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Assemblymember Holden to Host Virtual Small Business Town Hall

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021 | 5:57 am

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) will host on Facebook Live a “Lunch and Learn” small business virtual town hall with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 7.

The panel will include Don Loewel, director of the Small Business Center at Pasadena City College, Pat Nye, executive director of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network, and Sean Snider, director of the SBDC at the University of La Verne

“California’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is one of the state’s primary resource partners for small business development,” Holden said in a prepared statement.  “SBDC’s consortium of 42 service centers and administrative lead centers play a key role in driving the state economy by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with confidential, no-cost, one-on-one advising and expert training, and establishing a wide mesh network of technical assistance. The network is equipped to help business owners access capital, develop business and financial models, create and implement marketing strategies, connect to global markets, and grow their business online, among many other services.”

Loewe leads a team of experienced business consultants and entrepreneurs who advises business owners in areas such as raising capital, strategic planning, legal, sales and marketing and financial analysis. He has more than ears of sales, marketing and management experience in the medical device and software industries, and has consulted with small and mid-market companies to build long-term growth.

Nye is the leader of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network, part of a national program that serves small businesses with free technical advising in all major principles and disciplines for businesses across  Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Snider is responsible for delivering client services, working with community stakeholders and leading a team of professionals to assist local businesses to start and/or grow their businesses.

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