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December 10
1941 - Three days after Pearl Harbor attack, 165th and 185th Infantry Regiments assigned to Saugus; Edison power substation guarded 24/7 [timeline]


biz_scv-chamber-sealThank you to all those who sponsored, participated and volunteered at our 29th Annual Home & Business EXPO!  The Chamber greatly appreciates your support!
There was a vendor/sponsor survey sent out and if you have not had an opportunity to respond please take about 5 minutes to do so. Here is the survey link…we are actively taking notes and are reviewing better locations for our 30th Anniversary in 2014!
 
November 15 ~ Flu Shots Available at COC
 

Celebrate 90 Years of the Chamber! 
Salute to Fred Arnold 2013 Chairman of the Board!
Welcome to 2014 Chairman of the Board Jim Backer! 
 
Grand Opening Gyu-Kaku!
2014 Chamber Directory! 

 Deadline Approaching!

We are in the process of selling and creating our 2014 Chamber Print & Online Directory.  This is the time when we would like to encourage you to review your member record for accuracy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting someone here at the Chamber.  We are eager, able and happy to assist you in any way possible.
JACKS ANGELS FUNDRAISER 
FREE BOOTH AT MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
November 1, 2013 
2014 Labor Law Posters Are Available Now! 

In your business planning for 2014, don’t forget to order your California & Federal Employment Poster

with required notices.  Whether you’re a small business or large corporation, you are required by law to post a current employment poster. Even if you have only one employee, failure to comply can result in fines and penalties of up to $17,000.
The 2014 employment poster has changes so it will be mandatory for EVERY employer to have one posted in all required areas.  Order yours today!
Go out and be good humans!  

 

Terri K. Crain
President/CEO

Upcoming Lunch & Learns                          

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Host:  The Resource Group
“The PPACA (Obamacare) and How it Affects You”
 
Friday, November 1, 2013
Host:  Foundation for Wellness Professionals
“Low Back Pain?  Still Unresolved?  Are You Treating the Cause or the Symptoms?”
Friday, November 15, 2013
Host:  McDowell Odom, LLP
“To Zoom or Not to Zoom – The Perils & Pitfalls of Using Online Legal Forms”
Friday, December 13, 2013
Host:  CASA
“Learn How You can Volunteer to Advocate
for an Abused Child”
 
Location:  Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce
27451 Tourney Road, Suite 160, Santa Clarita, 91355
Time:  11:45am
Lunch & Learns are FREE and lunch will  be provided
If you would like to attend one of the above or host your own event:  Please contact Cheryl Ramirez at
CRamirez@scvchamber.com or 661.702.6977.

Advertise Current Job Opportunities FREE

 

The Chamber makes available to its members the opportunity to advertise job opportunities for FREE through two great local resources:

 

Santa Clarita WorkSource Center:

Providing employers with no-cost recruitment assistance from advertising jobs, pre-screening candidates, to facilities to conduct interviews the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is your one-stop recruitment center in Santa Clarita.  To Learn More visit  www.WorkSantaClarita.com

 

 

Career Services at College Of the Canyons:

We currently have almost 7,000 active job seekers in our Online Job Database. We need more jobs in our database to help out the students and the community. If your company has any job openings -Now would be a great time to advertise your job opportunities for free.

Learn More…

 

 

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies  

      
  
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Harbor Freight Tools
23314 Valencia Boulevard,
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
11:00am
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Go Postal Plus
18723 Via Princessa
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
5:30pm / 6:00pm Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, November 21, 2013
SCV Tutors LLC
26883 Ruether Avenue
Santa Clarita, 91351

Community Events & This & That  

                   
Storm Track Club’s Students Off and Running program (SOAR) WILL PRESENT ITS 4th annual Mardi Gras Madness 5K Race and Vendor Village at Bridgeport Marketplace – February 22, 2014 – Learn More…
  
Save $50 on Any Furniture Purchase of $200 or more with your Chamber Office Depot Program.  Learn More…
  
Hope for the Homeless – Join the Friends of Bridge to Home.  Your monthly pledge will help provide year round assistance to homeless individuals and families.  Learn More…
 
Office Depot for Chamber Members:
Not a member of the Chamber Office Depot Program? Click here to start saving up to 60% off a core list of 175 most commonly purchased items.
I-5 Corridor improvements: 
Hotline: 855-454-6335
Brochure:Link 
Like to help people? Want to make a difference?
If you would like to help out your community, Northeast Valley Health Corporation is the place for you!
 

Invitations to Bid 

 The Chamber makes available to its members the opportunity to find information about procurement contracts for bid by public agencies.

City of Santa Clarita
Detailed information on each of the bids can be obtained by downloading the information from the City’s Purchasing website at  www.planetbids.com/santaclarita/bidsonline.cfm.
You may also contact the City of Santa Clarita Purchasing Department at (661) 286-4184 for additional questions.  Current Bidding Opportunities
County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County is pleased to supply Chamber members with a listing of open bids. Open Bids can be searched by Commodity Description, County Department, Bid title and number.
Open Bids will remain on the web site until the closing date for the bid expires. Closed bids and awards can be viewed from the Search Bids/Awards section of this web site.
Castaic Lake Water Agency
Information on open bids, including Request for Quotations (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitation for Bids (IFBs), is available on the CLWA website. Open bids will remain on the website until the closing date. For more information and to view open bids, click on the link: For more information and to view on public works projects, click on the link:http://clwa.org/category/public-works.
College of the Canyons
College of the Canyons welcomes qualified bids in response to Request for Quotations (RFQ),
Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitation for Bids (IFBs). To learn more about construction-related bids and the bidding process, click on this link

For non-construction related opportunities, click on this link:

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