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

 The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce                      April 14, 2015

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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:

  • The Hollywood Chamber Board of Directors held its annual planning conference in Carlsbad to discuss goals for the Chamber. Among the issues discussed were: Community relations, Hollywood Sign, Tourism, and Hollywood Blvd. issues.  Councilmember Tom LaBonge attended and share his insights and suggestions for Chamber involvement.  Committed board members give their time and pay their own way to represent your interests as we work for a better Hollywood.
  • The Chamber continued its work on the minimum wage, seeking concessions from the City of L.A. to allow small businesses and non-profit organizations to comply with the proposed increases, and working to keep 99-seat theatres viable in Los Angeles. The Chamber is looking out for its members’ interests and briefs elected officials so that they know the concerns of our members.
  • The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) met with the two finalists for Council District 4 – Carolyn Ramsay and David Ryu. One of them will be elected on May 19 to replace Councilman Tom LaBonge, who is termed out.  They discussed business issues with the two candidates. The Chamber PAC has decided to remain neutral in the race.
  • Chamber VP Public Policy Nicole Shahenian testified at a City Planning Department hearing in support of a mixed-use project at 904 N. LaBrea.
  • The latest installment of Businesses You Need to Know was emailed out to the membership, informing them about new members who have joined the Chamber.  One of the Chamber’s major benefits is helping our members to gain increased visibility within the Chamber.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Friday, April 17th at 8:30 a.m. - Modernize Your Business with Tech101 Series RSVP
Tuesday, April 21st at 8 a.m. - Economic Development Committee RSVP
Thursday, April 23rd at 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame Star for Jeff Lynne Watch LIVE
Thursday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. - Hollywood Expo - Sponsor or Get a Booth
Tuesday, May 19th at 5:30 p.m. - Mixer at Asa Meza
May 17-21st - FHCP D.C. Trip
May 27-28th - Sacramento Trip - Join Hollywood Chamber Delegation
Thursday, May 28th at 11 a.m. - Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan
Thursday, June 25th at 8 a.m. - Economic Development Summit Sponsor
Friday, July 10th at 11:30 - State of the State with President Pro Tem Kevin de León

Last Chance to Tell Your Story in The Hollywood Community Guide & Business Profile

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Community Guide & Business Profile. Time is running out to advertise and be a part of this in this redesigned publication. Reserve your ad space before April 10th! Tell your story to thousands of business owners, affluent residents, visitors and those interested in relocating to our community. Hollywood Community Guide is a comprehensive community guide for businesses, residents and visitors, focusing on Hollywood’s incredible economic progress and path forward. Hollywood Business Profile targets businesses considering Hollywood for their operations, the Hollywood Business Profile provides details about the local economy, infrastructure, specific commercial developments and their amenities. Visit www.HollywoodBusinessProfile.com, or call 323-469-8311 ext.14 for more information.

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Hollywood HotDeals - a member benefit presented by the Hollywood Chamber of CommerceThe Chamber's Hollywood Hot Deals is a monthly email newsletter which offers hot deals from members of the Hollywood Chamber. This complimentary service is a part of membership benefit at no additional cost. Hollywood Hot Deals is broadcast on The Spicy Business Talk, a live radio show played in KLEDLIVE.com 91.1FM. The show will be playing the Chamber’s Hollywood Hot Deals. Members of the Chamber who offer deals to member businesses and the community will now be able to benefit from an additional exposure on the radio. Kledlive, has 15 live hosts that play their shows and are re-broadcasted after midnight. Kledlive.com: From the heart of Hollywood and around the world this is www.Kledlive.com. Special offers from Chamber members with Hollywood Hot Deals

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By appointment only. Call Vivian at 323-469-8311.

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Jeff Lynne with Star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that prolific singer, songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne will be honored with the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of the iconic Capitol Records building where the stars of Lynne’s friends and co-musicians The Beatles and Roy Orbison are cemented. “Jeff Lynne is one of the premier musicians of his time! With longevity and decades of his magical artistry, Lynne has captivated fans with his distinctive style and very memorable sounds,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are thrilled to add his name to our famed Walk of Fame next to his musical peers.” Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Tom Petty and Joe Walsh. Read more about Jeff Lynne at http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/upcoming-ceremonies

Hollywood Chamber Announces Walk of Fame Nomination Time

All Nomination Forms Must Be Submitted By Friday, May 29, 2015 at Noon
To Be Considered In June Selection Meeting For 2016

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Deadline for submission is on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12 noon. All nominations will be considered in the annual Walk of Fame Committee meeting to be held in June. The Walk of Fame Committee will make selections for the year 2016.
“We are constantly asked about the process. Nominating someone for a star is as simple as can be! All we ask for is a completed nomination application and a commitment to sponsor the star should their celebrity be selected. Anyone can nominate their favorite celebrity, including a fan,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Each year, we receive an average of 300 nominations. The Walk of Fame Committee will select an elite group of personalities to become our newest Walk of Famers and continue to help make Hollywood the most famous community in the world!”

Nomination applications can be obtained at www.walkoffame.com
Nomination Procedures: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/nominations
Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/faqs

or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Walk of Fame Committee
c/o Ana Martinez, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028

The Walk of Fame categories include Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theatre/Live Performance. The Walk of Fame Committee will select approximately 20-24 names for insertion into the world-famous Walk.
Whether nominating an individual or group, the sponsor must submit a photo, a bio and the nominee’s qualifications as well as a list of contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation. A letter of agreement from the nominee or his/her management must be included with the application. Posthumous nominations have a five year waiting period.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame does not encourage or endorse online campaigns for fundraising for a star prior to selection. Such initiatives do not impact the selection process for a star on the Walk of Fame. The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e-mails, or any form of written or online petitions for a nomination. Beware of all online petitions that collect your email address to no avail. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted. “We encourage that you read and fully understand the nomination and selection process on our website www.walkoffame.com,” said Martinez.

New selections will be announced in June. See www.walkoffame.com for updates.

All Walk of Fame star ceremonies are live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. Want to know the latest scoop on who is getting the next star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Follow producer Ana Martinez aka Stargirl on Twitter  @Wofstargirl. Stargirl knows all the details about the Walk of Fame and will definitely entertain you!

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: http://twitter.com/#%21/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 Chamber is on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodChamberCA Hollywood Walk of Fame is on twitter  - http://twitter.com/#!/wofstargirl Hollywood Chamber is on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/thehollywoodchamber

Hollywood Walk of Fame official website - www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Walk of Fame is on Facebook  - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Walk-of-Fame/107930052586317 Hollywood Walk of Fame is on twitter  - http://twitter.com/#!/wofstargirl Hollywood Walk of Fame is on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/hwdwalkoffame

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