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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 has introduced the 2017 City of West Covina Small Business Awards.  

The WCSBW Program will include an Awards Ceremony on Monday, presentations on Monday and Wednesday, and will conclude with a mixer hosted by GWC on Thursday.  For more information please see below.   

To register for City hosted events please go to Eventbrite.


WCSBW 2017 Awards:

This year, the City is adding an award ceremony to the WCSBW 2017 program.  The City will be announcing the three winners at the WCSBW Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 1, 2017.  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.

  • Innovative Use of Resources Award

This award honors a West Covina small business that has leveraged available business resources to grow their business and ensure success. The awardee will be nominated by the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC).


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 will be served
    • Raffle Prizes 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 
    • Register:  Click here to Register!
  • Wednesday | May 3, 2017 - Presentation "Effective Communication Wins Business"
    • Presentation: John Pietro, SCORE
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m 
    • Location: West Covina City Hall (Council Chambers)
    • Appetizers will be served
    • Raffle Prizes available to lucky winners, including GWC Membership and tickets to a GWC Networking Breakfast
    • Business Expo: West Covina, GWC, SBA, SBDC, SCORE, CDC Small Business Financing, Los Angeles Consumer & Business Affairs
    • Register: Click here to Register!
    • 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)

    For more information please visit Small Business Administration (SBA) website or the National Small Business Week website.

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