RESCHEDULED! – Glendale Tech on Tap Meetup: NFT’s, Blockchain & Crytocurrency 101, Online Event Thursday JULY 8, 2021

Want to learn more about NFT’s, Blockchain, and Crypto? Thinking of entering the “crypto space”? Join our special guest speakers, Armen Chircorian and Levon Muradian of pxmlmade, to discuss the future integration of NFT’s, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrencies, into products, artworks, music, web applications, and more! In this month’s Tech on Tap event, our guest speakers will highlight the research needed before entering the “crypto space,” the current investments being made into developing second lifeworlds with NFT’s and blockchain, and how the world is utilizing cryptocurrencies as the vessel in an ever-evolving frontier – the new internet. Sign up today!

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:30pm online

Go to Meetup dot com to register for event


Glendale Tech on Tap: First Party Data – The Future of Advertising, April 28, 2021

With various global and local privacy laws (GDPR & CCPA) and standards in collecting personal data such as email, phone number, cookie or mobile ID, it is going to be more and more important for businesses who plan to advertise to do it in such a way they are more efficient.

Glendale businesses that engage in any type of digital marketing will need to understand what is happening so they can prepare themselves as they engage in any type of digital advertising in the future including working with the big platforms like Facebook and Google.This will be an online event, April 28, 2021 from 2-3pm. Click here for more information about event


LAEDC Economic Implications Briefing – Zoom – March 29, 2021

The next monthly installment of the LAEDC’s Economic Briefing will be on Monday, March 29th at 11:00 AM PDT. Bill Allen, LAEDC CEO, and the LAEDC Institute for Applied Economics (IAE) Director, Shannon Sedgwick, will be offering insights into the ongoing ramifications and slowing recovery from the COVID-19-induced recession with an update on jobs, unemployment and industry performance. 

Join us for this update to gather insight on your local economy. Space is limited, and registration is required.


Verdugo Workforce Development Board Public Meeting – Local Workforce Development Plan 2021-2024

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) has released two draft documents for public review and comment: 1) VWDB Local Workforce Development Plan 2021– 2024 (Draft); 2) Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (LABRPU):  Regional Workforce Development Plan 2021– 2024 (Draft).

The draft Local Plan establishes the types of workforce development activities that will be offered in the Verdugo Workforce Development Area (VWDA), including programs for unemployed job seekers and youth. The Plan will also include programs to assist local businesses to ensure they have the qualified workforce to meet their organizational needs. The VWDA consists of the cities of Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge which is governed by a Joint Powers Agreement that creates the Verdugo Consortium.

The draft Regional Plan articulates how the LABRPU will build intentionality around industry sector engagement, drive workforce development outcomes across multiple jurisdictions, and expand on-ramps to career pathways for individuals who experience barriers to employment..

Download the VWDB Local plan here

Download the draft LABRPU Regional Plan here

Comments, for the Regional Plan, including any disagreements with the plan, are welcome; however, must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2021. Comments should be emailed to MaryAnn Pranke at MPranke@GlendaleCA.gov.

88 Cities Summit 2021 – April 14, 2021

3rd Annual One Day Economic Development Conference for Los Angeles County Cities: April 14, 2021, 9:00am to 11:30am

MAYORS + CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, CITY MANAGERS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAMS, PLANNING TEAMS, COUNTY OFFICIALS + AGENCIES, COMMUNITY BASED ORGS, EDUCATORS

The 88 Cities Summit provides a CONVERSATION SPACE for stakeholders of the 88 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. One of the Summit goals is for participants to create actionable solutions to the economic development challenges of our cities.

Sponsored by the LAEDC: https://laedc.org

Register for summit here

Why U.S. Startup Rules Don’t Work in Africa & What We Can Learn From Them – Webinar February 25, 2021, sponsored by Glendale Tech on Tap

Glendale Tech on Tap will sponsor this Zoom event with speaker Maggie Shih, who is a technology veteran and co-founder, executive, advisor, and product leader. Maggie has over 20 years of software and mobile product development and business management experiences with companies ranging from start-ups to multi billion dollars.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00pm. The event will take place virtually via zoom. Please sign up for the event via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-us-startup-rules-dont-work-in-africa-and-what-can-we-learn-from-them-tickets-141206581687


The Future of Medical Research and Treatment: Impacts of the Pandemic

Join Via Zoom for a Virtual Conference: Thursday, March 18, 2021; 11:00am–12:15pm

From initial research, to testing potential cures and preventions, and now revolutionizing supply chains and distribution, the industry made front page news weekly while both experts and the general public followed developments like their lives depended on it – and they did.  

The past year’s innovations have accelerated the growth of an already burgeoning industry, with bioscience activity in Los Angeles County on the rise long before the pandemic. Medical research is constantly being impacted by new technology, and the typical process of FDA approval and access progress more rapidly each day. We’ll analyze how the events of the past year sped up growth of the industry and what long-term impacts the pandemic will have on medical treatment development, approval, and distribution.

During these unprecedented times, the future can be intimidating, but the bioscience industry provides a progressive pathway to developing treatments and cures across the disease spectrum. The LAEDC is focusing on timely research to provide updated regional insights to inform the bioscience stakeholders and decisionmakers about the state of the industry including challenges, opportunities, and how a year with the pandemic will affect future growth. Register for Event Here


The Art of Developing a Brilliant Brand – Feb 17 Webinar, hosted by SCORE Los Angeles

Your brand influences your potential customers the moment they see it. A brand image that displays little or inaccurate information makes the wrong first impression. The intention of creating a brilliant brand is to actively position yourself to attract the interest of your ideal customer. The magic begins when you’ve aligned your brand image to your brand essence and then consistently share it in your message and stories. Learn how to develop a strategy for your brand that is genuine to who you are and draws your audience right to you.

This webinar will cover :

  • The importance of a well-defined brand
  • The essence of your brand is the foundation for all your marketing
  • Developing a brand narrative that speaks to your customer
  • How to position your brand to a target audience

Click here for more information and to register


LAEDC Economic Forecast Forum – February 17, 2021 8:30am – 11:30am

Register Here

The LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast has been a catalyst for progress for the past two decade. As L.A.’s most iconic and highly anticipated forecast event, it offers attendees valuable insights on upcoming opportunities and challenges for the region.

 
The events of the past year have laid bare the inequities of both the national and local economies. The lived experiences of the millions of Americans who have found themselves unemployed during the pandemic are a stark contrast to the “record setting” levels of Wall Street. The 2021 Economic Forecast will focus on “A Tale of Two Recoveries.” — Go to website to register and learn about keynote speakers, break-out sessions, etc.