L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Author to speak on winning strategies

CRENSHAW — Best-selling author Deborah Smith Pegues will present “Winning Strategies for the Next Level” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2 at West Angeles Church, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

Visit http://evite.me/vmqqQamnNq or call (323) 733-8300, ext. 2355, to reserve your seat.

Latina business

leaders recognized

LOS ANGELES — The National Latina Business Women Association of Los Angeles is presenting its “Latinas in Business Awards” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 23 at the Majestic Downtown, 650 S. Spring St.

The event pays tribute to Latina entrepreneurs and corporate professionals for demonstrating leadership and making a positive contribution to their community.

The mistress of ceremonies, Josefa Salinas, has been an on-air personality for 30 years, including 14 on Hot 92.3 FM “The Beat” and five on POWER 106 FM, where she was known as the “Angelita de la Noche (Angel of the Night).

Tickets: www.nlbwa-la.org.

Alumni beach

party planned

PLAYA DEL REY — The ninth annual Fremont High School alumni beach party held in memory of DJ Fast Fred McZeal will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 at Dockweiler State Beach, 12501 Vista Del Mar.

The gathering will meet behind the skate rental building, by the bathrooms. Bring your food and beach chairs.

Information: Althea Renea McZeal: (323) 582-3216.

Meals provided

for kids for free

SOUTH LOS ANGELES-The FNCF Community Development Corporation will provide free meals for children ages 18 and younger on weekdays from 7 to 8 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at First New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1555 W. 108th St.

The meals are a component of the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division.

Information: (323) 756-2541.

Nonprofit hosts

technology sessions

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation is presenting a series on technology and social media, in partnership with the Black Business Association, at the Business Enterprise Center, 6109 S. Western Ave.

“Computerized Accounting-Quickbooks” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 23. “Intro to Computer/Internet Fundamentals will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24. “New Ways to Get Paid” is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 25 and “Tax Filings Turbo Tax is from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. June 25. “Blogging for Business Growth” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 27.

To qualify for attendance, participants must own or operate a business in the city of Los Angeles and have a business license.

RSVP at lelliott@vsedc.org or call (323) 789-4515. Seating is limited.

Construction company

holds free seminar

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Ramsey, the president of Alameda Construction, is leading a free training on bidding and estimating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services, 550 S. Hope St., Suite 1835.

The seminar will cover the importance of selecting the right profit for your business, why understanding general conditions are critical to business profit and success and best practices directly from a small business.

Registration: (213) 258-3000 or email: Mwinsinfo@imwis.com.

Seminars planned for

construction firms

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California is holding a series of eight seminars, the “Bridges to Business Success Program” for real estate asset management, on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting June 29, at the USC campus.

The program’s mission is to provide procurement training to build the capacity of small, minority and veteran-owned businesses.

Attendees will learn marketing & branding, business management and leadership, governmental relations, business bonding and insurance, as well as legal issues and accounting and presentation skills. Two years prior experience in business is recommended.

Enrollment fee: $499, Registration: http://bit.ly/1TTDh29.

HIV testing

event planned

WILLOWBROOK- Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center, Oasis Clinic, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health are presenting an annual National HIV Testing Day Celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at 11833 Wilmington Ave.

Food, entertainment, a drawing and giveaways will also be available to the public.

Compiled by Anne Artley. 

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