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

The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is at it working for you every day of every week.  Here are some of our activities from last week:

Chamber Plans an Exclusive Luncheon Featuring State Senate President ProTem Kevin de León, August 10th
Member businesses connected during the Chamber's Speed Leads networking opportunity. Photo by Kyle Lim

Chamber businesses met with a staff representative of L.A. Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, who chairs one of the committees considering a new street vending ordinance to point out the chaos that is occurring on Hollywood Blvd. since street vending was decriminalized by the City Council. They urged immediate action to allow enforcement by the LAPD.

The Chamber’s popular Speed Leads networking luncheon was held with a full house on hand to take advantage of the opportunity to make new friends and contacts. Speed Leads is a free networking program for Chamber members.

Fariba Kalantari, chair of the Chamber Community Foundation, presented $19,000 in grants to Hollywood nonprofit organizations.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for 800 Degrees at its 1521 Vine Street location to celebrate their latest renovations and innovations.

Chamber President Leron Gubler moderated the 4th annual State of the Valley Luncheon, presented by the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber's Sold-out Event to Celebrate Leron’s 25th Anniversary …along with several others!

Hollywood Celebrates Leron’s 25th Anniversary …along with several others!

The 'Celebration of Hollywood Anniversaries' event has been so popular that tickets have been sold out last week. The party in silver and sequins recognizes Leron Gubler for his 25 years at the helm of the Chamber and promises a night in Hollywood guests won’t forget! Program Emcees include Actress Tippi Hedren, celebrating the 50th anniversary of her film “The Countess from Hong Kong” and Producer Vin Di Bona, who is celebrating 10 years of having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Welcome Remarks by Councilmember David Ryu, CD-4

Media and party guests will also celebrate the anniversaries of Ana Martinez, who has been ‘handling the stars’ for 30 years and Vivian Kish, the Chamber’s executive assistant, who will be recognized for 20 years of service. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is the Presenting Sponsor and will be celebrating 20 years of membership with the Chamber. Variety is the Partnering Sponsor and Gold Level Sponsors include Kimpton Everly Hotel, Premiere Events, Belmont Village who are celebrating 15 years in Hollywood, Fancifull Gift Baskets & Fine Foods who are celebrating 30 years as a Chamber member, as well as the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel which will be celebrating 90 years in Hollywood! We also have recognitions planned for several of our Silver Level sponsors: Briggs Law will be recognized for 10 years as a Chamber member; Gift of Fame for 30 years as a Chamber member; Hollywood Hotel’s Jeff Zarrinnam for 30 years involved with the Chamber; IATSE Local 706 celebrates 85 years in Hollywood; JLL’s Nicole Mihalka for 15 years involved with the Chamber; Managed Career Solutions for 20 years as a Chamber member; Occidental Entertainment Group Holding’s Craig Darian for 30 years involved with the Chamber; and Paramount Contractors & Developers for 40 years as a Chamber member.

Guests and media are asked to wear silver or sequins and will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dessert displays, giveaways, photo stations, wine tastings, and festive decor to mark this special occasion. Other Silver Level sponsors are CIM Group, The CW Network, Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, The Original Farmers Market, Pavemint, and Southern California Gas Company. Supporting businesses include Anheuser-Busch, A Little Scene Flip Books, Bliss Spa, Bogart Spirits, Foto Spark, DJ Crash, KPR/Alison Kennedy, Nonstop Printing, TCS Premier Events, and 204 Events.

If you would like to help us congratulate Leron and celebrate our other Hollywood anniversaries, while gaining recognition as an event partner, please contact kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net

Chamber Welcomes 800 Degrees Pizza to Hollywood

Hollywood Chamber staff were on hand to help celebrate the opening of 800 Degrees Pizza with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Chef Anthony Carron created 800 Degrees Pizzeria, where craft cuisine and date-worthy atmospheres reign supreme. At their new location in the heart of Hollywood, 800 Degrees brings a uniquely American spirit to its authentic Italian Neapolitan pizza and fresh take on Chef's signature greens. Stop by and enjoy their delicious pizza at 1521 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Chamber Foundation Presents $19K in Grants to Community Organizations

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presented $19k to nine local community organizations in the form of grants last week. Dr. Fariba Kalantari, Chair of the Community Foundation presented checks to these organizations: Aviva Family & Children’s Services, Boys & Girls Club, Greenway Arts Alliance, Hollywood Arts Council, Hollywood Education & Literacy Project, Hollywood Heritage, Los Angeles Youth Network, NewFilmmakersLA, and Oasis of Hollywood. Photo by Kyle Lim

Chamber Foundation Plans All Hallow's Eve Party at Hollywood Forever, October 25th

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is planning its annual All Hallow's Eve Party, an event for Chamber members and their guests. Join the fun on Wednesday, October 25th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hollywood Forever at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Early Crow Special rate is $35 through October 22nd. Admission is $50 thereafter. Bring the kids to this family-friendly spooktacular and let children 12 and under roam with free admission. Hollywood Forever is the Presenting Sponsor of this annual staple event. Please consider supporting the Hollywood Community Foundation by assisting with this wonderful community event. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that awards about $50,000 a year in grants to Hollywood community non-profits. Opportunities still available for sponsorships, restaurants, and prize donations. See more photos from last year's party.

Wanted: Hollywood Chamber Looking to Fill a Job Opening for a Part-time Membership Coordinator

Do you love Hollywood as much as we do? Then consider working for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce! The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is looking to fill a part-time membership coordinator position. We need someone who has excellent communication and writing skills, proficient with Word and Excel, and excels in customer service! This is an ideal opportunity for someone working on a degree in communications, business, or similar. This could also be a great opportunity for a recent college graduate, who is looking for a great place to start, and make connections in the business community, as well as for someone who is just looking for an opportunity for extra income. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is one of the most prominent chambers and you will have the opportunity develop relationships while learning about community involvement. The position includes free parking, and an insight to the Hollywood business community! Click here for more information or to learn how to apply.


Members Invited to Annual Supplier Diversity Program

The California Public Utilities Commission invites businesses to participate in their 15th Annual GO 156 Supplier Diversity En Banc themed “Supplier Diversity: Broadening the Opportunity for Prosperity” which will be held on October 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. Hear the leaders of the California’s investor-owned utilities discuss their supplier diversity programs and contracting opportunities. You will also hear from local government, ethnic Chambers of Commerce, community based organizations, and emerging firms. For further information, please contact Drisha Melton at ddm@cpuc.ca.gov or call (213)620–2688.

Presale Special Offer for Hollywood Christmas Parade

Chamber Calls on Restaurants to Participate in Celebrating Police & Fire Appreciation Day, August 31stTake advantage of the 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade & Concert August Presale which will be held on Sunday, November 26th, at 5 p.m. Purchase 12 VIP grandstand seats for $1,000 which offers you admission to reserved parade seating and the Pre-Parade Concert!  With your purchase, you will send 12 veterans and their families (or families in need) to the parade grandstands and Pre-Parade Concert! Only grandstands seats include admission to the concert. Previous concerts have included Stevie Wonder, LeAnn Rimes, Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, India.Arie, Richie Sambora and more. To purchase these VIP tickets please contact, Ron Braverman at rb@ati.la or call 323-556-5600 ext 723

JOB OPENING - AT&T is hiring part time retail sales consultants. You may have what it takes to join our amazing team! Our Retail Sales Consultants build integrated solutions for our valued customers and meet/or exceed key sales objectives. They work with a full portfolio of awesome products including DIRECTV, connected car and wearables to name just a few! You’ll use your knowledge and passion to deliver an effortless customer experience while pursuing challenging and rewarding goals! This role comes with a very competitive salary and commission package as well as awesome benefits. We are passionate about innovation, we love our employees and we love connecting our customers to their world. Apply here: http://att.jobs/careers


$16 Whale Watching Special See 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures showcasing 100 years of Hollywood at the Hollywood Museum

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Jeff Dunham with Star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that performer Jeff Dunham will be honored with the 2,619th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 21, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Live Performance at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Eastown. “Jeff Dunham has single handedly revived the popularity of ventriloquism for the last three decades. He joins Edgar Bergen the first ventriloquist on the Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Emcee of star ceremonies. Helping Gubler to unveil the star will be guest speakers: Jay Leno and Howie Mandel.

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Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Tuesday, September 19th - Anniversaries Party at Kimpton Hotel SOLD OUT
Friday, September 22nd, 9:30-10:30am - Talk with Techies on Security, Backup - RSVP
Thursday, September 28th, 12 to 1 p.m. - Leadership Luncheon with Controller Betty Yee - RSVP
Wednesday, October 25th - All Hallow's Eve Party - Sponsor Register
Thursday, November 30th - State of the Entertainment Industry Conference - Sponsor

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