New Small Business Risk Education Program Empowers Women and Minority Entrepreneurs to Pursue the American Opportunity

Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:39am EST

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Local small business owners will be honored at Friday night celebration with
keynote speaker Vivica A. Fox
--(Business Wire)--
Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV):

                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHO:        -Vivica A. Fox, Actress and Small Business Advocate                                                                                                                                     
             -Roberto Barragan, President and CEO, Valley Economic Development Center                                                                                                                
             -Tara N. Spain, Director of Community Relations, Travelers                                                                                                                              
             -Jacqueline Sharp, Owner of Los Angeles based small business, Fort                                                                                                                      
             -60 Los Angeles area small business owners                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHAT:       Travelers and the Valley Economic Development Center will host a dinner celebration to honor local small business owners who have completed the Small Business Risk Education program.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHEN:       Friday, February 1, 2013                                                                                                                                                                
             7:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                  
             *MEDIA INTERVIEWS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED ON SITE OR IN ADVANCE*                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 WHERE:      Sheraton Universal Hotel                                                                                                                                                                
             Starview Room                                                                                                                                                                           
             333 Universal Hollywood Drive, 21st Floor                                                                                                                                               
             Universal City, CA 91608                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                     


IN MORE DETAIL:
Designed by the Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), one of the nation`s
largest insurers of small businesses, and Valley Economic Development Center
(VEDC), the largest non-profit small business lender in California, SBRE
leverages the unique expertise of both organizations and provides insurance
literacy and risk management training to women and minority entrepreneurs.

Travelers
Ashley Maagero, 860-277-2954
amaagero@travelers.com
or
VEDC
Lisa Winkle, 818-907-9977
lwinkle@vedc.org



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