Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown to Host Business Summit and Expo
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities, will host a free Business Summit and Expo featuring expert research economist Dr. John Husing in partnership with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) and the Inland Empire Small Business Financial Development Corporation (IESBFDC) onFriday, May 17 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The event will feature various panel discussions and offer networking opportunities for Inland Empire business owners. Keynote speaker Dr. Husing, an expert analyst in Southern California’s growing economy, will give an address on regional economic trends for San Bernardino County.
“During the event, we plan to launch a series of forums on issues that are of interest and concern to our local business owners, said Assemblymember Brown. “Dr. Husing and other special guest speakers will share their experience and knowledge on a variety of business related topics and we’ll also talk about available funding for small business owners.”
Managing your business credit, financial services solutions and creative marketing will be some of the topics under discussion at the event. Participating banks include Wells Fargo, Citizen’s Business Bank, Community Bank, and Union Bank of California. Among other guest speakers include Greg Devereaux, CEO, San Bernardino County, Vincent McCoy, executive director, California Small Business Development Center, Carla Ulloa, loan specialist, Community Development Corporation, and more.
“The goal of this event is to inform business owners, especially small business owners, of the opportunities that are available to them to assist in their growth. There are funding opportunities that small business owners should be aware of; I strongly encourage Inland Empire business owners to attend this event,” concluded Asssemblymember Brown.
This year’s event is proudly sponsored by the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center, the California Small Business Development Center and Minority Lead Coalition. Vendor opportunities are available. Please RSVP byFriday, May 10, space is limited. Contact Lisa Blacksher by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (909) 381-3238 for more information.