Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) honored Jimmy John's of La Palma as the 29th Senate District's Small Business of the Month. The recognition ceremony held at Jimmy John's included Senator Chang, La Palma Council Member Michele Steggell, co-owner Frank Gamwell, and General Manager Denise Komoda.
"It's important for us to highlight the achievements and contributions of small businesses, which is why I'm proud to honor La Palma's Jimmy John's as my 2019 Small Business of the Month," said Senator Chang. "Their leadership and hardworking team are outstanding. By supporting them, we're supporting our community, our constituents, and their families."
In February 2017, Jesse Raynes and Frank Gamwell opened Jimmy John's in the City of La Palma, earning a reputation for fresh, high quality foods as well as fast and friendly service. Jimmy John's has always been an active supporter of the community and also provides a discount for all active and retired Military or First Responders as a show of appreciation to the courageous heroes that keep our communities safe.
"It's an honor to earn this recognition from Senator Chang, who recognized our commitment to providing great food and service to La Palma. We love our community and being part of its thriving business sector. We work hard to provide super fresh sandwiches, and are always happy when our customers tell us they can taste the quality. With the help of our General Manager, Denise Komoda, we're excited to gear up and be even more involved in the community. Next up on our list is La Palma's Concert in the Park series and the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony," said Jesse Raynes and Frank Gamwell.
Each month, Senator Chang honors businesses throughout the 29th Senate District for their contribution to the state's economy and local community. There are approximately 3.9 million small businesses in California, which account for 99.8 percent of the state's employers and employ nearly 49 percent of the state's workforce.