Sacramento County Board of Education Vice President Brian Cooley snipped the ribbon officially opening the new Rancho Cordova Business Information Center on September 12.
Located in the Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Center at 10663 Coloma Road, the Rancho Cordova Business Information Center is a collaboration between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), and the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce. Additional partners include the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Employment Development Department (EDD), and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
Business Information Center services include:
- business seminars and workshops to assist startups and improve existing businesses
- individual consulting sessions with SCORE counselors
- access to a broad-based business information library including video and audio tapes
- computers with Internet access and a variety of business software applications
Community members interested in starting or expanding a business will receive valuable assistance at the Business Information Center, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Appointments with SCORE counselors are available on Tuesdays and Thursday.
September 12 Opening Ceremony Attendees
- Brian Cooley, Vice President, Sacramento County Board of Education
- Paul Hahn, Director, County Department of Economic Development
- Curt Haven, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
- Elinor Hickey, Trustee Area 1, Sacramento County Board of Education
- Kathy Kossick, Executive Director, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency
- Rick Larkey, Director I, Workforce Development Department, Sacramento County Office of Education
- David P. Meaney, Ed.D., County Superintendent of Schools
- Dave Nelson, representing Assemblyman Anthony Pescetti
- Don Nottoli, Sacramento County Supervisor
- Jim O’Neal, Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Sacramento District Office
- John Padley, Northern Job Service Division Chief, Employment Development Department
- Michael Pucci, representing Congressman Richard Pombo
- Robin Purdy, Deputy Director, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency
Rick Larkey, Support Services Director of SCOE’s Workforce Development Department, said that he views the Business Information Center partnership as a great opportunity for the people in business. "We see hosting the Business Information Center as a natural extension to the training services to employers and businesses the Sacramento County Office of Education currently provides to the community," states Larkey. We are excited about being able to assist people in fulfilling their business goals and life dreams."
"We are proud to be a partner of the Business Information Center," stated Curt Haven, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce. "We are putting together a 'go to' resource for small businesses."
Said Jim O’Neal, District Director of the SBA’s Sacramento District Office, "The Business Information Center concept is another strategy to meet our mission of assisting, aiding, counseling and protecting small businesses and their owners. It puts the answers and resources they need right in their own neighborhood."
Additional information about Business Information Centers in the Sacramento area is available by calling (916) 942-2165.