by Mayor Laurene Weste
Just in time for the holidays, the City will be “decking the halls (and streets!) of Old Town Newhall!” The trees along Main Street will be sparkling with twinkle lights, and two skylines over the street will feature Santa and his reindeer plus a festive “Season’s Greetings” message. In front of the Old Town Newhall Library, a 23-foot tall, fully decorated Christmas tree will be erected providing plenty of space for photos. (Special thanks to our partners, PayForward, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the Santa Clarita Valley Auto Dealers for their sponsorship). If you want to be there when we “Light up Main Street,” please join us at 6:30 p.m. on November 15, on Main Street, for the start of all the holiday fun in Old Town Newhall. For a complete listing of what’s happening in Old Town Newhall, visit www.oldtownnewhall.com.
On Tuesday, November 18 at 11 a.m., the City and the Small Business Development Center will celebrate the grand opening of Santa Clarita’s first Business Incubator in Old Town Newhall, located at the former library site on 9th Street. A business incubator supports entrepreneurs and start-ups on the verge of significant growth, providing them with the tools they need to succeed. Our Business Incubator is centrally located in the City’s Arts and Entertainment District and is seeking creative-focused companies. The Incubator provides office space, management guidance, technical assistance, and can even assist with financing to help get these creative companies off the ground. The facility will provide four to six entrepreneurs with an opportunity to lease low-cost office space in the City’s growing arts and entertainment district for up to three years. More than just an office space, the Small Business Incubator will provide business owners with the essential tools needed to grow a start-up company including support, guidance, consulting services, educational workshops, and networking opportunities. Entrepreneurs will also benefit from being co-located in a space dedicated to like-minded business professionals who are focused on development and growth in creative and technology industries. For additional information about the Request for Proposal or the Small Business Incubator, please contact Karla Monterrosa with the City’s Economic Development Division at (661) 286-4017.
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