Assemblyman Isadore Hall and Councilman Dr. Willie Jones Compton's Business to Business RoundtableBy Anton BlakelyCompton, CA- 4th District Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones, and Assemblyman Isadore Hall, III have done it again. This past Friday, March 18, 2011 on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hill, the Councilman and the Assemblyman hosted their quarterly Business to Business Breakfast Roundtable. This quarter the focus of the breakfast roundtable was redevelopment.Since the onset of Councilman Jones' administration he has been a champion for business in Compton. The growth and sustainability of Compton Businesses and neighboring areas has always been of great importance to Assemblyman Hall, since his time as a Compton Councilman. Councilman Jones and Assemblyman Hall presented developer of the quarter awards to Barbara Stanton of Wattstar Theatre and Education Center, Rodney Shepard of the Watts Lanzit Site, and Vince Evans and Brooke Morris of Prism Realty; the breakfast was well attended. The B2B brought together businesses, community members and locally elected officials from the greater Los Angeles area including the cities of Compton, Los Angeles, Paramount, and North Long Beach. The B2B was a great success with more than 130 attendees and provided a fantastic networking opportunity for local businesses. The B2B is always focused on a specific need for the business community, and the topic of redevelopment could not have come at a better time. This B2B presented an expert redevelopment panel to engage attendees and respond to questions about the current state of community redevelopment, as well as what the future could hold for redevelopment agencies and communities that heavily rely on redevelopment.
The panelists present were: Dr. Kaye Bragg, Charlotte Brimmer, Dr. Kofi Sefa-Boakye, Reginald Chapple, and Jackie DuPont-Walker.If you are not a regular attendee, or have yet to attend a Business to Business Breakfast Roundtable, we highly encourage you to attend the next one.