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Monday, October 7, 2013

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the Home and Business Expo will be returning to Old Town Newhall on October 19th! And while the Chamber is pleased that the Expo will be back on Main Street, vendors and visitors alike should be prepared for an entirely new layout in 2013! 

This year, as in years past, vendors will be able to claim one hundred square feet of Main Street itself for their own, becoming an integral part of the traditional Street Fair as they design their own spaces from the ground up, bringing in whatever setups, furniture, displays, and supplies they need.

New this year, however, will be the all-new Premium Pavilion that will flank the Street Fair on the north side! Vendors in the Premium Pavilion will have the added bonus of a pre-prepared booth in which to arrange their displays, as well as proximity to the Expo’s Candyland Carnival, a sure visitor draw! On the other end of Main Street (near Market Street) will be the Expo’s exclusive Green House, a canopied pavilion just for those vendors whose products and services could be considered green, eco-friendly, organic, or otherwise environmentally minded. In addition to a pre-prepared booth, vendors who set up shop in the Green House will enjoy their location near the Expo’s Shakey Quakey School House, a ride that teaches children and adults alike about earthquake preparedness, as well as an organic farmer’s market. 

“The Chambers Community Expo is a long standing Santa Clarita tradition and with the partnership created with Old Town Newhall Association this year and new Street Fair theme we expect a huge turnout!” said Terri Crain Chamber CEO. “We have a great volunteer committee overseeing this projects success”. 

 Current community sponsors include: The City of Santa Clarita, Choppe’ Advertising Group, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, SCVTV, KHTS, Canyon Country Gazette, Canyon Country Living, The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal, US Bank, The SCVEDC, Our Valleys Magazine and It’s a geek. This year’s event promises to be fun for the entire family and it’s free! If a business would like a booth or sponsorship they can contact the SCV Chamber at 661-702-6977. Check out our website at scvexpo.org

29th Annual SCV Home & Business Expo - Street Fair!

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the Home and Business Expo will be returning to Old Town Newhall on October 19th! And while the Chamber is pleased that the Expo will be back on Main Street, vendors and visitors alike should be prepared for an entirely new layout in 2013! 

This year, as in years past, vendors will be able to claim one hundred square feet of Main Street itself for their own, becoming an integral part of the traditional Street Fair as they design their own spaces from the ground up, bringing in whatever setups, furniture, displays, and supplies they need.

New this year, however, will be the all-new Premium Pavilion that will flank the Street Fair on the north side! Vendors in the Premium Pavilion will have the added bonus of a pre-prepared booth in which to arrange their displays, as well as proximity to the Expo’s Candyland Carnival, a sure visitor draw! On the other end of Main Street (near Market Street) will be the Expo’s exclusive Green House, a canopied pavilion just for those vendors whose products and services could be considered green, eco-friendly, organic, or otherwise environmentally minded. In addition to a pre-prepared booth, vendors who set up shop in the Green House will enjoy their location near the Expo’s Shakey Quakey School House, a ride that teaches children and adults alike about earthquake preparedness, as well as an organic farmer’s market. 

“The Chambers Community Expo is a long standing Santa Clarita tradition and with the partnership created with Old Town Newhall Association this year and new Street Fair theme we expect a huge turnout!” said Terri Crain Chamber CEO. “We have a great volunteer committee overseeing this projects success”. 

 Current community sponsors include: The City of Santa Clarita, Choppe’ Advertising Group, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, SCVTV, KHTS, Canyon Country Gazette, Canyon Country Living, The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal, US Bank, The SCVEDC, Our Valleys Magazine and It’s a geek. This year’s event promises to be fun for the entire family and it’s free! If a business would like a booth or sponsorship they can contact the SCV Chamber at 661-702-6977. Check out our website at scvexpo.org

Posted at 9:50 AM |  by Golden Poppy AV
The Valley Industry Association has named Chris Chapleau, branch manager of American Business Machines, as its 2014 chairman of the board. Chapleau is preceded by Alan DiFatta of Accurate Freight Systems.

In his work with American Business Machines, Chapleau has helped scores of the Santa Clarita Valley’s businesses control their printing and duplication costs, as well as implementing document management strategies that increase efficiency.

As an enthusiastic VIA member over the last several years, he has chaired the Sales Strategy Task Force and served on other VIA committees and projects. He has also been a speaker for VIA’s Leadership Program, focusing on critical thinking and mistakes to avoid in business. American Business Machines is a frequent sponsor for local events. Chapleau lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and three children. 

 “Chris has been an absolute asset to our organization and he brings loads of energy and enthusiasm to the table,” VIA President and CEO Kathy Norris said. “I believe he is going to do an excellent job of continuing Alan DiFatta’s expert leadership while bringing his own flair to the role.” VIA’s 2014 Board of Directors will be formally installed at the Dec. 17 VIA luncheon at the Valencia Country Club. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.via.org/calendar.  

About VIA The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita represents business interests throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, providing members the opportunity to network and collaborate on a broad range of business issues. More information about VIA is available at www.via.org.

VIA Names 2014 Chairman of the Board

The Valley Industry Association has named Chris Chapleau, branch manager of American Business Machines, as its 2014 chairman of the board. Chapleau is preceded by Alan DiFatta of Accurate Freight Systems.

In his work with American Business Machines, Chapleau has helped scores of the Santa Clarita Valley’s businesses control their printing and duplication costs, as well as implementing document management strategies that increase efficiency.

As an enthusiastic VIA member over the last several years, he has chaired the Sales Strategy Task Force and served on other VIA committees and projects. He has also been a speaker for VIA’s Leadership Program, focusing on critical thinking and mistakes to avoid in business. American Business Machines is a frequent sponsor for local events. Chapleau lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and three children. 

 “Chris has been an absolute asset to our organization and he brings loads of energy and enthusiasm to the table,” VIA President and CEO Kathy Norris said. “I believe he is going to do an excellent job of continuing Alan DiFatta’s expert leadership while bringing his own flair to the role.” VIA’s 2014 Board of Directors will be formally installed at the Dec. 17 VIA luncheon at the Valencia Country Club. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.via.org/calendar.  

About VIA The Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita represents business interests throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, providing members the opportunity to network and collaborate on a broad range of business issues. More information about VIA is available at www.via.org.

Posted at 9:44 AM |  by Golden Poppy AV
A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man Sunday evening who had holed himself up with a shotgun in the garage of his home in the 26800 block of Cloverleaf Place in the Sloan Canyon area of Castaic.

The incident began about 6 p.m. It was initially thought to be a hostage situation because the man’s adult daughter was with him in the garage. Deputies arrived and took a safe position across the street. They determined that the daughter was not being held against her will. Instead, she refused deputies’ orders to leave the garage. 

At some point the shotgun was lying on the ground and the father and daughter engaged in an altercation involving knives. Moments later, shots were fired. A young blind man who was walking along the street at the time told this writer that he heard three shots – pop, pop, pop. The suspect’s wife, daughter, and the daughter’s baby were escorted to safety. The suspect was transported by stretcher to an American Medical Response ambulance. His lower chest area was bandaged. It is unknown whether the suspect fired his weapon. 

At least seven shell casings could be seen on the ground at the deputies’ position, and a sheriff’s vehicle that was used to block them had a flat tire. A different witness said the deputy who fired and struck the suspect was female, although it is unclear whether the reporting party was an eyewitness. Lt. Tom Bryski, the watch commander at the time, was on scene. He said he was not authorized to speak to reporters because the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau would be handling the incident. The Homicide Bureau handles officer-involved shootings. As of 7:30 p.m., homicide detectives had not yet arrived. No names or, for that matter, any information, has been officially released. All of the following information is preliminary. It has been compiled in part from witness statements at the scene. Article originally posted on scvnews.com

Deputy Shoots Castaic Man Armed with Shotgun

A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man Sunday evening who had holed himself up with a shotgun in the garage of his home in the 26800 block of Cloverleaf Place in the Sloan Canyon area of Castaic.

The incident began about 6 p.m. It was initially thought to be a hostage situation because the man’s adult daughter was with him in the garage. Deputies arrived and took a safe position across the street. They determined that the daughter was not being held against her will. Instead, she refused deputies’ orders to leave the garage. 

At some point the shotgun was lying on the ground and the father and daughter engaged in an altercation involving knives. Moments later, shots were fired. A young blind man who was walking along the street at the time told this writer that he heard three shots – pop, pop, pop. The suspect’s wife, daughter, and the daughter’s baby were escorted to safety. The suspect was transported by stretcher to an American Medical Response ambulance. His lower chest area was bandaged. It is unknown whether the suspect fired his weapon. 

At least seven shell casings could be seen on the ground at the deputies’ position, and a sheriff’s vehicle that was used to block them had a flat tire. A different witness said the deputy who fired and struck the suspect was female, although it is unclear whether the reporting party was an eyewitness. Lt. Tom Bryski, the watch commander at the time, was on scene. He said he was not authorized to speak to reporters because the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau would be handling the incident. The Homicide Bureau handles officer-involved shootings. As of 7:30 p.m., homicide detectives had not yet arrived. No names or, for that matter, any information, has been officially released. All of the following information is preliminary. It has been compiled in part from witness statements at the scene. Article originally posted on scvnews.com

Posted at 9:43 AM |  by Golden Poppy AV
Sip, Stroll, and Savor the Sounds during Soroptimist International of Greater SCV's The Wine Affair! Combinations of classic wines, delicious food, and live music presented at ten Westfield Valencia Town Center establishments. Proceeds from ticket purchases will support local women's health needs. Date: 10/20/2013 Time: 2:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355 Phone: (661) 645-1835 Directions: Westfield Valencia Town Center

The Wine Affair to benefit Soroptimist SCV comes Oct. 20th

Sip, Stroll, and Savor the Sounds during Soroptimist International of Greater SCV's The Wine Affair! Combinations of classic wines, delicious food, and live music presented at ten Westfield Valencia Town Center establishments. Proceeds from ticket purchases will support local women's health needs. Date: 10/20/2013 Time: 2:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355 Phone: (661) 645-1835 Directions: Westfield Valencia Town Center

Posted at 9:38 AM |  by Golden Poppy AV
Sunkist has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Santa Clarita Valley, after acquiring a Valencia building in August.

“It’s been a multiyear process with a lot of different parties involved and it’s a relocation of a major headquarters to the SCV,” said Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., which worked with the corporation on the move. “It’s great to have high quality jobs right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.” The office represents approximately 200 jobs, and it will use 50,000 square feet of office space in its new Valencia home. 

There hasn’t been a moving date set, yet, according to Joan Wickham, manager of advertising and public relations for Sunkist. “Sunkist Growers, the 120-year old citrus grower-owned marketing cooperative, acquired a building in Valencia on Aug. 23 to serve as the company’s future headquarters along with Sunkist’s sister cooperative, Fruit Growers Supply Company,” Wickham said. The new office location for the fruit supplier is located at 27770 N. Entertainment Drive in Valencia. The location is nearer to “Sunkist’s multiple growing areas and will allow the company to keep its current employee group intact,” Wickham said. “Well obviously, they’re getting a modern building and there’s many quality-of-life factors (in the Santa Clarita Valley),” Schroeder said of the move. “There are great schools, amenities and a strong workforce that they can use for future employment.” 

Sunkist Growers Inc. is a citrus growers’ nonstock membership cooperative composed of 6,000 members from California and Arizona. It was headquartered in the Sherman Oaks district of Los Angeles. Article originally posted on www.hometownstation.com

Sunkist Growers Moving to SCV

Sunkist has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Santa Clarita Valley, after acquiring a Valencia building in August.

“It’s been a multiyear process with a lot of different parties involved and it’s a relocation of a major headquarters to the SCV,” said Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., which worked with the corporation on the move. “It’s great to have high quality jobs right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.” The office represents approximately 200 jobs, and it will use 50,000 square feet of office space in its new Valencia home. 

There hasn’t been a moving date set, yet, according to Joan Wickham, manager of advertising and public relations for Sunkist. “Sunkist Growers, the 120-year old citrus grower-owned marketing cooperative, acquired a building in Valencia on Aug. 23 to serve as the company’s future headquarters along with Sunkist’s sister cooperative, Fruit Growers Supply Company,” Wickham said. The new office location for the fruit supplier is located at 27770 N. Entertainment Drive in Valencia. The location is nearer to “Sunkist’s multiple growing areas and will allow the company to keep its current employee group intact,” Wickham said. “Well obviously, they’re getting a modern building and there’s many quality-of-life factors (in the Santa Clarita Valley),” Schroeder said of the move. “There are great schools, amenities and a strong workforce that they can use for future employment.” 

Sunkist Growers Inc. is a citrus growers’ nonstock membership cooperative composed of 6,000 members from California and Arizona. It was headquartered in the Sherman Oaks district of Los Angeles. Article originally posted on www.hometownstation.com

Posted at 9:37 AM |  by Golden Poppy AV

Mark your calendar for Child & Family Center's 10th annual Kid Expo, on Sunday October 13, 2013 from 11am to 4pm at Golden Valley High School. Join thousands of children and families to see What's Cool for Kids in Santa Clarita. 

Over 100 exhibits of local businesses offering products or services for children will be on display. Admission for Kids is FREE, and adults are just $3. Proceeds will benefit the Child & Family Center, which provides mental health services for children suffering from emotional or behavioral problems. 

Kid Expo features exhibitors from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley showcasing products and services for children. From sports to karate, dance to art, gymnastics to books and tutors, kids and parents discovered the many local events and businesses available for children throughout the SCV. Fun games, arts and crafts, reading and storytelling, art, music, sports, and entertainment and special appearances by cartoon characters make the day fun for the entire family! 

Presented by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Kid Expo Coming Sun. Oct. 13th


Mark your calendar for Child & Family Center's 10th annual Kid Expo, on Sunday October 13, 2013 from 11am to 4pm at Golden Valley High School. Join thousands of children and families to see What's Cool for Kids in Santa Clarita. 

Over 100 exhibits of local businesses offering products or services for children will be on display. Admission for Kids is FREE, and adults are just $3. Proceeds will benefit the Child & Family Center, which provides mental health services for children suffering from emotional or behavioral problems. 

Kid Expo features exhibitors from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley showcasing products and services for children. From sports to karate, dance to art, gymnastics to books and tutors, kids and parents discovered the many local events and businesses available for children throughout the SCV. Fun games, arts and crafts, reading and storytelling, art, music, sports, and entertainment and special appearances by cartoon characters make the day fun for the entire family! 

Presented by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Posted at 9:15 AM |  by Golden Poppy AV
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