Chamber Partners with L.A. County to Host Contracting Connections

Center for Small Business Success

January 21, 2020

On Jan. 21, the Chamber's OneLA Regional Collaborative and the County of Los Angeles hosted their Contracting Connections procurement event at the University of La Verne. With the support of Founding Corporate Sponsor Citi Community Development, more than 350 local and diverse businesses were in attendance and had the opportunity to learn about current and upcoming contracting opportunities, and connect with more than 20 public and private agencies. Guest speakers included:

  • James Alva, Senior Vice President & Market Manager, Citi Community Development
  • Kathryn Barger, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District
  • Don Kendrick, Mayor, City of La Verne
  • Dr. Devorah Lieberman, President of University of La Verne
  • Dr. David C. Lizárraga, Founder & Chairman, TELACU Education Foundation and Former CEO, TELACU Industries
  • Bill Manis, President & CEO, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
  • Joseph Nicchitta, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
  • Maria S. Salinas, President & CEO, L.A. Area Chamber


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