ANTIOCH, CA— With a goal of reaching 100 Contra Costa residents/ entrepreneurs seeking business ownership, the Small Business Investment Center located at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce is set to launch on Monday, August 22 powered by significant financial investments from CoCo Farms.
Media is encouraged to attend to learn more about the SBIC and program participation requirements.
The Small Business Investment Center is a three-year Business Incubator Pilot Program in community partnership between the Chamber of Commerce, CoCo Farms (Funder), Travis Credit Union, and potentially several local public entities.
The Small Business Investment Center aims to reach 100 Contra Costa residents/ entrepreneurs seeking business ownership with an emphasis on registering program participants that wish to open new businesses within the boundaries of the City of Antioch.
The program prioritizes marginalized community members including women, entrepreneurs of color, individuals identifying as members of the LGBTQ+ Community, and individuals who have served in the United States Military and identify as U.S. Veterans.
“The Small Business Investment Center located at the Antioch Chamber of Commerce is a great opportunity for residents hoping to start a business in Contra Costa County. This program will work with the community to support and help incubate new businesses. What a great opportunity this will be for East County, where it can help the small business scene to flourish.” — Diane Burgis, Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 3
“Travis Credit Union understands the significance of supporting our small business members because of the significant contributions they make to our local communities. From the jobs created to the services they provide; small businesses are the backbone of our economy. We are proud to partner with the Antioch Chamber by providing aspiring Contra Costa entrepreneurs with guidance, necessary tools, and essential financial education to help empower them on their journey to becoming successful business owners.” — Kevin Miller, Travis Credit Union, President & CEO:
- What: Small Business Investment Center
- When: Monday, August 22, 2022 @10:00am-11:00am
- Where: Antioch Chamber of Commerce- 101 H. Street Ste. 4 Antioch, CA 94509
The event will include several guest speakers:
- Daniel H. Sohn, President/ CEO, Antioch Chamber of Commerce
- Representative from City of Antioch (Mayor/ City Council)
- Representative from Office of Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
- Andrew Wesley, CoCo Farms/ Kolaboration Ventures (Program Funder)
- Kevin Miller, President/ CEO, Travis Credit Union
- Ana Cosovic, Chair of the Board, Antioch Chamber of Commerce
About the Antioch Chamber of Commerce: Incorporated in 1938, The Antioch Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business’s working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in our community and abroad.