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Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 17, 2018

Helping nonprofits and faith based organizations grow and prosper is the purpose of the September 27 Oxnard Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo, hosted by Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton, Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin, City of Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, President/CEO Hyepin Im of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE).

The Symposium and Expo will be held at the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030, on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with check-in starting at 8:30 a.m.

“California nonprofits and faith-based organizations will learn strategies and techniques on capitalizing on available tax credits, exemptions, and wealth building concepts to help them achieve their missions,” Member Horton said.

Featured speakers at the event will include Assessor Goodwin; Carmen Ramirez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Oxnard; and a host of experts including keynote speaker Tieko Nejon Wilson, founder, Tieko Nejon Wilson, LLC;  Zennia Harris, vice-president, Union Bank; Ira Handelman, president, Handelman Consulting, Inc.; Michele Myers-Heard, account manager, Southern California Edison (SCE); Leslie Robin, senior strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management; Anthony Sykes, representing the IRS; Brooke Hill, chief appraiser, Ventura County Assessor’s Office; Audrey Rowe, CPA, Exempt Organizations and Nonprofits Unit, Franchise Tax Board (FTB); Michael Millenheft, tax branch representative, Employment Development Department; Member Horton; and Hyepin Im, president/CEO, FACE.

The Symposium will feature presentations and panel discussions on Affordable Housing and Development, Funding Opportunities, and Tax Essentials for Faith Based and Nonprofit Organizations: Capitalizing on Tax Laws and Exemptions.

Attendees can obtain additional valuable information at the Symposium’s Expo provided by representatives from the Office of Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, Internal Revenue Service, FACE, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, Union Bank, Southern California Edison, Center for Nonprofit Management, Students for Eco-Education & Agriculture (SEEAG), Diversity Collective, and California Association of Nonprofits.

“I am pleased to join with Board Member Horton and FACE in providing information resources that our community service organizations need in order to serve the people of Ventura County,” Assessor Goodwin said. “Ventura County’s organizations provide vital services and it is my hope that the information and tools provided by this symposium will support the success of our communities.”

“As a nonprofit dedicated to equipping leaders and building their capacity, FACE is pleased to partner with BOE Member Jerome Horton and Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin on this exciting summit,” FACE President/CEO Hyepin Im said. “For all the nonprofit and faith leaders who are always helping others but often do not have the time or resources to help themselves, we invite you to come and be inspired, renewed and be better equipped in your work and service!”

The Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium is free to attend, and parking is also free. You may register online or call 805-654-2161 for more information.

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