Councilmember Neal Invites the public to a Summit on Job Creation and Small Business

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Councilmember Steven Neal

9th District Councilmember Steven Neal

Councilmember Steven Neal invites the public to “Getting Back To Work 2012: Summit on Job Creation and Small Business Long Beach.” Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

The summit features a full day of activities to benefit job seekers, small business owners and general observers. The summit includes a presentation on Labor Statistics from Richard Holden of the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as seven unique workshops for small businesses and job seekers.

The summit also features a policy luncheon and panel discussion, themed “Dream. Plan. Achieve;” a discussion on successful start-ups, policies, and strategies that build Long Beach.

Luncheon panelists include:

  • Chairman Jerome Horton – California State Board of Equalization, District 4
  • Reggie Harrison – Deputy City Manager, City of Long Beach
  • Ralph Holguin – Owner & Operator, RMD Group
  • Dennis Rockway, Esq. – Community Benefits Advocate
  • Patricia Watts – President & CEO, FCI Management Consulting Group
  • Moderated by: Tonia Reyes Uranga – Executive Director, The Miguel Contreras Foundation

Attendees are encouraged to participate in a resource and networking fair that will highlight employers, resources, service providers, immediately following the luncheon.

The “Getting Back To Work 2012: Summit on Job Creation and Small Business Long Beach.” is Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802.

Space is limited. To guarantee your admission, RSVP as soon as possible.

Job Seekers: RSVP to 562-570-6137 or jobseekers@longbeach.gov.

Small Businesses: RSVP to 562-570-6137 or smallbusiness@longbeach.gov

This summit is sponsored by The Port of Long Beach, The California Endowment, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board, The Long Beach Ministerial Alliance, and the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and Healthy Communities.

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