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Best Networking in San Fernando Valley! It's all happening here! Join in NOW!!!

  • Apr 10, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Dear Members,

Please note we have a very special presentation this time....

On April 10th, please come and tell us about your business and how eager you are to serve your clients. We are all about meeting and learning about how your work and what you provide makes a difference, and benefits those who come to you.

The meeting is FREE and there will be no admission fees, but everyone is responsible to spend a minimum of $12.00, at the venue, NOT including taxes and gratuities.

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6:30 to 7:30  -->   Food & Networking (Please come early, and place your orders, so that everyone will be served in a timely manner.)

7:30 to 7:40  -->   Welcome announcements

7:40 to 8:15  -->   Each member has 60 seconds to present their business to everyone.

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8:15 to 8:30  -->   FEATURE PRESENTATION

Mr. Warren Cooley, VP of Marketing and Communications of VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center) will be here to help us learn more about all the services that VEDC provides to businesses in our community.

VEDC is the largest non-profit business development corporation in metro Los Angeles and offers direct micro and small business loans.

VEDC has provided more than $325,000,000.00 in direct and guaranteed lending for small businesses. 75% of its clientele have been low to moderate income, as well as over 65% minority, and 55% women owned entrepreneurs.

In this session Mr. Warren Cooley will help us better understand the numerous programs available to us, as Entrepreneurs, with the tools we need to successfully expand our businesses. Services include professional business consulting, entrepreneurial training, workshops/conferences, and information services:

1. Women’s Business Center

2. City of Los Angeles Business Source

3. Microenterprise / Entrepreneurial Training Programs

4. PRIMEAccess to Capital Project

Throughout its history, VEDC has assisted more than 95,000 businesses in creating and retaining over 25,000 jobs, opening approximately 1,785 new businesses, and graduating nearly 3,000 individuals from the Entrepreneurial Training Program.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! The information that Mr. Cooley will be offering, may be vital to your business. Space is limited, SO RSVP NOW!


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8:30 to 8:45  -->   Questions and Answers

8:45 to 9:00  -->   New Meetup announcements/suggestions

9:00 to 9:30 -->    Networking (bring lots of business cards)

Space is LIMITED, so sign up now!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome meetup and presentation! Thank you for letting me be a part of it :)

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Dawn S.

    Great meeting everyone

    2 · April 12, 2013

  • Mandy F.

    This was an amazing presentation... Our best one ever so far! Mr. Cooley impressed everyone, and I have already signed up!

    April 11, 2013

  • Lidia G.

    It was very interesting & informative. Good presentation by Warren Cooly from VEDC. Looking forward to participating in some of the VEDC classes as well as future meetings of this group.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Dawn S.

    I was impress with the group of professionals, the friendly group and of course Mr. Cooley. I will be looking at the site for classes

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Susie W.

    Sorry, I could not make it last night...I am looking forward to the next one...See you all then.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Zahava D.

    It was a very good meeting. Lot of information from Warren Cooly the presenter of VEDC. Looking forward to attend there class.
    Will like to contact & get to know some of the new member.

    2 · April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very good and interesting

    2 · April 11, 2013

  • Jerry I.

    Look forward to seeing everyone on the 10th
    Jerry Izenberg
    Life Insurance Solutions

    April 5, 2013

    • Goli K.

      Jerry we missed you. I hope you are well.

      1 · April 11, 2013

  • Kymberly K.

    What a WONDERFUL time I had last night. Out of any networking events that I have attended, last night's event and speaker was one of the most valuable! Thank you Mandy for your hard work in providing quality material in order for us to learn and grow!

    2 · April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great to meet everyone today! looking forward to networking more with all of you

    2 · April 10, 2013

  • pauline b.

    Sorry, i will not be attending tonight. See you next time :(

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it due to an intense work schedule. Hope to make it next time!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I won't be able to make it this time around but looking forward to the next meeting!

    April 2, 2013

  • Jack

    Looking forward to meet other professionals in the Encino area.

    March 27, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    Looking forward to meeting you. This is my first time in a networking group so very excited!

    March 25, 2013

  • Scott R.

    I am a Real Estate Broker and have been helping people get the best deal possible for over thirty years. Please check out my blog

    March 21, 2013

  • pauline b.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone and network with everyone.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes please!

    March 19, 2013

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