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

 The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce                      January 20, 2014

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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:


City officials and Hollywood Chamber congratulate Sarkis Realty Inc. on 50th Anniversary milestone.

  • Chamber President Leron Gubler presented a plaque to Sarkis Der Sarkissian in honor of Sarkis Realty’s 50th anniversary.
  • The Chamber sent a letter to Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson expressing the Chamber’s concern that the City had retained the same UC Berkeley group to do an economic impact analysis that had previously studied and supported raising the minimum wage.  The Chamber urged the City to reopen the bidding process.
  • The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee interviewed candidates for Council District 4 to replace retiring Councilmember Tom LaBonge. The PAC voted to endorse Wally Knox.
  • The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation reviewed applications and awarded $22,000 in grants to Hollywood nonprofit organizations to assist them with their services to the Hollywood community.
  • Hollywood Hot Deals was emailed to the Chamber membership.  Each month, chamber members are able to offer special deals and services to the membership of the chamber. There is no cost to chamber members who wish to make an offer ... another great benefit from the Chamber!

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Wednesday, January 21st at 4 p.m. - Board of Directors
Wednesday, January 21st at 5:30 p.m. - Mixer at La Brea Bakery Register
Thursday, January 22nd at 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame for Ray Dolby Watch Live
Thursday, January 22nd at 4 p.m. - Tourism Commitee Meeting
Wednesday, January 28th at 11:30 a.m. Walk of Fame for Ken Ehrlich Watch Live
Thursday, January 29th at 11:30 a.m. - State of Hollywood Luncheon Register
Thursday, February 12th at 11:30 a.m. - Speed Leads Register
Monday, February 16th - Hollywood Chamber offices closed for President’s Day
Tuesday, February 17th at 8 a.m. - Economic Development Committee
Wednesday, February 18th at 4 p.m. - Board of Directors
Thursday, February 19th - Awards Media Information Center Sponsor
March 16-19th, Washington DC Lobbying Trip - Join Hollywood Chamber Delegation


Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Wally Knox in Los Angeles City Council District 4 Primary Race

Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Wally Knox in Los Angeles City Council District 4 Primary RaceThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of City Council District 4 (CD-4) candidate Wally Knox. Laurie Goldman, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber PAC stated, “With such a large field of talented candidates this was not an easy decision to make for our PAC Board. The Board established an extensive endorsement process including a debate, a candidate questionnaire and in-person interviews. Each candidate offered a unique perspective on what they could bring to CD 4 but ultimately it was Wally Knox who offered the most compelling vision for the future of the District. Wally has a proven record in the Hollywood business community. We have seen first-hand his passion and commitment for Hollywood throughout his tenure in the California State Assembly and are proud to provide him with our full support in his efforts to represent CD-4 on the City Council.”

The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on March 3rd. For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac. For further information about the Wally Knox for City Council campaign, please visit: www.wallyforcouncil.com.





Chamber to Promote Hollywood with Annual Awards Media Information Center on February 19th

The Hollywood Chamber will be hosting the 12th Annual Awards Information Media Center on Thursday, February 19th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the beautifully renovated Grand Ballroom of the TCL Chinese Theatre. Each year, the Chamber invites over 100 local, national and international members of the accredited media to learn more about Hollywood while they are in town covering the Academy Awards®. The media is treated to restaurant samplings while being introduced to Chamber members who offer celebrity-related services and experiences. The Chamber’s Awards Information Media Center will be held on the Thursday before “Oscar Sunday,” allowing the media the perfect opportunity to see what else is happening in Hollywood throughout the year. For information on sponsorship and exhibiting, please email kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net


Chamber Congratulates Sarkis Realty Inc. on 50th Anniversary

Hollywood Chamber was on hand to mark the 50th annivesary of long-time Chamber member Sarkis Realty, Inc. and 79th birthday of its founder. The family-owned real estate company was founded in 1965 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood by Sarkis Der Sarkissian who he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in the real estate industry in Los Angeles. The firm has been located along Hollywood's famous Sunset Boulevard for fifty years. Sarkis Realty, Inc. is a full-service corporation that handles all types of real estate transactions including residential and commercial sales, leasing, management and development. To commemorate this milestone, Sarkis Realty is currently offering a special promotion to all new or existing clients with a 50 percent discount or credit on commissions equaling the 50 years they have been in business. This offer applies to all residential and commercial purchase and sale transactions. Please feel free to call either Ara or Sarkis Der Sarkissian for more information or a free consultation and valuation of your existing property. They may be reached at 323-874-5100.


Check out Chamber Members' Hollywood Hot Deals

Hollywood HotDeals - a member benefit presented by the Hollywood Chamber of CommerceThe 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 Spicy Business Talk, 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


Take Advantage of Hollywood Chamber's
Award-winning F
ree Business Counseling Service o
ffered by Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Richard Krelstein, a retired business turn-around specialist
Consulting services will be available most Fridays 10 a.m. - 12 Noon
By appointment only. Call Vivian at 323-469-8311.


Hollywood Chamber to Honor Ray Dolby Posthumously with Star on Walk of Fame!

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the late Ray Dolby with the 2,540th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated in front of The Dolby Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. “We are very happy to add acclaimed Dolby sound system engineer and inventor Ray Dolby to the Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone in the world has experienced the most amazing audio emanating from film screens around the world. Ray Dolby is part of our cinematic history and we are proud to add his star to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Francis Ford Coppola and Mrs. Dagmar Dolby. The event will be streamed live on www.walkoffame.com.

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Ken Ehrlich with Star on Walk of Fame!

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television producer Ken Ehrlich will be honored with the 2,541st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated in front of the historic Capitol Records Building at 1750 N. Vine Street. “It is time we honor the man who successfully elevated and transformed the artists and their music we love into memorable moments on live Television,” said Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “Ken Ehrlich’s magical productions have touched millions of people watching these shows around the world and we are pleased to welcome him to our family of stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame.” The star ceremony will be streamed live on www.walkoffame.com. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be John Legend, Stevie Wonder and LL Cool J. The event will be streamed live 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!

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

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Walk-of-Fame/107930052586317

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#%21/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.


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See More Offers from Office Depot Program for Hollywood Chamber Members

With flu season upon us, the importance of a clean working environment has never been more important. Office Depot has put together a video highlighting how Chamber Members can save on their cleaning solutions with their Chamber Program account. Office Depot Cleaning Solutions

The following promotion is being offered along with the Cleaning Solution Video. 
Purchase $200 or more in Betco Commercial Cleaning Solutions and receive 50% off of a purchase of Keurig K-Cups or Empire Coffee Beans (limit 2)
Promo # 155101
Coupon #  47142490

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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Hollywood Chamber is on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodChamberCA Hollywood Walk of Fame is on twitter  - http://twitter.com/#!/wofstargirl Hollywood Chamber is on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/thehollywoodchamber


Hollywood Walk of Fame official website - www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Walk of Fame is on Facebook  - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-Walk-of-Fame/107930052586317 Hollywood Walk of Fame is on twitter  - http://twitter.com/#!/wofstargirl Hollywood Walk of Fame is on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/hwdwalkoffame


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