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BLVD Business Boot Camp Recap

April 23, 2011 Posted by | blvd business boot camp, lancaster blvd business | , | 1 Comment

BLVD Business Boot Camp LIVE STREAM

April 22, 2011 Posted by | blvd business boot camp, blvd business help, lancaster blvd business | , , | Leave a comment

Blvd Businesses to Benefit from Business Boot Camp

Businesses to Benefit from Business Boot Camp

Lancaster, CA. 4/12/2011 – The City of Lancaster, The BLVD Association and the Small Business Development Center are teaming up to offer a brand-new training program for local businesses. The event, dubbed “Business Boot Camp,” will provide hands-on training and expert advice on a variety of business essentials for new and existing businesses alike.  Small local businesses located throughout the community are encouraged to attend.

“The City of Lancaster has a vested interest in seeing small business succeed,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “We are proud to offer local businesses direct access to a variety of experts who are ready to help them find new ways to maximize their profitability and help their businesses thrive.”

The event will take place on Friday, April 22 from 8:15 am – 2:00 pm at Lancaster City Hall. Attendees will hear from specialists on a variety of topics, including creating/updating a business plan; new marketing techniques; the secrets of social networking; and more. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with other local merchants over lunch catered by BLVD restaurants.

As The BLVD Association is a co-sponsor of the event, the final segment of the day will feature a question-and-answer session with key strategists from other Southern California downtown business improvement districts.

“These experienced professionals know what it takes for a business to succeed,” said Myrle McLernon, president of The BLVD Association. “This event has incredible potential to benefit the bottom lines of all those who participate. I strongly encourage not just BLVD businesses, but all local businesses to take advantage of this excellent opportunity.”

Owners and representatives of all local businesses are encouraged to attend, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking for information on how to jump-start their new business ventures.

To register, please send an e-mail with the subject line “Boot Camp Registration” to Redevelopment Assistant Chenin Dow by Wednesday, April 20. Please include your name, the business you are associated with and its address (if applicable), as well as a contact phone number. You may also register by phone at (661) 723-6165.


Registration is $10 per person for BLVD Association members and $20 for non-members; the fee includes lunch.

“I’d like to thank Wells Fargo and The BLVD Association for providing funding to help make this event a reality, as well as the SBDC for their invaluable support,” added Parris. “Small business is an integral component of our local economy. It provides Antelope Valley residents with much-needed jobs while also providing the one-of-a-kind, home-grown businesses that make our community unique. We are proud to partner with these organizations in an effort to help these businesses grow and prosper.”








April 13, 2011 Posted by | lancaster allstate insurance | , , , , | 1 Comment

BLVD Business Boot Camp The training will be called the BLVD Business Boot Camp and will begin at 8:30 am at City Hall in the Council Chambers.  The cost is $10 for BLVD Association members and includes lunch.  More details soon to come.

April 7, 2011 Posted by | BLVD Association, blvd business boot camp, blvd business help, lancaster blvd business, small business help lancaster | , , , , | Leave a comment

Its a Queen Thing Photo Event on the BLVD

Its a Queen Thing Photo Event

Its A Queen Thing
564 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

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Sunday February 27, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST
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You are invited to our “Its a Queen Thing” Photo Shoot.


Whether you want to be a community Queen, or you want to be Queen for a day.  This photo event will be very fun.  Its a glamour/fashion style photo shoot for both head shots, and for full length shots.  Are you looking for a profile image for Facebook?  This event is perfect.  A digital wallet image is included, perfectly sized for Facebook.


The base session is $65 and includes an 8 by 10 print, two 5 by 7 prints,  the digital wallet image, and a gallery of your images posted to the internet for viewing.  There is also a 10% discount that can be used towards 360 gifts from the online gallery.


There are a limited number of sessions available.


Reserve your session with a 10 dollar deposit by clicking the link below.


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Contact Lisa Ballentine


Thank you for your attention and response.  I look forward to seeing you at this event.




Lisa Ballentine
Its a Queen Thing

February 20, 2011 Posted by | its a queen thing, Lancaster blvd, lancaster blvd business, Lancaster BLVD event, lancaster blvd retail | , , , , | Leave a comment