State Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey), in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, invites local small business owners to join her at a town hall event at noon Friday, Oct. 28 at Shanghai Reds restaurant in Marina del Rey.

Business owners will have the chance to hear about what the state Legislature is doing for businesses and learn more about resources available to them.

The town hall will feature special guest Elizabeth Echols, Regional IX administrator to the Small Business Administration, who will share information about accessing capital, competing for government contracts and obtaining no-cost counseling, training and technical assistance.

Shanghai Reds is at 13813 Fiji Way in Marina del Rey.

Light lunch will be served.

Space is limited and RSVP is required for admittance.

Information or to RSVP, (310) 615-3515, or