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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Meeting

May 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Co Chairs Armida Colmenares-Stafford from Pacific Premier Bank and Carmen Bowen facilitated the meeting. Our speaker was Valerie Rivas from Bank of America. Topics included:

  • Learn about alternative financing options (loans, grants crowdfunds, CDFIs)
  • Discover the 5-3-2 Rule
  • Gain options for unlocking capital for business owners unable to get financing through tradition means (under $250k in annual revenues)

Committee members shared what they’re working on and what activities they may be aware of to celebrate upcoming holidays such as Juneteenth, Black Business Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.

Click Here to View The Meeting Agenda 

Click Here to View “Accessing Capital 102”


May 15
10:30 am - 11:30 am