Be Neighborly - and get Great Deals - by Keeping it Local
October, 2009 - Issue #60
Make it Neighborly - Make It Expo!
Where's everyone going the second weekend in October? They're going to the 25th Annual Home & Business Expo, where there's something for everyone. Presented by the SCV Chamber of Commerce, Expo 25 promises to be better than ever. The celebration starts on Friday, October 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Taste of Expo featuring as many as 25 of Santa Clarita's finest restaurants and caterers. Just $20 supplies you with a fistful of 10 tickets to enjoy great food and drinks.

The main event on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. showcases local business exhibitors, nonprofits and community entertainment for a non-stop weekend of fun and excitement. This year, Expo moves indoors to the popular Santa Clarita Sports Complex bringing community and business together for the ultimate meet-and-greet. Admission is only $1 per person.

Interested in local employment? College of the Canyons Job, Career and Intern Fair joins Expo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Entertainment takes center stage throughout the weekend. Local classic rock band, Blue Sky, entertains for Friday night's Taste of Expo. Smooth jazz band Spare Time, New World Dance Studio and Fun & Fit Gymnastics are just a sampling of the weekend's entertainment; 702-6977

Your Community Connection
Support local businesses and your community by shopping, dining and utilizing services right here in the Santa Clarita Valley. is your avenue to find local businesses, grab great discounts and more. It is now easier than ever to locate businesses on the Think Santa Clarita Valley website. Search for any business by type, name or keyword and find what you are looking for on Additionally, as a participating business, the new search capabilities will make it easier for customers to find your business on the website. If you have not already, visit to be a part of the Think Santa Clarita Valley business directory and register to receive special offers, Tweets, great discounts and a monthly newsletter highlighting new happenings in Santa Clarita.

Free Flu Shots at Chamber Expo for Seniors
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free flu shot clinic for seniors 65 years of age and older or adults in a high risk category during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber's 25th Annual Home & Business Expo.

In order to receive a free flu shot, adults must meet the following guidelines: age 65 years or older; adults age 18 and older with a long-term health problem, weakened immune system, or muscle or nerve disorder; adults who live with or care for people at high risk for influenza-related complications.

Flu shots will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, with 500 doses on Saturday and 300 doses on Sunday. Participants will be required to sign a release form which includes side effects, allergies and warning information.

The free flu shots will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.
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