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biz_scv-chamber-sealGrand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony –

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time:  4:00pm / 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

24230 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, 91355

 

Ambassador Committee Meeting  

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time:  8:00am

Location:  Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

27451 Tourney Road Suite #160, Santa Clarita, 91355

 

Lunch & Learn – How to Navigate Your Business through Obama Care (ACA), Private vs. Public Exchanges by Lucchese Insurance Agency, Inc.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Time:  11:45am

Location:  Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

27451 Tourney Road, Suite 160, Santa Clarita, 91355

To RSVP contact Cheryl Ramirez at CRamirez@scvchamber.com or 661-702-6977

 

Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – One Stop Flooring LLC

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time:  12:00pm / 12:30pm Ribbon Cutting 

Location:  One Stop Flooring LLC

26491 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, 91350

 

For More Information on These

Or any other Chamber Events, please feel free to

contact the Chamber at 661.702.6977 or scvchamber.com.

 

As a way to introduce yourself and your company, free Lunch & Learns are available for members to present an educational seminar to the membership and the public. For more information and to reserve a date, please contact Cheryl Ramirez at 661-702-6977 or CRamirez@scvchamber.com.

 

Raffle prizes! Another great way to market your business is to donate a raffle prize for our Breakfast or Mixer. If you would like to donate something please contact Cheryl Ramirez at 661-702-6977 or CRamirez@scvchamber.com.

 

 


 

 
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THANK YOU ~ To everyone who helped make our First Santa Colorita Color Run a huge success!
From the Committee ~ Chaired by the fabulous Ms. Diane Blair and Most Awesome Myles McNamara to ALL our wonderful sponsors and vendors to our special guest MC Curt Sandoval and a host of others who are too many to mention!  A special note of super thanks to Gio Guzman with Runners lane AND the Track Coach for Hart High School for all his help with the course layout and bringing his team to make sure all our runners made it through the course safely!  
Thanks to Gary Choppe’ and Bob Messina for risking the life of their cameras to get us all the super cool pictures.  Thanks to Sean McCulley for working with Curt Sandoval on site!
Please forgive me if I have not named you personally, there were so many wonderful volunteers and vendors that I cant remember everyone.
Please take a moment to visit the sponsor page of the website and visit these great Santa Clarita businesses.
We had more than 3,000 in attendance with 2,000 runners, look for more pictures on FaceBook  and in our next issue of Focus!
Save the date, February 14, 2015 ~ Santa Colorita Run 2!

 

 

May 29, 2014
Tickets on Sale Now!  
Get Your Golf On!
April 21, 2014

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 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                          

Friday, February 28, 2014
Host:  Lucchese Insurance Agency, Inc.
“How to Navigate Your Business through Obama Care (ACA), Private vs. Public Exchanges”
Friday, March 7, 2014
Host:  Dale Taylor Tutoring
“Common Core Standards”
Friday, March 14, 2014
Host:  Foundation for Wellness Professionals
Friday, March 21, 2014
Host:  Document Systems
Friday, March 28, 2014
Host:  Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc. 
“Commerical Recycling:  What Goes Where & Why?”
Friday, April 11, 2014
Host:  Edward Jones:  Janelle Percy
“Bring Balance to Your Budget”
Friday, April 18, 2014
Host:  Santa Clarita Web & IT
“Passwords Made Easy & Secure”
 
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, February 26, 2014
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
24230 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, 91355
4:00pm / 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, March 1, 2014
One Stop Flooring LLC
26491 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, 91350
12:00pm / 12:30pm Ribbon Cutting
Monday, March 3, 2014
Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union
19195 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita, 91387
9:00am / 9:30am Ribbon Cutting

Community Events & This & That  

                   
2nd SCV Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off – Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – View Flyer  
 
Tax Help Day at the SCV Chamber – Get Your Tax Questions Answered by the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) – Friday, March 7, 2014. 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…
    
College of the Canyons in partnership with The Signal & KHTS AM 1220 present the Spring 2014 Job & Career Fair – 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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  1. why does this restaurant get a ribbon cutting? no one else does!! what makes them so special, is if we need more Mexican food establishments!!

  2. why does this restaurant get a ribbon cutting? no one else does!! what makes them so special, is if we need more Mexican food establishments!!

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