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The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced National Small Business Week is May 5 – May 11, 2019.  To commemorate National Small Business Week, the City of West Covina is delighted to announce that we will be hosting our 4th 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.

To recognize business’s success and commitment to the community, the City is seeking nominations to honor four local small businesses that have contributed to the community during the 3rd annual WCSBW Awards Ceremony.

The WCSBW Program will include a presentation from SCORE on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, and will conclude with an Award Ceremony, GWC Member Recognition Awards, and the annual Mixer on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The “Dream Big, Start Small” Mixer is hosted by GWC. In addition to the event, there will be a Business Expo. For more information please see below.   

Stay up to date on the West Covina Small Business Week 2018 via the City Website and our social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) at @westcovinacity.


WCSBW 2019 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 following events:

  • Wednesday | May 8, 2019 Panel Presentation
      • Panel Presentation by SCORE
      • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      • Location: West Covina City Hall (Council Chambers)
      • Registration: bit.ly/WCSBW2019
  • Thursday | May 9, 2019 - Award Ceremony, GWC Member Recognition Awards, & “Dream BIG, Start Small” Mixer
      • Mixer hosted by GWC
      • Keynote Speaker: Victor Parker, Los Angeles District Director of SBA
      • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      • Location: El Torito - 3133 E. Garvey Avenue, North, West Covina, CA 91791
      • Ticketed Event: Purchase tickets at www.greaterwestcovina.org 
        • $10 Ticket (GWC Members)
        • $15 Ticket

Stay tuned for more information about West Covina Small Business Week 2019.


 WCSBW 2019 Awards

 

The City will be hosting the award ceremony at this year’s WCSBW. The City will be announcing the four winners at the WCSBW Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 30, 2018.  The award categories are below:

  • Small Business of the Year Award 

This award honors a West Covina small business that has shown growth and/or sustainability of their business and a record of community involvement.

  • Women in Business Award 

This award honors a West Covina small business owned by a woman that has shown growth and/or sustainability of their business and has been an advocate for women in business.

  • Veterans in Business Award

This award honors a West Covina small business owned by a U.S. military veteran that has shown growth and/or sustainability of their business and has been an advocate for the veteran community.

West Covina Small Business Award Nominations: (now closed)


WCSBW Award Winners 

The winners of the awards were announced at the WCSBW Awards Ceremony held on Monday, April 30, 2018.   

The City of West Covina introduced the West Covina Small Business Awards in 2017. The following are thee winners from the previous West Covina SBW Award:

2018 Winners:

  • Innovative Use of Resources Award - Gaucho Grill Argentine Steakhouse (Owners, Kirk Cartozian and Adrian Amosa) (Nominated by the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center)  

2017 Winners:

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

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

 

  

 

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