Government Affairs Council
The Government Affairs Council convenes monthly to discuss, review and take action on policy decisions at the local, county, state and federal levels. The SCV Chamber works on behalf of its members to maintain a healthy and vibrant business climate in what has been ranked one of the most business friendly cities in California. The Chamber takes an active role in shaping legislative policies in support of business. The Chamber represents its members before local, regional, state and federal governmental entities and provides a forum for its members to develop policy positions that impact the Santa Clarita Valley business community.
Co-Chairs: Hunt Braly, Poole, Shaffery & Koegle and G. Jesse Smith, California Institute of the Arts
Small Business Council
Small businesses are at the core of our Chamber’s membership and are the backbone of our economy. The Chamber offers a variety of educational and networking programming to help your small business thrive. The Small Business Council focuses on three main objectives: Advises the SCV Chamber on small business related issues and programming and networking opportunities; Supports the Chamber’s “Retail Walks” with elected officials; and helps promote the nationwide “Small Business Saturday” program which highlights small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Small Business Council also promotes increased membership and participation in the Chamber.
Chair: Brian Schlick, SchlickArt
The Santa Clarita Valley has a strong philanthropic community with more than 100 locally-based non-profit organizations that help our community thrive. Our non-profits are a key reason why Santa Clarita is a great community and always looking towards a better future. The SCV Chamber’s Non-Profit Council provides business resources for our local non-profit leaders to help them connect, grow and learn about valuable information so they can successfully meet their organization’s mission and goals. We accomplish this through quarterly meetings where we connect our local business community with our non-profit organizations’ leaders to receive information designed for professional growth and to learn about the latest non-profit trends and regulatory issues facing the non-profit sector.
Latino Business Alliance
The Latino Business Alliance (LBA) works to promote Latino-owned businesses as well as enhance a company's efforts with Latino customers and businesses. The SCV Chamber strongly believes a growing Latino population is a vital part of our diverse and expanding business community. We understand the importance in providing assistance and support for Latino-owned businesses and working with our members on how to best market to the Latino community. A diverse economy is a strong economy!
Chair: Henry Rodriguez, State Farm Insurance
NextSCV - Young Professionals Council
The SCV Chamber's young professionals business council, NextSCV, aims to develop the next generation of leaders in the Santa Clarita Valley through personal and professional development, civic engagement and network building opportunities. This Council's primary focus is to work with the next generation of leaders by providing network-building opportunities for their development, civic engagement and philanthropic involvement. NextSCV also serves as a gateway for young professionals to join the Chamber.
Chair: Chris Schrage, LBW Insurance
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