Pan American Bank Co-Hosts "Access to Capital" Seminars for Small Businesses


Pan American Bank Co-Hosts "Access to Capital" Seminars for Small Businesses

EAST LOS ANGELES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pan American Bank (OTCBB: PAMB) today announced that it will co-host a series of "Access to Capital" seminars for small business owners. The "Access to Capital" seminar hosts include Pan American Bank, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, California Assemblymember Gil Cedillo, The Los Angeles Chapter of The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE-LA), The Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce, VELA, EastLA Works, The Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, The Bell Gardens Chamber of Commerce, The Whittier Merchants Association, The East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and Keeping It Local. The seminars, provided in both English and Spanish, are part of Pan American Bank's technical assistance program for small business owners.

"Over the past five years small businesses in our community have had a difficult time accessing capital due to a combination of lack of credit availability and lack of awareness of available programs. The large number of elected officials and business organizations supporting this seminar series evidences the need for this type of technical assistance," said Pan American Bank CEO Jesse Torres. "Pan American Bank is an approved as an SBA lender. Our mission with respect to SBA is to serve our small business community by filling the need for capital. This seminar series is intended to assist small business owners in successfully navigating the path to capital acquisition and growth."

Access to Capital Seminars for Small Business Owners

Spanish Session 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7am - 9am
Spanish Session 2: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7pm - 9pm
English Session 1: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7am - 9am
English Session 2: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7pm - 9pm

Chicana Service Action Center
3601 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

For more information about the Access to Capital seminars or any Pan American Bank services, please contact Alex Penaloza or Jose Juan Vega at (323) 264-3310.

Established in 1964, Pan American Bank is California's oldest Latino-owned bank and the second-oldest Latino-owned bank in the United States. Headquartered in East Los Angeles, Pan American Bank has served the needs of the Latino communities in Los Angeles and Orange counties for nearly a half-century. Founded by the first Latina United States Treasurer, Romana Acosta Banuelos, the Bank has stayed true to its mission of transforming and empowering Latino communities through banking relationships built on trust, service, respect, communication, and guidance. Pan American Bank is a member of the FDIC. Pan American Bank is located at 3626 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063.

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