Irvine, CA
Monday, April 30, 2018

Press Release

The Travelers Institute, the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network, the U.S. Small Business Administration Orange County / Inland Empire District Office. and Small Business California, hosted a complimentary symposium exploring tools for small business success. This event, part of the Travelers Institute® Small Business - Big Opportunity series, featured an interactive discussion with industry leaders on solutions to some of today's most pressing small business challenges.

The program explored:

  • Cybersecurity concerns for small businesses
  • Strategies for accessing capital in today's lending environment
  • Business continuity planning as a competitive advantage



Opening Remarks:
J. Adalberto Quijada, District Director, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

Keynote Address:
Hector V. Barreto, Chairman, The Latino Coalition; Former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Panel Discussion: "Finding Solutions to Small Business Challenges"
Moderator: Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy; Travelers
Mike Daniel - Regional Director, Orange County/Inland Empire SBDC Network
Ellen Lansden, Assistant United States Attorney, Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section, United States Attorney’s Office-Central District of California
Arturo Pedroza, Senior Risk Control Consultant, Risk Control, Travelers 
Stacy Procter, Attorney, Western Region - Los Angeles Office, Federal Trade Commission

Monday, April 30, 2018
11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Program

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92614

Complimentary on-site parking

Small Business - Big Opportunity Fact Sheet

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Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore Fact Sheet

Learn about the national symposia series helping businesses and organizations tackle evolving cyber threats.

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