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The latest news, analysis, commentary and thoughts from Valley Vision.  Read on about what we're saying, and what others are saying about us.

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Primed for Peak Performance

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Feb 03, 2016
All organizations, from time to time, need a deep review – a thorough evaluation of their fundamentals, from mission statement and governance to how they serve an unmet need and stay afloat financially. Such reviews are rarely fun or exciting, but any organization committed to having a deep impact needs to take stock of its strengths and weaknesses occasionally and then alter course as required...+ Read more
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Region's Economic Development Groups Gather

Blog: Project Update
Jan 05, 2016
December 18th, 2015 marked a yearly recap from area agencies working to support company growth and re-location, job creation and workforce preparedness in the Sacramento Region. The Metro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Sacramento, Valley Vision, Next Ed, the Northern California World Trade Center, the Asian Chamber and the Davis Chamber all gave their 12-month activity reports and a number of key...+ Read more
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Air Quality and Climate Action: In Review and Yet to Come

Blog: Project Update
Jan 05, 2016
On December 11, 2015, the Cleaner Air Partnership met for its final quarterly luncheon of the year. The program featured three panelists (Brendan Twohig, Twohig Consulting; Dominic Bulone, California Air Resources Board, Legislative Office; and Bill Magavern, Coalition for Clean Air) who provided a review of air quality and climate policy in 2015 and hinted at what might be expected this year...+ Read more
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What Are You Hopeful for in 2016?

Blog: Randomness
Dec 22, 2015
Happy Holidays, folks! The new year is almost upon us - read on to see what Valley Vision staff hope will come to pass in 2016. We invite you to do the same! Jennifer Romero : “I am hopeful that the New Year brings a relative calm and peaceful way throughout the World. We need to love one another and respect each other always.” Anna Rosenbaum : "I am hopeful for increased kindness, compassion and...+ Read more
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What Are You Grateful For?

Blog: Randomness
Dec 09, 2015
Happy Holidays, everyone! 2015 has been one for the books. As is tradition, we asked Valley Vision staff to reflect on the past year and share their thoughts with our extended family (aka you!). Thank you! Jeremy Terhune : "I am grateful for the innovative leadership of my colleagues at Valley Vision, for the health of my family and friends, and for the opportunity to be a catalyst for change in...+ Read more
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AgPlus Update: The Wonders of Workgroups

Blog: Project Update
Dec 09, 2015
The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium (AgPlus), designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a federal Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) region in July 2015, is boosting manufacturing across the Central Valley. There has been a lot happening recently and we would like to provide an update to our members and partners,...+ Read more
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A Bold Experiment

Blog: Project Update
Nov 23, 2015
My thanks to so many of you for joining us and supporting the first-ever Region Rising conference Friday. It was a bold experiment. We dared to combine a thoughtful, regional public policy conference matched with the pace of a TED-style talk and all of the energy of a rock concert. Why? Because the next generation doesn't have patience for long-winded policy talks, insider jargon, or content that...+ Read more
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Adonis and Me

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Nov 23, 2015
It is our first truly rainy day in Sacramento. As I look out the kitchen window with gratitude for the rain, I am aware that, for the first time in years, I don’t have to don rain boots and jacket to take the dog out in the rain. Not that I particularly enjoyed doing that when I had to, especially at 6 o’clock in the morning. But the return home was the best – I would wrap Adonis in a big towel...+ Read more
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Region Rising announces king-size speaker; unveils event schedule

News release
Oct 28, 2015
Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé joins urban theorist Richard Florida and top national ag leader Glenda Humiston in speaker line-up SACRAMENTO, CA — Valley Vision and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments ( SACOG ), the joint producers of a new collaborative conference, announced today that Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman, and Silicon Valley legend Vivek Ranadivé will...+ Read more

Top educator, entrepreneur join Valley Vision board

News release
Oct 20, 2015
President Robert Nelsen of Sacramento State and digital strategist Bryan Merica expand organization’s leadership capacity SACRAMENTO, CA — Valley Vision announced today that Robert S. Nelsen and Bryan Merica are its newest volunteer board members. Nelsen , the newly appointed president of Sacramento State, fills the seat previously held by former university president Alex Gonzalez who served on...+ Read more

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