The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce December 3, 2013
Working for YOU ...
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:
The City of Los Angeles once again presented The Hollywood Christmas Parade! This year marked the 82nd anniversary of the parade on Sunday following the Thanksgiving Holiday. From the Heart of Hollywood, floats marched down the Boulevard starting on Hollywood Blvd at Orange, through Vine and Sunset Boulevard and back to Orange.
Refer a New Member and Help the Chamber to Reach 900 by 2014!
The Hollywood Chamber is enlisting our valued members to help us reach a goal of 900 members by the start of 2014! Each member who refers a new member before the end of the year will receive two complimentary admissions to signature Chamber events. There is no limit to amount of referrals. “It is important for a Chamber to have a large database of engaged members. This allows us more clout with public officials and stronger outreach opportunities for our members”, said Kaylee Kiecker, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. “Reaching a goal of 900 members will be a record year for us!” To learn more about the Chamber's referral program, please call 323-469-8311.
Promote Your Event Space as Part of the Chamber's ‘Hollywood for the Holidays’ Online Complimentary Guide Brought to You by the Tourism Committee
If you're planning an event during this holiday season, take a close look at “Hollywood for the Holidays” Guide presented by the Hollywood Chamber Tourism Committee. The online guide helps promote local event venues and features a variety of locations that are available in the area just in time for the holiday. This opportunity presents a free advertisement for all Chamber members who offer event space for the holidays. This online guide will have continued promotion through the end of January 2014, reaching more than 3,000 contacts via Hollywood Business Advocate weekly newsletter, made available on the Hollywood Chamber’s website www.hollywoodchamber.net, and promoted in the Chamber’s newsletter. Check out Hollywood For the Holidays today before you plan your next event.
Holiday Shopping Tips to Avoid Dangerous Fakes
When logging online to fulfill holiday purchases, be aware of the pervasive problem of online counterfeiting and piracy. Through the Dangerous Fakes campaign, Global Intellectual Property Center is issuing consumer alert tips to empower holiday shoppers to make smart decisions and avoid counterfeits. Learn more at www.DangerousFakes.com. #DangerousFakes
Beware of the
Unfortunately we always see
a huge spike in counterfeits during the holiday
season! Heading into the holiday shopping
season, everyone is looking for a good deal. The
Los Angeles city leaders are warning consumers
that counterfeit handbags and watches are
hurting the U.S. economy. They look like the
real thing, but officials are cracking down this
holiday season on counterfeit goods, and say
they are costing Americans jobs. "Counterfeit
goods, as we all know, victimize the consumer,"
said L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer. "They
victimize our business community. They cost jobs
and they jeopardize public safety."
of bogus items like
designer handbags, shoes, purses and luxury
Congressman Schiff Invites you to a Holiday Gathering to Benefit Veterans with their 'One Warm Coat' Drive
You are cordially invited to Congressman Adam Schiff Holiday Gathering and Donation Drive on Monday. December 9th, from 5 to 7pm at Schiff Hollywood Office at the historic Hollywood and Western Building, Main Floor Gallery, 5500 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. CA 90046. Los Angeles County has the largest population of homeless veterans in the country. This year they are collecting items for the homeless Veterans in our area, assisting the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank with their "One Warm Coat'" drive. Donate a new or gently used coat or blanket, new gym socks, hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste. shower supplies). Please rsvp to Patricia Horton at email@example.com or 818-841-2828. Limited parking adjacent to the building and surrounding public parking. This is a free event open to all.
Lord Updates her Popular Book 'Hollywood: Then and Now'
Hollywood Chamber member Rosemary Lord has revived her book Hollywood: Then and Now® with Independent Publishers Group just in time for the holiday season. The book is a compilation of 144-pages of historic Hollywood and features early photographs matched with specially commissioned contemporary images of the same locations, including Graumann’s Chinese Theatre and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, and show what has changed and what has remained after 100 years of Hollywood. Sites include Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood and Vine, Immaculate Heart High School, Beachwood Village, Hollywoodland, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood High School, Gower Street, Lasky Studios, Fox Studios, Chaplin Field, MGM Studios, RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Chateau Marmont, Whitley Heights, Roosevelt Hotel, and the Garden of Allah and more. “Hollywood: Then and Now” is a fascinating comparison of the orange groves and bean fields of yesterday with the slick urban existence that is Hollywood today Moorish and Spanish revival architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright homes still stand alongside modern structures such as Frank Gehry's breathtaking Disney Concert Hall. Send this book as a gift or order your copy today.
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Chamber Prepares to Publish Annual Hollywood Business Resource Book
The Hollywood Chamber is currently working on the annual Hollywood Business Resource Book which is scheduled for publication at the end of the year. The most comprehensive book on Hollywood is just one of the many ways your Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is working to benefit its members and their businesses in Hollywood. The Hollywood Business Resource Book is an annual guide to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and a directory of Chamber’s membership with a distribution of some 10,000 copies. It also offers a glimpse of Hollywood’s entertainment industry, tourism sector, dining and nightlife. “We encourage our members to take advantage of this great opportunity to promote their businesses in the Hollywood Business Resource Book,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber. “This is a valuable reference tool when you are looking for help, entertainment, or old friends in Hollywood–we know it will bring business to those of you who advertise in its pages.”
Hear Chamber's Upcoming Hollywood Hot Deals on KLEDLIVE Radio Show
The Underground Experience is a live radio show played in KLEDLIVE.com 91.1FM. The show will be playing the Chamber’s Hollywood Hot Deals. Members of the Chamber who offer deals to member businesses and the community will now be able to benefit from an additional exposure on the radio. Kledlive, has 15 live hosts that play their shows and are re-broadcasted after midnight. Kledlive.com: From the heart of Hollywood and around the world this is www.Kledlive.com.
Special offers from Chamber members with Hollywood Hot Deals
Chamber Publishes Popular Hollywood Economic Development Update 2013
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce recently published its popular Hollywood Economic Development Update 2013. The resourceful guide lists more than 60 projects in an 8''x10'' color brochure. It provides a glimpse of Hollywood's major developments along with renderings of projects currently underway in Hollywood and places them on a map of the area. Categories include commercial, retail, attractions, educational institutions, hotels, medical facilities, office rehabilitations/new construction, public facilities, restaurants/night clubs, and new residential/mixed use projects. The brochure also includes 10 reasons to invest in Hollywood along with contact information of major community resources. Attendees of the Chamber's Hollywood Economic Development Summit received a complimentary copy of this resourceful economic guide. Click here to learn how you can obtain your own print copy of the Hollywood Economic Development Update 2013.
Read about New Rules for Tour Sales in Hollywood in the New Issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate
The new issue of the Chamber's Hollywood Business Advocate tackles in this issue the new rules regarding tour sales in Hollywood. The magazine also addresses valet parking, the Chamber's Entertainment Industry conference, and "Keeping Hollywood in Hollywood." The Hollywood Business Advocate bi-monthly publication promotes Hollywood Chamber's news, advocacy agenda, events and activities. It also introduces new members of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The full color publication is mailed directly to members of the Hollywood Chamber, local officials, decision makers and Hollywood's business leaders. For questions and advertising rates, please contact Marlene Panoyan, Director of Communications at 323-469-8311 x17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hollywood Chamber to Honor Thalia with Star on the Walk Of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that performer Thalia will be honored with the 2,514th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. PST. “Thalia is hailed by her fans as the queen of Latin Pop. She is a singer and actress, as well as an author, radio personality and entrepreneur” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “The woman can’t be stopped, and we are proud to honor and welcome her to our Walk of Fame family.”
Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will help Thalia unveil the 2,514th star in the category of Recording at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hollywood Hotel. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on 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!
The 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
On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/hwdwalkoffame
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Get Your Apple Product from Office Depot
Office Max is offering an exciting Apple Promotion for Chamber members -- Just in time for the Holiday and Year End Shopping Season! It features special pricing 5 to 10 percent off on a variety of Apple products for Chamber members who shop online with the Chamber Program or want to sign up! The savings are good for online purchases with BSD business accounts through the end of the year. Click here to get your Apple product today: http://www.benefitscorporation.com/HollywoodChamber.php
Not yet a member of the Hollywood Chamber? Click here to start saving today on a variety of products and services!
Chamber's Official Hollywood Walk of Fame Reception Guide Offers Members the Opportunity to Place Their Business or Service on the Desk of VIP Event Planners
The Hollywood Chamber is pleased to present the Official Hollywood Walk of Fame Reception Guide. For the first time ever, Chamber members have an opportunity to advertise their venue and services directly to the Walk of Fame recipients. Learn more about what the Chamber is doing to help promote your company and how you can capture the attention of the Walk of Fame honorees! For more info, please contact Kaylee Kiecker, VP of Marketing and Business Development, at email@example.com.
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