Tete Snacks (Carson, CA)
A food kiosk located near the South Bay Pavilion Mall’s movie theatre generated daily customers until the COVID-19 shopping mall closures. The owner, Sami Pinillos, contacted the Connectory team with financial concerns about keeping his business operating. LAEDC’s Connectory team quickly referred him to the Carson Coronavirus Disaster Small Business Loan Program. It assisted him with applying for the Paycheck Protection Program. Pinillos also took advantage of LAEDC’s Spanish webinars and reopening guides. He received $2,400 in PPP funds and successfully reopened his business in April 2021.