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20th annual Latino Food Festival & Menudo Cook-Off

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Congratulations to Tiffany Holiwell-Powell and Team Lance's Movement on winning First Place in the menudo cook-off competition! This was Tiffany's first time entering!



Thousands of smiling attendees and their families enjoyed perfect weather, music, activities, food, and of course menudo!



The always popular Jalapeno Eating Contest was a big hit with the crowds!


May Business Networking Mixer at The Mark!

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A fantastic mix of professionals joined us at The Mark for our May Business Networking Mixer on 5/9! Thank You to our wonderful hosts at The Mark Restaurant for their hospitality. Photo Gallery:


7th Annual Kern County Small Business Luncheon & Awards

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Congratulations to this year's award recipients at the 7th annual Kern County Small Business Week Luncheon & Awards on May 2nd at the Bakersfield Marriott. Pictured above, front row - left to right: Geronimo Atriano and Natalia Atriano "Business of the Year - Atriano's Cleaners", Samantha Johnson "Rising Star Business of the Year" - Johnny's Take and Bake Pizza, Lydia Chaney "Family Owned Business of the Year" - South Street Digital, Eric Horn - South Street Digital, Cami Hogg "Energy Service Business of the Year" - 5C Holding Inc. Drilling and Transportation. Back row - left to right: Leticia Garza Velasquez "Woman Owned Business of the Year" - Mix Salon and Touch Up Bar, John Heath "Technology Business of the Year" - Alpha Technologies & Alarm System, Amy Langston - Johnny's Take and Bake Pizza, Audrey Post - South Street Digital. 




Thank You to our event keynote speaker, Raji K. Brar - Owner / Operator of Countryside Market & Restaurants who shared amazing stories of inspiration from her experiences as a lifelong Kern County resident to becoming one the area's most prominent business owners.


Thank You!
Presenting Sponsor - Wells Fargo
Event Sponsors
Dignity Health, CSUB BPA, KGET17 - Telemundo 17 
Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Event Partners
University of LaVerne 
North of the River Chamber of Commerce  
Downtown Business Association
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce 


Please continue to support local business! 
See you next year!




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