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Small Business Week Looks at AI

Apr 23, 2024 05:26PM ● By MPG Staff

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Capital Region Small Business Week is April 29 through May 4. The City of Rancho Cordova is a sponsor of SacBiz Connect: Small Business Week Resource Expo and Kickoff on April 29. Sacramento County Office of Economic Development is partnering with the City of Sacramento’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development to host “BizX, Leveraging AI Technologies to Stay Ahead of the Curve” on May 1 at The Sophia, Home of B Street Theatre.

Capital Region Small Business Week brings together entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners and business experts from public and private entities from across the Greater Sacramento area to celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit.

This year’s event will focus on exploring the transformative impact of AI (artificial intelligence) in business, healthcare, education, transportation and beyond. A panel of AI and business experts will examine the broader societal impacts of AI, while highlighting the vast opportunities it presents. Attendees will learn how leveraging AI can drive innovation, sustainability and inclusivity, shaping a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone. Small business resource booths and opportunities to network will be available before and after the formal program.

“BixX is just one of several events held during Capital Region Small Business Week, offering a platform to connect our small businesses with local resources,” said Sacramento County Economic Development Director Crystal Bethke. “We are pleased to celebrate the vital role our small businesses play in fostering thriving communities and fueling the economic prosperity in Sacramento County.”

Entrepreneurs, small businesses and industry professionals are invited to register for the events below at capitalregionsmallbusinessweek.org/schedule.

Day 1, Monday, April 29 is Small Business Procurement Summit from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Lounge at Frequency Coworking, 3249 Quality Drive, Rancho Cordova. Small Business Week Resource Expo and Kickoff is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., also at The Lounge at Frequency Coworking in Rancho Cordova.

Day 2, Tuesday, April 30 is Exporting and Importing for Small Businesses online from noon to 1:30 p.m. The SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Capital Summit is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Mahany Fitness Center, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville.

Day 3, Wednesday, May 1, is 1 Million Cups Sacramento from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6000 J St. Library 1520, Sacramento. The Mentor Sprint is from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6000 J St. Library 1520, Sacramento. The Webinar: Resources for Your Small Business is from 1 to 2 p.m. The BizX Presents: Leveraging AI Technologies to Stay Ahead of the Curve is from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Sofia, 2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento.

Day 4, Thursday, May 2, is BBB Sacramento Women's Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Frequency Coworking, 3249 Quality Drive, Rancho Cordova. The May Marketplace Small Business Pop-Up Fair| is from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Lounge at Frequency Coworking in Rancho Cordova.

Day 5, Friday, May 3, is the SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon and Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  Double Tree by Hilton. 2001 Point W Way, Sacramento.

For more information about Capital Region Small Business week, visit capitalregionsmallbusinessweek.org.​

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