January 2014

The Concurso Nacional de Belleza (National Beauty Pageant) is the country's top beauty contest, and it is annually held in Cartagena. The winner, Senorita Colombia (Miss Colombia) is sent to Miss Universe and the first runner-up, Virreina (Vice Queen), to Miss International. The other runner-ups gent sent to various international beauty cotnests (such as Miss Intercontinental, Miss World, Reina Hispanoamericana (known before as Reina Sudamericana), among others.
Source: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%B1orita_Colombia
The flag is the logo on a horizontal flag as seen in the following images:
- http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQtQNlwXF7odEex55HH8JYFlivrRUTSltiIWCcL_2HSFN8NWWVL (flag on the right)
- http://m.eluniversal.com.co/reinado/2013/sites/default/files/casa_sede_cnb.jpg (flag on the right)
Picture of the flag, taken on the main office flag in Cartagena, on January 3, 2013.
For additional information go to: Concurso Nacional de Belleza (official website, abbreviated as Senorita Colombia, or Srta. Colombia) http://www.srtacolombia.org/
Esteban Rivera, 14 January 2014