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CEO Corner: Celebrating Women’s Business Month 

Adriana Cortes, owner of Delicious at the Dunbar, accepts an award from VSEDC CEO, Quentin Strode. As autumn colors adorn the trees, the dynamic world of entrepreneurship mirrors this transformation. October ushers in Women's Business Month, spotlighting a segment of...

CEO Corner: Celebrating and Learning During Latino Heritage Month 

A month of celebrations awaits us on September 15, with the arrival of Latino Heritage Month. This observant time acknowledges Latin America's vast collection of cultures, traditions, and groundbreaking contributions. More than merely a period of celebration, it is an...

CEO Corner: Celebrating National Black Business Month

Dear Friends of VSEDC,   We turn the page to August and usher in a significant annual observance close to our community: National Black Business Month. This dedicated period spotlights the myriad of contributions by Black entrepreneurs whose stories continue...

CEO Corner: Charting the Course; the Future of VSEDC

Stepping into July, I reflect on my first month at the helm of VSEDC, marked by inspiration, optimism, and a deepened understanding of our spirited community. The voices, aspirations, and relentless determination of South Los Angeles entrepreneurs, business owners,...

Success Stories

Art Delectables Receives CDFI Loan to Expand Into Costco

Art Delectables Receives CDFI Loan to Expand Into Costco

Black women-owned business survives disaster to expand anew Chef Simone wants to help open doors for other minority-owned businesses Deljah S. Dickson, also known as Chef Simone, founded Art Delectables as a wholesale brand that would educate the South Los Angeles...

Fresh Success: AAPI Business Evolves with VSEDC Loan

Fresh Success: AAPI Business Evolves with VSEDC Loan

Flipping away from April, we arrive at the first page of May, ushering in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. VSEDC is proud to champion the incredible AAPI entrepreneurs whose businesses are integral cogs of South LA. This month, we begin by...