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1886 - Film director Robert N. Bradbury born in Washington state; launched John Wayne's career in Placerita Canyon [watch]

| Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013


Happy Holidays to all!  No matter what your holiday is “tis the season to enjoy good food,  family, friends and festivities!
This is the time of year in our house where we review our annual family plan to discuss as a family where we can improve and where we feel we should be next year.  We feel this is a great exercise for parents and children as it strengthens the family bond and gives everyone a voice.
This is also a great time for business owners to do the same with their teams.  It has been shown that teams who have buy in are more passionate about their jobs and feel valued.  Let me encourage you to to enter into this process with your staff, I think you will find great rewards.
Another great way to build team spirit is to participate in an activity of some type like the upcoming….Santa Colorita Run…Sponsorship’s and booths are also available! Check the website for complete details santacolorita.com
Color Run Logo
We are proud to announce we will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the run to WMS Hart School District Athletics!
Celebrate 90 Years of the Chamber! 
Deadline for Nominations is Friday!!!  
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


SCV Senior Center is seeking volunteers to help set up & serve at SCV Chamber Business After Hours

on December 11th! 
Need 4 Volunteers for 10am to 4pm shift
Need 2 people for the 3pm to 8pm shift
Need 6 People for the 4pm to 8pm *Servers: Dress Code Mandatory.

All interested parties please contact Joanna Vallalunga 661.259-9444 x119 
 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, 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  

Saturday, December 7, 2013
May Conte, D.D.S.
25385 Wayne Mills Place
Valencia, CA 91355
11:30am / 12:00pm Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Nothing Bundt Cakes
24278 Valencia Boulevard
Valencia, CA 91355

Community Events & This & That  

Westside Tan is teaming up with Grace Resource Center and the SCV Food Pantry for a “Tans for Cans” Drive!  Read More…
Operation Holiday Event dedicated to the men and women who have served this great country – December 12, 2013.  Read More…
Toys for Tots Donation Center at Sun Power by Green Convergence Solar Design Center – Read More…
Castaic Lake Water Agency Notice of Vacancy on the Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors.  Read More…
Margaret Braunling from We Gotta Travel earns top honors at NCL University.  Read 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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