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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 find myself reflecting on my first month at the helm of VSEDC. A month marked by inspiration, optimism, and a deepened understanding of the vibrant community we serve. The voices, aspirations, and relentless determination of South Los Angeles...

Success Stories

A Flavorful Journey with Vegan Chef Nekia

A Flavorful Journey with Vegan Chef Nekia

Nekia Hattley's entrepreneurial journey is a delicious tale of love, inspiration, and an unwavering passion for promoting health through food. Vegan Chef Nekia utilizes her father's recipes and her personal experiences with plant-based diets to create unique...