SOURCE: Small Business Technology Institute

July 19, 2006 15:56 ET

July 20th "SheBusiness" Awards to Mark $10,000 Day for Woman Small Business Owner From Los Angeles

Media Invited to Learn How LA's Rising Stars Are Building Successful eBusinesses on the Internet

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2006 -- One LA woman entrepreneur will earn a $10,000 prize at the July 20th SheBusiness 2006 Grand Gala Award Ceremony from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The evening salutes 10 finalists in SheBusiness, a program of the non-profit Small Business Technology Institute sponsored by Intel® that helps women eBusinesses thrive on the Internet.

Honorees represent unique businesses, including eco-friendly "green" construction, personal care products, environmental law, canine training and online clothing boutiques that feature top LA fashion designers. Among the top 10 are women who symbolize the innovation and entrepreneurship among LA's Hispanic, Asian and Black communities.

What:          SheBusiness 2006 Grand Gala Award Ceremony

When:          Thursday, July 20, 2006

Time:          5:00 p.m. (VIP Reception) 6:00 p.m. (Program)

Where:         Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, 506 South Grand
               Avenue, LA 90071

Honorees:      Elaine Allison, Canine's Best Behavior; Sherry Davis,
               Personal Wealth Journal; Isabel Duran, Duran's Shoes; Emily
               Heintz, Label Los Angeles; Meredith Lobel-Angel, Angel Law;
               Eva Lund, Gaia Builders; Vivian Shimoyama, Breakthru
               Unlimited; Callie Starman, Purses and Panties; Yvette R.
               Thomas, Wait Wear; MeiWah Wong, Ziva International, Inc.

Highlights:    Spectacular entertainment line-up includes the stand-up
               comedy of Laura Swisher (whose work has been seen on E!,
               Comedy Central and VH-1) and singer and songwriter Cindy
               Alexander (winner of the 2004 LA Music Award for Indy Pop
               Artist of the Year); plus Rhythm & Blues artist "Chantel";
               dance performances by Mario Marine and Susan Gregory; live
               music from the "Mad Hatters" and the talent of Craig Henry

Media RSVP:    Media can pre-register to attend or book interviews by
               contacting: Joanna Rustin at
               or 650-333-3140 or by calling Sandy Munio at
               408-494-0212 x115.

Media access:  Media will have opportunities to mingle and conduct
               interviews with small businesses and executives from Intel
               and the non-profit Small Business Technology Institute.
               Mult box/press bridge available for broadcast crews
               interested in live footage of finalist presentations
               (pre-registration requested). Phone interviews available
               for media outside LA.
The SheBusiness program facilitates and supports women-owned eBusinesses by combining free classes, workshops, consulting, development and support services. Awards are given to businesses that demonstrate significant potential to accelerate their growth and success using technology. For information, visit

About the Small Business Technology Institute

The Small Business Technology Institute (SBTI) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that fosters the adoption of information technology among small businesses. SBTI provides information technology awareness, education, consulting, and support services to businesses with 1 to 300 employees, with a focus on disadvantaged categories. SBTI also provides technology developers and vendors with market intelligence and knowledge to ensure the development of products that meet the needs of small businesses.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joanna Rustin
    Email Contact


    Sandy Munio
    408-494-0212 x115