BizX - Business Experiences that Inspire & Empower

Join the small business community at BizX – Business Experiences that Inspire and Empower!

Hosted by the City’s Economic Development Department, BizX – Business Experiences that Inspire and Empower is a business event that focuses on inspiring local entrepreneurs and business owners through the different success stories of keynote speakers.

Join us on Tuesday, May 3, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Jean Runyon Theater at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium as we celebrate Sacramento’s small business community. Each speaker will share their exciting business story to help energize, motivate, and give tips needed to create a thriving business.


BizX is open to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business owners looking to expand their network and improve their business. Attendees are also invited to the After Party Networking Event for an opportunity to connect with the keynote speakers, local businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Speakers include:


Entrepreneur Christopher Johnson, President and CEO of Rapid Brands, Inc. His leadership and strategic execution has lead Rapid Brands to become the fastest growing microwave cookware company in the country.

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Entrepreneur and native Sacramento son, Sonny Mayugba, of over 11 startups, including Requested App and Red Rabbit Restaurant.

Melanie Shelby

Award-winning Professional, Melany M. Shelby, with a 20-plus year track record of accelerating businesses like Comcast ABC Universal, through impacting external relations, public affairs and supplier diversity.

Derek Bluford

CEO & Founder, Derek Bluford, of Quicklegal Practice Management, Inc., a platform that provides attorneys on demand via Facetime, voice call and instant messaging.

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CFO & Owner of The Party Concierge, Susan Crane, a company with more than 30 years of experience creating unique event design and décor.

For more information or to register, visit BizX – Business Experiences that Inspire and Empower.

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