Operation HOPE and Wells Fargo Host New HOPE Inside Location  in L.A.

Operation HOPE and Wells Fargo recently announced the grand welcome of a new ‘HOPE Inside’ location in Los Angeles, California. The award-winning HOPE Inside program, which offers access to free financial coaching services, will be located within Wells Fargo’s Florence & Central Branch, 1144 E. Florence Ave., in Los Angeles, CA.

Local Contractor Helps Build Metro Rail Project, Thanks to CDAB Program

KPA Constructors has played a noteworthy role on the $1.8 billion LA Metro Regional Connector project, which opens on June 16, due in large part to the LA Regional Contractor Development and Bonding Program (CDABP), which assists small and diverse firms in overcoming barriers, building their capacities, and winning government contracts. 

From Smart & Final to his own Store: The Kobbler King Celebrates 30 Years

Founded by Brian McMillan, The Kobbler King was established in 1993.  Its desserts are featured in various grocery stores and retailers throughout Southern California, including: Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, and over thirty restaurants from Hot Wings Cafe, Louisiana Fried Chicken, Fish Bone, Mom’s Bar-B-Q, Jim Dandy Fried Chicken, and more. The storefront is located in South L.A on Jefferson and Crenshaw Blvd., making it the go-to spot for everyone’s sweet tooth. 

Fast Food Franchise Owners Say Proposed Law Would Kill Their Businesses                             

Nathan Carter wore numerous hats while working at McDonald’s restaurants. Eventually, he became the owner of several locations of the fast-food business in Los Angeles.  As a teenager, the Pasadena native prepared food, mopped floors, operated the register, repaired ice cream machines, and cleaned the playpens at McDonald’s locations owned by his father, Norman, a McDonald’s franchisee of 32 years.

How to Exercise Good Financial Health

With spring in full bloom – now is a perfect time to start a fresh a foundation for a healthy financial future. Good financial health is the foundation on which strong and resilient households, communities and economies are built, but the reality is, many struggle to manage their financial daily lives.

Brown Named Commercial Real Estate Woman of the Year

Kimberly Brown was recently named the Commercial Real Estate Woman of the Year by – NAIOP So Cal and CREW LA, two leading industry organizations. Brown was acknowledged for her defining leadership as president of the African American Real Estate Professionals – LA Chapter where she led efforts to successfully connect commercial real estate and the Black community. 

L.A. County’s Celebrates National Small Business Week and Beyond

During its inaugural celebration of National Small Business Week, the newly created L.A. County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) hosted a weeklong series of free local events, community engagement sessions, and panel discussions to empower and celebrate the contributions of small businesses countywide, including the first-ever LA Region Small Business Summit presented in partnership with the City of LA. 

JCL Consulting Helps Agencies Strengthen Ties with Local Communities

JCL Consulting Group (JCL) provides equity-focused communication strategies, stakeholder engagement, and specialized training workshops for government agencies in California. In an interview on Tuesday April 25, JC Lacey, principal, gave the Sentinel insight on his career having over 15 years of public and community service in Los Angeles, and most recently becoming president of the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce this Spring. With 2023 being the Chamber’s 90th anniversary, Lacey noted that he has three main goals this year.  The first is to host networking events each quarter to socialize and talk about business. Secondly, he aims to improve members’ online