Hawthorne Business Expo 2017
Business Expo 2017 is for you!--if you are a business owner, starting a new business, customer, or just want to check out what is happening in our City! Here you can connect with area businesses, community members, and service providers. Events include two dynamic keynote speakers, a wide variety of exhibitors and seminars throughout the day. There will be food and beverage samples and plenty of chances to win prizes! SEMINARS: Social Media Tips for your Business Emma Vaughn - mainstreethub.com As social media continues to grow, it plays an even larger role in how customers are discovering and interacting with local businesses. Monitoring your business on these networks is a must, but it’s also becoming increasingly important to produce high quality content in order to be found by new customers. This seminar will help you increase brand awareness, improve your social media presence, and boost customer loyalty. How Cyber Liability Insurance can protect your business against a data breach Raymond Vergara - farmers.com Will discuss the growing crime of Cyber liability, the breaching of clients’ data and how small businesses can implement basic computer procedures to protect themselves against these Cyber criminals. Will introduce a Cyber Liability endorsement that people can consider to better protect themselves and their businesses without having to spend a fortune on Lawyers and Forensic vendors; who sometimes have no real idea of how to resolve a data breach. Free Business Services Robert Chaves - sbwib.org Learn how you can improve your bottom line with free Recruitment Services, Hiring Support, Subsidized Labor Programs and On the Job Training Program provided by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board. The Proper Care and feeding of Your Website Adam Silver - conciergewp.com This presentation will cover why a website isn’t a “set it and forget it” entity. A website is a piece of your overall business & marketing plan. Learn how to obtain fresh content, determine the need for enhanced features (eCommerce, membership), security, and backups, and when it’s time to redesign. Street Stories - Facade Improvement Nina Choe & Michael Wacht - streetstoriesla.com Specializing in storefront make-overs, Street Stories will speak on how clearly communicating goods & services on the building exterior will lead to more foot traffic. The team is an energetic & collaborative venture of urban professionals committed to raising the bar on our commercial streets and public spaces. Comprised of architects, Ric. Abramson and Michael Wacht and retail designer Nina Choe, their services are set up to embolden property owners, tenant and city staff to think of design improvements as a means of enhancing small business profitability. Living & Doing Business in a Sustainable South BayMarilyn Lyon - southbaycities.org A seminar regarding opportunities for business and home owners to make their structures more water and energy efficient, thereby reducing costs and adding to a more sustainable South Bay region. Explore various SCE, SoCalGas, West Basin Municipal Water District programs, rebates and incentives available to those living and working in the South Bay region. Learn how you and your employees can take advantage of Metro programs to make travelling to and from work a more efficient and enjoyable experience. Small Business & Permit Assistance for new & existing businesses Lillian Conrow - business.ca.gov The California Governor’s office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is a single point of contact for economic growth and job creation. GO-Biz offers a variety of services to the small business community such as small business and permit assistance. Come find out what Federal, State, regional or local permits may be needed to start or expand your business. Learn about the tools and resources to help get your business up and going in Los Angeles County. Planning for the Success of Your Business Starleen Van Buren - southbaysbdc.org This seminar will cover the benefits of planning, what should be included in your plan, and a demonstration of how to create a powerful plan in less than a day. A copy of the one-day business plan template will also be provided. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Levi Stockton President, Advanced Air, LLC; & The Jet Center Levi Stockton is the President of Jet Center Los Angeles. He is also the President and Chief Pilot of Advanced Air, LLC. Stockton’s flight career started at Sierra Aeronautical Academy in the Bay Area. After flight training, Stockton worked as a flight instructor in both the Air China and Korean Air training programs with Sierra Academy. He earned his first type rating in the Metroliner SA227 at the age of 20 flying cargo; from Cargo he moved to a regional Airline on the East Coast. In 2005, Stockton partnered with a group of real estate investors and in 2007 was issued a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate for his company Advanced Air. While Stockton operates both Advanced Air, LLC and Jet Center Los Angeles, Stockton is an active line pilot, flying both the King Air 350’s and the Pilatus PC-12’s. Stockton holds an Airline Transport Pilots (ATP) license, has several thousand flight hours, a position on the Board at the Air Charter Safety Foundation, and is the managing partner of the many property’s his partnership has at the Hawthorne Airport, including the Master Lease. Paul Frederick Co-Founder and Chief Discovery Officer (CDO), Eureka! Mr. Frederick is a Co-Founder and Chief Discovery Officer (CDO) of Eureka! Mr. Frederick is a top-ranking leader along with the CEO, both of whom report to the Board of Directors. The CDO ensures guests’ sensory expectations are exceeded. By staying curious and conscious, the CDO ensures that tastes, smells, sounds, vibes, contributions, and feelings created by Eureka! are epic for all stakeholders. The CDO is ultimately responsible for the realization of Eureka!'s vision, mission, values, ideal culture, and goals.The CDO relentlessly discovers the very best ways to serve Eureka!’s guests, team members, and communities. The CDO maintains Eureka!’s brand integrity and leads all culinary, building design, facilities, purchasing, and real estate functions. The CDO inspires and collaborates with Eureka!’s CEO to ensure culinary and menu excellence. The CDO also works with Director of Kitchen Operations to achieve its metrics on kitchen labor productivity, budgets, food quality, cost of goods (COGS) and ticket times whiling enhancing culinary innovation. The CDO ensures Eureka!’s marketing is on-brand, and that all new and current restaurant design, facilities, and purchasing remain on point and on budget. CDO also handles negotiations with all special events that include Super Bowl, Coachella Music Festival and Bottle Rock Music Festival (Napa). Prior to founding Eureka!, Mr. Frederick was a Partner at Investwest Companies where he was responsible for government affairs and entitlements, tenant improvement construction and leasing. At Investwest, Mr. Frederick oversaw the construction of 15 restaurants within the company’s retail portfolio ranging from fast casual 1,000 square feet to full service 7,000 square foot restaurants. Mr. Frederick attended Syracuse University with a focus on Communications and Journalism. Mr. Frederick is a member of the California Restaurant Association and International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Frederick and his wife Talia have two children Siena (11) and Sawyer (8) and reside in Manhattan Beach, CA.