For the seventh year, business leaders and entrepreneurs have an opportunity to learn tips for success when Healthy Jurupa Valley and the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Small Business Summit Tuesday, Nov. 17.
This year’s summit takes on a new twist. Since Covid-19 social distancing measures prohibit gatherings the size of previous Small Business Summit attendance, this year’s event will take place on Zoom.
From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., participants will hear from business leaders and from 6:30 to 7 p.m., the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce will host an opportunity to network through the same Zoom meeting.
The theme is “2020 Vision For Success - Looking Ahead.” The keynote speaker is Jose Bazua, recently hired Economic Development Manager for the City of Jurupa Valley.
“The City is looking forward to great economic growth as it moves into its second decade,” Bazua said. “We want all of our existing businesses, and those considering opening a business here to have all the opportunities possible to grow with us. The Small Business Summit is one resource that will help them do so.”
Joining Bazua in his presentation will be Robert Usher, a consultant with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center. Sean McGovern, Senior Management Analyst for the City of Jurupa Valley, will also briefly describe a grant program the City is offering local small businesses.
Also speaking at this year’s event is Barry E. Knight, founder of BEK Impact Co. Knight is a dynamic motivational speaker, who as a small business owner himself, encourages others to reach their maximum potential.
The Healthy Jurupa Valley Community Prosperity Action Team exists to support local business, and to help residents of the city become more prosperous through employment or entrepreneurship opportunities. It has hosted this annual business conference since 2014 to connect business owners and potential business owners with experts who can help them grow their business.
Community Prosperity is one of five action teams within Healthy Jurupa Valley. The others are Arts and Recreation, Gardens and Markets, Safety and Readiness and Jurupa Valley Family Resource Network. These teams meet monthly for strategy sessions, and also in one collaborative meeting held the first Tuesday of each month at 9am at Reach Out’s Jurupa Valley office, 8300 Limonite, Suite E. For more information, contact Natalie Rocha at firstname.lastname@example.org.