Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert and Site Visit

July 19, 2017

Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert and site visit to our latest project of the Valley's newest five star restaurant, AC3 restaurant and bar. This 5,000 square foot restaurant with project costs in excess of $1.8 million, made possible in partnership with our lead lender, Pacific Premier Bank.

Pictured left-to-right: Michael Ocasio, President/CEO; Dave Worlow, Broker/Principal; Matt Rosam, VP., Pacific Premier Bank and Pam Finn, Chief Administrator, Small Business Development Corp of Orange County

SBDC-OC attends Unfriendly Sons of St. Patrick's Day Party

SBDC-OC CEO Michael A. Ocasio  and  Board Member Pablo Ocasio attended an Unfriendly Sons of St. Patrick's Day Party on March 12, 2017; the event was hosted by St. Michael's Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA.

Board Member Ocasio posed with former LA Mayor, Richard Riordan; Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and Bishop David O'Connell, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

SBDC-OC attends holiday party hosted by SBA-LA District Office

On Tuesday, December 6th, SBDC-OC attended a holiday party hosted by SBA Los Angeles District Office at Shannon’s on Pine, Long Beach. In collaboration with Premier Business Bank (Torrance) Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County help support bank’s $1.4 million term facilities to Shannon’s on Pine undergoing major expansion, tenant improvements and equipment financing.

OCAPICA Luncheon

Staff and Administrators attended Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) luncheon at Capital Seafood Restaurant (Irvine Spectrum) honorable John Chiang, California State Treasurer program speaker for today’s event. Elected November 4, 2014 as California’s 33rd State Treasurer Mr. Chiang is the State’s banker, he oversees trillions of dollars in transaction each year including the sale of California bonds while also investing the State’s money, managing its cash but also has direct oversight of California’s various financing authorities that help to provide good-paying jobs, better schools, improved transportation, quality health care including the development of more affordable housing.

Treasurer Chiang was preceded by Dr. Paul Song, M.D., a well-regarded oncologist, progressive activist and biotechnology executive and grandson of the late Sang Don Kim, the very first popularly elected Mayor of Seoul, South Korea but the audience was in agreement Dr. Song is more recognizable as the spouse to journalist, movie and television personality Lisa Ling currently hosting This is Life with Lisa Ling on the CNN network. Our program host Dr. Sora Park performed an exquisite job hosting and guiding the program agenda and activities. Dr. Sora is a long-time professor and Chair of CSUF Department of Health Sciences who deeply supports our local communities and currently board chair of the OCAPICA.   

The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) was established in 1997 with the vision to build healthier and stronger communities and strives to transform Orange County through innovative programs and strategies that can serve as a model for other individuals, groups, and organizations to follow in efforts to change.