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    Monday, March 29, 2021
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    COVID-19 has impacted every single one of us in one way or another. For those who are parents, we have needed to transition into teachers and tutors while continuing to meet the obligations of our jobs. For those who have fallen ill or have a family member who has fallen ill, you may have needed to take time from work to care for them. And for those whose workplaces have taken a huge financial hit due to COVID, you may have been laid off due to financial shortfalls. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, July 20, 2020
    About a month ago, there was a glimmer of hope that things were getting better. The number of COVID-19 cases were beginning to drop, and more tests were becoming available. Non-essential businesses were also allowed to reopen. If they complied with state and local health orders and public health requirements, businesses could resume operations and begin to bring their employees back to work. This was great. Reopening meant a road to economic recovery. It all seemed promising. Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Friday, February 28, 2020
    Getting back into the normal routine after the holiday hangover usually takes some time for most, but I typically jump right into fulfilling the promises of the new year, moving full throttle. At the end of the month, I reflect on what I’ve accomplished the first 31 days of the year and look ahead to what is left to achieve. Our Legislature also wastes no time in getting back to their same routine – that is, making the wrong decisions on policies... Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, February 3, 2020
    Last week, I was up in Sacramento speaking with legislators on one of our monthly advocacy trips with our members of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. A new year brings new bills: hundreds of ideas, some fresh, and some old. The new year also brings an opportunity to fix the unintended consequences of past “new ideas,” many of which impact the business community... Read more
    Stuart Waldman
    Monday, January 6, 2020
    Few people would accuse me of being sentimental, but if there’s ever a time for it, it’s the first week of January. The holidays are over and the cracks in our economy, disguised during the December rush, are showing again. A few weeks ago, we got word that Corky’s, open for over 60 years and a San Fernando Valley icon, closed. Last month, two other Valley restaurant owners told me privately that 2020 will be their last... Read more
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