White House Business Council and U.S. Small Business Administration Invited Patricia Gracia to a Round Table Discussion for the White House Urban Economic Forum

SANTA CLARITA, CA, April 05, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Patricia Gracia, founder of Power Media Group, participated in a crucial roundtable discussion at the White House Urban Economic Forum on Thursday March 22. The forum, sponsored by the White House Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration, was co-hosted by Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The White House Business Council Forum is a multi-city series held in over 500 cities to create a discussion focused on improving economic conditions and job creation. The forum will feature high level discussions between senior White House and Administration officials and successful local area entrepreneurs focusing on national resources needed to start, grow and create jobs.

"I know that entrepreneurs and small business owners are the economic engine of our city," Mayor Villaraigosa said about the event. "I am working hard to make sure you have the tools you need to succeed. This forum is one of those tools."

The event held March 22 at Loyola Marymount University also featured Marie C. Johns, Deputy Administrator of the SBA, who spoke about building a lasting economy through Women-owned small businesses. Panelists were asked to contribute their expertise as successful entrepreneurs and give feedback as to what the Obama Administration can change, directly affecting such issues as tax cuts and hiring incentives for small businesses, streamlining government regulations and investments in infrastructure.

"I feel humbled and honored that I was selected to be a part of this very important discussion," Gracia said. "I hope my contributions can positively impact our economy."

Patsy Ayala, from Our Valleys Magazine (www.OurValleys.com), another successful woman entrepreneur had the opportunity to interviewed Deputy Marie Johns who truly support small business owners and really quoted the importance in our economy.

About Power Media Group: www.PowerMediaGroup.com

A public relations and advertising agency specializing in creating all-inclusive Spanish language campaigns for high-profile clients, including Universal Music Latin and Creativa Interiors Primor, Power Media Group helps businesses build lasting relationships with the Latino community. As the 2010 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year, Power Media Group utilizes grassroots media campaigns to reach out to the booming Hispanic population, who contribute more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy annually. Last year, principals Patricia and Tony Gracia launched the Power Woman Business Center www.powerwomanbc.com, a business incubator that reaches out to diverse entrepreneurs who are trying to develop and grow their businesses during these precarious economic times.

AWARDS: These Awards achievement are accorded in recognition and appreciation for exemplary commitment to the Latino business community through PMG's leadership and service.

- Patricia Gracia, Awarded and Panelist at the Edward Air Force AFFTC & NASA Women's History Month Event

- Power Media Group, Inc-United States SBA Minority Small Business Champion of the Year 2010

- Patricia Gracia, Winner of the 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal "Woman Making a Difference Award in the Rising Star," category

- Patricia Gracia honored by the NLBWA 7th Latina in Business Award 2010 for her accomplishment in Public Relations

- Power Media Group named among the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2009 by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal

- Patricia Gracia, Winner of Impremedia- La Opinion Newspaper 2009 Distinguished Woman in the category of Business and Technology

- Power Media Group, Winner Latin Business Association 2008 Sol Award as Business of the Year

In addition, Gracia recently founded the Power Woman Business Center in 2009, a business incubator geared to help small business owners grow their business by offering full-service office space and consulting services.

Her mission was to create a Power Woman Business Center for potential small business owners that are being affected by the economic recession. She truly believes that small business owners are the engine of the US economy. "Business incubator during our recession time to help the economy, is our goal," added Patricia Gracia.

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