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How to Create a Positive Mental Health Environment in the Workplace

How to Create a Positive Mental Health Environment in the Workplace

Previously, we examined the employer’s role in work-life balance for their employees, but we don’t want to stop there. We want to take it one step further to an individual level and look at someone who often lets their own needs fall to the wayside: the business owner themselves.

SCV’s Growth Means More (and Better) Jobs for Residents

SCV’s Growth Means More (and Better) Jobs for Residents

If you’ve driven out the 14 or 126 highways recently, you have probably noticed the amount of development and construction along those corridors. And if you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed that some people aren’t happy about that. I’d like to share why this growth is beneficial to the Santa Clarita Valley economy and the people who live here.

The Impact of Health on the Workplace

The Impact of Health on the Workplace

 

It’s not exactly a shocking revelation that leading a healthy lifestyle can improve your physical and mental well being, but did you know that it can also have a profound effect on your performance at work, as well? Recently, we’ve begun to see companies incentivize employees with wellness programs, access to onsite workout facilities or discounted health club memberships, and mindfulness/meditation training to not only improve productivity, but also increase employee satisfaction.

8 SCV Companies Make Inc. 5000 List



Inc. Magazine announced its annual list of 5000 fastest growing private companies, and included in the list are eight Santa Clarita Valley-based companies: Hennessey Consulting (290), Hardcore Fitness Boot Camp (506), Beverly Hills Teddy Bear (1016), Lief Labs (1022), Scorpion (1665), Agilisium Consulting (1873), Med Tech Solutions (2577), and KRG Tecnhologies (4252).

The Employer's Role in Work Life Balance

The Employer’s Role in Work-Life Balance

 

As we’ve discussed before, the growing millennial workforce places a premium on flexible schedules, the ability to work remotely, and communication and mentorship from management. And one of the most important factors they’ve identified is having a sense of work-life balance; that is, the ability to work while still having the freedom and time to pursue outside activities.

fDi Magazine named Santa Clarita an American City of the Future

fDi Magazine named Santa Clarita an American City of the Future

 

Like all businesses that have chosen to locate in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV), foreign companies are attracted by the region’s business-friendly approach, abundance of land, high quality of life, modern facilities and infrastructure, talented workforce and strong local economy. Additionally, SCV’s proximity to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which are ranked the #1 and #2 ports by cargo volume in North America, make it an ideal location for international businesses.

SCV Means Business: Trends in Manufacturing with ITT and King Henry's Inc.

SCV Means Business: Trends in Manufacturing with ITT and King Henry’s Inc.

 

In case you missed it, over the summer SCVEDC president and CEO Holly Schroeder was able to sit down with a few local leaders to discuss how choosing to locate in the Santa Clarita Valley set them up for success. As they both have ties to the Advanced Manufacturing industry, they shared what current trends they’re experiencing and what to expect moving forward.

S.T.R.E.A.M Expo Returns to Teach Innovation for MFG Day

S.T.R.E.A.M Expo Returns to Teach Innovation for MFG Day

October 3-4 marks the 5th annual MFG Day where industry leaders come together to educate students about careers in the advanced manufacturing industry. This is the second year SCVEDC is partnering with S.T.R.E.A.M. and other local organizations like College of the Canyons and William S. Hart School District to bring a two-day event for both parents and students to focus on the future of innovation.

The Santa Clarita Business Incubator Spotlight

The Santa Clarita Business Incubator Spotlight

One of the greatest local resources we have for startups is the Santa Clarita Business Incubator. A partnership between the City of Santa Clarita, College of the Canyons, and the Small Business Development Center, the Business Incubator has helped local entrepreneurs kickstart their businesses through networking opportunities, low cost office space, and access to partnerships with local legal and financial services, all while establishing roots in the SCV to create high-quality jobs for the community.

Millennials and Startups in SCV

Millennials and Startups in SCV

We’ve discussed before how Santa Clarita is one of the top tech areas to watch in LA and OC and a hot place for startups to call home. Considering millennials are outpacing former generations in the number of businesses being started and their current exodus to the suburbs, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen a resurgence in the interest in startups locally.

Combining Millennials and Baby Boomers in the Workforce

Combining Millennials and Baby Boomers in the Workforce

We’ve already discussed what kind of demands millennials have for the workplace and why it matters. But with the generation now making up the majority of the workforce, it’s becoming more important than ever to recognize ways to integrate their new way of thinking into the company culture to foster peaceful relationships with the established baby boomers.

Quality of Life Matters - Millennials are Moving to the Suburbs

Quality of Life Matters – Millennials are Moving to the Suburbs


As millennials grow up and begin to settle into their careers and buy homes, it’s hardly surprising that their demands from just a few years ago have changed. A generation that once flocked to apartments in the city is now looking to settle down and start a family – but where are they moving to and what are they looking for?

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Richard Photo Lab Grows Again in the Santa Clarita Valley

Richard Photo Lab Grows Again in the Santa Clarita Valley

For the past 50 years, Richard Photo Lab has been a top source for film processing and printing. In a world where much of film photography has been overtaken by digital technologies, Richard is one of the few labs that remain that cater to devotees of analog film. However, that doesn’t mean that Richard’s processes are stuck in the past. In fact, quite a lot of effort and engineering has gone into streamlining and modernizing their film development and print fulfillment.

The Santa Clarita Valley Remains an Important Hub for the Film Industry

The Santa Clarita Valley Remains an Important Hub for the Film Industry


Hollywood North has become a common moniker of the Santa Clarita Valley in reference to the large amount of filming that takes place here. And it’s true – there are many TV shows, feature films, music videos and commercials shot in our region. The last fiscal year was another incredible year for the SCV, in part thanks to the City of Santa Clarita’s film-friendly attitude and Film Incentive Program and the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program which has brought many productions “home” from locations out of state.

LiveWorkSCV.com by the Numbers

LiveWorkSCV.com by the numbers

Have you heard about LiveWorkSCV.com, the new resource from the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation? LiveWorkSCV.com is a comprehensive, highly visible job board that matches SCV career opportunities with SCV residents who want a job closer to home.

Another Fantastic Fiscal Year for Location Filming in Santa Clarita

Another Fantastic Fiscal Year for Location Filming in Santa Clarita

 

The City of Santa Clarita had another fantastic year of location filming in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year with the Film Office recording 526 film permits and 1,380 film days, which generated an estimated $33.4 million in economic impact to the local community. These statistics represent an increase in the estimated economic impact when compared to the previous fiscal year.

Spotlight: Leading Tech Companies that Call SCV Home

Spotlight: Leading Tech Companies that Call SCV Home

When you think of “booming tech hub,” you’re probably more inclined to think Silicon Valley than Santa Clarita. But the truth is that over the past few years more companies are moving out of Silicon Valley and looking for locations with a greater quality of life that corresponds to the desires of their workforce.

New Resource to Help SCV Employers Find Local Talent

New Resource to Help SCV Employers Find Local Talent


LiveWorkSCV.com

 

The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) is home to many top employers in a wide variety of industries like medical devices & biotechnology, aerospace & defense, digital media & entertainment, information technology, and advanced manufacturing. Despite the fact that SCV residents are highly skilled and often experience long commute times, local employers note that they have trouble hiring talent that lives locally, and they frequently have to cast a wide net to fill open positions. We have also found that residents of the Santa Clarita Valley lack awareness of the types of career opportunities that are offered at local companies.

Trust and Transparency: The Future of Innovation

Trust and Transparency: The Future of Innovation

In a world where technology evolves on an almost daily basis and it can be challenging to decipher between what is real and what isn’t, the growing demand for transparency is greater than ever. For companies whose main business is technology, it is becoming more evident that the only way to fuel future success is to build trust with consumers through open communication and information sharing.

California Competes Tax Credit Application Period Now Open

California Competes Tax Credit Application Period Now Open

Have you heard about the California Competes Tax Credit? It’s an income tax credit supporting growth of high quality jobs in California, available to businesses who want to come to, stay in, or grow in our state. Through a two-phase process, businesses apply and compete for this credit during three application periods each year.

 

Digital Healthcare: The Future of Treatment

Digital Healthcare: The Future of Treatment

By now it’s no surprise that the medical industry heavily relies on technology. Patient records are stored and accessed digitally, telemedicine appointments allow you to have a doctor visit from your home, and AI is helping to run diagnostic tests in clinics. But as our health becomes more data-driven, what changes can we expect to see in the way providers and hospitals handle patient treatment?

New Job Skills Training Courses Offered in SCV

New Job Skills Training Courses Offered In SCV

Santa Clarita, CA – The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is partnering with College of the Canyons and AMS Fulfillment to offer no-cost and low-cost job skills training courses in the Valencia Commerce Center. These courses are funded by a grant from Wells Fargo.

Elite Media Technologies Finds a New Home in SCV

Elite Media Technologies, a post production company founded in 2010, relocated to the Santa Clarita Valley from Burbank, CA in early 2019. They decided to make the move in part due to water damage at their existing facility, but also because they were quickly outgrowing their space.

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Podcast Update: Landscape Development, Inc and Simplify Optics

Podcast Update: Landscape Development, Inc and Simplify Optics

 

SCV Means Business is back with new episodes featuring two companies on different ends of the spectrum here in Santa Clarita. Our CEO Holly Schroeder first chats with the CEO of Landscape Development, Inc about bouncing back after the recession and lessons they’ve learned after over 25 years in business. Next, Holly speaks with the owners of Simplify Optics, about why they chose SCV as a home base when they started their lab just over four years ago.

The City of Santa Clarita Ranked One of the Most Business-Friendly in SoCal (Again)

The City of Santa Clarita is Ranked One of the Most Business-Friendly in SoCal (Again)

 

 

The Kosmont-Rose Institute’s 2018 Cost of Doing Business Survey has again ranked Santa Clarita among the best cities in Southern California.

Three Biotechnology and Medical Device Trends to Watch This Year

Three Biotechnology and Medical Device Trends to Watch This Year

Constant evolution in technology has driven change in every aspect of our lives. From the way we consume content and communicate to how we perform our daily job duties, it’s often difficult to remember what life was like before we were constantly connected. When it comes to biotech and medical devices, there is no exception; constant evolution means changing the way we provide and receive care on a regular basis.

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Santa Clarita Business Incubator Welcomes New Tenant

Santa Clarita Business Incubator Welcomes New Tenant

 

The City is excited to announce that Newhall Media Corporation is joining the award-winning Santa Clarita Business Incubator program. Newhall Media Corporation is revolutionizing the film industry by developing apps to elevate the screen pitch experience and streamline the on-set filming process.

 

Given Santa Clarita’s long history with film, and being home to several movie ranches, film studios and sound stages, Newhall Media Corporation’s work intersects two of the City’s targeted industry clusters: information technology and digital media and entertainment.

Lights, Camera, Action! 4 Reasons Why Santa Clarita Valley IS Hollywood North

Lights, Camera, Action! 4 Reasons Why Santa Clarita Valley IS Hollywood North

Quick question: Where do all your favorite movies come from?

Hollywood, obviously. Right? For decades, the town had a virtual monopoly on big-budget studio pictures to the point where the name has become synonymous with the entertainment industry.

Illumination Dynamics Relocating to SCV

Illumination Dynamics Relocating to SCV

 

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and Clarion Partners, LLC announce that Illumination Dynamics has inked a long-term, 67,639 square foot lease at Building 1 at The Center at Needham Ranch in Santa Clarita, CA. Illumination Dynamics is an industry leader in providing lighting, grip and power distribution services to the live entertainment industry and a wholly owned subsidiary of ARRI Group, a global leader within the motion picture media industry and employing approximately 1,500 staff worldwide.

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SCV Again Hosts Amgen Tour of California

SCV Again Hosts Amgen Tour of California

 

As America’s most successful cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized annual sporting events. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena. The Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) brings the drama and excitement of professional cycling to California for the 14th consecutive year in 2019 from May 12-18. In 2019, Santa Clarita will return as a host city, bringing the total of stages hosted in Santa Clarita to 14 – the most stages in race history!

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