SBDC-OC attended CalCPA Association
SBFD-OC were guests of Joan Earhart, SVP HomeStreet Bank.
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
45400 Larkspur Lane, Palm Desert, CA. Site visit on new project collaboration, Hotel Paseo. This $36 million, 3 story, 150-room luxury boutique hotel, part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, is scheduled to open in Fall 2017.
June 5, 2017 Sheraton Downtown Sacramento, California Small Business Day. (Left to right) Megan Hodapp, Small Business Specialist / Office of the Small Business Advocate (GO-BIZ) and Emily Burgos, Program Manager / California Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank (IBank)
On June 5th, SBDC-OC attended the California Small Business Day event hosted by the statewide California Small Business Association. Speaker's included Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsom, Senate President Pro Temp, Kevin de Leon and CA Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones.
Over 20 California governmental agencies, 25 small business organizations and 90 California State Legislators come together to recognize small business owners from across the state for their hard work and success. The annual event honors a few of the millions of small businesses that serve as the economic engine of California.
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 CEO Mike Ocasio attended Prayer Breakfast for government leaders along with Jim Ely, FDC-OC Loan Chairman and Peter Meyers, FDC-OC Chief Credit Officer.
Fabulous breakfast and great program speaker, the Hon. Karen A. Gauff, Los Angeles Superior Judge and Author. Ed Arnold the long-time newscaster, Master of Ceremonies.
SBDC-OC attended the grand opening of FDC-OC project for Nino Lim’s new Island Pacific Seafood Market, Cerritos, CA location.
FDC-OC staff Pam Finn, Richard Lee and board vice-chair, Abdi Ahmed were on hand to enjoy the festivities. Contemporary recording artist, Ryan Gallagher also on hand providing great entertainment.