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City of Lancaster Goes Online with Business License Renewals

The City of Lancaster now offers business license renewal capabilities on its website.  As the City continues to expand its green initiatives while maximizing customer convenience options, one more avenue is provided to make doing business in Lancaster a breeze.

 

“This new feature enables existing business owners to renew their business licenses online,” stated Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Many people now pay their bills from the comfort of their home via the internet, reducing the time and energy they spend on a necessary task.  We’re glad to offer this convenient option to our citizens as well.”

 

Business owners will continue to receive their renewal notices in the mail.  However, the paper bills will provide information on how the process to renew a business license and pay the fees due can be completed by visiting the City’s website at www.cityoflancasterca.org.  Once at the site, proceed to “I Want To… Renew a Business License” or “Finance Department… Renew a Business License” and click on the link provided.  Two pieces of information are required to complete the process online: 1) the business license account number and 2) the four-digit pin number (which is located on the paper renewal notice near the summary of charges at the top of the page).  If this information has been lost or misplaced, the City of Lancaster Finance Department can be contacted at (661) 723-6237 for further assistance.

 

The business license online renewal system accepts both full and partial payments.  Please note that although partial payments are allowed, business license certificates will not be issued until accounts are paid in full.  Certificates are printed and mailed every Friday for all (paid in full) payments received by the previous Thursday.  The online payment option is not available for renewing the following types of businesses: massage, group home, taxi or tow service.  These businesses are excluded because they require additional steps for renewal processing, such as fingerprinting and background checks.

 

For additional information regarding utilizing the online business license renewal feature or to learn how to obtain a business license, please call the City of Lancaster Finance Department at (661) 723-6237.

 

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July 5, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley, ANTELOPE VALLEY BUSINESS, business, city of lancaster, City of Lancater | , , , | Leave a comment

Business Advisory Council Meeting Tomorrow

The Antelope Valley business community is invited to join the South Valley WorkSource Center (SVWSC) for their next Business Advisory Council (BAC) Meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6 from 8:30 to 10 am at the Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. 

The BAC provides information regarding services that may enhance local businesses while networking with other groups throughout the community. The July 6 meeting will focus on the City of Palmdale’s Economic Development Department services and resources.

Organizations are encouraged to RSVP at 661/265-7421.

BAC meetings are held the first Wednesday of the every month, with the exception of blackout dates.

The South Valley WorkSource Center (SVWSC) brings job seekers and employers together in one place and offers no cost, vital workforce development programs and services to the community. Job seekers receive career counseling, assistance securing interviews and employment opportunities, and access to workshops, skills training, computers and tools. Businesses receive specialized screening and recruitment services. The center functions to reduce unemployment and positively impact the community through the power of work.

The no-cost services offered at the SVWSC are provided through the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the City of Palmdale. The WIA provides the framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system. Programs authorized by WIA are provided at the local level to individuals in need of those services, including job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, incumbent workers, veterans, new entrants to the workforce, persons with disabilities and employers.

The City of Palmdale has contracted with Goodwill Southern California (GSC) as the operating agency for the South Valley WorkSource Center. Last year, GSC served 92,353 individuals with disabilities and vocational disadvantages, including 5,581 businesses, and placed 7,490 in new jobs through programs and services offered at three campuses and 24 job service centers throughout Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.,) Riverside and San Bernardino counties. GSC supports its mission of “Transforming lives through the Power of Work” through operations at 65 retail stores and 44 attended donation centers.

To find a Goodwill location near you, please call 1 (888) 4-GOODWILL or visit www.goodwillsocal.org.

For more information, call 661/265-7421 or visit our Web site at www.cityofpalmdale.org/business/svwc.

July 5, 2011 Posted by | ANTELOPE VALLEY BUSINESS, business, city of lancaster, City of Lancater, lancaster | , , , , | Leave a comment

Commitment and Leadership

There is only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.

There is no such thing as life in between. Pat Riley basketball coach

Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort?

Your dreams deserve better than a half-hearted effort. Meet your goals with a weak handshake and they’ll soon be waving you goodbye. Since you probably don’t want to look back on a life full of “almost made it” memories, it’s time for total commitment. Leave it all on the field, don’t hold anything back. Is there anything more satisfying than pouring out your entire being, straddling the cliff, reaching your total limit, then looking up and realizing that oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-I-really-did-it? And is there anything more tragic than failing and realizing you could have done more? If you feel “tuned out” of your current life, that’s okay. Make your first goal to build a life that you can get “in”-to. Then don’t look back. Make every day count and live purposefully, live energetically, live completely.

Are you leading for the right reasons?

 

Everyone wants praise and attention for a job well done. But for every shooting star there are a million average stars doing great things but receiving no credit. If you’re upset by the lack of attention you’re getting for your leadership, perhaps its time to reevaluate why you are a leader in the first place. True leaders lead to help their team, community, or office–not for fame and attention. Sure, receiving recognition feels good, but remember that you are there to lead the group in front of you, not the ones watching behind you. Spectators will soon forget about you, but those you lead will remember what you’ve done even after you are gone.

Man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. James crook

October 14, 2010 Posted by | business, career goals, happiness, integrity, weight loss | , , , , | Leave a comment