Governor Brown’s Economic Development Director to Meet with Long Beach Small Business Owners

Long Beach, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting a Small Business Summit at Long Beach City College as part of an ongoing series of events throughout the state to help small business owners and entrepreneurs access resources. GO-Biz director Panorea Avdis will speak to attendees and meet with small business owners at the summit to discuss programs and resources available to Long Beach area business owners.

The event is open to all small business owners and small business supporters. Please register at:

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Long Beach City College
4901 E Carson Ave (Building T-1200)
Long Beach, CA 90808


8:00 AM – 8:55 AM: Registration/Networking/Resource Expo

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM:  Small Business Lender Roundtable – Accessing Capital for Your Small Business
Moderated by Victor Parker, SBA District Director, Los Angeles

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM:  My Steps to Success – local small businesses share how their perspective on launch, growth and success

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM:  Growth through Exports 

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM:  California Business Portal

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM:  Resources to Launch and Grow Your Business
Moderated by Jesse Torres, Deputy Director & Small Business Advocate, GO-Biz

2:00 – 3:00PM – Resource Partner Expo and 1:1 Small Business Consultations