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SBA seeks small business champions to honor during 2017 Small Business Week

Every year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates National Small Business Week (NSBW) with a series of events and an awards ceremony in recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American Economy and society. Throughout Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office, in conjunction with public- and…

SBA Launches 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge for Innovations That Empower Women’s Lives

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge, a nationwide business competition to drive attention and resources to innovative products and services that make our lives easier and longer.  Competitors vie for $70,000 in prize money provided to SBA for the InnovateHER competition through a…

Chamber’s International Development Committee Leads Exploratory Foreign Direct Investment Delegation to UK

The Greater Irvine Chamber’s International Development Committee (IDC) led an exploratory Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) delegation on a mission to the United Kingdom the week of February 13-17, 2017. Marv Sepe, COO of CTC Global and Leigh Volkland, senior director of Government Affairs, co-chairs of the IDC, worked with Chamber leadership and the business community…

Companies Need to Exercise Extreme Caution in Selling to the Federal Government

President Trump on April 18 signed an Executive Order (E.O.) intended, in the words of a senior administration official, to “usher in a new, more muscular Buy American policy based on the twin pillars of maximizing Made in America content and minimizing waivers and exceptions to Buy American laws.” The new E.O. will likely impact…