• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Valley Economic Alliance HealthX – The Future of Health

    The Valley Economic Alliance held a TED talk type event focused on the future of health and new innovations in healthcare at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Friday, September 25, 2015. Audience members enjoyed a series of presentations from healthcare industry leaders and professionals including Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Glendale […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]