Become a Member
You partner with Fortune 500 companies like: AT&T, Shriner’s, Kaiser Permanente, City of Hope; institutions such as: Pasadena City College, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State LA, and Mt. San Antonio College and local governments such as: The City of Pasadena who want to enhance, maintain the vitality and strength of one of the fastest growing regions in the Southern California area.
We were started in 1991 by three city managers who believed the San Gabriel Valley area businesses, organizations, and schools needed political advocacy, business services, workforce development, and networking opportunities.
When we say Political Advocacy, we help support our members in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. In other words, we work on economic development, employee and management issues, taxation, energy policies and environment policies and other areas that our members deem necessary to tackle. We fight for our members.
Our Business Services have many facets. We have a "Business Walk" Program. Our Director of Business Development visits the various businesses in the San Gabriel Valley to find out what their needs might be and how we can help. This allows us to get to know the businesses in the community we serve. Furthermore, we have an Education Pathway program that helps the local colleges and high schools connect with businesses to provide real industry exposure.
Most of all, the Partnership provides networking opportunities for our members. We have social events such as Legislative Networking Receptions, an Economic Forecast Summit, and our annual SGV Awards Gala. Also, we have Members' Meetings and Power Lunches that are both educational and social outlets for our members.
Interested in becoming a member? Please contact Paul Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Partnership is a respected voice on business issues and has its finger on the pulse of public policy activity in a way that few businesses have the time or resources to duplicate.
Members receive regular updates on public policy decisions effecting the region's businesses. As a member, you can present legislative matters of concern to the Partnership's Legislative Action Committee for review.
Our staff also assists members in navigating the political process and identifying the correct contacts to move an issue forward with an elected official.
Additionally, Partnership members and staff take two advocacy trips per year to Washington D.C. and Sacramento, meeting with legislators and advocating on behalf of pro-business legislation.
Relationships with elected officials
In the span of a calendar year, Partnership members are given the opportunity to meet with 80% or more of the San Gabriel Valley's elected officials at Partnership events.
Members can meet with federal, state, or county officials in an intimate setting alongside 15-35 other members at the Partnership's Legislative Breakfasts held throughout the year.
The Partnership also hosts an annual Legislative Networking Reception that is well-attended by elected officials, business and community leaders.
"The San Gabriel Valley is a very special and unique part of Southern California. The Partnership is a true force in continuously enhancing quality of life for the valley's residents and in stimulating the economic growth of its businesses."
- WAYNE RATKOVICH
THE RATKOVICH COMPANY
Access to the region's leaders through personal introductions.
Members have the opportunity to connect with leaders in business, higher education, and government by requesting the Partnership staff to facilitate an introduction.
Members also have exclusive access to the contact information of other members in the Partnership members-only directory on the Partnership website.
Workforce Development Roundtables
As a new member, you may be listed in the Partnership's Weekly Update and social media platforms.
You can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other Partnership publications, such as the Annual Report. You also can grow your business by advertising on the Partnership website and sponsoring events.
"One of the best investments we've made is being members of the partnership. They're at the forefront of addressing important issues affecting our region and ensure that our voice is heard among key opinion leaders when it comes to keeping the San Gabriel Valley economically viable and strong."
-REYNA DEL HARO
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND BRAND COMMUNICATIONS
Educational and social events
Members have access to quality members-only events throughout the year including the Power Lunch 2.0 Series, which provides business intelligence on topics of interest to the business community.
Problem-solving assistance for business issues
The Partnership can help its members with a variety of business challenges including problem-solving between businesses and government agencies, obtaining qualified staff or job training, finding interns, accessing resources and incentives, site selection, permit assistance and licensing, public financing programs and more.
The Partnership commissions economic, demographic and statistical reports and business surveys specific to the San Gabriel Valley. The Partnership can help members identify data sources and understand economic data that can assist in decision making and planning.
"We became a member of the Partnership in order to build relationships with organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. We have been able to meet and connect with several organizations and help them with their issues for insurance and risk management and have been able to bring them valuable solutions and cost savings."
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
BOLTON & COMPANY
Four times a year members are invited to a general meeting to get updates on the region's economy, receive reports about the Partnership's activities and hear a speaker on a key issue impacting the region's economy.
Directory listing and profile on the partnership website
Members receive a complimentary profile on the Partnership's website, which includes contact information and a link to the organization's website. Names and contact information of specific individuals within the organization can only be accessed by other members.
Marketing of events and announcements
Members receive complimentary listings of their events in the Partnership's Weekly Updates.
Receive the Weekly Updates
Newsletters provide new member information, business data, and articles about members achievements.