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

The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

May 24, 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 achievements from last week:

The Hollywood Chamber Delegation met with Senate President Pro Tem Kevin DeLeon in Sacramento .

A delegation from the Hollywood Chamber traveled to Sacramento for the Cal Chamber’s annual Small Business Conference.  While there, the Chamber met with Senate President Protempore Kevin DeLeon, Senator Ben Allen, and Assembly members Richard Bloom and Adrin Nazarian.  The Chamber visits regularly with our state representatives to inform them of issues important to our member businesses.

Daytime television star Deidre Hall, celebrating her 40th year on soap operas, received the 2,581st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Eastown mixed-use complex.  On hand to help her celebrate were numerous stars from the daytime drama, Days of our Lives, including actress Susan Seaforth Hayes.  The Walk of Fame continues to generate publicity around the world that draws tourists to Hollywood.

Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler testified at a Los Angeles public hearing in support of the 25-year master plan for Paramount Pictures.  The master plan will enable Paramount to remain competitive with other major motion picture studios, and will create thousands of permanent jobs in Hollywood.  The Chamber is an advocate for actions that will maintain a strong economy in our community.

The Chamber’s popular bi-monthly networking luncheon, Speed Leads, was held at the Chamber with a luncheon provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering.  Speed Leads is a free benefit of your membership and enables you to make new business contacts and friends.  Be sure to take advantage of opportunities that the Chamber affords to grow your business.

The Board of Directors voted to support several bills introduced by Assembly member Richard Bloom designed to encourage more affordable housing.  They also supported redistricting reform of the County board of supervisors. They voted to support the tobacco tax amendment on the November ballot and to oppose the Drug Price Relief Act.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Wednesday, May 25th - Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for Angelica Maria - Watch LIVE
Monday, May 30th - Hollywood Chamber offices closed for Memorial Day
Thursday, June 2nd, 12 noon to 2 p.m. - TEAM Hollywood Meeting - Register
Thursday, June 9th, 4:30 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee - Register
Tuesday, June 14th, 12 noon - Healthcare Committee Meeting - Register
Wednesday, June 15th - Breakfast with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti - Sponsor - Register
Thursday, June 23rd, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Economic Development Summit - Sponsor - Register
Tuesday, June 28th, 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Tourism Committee Meeting - Register
Wednesday, June 29th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Mixer at The Fonda Theatre - Register
Tuesday, July 19th - LA’s Largest Mixer - Register at www.lamixer.com
Friday, Aug. 12, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon with President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon - Sponsor
Thursday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon with Councilmember David Ryu - Sponsor





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Gubler Blogs: Master Plan Is Of Paramount Importance

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS a blog by Leron Gubler

Last week, the City held a public hearing on the proposed 25-year Master Plan for Paramount Pictures. This storied studio, which dates back to 1912, is the last remaining major studio located in Hollywood proper. Warner Bros., Columbia, Fox and Disney got their start here, but all moved out many decades ago. As hearings go, this one was cordial. Even those who had issues were on their best behavior. Everyone understands how important Paramount is to our community. Read more at www.hollywoodchamber.biz

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.

HealthCare Committee Publishes Healthy Hollywood Pages

Hollywood HotDeals - a member benefit presented by the Hollywood Chamber of CommerceThe Healthcare Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce published "Healthy Hollywood Pages" promotional pamphlet which was distributed at the Hollywood Expo. The brochure lists the numerous organizations throughout Hollywood which assist, promote, and support the community in obtaining a healthier lifestyle. The health resource guide provides contact information for Chamber member companies which are at the forefront in their respective industries and professions in Hollywood. Healthy Hollywood Pages was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Genesis Financial & Insurance Services, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, and Optometrix. Additional sponsors included AltaMed General Pediatrics, Aviva Family and Children’s Services, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. View Healthy Hollywood Pages.

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

Check out our Members' Hollywood Hot Deals

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. Check out the lastest deals from members of the Hollywood Chamber at http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/hotdeals

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 to Honor Angelica Maria with Star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Angélica María, Mexico’s sweetheart as she is affectionately known in Latin America will be honored with the 2,582nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Live Theatre/Performance will be unveiled at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Live Nation.
“We are thrilled to honor triple threat performer Angélica María! Fans from around the world have been anxiously awaiting to see Angélica be placed on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame, an accolade she truly deserves,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Helping Emcee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Angélica Vale and Diego Boneta. Watch the star ceremony exlusively LIVE on www.walkoffame.com.

Hollywood Chamber Honors Deidre Hall with Star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actress Deidre Hall with the 2,581st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 19, 2016. The star in the category of Television was dedicated at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Eastown. Helping Emcee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber Leron Gubler to unveil the star was Susan Seaforth Hayes. “Soap opera fans are thrilled that their favorite star honored on the Walk of Fame,” said Gubler. “Deidre’s long career on television is proof she is a huge fan favorite and we welcome her to Hollywood Boulevard.” Watch the star ceremony exlusively LIVE on www.walkoffame.com.

The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Committee Now Accepting Walk Of Fame Nominations For Year 2017

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Deadline for submission is on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 12 noon. No exceptions. 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 2017. “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 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 late June. See www.walkoffame.com for updates.

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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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

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