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Congressman Knight To Host Small Business Workshop And Expo

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Santa Clarita, CA, August 13, 2015 | comments

Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) will host a workshop and expo for local small businesses on August 25th.

Small businesses owners from around the community are invited to learn new tactics to navigate federal regulations and rules to win government contracts, increase their access to capital, and boost their sales overseas. The event will feature guest speakers, expert panels, and a resource fair all focused on the theme of federal government empowering and strengthening the local small business community.

“As a member of the House Committee on Small Business, it is important for me to hear firsthand how I can best serve our community’s entrepreneurs,” said Representative Knight.

The Small Business Workshop and Expo will kick off in the City of Santa Clarita Activities Center at 8:30am with remarks by Rep. Steve Knight.  Next, speeches will be given by Dr. Terry Paulson, a motivational speaker, and Vivian Shimoyana, a veteran and visionary in the small business community.

Following the speeches the audience will receive guidance on working with the federal government to boost business operations from panels of experts. Representatives from the U.S. Army, the Defense Logistics Agency, and Northrop Grumman will offer insights and tools to work with the federal contracting process; lending experts and Payal Kamdar, founder of Vsolvit, will talk about the best means for obtaining conventional and alternative financing; and spokespeople from the Port of Los Angeles, the Department of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration U.S. Export Assistance Center will provide information on international trade for businesses looking to expand their overseas operations. 

The event will conclude with an expo in which small business owners will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with government agencies and companies that can help them achieve their individual business needs.

“This is an excellent opportunity for small businesses to learn about and connect with the resources they need to thrive,” continued Rep. Knight.

Continental breakfast will be provided to attendants and local food trucks will be on site. Details for the event are as follows:


Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25)
    Dr. Terry Paulson, (Featured Speaker)
    Vivian Shimoyama, (Featured Speaker)
    Expert Panels on government contracting, capital access and international trade


Tuesday, August 25, 2015
8:30 am - 2:30 pm


City of Santa Clarita Activities Center
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350    



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