Hollywood Business Advocate - Official Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

August 23, 2016




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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is always actively looking out for the interests of our members and promoting Hollywood. Here are a few of our activities from last week:

Hollywood Chamber's Economic Development Committee toured Columbia Square project. Photo by Leron Gubler

About 25 members of the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee participated in a summer outing to tour the nearly complete $450-million, award-winning Columbia Square project. The tour ended with a reception on the roof deck of the new Proper Residences. Co-chairs Dwayne Gathers and Tim Grubbs expressed appreciation to the committee members for their participation during the past year. Committees like Economic Development are a great way for Chamber members to get involved and to make a difference – besides making great new contacts and friends.

The Board of the East Hollywood Business Improvement District met with representatives of Hollywood’s hospitals that are adjacent to Vermont Avenue to work out construction details so as to allow access to the medical facilities while four new medians are built along Vermont Avenue. The medians are the result of several years’ work by the BID through a METRO call-for-projects grant of $1-million. Construction is expected to begin next month. The Chamber administers the East Hollywood BID in order to facilitate business improvement on Hollywood’s eastside.

Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler gave Bud Ovrom, the executive director of the L.A. Department of Tourism and Convention Development a tour of the 17 hotels in the pipeline or under construction in Hollywood. Ovrom was very impressed with all of the economic activity in Hollywood and noted that Hollywood hotels are promoted as easily accessible to the convention center. One of the Chamber’s major tasks is to educate Los Angeles political leaders and public officials about Hollywood’s needs and opportunities, in order to drive more business to the community.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Friday, August 26th, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Tech 101: Secrets of SEO and Social Media Timesavers Register
Friday, September 2nd, 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame for Daryl Hall & John Oates - Watch LIVE
Monday, September 5th - Hollywood Chamber offices closed for Labor Day
Thursday, September 8thm 4:30 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee Meeting - Register
Friday, September 9th - Police & Fire Appreciation Day - Support
Thursday, September 15th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon with Councilmember David Ryu - Sponsor Register
Tuesday, September 27th, 8 a.m. - Economic Development Committee Meeting - Register
Tuesday, September 27th, 3:30 p.m. - Tourism Committee Meeting - Register
Thursday, September 29th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Mixer at Wood & Vine - Register
Thursday, October 6th, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. - TEAM Meeting - Register
Tuesday, October 18th, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Economic Development Committee Meeting - Register
Thursday, October 27th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – All Hallow’s Eve at Hollywood Forever - Sponsor
Wednesday, November 30th, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Entertainment Industry Conference - Sponsor




REGISTER FOR AN EVENT: hollywoodchamber.net/events • SUBMIT YOUR EVENT: hollywoodchamber.net/myevent


TTMA to Honor Chamber's Gubler and LAX at Taglyan, October 4th

The Travel and Tourism Marketing Association (TTMA) will be holding its Annual Awards Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood on Tuesday, October 4th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event this year will be honoring Hollywood Chamber’s own Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with the AKM - Anastasia K. Mann Leadership Award, and the LAX - Los Angeles World Airports with the TTMA Landmark Award.

Individual tickets are $100.

Click here to register online.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact: susan@ttma.org or call 626-298-1987.

Refer a New Member Business and Get $25 Off Your Membership

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce its new Referral Program which offers
$25 credit and other benefits to both the referring member and the new business which joins. To claim your $25 reward, you have to be a member of the Hollywood Chamber and refer a new business for membership via an introduction email. If they join, your business will receive one-time $25 off dues on the next anniversary date of your membership. There are no limits on referrals. You will receive $25 off on membership dues for each member you refer when they join the Chamber. “We want to encourage our members to refer new businesses and reward them with bonuses for their referral,” said JJ Connaughton, Director of Membership Sales. For more information, please visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/refer

Click here to refer a new business for membership.

Job Opening: Hollywood Chamber Seeks Membership Coordinator

Do you love Hollywood as much as we do? Then consider working for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce! The Hollywood Chamber is looking to fill a membership coordinator position. We need someone who has excellent communication and writing skills, proficient with Word and Excel, and excels in customer service! This is an ideal opportunity for someone working on a degree in communications, business, or similar. This could also be a great opportunity for a recent college graduate, who is looking for a great place to start, and make connections in the business community, as well as for someone who is just looking for an opportunity for extra income. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is one of the most prominent chambers and you will have the opportunity to develop relationships while learning about community involvement. The position includes free parking, and an insight to the Hollywood business community.
Learn more about this job opening: www.hollywoodchamber.net/jobs.

YPI Program Partners with Community Businesses to Offer College Students Career Pathway Internships and Work Experience

The Youth Policy Institute is helping transition college students from the classroom to the workforce. Students who can take advantage of this program come from a variety of backgrounds. This may be the first formal work experience. They are determined to work and are local to the Hollywood area. YPI program will be paying their wages with 100-hour allotments. Businesses hiring these interns can help inspire youth and help them cultivate skills and experience. The internship is almost like an on-the-job training, and you can hire youth after they complete their hours. To take advantage of the YPI program, businesses are encouraged to set up an Employer Orientation session, sign a work-site agreement, designate number of interns needed, set schedule for internship, get matched and get started! To learn how you can hire an intern, please contact Martin Hernandez: mhernandez@ypiusa.org.

Hollywood Christmas Parade to Partner with Businesses and Offer Seats to Military Families

The Hollywood Christmas Parade is offering businesses the opportunity to partner with the parade to help military families. The parade will be held on Sunday, November 27th in Hollywood and includes celebrities, equestrian groups, floats, giant balloons, marching bands, dance groups, and specialty cars that entertain the crowds across its 3.5-miles route. These business partnerships will help military families and less fortunate families attend the Hollywood Christmas Parade in style and comfort. Promote your company to the parade’s loyal audience. For more information, visit thehollywoodchristmasparade.org.

Add your Upcoming Event to our Online Calendar

Members of the Hollywood Chamber can now add their upcoming events to the online calendar of the Hollywood Chamber website at no extra cost. This is a complimentary service and a benefit of your membership to the Hollywood Chamber. All member businesses are encouraged to submit their events online www.hollywoodchamber.net/myevent.

Not a Chamber member yet? Go to www.hollywoodchamber.net/join

Take Advantage of Chamber's Business Mentoring Service by SCORE

Richard Krelstein is a volunteer business mentor who will assist you with starting a business, growing your business, buying a business or selling your business. Krelstein offers one-on-one mentoring services on most Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment only through the Hollywood Chamber. Call Vivian at 323-469-8311.

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Daryl Hall & John Oates with Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Daryl Hall & John Oates will be honored with the 2,587th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. September 2, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be music executive Jerry Greenberg. “We are proud to welcome Daryl Hall & John Oates to the world-famous Walk of Fame. Fans from all over the world are excited to know that these two great music influencers will be immortalized in history with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame encourages fans around the world to watch the star ceremony via the exclusive live-stream on www.walkoffame.com.

Hollywood Walk of Fame official website - www.walkoffame.comThe Hollywood Chamber is encouraging members and Hollywood businesses to add the above walkoffame.com button on their website to directly link to www.walkoffame.com the official Hollywood Walk of Fame online. Offer your site visitors direct access to Stargirl's anecdotes and daily experiences with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Follow stargirl on facebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wofstargirl
On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/hwdwalkoffame
#Hollywoodwalkoffame, #wofstargirl

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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Hollywood Museum



FilmL.A., Inc.

Hudson Pacific Properties


Harridge Development Group

Hollywood Hotel

Iron Mountain Entertainment Services

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings

Paramount Contractors & Developers

Paramount Pictures


The Afriat Group / Palladium Residences

Capitol Records

CIM Group

Famous Hollywood Dental Care

Managed Career Solutions

The Original Farmers Market

Southern California Gas Company

US Bank

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