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After a challenging year of dealing with national pandemic and natural disaster, what does economic outlook look like for Sacramento small businesses in 2021? Join us as local economic experts deliver on their economic forecast, challenges and opportunities for the local small business community.

We will also explore some of the lessons learned in lending and how small businesses should prepare themselves to access capital for growth during and post pandemic

Agenda

13:00 – 13:10 Opening Remarks by Sophia Kanaan, Program Director, California Capital WBC

13:10 — 13:30 Bianca Blomquist, California Policy & Engagement Manager, Small Business Majority

13:30 – 13:50 Bronia Leung, FVP-SBA Regional Sales Manager, Small Business Lending Dept, East West Bank

13:50 – 14:30 Q&A

Bronia Leung’s bio:
“Bronia Leung is a 30-year banking veteran and currently serves as the SBA Lending Department Regional Sales Manager at East West Bank. Before this post, she worked in many capacities ranging from operational excellence and customer experience to product management and consumer banking. Like her diverse banking journey, she is drawn to a wide array of small businesses—from mature companies to start-ups—and passionate about helping them achieve their financial goals.”

Bianca Blomquist’s bio:
Bianca Blomquist manages Small Business Majority’s outreach, and education and policy efforts for the Bay Area, Silicon Valley and Northern California region and as liaison to the Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy (JEDE) Committee Small Business Roundtable in the California State Legislature.

Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Bianca served as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill for a member of the House Financial Services Committee and for five years as a legislative representative lobbying on handling federal healthcare, transportation, labor and trade and workforce issues.

SBA Logo“Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.”