ADVISORY: Next Wednesday – Small Business Roundtable on Regulatory Hurdles

Discussion with Local Business Leaders and Small Business Owners on Cutting Red Tape

For immediate release:

COSTA MESA – On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair of the California Assembly Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SB&E), will convene a small business roundtable focusing on cutting red tape and rationalizing regulations for small business success. Information and recommendations received during the hearing will provide a foundation for evaluating state programs and legislative proposals for the upcoming Legislative Session. Prior to the roundtable, there will be a resource fair for guests to learn about available funding, management, business planning and marketing resources for local small businesses.

“The State of California needs to make it easier to not only start a business, but to run a business,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), Chair of the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. “I am looking forward to a productive discussion with business owners and leaders on how we can cut red tape to ensure success for local entrepreneurs.”

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Small Business Resource Fair
12:15 p.m.  1 p.m.

Small Business Roundtable
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Norma Hertzog Community Center
1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627


  • Anil Puri, Ph.D., Director of California State University, Fullerton's Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting
  • John Kabateck, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Bianca Blomquist, Senior California Policy & Engagement Manager, Small Business Majority 
  • Heidi Miller, Owner of Tight Assets and Founder of Heidi’s Frozen Yozurt Shoppes, Laguna Beach
  • John Ursini, Co-Owner, Newport & Naples Rib Company, Costa Mesa
  • Victor Peña, Owner and CEO, OmniPrint International, Irvine
  • Korina Qu Petrozzi, Owner, The Plant Nerd, Inc., Huntington Beach