The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Working for YOU …
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is constantly at work representing your interests and seeking to strengthen the Hollywood economy. Here are a few of our activities from last week:
Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler published his It’s All About Jobs blog and did a “Post Mortem” on the Measure S election, offering suggestions on moving forward after the election. Read Gubler's blog
The Chamber Board of Directors met and were briefed on the new mobility plan for Griffith Park and on the status of creating a Hollywood Wayfinding Signage Program.
The Board adopted positions in support of AB 943 that would require a two-thirds vote on local measures that would curb development, and voted to oppose AB1506, which would repeal the Costa Hawkins Act, which established rules governing rent control.
An orientation session was held for new directors coming onto the Chamber board of directors.
Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler was interviewed by KNBC about proposed state legislation that would regulate tour buses to require an inspection program of vehicles to ensure they meet safety standards.
Chamber staff attended a meeting with the Salvation Army to review how the new homeless feeding program operating on their property has functioned since the beginning of the year
Chamber Plans Hollywood Expo, the Ultimate Exposure for Businesses at Avalon Hollywood, April 26th
Plans are underway for the Chamber’s 29th Hollywood Expo at the world-famous Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, April 26th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The annual function is a premiere networking event and provides exhibitors an ideal opportunity to showcase their business and make new introductions. As of press time, Diamond Level sponsors include Avalon Hollywood, Foto Spark, and Harman Press. Platinum Level sponsors include. Anheuser-Busch, Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, Line 204 Events, and Resilience DJs. Silver Level sponsors include Fresh Brothers, Hollywood American Legion Post #43, Hollywood Heritage, Hollywood Hotel, LA SmashCakes, Managed Career Solutions, Original Farmers Market, RAD Financial and Insurance Solutions Inc., SoCal Self Storage - Hollywood & Bronson, Universal Studios Hollywood, and YogaWorks. Continue reading
Paul Sorvino to be Honored at Installation & Awards Luncheon, March 31st
Actor Paul Sorvino will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chamber’s 96th annual Installation & Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon, on Friday, March 31st. The day will begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m. at the Universal Hilton Hotel, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, followed by the luncheon at noon. Admission is $75 for Chamber members, with reserved tables of 10 at $800. Reservations can be made by going to Chamber Events at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.
As of press time, Variety will be presenting the luncheon. Gold Level Sponsors include FilmL.A., Inc., Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, and MBS Equipment Company. Silver Level sponsors include AT&T, Belmont Village Senior Living, Hollywood Heights, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Liner LLP, Pantages Theatre / Nederlander Concerts, and Southern California Gas Company. Anyone interested in being a sponsor should contact Kaylee Kiecker at the Chamber.
Brooklyn-born actor Paul Sorvino began his career as a 16-year-old singer continue reading
Support the Chamber Community Foundation's Heroes of Hollywood Set for June 1st at Tagylan Cultural Complex
Plans are underway for the 2017 Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon hosted by the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 1st at the Taglyan Cultural Complex at 1201 Vine St., in Hollywood, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event co-chairs Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of Braun Consulting urge businesses to sponsor this event which serves as a fundraiser for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation. As of press time, The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is the event’s Platinum Level sponsor, and Taglyan Cultural Complex is Gold Level sponsor. Silver Level sponsors include Famous Hollywood Dental Care, FilmL.A., Inc., Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, The Original Farmers Market, Pacific Commerce Bank, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Southern California Gas Company, and US Bank.
Sponsorship opportunities for Heroes of Hollywood luncheon are still available. Please contact the Hollywood Chamber for further details at (323)469-8311.
Weekday DASH bus service to Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre Begin
The City of Los Angeles began weekday DASH bus service to Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre on Tuesday, March 21st, in an effort to improve access and reduce traffic congestion. With weekend service already in place, there will be access every day from the Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station to the two historic venues, local hiking trails, and Hollywood Sign viewing. Continue reading
California's Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 Adds Four Relocating TV Series
Year-two of California’s expanded Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 will end very much as it began – by scoring new and relocating TV projects ready to create jobs across the Golden State. The fifth and final tax credit application period (held February 10 – 17) for the current fiscal year brings an additional four relocating TV series; a pair from New York (“The Affair” and “The OA”), and another pair from Vancouver (“Lucifer” and “Legion”). With their arrival, a total of 11 TV series have relocated to California under Program 2.0. Continue reading
Tax Credits Available for California Business through the California Competes Tax Credit
The next California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) offers more than $68 million in available tax credits. This program is open to any business planning to create new full-time jobs in the state, regardless of size or location. Since 2014, GO-Biz has awarded over $400-million to 574 companies that are projected to create over 60,000 jobs and make $13.5-billion in investments. Continue reading
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Chamber to Honor Haim Saban with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that iconic producer and Power Rangers creator, Haim Saban will be honored with the 2,605th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, March 22nd, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Egyptian Theatre. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be producer and songwriter, David Foster and producer and TV personality, Simon Cowell.
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
Wednesday, March 22nd, 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame Watch LIVE
Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Business After Hours at Teddy's RSVP
Thursday, March 30th, 5:30 p.m. - Jimmy Gomez Fundraiser at the
Friday, March 31st, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Installation at Hilton Register Sponsor
Tuesday, April 18th, 12 noon - Speed Leads Register
Wednesday, April 26th - Hollywood Expo at the Avalon - Exhibit / Register
Friday, April 28th, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. - How to be Relevant Today! - RSVP
Mon-Wed, May 22-24 Washington, D.C Advocacy Trip - Register
Wed-Thurs, May 31-April 1 - Sacramento Advocacy Trip - Register
Thursday, June 1st - Heroes of Hollywood at Taglyan - Register Sponsor
Thursday, June 22nd, 8:30 a.m. - Economic Summit at the Arclight - Sponsor
SAVE THE DATE Breakfast with CD4 Councilmember David Ryu:
Hear the Council Office's update on
Thursday, April 6, 8 a.m. hosted by Hollywood Hotel, at 1160 No. Vermont Ave. in Hollywood.
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