Brought to you by Culver City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with LAX Costal Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) & California Bank and Trust.
The purpose of the program is to provide an overview/comparison EIDL & PPP relief programs, an overview of the challenges we're still facing with the programs, and will provide information on various relief efforts.
Lawrence R. Johnson, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at El Camino College
Background: Lawrence R. Johnson has deep executive experience leading established and start-up enterprises. He currently serves as the Program lead Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at El Camino College, where he leads efforts to provide technical business services to Los Angeles area enterprises. Larry is also the founder and CEO of LR Johnson Associates LLC, a specialty foods sales and marketing firm. Previously, Larry provided corporate finance advisory and investment banking services for both Deloitte and Price Waterhouse. He maintains an affiliation with the Los Angeles consulting firm of Stanton Associates LLC and the Investment Banking firm of Aaron Capital.
He is active in Rotary International, having served as President of his local Rotary Club. He also serves on the Board of Wells Bring Hope, a not for profit that drills water wells in Western Africa. Larry received his MBA from Columbia University and has a BS in Economics from Boston College. An avid golfer, Larry also is an aficionado of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lew Murez, First Vice President, California Bank & Trust
Background: Lew Murez is the First Vice President of California Bank & Trust in Culver City. Having worked in Culver City for years, he has great insight into the needs of our community. Additionally, being one of the banks that is backed by the SBA, he now is in the forefront of aligning the recently funded CARES Act (Payment Protection Program) with the businesses that are in need.