The San Diego CITD participated in the SBA San Diego District Office‘s SBA Day & Lender Fair on July 26th. The event, hosted in collaboration with the Vista Chamber of Commerce was held at the Vista Civic Center and featured presentations on topics including: What You Need to Know About the IRS for Your Small Business, Legal Aspects of Being in Business, Overview of the I-9 Form and Filing Procedures, All About Small Business Insurance, How Resource Partners May Help You Succeed in Your Business, and How Local Lenders May Help You Finance Your Business. San Diego CITD Director, Victor Castillo, presented an overview of CITD programs and services. In addition to the presentations by resource partners, the event featured Special Guest Speaker, Eric Reece Jones, SBA Deputy Chief of Staff who stressed the importance of the contributions small businesses make to the growth of our economy and pledged continued support from Washington, D.C. for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

After the presentations, participants had the opportunity to network with other small business owners, engage with lenders at the Lender Fair, and take advantage of one-on-one counseling with resource partners and technical assistance providers.