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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN
As surely as it leveled buildings and scattered plans, the Northridge earthquake has provided the San Fernando Valley a chance to reconsider its future. That opportunity won't be lost on business leaders who have rescheduled a meeting on the region's economic future for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. The event originally was scheduled for Jan. 25.
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NEWS
January 21, 1994 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI and JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Although thousands of Angelenos remained at least temporarily out of work Thursday, some labor experts predicted that Monday's devastating earthquake would ultimately cost fewer jobs than the 30,000 lost after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Still, state officials said they are preparing for a surge in unemployment insurance claims from workers displaced by the magnitude 6.6 temblor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The North East Valley Business Assistance Center will hold an open house today to introduce area merchants to its new, larger facilities. Opened in 1993 and expanded after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the center provides free technical and financial assistance to merchants who need help arranging loans or developing business strategies. The business center is one of several operated by the nonprofit Valley Economic Development Center, a consortium of Valley business groups.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1992
The Mid-San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, citing concerns about taxes, regulations and other "burdens" on businesses, said it has formed a task force to examine the cost of doing business in the Valley. The chamber, which has a membership of more than 1,100 companies, said the 28-member task force is holding its first meeting this week and will publish an interim report in early December.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1994 | JILL BETTNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It didn't pay nearly as much to invest in local small-company stocks in 1993 as it did the previous two years. Stocks in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Conejo valleys and Ventura County performed less well than the national stock market last year, reflecting the lingering Southern California recession. The index of 105 Valley-area stocks, which mostly represent smaller companies, rose 6.5% in 1993, according to Media General Financial Services, a Richmond, Va.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
These days, many San Fernando Valley merchants who make their living selling something old are keeping a watchful eye on something new--mindful that business lost to cyberspace may make them somewhat blue. Antiques dealing was one area of retailing considered fairly cyber-proof because of the thrill of the hunt and the need to inspect. But it is now joining the rest of the retail world in forming a sort of love-hate relationship with The Web.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1999 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
A waste of money. That's what Sohail Merchant's dad thought a year ago when Sohail, an accountant quite familiar with cash flow concepts, suggested his parents launch a World Wide Web site to boost business at their then 2-year-old luggage store, the Luggage Merchant of Encino. A one-man operation, the store had been doing so-so. Sohail thought it might be nice to get the word out to shoppers in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A delegation of San Fernando Valley business leaders concluded three days of meetings here Wednesday, cautiously optimistic that the Clinton Administration and the state's lawmakers will begin to address Southern California's continuing economic problems. "We were extremely well received and they were telling us in all branches of the government that California's success is key to the nation's economic recovery," said Benjamin M. Reznik, chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1996 | PATRICE APODACA and JILL LEOVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk to business people in the San Fernando Valley about their dealings with the city of Los Angeles and they're nearly unanimous: It's a hostile place, with cumbersome rules and regulations. But ask them whether breaking the Valley away from the city would solve their problems and their opinions become more divided: It's either a bad idea or worth a try, depending on who's talking. "I look at this [secession] as a rush to judgment," said Sy Feerst, a Canoga Park printing broker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999
A new Web site established by Cal State Northridge's San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center provides detailed information about the local economy. Statistics about Valley companies with more than 250 employees, as well as student reports on topics such as building permits, tourism and city government spending in the Valley can be found on the Web site at http://econ.csun.edu/sfvalley on the Internet.
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