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Small Business Week

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The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced National Small Business Week is April 30 - May 6, 2017.  To commemorate National Small Business Week, the City of West Covina is delighted to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual West Covina Small Business Week (WCSBW) Program. On behalf of the City, we invite you to join us and support our local small businesses and entrepreneurs, and celebrate the big contributions they make to our community.

As part of this year's WCSBW events, the City introduced the 2017 City of West Covina Small Business Awards.  

The WCSBW Program included an Awards Ceremony on Monday, presentations on Monday and Wednesday, and concluded with a mixer hosted by GWC on Thursday.  


WCSBW 2017 Awards:

As part of this year's WCSBW events, the City introduced the 2017 City of West Covina Small Business Awards.  The winners of the awards were announced at the WCSBW Awards Ceremony held on Monday, May 1, 2017.   

We would like to congratulate the award winners of the 2017 West Covina Small Business Awards:

  • Innovative Use of Resources Award - Diltex, Inc. (Owners, Kinoo and Dil Singh) 

    (Nominated by the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center)  

Small Business Week Award Winners


WCSBW 2017 Program:

The City will once again partner with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at University of La Verne and Pasadena City College, SCORE, and Greater West Covina Business Association (GWC) to host this year’s WCSBW. 

WCSBW will include the followings events:

  • Monday | May 1, 2017 - Award Ceremony & Presentation
    • Keynote Speaker: Victor Parker, Los Angeles District Director of SBA
    • Panel Presentation:          "Small Business Loans" by SBDC
      •  Sean Snider, Director | University of La Verne SBDC
      • Anne Marie, Loan Officer | CDC Small Business Finance (Small Business Lender)
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m 
    • Location: West Covina City Hall (Council Chambers)
    • Appetizers were served (Sponsored by Bun Street and Mom's Cakery)
    • Raffle Prizes were available to lucky winners, including tickets to the "Dream Big, Start Small" Mixer
    • Business Expo: West Covina, GWC, SBA, SBDC, SCORE, CDC Small Business Financing, Los Angeles Consumer & Business Affairs, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments 
  • Wednesday | May 3, 2017 - Presentation "Effective Communication Wins Business"
    • Presentation: John Pietro, SCORE
      •  Mr. Pietro has 40 years’ experience both as an entrepreneur and an executive at leading marketing agencies and quick service restaurants. He has been a senior marketing executive for corporations like Denny’s and Wendy’s, where he worked on the famous “Where’s The Beef” Campaign.
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m 
    • Location: West Covina City Hall (Council Chambers)
    • Appetizers were served (Sponsored by Bun Street and Nothing Bundt Cakes)
    • Raffle Prizes were awarded to lucky winners, including a Movie Ticket/Company Lunch Gift Basket (Donated by New York Life Insurance Company) 
    • Business Expo: West Covina, GWC, and SCORE 
  • Thursday | May 4, 2017 -  "Dream Big, Start Small" Mixer
    • Hosted by GWC 
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    • Location: Craft Hill Restaurant (128 N. Grand Avenue)
    • Ticketed Event: $10.00 (GWC Members) / $20 (Space is limited)

 

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