L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Black-owned bank encourages investment

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — OneUnited Bank, 3683 Crenshaw Blvd., the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is hosting an event to celebrate its partnership with #BlackMoneyMattersLA from 2 to 5 p.m. July 23.

The purpose is to encourage the community to open an account so money is recycled within the black community. The event will feature food trucks, free giveaways and a personal meet-and-greet with the owners of OneUnited Bank, Teri Williams and Kevin Cohee.

Information: lashannon@oneunited.com.

Movie in the park

planned July 22

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson will begin his summer movies in the park series July 22 with the showing of “Up” by Disney Pixar at the Mt. Carmel Recreation Center, 830 W. 70th St., beginning at 7 p.m.

There will be free food, drinks, movie snacks, and special drawing prizes. Those planning to attend are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on.

Other movies are planned Aug. 5 and 19.

Black business leaders

plan Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES — The inaugural Los Angeles Black Business Leaders Hall of Fame will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 21 at the Huntington Library, 1150 Oxford Road, San Marino.

Hosted by the Hart Leadership Center and presented by City National Bank, the event will honor the achievements of men and women in the black business community of Los Angeles who have dedicated their lives to the advancement and realization of equality in all industries.

Mellody Hobson, the president of Ariel Industries, the largest black-owned financial management organization in the country, will be the featured speaker.

Information: (714) 458-3064.

Summit planned for

faith-based businesses

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The L.A. District Office of the U.S. Small Business Association is presenting a faith-based small business summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom, 3607 Trousdale Parkway.

Featured workshops and presentation topics include: Business Growth Strategies, Capital Development: Faith-based Community Economic Development, Cyber Security & Your Business and Ready-Set-Go: Planning for Emergencies and Financial Disasters.

The summit will also feature a resource fair with community-based and government organizations providing business strategies, financial access, risk-management and emergency preparedness information.

The panels and presentations will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the resource fair and networking is from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

RSVP at faith_based-rsvp.eventbrite.com or call (909) 915-1706.

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 Western Ave.

“Web Site Design” will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 26 and the workshop “Intro to Web and eCommerce Design” is from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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

Senator to speak

at church event

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — State Sen. Holly Mitchell will serve as the guest speaker at “Moving Forward, Forward Moving-Faithfully,” the 48th anniversary homecoming celebration at Grace United Methodist Church, 10:45 a.m. July 24, 4112 Slauson Ave.

Information: (323) 294-6653


Crenshaw Chamber

holds lunch meeting

CRENSHAW — The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce is holding a general luncheon meeting at noon July 21 in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Community Room, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Cost is $25.

Compiled by Anne Artley. 

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