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

The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

August 26, 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:

Committee members networked and enjoyed the panoramic view of Hollywood. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

  • A summer social was held by the Economic Development Committee high atop the Broadway Building at the corner of Hollywood & Vine. It was a way for members to get better acquainted and to view the revitalization underway in Hollywood.

  • Chair Beth Marlis held her first “Coffee with the Chair” and met with members to discuss any issues and concerns that they have. Because of the positive reception to being able to meet one-on-one with the Chair, she plans to repeat it at a later date.

  • The date of Friday, November 13th  at Loews Hollywood Hotel was confirmed for the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. The Chamber organizes this annual event to focus on the key issues impacting this critical industry.

  • Chamber President Leron Gubler attended a meeting with area businesses and the LAPD and Hollywood Entertainment District to address chronic homeless issues that have impacted the Ivar Boulevard neighborhood.

  • The Chamber presented its monthly Tech 101 Seminar, which focused on “Gamification” and how it can be used to promote businesses. These free-to-member seminars provide excellent information that will help your business to succeed.

  • Chamber Exec. VP Kaylee Kiecker represented the Chamber at the annual Tourism Visitor Marketing Outlook Conference. The Chamber staff stays on top of the latest developments in tourism in order to represent the interests of our local tourism-dependent businesses.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Thursday, August 27th at 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame Star ceremony for Joe Smith WATCH LIVE

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

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

Wednesday, September 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - HealthCare's National Recovery Month Register

Thursday, September 10th, at 4:30 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee at Hollywood Chamber Register

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

Tuesday, September 15th, 8 a.m. Economic Development Committee Register

Tuesday, September 29th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - September Mixer at Dave & Buster’s Register

Wednesday, September 30th at 8:30 a.m. - Healthcare Committee Register

Thursday, October 1st, 12 noon - Sheila Kuehl Luncheon at W Hollywood

Wednesday, October 14th at 12 noon - TEAM Meeting at Hollywood Chamber

Tuesday, October 27th, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. - All Hallow’s Eve at Hollywood Forever

Friday, November 13th - Entertainment Industry Conference at Loews Hotel




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Support our Local Heroes Through the Chamber's Annual Police & Firefighters Appreciation Day

At last year's annual Police & Fire Appreciation Day in support of local heroes. Photos by Marlene Panoyan

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

The Hollywood Chamber will be hosting the annual Police and Firefighters Appreciation Day on Friday, September 11th at the Hollywood Division Police Station. “This is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for the men and women in uniform who work hard every day protecting our community,” said Kaylee Kiecker, Executive Vice President of the Hollywood Chamber. “It’s inspiring to see celebrities helping our restaurants serve their best dishes to Hollywood’s finest!”

The Chamber encourages you to rise to the occasion! Proudly express your gratitude, while promoting your company to our officers and firefighters!

There are three ways that members can get involved:
1. Serve your most popular menu items and showcase your restaurant
2. Send in a pledge of $100 or more
3. Donate a raffle prize

Please send contributions to:
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
ATTN: Police & Fire BBQ
7018 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Participating supporters so far include Avalon Hollywood, Celebrity Centre, 33 Taps, The Argyle Hollywood, Ciabatta Bar, Fabiolus Cucina, Fresh Brothers, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, McDonald’s, Taglyan Cultural Complex, Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Senior Star Power / Senior Star Search, $10 Boutique, The Academy of Magical Arts, Beso, Cabo Cantina, Jameson's Irish Pub, Pantages Theatre - Nederlander West, and ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen.


Chamber Tech101 Discusses Gamification

The Hollywood Chamber held its monthly Tech101 Educational Series last week highlighting the popular marketing techniques of Gamification and mobile content. Manish Bhardia of Adeptek (right) discussed increasing customer engagement through gamification, and Nick Cavarra of Social Punch Marketing (left) focused on how to harness the power of mobile. Participants learnt how to use mobile technology to promote themselves and drive more business. Chamber’s SCORE mentor Richard Krelstein noted the importance of these series to help businesses keep up with technology as it continues to evolve. Attendee Maryann Udel, Entertainment Account Manager of Oakwood Temporary Housing won a gift package from Microsoft valued at $600., The next Tech101 will be held on Friday , September 19th at the Hollywood Chamber. Stay tuned for further details. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

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.

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 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 Joe Smith

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that music executive Joe Smith will be honored with the 2,558th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated in front of the historic Capitol Records Building at 1750 N. Vine Street. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt. Watch star ceremony LIVE exclusively at www.walkoffame.com.

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