Rep. Jerry McNerney and Assemblymember Jim Frazier to Host Expo for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
Antioch, CA – To connect new and emerging small businesses with resources to help them grow, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will join California Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) to host a Small Business Expo on September 22nd at the Antioch Community Center.
“California’s small businesses and entrepreneurs represent some of the leading innovators and engines for job creation in the nation,” said Rep. McNerney. “We need to continue to foster an environment where more small businesses can pursue creative ideas and be successful. That’s why I’m hosting this expo to connect small business and start-up owners in my district with the tools and resources that can help them be competitive in our local economy and around the globe.”
Assemblymember Frazier agreed. “Having owned a small business myself, I’m committed to helping other small-business owners and managers learn about all the state and local resources available to them,” he said. “This event provides a great opportunity for East Contra Costa business leaders to gain useful information to help their shops grow.”
Federal, state, and local agencies will be available at the Expo to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs with the following services: contracting; licensing; the certification process; the regulatory process involving permits and labor laws; government grants and loans; and resources for veteran and minority-owned businesses.
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PST
Where: Antioch Community Center
4703 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531
The government agencies and business-minded organizations that will be available to provide resources, information, and advice to expo attendees include:
California Department of General Services
California Delta Chambers & Visitor's Bureau
Contractors State License Board - State of California
U.S. Small Business Administration
Contra Costa Small Business Development Center
California Department of Industrial Relations
City of Antioch
Antioch Chamber of Commerce
Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County
Los Medanos College
U. S. Census Bureau
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Small Business Majority
California Employment Development Department-Workforce Services
California Employment Development Department-Taxpayer Education and Assistance Program
California State Board of Equalization
Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. McNerney formed a start-up company to manufacture wind turbines. Assemblymember Frazier previously owned and operated a general contracting company.
Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.