San Diego Small Business Maven Experience Heads to the White House

For immediate release: May 6, 2015

Kelsey Bye | Media and Communications Associate
(202) 289-0957 | [email protected]

San Diego Entrepreneur, Community Leader invited to meet senior members of Obama Administration to discuss small business challenges

San Diego, Calif.—Maven Experience, a digital media education company providing personal and professional development training, announces its participation in the 2015 Small Business Leadership Summit. Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of the Maven Experience, Remy Meraz-Mimms, is one of just 100 small business owners invited to the 2015 Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2015.

The Summit, hosted by small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority, will provide a unique opportunity for Maven Experience and other small businesses to interact with key policymakers, including SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), issue experts and senior members of the Obama Administration to identify policies to advance small business growth.

“As the only San Diego based company invited to this Summit, Maven Experience has a unique opportunity to represent the interests of the entrepreneurs and small businesses in our region.” said Remy Meraz-Mimms, Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer of Maven Experience. “Voicing our needs and concerns directly to policymakers and other experts is a critical step in getting Washington to pay attention to the small business community. I am honored to attend this year’s Summit and will proudly bring San Diego’s small business concerns to the table to advocate on behalf of our hardworking entrepreneurs and innovators.”

With its theme “Shaping the Future of the American Economy,” the Summit will feature panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive workshops and presentations by industry experts and successful entrepreneurs. A private evening reception hosted by Google at its Washington, D.C. headquarters will feature presentations of the “2015 Small Business Awards.” The Summit concludes with a half-day visit to the White House during which small business owners will have an opportunity to engage directly with senior members of the Obama Administration. Google will cap the day off with a technology-training program.

Policy recommendations identified will be incorporated into Small Business Majority’s policy platform—the Small Business Economic Agenda for 2015-16—and will be shared with decision makers to elevate issues of importance to small business owners.

“This Summit will allow small business owners to engage directly with policymakers in D.C. to discuss the issues shaping our economy and identify pragmatic policy recommendations to help them thrive,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “We’ll hear from real entrepreneurs—from all walks of life and all areas of the country—about the issues affecting their business and their bottom lines, and work with policymakers to advance legislation that will bolster small business and remove their barriers to success.”

The Summit will focus on topline issues of importance to small business, including but not limited to:

  • Access to capital and how to ensure small businesses obtain capital necessary to grow and strengthen their firms in a responsible and sustainable manner
  • Tax policy to spur small business/economic growth while leveling the playing field and ensuring fairness
  • Critical workforce issues impacting small businesses today such as healthcare, minimum wage family medical leave and retirement savings
  • Technology and how small businesses can adopt and learn new solutions to old challenges
  • The impact of freelancers on the economy and how the U.S. can update policies that address the needs of this new workforce

For more information about the Summit, please visit:

For media interviews with Small Business Majority please contact Kelsey Bye at (202) 289-0957 or [email protected].


About Maven Experience

Founded in 2015, Maven is the online destination for self-improvement tips, stories, and resources provided by leading subject matter experts in the areas of mindset, relationships, family, health, business, career, and business. The Maven Experience vision is to make personal and professional growth education and training accessible to underserved communities globally through the use of digital media and technology.