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The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched its new Small Business Council which will bring together small business members to discuss issues and policies and support specific small business initiatives within the Chamber.

“Small businesses are at the core of our Chamber’s membership and are the backbone of our economy,” said SCV Chamber Board Chair Nancy Starczyk. “We have worked with our members to develop this new Small Business Council as a way to focus our efforts and directly addressing the needs of local, small businesses.”

The Chamber offers a variety of educational and networking programming to help small businesses thrive. The Small Business Council will focus on three main objectives: advise the SCV Chamber on small business-related issues; support programming and networking opportunities for small business; and help promote the nationwide “Small Business Saturday” program which highlights small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

“The Small Business Council will work to promote the growth, success, and recognition of business through educational programs, open exchanges of information, and special events focusing on the needs of small businesses in our community,” said Ivan Volschenk, managing partner of Evolve Business Strategies, the firm managing the SCV Chamber.

In addition, the Chamber helps to promote the nationwide “Small Business Saturday” program, which highlights small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Whether you’re a business owner, community organizer, or customer, there are plenty of ways to support local small business on the day after Black Friday and the SCV Chamber will work towards that promotion.

The first meeting of the Small Business Council will be scheduled for September 2019. The Council will meet bi-monthly. SCV Chamber members who identify as a small business and are interested in joining the Council should contact the Chamber at hello@scvchamber.com or 661-702-6977.

In addition to the Small Business Council, the SCV Chamber has three other councils which include the Government Affairs Council, Latino Business Alliance and the NextSCV young professionals council.

For more information on these councils and other opportunities to engage with the Chamber, visit www.scvchamber.com.

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is the largest business membership organization in the Santa Clarita Valley representing more than 65,000 member employees. The Chamber serves as “The Voice of Business” working as the SCV’s leading business advocacy organization in the third-largest city in the county of Los Angeles. Founded in 1923, the Chamber works to advocate for, educate and connect the business community.

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