Past Events

  • State of the Professional Organizations

    The Valley Economic Alliance hosted a “State of the Professional Organizations” on October 7th, with strategic partners including VEDC, VICA, UCC, AIA, ABA and VITA. Organizations shared what they are doing this year to collaborate and leverage with their strategic business partners in order to improve the local economy and better help the community. The evening was […]

  • Microsoft Workshop August 29, 2015

    Workshop at Microsoft

    The Valley Economic Alliance, in partnership with Microsoft, held a workshop on Wednesday, August 19th, on Microsoft 365 and tools to help businesses manage, thrive and grow. Taught by the Alliance’s very own Keith McPherson and Toby Reed, attendees learned how to share information securely, streamline case management wherever your team is located, access files, schedules, email […]

  • Bolton & Company ACA Update June 11, 2015

    Affordable Care Act Update with Bolton & Company

    Bolton & Company’s Chief Compliance Officer John Garner, and Vice President Paul Palkovic presented “Affordable Care Act Update: What Employers Need To Do Now”, on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at New Horizons. Presentations included a detailed look at Affordable Care Act reporting and compliance. Garner specializes in compliance, health care reform, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), […]

  • Seismic Safety and Retrofit Tax Incentives

    Earthquake expert Dr. Lucile Jones presented vital information to brokers, architects, contractors, CPA’s, attorneys and apartment complex owners at the Seismic Retrofit Safety Meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Burbank Association of Realtors. Dr. Jones discussed the City of Los Angeles Resilience by Design report that includes retrofitting unsafe buildings. The report looks […]

  • VITA Global Networking Breakfast May 2015

    Frank Hallak, Business Development Executive from AFEX discussed How to Manage Foreign Exchange Volatility at the VITA Global Networking Breakfast on Wednesday, May 27, at 8:00am. AFEX is a trusted global payment and risk management solutions specialist with a heritage that dates back to 1979. AFEX offers a comprehensive range of global payment and foreign […]

  • Workshop Offers Businesses ADA Compliance Advice

    By Alene Tchekmedyian, Glendale News-Press During a workshop on Tuesday, roughly 20 people learned how businesses can avoid lawsuits that claim they violated accessibility laws for people with disabilities. Hosted by the Valley Economic Alliance and California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, the workshop was part of a roughly yearlong effort to get businesses and restaurants […]

  • Steve Allen Excellence in Education Awards

    Following The Valley Economic Alliance Board of Governors meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN), Economic Alliance board member and Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) President, Bill Allen recognized and presented the Steve Allen Excellence in Education award to schools, educators and and students for their exemplary character, hard […]

  • DiSC: The Universal Language Workshop

      The DiSC: The Universal Language Workshop with Economic Alliance board member Madelon Wallace was a huge success!  On April 22, 2015, workshop attendees learned about the four (D-i-S-C) behavioral styles, how to recognize them and how to adapt their style. This versatility is key to effective communication. A workshop attendee said, “Part of what […]

  • 2015 Career Fair / Health & Disability Expo

    The Career Fair/Health and Disability Expo took place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Los Angeles Valley College’s Monarch Square. Over 1,500 students and attendees met with hundreds of businesses that are hiring, including disability-friendly employers. Attendees were also able to get free onsite health screenings, participate in yoga and zumba demonstrations, and learn about […]

  • VITA March 2015

    VITA Global Networking Breakfast March 2015

    Gina Barro from The Port of Long Beach presented at the VITA Global Networking Breakfast on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Gina discussed infrastructure projects, green port initiatives, and congestion relief strategies. New projects include the Middle Harbor with initial cargo movement operations in late 2015, additional Ship to Shore Cranes with an outreach of 226 […]