Valley Economic Alliance TechX Expo, March 2017

Tech-X 2017
Tech-X 2017

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.

VWDB / VJC Participate in Veteran Job Fair in Burbank, March 16, 2017

photo: Veteran's Job Fair in Burbank March 16, 2017
Veteran’s Job Fair in Burbank March 16, 2017

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.


Lanair Group LLC – Presents Cybersecurity Seminar for local Verdugo Businesses and Organizations

Lanair Group LLC with headquarters in in Glendale, CA presents cybersecurity seminar to local businesses and organizations March 9, 2017
Lanair Group LLC with headquarters in in Glendale, CA presents cybersecurity seminar to local businesses and organizations March 9, 2017

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.

VWDB Board Member Ara Aslanian Speaks at Glendale Tech On Tap Event, March 2, 2017

photo VWDB Board Member Ara Asianian
VWDB Board Member Ara Aslanian, of  Glendale’s Inverselogic Inc.

VWDB Board member Ara Aslanian, of  Inverselogic Inc. (, will be featured in the City of Glendale’s Tech on Tap series this Thursday, March 2nd, from 8AM – 9:30AM at the Antaeus Theatre Company, located at 110 E. Broadway Avenue, Glendale, CA.

Mr. Aslanian will be talking about “The Growth of Ransomware and What Business Can Do to Protect Themselves.” Please join Mr. Aslanian to learn about the tools you need to protect yourself, your business and your wallet from falling victim to ransomware attacks.

Verdugo Workforce Development Board Releases Four Year Regional and Local Plans For Public Review and Comment

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB) has released two draft documents for public review and comment: 1) VWDB Local Workforce Development Plan 2017– 2020 (Draft); 2) Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit:  Regional Workforce Development Plan 2017– 2020 (Draft). The two draft plans will be available for public review and comment beginning February 1, 2017 through March 1, 2017 at  Hard copies will be available for review at the Verdugo Jobs Center located at 1255 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204; Hours:  8:00am – 5:00pm; M – F, free parking available. Additionally, a Public Meeting will be held at the Verdugo Jobs Center on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 10am – 12pm to present an overview of the plans’ purpose and requirements. Please email all comments for both draft plans to: Written comments on the Plan are welcome and must be received no later than 5:00pm on March 1, 2017.