Thursday, February 23, 2017

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop will focus on the available financial assistance resources available through IBank and SBA for small businesses.

I. Welcome – Jesse Torres, Small Business Advocate, GO-Biz
II. Speaker Presentations
a. Darrell Dante, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
b. Megan Hodapp, Small Business Finance Center, California Infrastructure Bank (IBank)
III. Audience Q&A

Special Information About the Presentation:
Darrell Dante, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
Although the Oroville Evacuation does not currently meet the agency’s definition of a disaster, Darrell Dante will be talking about currently available resources as well as what steps to take in case a disaster is declared. He was involved in efforts with Hurricane Katrina and can share key lessons from that experience with the business community.
Learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration

Megan Hodapp, Small Business Finance Center, California Infrastructure Bank (IBank)
Learn more about California Infrastructure Bank (IBank)

Thursday, February 23, 2017
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Centennial Cultural Center
1931 Arlin Rhine Memorial Drive
Oroville, CA


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The Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing you a workshop series presented by experts in the fields that will provide you with valuable information for your business.

Details about upcoming workshops to be announced!



Business Workshop Series

Wednesday, January 18, 2016

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Gold Country Casino – 420 Olive Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966


Your registration is all-inclusive for all four workshops, so you may attend all workshops, or just the ones that interest you.


8:00 – 9:15 am – Small Business Resources

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be presenting information about small business resources available to help you start or grow your business. This will provide an overview of all the resources available through the SBA for your business. Topics will include: how to qualify for and recieve an SBA loan; finding and qualifying for available government contracts; obtaining specialized certificates.


9:30 – 11:30 am – Unclaimed Property

The California State Controller’s Office will be presenting about Unclaimed Property. California’s Unclaimed Property Law requires banks, insurance companies, corporations, and certain other entities to report and submit their customers’ property to the State Controller’s Office when there has been no activity for a period of time (generally three years). Common types of unclaimed property are bank accounts, stocks, bonds, uncashed checks, insurance benefits, wages, and safe deposit box contents. Our Unclaimed Property Division’s Outreach and Compliance unit provides education and resources for businesses and organizations to comply with the law and be relieved of financial liabilities having to do with unclaimed property.


12:30 – 2:30 pm – How to “Right Size” Your IT

In the changing IT landscape there are many areas to consider when planning for your information and technology needs. Questions such as, how do I keep my costs low? How do I keep my information safe? How can I protect my current IT investment as I grow the business? In this two hours talk we will review these areas and much more as we discover how to right size IT.

Christopher Sumner of Stratti will be presenting this workshop.

Christopher’s Bio:

CTO, Business Development, Marketing

Dedicated executive with over 20 years of management and 17 years of technology experience concentrating in business operations, IT solutions, VoIP, strategic direction, profitability, and project management. Proven leadership skills with strength in building cohesive teams that exceed goals ahead of deadline. Passionate about leadership, service, and making a difference.

Specialties: Project Management, IT Design, IT Management, Profitability, Operations, Strategic Planning, Service Delivery, Team Leadership, Fiscal Management

Responsible for the vision, strategy and delivery of the service, support, and project areas. Cross- functional role helping to lead: Revenue Growth, Engineering, Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships and Customer Satisfaction.


2:45 – 4:30 pm – Managing Your Online Presence

Managing your business’s online presence is no easy task. Keeping up with technology changes, following best practices, and avoiding common pitfalls is practically a full-time job! In this workshop we’ll share with you what it takes to manage a modern, successful, and profitable online presence for your business, starting with your website and social media profiles, to running online campaigns, and measuring ROI.

Presented by Daniel Bond and Heather Johnson of Langlers WebWorks


Fee:  $10 per person.  Click here to register.