November 25, 1991 |
Aaron Lovejoy discovered that sometimes a special interest can be a springboard for a business tomorrow. In 1979, Lovejoy, then a manager for affirmative action programs for an Irvine pipeline company, began compiling an informal list of minority-owned businesses. He fed the information into his personal computer, using a software program that sorted the companies by their type of business and other categories. His list grew and grew.
June 29, 1992
* Aaron L. Lovejoy and David M. Todd have joined the board of Providence Speech and Hearing Center in Orange. Lovejoy is president and chief executive of Ultratech Resources Inc., a Santa Ana computer consulting company. Todd is managing partner of Price Waterhouse in Costa Mesa.
March 3, 1995 |
Small Business Loan Program: A $50,000 grant to Partnership 2010 will go toward the start-up of a $1-million revolving loan program for small businesses in Orange County. The grant came from Pacific Telesis Foundation and it will be used by the Orange County Minority Business Council, which is developing the loan program in conjunction with Partnership 2010 and credit union executives.
October 8, 1991
The Black Business Alliance of Orange County, a Santa Ana trade group that promotes economic activity among the county's black-owned businesses, will change its name to the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County later this month, according to Aaron Lovejoy, the group's president. The new name "will give us wider recognition in and outside of Orange County," Lovejoy said.
March 14, 1992 |
Free Consultation: The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, the county's largest trade group, has opened a telephone help line to advise distressed small-business owners. Fifteen experts knowledgeable about banking, computers, marketing and public relations are available for small-business owners to consult for free, said Aaron Lovejoy, who is organizing the chamber project. Small-business owners can call the chamber, describe their business situation and receive referrals to one of the experts.
January 18, 1994 |
Aaron Lovejoy, president of Ultratech Resources Inc. in Santa Ana and last year's president of the Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed chairman of the Diversity Issues Group for the White House Conference on Small Business. The conference will begin in April with a series of local and statewide meetings, culminating in the national conference in June, 1995.