Showcase 2018


Help CIELO Clients Earn Their Way To A Better Future


June 22, 2018 marked CIELO’s second annual Showcase of Success, where we highlighted our clients’ achievements in launching successful small businesses and the impact that our partners’ investments have made. We highlighted how partners can come together to impact clients in our community. Attendees enjoyed the tastes of catered meals from CIELO clients that have launched their small businesses with CIELO’s support and training, including lunch from Mia’s Catering Events and exquisite desserts provided by Susana Ordaz. We also enjoyed beautiful table decorations from CIELO client, Ramona Lopez.

Other CIELO clients that demonstrated their businesses at the event include:

  • Ramona Lopez Decor – Ramona Lopez
  • Lisbet Flores Handbags – Lisbet Flores
  • My Swim Buddy – Tiffany Boykin
  • Blue Luna Art – Armando Cepeda
  • Mia’s Catering – Liliana Pena
  • Mithracy – Mitra Soltani
  • Building Families Together – Laura Villegas
  • Learning Computer Technology – Paula Flores
  • Create Purpose – Nicholas Sandoval
  • Winston Solar – Tony Bui
  • Not Just a Cookie! – Hripsime Krikorian

At the event John Hobson, our CEO, shared about how far CIELO has come since we were launched in 2015, from a program serving one small neighborhood to now serving low-income people throughout Orange County and beyond, thanks to the help of our incredible supporters. Since 2015, CIELO has served over 2,000 low-income Orange County community members through our entrepreneurship and workforce development workshops. This video was shared at the event and showcases CIELO’s growth over the past three years.

As we look to the future, we know that the demand for our services is greater than what we are currently serving, so we will be expanding to help serve that demand. Next years event will be even bigger as we continue to meet new and exciting entrepreneurs. Thank you to everyone that attended. Enjoy the photos below!

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