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Forward Together Webinar Series

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Bringing interesting topics and people to our global community of students, alumni, and leaders in business and government to empower, educate and inspire. 

In each webinar we will bring experts from industry to our community with the purpose of sparking thought, connecting people, and stimulating engaging discussions.


NEXT UP: Panel Discussion

Covid-19 Pandemic and Restaurant Recovery in the City of Pasadena

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PST) on ZOOM


This webinar brings together experts in the area of local economic development. The participants will share their insights on the public policy changes that can be made, to address the gaps that exist, to help restaurants recover.

Key take-aways:
- The role of local government in invigorating local businesses/ local economy
- The synergies of government- private sector in the LA/ Ventura County areas


Jessica Kim Portrait
Jessica Kim

Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

Steve Mermell Portrait
Steve Mermell

City Manager, Pasadena

Somjita Mitra Portrait
Somjita Mitra, PhD

Director of Institute for Applied Economics, LAEDC

Greg Sefain Portrait
Greg Sefain

MPPA student, California Lutheran University


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