June 9, 2012
Patrick Rodriguez, 818.552-3222 (SBA LADO)
Advisory Number: 06-01 Mandy
Denaux, 213.580.7532 (L.A. Area Chamber)
*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
SMALL BUSINESS WEEK AWARDS LUNCHEON AND BUSINESS EXPO HOSTED BY LOS ANGELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Thirteen small business owners, champions and resource providers to be honored at the 31st Annual Small Business Awards ceremonies.
WHAT: The 31st Annual Small Business Awards – Luncheon and Business Expo, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce honors small business owners and business advocates. This year’s program will present awards to 13 distinguished entrepreneurs and business champions. Award winners are from Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties who are helping to power the regional economy and drive economic recovery.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13
11:00 a.m. (Registration Reception)
Noon to 1:30 p.m. (Luncheon and Program)
WHERE: Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
* President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Gary Toebben
* District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office, Victor Parker
* Regional IX Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, Elizabeth Echols
* Keynote, Griego Enterprises, Inc., Linda Griego
* Emcee, Nationally Recognized Journalist and Commentator, Asha Blake
2012 Small Business Week – Los Angeles District Office award winners are:
WHY: Small business is the engine of the Los Angeles economy. The SBA and the L.A. Area Chamber are proud to recognize the small business successes that are helping to accelerate economic recovery in the region and across the nation.
Small Business Week 2012 supporters include: Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs | 10,000 Small Businesses, Citibank N.A., Bank of America, BBCN Bank, Beach Business Bank, City National Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., U.S. Bank, Wilshire State Bank, East West Bank, EH National Bank, Los Angeles Convention Center, Saehan Bank, Southern California CDC, Southern California Edison, State Bank of India, VEDC; and partner NAWBO-LA.