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    Monday, October 1, 2018
    The legislative session is officially over. Over the last year, VICA tracked over 700 bills and actively advocated on over 120 bills for the business community. Yesterday marked Governor Brown’s final deadline to sign or veto bills, which will take effect in the new year. These new laws will have a wide-ranging impact across all sectors of the San Fernando Valley business community. Read more
    Barbara Oberman
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    In VICA's latest blog post, Barbara Oberman (Barbara C. Oberman Insurance Services) shares her thoughts on the benefits long-term care insurance can provide for both employers and employees. Read more
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    Friday, June 1, 2018
    Jeffery Daar, Chair of VICA’s International Trade Committee, is a principal in the law firm of Daar & Newman and has practiced law for more than 35 years. His practice includes complex business litigation, including cross-border disputes and transactions. Jeffery works closely with lawyers in more than 30 countries and is one of the seven members of Board of Airport Commissioners for Los Angeles World Airports (LAX and Van Nuys airports). Read more
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    David Gershwin, co-chair of VICA's Government Affairs Committee, runs David Gershwin Consulting, which was founded in 2010 and focuses on lobbying, public relations, and crisis communications. After serving for years as a senior advisor to elected officials at the state and local government level, including work as Chief of Staff to then-L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, Gershwin joined the private sector to provide public affairs services to companies, organizations, and non-profits. Read more
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Marilyn Koziatek, Co-Chair of VICA's Education Committee, is the Director of Communications and Development at Granada Hills Charter High School. Considered one of the best public schools in the San Fernando Valley, GHCHS is among the largest independent charter schools in the U.S. and touts a record of excellence and high achievement in public education. Read more
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Three VICA-supported infrastructure projects won $472 million in funding from Senate Bill 1. Read more
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    VICA joined civic and industry leaders Monday at Union Station for the West Coast kick off of Infrastructure Week 2018. Infrastructure Week is a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and citizens around one message: "Americans are waiting. The future won't. It's #TimeToBuild." Read more
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    As some important deadlines passed in the California Legislature, VICA continues to amplify the voice of the San Fernando Valley business community. Read more
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Lily Lee, Co-Chair of VICA’s Energy, Environment & Utilities Committee, is the Public Affairs Manager for Waste Management in Los Angeles, California. She is responsible for community relations, communications, and external affairs. Read more
    Barbara Oberman
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    I was at the VICA Transportation Committee meeting this week when this topic came up for discussion. I had never really thought about it much before. Hmm, employer sponsored commuter benefit programs. Read more
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