As California and Los Angeles County gear up to reopen the economy, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the SCV Economic Development Corp. are hosting a weekly webinar series aimed at ensuring businesses are ready for a post-coronavirus world.
“Scaling Up: Back2Business” is a weekly webinar series that is set to include business-to-business and business-to-consumer panels to discuss how business fundamentals have changed in the wake of COVID-19.
The twice-weekly series is expected to allow businesses to gain valuable insights from essential businesses that have already made changes to their work environments, such as physical distancing and increased health and safety protocols.
“With the May 15 ‘Stay at Home’ order deadline approaching, we felt it was necessary to begin the conversation to businesses and consumers about next steps when our economy is ready to reopen,” Ivan Volschenk, president of the SCV Chamber, said in a prepared statement. “Though at this time we’re uncertain if the order will be extended, the chamber, alongside the EDC, has given, and continues to give, its membership the necessary resources during this time. However, we need to now be ahead of the game and ensure our businesses are fully ready and equipped to get back to work at full capacity.”
Supported by a grant to the SCVEDC from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the series is set to cover topics ranging from economic outlook update, managing cyber-risk in a long-term work home environment, and managing people in a socially distant world.
“We are always excited to work alongside the SCV Chamber of Commerce and our partnership has proven to be a strong bond when it comes to putting our business community first,” Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the SCVEDC, said in the statement. “To have both our memberships come together during this time, and give insight to the rest of our community, shows the coverage that the EDC and chamber have with our valley’s business community.”
“Scaling Up: Back2Business” is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Wednesday with the business-to-business panel, followed by the business-to-consumer panel 10 a.m. Friday. To register, visit scvedc.org/scalingup, or email [email protected] for any questions.