Upcoming Events

Don't Miss Out on the Electrify California Pitch Competition!

Witness the culmination of the first Electrify California program where program participants will debut their electrifying ideas!

Get ready for an electrifying experience at the California Mobility Center! Our Electrify California Pitch Competition promises to unveil the next big ideas in electric mobility. This exciting event gathers the inaugural cohort of the Capital Readiness Program – Electrify California, along with visionary innovators, industry experts, and investors. Together, we'll showcase revolutionary projects that will redefine transportation not only in California but also beyond.

Event Details
Date: 4/30/24
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: California Mobility Center, 8351 Luzon Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95828

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The Coach Approach
with Saori Choulos


Coaching is one of the top leadership skills in today’s business. For managers and leaders, coaching allows you to bring out the best in your team members, reduce your workload by helping others find their own solutions (rather than rescuing or advising), and creates stronger relationships.

The Coach Approach is for you if…
  • You are seeking to be a more effective leader by incorporating coaching moments with your team members, students, clients, and others
  • You already do some coaching in your work and interested to learn additional coaching skills and approaches
  • You are passionate about developing people and seeking for an approach different from training, dictating, or mentoring
  • You know about the power of listening and asking questions in creating meaningful connections with others and want to become even more skilled
  • You have been interested in coaching and simply want to learn more

SPEAKER INFO: Saori Choulos
  • Experience as an ICF-credentialed executive coach - the gold-standard of professional coaching. I have led my own coaching practice for 7 years and serve as an internal executive coach at GEICO for the past 3 years.
  • 20+ years of practical management and leadership experience across corporate, non-profit, and government environments in the areas of business development, client administration, relationship management, and strategic partnerships.
  • 10+ years of community leadership serving on boards and leading efforts around workforce development, leadership development, and mentoring young professionals.
  • Many personal hats. As a forever mom, I do my best to grow as a mother, as well as a friend, writer, partner, daughter, sister, traveler, and coach. I believe that integrating our fullness allows us to live purposefully.

Here are the details:

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm (PST)
Location: Virtual / Zoom Webinar
Series Start: May 23rd, 2024

Meeting weekly, this interactive five-part series will cover the following:

*Register separately for each week. Video camera is suggested for group engagement.

For any questions about this webinar, please contact

Business Essentials Webinar Series - TBA

Navigating business growth and securing funding are key challenges for small businesses. Join our Business Essentials Webinar Series for strategic insights into developing profitable business concepts, creating lender-ready plans, and understanding financial statements. Hosted by the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento MBDA Business Center, these sessions are tailored to propel your business forward.

Paul’s background blends over 25 years of professional experience in start-up strategy, business planning, angel/VC financing, SBA lending and crowdfunding. Paul’s specialty is working with entrepreneurial ventures to refine their business model, create an investment-driven business plan and prepare an effective funding pitch. He also advises CEOs and founding teams on these common start-up issues: legal entity selection, equity financing structures, financial forecasting and exit strategies. 

Here are the details:
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)
Location: Virtual / Zoom Webinar

Register - TBA

Session #1 - Developing a Profitable Business Concept
Session #2 - Creating a Lender-Ready Business Plan
Session #3 - Legal Entities, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
Session #4 - Optimizing Personal and Business Credit for Lenders
Session #5 - Understanding Small Business Financial Statements
Session #6 - Improving Cash Flow & Projections for Lenders
Session #7 - Popular Funding Options for Small Business

For any questions about this webinar, please contact

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Transportation Procurement Summit 2024

Secure your spot today!


Business Owners: Don't miss the Transportation Procurement Summit 2024! This pivotal event is your gateway to vital resources in capital access, networking opportunities, and direct procurement engagements. Plus, discover invaluable business resources tailored for your growth. Join us to elevate your enterprise in the transportation sector.

Event Details
Date: 4/25/24

Time: 8am-1pm
Location: 950 East Street, Tracy, CA 95376

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Addressing Burnout & Prioritizing Wellness in the Workplace

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to equip participants with the tools and insights necessary to recognize, address, and prevent burnout in the workplace.

Led by Yellow Chair Collective Psychotherapist Helen Garcia, MSW, this session will delve into the multifaceted nature of burnout, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of its definition and the common indicators to watch for in themselves and others. This workshop will equip attendees with practical skills and tools for promoting wellness in the workplace.

: May 7, 2024 at 9AM - 10:15 AM (PDT) on Zoom
Register Here

2024 AAPI Night Market

Get ready to experience the excitement of the #AAPINightMarket! Join us on Friday, May 31st to kick off the summer with delicious food, unique local vendors, and live performances by TOKiMONSTA, P-Lo, and more.

Don't miss out – grab your tickets now at!

Date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Downtown Sacramento: Capitol Mall between 3rd and 6th Streets
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