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

The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

July 29, 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:

Hollywood Chamber honored Kristin Chenoweth with star on Walk of Fame. Photo by Bob Freeman

  • Kristin Chenoweth, star of stage, television and movies, was honored with the 2,555th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Appropriately, her star was placed in front of the Pantages Theatre. On hand to help her celebrate was legendary actress Carol Burnett (who grew up in Hollywood!) and Emmy-award winning executive producer and director Kenny Ortega. The Chamber’s administration of the Walk of Fam helps to reinforce the Hollywood brand around the world.

  • Los Angeles Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana briefed the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Chamber on current citywide issues, including the City’s financial situation, closing the structural gap, business tax reform and livability initiatives. By interacting with top officials, the Chamber is able to share the business perspective on issues and challenges affecting our members. Just one more way your Chamber of Commerce represents you.

  • The Economic Development Committee was briefed on the proposed Rescore Project at Cahuenga and Fountain, which will include 369 apartments. In addition, they discussed the results of the Chamber-commissioned Economic Trends in Hollywood Study with a representative of Beacon Economics, that performed the study. The Chamber is the best source of information on what is happening in Hollywood.

  • The HealthCare Committee was relaunched after a lapse of a few years. Co-chairs Sam Smith of Genesis Financial and Dr. Fariba Kalantari, DDS, of Famous Hollywood Dental Care, were thrilled with the attendance at the first meeting. The committee plans to formulate a vision and mission statement and then put together programs that will benefit Hollywood Chamber members about current healthcare issues.

  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Wanderlust Yoga, located at the corner of Highland and DeLongpre Avenues. Feel free to drop by and visit the impressive new facility, which even contains a café. The Chamber helps to provide marketing and promotion opportunities for its members. Take advantage of the many offerings the Chamber provides.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

  • Wednesday, August 5th at 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame star ceremony for Mariah Marey Watch LIVE

  • Wednesday, August 5th at 12 noon - TEAM Hollywood Committee Meeting Register

  • Thursday, August 20th, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Coffee with The Chair Register

  • Friday, August 21st, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Tech 101 Register

  • Thursday, August 27 at 4 p.m. - Tourism Committee at Hollywood Chamber

  • Thursday, August 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - August Mixer at Raleigh Studios Register

  • Friday, September 11 - Police & Firefighters Appreciation Day PRIVATE EVENT Support




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Gubler Blogs: Millennials Setting the Pace for Hollywood's Future

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS a blog by Leron Gubler

At our recent Hollywood Economic Development Summit, keynote speaker Victor Coleman of Hudson Pacific Properties, shared some fascinating statistics.

He said that 35 percent of Hollywood’s population (zip codes 90028 and 90038) is made up of Millennials (those in the 18 to 35 years old bracket). That is the largest concentration of Millennials of any community within Los Angeles County. It is greater than West L.A., which contains 29 percent Millennials and Santa Monica, which comes in with 24 percent Millennials. Read more at www.hollywoodchamber.biz

Chamber Members are Invited to Coffee with The Chair, August 20th

In a continuing commitment to facilitate communications between members and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board and staff, Board Chair Beth Marlis will be making herself available for an informal meeting on Thursday, August 20th, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Hollywood Chamber offices. Please join us and ask any questions you may have about the Chamber, to share observations, suggestions and valuable feedback you have about local issues or ways in which Chamber services can be improved. Or simply come to meet and get better acquainted! You can also learn more about what the board and its various committees are working on this year. Coffee and continental breakfast will be served. The Hollywood Chamber is located at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Partial validation is available for $4 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Please register online by August 18th here http://business.hollywoodchamber.net/events/details/coffee-with-the-chair-24

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Add your Upcoming Event to our Online Hollywood Chamber 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.

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Contribute and Help Support the Chamber's Annual Police & Firefighters Appreciation Day

Hollywood Walk of Fame official website - www.walkoffame.comThe Hollywood Chamber invites Hollywood businesses to support the Police and Firefighters Appreciation Day! Join the efforts on Friday, September 11th at the Hollywood Division Police Station, located at 1358 N. Wilcox Ave. as the Hollywood Chamber salutes the true heroes in the community all while enjoying some good old fashioned BBQ favorites. “This is a great community event where we show our appreciation for men and women in uniform who help protect our neighborhoods,” said Kaylee Kiecker, Executive Vice President of the Hollywood Chamber. “Locals and celebrities alike love to participate at this event and show appreciations.” Avalon Hollywood is sponsoring this annual tradition. The Chamber is seeking the help of the Hollywood community. Please email info@hollywoodchamber.net to volunteer or make a contribution.

Find Your True North: Chamber Welcomes Wanderlust Hollywood

Pictured from left are Jonelle Roman, JJ Connaughton, Jeff Krasno, Sean Hoess, Leron Gubler, and Monica Ross. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce staff were on hand to help celebrate the grand opening of the new Wanderlust Hollywood. Whether you’re an experienced yogi, meditator or are brand new to practice, you can find your ideal classes at Wanderlust at levels from beginner to expert and a wide variety of styles. Patrons can also nourish with seasonal food and fresh juices. Wanderlust café, created by celebrated chef Seamus Mullen, is open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and on-the-go food and drink. You can also drop in on an eye-opening lecture or give one of your own. Located at 1357 N. Highland Avenue in Hollywood. Stop by to welcome Wanderlust to the community and check out their facility and yoga classes. Call (323)967-8855 or visit http://wanderlusthollywood.com.

Check out our Members' Hollywood Hot Deals

Hollywood HotDeals - a member benefit presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

The 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 Ventocilla Talk show, a live digital radio show played in KLEDLIVE.com 91.1FM. The show will be playing the Chamber's Hollywood Hot Deals as 30 or 60 seconds commercials, directed to members who offer deals to member businesses and the community, and will now be able to benefit from an additional exposure on KLEDLIVE.com digital the radio, with almost 15 live radio hosts, whose shows  are re-broadcasted after midnight. Kledlive.com: From the heart of Hollywood and around the world this is www.Kledlive.com.

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 Announces Star Ceremony for Mariah Carey

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that singer Mariah Carey will be honored with the 2,556th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 5th at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard.
Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be celebrity guest speakers, LA Reid, Lee Daniels, and Brett Ratner. “Finally, all questions regarding when Mariah Carey will be honored with a star are answered! Fans have repeatedly asked us when their favorite singer would be honored, and now is the time! We are thrilled that we can add one of the world’s biggest talents to our Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. Watch star ceremony LIVE exclusively at www.walkoffame.com.

Chamber Honors Kristin Chenoweth with Star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actress Kristin Chenoweth with the 2,555th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week on Friday, July 24th. The star in the category of Live Theatre/Performance was dedicated next to the historic Pantages Theatre, at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were Walk of Famer Carol Burnett and Kenny Ortega. “We are thrilled to have triple threat and veteran of the stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth on our iconic Walk of Fame. The chatter is that fans are very excited to see their favorite actress receiving the coveted star on Hollywood’s most famous sidewalk,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

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.

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On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/hwdwalkoffame
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