The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Working for YOU …
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is working continually on your behalf to make Hollywood a better place in which to conduct business. Here is a sampling of our activities from the past week:
Hollywood Chamber honored Ken Corday on Walk of Fame. Photo by Bob Freeman
Producer of Days of Our Lives Ken Corday received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Guest speaker and fellow Walk of Famer Andy Garcia and the show’s cast were on hand as Corday unveiled the star in the category of Television at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Eastown.
Leron Gubler joined a public safety walk on Hollywood Boulevard with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of CD13, LAPD Deputy Chief of West Bureau Dennis Kato, Cpt Jonathan Pinto, Lt. Michael Ling, SLO Danny Pesqueiro, Kerry Morrison and the BID security team, Maureen Schultz, Michael Gargano, Marty Shelton and discussed homeless issues.
Economic Development Committee briefed on the new Kimpton Hotel and their plans on activating the neighborhood, and Escape Hotel attraction’s innovative business model in Hollywood.
Chamber board voted to support legislation requiring pharmaceutical industry to disclose justification for hikes in drug pricing.
The monthly mixer took place at Lucky Strike Live during which the Chamber welcomed new member businesses. Attendees enjoyed networking and bowling sessions at the venue.
Register to Support and Celebrate our Heroes of Hollywood at Taglyan, June 1st
The Heroes of Hollywood Committee will be honoring four exceptional leaders who have made a difference in the Hollywood community during the Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex, on June 1st. George Pennacchio, ABC7 Entertainment Reporter, will emcee the luncheon. The distinguished 2017 Heroes are: Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, Director of the Office of Special Operations for the Los Angeles Police Department; John Lyons, Owner of Avalon Hollywood; Baydsar Thomasian, Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de León; and Pink’s Hot Dogs, Hollywood’s most iconic hot dog stand for over 75 years. Additionally, Founder and President of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, Donelle Dadigan, will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant. Entertainment journalist and television host of Entertainment Tonight, Nancy O’Dell, will be honored with the Mary Pickford Award. Admission is $100. Register online
Livability to be Focus of Economic Development Summit, June 22nd at ArcLight Cinemas
Building a More Livable Hollywood” is the theme of the 2017 Hollywood Economic Development Summit, which will take place 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., according to co-chairs Tim Grubbs of Communitas Design and Marty Shelton of NAI Capital Commercial. Hollywood’s own appeal has always been the main attraction which entices people to come together to work, create and live in this most unique Tinseltown. No time is better than the present to have a conversation about Building a More Livable Hollywood. Speakers at the 2017 Economic Development Summit will explore commercial development and how the community may benefit from major companies and projects moving in. Panel will discuss how new hotels merit Hollywood, and elaborate on how a project such as Dream Hotel benefits the community. You will also hear perspectives from residents on how what is happening in development will make Hollywood more livable. Elaborating further on this theme will be L.A. City Planning Director Vince Bertoni, and USC Prof. David Sloane, an expert in urban history, cultural landscapes, and health planning and disparities. Don’t miss the stimulating discussion at Hollywood’s top annual economic conference. Continue reading
Message from Chair Focuses on Moving Hollywood's Agenda Forward
As a native “Hollywoodian”, having been born at Kaiser on Sunset, it is an honor for me to be your new Chair of the Board. As a Hollywood hotelier for the past 37 years and at the Hollywood Hotel for the past 24 years, I have hosted millions of guests from every country around the world who remind me daily why they come to this magical place we call Hollywood. Continue reading
Chamber Plans More Hollywood Anniversaries to Celebrate this September!
The Chamber’s Hollywood Anniversary Celebration is starting to grow! In addition to Leron Gubler, Hollywood Bowl, and TCL Chinese Theatre, all celebrating anniversaries this year, we also have the 90th Anniversary of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the 85th anniversary of The Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706, and the 30th anniversary of Ana Martinez (“Stargirl”) handling the stars on the Walk of Fame! Our celebration in September will be oozing with decades of Hollywood history, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Please let us know if your business is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2017. We will recognize our members in the weeks leading up to the event in the September. The date and location are TBA, however we know it will be a star-studded evening celebration with food, drinks, media, and historic photos on display. Please contact email@example.com for information on sponsorship and/or if you are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year!
Chamber Welcomes New Members at Lucky Strike Live
The Hollywood Chamber welcomed 12 new businesses at its May Business After Hours Mixer generously hosted by Lucky Strike Live. Chair Jeff Zarrinnam welcomed these new members: Lisa Polanski, ACN; Berj V. Tashjian; Carmen Bowen, Concorde Career College - North Hollywood; Freddie Navas, Families Entertainment, LLC; Dennis Feldman, Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition; Charlotte O'Donahue, Jane Q Restaurant at the Everly Hotel; Ashley Gochnauer, Kimpton Everly Hotel; Steven Grunmyer, Milk And Honey; Elly Katz, Sages & Seekers; Lissa Alexandre, Scientology Media Productions; Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival; Robert Irwin, Solar Unlimited Inc. Photo by Marlene Panoyan
Chamber Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications from Hollywood Organizations
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for grants from community organizations. Grant recipients represent the diversity of need within the Hollywood community ranging from homeless services, to education, healthcare, arts, seniors, and public safety. To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must be a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation accepts grant applications twice a year with the deadlines at the end of May and end of October. When reviewing requests for financial assistance, the Foundation adheres to certain guidelines and gives preference to organizations that are well-managed and use their resources effectively; collaborate rather than compete with similar organizations; reach out to sometimes excluded groups; deliver services directly to those who need them; are 501(c)3 charitable organizations; address root causes of problems, rather than symptoms; and make a significant contribution to the economic vitality of Hollywood. Click here for a grant application
Register to Attend the Chamber's Business Series on L.A. Minimum Wage Rate and Paid Sick Leave, June 2nd
The Hollywood Chamber will be holding an educational series helping members in buidling a better business on June 2nd at the Chamber offices. Join us to learn about the minimum wage and paid sick leave that the City of Los Angeles has issued regarding L.A. Minimum Wage which take effect on July 1st. The poster needs to be placed in all businesses and includes information on the minimum wage and paid sick leave. For more information, please contact the Office of Wage Standards at 844-WAGESLA (924-3752) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://wagesla.lacity.org.
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Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies Award Honors Chancee Martorell of Thai CDC
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) hosted its 23rd Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton last week honoring Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders that continue to politically empower the AAPI community. The 2017 honorees were Chancee Martorell, Randall Park, and Verizon Communications. “Our 23rd Annual Awards Gala is the primary event that APAICS hosts where community leaders, business leaders, and the largest gathering of AAPI local, state, and federal elected officials and appointees come together to celebrate and honor our community’s accomplishments. Chancee Martorrell and Randall Park have been trailblazers throughout their careers. They have paved the way for our community to be represented in their respective industries. Verizon has been a constant supporter of APAICS for over 12 years. They believe in our mission to empower AAPIs in politics,” said Floyd Mori, CEO of APAICS. Our local leader Chancee Martorrell is the Executive Director for Thai Community Development Center in Hollywood. To learn more about the Thai CDC please visit www.thaicdc.org.
STREET CLOSURE - There will be street closures related to Wonder Woman premiere on Thursday, May 25th at the Pantages Theatre. This is different from the movie premiere last December, and is a one-block closure on Hollywood Blvd between Vine and Argyle, for ONE day only.
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Chamber to Honor Keri Russell on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actress Keri Russell will be honored with the 2,613th stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. Russell’s star will be dedicated in the category of Television at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Study. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be guest speakers Matt Reeves, co-creator of “Felicity,” and Joel Fields, Executive Producer and Writer of “The Americans,” and Director J.J. Abrams.
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.
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Hollywood Chamber Calendar
Monday, May 29th - Hollywood Chamber Office Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30th - Walk of Fame for Keri Russell - Watch LIVE
Wed-Thurs, May 31-April 1 - Sacramento Advocacy Trip - Register
Thursday, June 1st - Heroes of Hollywood at Taglyan - Register Sponsor
Friday, June 2nd, 9:30 a/m/ to 10:30 a.m. - Series on Wages, Paid Sick Leave RSVP
Thursday, June 15th, 5:30 p.m. - Business After Hours at Hollywood Museum - RSVP
Friday, June 16th, 12 to 2 p.m. - TEAM Meeting
Tuesday, June 20, 12 to 1:30 p.m. - Speed Leads - RSVP
Thursday, June 22nd, 8:30 a.m. - Economic Summit at the Arclight - Sponsor / Register
Tuesday, June 27th, 3:30 p.m. - Tourism Committee & Tour - RSVP
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