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Small Business Award presented to City Manager

City of Tehachapi


October 24, 2020

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SBDC Director Kelly Bearden, City Manager Greg Garrett, Mayor Susan Wiggins, Councilwoman Christina Scrivner and SBDC Consultant Jay Thompson.

On Thursday, October 15, Kelly Bearden, director of the CSUB Small Business Development Center (SBDC), came to Tehachapi along with SBDC consultant Jay Thompson to present City Manager Greg Garrett and the City of Tehachapi with an award for being the No. 1 stakeholder in the region (not associated with the SBDC), that best signifies leadership and the awareness of the benefits that small businesses bring to the community. Garrett had been nominated for the award by Thompson.

"No one in our 15 regions deserves this award more than Greg," said Bearden. Mayor Susan Wiggins said of Garrett, "He just doesn't stop. We couldn't do what we do without him. We are very proud."

As an additional surprise, Bearden presented Thompson with an award for being the No. 1 consultant in the CSUB/SBDC system.


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