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Wells Fargo Bank Celebrates PearlTrans Logistics as a Community Leader

PearlTrans Logistics , a minority woman-owned fullservice transportation provider offering customized sameday delivery solutions based in Los Angeles has been recognized by Wells Fargo as community champions for their service and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic .
In cooperation with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp . and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce , the Wells Fargo program recognized and honored local small businesses that have gone above and beyond for their community during the pandemic . The award included a commendation from California Assemblywoman Autumn Burke .
PearlTrans Logistics stepped up during the COVID-19 crisis to support healthcare workers . Inspired by a client ’ s donation of meals to essential workers at UCLA Medical Center ’ s Emergency Room , CEO and Founder Lorena Camargo provided free delivery services within a 25-mile radius for anyone donating meals to those fighting at the frontlines of the pandemic .
“ Giving back has always been part of our company culture ,” says CEO Lorena Camargo . “ We had been looking for a way to do something in the face of this outbreak and that gave us the inspiration . We are delivery people , so we thought ‘ why not contribute what we know how to best – make deliveries ?’”.
Additionally , in direct support of the current crisis alone , PearlTrans Logistics has been delivering COVID-19 test samples , tissue and blood samples from clinics and testing facilities to labs for diagnosis , as well as pharmaceuticals to residences .
Los Angeles County is home to more than 1.3 million small businesses , including more women and minority- owned small businesses than any other county in the nation .
“ The journey to economic recovery must be an inclusive one , given the significant economic , social and health impact COVID-19 has left on diverse small business owners ,” said Gregg Sherkin , Southern California leader for Wells Fargo Social Impact and Sustainability . “ We are so proud to honor Community Champions who have not only survived but are true pillars of their community and have given so much to help others .” CLDA
ABOUT PEARL PearlTrans prides itself in being a full-service transportation provider offering customized same-day delivery solutions . Since 2011 , they have facilitated delivery operations for healthcare facilities , private companies , and military bases . From human tissue to aircraft parts to confidential documents and everything in between , Pearl ensures these are delivered in a safe and timely manner . Today , Pearl delivers everything everywhere from human tissue to aircraft parts throughout California and across the US . Visit us at www . pearltrans . com to learn more .

Steve Howard Speaks at Jumpstart Supply Chain Conference

Steve Howard recently took part on a panel called “ Reshaping Final Mile and Reverse Logistics ” at the annual Jumpstart supply chain conference . Howard , CLDA ’ s immediate past president , spoke about how final mile and reverse logistics providers have had to rethink their roles to meet rising shipper expectations . Joining him on the panel was Cathy Roberson , Research Manager for the Reverse Logistics Association . Howard is the Owner of Esquire Express in Miami , FL .
The panel was moderated by Victoria Kickham , writer for DC Velocity . She led the discussion on the impact of the digital commerce explosion during the past 24 months . Howard and Roberson discussed how final-mile and reverse logistics providers have had to adapt to navigate the opportunities and challenges facing today ’ s logistics sector . CLDA
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