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Celebrating National Boys and Girls Club

Celebrating National Boys and Girls Club

  Celebrating National Boys and Girls Club Week June 25 – July 1, 2022   The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, founded in 1860 by Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley in Hartford, Connecticut, organized the first Club for the boys who...

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Women of Impact:  Tiffany Melius, Owner of The Perky Nerd

Women of Impact: Tiffany Melius, Owner of The Perky Nerd

Women of Impact: Tiffany Melius, Owner of The Perky NerdTiffany Melius’ early foray into the world of comics began with her hero, Captain Marvel. “I went on a comic book hunt with my husband and he was like you should find a comic, too. I was definitely overwhelmed by...

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Marketing Breakdown: National Days

Marketing Breakdown: National Days

  Marketing Breakdown:  National Days   In 2013, Marlo Anderson, radio talk show host of The Tech Ranch, also known as the “Guru of Geek”, founded the National Day Calendar, a website dedicated to listing every single national day out of a love for...

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Corporate Event Planning

Corporate Event Planning

Corporate Event Planning While all event planning consists of the usual components—budget, timeline, goals, details, planning corporate events is a whole different arena, involving building relationships with clients and strengthening employee relations.  Product...

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Kindred Spirits Care Farm

Kindred Spirits Care Farm

Kindred Spirits Care Farm As a girl, Karen Snook preferred to spend her time watching bugs, butterflies, squirrels, and bats rather than playing with other children.  But life happens and her passion was set aside for an undergraduate degree from UCLA, an MBA from...

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Summer Camp Adventures

Summer Camp Adventures

Summer is just around the corner! That means longer days and more time for fun under the sun. With the kids out of school, parents and guardians want to make sure they don’t spend the summer staring at their iPad, vegging out, slowly becoming one with the couch.

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Awkward Coffee

Awkward Coffee

Awkward CoffeeThere’s a new coffee shop in Chatsworth, located along Devonshire St. across from the historical valley monument, The Munch Box.  Meet Awkward Coffee, a pop-punk era themed coffee shop, owned and operated by three amazing women:  Marissa Aversa, her wife...

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Queer Field Day

Queer Field Day

Queer Field Day: Bringing Community Together   In May of 2021, Lilly Brown, an unscripted TV producer by day, musician, event planner and moonlights as a queer content creator on TikTok, released a video inviting queer people to a beach day at Venice Beach.  The...

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APPI Month Business Lift Ups

APPI Month Business Lift Ups

Asian American & Pacific Islander Month Business Lift Up May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  What was originally established as a weeklong celebration is now observed for a whole month.  This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through...

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Cream of the Crop: Cupid’s Hotdogs

Cream of the Crop: Cupid’s Hotdogs

Cream of the Crop: Cupid's Hotdogs When Richard and Bernice Walsh opened this iconic San Fernando Valley establishment in 1946, it was called Walsh’s Hot Dogs.  Shortly after opening their North Hollywood location, the couple changed the name to “Cupid’s”, as a nod to...

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Mother Daughter Businesses

Mother Daughter Businesses

    Mother-Daughter Owned Businesses   Can you believe that Mother’s Day is just around the corner?  Where did the time go?  In celebration of this day, we decided to feature some mother and daughter owned businesses in the community.  The bond between a mother...

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The Apple Pan

The Apple Pan

The Apple Pan Photo by The Apple PanThe late Jonathan Gold, the famous Los Angeles Times food critic, once wrote in one of his columns, “When you are seeking greatness, turn to the Apple Pan, a homey 1940s institution imitated everywhere from Duluth, Minn., to...

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The Business of Parties

The Business of Parties

The Business of Parties   Who doesn’t love a good party?  The dancing.  The food.  The people.  The memories.  Then, of course the warm, fuzzy joy of celebrating with friends and family.  Parties and celebrations have been part of our society for ages---from...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month   One of the many things this pandemic brought to the forefront is the importance of health.  And, not only our physical health but our mental health as well.  Mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social...

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Female Invest – an EdTech platform by women, for women

Female Invest – an EdTech platform by women, for women

    Female Invest - an EdTech platform by women, for women   When Camilla Falkenberg, Emma-Due Bitz, and Anna-Sophie Hartvisgen met in 2017 at the Copenhagen Business School, they had a shared passion for investing, and shared experiences of struggling to access...

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Local Landmark: Industrial Light and Magic

Local Landmark: Industrial Light and Magic

  Local Landmark: Industrial Light and Magic   Photo from myvalleypass.com Did you know that the Force was once strong in the San Fernando Valley?  You could even say it was so strong because it was once the birthplace of the Millennium Falcon, the X-Wing...

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Our Planet Means the World to Everyone

Our Planet Means the World to Everyone

Our Planet Means the World to Everyone This year’s Earth Day 2022 calls on us to “invest in our planet”.  There are indeed many ways we are called to action:  from reducing our own carbon footprints through recycling or volunteering for beach clean-ups.  There is no...

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Branding Icons:  Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

Branding Icons: Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

Branding Icons:  Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg One of the most memorable commercials aired during the 2022 Super Bowl was the Bic EZ Reach Lighter featuring business moguls, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart.  In the 30 second spot, the company declares, “Snoop Dogg and...

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Taking One For The Team

Taking One For The Team

  Taking One For The Team   “Teamwork makes the dream work.”  No matter how many times you hear that saying, it always rings true.  Teamwork is the foundation of a highly efficient and successful business.  You cannot run your business or your organization...

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Women Of Impact:  Shelbi Spicer, Money Coach

Women Of Impact: Shelbi Spicer, Money Coach

  Women Of Impact:  Shelbi Spicer, Money CoachPhoto by Shelbi SpicerShelbi Spicer, a licensed financial professional, worked in the financial industry for seven years and eventually ran her office own in Los Angeles, CA.  She specialized in minimizing taxes in...

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LAPL:  It’s Not Just a Library Card

LAPL:  It’s Not Just a Library Card

  Los Angeles Public Library:  It’s Not Just a Library Card   Growing up, I remember bringing home a stack of books on a Friday afternoon after a trip to the library.  As an avid reader, the library was my candy shop, and my library card was my “multi-pass” to a...

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Down To Earth Business Strategies

Down To Earth Business Strategies

    Down To Earth Business Strategies     It’s time to invest in our planet! Businesses have a big impact on the environment.  As a business owner, it’s your choice whether said impact is negative or positive.  About 50% of top American companies and 60% of...

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Women of Impact:  Kissa Ortega, Owner of Ninong’s Dessert Lab

Women of Impact: Kissa Ortega, Owner of Ninong’s Dessert Lab

Women of Impact:  Kissa Ortega, Owner of Ninong’s Dessert Lab Photo by Ninong’s Dessert Lab Kissa Ortega has worn many hats over the years—executive assistant, graphic designer, office manager.  But being the owner of Ninong’s Dessert Lab, formerly Ninong’s Café, was...

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A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day

A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day

A Brief History of St. Patrick's Day Gold.  Leprechauns.  Shamrocks.  Parades.  Pubs.  Oh, and green lots and lots of green.  You better be wearing green…or else.  Yes, you guessed it!  St. Patrick’s Day is here at last!  But did you know that the modern-day...

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Women of Impact: Alexys Romo, Founder of Black Thumb Farm

Women of Impact: Alexys Romo, Founder of Black Thumb Farm

Women of Impact: Alexys Romo, Founder of Black Thumb Farm   It was a trip to the Philippines that changed Alexys Romo’s perspective on food and farming. The San Fernando Valley local who grew up in Van Nuys and went to Northridge Academy High School didn’t grow...

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Women of Impact: Alexandra and Daniela Del Gaudio

Women of Impact: Alexandra and Daniela Del Gaudio

  Women of Impact: Alexandra and Daniela Del Gaudio Their dream was a decade in the making.  Being daughters of immigrants, sisters Alexandra and Daniela Del Gaudio watched family and friends struggle to make ends meet and work themselves to the bone to provide for...

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Valley Relics Museum

Valley Relics Museum

The Valley Relics Museum is a veritable treasure trove of the San Fernando Valley’s rich history, housing a combination of historical artifacts and modern curios—from neon signs of long-forgotten establishments, historical photos and documents, BMX bikes, to pinball machines and Western paraphernalia.

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Women of Impact: Alexis Lopez

Women of Impact: Alexis Lopez

For Alexis Lopez, music played an integral part in her life. Being brought up in a very musical family, she started playing the piano at age 6. But her parents’ love for music—her dad always playing the piano, and her mom constantly singing–ingrained melodies in her even before she started playing.

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Spread Love, Give Blood

Spread Love, Give Blood

For many, Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with exchanging gifts in the form of cards, flowers, chocolate, jewelry, and spending quality time with our loved ones. This year let’s spread the love to our community with an act of kindness straight from the heart: giving the gift of life by becoming a blood donor.

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Sofi Stadium: A History

Sofi Stadium: A History

This Sunday, February 13, 2022, the SoFi Stadium hosts Super Bowl LVI, where the LA Rams face off against the Cincinnati Bengals! This marks the first time these two teams will meet for the championship, making the Sofi Stadium a fitting battleground since this is also its first time hosting a Super Bowl.

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Women Of Impact:  Chef Quiana Jeffries

Women Of Impact: Chef Quiana Jeffries

If the cards were dealt differently, Quiana Jeffries would be a world-renowned WNBA player, instead of Chef Q, as she is known in the culinary community. Trading the rhythm of basketball on the court to the beats of cooking in the kitchen, Chef Quiana Jeffries brings a transcendent approach to her food.

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About My Fathers Business

About My Fathers Business

About My Father’s Business (AMFB), a non-profit homeless outreach ministry in the West San Fernando Valley, is the home of the Hope Dealers—a nickname given to their volunteers, organizations, community leaders and like-minded advocates.

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Women of Impact:  Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer

Women of Impact: Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer

They say the culinary arts speaks the language of love. From the moment she was born, Chef Vallerie Castillo-Archer came into the culinary world. Quite literally. She was born in her grandfather’s bakery in a small town of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, a northern province in the Philippines.

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Hope of The Valley

Hope of The Valley

Hope of The Valley In 2009, Hope of the Valley began as a small ministry run out of San Pablo Lutheran Church in Sun Valley, where volunteers prepared and served hot meals to the homeless on Thursday nights.  Founded by current CEO Ken Craft, it is now one of the...

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Ultimate Gift Giving Guide

Ultimate Gift Giving Guide

What is better than getting a great gift? GIVING a great gift! And right now is the perfect time to wrap up and deliver some much-needed cheer. Whether it’s a Christmas present, an end-of-year gift, or just a token of appreciation for a job well done, the real gift is the thoughtfulness behind the gesture.

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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

 Pumpkin Spice & Everything NiceA lot happened in 2003. Harley Davidson celebrated its 100th birthday, the UK recorded its highest temperature ever (101.3° in Kent), Saddam Hussein was captured by the American military and the very last classic-style Volkswagen...

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Valley 200 Winners

Valley 200 Winners

Valley 200 Winners Every year the award-winning San Fernando Valley Business Journal releases The Valley 200, a separate book for paid subscribers that profiles the 200 most influential people making remarkable impacts for and in the Valley area. Each recipient was...

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Master the Logo Brainstorming Session

Master the Logo Brainstorming Session

So, you’ve finally done it. You pulled the trigger, followed your dreams and here you are with a brand new business that needs to be, well..branded! You are working with a blank canvas, which means you have decisions to make when it comes to creating your first logo. And honestly, this is a tough place to start.

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Pride Month 2021: Four Fabulous Entrepreneurs

Pride Month 2021: Four Fabulous Entrepreneurs

Bianca is a Queer Latinx artist and owner of the very fun independent small business, Bianca’s Design Shop. Her amazing shop offers a huge assortment of inclusive pins, patches, stickers, apparel, and other wonderful accessories. Officially launched in 2017, Bianca created this online store in Queens, NY.

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Manage Your Digital Presence

Manage Your Digital Presence

Manage Your Digital Presence Website management is the continuous process of keeping your site current and secure. It is our policy and advice to clients that a dedicated team member should be checking daily for software updates, paid advertising results, Search...

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Earth Day 2021- Restore Our Earth

Earth Day 2021- Restore Our Earth

Earth Day 2021 - Restore Our Earth Over the past year, we have witnessed how climate change and the degradation of our natural systems have broken our global economy. Starting today and every day moving forward, it is our job to Restore Our Earth - the theme of...

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International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

  International Women's Day 2021 March 8th is International Women’s Day and this day is a cause for celebration at Cowe Communications. Not just because our very own Nicola Staples is herself a brilliant international woman (gifted to us by the gorgeous Birmingham,...

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Cowe on Current Events

Cowe on Current Events

Each of us at Cowe took the time to research and reflect individually on recent events before coming together for our weekly team discussion.

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday     How is it possible that Thanksgiving is this Thursday?! And don’t even get me started on how the decade is coming to an end in a monthish. Time is not only flying faster than I can keep up with but I am also certain that it is...

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November is National Gratitude Month

November is National Gratitude Month

November is National Gratitude Month As seen in Valley News Group Did you know that November is National Gratitude Month? Did you also know that gratitude can lower your stress levels thus potentially extending your life expectancy?

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Finding Qualified Employees

Finding Qualified Employees

As we already know, employee satisfaction is the most important chain-link in any small business. But how do you find employees that are sufficiently motivated and qualified to be…

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Milestones to Margaritas

Milestones to Margaritas

Everybody loves an underdog, and whether your Latinx coworker has explained it to you or you took it upon yourself to find out, that is the premise behind what is commonly known as Cinco De Mayo. First though, let’s…

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As Seen In Valley News Group

As Seen In Valley News Group

If you were to Google “Free Business Tools” your query would bring up more than 3.6 million results. I don’t want to assume anything about You the Reader, but I am fairly confident that you don’t have the time to read all of that information

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LinkedIn Turn-Offs

LinkedIn Turn-Offs

  Imagine getting invited to the networking event of the century. Everything needs to be just right; your personal and professional presentation must be impeccable, your introduction skills will require some rounding out and you will definitely need to perfect...

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6 Small Business opportunities for 2018

6 Small Business opportunities for 2018

Best small business opportunities:We answer a lot of questions at Cowe. One frequent inquiry is, “What is the perfect business for me to start? One where I can have a flexible lifestyle, no pressure from a boss and the liberty to make all of the...

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Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization

As featured in Valley News   Three words that strike fear into the heart of small businesses everywhere. Today we are going to pull back the curtain on SEO and present a mini education on the concepts and application. Let’s do this!  ...

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January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

Mentor - an experienced and trusted adviser! Mr. Hughes was my first and favorite mentor. He was my 9th Grade science teacher and he had an incredible talent for making education fun as well as teaching us students how to question everything...

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LinkedIn or Out?

LinkedIn or Out?

 LinkedIn or Out? You are your business. However technology has completely changed the way that potential employers, colleagues and partners view you professionally. So how can you represent, market and boast about your business while still staying true to...

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December is National Write A Business Plan Month

December is National Write A Business Plan Month

What is a business plan? A business plan is a roadmap. A business plan is a cloudy crystal ball. A business plan is essential to the success of your business. Most people view a business plan as a stuffy document that would only be used to...

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Computerwise Kids

Computerwise Kids

If children are our future then why does it seem like most of our time and money is being spent on everything but children? If our world is going to be a healthy environment for our future generations, then we really should start to focus on...

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small businesses are the cornerstones of every great community. Owning one takes guts, dedication, patience and passion.  Small Business Saturday is happening Saturday November 25th! If you are a small business, don't forget to do a little...

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End of year Strategies

End of year Strategies

Can you believe that 2017 is almost over? NOW is the time to start drawing up and executing your end-of-year strategies. Here are the top three ways to make that happen:   #1 – Holiday Cards This is the most important task on your to-do...

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Entrepreneurship and Exercise

Entrepreneurship and Exercise

Exercise and I have never gotten along. In elementary school my classmates frequently used me as the handball target. In high school I was elated that I could join the speech and debate team and satisfy my “sports” requirement. A year ago I...

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