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The White House Urban Economic Forum took place in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22nd on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. The day long event focused on Urban Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, Emerging Businesses and High Growth Businesses.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the forum and Earvin Magic Johnson lead one of the early panel discussions on Urban Entrepreneurs. The event profiled Urban Entrepreneurs, explored investing in Urban Entrepreneurs, discussed how to start and fund businesses and the use of Social Media to grow your business.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
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Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, Earvin "Magic" Johnson
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Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Kalika participated in the Technology and Social Media Action Workshop along with:

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, White House
Russel Buetow, Microsoft
Charles Lee, CEO, Ideation     
Albert Cheng, Google  

Citrus recently redesigned the web site of our wonderful long time client Green & Greener with a clean, fresh, look!
Dynamic CEO & Founder, Alegre Ramos, launched Green & Greener, an eco friendly general store several years ago and was ready for a new look.
Citrus had previously designed the brand identity so designing a new look to match was a cinch!
Check out their wide array of eco-friendly products at Green & Greener like:
Shop til you drop! And if you’re in Los Angeles, make sure to drop by the store!
Green and Greener is an eco-living general store and design center offering a range of green products and services to help homeowners, businesses and contractors live, work and build greener. Located in Los Angeles, Valley Village, CA.


Jane Wurwand, Kalika Nacion Yap, and Marty Heebner

Straight off the red-eye from NYC Sunday morning, our founder and CEO of Citrus Studios, Kalika Nacion Yap, headed to the the UCLA Anderson School of Management for the 3rd Annual Women in Entrepreneurship Brunch.  Having been in NYC only a few hours earlier for the NYC Gift Show, where she was showing Luxe Link (her essential contribution to every woman’s handbag), Kalika quickly joined as one of the roundtable hosts!

This event had no shortage of talented and inspiring women in attendance.  The highlight was powerhouse Jane Wurwand’s  (CEO of Dermalogica) keynote speech which was sprinkled with real stories of her first three years in business – from zero to $260M+!

An inside peek at some of Jane’s invaluable advice:
1) Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Stay fierce.
2) Get the safe idea and then move on to the big scary idea that makes you different.
3) Thrive on pressure.
4) Embrace change.
5) Be frugal, spend where it matters.  It’s not about cost, it’s about value.
6) All the data in the world does not equal an original idea.
7) Define your culture.  Develop a clear culture and everyone must be a fit.  You need believers.

Dermalogica’s Core Culture Values:

  • Embrace and drive change.
  • Create fun and a little weirdness.
  • Be adventurous, creative and friendly.
  • Build open and honest relationships by talking.
  • Do more with less.
  • Be enthusiastic and determined.
  • Be authentic and humble.

Most importantly – Seek your higher purpose!

visited the Wende Museum (Archives of the Cold War) today and met with the great staff including the Executive Director/Founder Justinian Jampol, the Manager of Projects & Research Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, the Director of Collections & Public Programs Ljiljana Grubisic, Collections Manager John Elliott, and Rob Sherer the Development Director.

On display right outside the entrance was a striking segment of the Berlin Wall painted by Thierry Noir.

The Wende Museum has over 100,000 objects including beautiful paintings (oil on canvas), posters, sculptures, statues, newspapers (complete run of East Germany’s official daily newspaper, commemorative plates), books, films, flags/banners, magazines and other assets. They have several small rooms as exhibition space and a larger vault in the back.

Hope you get a chance to visit!

The Museum is open to the public every Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour of the Vault at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Wende Museum address:
5741 Buckingham Parkway, Suite E
Culver City, CA. 90230

Are you listening?

Listening to what is being said about you and your business? Your keywords and your competition?

iGoogle is a great dashboard to use to listen. Use RSS feeds- from Google Alerts, Twitter Search and just about any site- to bring in information to iGoogle.

Access iGoogle at
Log in with your google account (don’t have one? it’s free so sign up!)
Click “add stuff” on the right
On the left “add feed or gadget”
Paste the feed code
There you have it! All your alerts and mentions on one page!