Long Beach’s Rachel Sandoval Selected as 2014 State Star for LA SBDC

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The Los Angeles Small Business Development Center Network (LA SBDC) selected Long Beach resident Rachel Sandoval as its 2014 State Star.

The Los Angeles Small Business Development Center Network (LA SBDC) selected Long Beach resident Rachel Sandoval as its 2014 State Star.

The Los Angeles Small Business Development Center Network (LA SBDC) selected Long Beach resident Rachel Sandoval as its 2014 State Star. The Association of Small Business Development Centers recognizes top performers in the SBDC program nationwide at its annual conference. The award criteria include showing a strong commitment to small business success, making significant contributions to the state SBDC program, and being an exemplary performer.

“Rachel is a joy to work with and tremendous asset to our Network,” said Jesse Torres, Regional Director of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network. “She has reinvented our approach to connecting to our small business owners and has played a leadership role in providing critical market data to our service centers, unifying our brand across the region and highlighting the success of our business owners in a dynamic and fresh fashion.” 

Sandoval is currently the Marketing Coordinator at the LA Regional SBDC Lead Center, a position she has held since 2013 where she has collaborated with California SBDC Directors on private partnership and collaborative branding opportunities throughout the state. Prior to joining the Lead Center, she served as Senior Program Assistant for the Long Beach SBDC and Center for International Trade where she helped conceptualize and manage three trade delegations to Italy and the United Arab Emirates for more than 34 California small businesses. She has worked in various small businesses since 2007. She received a B.A in Political Science in 2010 from the University of California, Los Angeles.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Rachel Sandoval, SBDC Lead Center Marketing Coordinator, “But it truly belongs to all the business stars who we work with every day that are invigorating our local economies and communities. There’s nothing that compares to working in an organization where the real reward lies in supporting the vision of our clients and assisting them in its actualization.”

The Lead Center of the LA SBDC Network is hosted at Long Beach City College.

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