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City of West Covina Celebrates National Small Business Week 2019

Post Date:04/04/2019 7:00 PM

WEST COVINA – The City of West Covina is once again thrilled to announce that the City will be celebrating National Small Business Week (May 5 – May 11) by hosting the 4th Annual West Covina Small Business (WCSBW). West Covina Small Business Week was established as an opportunity to commemorate our local small businesses and honor the impact that they have on our community. WCSBW will offer educational and networking events designed to inspire, educate, and connect small business owners to available resources.

The City is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) located at the University of La Verne and Pasadena City College, SCORE, and the Greater West Covina Business Association (GWC) to host this year’s WCSBW program. 

This will be West Covina’s third year featuring the awards ceremony to honor local small business and recognize the contributions they make to the community. The winners will be presented at the WCSBW 2019 Award Ceremony and Mixer on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The City highly encourages all local businesses and the community to submit their award nomination and help recognize their favorite local small business.

Award Nomination categories includes Small Business of the Year, Veterans in Business Award, and Women in Business Award. The award nomination is now available until Friday, April 19, 2019. The award winners will be presented at the Award Ceremony and Mixer (Mixer hosted by GWC). Nominate your favorite local business and attend this year’s WCSBW. For more information on how you can nominate your favorite local small business, please visit www.westcovina.org/WCSBW.

WCSBW will also feature a presentation from SCORE on May 8, 219, and the Award Ceremony and Mixer on May 9, 2019. For the Award Ceremony and Mixer, Victor Parker, SBA District Director, will be the keynote speaker for that evening, and the event will continue with the GWC hosted “Dream BIG, Start Small” Mixer. Attendees will have the opportunity network and connect with available resources and have the chance to win raffle prizes including gift cards to local businesses, and much more! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

WCSBW 2019 program will include the followings events:

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – Presentation
    • Presentation: by SCORE
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: West Covina City Hall (Council Chambers)

       

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 – WCSBW Award Ceremony & Mixer
    • “Dream BIG, Start Small” Mixer, hosted by GWC
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: TBD
    • Ticketed Event: $10 (GWC Members)/$25

For additional information about West Covina Small Business Week please visit the West Covina Small Business Week webpage: www.westcovina.org/WCSBW.

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