The Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (APISBP) is hosting its 16th Annual Asian Small Business Expo on Sat., Sept. 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Almansor Court Banquet and Conference Center in Alhambra.
The Expo is highlighting the food industry with this year’s theme, “Ingredients for Success.” The Keynote Speaker is food activist Robert Egger, Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen, a local nonprofit that redistributes food waste, provides culinary job training and operates a meal-service program. A panel of three women entrepreneurs—Annie Choi, Diep Tran and Lan Ong—will discuss funding opportunities and the L.A. food scene.
Jerome Horton, Chairman of the California Board of Equalization, will make a special guest appearance.
“I highly encourage those who are incubating or expanding their businesses to come learn and connect with other small business owners,” says KYCC Business Counselor Young-Gi Harabedian. “In business, it is not only about what you know, but who you know – come out and network!”
Over 200 participants have already registered for the Sept. business-to-business event. Exhibitors include financial organizations, franchises, and governmental and legislative representatives. There will be free admission, free Parking and free Workshops.
KYCC’s Small Business Development program is one of five API community-based organizations in the Los Angeles area in the APISBP consortium. The other four include Chinatown Service Center, Little Tokyo Service Center, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans and Thai Community Development Center.