Kaiser Permanente Offers a Hand Up to Small Businesses

first_img Business News Community News Pasadena-based Kaiser Permanente Southern California is sponsoring, for the third year in a row, Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), a program run by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national non-profit based near Boston that provides free training, education and mentorship to small businesses located in economically under-resourced areas.Business owners who participate in the program will receive free in-person coaching and learn how to access capital. Each participant will undergo a 40-hour business training course that runs between three and six months and includes seminars and webinars with coaches and mentors from banking and consulting firms.The overall goal of the ICCC is to reduce income disparity and improve lives by promoting local micro-economies.Interested business owners need to be able to submit their applications for this year’s program on or before Tuesday, July 24.The free opening seminar for the Los Angeles/San Bernardino group will take place on August 1 at the Hilton Hotel in San Gabriel.“Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve,” said John Yamamoto, Vice President for community health and government relations at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “Kaiser Permanente promotes local economic vitality in under-resourced areas because the social and economic conditions in our communities have a profound influence on the health of people who live, work and play there.”The ICCC program was launched in Los Angeles in 2005 and has raised $166 million in debt and equity capital from its nearly 200 L.A. alumni, according to the ICIC website. The alumni have also averaged 52 percent growth in revenue and created more than 1,200 jobs in their communities.Among the beneficiaries of previous ICCC batches are Nora Saca and Vanessa Fagiolly, mother and daughter, who own Americal LLC, a food distribution company in Los Angeles.“ICCC had such a big influence on me,” says Fagiolly, who’s chief financial officer at Amerisal. “When we first started our business we only had four products for distribution. Now we have more than 50 and we’re growing every day. I am so thankful to Kaiser Permanente for its vision to help small business owners succeed.”Business owners interested in learning more about the program are advised to visit http://icic.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a commentcenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Kaiser Permanente Offers a Hand Up to Small Businesses From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 7:10 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Simone Biles sets record for most medals at gymnastics worlds

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday.It’s the 24th world championship medal for Biles, breaking a tie on 23 with the Belarusian men’s gymnast Vitaly Scherbo. Biles scored 15.066 on the beam after a near-flawless routine, opting for a simpler dismount than the double-double she performed earlier in the championships.China took silver and bronze with Liu Tingting on 14.433 and Li Shijia on 14.3, respectively.It’s the fourth victory for Biles at these world championships after team gold Tuesday, individual all-around gold Thursday and vault gold Saturday.A fifth place on uneven bars Saturday ended Biles’ chances of winning a medal in all six events, which she did last year in her comeback world championships after a sabbatical in 2017. Of her 24 career world medals, 18 are gold, against 12 of 23 for Scherbo.Earlier, Russia’s Nikita Nagornyy won the men’s vault for this third gold medal of the championships. He’s the first European man to win the vault since 2010.Nagornyy scored an average 14.966 from his two vaults, beating his friend and Russian teammate Artur Dalaloyan into second place. The bronze went to Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov.The 38-year-old Romanian Marian Dragulescu, a four-time world champion, secured qualification for his fifth Olympics by placing fourth. First Published: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Last Updated: 13th October, 2019 21:10 IST Simone Biles Sets Record For Most Medals At Gymnastics Worlds Simone Biles broke the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam competition Sunday. Written By COMMENT Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Details of 2017 accomplishments

first_img Categories: Victory News I worked closely with many Ottawa County residents and businesses in 2017 to prioritize legislation that helps our community and all of Michigan’s economy.As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I helped shape a state government budget that keeps Michigan moving forward.  My colleagues and I approved a balanced budget with a record amount of spending to fix our roads and bridges – vitally important to improving our quality of life and our economy.The budget also includes more money than ever before for K-12 schools, benefitting our students and teachers. Public safety is enhanced through the addition of 150 Michigan State Police troopers. We also were fiscally responsible, paying down debt and adding to our state’s “rainy day” fund.Here are some other accomplishments from 2017, my fifth in the Michigan House:•           Created the Bee Protection Program to ensure growers have access to reliable pollinators.•           Passed legislation to allow fundraising license plates to be placed on company-owned pickup trucks or vans. Small businesses and public universities will now be allowed to brand their trucks and vans to support organizations and causes.•           Passed legislation to ensure fair and accurate drain assessment along intercountry drains. This bill helps communities receive fair and accurate drain fees and gives the drain commissioners the flexibility they need to get their jobs done in a reasonable time frame.•           Introduced legislation to ensure that Michigan growers have access to national and global markets.•           Voted to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan. The five-bill package encourages students to explore career opportunities and helps provides them with the resources they need to succeed and fill in-demand jobs.•           Voted in favor of reducing income taxes for Michiganders. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I knew where we could have made reasonable spending reductions to implement the income tax cut. We could have easily afforded the cut and continued to pay down our debt responsibly.•           Voted in favor of giving Michigan drivers a choice in their auto insurance coverage levels. Michigan drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. I have heard the overwhelming outcry of support from my district to pass this reform. The current system is unfair and unsustainable and while the auto no-fault program has its merits, it has not changed since its introduction 30 years ago and needs significant improvements.I will continue to work hard for Ottawa County residents in 2018. I will continue to fight for legislation beneficial to the community and believe we are headed in the right direction for our economy to continue to grow.If you have any questions or concerns contact my office at 517-373-1830 or by email at [email protected]### 27Dec Details of 2017 accomplishmentslast_img read more