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Meet Wanda Rogers of C & C Mentor Protege Program in Lemon Grove

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wanda Rogers.

Please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We start out under Caltrans district 11, as our efforts started to grow our focus changed and now we are a non-profit organization. We have several public agencies and small businesses that assist us with matching smaller firms with larger prime contractors. We ask that the larger firms reach back and mentor a small construction firm or construction management firm in various of areas. Such as scheduling or take off to name a few examples.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Absolute, not our biggest challenge is securing prime contractors. As you know we have over 15 to 20 billion dollars worth of projects going on in San Diego, that is a lot of work in our city. We know that the prime contractors are extremely business however, we look forward to several of them joining our efforts.

Please tell us about C & C Mentor Protege Program.
C & C Mentor Protege is made up of several small businesses, public agencies and financial institutions. Really want to help a ton of small businesses that are in the construction or construction management arena here in San Diego area. I am so proud that we had three successful firm that are graduating from the program. Two were really considered micro businesses now they are truly small businesses.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My grandmothers loving arms. Just warm and embracing!


  • Bronze level sponsorship 1500.00
  • Silver level sponsorship 2500.00
  • Platinum level sponsorship 5000.00

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