Senator Portantino Takes Business Walk in La Verne

Friday, October 27 2017

La Verne, California – Today, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino had the privilege, along with the La Verne Chamber of Commerce and the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center, of hosting a Business Walk in Downtown La Verne.  The Senator met with business owners and community leaders to hear concerns and learn how he can best support local small businesses in his district.

“It is very important to her directly from business owners and to continue to learn from community leaders on the local level,” commented Senator Portantino.

Senator Portantino met with ten businesses. He was joined by Leah Skinner of the La Verne Chamber of Commerce, Sean Snider of the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center, two members of the La Verne City Council, Robin Carder and Charlie Rosales and other members of the La Verne community.

The walk concluded with a Q&A Session held at the University of La Verne’s President’s Dining Hall. Community leaders as well as businesses owners were present asking questions and hearing directly from Senator Portantino on issues pertaining to small businesses. Senator Portantino had a productive discussion as he continues his strong support for local family-run businesses in the 25th Senate District.



Sen. Portantino represents nearly 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Altadena, Atwater Village, Bradbury, Burbank, Claremont, Duarte, Glendale, Glendora, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta,  Lake View Terrace, La Verne,  Los Feliz, Monrovia, Montrose,  Pasadena,  San Dimas, San Marino, Shadow Hills, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena,  Sunland-Tujunga, and Upland.