I am impressed with SCA’s quality of work. Their understanding of FAA rules and guidelines pertaining to concessions and small businesses allowed them to facilitate effective working relationships between primes and ACDBEs. From investigating and reporting on specific issues to generally interfacing with concessionaires, primes, and LAWA staff, they have been able to create a collaborative and fair environment for the ACDBE’s at LAX.

Debbie Bowers
Chief Commercial Officer, Commercial Development Group
Los Angeles World Airports

We had established ourselves at LAWA years ago and as our company grew, it expanded geographically, as well. However, in turning our focus to other areas of the country, we found that we needed to reestablish our ties in LA so as not to miss out on opportunities there. SCA was an integral part of our strategy serving as our eyes and ears, connecting us to key people at LAWA and helping us reignite old relationships. We were awarded a $4 million project as a direct result of our engagement with SCA.

K. Hezekiah Harris II
CMTS Construction Services

In 2010, I launched my company, Janlitlfeather, creating handmade feather accessories, from bow ties, to hair accessories and jewelry. But it wasn’t until I started working with Joyce and Michael that the company really took off. They introduced me to key people at the Hudson Group, got me up to speed on how to navigate the airport environment as a vendor and expedited the process of getting my products in stores. To top it off because of the exposure Janlitlfeather has had in airports, larger companies are in talks about creating products for them. The benefits of working with SCA just continue to unfold!

Stephanie Gladden
CEO/Chief Designer

SCA has been a partner in efforts to help local companies expand their vision and their markets beyond U.S. borders. They have worked in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce and other export agencies to disseminate information to small businesses on export opportunities, the marketing of products overseas and how to navigate the complex challenges of documentation, transportation, getting paid and the constantly evolving regulatory environment.

Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Development
Trade Development Division
Port of Los Angeles

I was fortunate to work with SCA during my tenure as ACDBE Liaison Officer at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). It was there that I discovered what tireless advocates Joyce and Michael are for business inclusion and for individuals working to advance their careers in aviation … myself included. They helped me strategize my next career move and, at the same time, they helped me navigate my exit from LAX preserving the relationships I had built there. SCA has been instrumental in my success and I can’t thank them enough.

Dawn Hunter
Senior Manager, Airport Dining and Retail
Aviation Commercial Management Seattle-Tacoma International Airport