"Reimagine Your Business and Thrive"
A program of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and Kaiser Permanente.
The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and Kaiser Permanente bring businesses this groundbreaking mentorship program to provide businesses with support to expand and grow their business, so that they can thrive.
Meet the Presenters -
Program Co-Founder - Michael Bardales
Michael Bardales is the Director of Brokerage Expansion for Radius Agent Realty. Michael started his career at the age of 25 and quickly became a business owner by the age of 27.
Working in the Real Estate Industry Michael career has led him to own a Real Estate Home Loan Company, Real Estate Sales Company, and a Franchise Owner. Michael also help start local chapters within various real estate organizations hosting education events, raising sponsorship funds and growing the membership base.
As a Pittsburg Chamber Board of Director, Michael co-founded the Reimage Your Business and Thrive program to work with like-minded business owners who are looking to increase their overall profits for their business.
Program Co-Founder - Dionne Adams
Dionne Adams, is a Principal Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at PG&E and a third generation Pittsburg, CA native. She has worked in the energy business for over 25 years and has held various roles in contract management, sales and marketing, supplier diversity and regulatory compliance. She has a passion for providing professional development and support to businesses and organizations looking to grow and achieve their desired goals while serving customers. In her current role, she is responsible for providing governance and training to over 5,000 employees at PG&E to discover their unique talents and skills to bring their best selves to work while achieving business goals.
Dionne holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Marketing from San Francisco State University. She is a Board of Director for the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Corporate Engagement Team for the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD) a Smithsonian Affiliate.
WEEK 1: How to Work in Pittsburg - City of Pittsburg
WEEK 2: Social Media Expert - Tess Owen, Omni Social Media (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente)
Since their launch in 2015, Omni Social Media has helped over 1,200 business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area, like Kaiser Permanente, to create effective digital marketing strategies. Omni Social Media blends experience, quality customer service, and millennial knowledge to provide expert one-on-one tutorials, larger company-wide trainings, post-for-you services, monthly training sessions for members, online resources, and more.
Tess Owen, founder and CEO, has an old fashioned work ethic and modern online marketing knowledge and will work hard for you. She can be reached at: Tess@omnisocialmedia.net.
Social Media Expert - Daniella Lopez, DL Marketing and Media
Daniella Lopez is a social media strategist and founder of the new digital agency DL Marketing and Media. Born and raised in Pittsburg, she has a passion for helping small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their true potential. She teaches you how to create content that increases sales, grows your social platforms, attracts new fans and converts them to new customers. In addition, she'll assist you in developing your brand and teach you how to be an ambassador for it.
Daniella's client list is comprised of real estate agents, online boutiques, product companies such as sunglass companies and candles, as well as professional bloggers, podcasters, and photographers.
Currently in addition to her company, she is the Marketing and Communications Associate for “We Care Services for Children”–a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs.
In this position, she develops advertising and fundraising literature, plans and hosts fundraising events, builds donor relationships, and manages social media platforms. During her time here, she has coordinated seven successful fundraisers raising over $100k in donations each.
Business Finance - Mechanics Bank
Website and Branding - Paul Hopper - Snap Digital Media
Video and Photos in Marketing - Untitld. Media
Quentin Strange is the Founder and Creative Director of UNTITLD. Media, a media production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With over three years of experience, his production company focuses on creating engaging content for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and other brands to help with their online marketing and defining their identities.
Combining creativity with professionalism, Quentin and his team at UNTITLD. Media are looking forward to being able to teach our passion and do our part in helping you grow your business in the online marketing world.
Protecting Your Business - Thai Pham Farmers Insurance
Health is Wealth - Kaiser Permanente