The Valley Economic Alliance hosted a technology event, Tech-X, and expo, showcasing many innovative local businesses. The morning event featured a presentation on Cybersecurity preparedness for businesses by Kroll. Also presenting were a local company, AllTemp, that produces refrigerant that is cost-effective and better for the environment, and a digital-age marketing firm, FanConnect, that is helping businesses thrive in the mobile and social media connected world of today. The biggest crowd-pleasing presentation, though, came from a group of local high school girls, San Fernando High, who have invented a solar powered tent-home for the homeless.
The VWDB’s Verdugo Job Center partnered with the City of Burbank and brought our veterans, the public, and local industries together for a job fair on March 16. The feedback was very positive from all corners, and follow-up will be ongoing. We will use this job fair as another springboard to expand our networking strategies with our entire region.
Glendale headquartered Lanair Group LLC presented a cybersecurity educational seminar, The Art of the Hack, to local businesses and organizations as a part of their technology Educational Series on March 9, 2017. Rob Krug, a security expert from SonicWall, was the special guest keynote speaker.