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                                                                                                                                                                
             *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                                                                                                                                                                

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.

Ashley Maagero, 860-277-2954
Lisa Winkle, 818-907-9977

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