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Learn the Art of Franchising at the largest Multi-Cultural Franchise Expo collaboration in 2015

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The Multi-Cultural Franchise Expo will be on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2015. All are invited out to participate in this year’s expo where a dynamic list of industry speakers, plus practical Franchise-related education, finance and real estate sessions for franchisees and business owners seeking to learn more about franchise opportunities come together.

Your participation as a sponsor, an exhibitor with a booth and or a keynote speaker, will help bring together franchisers, investors, trainers and the public at this premier event with the largest pool of culturally diversified franchise buyers in Southern California.

The expo starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 15 with workshops, bank interviews, business plan training, and seminars. Friday October 16, 2015 starts with workshops from the IRS, the board of equalization, SBDC centers, tax assistance professionals and EDD training. There will be hundreds of exhibitor’s through-out the two day event.

This Multi-Cultural Franchise Expo will be the leading franchise event of the year in the Southern California region. We have teamed up with several chambers of commerce including the Hispanic chamber of commerce, The Asian business association, The Black Chambers of Commerce, The Veterans business association, and many city and government officials. Join us at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, as we bring together all of Southern California, for your opportunity to present your offer to many potential franchisees.

For a detail schedule of event and sponsorship information contact 951-250-3999 or visit www.MultiCulturalFranchiseExpo.com

Cora Jackson-Fossett Joins LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS as Senior Advisor

Cora Jackson-Fossett

Cora Jackson-Fossett

LOS ANGELES, CA- LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS, an integrated marketing communications agency, recently announced Cora Jackson-Fossett as a senior advisor. Fossett will be the liaison between key decision makers in the City of Los Angeles and LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS.  Her work for the City of Los Angeles has earned her five L.A. Area Emmy nominations for producing videos/DVDs about public works activities and operations.

“I’ve known Cora for close to 30 years, as a friend and former client,” says LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS CEO Mr. Kim L. Hunter. “We have a long standing history based off trust and I look forward to having her as senior advisor for the agency.”

Prior to joining the agency, Fossett worked for the City of Los Angeles for more than 25 years, bringing significant expertise in community and media relations. She served as the public director for the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, in which she planned, developed and executed media relations, community outreach, employee communications, marketing communications and much more.

Fossett is an active member in her community where she serves as the director of the public relations commission at Brookins Community AME Church as well as the religion editor and staff writer for the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper. Cora has also been  commended for her work through various awards, including 3rd place for best church page by the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association in 2014, Fire and Ice Fashions Outstanding Orator Award in 2014, National Association of University Women Hall of Fame Award in 2011, and Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2008 Women Who Make A Difference award among many others.

“I’m excited to join Kim and his team.  I look forward to the contributions I will help make to the multicultural communities and the city of Los Angeles,” said Fossett, former public information director II for the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation.

Cora earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, completed graduate courses at Columbia College, and received an honorary doctorate in Philosophy from California University of Theology.

 

Original Tuskegee Airman and Fighter Pilot, Lieutenant Calvin Spann, Passes at 90

Tuskagee AirmanDALLAS, TX- Original Tuskegee airman and fighter pilot, Lieutenant Calvin Spann, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old.

Lt. Spann was an original Tuskegee Airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. Spann received his wings from the Tuskegee Flight School as a part of the graduating class of 44G, an elite squadron of African-American pilots. As a member of the United States Army Air Corps, he served in Europe during World War II, where he flew 26 combat missions, including a 1,600-mile round trip mission on March 24, 1945 from Ramitelli, Italy to Berlin, Germany to destroy the Daimler-Benz manufacturing plant, according to the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum.

On February 28, 2006, the U.S. Congress approved a bill authorizing President George W. Bush to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen, the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States. The 2012 Hollywood blockbuster movie, Red Tails, was based on the African-American pilots in the Tuskegee training program.

Prior to his death, Lt. Spann was still very active in his community, speaking at schools, churches and organizations about the Tuskegee Airmen experience and how their courage and valor helped them to triumph. During these speeches, he encouraged students to make a commitment to excel in the study of mathematics and science, reminding them that through preparation and perseverance, they can succeed.