Success Stories

Fred GainesThere is no greater force for job growth and economic vitality in our region than the Valley Economic Alliance. The City of Calabasas has benefitted greatly from our association and joint efforts with the Economic Alliance.

Fred GainesCity of Calabasas, Council Member

Thank you to TVEA for organizing and putting on such a brilliant event! As a small business and a startup company, CorpMatch benefited tremendously from the exposure at the 2014 Valley Business Expo. And as company that attends a number of trade shows, we can honestly say this was one of our most successful local shows. TVEA really outdid itself by creating a space and an environment where productive conversations and business connections could blossom. Even while exhibiting, we were able to make connections with the attendees as well as other exhibitors. We look forward to connecting further with TVEA contacts and providing thousands of dollars of savings to all of our economic allies right here at home in the Valley!

Brandon RapportCorpmatch

As an exhibitor for the last 3 years, I thought this one was one of the best! J-n-K Services is a printing and graphic design company celebrating its 26th year in business.

Jave TrippJ-n-K Services CEO

Antonio LopezThe Valley Economic Alliance has been a true partner to the City of San Fernando. They always promote our City to potential businesses and opportunities.

 

Antonio LopezCity of San Fernando, Vice Mayor of San Fernando

Dave WeaverGlendale is the new boomtown of the San Fernando Valley. We are positioned for continued momentum in growing business sectors including medical, entertainment, retail, and manufacturing.

Dave WeaverCity of Glendale, Former Council Member

Mary SaiedI have been attending The Valley Economic Alliance workshops for several years. Recently I attended the ARB (Air Resource Board) workshop and received more information and clarity from this workshop than over the past three years following ARB’s new regulations on diesel trucks. This information was so useful to my trucking business. I appreciate all the staff at The Valley Economic Alliance and look forward to continue my relationship with them.

Mary SaiedSaied Trucking Co./Saied Contractors Co., Inc.

Richard LoGuercioWhen red tape caused delays for our new headquarters, The Valley Economic Alliance and the city went to work for us. They brought new ideas to the table and helped get the party rolling, keeping 250 employees hard at work.

Richard LoGuercio, PresidentTown & Country Event Rentals

The Valley Economic Alliance assisted us with several issues including the State Enterprise Zone program, utility discounts, workforce development programs and permit streamlining.

Mesrop Khoudagoulian, Former CEONatrol

Christopher CooperThe VEA assisted our firm with multiple networking opportunities and area business introductions to increase our sales and we are expected to expand our business by more than 50% this year!

Christopher Cooper, OwnerCooper Product

Our company has won several City of LA contracts thanks to VEA assisting us with being recognized as a small disadvantage business.

Les CooperExpress Sign

I am very thankful for The Valley Economic Alliance for helping us connect with local businesses. It means the world that they truly care about our success!

Adam Post, FounderBright Age Digital Creative Agency

The Valley Economic Alliance assisted with our parking issues. By securing an adjacent parcel lease, we were encourages to stay in the Valley and signed a long-term lease. The Alliance’s business resources helped us cut through red tape.

Eric Stern, COOEsterline Control Systems

With broad expertise and connections, The Valley Economic Alliance recommended organizations that assisted our company with employee recruitment.

Eric Berg, Vice President of OperationsMOC Products Co., Inc.

Thanks to the advice we received from The Valley Economic Alliance, we got over our cash flow hump with a loan and a check from County Supervisor Kuehl. Our center is officially open and new organizations can now hold meetings and events at the new space. Thank you for lighting a fire under us and leading us to the right path. You’ve been a tremendous help.

Carolyn Uhri, PresidentSan Fernando Valley Arts Alliance

It was truly an honor for Aerojet Rocketdyne to sponsor the Honor a Hero-Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair. It is one of the events we actually look forward to sponsoring every year. It was great to witness so many employers with positions and resources available for job seekers. Many thanks to The Valley Economic Alliance and EDD for putting on such a noteworthy and needed event for our Veterans.

Louis Watterson, Human ResourcesAerojet Rocketdyne

We are in serious need of hiring veterans with honorable discharge, between the ages of 18-29. We are currently enrolling a 29 year old female veteran that attended the Honor a Hero-Hire a Vet Job Fair, to the Camarillo Center’s Veteran fisheries program.

Keith Peters, Lead RecruiterCalifornia Conservation Corps

I have attended Veteran Job Fairs for the past 4 years and the Honor a Hero-Hire a Vet event was the best I have attended. From start to finish, the room was saturated with an equal amount of participants. Veterans were dressed for the occasion and came prepared with resumes.

Kimberly Thunderbird, Director of Community OutreachCharter College

Republic Services spoke with over 100 interested candidates and interviewed two viable candidates for open positions at the Honor a Hero-Hire a Vet Job Fair. Both candidates scheduled formal interviews the following day and are currently in the Republic Services pipeline for open positions!

Sandy Benghiat, HR ManagerRepublic Services

Thank you to The Valley Economic Alliance’s staff and Kenn Phillips for being so helpful. Kenn is always willing to go the extra mile to help me achieve my business goals. He has a keen sense of understanding of what I want to achieve and has provided me many contacts to help me achieve them.

Sam SamahaThe Samaha Group

As a small business and a startup company, CorpMatch benefited tremendously from the exposure at the Valley Business Expo. As a company that attends a number of trade shows, we can honestly say this was one of our most successful local shows. TVEA really outdid itself by creating a space and an environment where productive conversations and business connections could blossom.

Brandon Rapport, Former CEOCorpMatch