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

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November 24, 2015




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Hollywood Rolls Out Annual Christmas Parade on November 29th

It’s that time of year again on Sunday, November 29th, at 5 p.m. as Hollywood rolls out the parade red carpet for the Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade to usher in the beginning of the holiday season with all the glitz, glamour and spectacle. The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade – “The Magic of Christmas” – will be featuring Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The iconic magicians Penn & Teller will serve as this year’s Parade Grand Marshals. The parade will be hosted by Laura McKenzie, Erik Estrada, Dean Cain and Montel William. Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton will serve as parade Special Guest Hosts. Purchase your seats at Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com/hcp. For the latest updates about the parade, please call the 24/7 Parade Hotline toll free at 1-866-PARADE1 (866-727-2331) or visit the parade’s official website at www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org

The City of Los Angeles, Departments of Transportation (LADOT) and Police, anticipate thousands of people will attend the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. The LADOT will be strictly enforcing the restricted no-parking policy for the Hollywood Christmas Parade. This will include the citing and impounding of vehicles parked on temporary restricted no-parking streets. Vehicles parked on specific streets will be towed to the Official Police Garage, Hollywood Tow located at 1015 N. Mansfield Avenue in Hollywood at the request of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Motorists are advised to check the Official Police Garages (OPG) website, www.opglaviic.com, to find their vehicle. Alternatively, they may call 311 or Hollywood Tow, (323) 466-8583, to find information on how to redeem their vehicles.

See street closures and restricted parking areas required to accommodate the festivities here.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Thurs-Friday, November 26-27th – Happy Thanksgiving - Hollywood Chamber Offices closed
Tuesday, December 2nd, 8:30 a.m. – Health Care Committee - Register
Thursday, December 3rd, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – TECH 101 at Woman’s Club of Hollywood - Register
Wednesday, December 7th, 6 p.m. – PAC Fundraiser for Mitch O’Farrell RSVP
Wednesday, December 9th, 12 noon to 2 p.m. – TEAM Meeting - Register
Wednesday, December 9th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tourism Committee Meeting - Register
Wednesday, December 9th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive at Mama Shelter - Register
Thursday, December 10th, 4:30 p.m. – Legislative Action Committee - Register
Tuesday, December 15th, 8 a.m. – Economic Development Committee - Register
Thursday, January 28th, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. – State of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan - Sponsor




Register for an event: hollywoodchamber.net/events • Submit your event: hollywoodchamber.net/myevent

Hollywood Chamber Announces 5-Year Partnership with Variety

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce an exclusive five-year partnership with Variety, slated to begin in 2016 and go through the end of 2020. As the exclusive media partner to the Chamber, Variety will continue to live-stream online the Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremonies nationwide and around the world for another five years. The Hollywood Chamber has worked closely with Variety for many years. However, an exclusive partnership of this extent is a first for both the Chamber and for the entertainment publication. “This has been a tremendous partnership for the Chamber. We appreciate the strong support that Variety has provided for the Chamber’s many initiatives,” said Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “We look forward to continuing this relationship for the next five years.”
Variety will also serve as top sponsor for such high-level events for the Chamber as the State of Hollywood Address, Media Welcome Center hosted the week of the Academy Awards, the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, and several others. “Variety has made a significant impact on elevating our brand and adding terrific exposure to our events. Ultimately, our members and the community also benefit from this partnership,” said Kaylee Kiecker, Executive Vice President for the Chamber.

Chamber Seeks Community Input on Short Term Rentals

The Hollywood Chamber is seeking input from the community on the shared housing issue. As this is an important issue for Hollywood, and in order to help us better understand your ideas and concerns about this matter, the Hollywood Chamber is urging you to take this brief survey on short term rentals.

ATTENTION: Street Closures for Hollywood Boulevard

Through Nov. 29th: The LADOT will be strictly enforcing the restricted no-parking policy for the Hollywood Christmas Parade. See street closures and restricted parking areas required to accommodate the festivities.

Dec 11 to 16th: Please note that with the upcoming Star Wars, Point Break and The Revenant, Hollywood Boulevard will have a full closure for six days in a row from December 11th through December 16th.

Chamber's Tourism Committee to Publish the Annual 'Hollywood for the Holidays' Online Guide

The Hollywood Chamber Tourism Committee is once again working on publishing the annual “Hollywood for the Holidays” Online Guide. This complimentary marketing benefit is available for all Chamber members who offer event space for the holidays and will be promoted through the end of January 2016. This Guide will go out to over 3,000 contacts via a stand-alone email blast, will be posted on Hollywood Chamber website, and will be promoted in our winter newsletter. You need to act fast and send us your venue information! We want to keep it short and encourage everyone to learn more by visiting your website.

Here’s what we need:
• Company logo.
• One photo (400 pixel horizontal)
• One paragraph describing your venue
• Address
• Website
• Contact Name, title
• Email
• Phone

Deadline to submit: November 15th. First come, first placement. Submissions are subject to editing. Please send submissions to info@hollywoodchamber.net.

Hollywood PAL Soccer Team Needs Your Support

Show your support by sponsoring a Hollywood PAL Soccer Team! Sponsor a team, have your logo on each player’s jersey and receive your own team photo and jersey! Deadline is January 15, 2016. The Hollywood Police Activities League is a 501(c)3 non‐profit organization with federal tax ID #95‐4596172. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information, please visit www.hollywoodpal.org.

Add your Upcoming Event to our Online 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 to Announce More Walk of Fame Ceremonies

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
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wofstargirl
On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/hwdwalkoffame
#Hollywoodwalkoffame, #wofstargirl

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Secure and Back Up Your Data with KeepItSafe

All businesses, regardless of size, need to protect their critical data. This is an important step in emergency preparedness and safeguarding data in case of a disaster. KeepItSafe offers a reliable and affordable data protection service that easily eliminates the concern of backing up data on a regular basis. KeepItSafe offers a hands-on approach to protecting your company's vital information. KeepItSafe backs up customer data at automatically scheduled intervals and transmits the information seamlessly to multiple data centers for safekeeping. Their reliable and dedicated service eliminates the potential for human error while promoting faster recovery in the event of disaster. With KeepItSafe, you get peace of mind knowing all your business critical documents are safe and secure at a phenomenal value. KeepItSafe is a division of j2 Global family of cloud-based service providers, a member of the Hollywood Chamber and a global company headquartered in Hollywood. For more information, please visit www.keepitsafe.com.

Save with Hollywood Chamber's Office Depot Program

Click here to view special. Not a member of the Chamber Program? Click here to sign up to start saving today on a variety of products and services! The offer is also available via your program SignUp page by clicking on the "Specials and Promo's" button. Click here for details to sign up for the Hollywood Chamber Office Depot Program! Not yet a member of the Hollywood Chamber? Click here to start saving today on a variety of products and services!

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Millennium Hollywood

Sheppard Mullin


CIM Group

Hollywood Hotel

Hudson Pacific Properties

Kilroy Realty

Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings

Paramount Contractors & Developers

Paramount Pictures

Southern California Gas Company


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Andrews International


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Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Original Farmers Market

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