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Economic Recovery Forum Focus: Access Capital &Creating Jobs

The message is loud and clear, from President Obama Job Summit  to L.A. Mayor Villaraigos’s creating a kitchen Cabinet of Economic Advisor’s to Business Life and Woodbury University’s answer to the call to get serious about Jobs and Access to Capital. Business Life Magazine, together with co-host Woodbury University, have joined to present a special event:“2010 Economic Recovery Forum”, scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Woodbury University's Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium, located on the campus in Burbank.

Picking up the message in commenting is keynote speaker at the forum Alberto G. Alvarado, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, who notes “Forums like this, more than ever, along with government programs and services from the SBA and other federal, state and local agencies are pivotal to our nation’s competitiveness and economic revival”  He will be joined by Jennifer Grutzius, Chief of Staff, Governor’s Recovery Task Force and panelists Paul Audley, President, FilmLA’ Chris Burner, Chief Project Officer, Metro Gold Line, Foothill extension Construction Authority, Josie Marquez, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board and Cathy Martin, Project Director, Healthcare Workforce Coalition, California Hospital Association., all participating in the Jan 14th Forum at Woodbury.

“Small businesses are the most reliable job creators we have, and they are vital to our overall economic recovery. This Forum will give an outline of business tools that are needed to create jobs and help lead our nation back toward prosperity.  Engaging in this and other such steps will undoubtedly serve as catalysts in improving the state of our country’s economy as a whole and is of the utmost importance,” said Greg Krikorian, Executive Vice-President of Marketing of Business Life Magazine.

“Our goal is to promote economic recovery by helping to facilitate actions that inform and expedite deployment of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds and develop creative strategies which will develop jobs and improve our economy,” said John Krikorian, Publisher of Business Life Magazine. Krikorian further stated, “questions are being asked as to what is holding up the loan market for small business. Also the need to expedite information about available resources have been expressed. This forum will address those questions and more.”

“We take great pride in the distinguished list of key note speakers, panelists and guests that have agreed to be present and participate. Each presenter, a leader in their particular field of expertise, will deliver informative insights that will have positive impacts for many of the individual Forum attendees and our economy as a whole.  We will soon release the impressive list of individuals, that have committed to present and have confidence in our timely topic, market and Business Life Magazine, which is now celebrating 20 years of serving our region,” noted Ralph McKnight, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Business Life Magazine.

Seating being limited advanced registration is required, all planning on attending must RSVP by Friday, January 8th, 2010.  Networking opportunities will be offered from 7:15am to 8:00 a.m., followed by the Forum which will be held from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Speakers will be available after the program for questions and information. Please e-mail reservation name, firm, telephone number, email address to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For additional information visit www.businesslife.com or call 818-240-7088.

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