Orange County’s small and mid-sized businesses had the opportunity to bag lucrative contract via the annual event sponsored by one of the most active business associations in Orange County. The event is one of the business organization’s most awaited signature projects..
At the Wyndham Hotel this week, dozens of business entrepreneurs joined the ranks of the lively crowd who where able to eye-ball various recipients of their goods and services they offer.
Going stronger by the years since being launched many years back, the event was launched to open up avenues for business and professional connections. The day-long event which was held at various convenient locations in Orange County had always exceeded expectations.
The annual event has been labeled as “Orange County’s Best Business Conference” with features attractive enough to merit the attendance of the members of the business community some of which included business presentations, excellent networking resources, attendance of of corporate buyers all of which were made available under one roof and in one day.
This year’s event also had an array of resource persons gathered under a set-up where they shared their invaluable experiences and insights in the many areas of business operations.
Among those in the two panels of speakers were Arnice Lamb, Manager, Supplier Diversity, The Walt Disney Company; Monica Heredia, – Supplier Diversity Manager, Verizon; John Arena, Business Outreach Program Manager, Metropolitan Water
District of Southern California; Eric Fisher, Principal Manager, Supplier Diversity and Development of Southern California Edison; Adrian Brown, JD, CPPO, Principal Buyer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Arnice Lamb, The Walt Disney Company; Rif W. Wiguna, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Panda Restaurant; Virginia Abadessa, Director, Contracts Administration and Materials
Management, Orange County Transportation Authority and Vaughn Williams III, Category Manager, Southern California Gas Company.
ABAOC was founded in 1992 “to provide Asian American business community the opportunity the access to economic advancement by way of networking, education and community representation”. It has been a leader for the last two decades in serving the small business community in Orange County and has been successful in implementing outreach programs in support of its members.