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BUSINESS DIGEST: Business group to honor Harris, other dignitaries

LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Kamala Harris and U.S. Small Business Administration executive Maria Contreras-Sweet are among the dignitaries to be honored during the 22nd annual Economic Awards Dinner April 2, sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce.

County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will present Harris with the chamber’s public service award, which honors people whose contributions have helped improve public policies affecting the African American community. Contreras-Sweet, meanwhile, will deliver the event’s keynote address.

The annual event salutes corporations, businesses and individuals who’ve significantly impacted the economic growth and development of minority businesses.

The dinner will be held at 7 p.m. April 2 at the JW Marriott Hotel at LA Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit glaaacc.org.

Youth organization

to sponsor jobs fair

LOS ANGELES – Children Youth and Family Collaborative, a community- based nonprofit serving foster youth and youth on probation, will host an employment fair from 3-7 p.m. March 31 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Boulevard.

The organization is seeking to fill 16 full-time openings for Youth Education Specialist and two for Education Coordinator. Positions are located in L.A., Carson, Compton, Pomona, Palmdale and the San Fernando Valley.

“There is a tremendous need for talented and inspiring team-oriented professionals to address the needs of disadvantaged and at-risk youth,” said agency director Lydia Cincore Templeton. “We are looking for qualified and caring adults who wish to utilize their skills to help students achieve success in school and in life.

For more information, visit www.cyfcla.org

Workshop set to help

black women leaders

CARSON – Black women business owners and leaders of community-based organizations will discuss the 4 Fs of leadership during a “Start Small, Finish Big, But Get Started” business development workshop from 9 a.m. till noon April 3 at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St.

The workshop, held in the school’s College of Extended Education and International building, will address business financials, funding, free tools and flourishing, organizers say.

While the focus is on African-American women business owners, the event is open to all.

For more information, visit www.csudh.edu or e-mail mdaapei@csudh.edu.

Black women’s event

slated for March 28

LOS ANGELES – The Black Business Association and the

Maria Contreras-Sweet
Maria Contreras-Sweet

will present a “Salute to Black Women” business conference and awards luncheon from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 at the LA Hotel, 333 S. Figueroa.

State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell is one of seven civic and community leaders who will be honored as part of the Women’s History Month event.

Event workshops include: Role Models for Success (for teen girls), Achieving Your Life Goals, and Navigating the Muddy Waters Between the Corporate Boardroom and the Bedroom.

For more information, call (323) 291-9334 or visit www.bbala.org.