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  • 5 Oct 2017 11:28 AM | Sandra Smith (Administrator)

    The conference will feature leading business management speakers and a contracts certification workshop to help attendees bid on lucrative corporate and public contracts

    WHO/ WHAT          
    With the number of Latina-owned businesses more than doubling in California since 2007, the National Latina Business Women’s Association-Inland Empire will host it’s first-ever, “Latinas in Business: The Conference,” to help Latina entrepreneurs and other small businesses grow their enterprises. The conference will feature an inspirational keynote address by Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice of President of California Bank & Trust, and one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking, and the author of #Values: The Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business & Life. In addition, inspirational speaker, Sonia Morffi – Founder/CEO of Radio Latino Inc., and a tech entrepreneur, will speak on helping individuals overcome adversity while chasing their professional dreams.

    The conference will also feature a seminar about personal branding in the digital age, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, as well as a “Hands-on Women Owned and Small Business Certification Process,” to help attendees to learn how they can bid on lucrative corporate, public and utility contracts. The State of California General Services Dept., the state Public Utilities Commission the Metropolitan Water District and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West will be providing information and answering questions.

    WHERE:
    Goldy S. Lewis Community Center Central Park, 11200 Baseline Road, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017                 
    8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    WHY:
    A 2017 study commissioned by HOPE revealed that the number of Latina-owned businesses in California has increased by 111 percent since 2007. Among its policy recommendations, the study called on “government and corporations should increase their investment in Latina small businesses through substantial and sustainable public and private contracts.” According to the study, there were 433,300 Latina-owned business in 2016 in the state alone. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that 3.8 million small businesses, generally those with less than 500 employees, are doing business in California.

    Contact:
    Chuck Sifuentes
    (626) 283-8081

    For full event details visit: https://nlbwa-ie.com/event-2668639


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