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12/05/23 Webinar: The Value of Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI

AI Demystified: How it Relates to Your Business and Workforce Development

Join this upcoming webinar to learn the basics of AI and how it can be applied to small businesses. We'll cover everything you need to know to incorporate AI into your operations.

Ajali Sen from Accenture, a data and analytics leader with over 18 years of experience, will discuss the latest advancements in AI, its potential to transform various industries, and driving data-led transformations with public sector clients.

Here are the details: 

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2023
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)
Location: Virtual / Zoom Webinar
Register HERE

For any questions about this webinar, please contact



*** Financial Literacy Webinar Series:

Launching January 10, 2024 - TBA



We are excited to invite you to our in-person 2023 Inaugural Sacramento MBDA MED (Minority Enterprise Development) Week Awards event hosted by the Sacramento Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center and California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. This event is a spinoff of the National MED Week event.  We will be honoring and recognizing outstanding minority business enterprises and organizations/MBDA clients who have made significant contributions to their communities and the local/regional economy.

This is a great networking opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This will also be an opportunity for you to learn more about the Sacramento MBDA Business Center and the many resources available to minority-owned small businesses including upcoming events and training.

Here are the details: 

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Urban Hive
1007 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
: Free
Register here:

There is a DOCO parking garage with an entrance on 7th Street (J St. & 7th), across the street from the entrance of The Urban Hive. There is also metered parking (1+ and 2+ hrs.) alongside the neighboring streets of the event venue.

Dress Code:
Business casual and cocktail attire

For any questions about this event, please contact







October 11, 2023 @9am-3:30pm PST

We are excited to bring you the California Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week event – a virtual event presented by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Centers of California: Sacramento, San Jose and Los Angeles.

The CA MED Week is inspired by the National MED Week hosted by the Minority Business Development Agency. The purpose of this event is to offer a platform for minority-owned firms to access information, tools and resources to grow their businesses as part of our efforts to accelerate minority business growth and advance economic equity.

There will be 3 different panels covering separate topics. We will host a B2B/B2G Matchmaking session towards the end of the event.


1. Cybersecurity
-Current state of cybersecurity and why it is essential.
-What business owners should know about advanced AI and how it could impact your business practices.

2. Certifications (Public & Private)
- Benefits and advantages of obtaining business certifications in the public and private sectors.
- Opportunities in government contracts.

3. Private & Public Procurement Contracting
- The process of procurement in the private and public sectors.
- Gain insights into pricing, quality control and supply chain management.

*B2B/B2G Matchmaking Session
Industries: Construction, Energy and Manufacturing

If you are interested in participating in our B2B/B2G Matchmaking session, please designate whether you are a Prime or Sub, the matchmaking session/industry you are interested in participating in, and if you have government contracting experience.

CA MED Week – A virtual event:
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Location: Virtual event
Cost: Free

For questions about this event, please email:

Partner Events:

A NorCal SBDC event in partnership with the CA State Treasurer's office. 

Date: August 15, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
California Secretary of State Auditorium
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Register here

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