Past Events

  • 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 […]

  • “How to Avoid ADA Lawsuits” Workshop

    The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) helped businesses from all over the Valley become more informed and aware of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit abuse on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. TVEA is helping businesses avoid these lawsuits by promoting awareness of the issue, providing information on ADA law requirements, and connecting businesses to affiliates who […]

  • The Valley Business Expo ‘15

    The 7th Annual Valley Business Expo ’15 featured near 80 exhibitors on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center where more than 350 attendees had the opportunity to get business advice, network, make new connections and sample products. The day began with a Board of Governors meeting […]

  • Are You All Wet Workshop with LADWP

    California has been in a severe drought for the past 4 years – and 2015 looks to be the worst one yet. At the “Are You All Wet” meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) discussed how they have addressed this problem with various programs to help businesses […]

  • VITA Global Networking Breakfast January 2015

      Gregory Moore from Export-Import Bank presented at the VITA Global Networking Breakfast on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Gregory Moore is the export finance director of the western region, where he helps small businesses close export sales by insuring and financing those sales. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies, both large and small, to turn export […]

  • Executive Forecast January 2015

    Drones, recycled water, social media, live polling, compact scooter and more…the first ever Executive Forecast was a huge success. With more than 150 attendees and elected officials including Mayor of Calabasas David Shapiro and City of Burbank Councilmember Emily Gabel-Luddy, the morning was filled with innovative technology, interactive surveys and tools to stimulate productivity and […]

  • The Valley Economic Alliance Grand Reopening

    On Thursday, January 22, 2015, The Valley Economic Alliance hosted a grand reopening after their remodel during the Holidays. The ribbon cutting took place after the board of directors meeting. Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller was in attendance and spoke on encouraging businesses to locally bid for Request for Proposals (RFP) through the City […]