President's Message: Summer 2017
Dear ABAIE Members, Sponsors & Partners,
In three weeks, summer begins and we will be faced with more competition in terms of attracting attendees to our scheduled events because most people would be vacationing with families and friends. Looking back, I am happy to report that through the able leadership of Director and Membership Committee Chair Marc Ang, we are now regularly hosting every 4th Wednesday of the month, the successful Biz @ 6 Networking Mixer at the Taste of China in Chino Hills, where we are regularly signing up new members. We also made things happened at the So Cal Gas’s Networking Event in the City of Riverside and U.S. Bank’s Networking Event in Temecula, as well as the successful conclusion of 6th Annual Health 2 Wealth Expo & Mixer at Chaffey College in Chino in the beginning of June. This annual event is chaired by Past President & Acting Executive Director, Raziel Arcega and is getting very popular community event in Inland Empire.
There are 3 major events happening before the end of the year – the 6th Annual Celebration of Small Business Development Day, the 3rd Annual Small Business Workshop and the 8th Annual Awards Gala & Induction of 2017 – 2018 Directors and Officers. At this time, we are in preparation mode for the Small Business Day Development celebration, scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th, at the Ontario Airport Hotel from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, in partnership with SBA Santa Ana District Office and its affiliates, U.S. Bank & Wells Fargo Bank. The event will focus in helping prospective entrepreneurs; start, maintain and expand selected businesses through speed learning sessions conducted by experts in their respective fields, direct connection with business resources, networking with fellow starters and successful small business owners, as well as local and national government officials in attendance. We are inviting you all to attend. Experience the speed learning workshops, enjoy networking and meet with our vendors and presenters/speakers. Imagine the benefit of meeting people you want to meet.
For those of you who are not members yet, we encourage you to sign up for membership and experience the difference in belonging to ABAIE.
Conrad “Radi” Miranda, LUTCF