The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Working for YOU …
Every day, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is working to improve our community and to represent your interests. Here is a sampling of our activities from last week:
Representatives of local neighborhood councils discussed Hollywood issues. Photo by Marlene Panoyan
The Chamber hosted its quarterly meeting of business leaders with Hollywood Neighborhood Council representatives. Among the issues discussed were dealing with the homeless challenges in Hollywood and the roll out of the draft Hollywood Community Plan Update.
Musician/actor Ice Cube received the 2,614th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Speakers at the installation include Walk of Famer John Singleton and Dub C. A host of celebrities were on hand for the occasion. The Chamber has organized the ceremonies for more than 50 years to help draw worldwide attention to Hollywood.
The co-chairs of the 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, met to begin planning for the popular event. Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures and Susanne Ault of Variety are chairing the conference, which is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30th at Loews Hotel, so mark your calendars.
Supporters of the proposed Route 66 business improvement district held interviews with prospective consultants to conduct the feasibility study to determine if the district can go forward. The Chamber has been a strong advocate of BIDs in Hollywood and has helped with organizing property owners to organize this BID.
The TEAM (The Entertainment, Arts, and Media) Committee of the Chamber met with a packed house to hear updates on filming from Film L.A., the Mayor’s office, and a briefing on the Fringe Festival.
The Chamber issued a request for proposals for new holiday decorations on Hollywood Blvd. The Chamber is considering ways to bring back decorations to the famous boulevard.
Hollywood Chamber's Annual Economic Development Summit to Feature “Building A More Livable Hollywood”
Building a More Livable Hollywood” is the theme of the 2017 Hollywood Economic Development Summit on Thursday, June 22nd at the ArcLight Hollywood. The 23rd annual event will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with networking beginning at 8 a.m.. Co-chairs of this annual Summit are Tim Grubbs of Communitas Design and Marty Shelton of NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate.
Welcoming at the conference will be L.A. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. An opening keynote will be delivered by L.A. Planning Director Vince Bertoni. The packed program will include three panels: "Work" and how new employers can benefit a community; "Create" and how place-making can revitalize a neighborhood; and "Live" and how residents view the benefits of revitalization. Closing keynote remarks will be provided by Professor David Sloane of the USC Urban Planning Department. In addition, the Excellence in Economic Development Award will be presented to Hudson Pacific Properties, the firm responsible for the new Icon Development, and for revitalizing the Sunset-Bronson and Sunset-Gower studio lots. Chris Barton, EVP Development & Capital Investments will accept the award.
As of press time, the following sponsors have been identified: Diamond Level sponsors include Harridge Development Group, Rescore/Cal-Coast, and Strategic Legacy Investment Group, Inc. Gold Level sponsors include American Commercial Equities, Avison Young, CIM Group, Counterintuity, LLC, Gensler, Gonzales Law Group, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, J.H. Snyder Co., JLL, Liner LLP, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Relevant Group, LLC, Robertson Properties Group, and Wilcon.
Silver Level sponsors include Ametron Audio/Video, Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac, Birch Tree Properties LLC, City National Bank, Communitas Design, LLC, Discover Hollywood Magazine, East Hollywood BID, Emerson College Los Angeles, Essex Property Trust, Inc., Faring, Fidelity Investments, Gathers Strategies, Inc., Handelman Consulting, Inc., Hart Realty Advisors, Hollywood Entertainment District, Kimpton Everly Hotel, LeFrak, Marathon Communications, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate, The Original Farmers Market, Park & Velayos LLP, Park Plus Inc., Pavemint, LLC, The Proper Companies, Selbert Perkins Design, Sunset & Vine BID, U.S. Bank, and Wood Partners.
Chamber to Present Breakfast with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti at Loews Hotel, July 20th
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is planning its annual “Breakfast with the Mayor” at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Thursday, July 20th, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This will be second address by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Hollywood community since taking Mayor’s office in 2013.
As of press time, Presenting Level sponsor is Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Platinum Level sponsor is Variety. Gold Level sponsors include FilmL.A., Inc., Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Loews Hollywood Hotel, and Pantages Theatre / Nederlander Concerts. Silver Level sponsors include AT&T, Belmont Village, Hollywood Hills, Capitol Music Group, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CIM Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College Los Angeles, Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Managed Career Solutions, Southern California Gas Company.
Admission is $75 before Monday, July 17th. Register online.
Parking at the Loews is $15 for self park at H&H and $20 (+tax) for valet.
To sponsor this event, please contact Kaylee Kiecker email@example.com.
Chamber Plans a Celebration of Hollywood Anniversaries in September
Since announcing our Anniversary Celebration, we have learned of more anniversaries! The Hollywood Chamber will recognize more milestones at a star-studded evening celebration which will include food, drinks and historic photos on display. Although we are still working on the date and location for the event, we do have these reasons to celebrate:
• HJ Whitley named Hollywood 130 years ago
• Hollywood Bowl opened 95 years ago
• Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel opened 90 years ago
• The Montalblan Theatre opened 90 years ago
• TCL Chinese Theatre opened 90 years ago
• IATSE Local 706 is created 85 years ago
• Fanicifull Gift Baskets opened 30 years ago
• Musicians Institute opened in Hollywood 40 years ago
• Belmont Village opened 15 years ago
• Jackie “Pink Lady” Goldberg was a pink newborn 85 years ago
• Ana Martinez started handling the stars 30 years ago
• Leron Gubler took the helm of the Hollywood Chamber 25 years ago
• Vivian Kish started with the Chamber 20 years ago
• And Vin di Bona got his star on the Walk of Fame 10 years ago and will help us Emcee the event!
Help us add to the list by sending us your epic anniversary date and we will announce it in the next update! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on sponsorship and/or if you are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year!
Building Your Business: Review Your Mid-Year Marketing Checklist and Strategy to Grow Your Business
Join the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for our next "Building Your Business" educational series on Friday, June 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Liz Harsch of Tailor-Made Advertising will help you review your mid-year marketing checklist and discuss strategies to grow your business faster. This marketing session will be held at the Hollywood Chamber offices, at 6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150. Limited seating. Register online
Chamber Welcomes New Members at Businesses After Hours Hosted by Hollywood Museum
The Hollywood Chamber welcomed ten new member businesses at its June Business After Hours Mixer generously hosted by the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Guests experienced the elegant Penthouse Ballroom and had exclusive access to the museum following the mixer. Attendees also enjoyed a special Casablanca-themed photo booth courtesy of Foto Spark. Music was provided by DJ Crash.
Chair Jeff Zarrinnam welcomed these new members: Max Arbolida, AltaMed Health Services - Hollywood Presbyterian Clinic; Candace Kentopian; Joseph Luisi, Casa de Monte Vista Palm Springs; Kaisa Nieminen, DHX Media Ltd. (Toronto); Juan Carlos Batalla, The Highland Residences; Eduardo Khawam, Metropolitan Fashion Week; Nicole Candiff, OUE Skyspace LA; Sarah Zurell, Pavemint, LLC; Christopher Garcia, REFRESH; Stephanie Mines, TCS Premier Events. Photo by Marlene Panoyan
Members in the News: Daily Meal Names Pink's Hot Dogs Amongst 13 California Best Casual Restaurants on its Top 101 Eateries! The staple family business was listed at No. 15 nationally. Pink's was honored with Heroes of Hollywood 2017 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation recently. Congratulations to Pink's Hot Dogs. You are No. 1 on our list!
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Chamber and Vin Di Bona to Announce Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018
A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording will be announced to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. Class of 2018 will be announced to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Thursday, June 22, 2017 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees have been chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017, will announce the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks
of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Hollywood Chamber Calendar
Friday, June 23rd, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Building Your Business - RSVP
July 3rd and 4th - Hollywood Chamber Office closed
Tuesday, June 27th, 3:30 p.m. - Tourism Committee - RSVP
Thursday, July 13th, 4:30 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee
Tuesday, July 18th, 8 a.m. - Economic Development Committee - RSVP
Tuesday, July 18, 5 p.m. - LA’S Largest Mixer, Pasadena Register
20th, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Breakfast with Mayor Sponsor Register
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