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1922 - Wyatt Earp's wife thanks William S. Hart for defending her husband's honor [story]

biz_scv-chamber-sealThe Boy Scouts of America need our help!  
Please lend a helping-hand.

Western-Los-Angeles-County Council’s  Eagle-Alumni Outreach

For 100+ years America’s fields of business, sports, politics, military, and science have been influenced by Eagle-Scouts; e.g. Neil Armstrong, Michael Blumberg, Bill Bradley, Justice Stephen Breyer, John Creighton, Rear Admiral Jay Cohen, President Gerald Ford, Steven Fossett, Robert Gates, J. Willard Marriott, H. Ross Perot, and Sam Walton.


The Council has started an Eagle-Scout Alumni group.  We need to find other Eagle Scouts in our area to join the Alumni ranks.  We are out-reaching to, and seeking a helping-hand from community-service organization such as your Chamber of Commerce, along with business and industry leaders in the Young Presidents Organization, and various community service organizations.


Please send me an e-mail at ( larry.lynch@korekland.com ) with contact information on Eagle Scouts you find in your group. We hope to develop new support for Scouting.


2014 Chamber Directory! 

One Week Left!

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.
Celebrate 90 Years of the Chamber! 
Salute to Fred Arnold 2013 Chairman of the Board!
Welcome to 2014 Chairman of the Board Jim Backer! 
The SRAR is hosting a 

Candidate  Interview Forum 


This invitation is to our entire membership of SRAR and the public!

The date: December 4, 2013, Wednesday, and location of our Candidate Interviews: 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, #33, Canyon Country, CA 91351 (Our Association Office)
The schedule for Candidate Reviews is as follows: (Please be early so we don’t have a delay with the slate of speakers.)

8:30 am Alan Ferdman
8:40 am Gloria Mercado-Fortine
8:50 am Duane Harte
9:00 am Dante Acosta
9:10 am Maria Gutzeit
9:20 am Laurene Weste (incumbent)
9:30 am Berta Gonzalez Barbier
9:40 am Marsha McLean (incumbent)
9:50 am John Wong for LA County Assessor will make a short presentation

 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

Upcoming Lunch & Learns                          

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  

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Go Postal Plus
18723 Via Princessa
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
5:30pm / 6:00pm Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Nothing Bundt Cakes
24278 Valencia Boulevard
Valencia, CA 91355

Community Events & This & That  

Food Drive / Mixer hosted by MRC Global Financial & Insurance Services – November 25-27, 2013.  Learn More…
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
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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