Past Events

  • “How to Avoid ADA Lawsuits” Workshop & Goodwill Southern California ADA Parking Lot Program Launch

    Goodwill Southern California in partnership with The Valley Economic Alliance launched a new parking lot re-striping and signage program on May 24th to help businesses avoid costly American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations and lawsuits, and helping them becoming compliant. The event also included a presentation on “How to Avoid ADA Lawsuits” by attorney David Warren who […]

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    Steve Allen “Excellence in Education” Award Honoring Valley Schools, Educators, and Students

    San Fernando Valley schools, educators and students, who have received national education recognition this year, were recognized and awarded at the 16th Annual Steve Allen “Excellence in Education” Awards on Thursday, May 12th at The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) Board of Governors meeting at the Vaughn G3 Learning Academy. This award was named after Valley resident and legendary entertainer Steve […]

  • San Fernando Valley’s Top Manufacturers Presented Latest Innovations at TradeX-Trade Connect

    San Fernando Valley manufacturers and international companies attended TradeX-Trade Connect on Thursday, March 17th, hosted by The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) and the Port of Los Angeles at Los Angeles Mission College. A manufacturing executive policy roundtable kicked off the day, where manufacturers discussed policy issues with Council District 3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield and other city representatives. TVEA shared […]

  • The Valley Business Expo ’16 Recap

    The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) Board of Governors and commercial and retail brokers met at the Sportsmen’s Lodge on Thursday, March 17 for a board meeting and presentation on LocateLA, a property and community search tool. Ricky Rivers, TVEA intern and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs student, also presented his urban and regional planning […]

  • VITA Global Networking Breakfast – Duty Drawback Global Networking Recap

    Nancy Hiromoto presented “Duty Drawback” at VITA’s Global Networking Breakfast on September 28th. Presentation included boosting export profits and changes to drawback law. Nancy explained types of drawback such as unused merchandise drawback, manufacturing drawback and rejected merchandise drawback.  Government offers a refund of 99% of duties, taxes and fees paid for goods imported and then subsequently exported.  First […]

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    VITA Global Networking Breakfast January 2016

    VITA Global Networking Breakfast | Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Presentation CS Presentation Contact Information Delia Valdivia, CGBP Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – Los Angeles (West) U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration Phone: (310) 235-7203 Email: Cameron Javdani Director, Sales & Marketing, Louroe Electronics Phone: (818) 994-6498 Email:

  • Jingle & Mingle Holiday Open House

    The Valley Economic Alliance, partnered with VEDC, American Institute of Architects-San Fernando Valley, United Chambers of Commerce, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce-Los Angeles, and Randy Witt Productions to host the annual Jingle & Mingle Holiday Open House on December 16, 2015. Guests enjoyed food provided by Los Angeles Mission College’s Culinary Department and samples of […]

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    Valley Hackathon

    On Friday, November 13th, students from Glendale Community College, John Burroughs High School, Crescenta Valley High School and High Tech LA presented their ideas to attract and expand technology and entertainment businesses to the City of Glendale at the Valley Hackathon, held in Glendale Community College’s Library. Teams presented their final concepts to a professional panel of […]

  • 9th Annual “Honor a Hero – Hire a Vet” Job & Resource Fair

    Veterans exploring career opportunities had the chance to connect with scores of employers looking to boost their workforce at the “Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet” job and resource fair on Thursday, October 22 in Woodland Hills. More than 170 veterans and other job seekers explored career opportunities with 91 employers looking to hire qualified employees. Numerous government […]

  • VITA Global Networking Breakfast November 2015

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The Cross-Border eCommerce Experience What do you want International Customers to Say? Presentation Click here to view presentation Contact Information Daniel Johnson, Vice President of Sales iGlobal Stores 801-869-8107

  • Transportation Summit

    By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News VAN NUYS – Their motto said, “It’s our turn: Ahora Nosotros!” For the San Fernando Valley leaders who turned out for a Transportation Summit in Van Nuys on Monday hoping to wring more Valley rail projects out of a proposed 1-cent sales tax for public transit, they meant it. Photo […]