Greetings and thank you to everyone who shared the opening of our Business Resource Connection today. Sharon Renfro and Denise Strong from Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District were our very first visitors this morning. Jim DiRosa and Joe Curiel from SCORE were able to meet, greet and share information with visitors. Allyson Castellanos from Allyson Tutoring and SELACO WDB’s Board Chair represented Lakewood and I know she will add insight and ideas that will enhance the BRC. Joe Derthick from the Norwalk and Cerritos Chambers, Aflac and our Board Vice-Chair stopped in to support us. It is our hope that great connections and partnerships will be formed with Lisa Azevedo from California Advancing Pathways for Students, Rick Rodriguez, Council Member for the City of Downey and Jim DellaLonga, Economic Development Director for the City of Bellflower that help our local businesses grow and thrive.