South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards

October 19, 2016

South-Bay-Business-Mavericks-2016ShopLocal.US presents the 2016 South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards on Wednesday, October 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.

The evening will kick off with an intriguing panel discussion featuring some of the South Bay’s most prominent leaders and business mavericks as they share the big ideas that inspired them to launch their business and make – or break – the rules in their industry.

This year’s panelists include Nick Arquette, Founder, Walk With Sally; Laurie Latham Brandt, Co-Owner, Red Car Brewery; Stefanie Dacy, Co-Owner, 3V Signs & Graphics; Kyle Ransford, Founder & CEO, Chef’d and Jed Sanford, Owner, Blackhouse Hospitality

Find out what makes these mavericks tick and continue to take risks that help their businesses thrive even in turbulent times. Gain insight from incredibly powerful lessons and what it takes to set off on a trajectory to success as a business maverick.

The three winners of the Local Business Grant Awards will be publicly announced that evening. Over $5,000 in total grant awards and prizes will be given to the winners.

Early bird tickets are $45 or $350 for a table of ten through September 15.

Wine, dine, meet, mix, mingle and learn what it takes to be a business maverick!

If you would like to apply for the Business Grant Award, is now accepting 2016 Grant Submissions
from small (independent) businesses based in the South Bay. Applications are currently being accepted online at The submission deadline is September 30.

For additional information and to register, visit the website at

The Toyota USA Automobile Museum is located at 19600 Van Ness Avenue in Torrance.

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