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California State University, Bakersfield
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Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden begins the webinar with an update on the California Dream Fund Seed Grant Program and other government business pandemic relief programs. Kelly is joined by Thea Chase, founder and CEO of AccompanyCo, a Colorado-based economic development firm focused on rural startup ecosystems and infrastructure projects, and Miquela Beall, administrative analyst for Inyo County. They discuss entrepreneurship developments along the Eastern Sierra region, projects and anticipated results for Inyo County, and the much-anticipated Small Business Resource Center slated to open in Bishop this year. This marks the 105th in the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides reopening and current pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners. The SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can sign up for assistance by clicking here!