ABAOC BizCon 2022
Live & In-Person
Wednesday, August 31 2022, 9am – 2pm PST
National Anthem/America The Beautiful
Mayoral Pitch Panel
(Irvine, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Anaheim)
Host: Vaughn Williams
Inspirational Women Panel
Host: Pramod Kumju
Business Procurement Panel
Host: Tom Nguyen
ABAOC President Message
President Tom Nguyen
VIP Guests Announcements
Alex Kim / Hang Harper
Video – FACCOC, VACCOC, KACCOC, SoCalTIE, IACCOC
Southwest Tickets Raffle
Speakers & Panelists
CEO of Pinnacle Global Network
Allison Maslan, CEO of Pinnacle Global Network, is the Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of Scale or Fail, which is endorsed by Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank. Allison has built 10 successful companies since the age of 19. Her client list has included Ben & Jerry’s, Supercuts, Charlotte Russe, and Allstate.
Now she and her team of CEO Mentors pay it forward by helping business owners scale their companies, fast-track their success, and create more meaningful lives. Pinnacle Global Network®, a world leader in scaling companies and empowering business leaders—has guided thousands of CEOs and Founders to greater success over the past decade.
Allison has been featured in Inc., Success, Fortune, Fast Company, and Forbes Magazines, among others, and is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. She is a featured expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and FOX broadcasts across the US, and also the host and producer of The Scale or Fail Show and the Women Who Own It Podcast in partnership with WBENC, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in North America.
Inspirational Women Panel
For twelve years, I served as the primary rainmaker at a nonprofit in Orange County, California. I realized “competition” is a myth. Our universe is abundant with donors, clients, ambassadors, and any type of audience you want to grow.
The real competitor is Noise. Distraction. A Chaotic World. The real challenge is obscurity and figuring out how to transform from a best kept secret to a household name.
The solution is thought leadership branding. Abundantly sharing your lived experience, passion, and expertise to build trust with the right audience on the right topic. Becoming crystal clear on your niche to provide value and solutions with radical empathy. Strategically growing your community and attracting the needed resources to turn your cause into a movement.
Those working closest to our world’s most pressing problems have the solutions; they’re just not always at “the table”. Yet, those at the table still give permission for others to join.
Let’s dismantle the boardroom table and reimagine the ultimate space of leadership as a campfire circle. A place to gather in growing community. To share stories and spark new ideas. To huddle for warmth. To be lit up. Where there is always room.
Bicvan Brown is a partner and Co-Chair of Tressler’s Professional Liability and Employment Group. She focuses her practice in all aspects of employment matters, including employment trials, arbitrations and mediations. She defends employers while providing advice and counsel against claims such as wage and hour (individual and class actions), PAGA, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and whistleblowing. She defends employers before state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, California Labor Commission and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. She is fluent in Vietnamese and Spanish and she provides advice about as well as translates workplace policies, employee handbooks and agreements. She regularly speaks at seminars, including sexual harassment prevention training conducted in Vietnamese, with the purpose of helping employers and their insurers regarding best practices to minimize risk in California.
Bicvan also has a general liability practice in post-foreclosure evictions, housing discrimination, catastrophic injuries, personal injuries and mass toxic torts. Bicvan recently prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of an individual supervisor sued for age-based harassment, disability-based harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress and she recently obtained a dismissal on behalf of a company sued for negligent supervision and retention.
Bicvan started her general liability practice in 1999 in a mass toxic torts action, using her Spanish language abilities. Since then, she has also defended Fortune 500 companies in catastrophic injury and personal injury matters and she has defended insurers in subrogation actions. She obtained a defense verdict in her most recent subrogation trial.
Picnic with Me
Mayrose Marquez is the founder and creative director of Picnic with Me. She has always had a passion for hosting enchanting picnics for couples, friends, and family.
After retiring in early 2020 from a 17-year career as an elementary school teacher, Mayrose took a leap of faith and started a pop-up picnic company later that year. Building celebrity and notable clientele through word of mouth and social media, Picnic with Me grew at an incredible pace hosting over 400 picnics to date throughout Southern California. From proposals, birthdays, and anniversaries, to a girls-day-out gathering at a park, beach, or private home, her passion and style provide a unique experience filled with love and memories for all to enjoy.
Linda Nguyen thrives on bringing people together to create long-term relationships that expand business opportunities and increase returns. Entrepreneurs are bogged down by operations as they are focused on innovation. She works with visionary leaders who need support on execution, turning their ideas into reality. As a community leader, she actively uses her influence to affect positive change.
Linda hopes to inspire others through her lived experience to defy traditional ideals and use our innate talents to pave a new path as creatives, entrepreneurs, and non-traditionalists – creating our own unique legacy. Her everyday goal – to cultivate meaningful connections and impactful collaborations that serve her clients and community.
To Be Announced