Hosted and Moderated by Frank Mottek

Free event with registration this Friday, May 8
Universal Sheraton Hotel in Universal City
Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. | Program – 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Free admission includes continental breakfast with reservation




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Gain valuable insight into what matters most to achieve small business success as KNX 1070’s Frank Mottek hosts and moderates a discussion with guest experts. Topics will include lending, staffing, healthcare, insurance, taxes, regulations and marketing.  Our goal is to inform, inspire and motivate you!

Thank you to the following Event Supporters        LA Federal Credit Union Business Lending        Los Angeles Valley College

United Mortgage Corporation of America        Daily News        L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce

National Federation of Independent Business       SCORE, Greater Los Angeles       L.A. BizFed


Guests scheduled to appear


AlexPadilla-120x150Alex Padilla was sworn in as California Secretary of State on January 5, 2015. Padilla previously served in the California State Senate (2006-2014) where he chaired the Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications.  In 1999, at the age of 26, Padilla was elected to the Los Angeles City Council to represent the same east San Fernando Valley community where he grew up. In 2001, his colleagues elected him to the first of three terms as Council President, becoming the youngest member and the first Latino to serve in this capacity.  He was Acting Mayor during the tragedy of September 11, 2001. He assisted in the interview and selection of William Bratton as Chief of Police and helped negotiate the approval of LA Live and the modernization of Los Angeles International Airport.


Jan-Perry-[120x150]Jan Perry is the General Manager of the Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD). Mayor Garcetti appointed her to the position in 2013. Both Perry and the Mayor share a passion for job creation and the revitalization of neighborhoods that results in improving the quality of life for all Angelenos. As General Manager of the Economic and Workforce Development Department, Ms. Perry leads a staff of 175, some in economic development charged with brokering city loans, and bonds. On the workforce side, the department oversees 17 WorkSource centers for adults that offer specialized training, and career development services. In addition, the department administers 16 YouthSource centers that focus on career exploration, tutoring and computer skills, college prep and work readiness skills. The EWDD was created in 2013 with a goal to spur business activity that creates jobs and a strong tax base. Ms. Perry is the former Los Angeles City Councilmember for the 9th district, which included Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo and South Los Angeles.


Gary-Alexander-[120x150]Gary Alexander is a visionary, businessman and motivator. He has developed, built and managed a number of successful companies over the last 25 years. His track record includes a number of successful companies including nationally known Improv Comedy Traffic Safety Schools. He is also a known an industry pioneer in “edutainment” which brings the element of entertainment to what can be a dry and ineffective learning process.  Gary has served 14 terms as a board member of the L.A. chapter of the Entrepreneur Organization, where he currently serves as President of the Board.

Adam-Chapnick-120x150Adam Chapnick is a proven business strategist, empowerer, disruptor and entrepreneur.  He is an expert on crowdfunding and has a track record of simplifying complex problems and bringing revolutionary solutions to market in fields as diverse as entertainment, finance and real estate.  As a partnership specialist he has prospected, negotiated and closed over 70 strategic collaborations in many arenas to fulfill an array of strategic objectives. As a public speaker, he has done more than 300 presentations  across corporate, non-profit, arts, and financial categories.


David-Fleming-120x150David Fleming is a California attorney. He retired from the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP in January of 2015 to become the Senior Advisor to California State Senator Bob Hertzberg. In 2014, Fleming was the recipient of LA’s Civic Medal of Honor, given once each year to a citizen of Los Angeles for a lifetime of civic achievement.  He has been chairman of the board of the LA Area  Chamber of Commerce, the LA County Business Federation (BizFed, which he founded), the  Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, the Southern California Leadership Council, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) and others.

Olga-Mizrahi[120x150]Olga Mizrahi blogs for business at She is a national speaker, a  Long Beach business owner and a small business columnist for The Long Beach Post. Her new book, “Sell Local. Think Global.” premiered as a hot #1 Amazon release in three categories. She has recently been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and Investor’s Business Daily.  Mrs. Mizrahi evolved into the “marketing message expert” she’s become as a result of having worked as a change agent in the corporate world (working at PIMCO and Dole), in academia (teaching at UC Irvine, extension), through her own ecommerce and marketing firm (running ohso! design) and on advisory boards (assisting the Interactive Advisory Board of PBS SoCal).


Victor-Parker-120x150Victor Parker was appointed the District Director of the SBA’s Los Angeles District Office in October, 2011. The Los Angeles District Office serves Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. As District Director, he is responsible for the management of SBA programs and services to aspiring and existing small business owners, SBA lenders and partners, which include business advisory services, capital access programs, entrepreneurial development, international trade development and contract procurement assistance. The Los Angeles District Office territory includes eight Small Business Development Centers, three SCORE and four Women’s Business Centers. Prior to joining the SBA, Victor worked in various capacities as a small business manager and corporate executive for nearly 20 years.


ChristopherThornberg[120x150]Christopher Thornberg is Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists. An expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis, he was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the sub-prime mortgage market collapse and of the global economic recession that followed. In 2015, Dr. Thornberg was named to California State Treasurer John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors. He also serves on the advisory boards of Paulson & Co. Inc., one of Wall Street’s leading hedge funds, and of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern California’s largest not-for-profit business federation. Between 2008 and 2012 he served as a chief economic advisor to the California State Controller’s Office and was Chair of then State Controller John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors. Dr. Thornberg holds a Ph.D in Business Economics from The Anderson School at UCLA, and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

FrankMottek[120x150]Frank Mottek is the voice of business news in Los Angeles. An award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Frank currently anchors the business reports on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO. Weekdays at 1pm, he hosts the KNX Business Hour, the number one source for business and consumer news in Southern California.  Frank is frequently called to lead the highest profile economic and business discussions in Southern California including events for the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Business Federation, LA County Economic Development Corporation, California State Forum, Milken Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Association for Corporate Growth.