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The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is working on your behalf – rain or shine! Last week was a busy one for the Chamber on several fronts:

The Chamber hosted hundreds of members who dropped by to view and celebrate the Chamber’s new home at 6255 Sunset. This was the first major move of the Chamber in 25 years, and positions the Chamber well to serve its members for many years to come.

The Chamber Board voted to elect Jeff Zarrinnam, President & CEO of the Hollywood Hotel, as the incoming chair of the Hollywood Chamber. He will be joined by Donelle Dadigan as Senior Vice Chair; Bill Roschen, Nicole Mihalka and Michelle Sobrino as vice chairs; Dwayne Gathers as Treasurer, and Carole Sarian as Secretary. They will be installed at a luncheon on Friday, March 31st.

Actor George Segal received the 2,602nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Warner Pacific Theatre. A five-decade veteran of stage, television and film, he was joined by the cast of The Goldbergs, his latest hit show. Other stars who turned out for the ceremony included David Spade, Kevin Smith, Paula Prentiss, Peter Bonerz, and Richard Benjamin.

The Heroes of Hollywood Committee met to begin planning for their event, which will take place on Thursday, June 1st. If you have a suggestion for a nominee to be honored at the event, please complete the form and get it in. The event is a benefit for the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation.

The East Hollywood Business Improvement District held its first retreat, which was facilitated by Lee Wochner of Counterintuity.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Thursday, February 23rd - Awards Media Welcome Center - Not open to public
Sunday, February 26th - Academy Awards - View street closures
Tuesday, February 28th, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tourism Committee - RSVP
Thursday, March 2nd, 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame Watch LIVE
Tuesday, March 7th - Election Day
Tuesday, March 21st, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Economic Development Committee
Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Business After Hours at Teddy's Register
Friday, March 31st, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Installation at Hilton Universal Sponsor

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Gubler Blogs: A Few Observations About Measure S

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS a blog by Leron Gubler

With only two weeks to go until the election, there has been a lot of “ink” written on the topic of Measure S. You’ve heard the statistics about how this measure is going to cost our economy $1.9-billion and 12,000 jobs for each year it is in place. You’ve heard about its devastating impact on affordable housing, especially in light of the passage of Measure HHH to build permanent supportive housing that Measure S would make difficult to build. And you have heard the claims of the proponents that only five percent of the proposed construction within the City will be impacted. Read more

SAY NO on MEASURE S: A Recipe for Recession

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS a blog by Leron GublerThe Hollywood Chamber needs your help to defeat Measure S – the anti-growth moratorium. The Chamber is teaming up with the No on Measure S Campaign to recruit volunteers for a Hollywood Chamber phone bank on Tuesday, February 28th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m at the LA Labor Federation – 2130 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles. Please let us know if you will be able to help us spread the word about the devastating consequences of Measure S.

For more information on why you should vote no on Measure S, please visit www.goestoofar.com and read the latest “All About Jobs” blog from Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler.

Chamber Plans Annual Awards Media Welcome Center, February 23rd at TCL Chinese Theatre

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Adam Levine with Walk of Fame Star

Each year, media from all over the world look forward the visiting the Hollywood Chamber’s Awards Media Welcome Center where they can learn what’s happening in Hollywood before, during, and long after award season. This year’s Media Welcome Center will be presented by Variety at the TCL Chinese Theatre on February 23rd. The annual event is by invite only and will kick off at 11 a.m. with an exclusive sneak peek of the Hollywood Museum’s Walk of Fame exhibit. In conjunction, Top End Constructors will have a live demonstration showing the making of a Walk of Fame star, and the media will be invited to interact with the process. Immediately following, Madame Tussauds will unveil their revamped wax figure of Meryl Streep.

The Presenting Sponsor of this annual event is Variety. The Partnering sponsor is Madame Tussauds. Platinum level sponsors include the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, Line 204 Events, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and TCL Chinese Theatre. Gold level sponsors include Bobby Salazar's Mexican Foods, Gift of Fame Enterprises, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood American Legion Post #43, Metro MD Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and Top End Constructors, Inc.. Silver level sponsors include Bliss Spa, L.A. SmashCakes, Monster Energy, Hint Water, and Sprinkles. To learn how your company can be promoted to the international press during award season, contact Kaylee Kiecker at kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net

Hollywood Chamber Celebrated Open House at Sunset Media Center

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS a blog by Leron Gubler
David Simon of Kilory Realty, Chair Fariba Kalantari, DDS, and President/CEO Leron Gubler cut the velvet cake at the Open House Reception. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held an Open House on Valentine’s Day celebrating the move to its new office location at Sunset Media Center. The reception was presented by Kilroy Realty Corp at 6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150 in Hollywood. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of CD13, LAPD, LAFD, member businesses and non-members joined the celebration. Festivities included Valentine’s Day booth, delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, red velvet celebration cake, chair massages, music, giveaways and prizes. The Hollywood Chamber would like to thank David Simon and the Kilroy team. The Chamber also would like to thank Premiere Events, The Party Staff, Bliss Spa, FotoSpark, Fabiolus, Bobby Salazar’s, Sweet E’s, Tic-Tock, and Resilience DJs.

View photos from the Open House here and on our Facebook page.

Support Re-election of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS a blog by Leron Gubler

The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell for re-election to represent the 13th Council District of the City of Los Angeles and strongly urges Chamber members to contribute to his election.  “It would be great if Councilmember O’Farrell could be re-elected in the Primary on March 7th,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler.  He has been a real leader on the City Council and in Hollywood.” Gubler noted that he has fought to address small business issues, bringing order to Hollywood Boulevard, supporting the arts and historic preservation, and reasonable infill development as well as finding solutions to homeless issues.  In the crowded primary with several opponents, if the Councilman secures 51 percent of the vote, there would be no need for a run-off.  The Chamber encourages its members to contribute to “Neighbors United to Re-Elect Mitch O’Farrell 2017”, an independent expenditure campaign working for his re-election.  Download the attached form to make your contribution.


Now Accepting Nominations: 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. The annual event recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have taken extraordinary strides for the Hollywood community. All net proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales will be awarded in the form of grants to non-profit organizations this fall. 

Nominate Your Hero - The Community Foundation welcomes back volunteer co-chairs Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of the Paley Center for Media. Carole and Cindy need your help in identifying Heroes who make Hollywood a better place to live and work. Nominate your favorite individual, business, or non-profit organization by completing a Heroes of Hollywood Nomination Form at www.hollywoodchamber.net/heroes. Deadline to submit is Monday, April 10th by 4 p.m.

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Adam Levine with Walk of Fame Star

Chamber to Honor Elvis Duran with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Adam Levine with Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that radio personality Elvis Duran will be honored with the 2,603rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 2nd, at 11:30 a.m. PST The star in the category of Radio will be dedicated at 1717 Vine Street at the Redbury Hotel and across the street from the iconic Capitol Records Building.

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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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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