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11th Annual Veteran and Small Business Summit, September 27, 2022, Moreno Valley, CA

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Agenda

100-Year Plan Launch

"A hundred Years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child..."

9:15am - Opening Ceremony

Les Hawthorne
EMCEE & Moderator
Prayer
Color Guard

Color GuardColor Guard

Cpl Kasie Wagner
1st Marine Division Band
National Anthem

Samantha Moreno
High School Student Entrepreneur
CEO & Founder
Thundar, Lightning & Peace "Helping Veterans with Trauma"

Dalida Jaafar 
Grow Gold Consulting 
Leadership Development Training and Coaching 

Ed DelgadoEd Delgado
Council Member
City of Moreno Valley
Opening Remarks

Anda Draghici
Chief
Office of SBDVBE
Department of General Services (DGS)

10:00am - Panel - All Things Veteran

PANEL MEDIATOR
Clement Johnson (Clem) 
CEO
ClemTech LLC

Larry Stubblefield
Small Business Administration
Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development

Anda Draghici
Chief
Office of SBDVBE
Department of General Services (DGS)

Ramon Carlos, SSMIII
Office of Procurement & Contracts
Department of CalVet

William Morisette, MBA
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Community Employment Coordinator
Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center
Community Resource & Referral Center

Margaret Evangelesta, MBA, GM
Director, New Leaf Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC), Serving Arizona and Nevada

Traci Cole, MBA, MEM 
Director
SoCal Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

12:00pm - Live Performance


12:45pm - Keynote Speakers

J. Adalberto Quijada
Small Business Administration
Orange County/Inland Empire
District Director

Larry Stubblefield
Small Business Administration
Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development

1:30pm - Update your Cal E-Procure Profiles

Wayne D. Gross
Business Outreach Liaison- Business Outreach Program
Office of Small Business and DVBE Services
Procurement Division

1:45pm - Afternoon Panel - SKIN IN THE GAME Resources

PANEL MEDIATOR
Karla V Gonzalez, MBA

Business Consultant, Inland Empire
SBDC

Gloria Gomez
Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Orange County - Inland Empire District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration

Julie Santana-Padilla, EdD 
Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Riverside County

Mike Sabellico
Interim Regional Director, San Diego, Orange, and Imperial PTAC

Jack Pellegrino, CPCM
Director
Department of Purchasing & Contracting
County of San Diego

John Arena 
Business Outreach Manager
Metropolitan Water District

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • 14075 Frederick St., Moreno Valley, CA 92553
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    Agenda

    100-Year Plan Launch

    "A hundred Years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child..."

    9:15am - Opening Ceremony

    Les Hawthorne
    EMCEE & Moderator
    Prayer
    Color Guard
    Color GuardColor Guard

    Cpl Kasie Wagner
    1st Marine Division Band
    National Anthem

    Samantha Moreno
    High School Student Entrepreneur
    CEO & Founder
    Thundar, Lightning & Peace"helping Veterans with Trauma"

    Dalida Jaafar 
    Grow Gold Consulting 
    Leadership Development Training and Coaching 


    Ed DelgadoEd Delgado
    Council Member
    City of Moreno Valley
    Opening Remarks

    Anda Draghici
    Chief
    Office of SBDVBE
    Department of General Services (DGS)

    10:00am - Panel - All Things Veteran

    PANEL MEDIATOR
    Clement Johnson (Clem) 
    CEO
    ClemTech LLC

    Larry Stubblefield
    Small Business Administration
    Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development
    Anda Draghici
    Chief
    Office of SBDVBE
    Department of General Services (DGS)
    Ramon Carlos, SSMIII
    Office of Procurement & Contracts
    Department of CalVet

    William Morisette, MBA
    Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
    Community Employment Coordinator
    Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center
    Community Resource & Referral Center

    Margaret Evangelesta, MBA, GM
    Director, New Leaf Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC), Serving Arizona and Nevada

    Traci Cole, MBA, MEM 
    Director
    SoCal Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC)


    12:00pm - Live Performance

    12:45pm - Keynote Speakers

    J. Adalberto Quijada
    Small Business Administration
    Orange County/Inland Empire
    District Director
    Larry Stubblefield
    Small Business Administration
    Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development

    1:30pm - Update your Cal E-Procure Profiles

    Wayne D. Gross
    Business Outreach Liaison- Business Outreach Program
    Office of Small Business and DVBE Services
    Procurement Division

    1:45pm - Afternoon Panel - SKIN IN THE GAME Resources

    PANEL MEDIATOR
    Karla V Gonzalez, MBA

    Business Consultant, Inland Empire
    SBDC

    Gloria Gomez
    Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Orange County - Inland Empire District Office
    U.S. Small Business Administration

    Julie Santana-Padilla, EdD 
    Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Center
    Riverside County

    Jack Pellegrino, CPCM
    Director
    Department of Purchasing & Contracting
    County of San Diego

    Mike Sabellico
    Interim Regional Director, San Diego, Orange, and Imperial PTAC

    John Arena 
    Business Outreach Manager
    Metropolitan Water District


    Conference and Recreation Center (CRC)

    Date Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    Time A full day of Business Engagement
    Location 14075 Frederick St., Moreno Valley, CA 92553
    11TH ANNUAL VETERAN AND SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT IS A 14 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


    We booked all available space of the Conference and Recreation Center in 

    Moreno Valley, CA

    Meeting the buyers, exhibitors and other worthwhile reasons to join us for a full day of business engagement! 

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