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First Annual Los Angeles SBA Faith-Based Small Business Summit

Advisory Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Advisory Number: 05-02
Related State:
Contact: Patrick Rodriguez (818) 552-3222

First Annual Los Angeles SBA Faith-Based Small Busines Summit


Thursday, July 25, 2013

7:30 a.m. - Registration/Networking/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Program & Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Power Networking/Meet Lenders



Los Angeles City College

855 N Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA. 90029



Who Should Attend

  • Business owners poised for accelerated growth.
  • Faith based leaders and non-profits seeking to expand opportunities to impact their community.
  • Entrepreneurs and individuals seeking value added information and networking options!

Come and Meet

  • Jerry Flavin, U.S. Small Business Administration & White House Office of Faith Based Programs and Neighborhood Partnerships Discussing the Significance of Connecting Faith & Business and How Non-Profits Can Become SBA Micro Lenders.
  • Victor Parker, District Director, Los Angeles, U.S. Small Business Administration - Discussing the LA Office's Commitment to Bringing Faith Based Leaders and Business Owners Together.
  • George Thompson, Pastor of Stewardship, Faithful Central Bible Church - Providing the Keynote Address to Challenge and Inspire Faith Based Leaders and Business Owners to Make a Difference in the Economic Vitality of their Communities.

How to Register

Space is limited - REGISTER TODAY

For more information on registration or vendor opportunities,

contact AmPac Tri State CDC at 909-915-1706 or email:



Master of Ceremony – Sharon Peterson, Ph.D.


Opening Remarks/Recognition of Dignitaries

Victor Parker, LA District Director

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.


Pastor Jean Burch

CBC of Greater South Pasadena

8:40 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.


Why Connect Faith & Business/

The Opportunities for Non-Profit Lenders

Jerry Flavin, Associate Director - U.S. Small Business Administration

White House Office of Faith Based Programs and Neighborhood Partnerships

8:55 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


Success Panel - Utilizing SBA Resources to Build A Successful Business

Moderator: Nenaji  Jackson, Ph.D.

9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.


Access to Capital - Lenders Poised to Complete A Deal for Businesses & Faith Based Groups

Moderator: Natalie Orta

10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Hana Bank - Invited

SCE Edison - Invited


Clearinghouse CDFI - Invited

PACE – Namoch Sokhom

VEDC –Eugene Paschnik


Insider Secrets to Growing Your Business – Marketing, Social Media & Strategizes For Fast Business Growth

Moderator: Louis F. Vargas

11:30 a.m. - 12:25 a.m.




(8a) Business Development Program


Introduction of Speaker

Leon Anthony



Pastor George Thompson

Faithful Central Bible Church

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Lunch & Networking

1:05 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


  • Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network
  • Local Leads HQ
  • KCCD
  • Sylvia Global Communications
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Faithful Central
  • Bible Church, Vermont-Slauson EDC
  • Kelly Rolfe Financial Services
  • Advantage Certified Development Corp. (CDC)
  • GoldmanSachs 10k Small Business
  • FAME


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