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  • Sat, March 26, 2016 12:27 PM | Deleted user

    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei visited Anxin Inc in San Marino, a company that assists EB-5 Visa immigrants with overseas family settlement and new business development. Due to this connection, the Partnership will periodically present to Anxin's clients information about why businesses choose to invest in the San Gabriel Valley.

  • Sat, March 26, 2016 12:25 PM | Deleted user

    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei coordinated a Business Walk in Temple City with Mayor Tom Chavez, City Manager Bryan Cook and City Manager's office staff Brian Haworth and Michael Forbes. They visited several manufacturers, real estate investment companies and retailers.

  • Wed, March 16, 2016 12:24 PM | Deleted user

    The Partnership helped facilitate a tour for PCC welding students with the Southwest Carpenters Training Fund. The Carpenters have multiple training programs for welding students to help them transition to great jobs in the trades. Apprenticeship programs allow students to earn while they learn, working as apprentice for contractors while going to school.

  • Sun, March 06, 2016 12:26 PM | Deleted user

    Dr. Yanez met with Wendy Johnstone, retired PCC instructor and lab director for the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative (PBC). The PBC has a powerful board and a plays a critical role in helping to create a biomed corridor through the County of Los Angeles. Their building on Foothill in Pasadena is not fancy because it is furnished by donated furniture and lab equipment. Johnstone says that they are not about being fancy, they are about providing a space for innovation. They rent spaces for doctors and companies to work on finding cures and breakthroughs.

    A 2014 Battelle bioscience study, commissioned by the Los Angeles county, found that the bioscience industry faces significant hurdles in Los Angeles. In particular much of the research pioneered locally moves out of the county due to a lack of funding, facilities and support for new startups and early stage companies. Los Angeles falls behind the San Francisco Bay area and San Diego in venture capital, initial public offerings and fast growing biotechnology companies. As a result of this study, the LA County Board of Supervisors have made bioscience a priority this year.


  • Fri, February 26, 2016 12:30 PM | Deleted user

    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei visited two minority and women owned businesses to introduce the California New Partial Sales Tax exemption for manufacturing, R&D, and on-the-job training programs.

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  • Fri, February 26, 2016 12:29 PM | Deleted user
    Friday, February 5, Asm. Chau joined 24 Partnership members for breakfast at Picasso's in Irwindale and discussed several key issues facing the state, including the lack of affordable housing, slight increases in the Governor's budget for education funding, potential tax increases on gas and diesel fuels, and an increase in registration fees to fund transportation maintenance and repairs.
    According to Chau, right now, there doesn't seem to be much momentum behind raising taxes for transportation but something could be put together soon. Asm. Chau also discussed his bill on drones and expressed his interest in formulating legislation to address emerging technologies.

     


  • Tue, January 26, 2016 12:34 PM | Deleted user

    Business Assistance Manager Annie joined the America Red Cross Philanthropy Committee, Los Angeles Region, in an effort to increase community connection and public outreach to the Asian Community. Pictured: Annie with Elizabeth Fieux, Director of Development, American Red Cross, San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter.

  • Tue, January 26, 2016 12:33 PM | Deleted user

    Business Assistance Manager Annie visited the Lincoln Training Center, a Partnership member organization that helps hundreds of adults and veterans with disabilities throughout California find meaningful work. The Partnership will help the Lincoln Training Center reach out to the Asian Community in SGV. Pictured: President Caron Nunez, Annie Wei and workers at Lincoln Training Center

  • Tue, January 26, 2016 12:32 PM | Deleted user
    Lupe Valdez, Director Public Affairs for Union Pacific, provided an informative presentation to Partnership members on the history of goods movement by rail and the opportunities and challenges facing the industry today.
    The luncheon was hosted by Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare. A tour of the Casa Colina facilities was offered after the event.


  • Sat, December 26, 2015 12:37 PM | Deleted user

    Partnership Director of Education Pathways Dr. Michelle Yanez spoke as a panelist at the Workforce Development Conference hosted by the Rio Hondo Region Adult Education Consortium on Nov. 13 at Rio Hondo College. Panelists discussed the relationship between adult education, apprenticeships and internships, organized labor and regional employers.  The discussion was moderated by SGVEP member Richard Verches, Executive Director of the LA County Workforce Investment Board.

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