Full bios of our speakers are available here.
7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration and breakfast
8:00 am: Welcome – Bill Manis, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
8:05 – 8:15 am: Introduction: Frank Mottek, KNX 1070 Newsradio
8:15 – 9:00 am: Global & National Economic Outlook - Harlan H. Thompson, Bank of America
9:00 – 10:00 am: CA, Regional and SGV Economic Outlook - Eric Hayes, LAEDC
10:00 – 10:10 am: Networking break & exhibits
10:10 – 11:00 am: Keynote: Artificial Intelligence in Business - Dr. Jeff Loucks, Deloitte
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Fireside Chat on the Future of Work in California - Julie A. Su, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Dr. Soraya Coley, Cal Poly Pomona, and Dr. Jeff Loucks, Deloitte. Moderated by Dr. Erik Rolland, Cal Poly Pomona.
Examples of cutting-edge technology and innovation from around the San Gabriel Valley will be available during the event.
Join us for a Legislative Breakfast with California State Assemblymember Chris Holden (41st District).
This is a members-only event; however members may bring invited guests if they register in advance.
Assemblymember Chris Holden brings to the legislature a lifetime of experience in public service and business garnered during his many years on the Pasadena City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. He was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2012, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2014, 2016, and 2018 from a district that stretches from Pasadena in the West to Upland in the East and includes the communities of Altadena, Claremont, La Verne, Monrovia, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena.
While in office Holden has authored legislation to save developmental disability services, protect public health, and preserve civil rights. He supports legislation that grows our economy, protects our environments, strengthens our infrastructure and supports working families.
On developmental disabilities, Holden successfully lead efforts to keep developmentally disability service providers open and funded at appropriate levels. He fought to increase reimbursement rates for developmental disability service providers in cities that had minimum wage laws that outpaced the State’s. Now with a $25 million dollar increase in the budget, that would be matched with federal funds, there is $50 million dollars for bridge funding to retain vital services for individuals and families living with disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities.
On children’s health, Holden passed legislation that expands lead testing in drinking water within California’s childcare centers. The legislation also requires child care providers to receive instruction on the risks of and how to prevent lead exposure, and requires them to give parents written information about childhood blood lead testing requirements.
On civil rights, Holden passed a bill that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to include information in the California Driver’s Handbook regarding a person’s civil rights during a traffic stop.
After the wildfires in 2017, Holden served as co-chair of the Wildfire Preparedness and Response Legislative Conference Committee with his colleague, Senator Bill Dodd. The Committee passed legislation to provide comprehensive safety solutions to make the electricity system safer and protect ratepayers. The legislation also protects wildfire victims’ rights in civil actions and bans the use of ratepayer funds for executive compensation or perks. As Chair of Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy, Holden will continue to seek solutions to California’s wildfire crisis.
Locally, Holden established himself as a leader in strengthening the economic vitality of the San Gabriel Valley by organizing a transportation roundtable with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayors of 11 other cities to discuss the transportation priorities for the area, including the future of the Metro Gold Line extension. For the past four years, as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, Holden held hearings to discuss timely transportation issues for the region and the State. The hearings, attended by hundreds, included local and state government officials and transportation experts that discussed issues regarding funding solutions, active transportation and managing regional growth.
Holden currently chairs the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy. Additional committee assignments include Business & Professions, Communications and Conveyance, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, and Judiciary. He is Chair of the Select Committee on Regional Transportation and Interconnectivity Solutions and sits on the Advisory Committee of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He also serves on the Select Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education and is an Alliance member of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys & Men of Color. From 2016 to 2018, he was Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Holden served 24 years as a Pasadena City Councilmember and Mayor. He was the youngest City Councilmember at age 28 and only the second African American to serve as Mayor. Throughout his years of public service, Holden has been a champion in creating jobs, preserving vital services, strengthening the economic vitality of the San Gabriel Valley and expanding the light rail. While on the City Council, Holden served as a Commissioner and President of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and on the Pasadena Light Rail Alignment Task Force.
Holden owns CHMB Consulting, a real estate firm and is a former owner of a Subway franchise. He is a lifelong resident of the district and graduate of San Diego State University. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Melanie, and children Nicholas, Alexander, Austin, Mariah and Noah. Holden is the son of former State Senator and LA City Councilman Nate Holden.
Join us for a Legislative Breakfast with California State Senator Bob Archuleta (32nd District).
Senator Bob J. Archuleta, a former Presidential Appointee and Pico Rivera city mayor, has dedicated his life to serving his community and his country proudly.
He was elected in November 2018 to the California State Senate to represent the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles County and Orange County.
Senator Archuleta is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He is the first Latino Army Veteran named to the position. He also serves on the following committees: Business, Professions and Economic Development, Governmental Organizations, and Insurance.
In August 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Senator Archuleta, who served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division, to the Governor’s Military Council.
Senator Archuleta served as a Presidential Appointee under the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama as a member on the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy at West Point. The senator was the first Mexican-American to be appointed by any president to the board, and was immediately elected as co-chair.
He also served on the Los Angeles County Military Veteran Affairs Commission, the United States Army Advisory Board for Military Recruitment, and the Los Angeles County Library Commission. He also served with the Montebello Police Department after attending Rio Hondo Police Academy.
Senator Archuleta has received Congressional Recognition Awards and Proclamations for Service. He has also been recognized by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Hispanic American Airborne Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Senator Archuleta has received the Leadership Award from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and was named 2019 legislator of the Year by the American G.I. Forum of California.
He is married to his wife Rose and has five children, with two sons who have graduated from West Point and are currently serving in the military.
Our first PowerLunch of 2020 will cover a range of practical questions about changes to tax laws on the local and federal levels.
Speakers: Dale Robert Pelch and Karl Swaidan, Hahn & Hahn LLP
Location provided by Shriners for Children Medical Center:
909 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Free for members, $20 for guests
The PowerLunch 2.0 series is proudly sponsored by Bank of America.
4 – 5 p.m.: Poolside Reception
5 p.m.: Speaking Program (Conference Room)
6 p.m.: Conclusion
The annual Legislative Networking Reception is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with our LA County Supervisors, Congressional representatives, state lawmakers and many, many local elected officials.
RSVPs are required for all attendees. Space is limited, so register now!
Join us for a Legislative Breakfast with California State Senator Connie Leyva (20th District).
Reelected to represent the 20th State Senate District in 2018, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her second term in the California State Senate. The district includes the cities and communities of Bloomington, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Muscoy, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto and San Bernardino.
As our State Senator, Senator Leyva is committed to improving California’s schools, environment and communities, as well as creating quality jobs throughout the 20th State Senate District and California. She firmly believes that California families benefit most when we invest in and help strengthen small businesses and other job drivers that create good paying jobs in our local communities.
Senator Leyva serves as Chair of the Senate Education Committee, California Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Senate Democratic Caucus, as well as on the Budget and Fiscal Review, Business, Professions and Economic Development, Elections and Constitutional Amendments and Health committees and the Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education. She also currently serves on the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the Senate Select Committees on California-Mexico Cooperation, Manufactured Home Communities, Ports & Goods Movement and Women and Inequality: Strategies to Promote Opportunity.
A lifelong activist standing up for working people and families, Senator Leyva started working at her local Alpha Beta market as a senior in high school. She served as both Union Representative and President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428, helping grocery workers gain a stronger voice for fair wages and benefits. Following in that tradition of community service and action to improve the lives of others, she was elected in 2004 as the first woman President of the California Labor Federation, representing more than 2.1 million workers throughout the state.
Raised in Chino, Senator Leyva has lived in the Inland Empire since she was a small child. She attended local schools and graduated from the University of Redlands with a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders.
Senator Leyva and her husband Al, live in Chino and are the proud parents of adult twin daughters, Allie and Jessie.
Join the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership as we market the SGV at one of the biggest trade shows on the West Coast: ICSC RECon.
RECon offers cities and businesses a major event at which to make deals, network, and plan future moves. The largest show floor in the industry is the prime place for decision makers to connect. And the Partnership’s presence offers SGV cities a place within RECon to make those connections.
Supporters of the Partnership's marketing of the San Gabriel Valley will have access to meeting space at our booth throughout the conference. The first 14 cities to sign up will also receive one pass for all sessions at RECon 2020 as well as access to the show floor.
We are also pleased to announce that, once again, cities supporting the Partnership's booth and their guests are invited to attend:
Conference, Meeting Space, Display Space, and Exclusive Events: $750
4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite B130, Irwindale, CA 91706
Phone: (626) 856-3400 Fax: (626) 856-5115
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.