FREE Small Business Seminar in West Covina Friday May 6, 2011

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Free is the magic word for this event, including the parking. They have some great presentations lined up to provide you with Strategies for Success in Today’s Economy. Some of the topics include Business Marketing, SBA Loan Programs and Services, Important Sales and Use Tax Updates, and much more. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with experts from various agencies that specialize in helping small businesses grow and succeed. It is brought to us by Jerome E Horton (Chairman of the State Board of Equalization), Roger Hernandez (Assembly member 57th district) and the city of West Covina.

You do need to register online, for free with the BOE and can do so at This Link.  Or you can call to reserve a spot at 888-847-9652

Deets: Friday May 6, 2011 9AM – noon. 1444 West Garvey Ave (city hall) West Covina CA 91790  MAP HERE

East Valley Health Center new clinic opening reception 10/22

Call to artists to help fill the clinic walls with art.

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  East Valley Community Health Center (EVCHC) is having a grand opening celebration for their new clinic.  There will be several speakers and local dignitaries present.  Of course there will be refreshments.   All of  the RSVP details are after the jump.  Scheduled speakers are Congresswoman Hilda L Solis (32nd Dist of CA), County Supervisors Michael D Antonovich an Gloria Molina.
 
Mila Arroyo of the EVCHC showed up a recent MAFA meeting.  It isn’t uncommon for people to show up asking us for help.  This visit touched me.  EVCHC is a non-profit that managed to build a huge new clinic to serve the poorest of the poor in the San Gabriel Valley.   The last bit they needed help with was to bring cheer to the building and their patients.  She came to MAFA asking if the artists would be willing to help by lending or donating art to them. 

I was in.  Mila didn’t have to sell me with the healing power of art and a happy environment is better than sterile beige walls.  They needed the help and that was enough.  I donated the art as I understand how hard it is to keep walls full with loaned pieces.

East Valley needs artists to help them out where they can.  Personally I know there are many artists out there who have a piece or two sitting in storage somewhere waiting for their next show.  Rather than having it collect dust it can be brought out, shared and brighten up EVCHC’s halls and lobby.  The art can be loaned or donated.  If you donate the EVCHC will give you a letter at your stated value for your taxes next year. Continue reading “East Valley Health Center new clinic opening reception 10/22”