Latino chamber plans event featuring Colorado SBA director

The newly appointed director of the Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will present an overview of the agency and its resources as part of an upcoming event in Grand Junction.

Frances Padilla is scheduled to speak at a luncheon meeting hosted by the Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 in the hospitality suite of the Lincoln Park Tower. The event is open to chamber members and others. Tickets sell for $25 and include lunch. For tickets or more information, contact Louise Goodman at 683-5566 or

Padilla will discuss SBA programs, resources and opportunities available to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including financing, training and contracting.

Founded in 2013, the Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce offers a range of services to its members, including monthly training and networking events. The chamber also offers assistance in marketing to the Latino population.