2013 Microbusiness Expo & Celebration Preview!


AnewAmerica Newsletter
Microbusiness Expo & Celebration Preview!    
Join us at the Kaiser Center Roof Garden! Click here for more information! Purchase your tickets today!
Special Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Union Bank! 
Dear Friends of AnewAmerica,  Join Us at our 2013 Microbusiness Expo and Celebration: "Building Dreams, Changing Lives". Our Expo features the culinary talents and unique goods and services of over 30 of our entrepreneurs with live entertainment and music and a wonderful range of prizes for our  Pick-A-Prize drawings and silent auction! Don't miss your chance to win four round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines! And much much more! 

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Award Spotlight

Green Business of the Year Award: Irma Villa 

AnewAmerica Class of 2008

Villa's Tailor Shop
Irma's design and sewing talent is at the heart of her business. She provides custom tailoring, alterations and embroidery services to her loyal clients. She also makes modern reproductions of vintage dresses and bags for boutique designers in the Bay Area. Her shop also carries all-natural beauty products. 
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Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Betty Bedregal 
AnewAmerica Class of 2012

Betty's Butterflies
Originally from Peru, Betty immigrated to the U.S. to find better and safer opportunities for her family. Betty first joined AnewAmerica's program in 2012, and with the support of AnewAmerica, she and her family opened Betty's Butterflies Day Care, a bilingual, multicultural, and green day care in Mountain View.  
Volunteer of the Year Award: Nga Do
In Her Own Words: 
My passion is to assist low-income people earn a better living. I wanted to volunteer with AnewAmerica after learning about the amazing work they do to serve the hard working entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.  
Volunteer Group of the Year Award: San Jose State University Bridge2Success Internship Team  
Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
About AnewAmerica
Our purpose is to promote the long-term economic empowerment of immigrants and other low-income communities through asset building and green business development.
For more information, visit us at 
Jeff Butler -- Women's Business Center Director
1918 University Avenue, Suite 3A
Berkeley, CA 94704
T: 510.540.7785 ext. 301

For Oakland, Richmond & Concord Training Sites:
Lisset Ramirez -- Market Manager, East Bay  
1470 Fruitvale Avenue, Suite 5
Oakland, CA 94601
T: 510.532.5240

For San Jose: 
100 East Santa Clara Street, Suite 107
San Jose, CA 95113 
Priscilla Jang -- Client Manager 
T: 408-351-3623

In this Issue
Award Spotlight
Sponsor Spotlight: 
Union Bank
An interview with Julius Robinson,
Executive Vice President - Group Head, Corporate Social Responsibility