Nearly 40 bankers and staff of chambers of commerce, nonprofits, and local cities met with small business service providers and microlenders in Palm Springs on October 6, 2016. Information about resources available within the Coachella Valley to support small businesses was shared in two panel presentations.
Collaborating for Small Business Success
Participants networked before and after the presentations, building relationships that would strengthen referrals to valuable resources. Community Valley Bank was the event sponsor. Lunches were provided by microlender VEDC, and the meeting space was provided by Accion.
Thank you to all our sponsors and partners!
Networking Following the Forum
The room was packed with bankers, chambers, nonprofits and city staff... all those who touch small businesses and want to help them succeed.
Vincent McCoy, Director of the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IESBDC), moderated a panel of microlenders and small business service providers.
Laura Pellior, Business Development Coordinator, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP), described their iHub and other resources for local, job-creating businesses.
Joaquin Tijerina, Director of the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC), explained the services they offer.
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