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

The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

January 19, 2017




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The FHCP honored real stars of Hollywood at Taglyan Cultural Complex! From left: Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Christy McAvoy, Sharon Keyser of Paramount Pictures, Yolanda Brown and former Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

The Chamber was a sponsor at the annual Friends of the Hollywood Central Park Gala, an effort to build a 38-acre park above the portion of the Hollywood Freeway that runs below grade through Hollywood.

Actress Amy Adams was presented with the 2,598th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Joining her for the star ceremony were Actor and friend Jeremy Renner and French-Canadian Director Denis Villeneuve, who directed her in Arrival.  As always, a large press contingent was present to broadcast the ceremony across the globe and to keep Hollywood in the forefront of publicity.

The Legislative Action Committee was briefed on the City’s proposed Affordable Housing Linkage Fee, which would provide a permanent source of funding to build affordable housing in the City.  The fee would be applied to various identified types of market rate development.  The Chamber will be monitoring the development of the ordinance to be sure the fees are reasonable and will achieve their end purpose.

Chamber staff continued work to finish the move into the new Chamber offices at 6255 Sunset Blvd.   An open house for members is being planned for Feb. 14th. Stay tuned for further details.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Thursday, January 19th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Business After Hours at The Loft at W HoteL CLOSED
Thursday, January 26th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - State of Hollywood - Sponsor Register

REGISTER FOR AN EVENT: hollywoodchamber.net/events • SUBMIT YOUR EVENT: hollywoodchamber.net/myevent


Chamber Plans Annual State of Hollywood with Councilmember O'Farrell at Taglyan Cultural Complex, January 26th

Please join the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of CD13 as he delivers the 24th Annual State of Hollywood Address at Taglyan Cultural Complex on Thursday, January 26th. Early bird special rate of $75 for members ends Monday, January 25th. $90 for non-members and at the door. Presenting sponsors are Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and Variety.
Platinum level sponsor is Taglyan Cultural Complex. Gold level sponsors include Harman Press, Hudson Pacific Properties, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Pantages Theatre/Nederlander Concerts, and Paramount Pictures. Silver level sponsors include Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CIM Group, FilmL.A., Inc., Harridge Development Group, Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Palladium/Live Nation, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, The Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Rescore Cal-Coast / The Rise Hollywood, US Bank, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, and The Walt Disney Company.
To sponsor this event, please contact Kaylee Kiecker kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net
Register Online: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.

Chamber's Gubler Blogs: Keep the Momentum Going in 2017

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS a blog by Leron Gubler

As we begin 2017, I am optimistic about our future prospects in Los Angeles and Hollywood. When it comes to jobs, Los Angeles County has been moving in the right direction. In 2016, employment grew by 65,300 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 5.1 percent. Read more on www.hollywoodchamber.biz

Los Angeles County Democratic Party Says ‘No’ To Measure ‘S’

The largest local Democratic Party organization in the U.S. moves to oppose misleading and dangerous housing ban! Last night the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, which represents over 2.4-million registered Democrats and is the largest Democratic Party entity in the United States, endorsed the campaign to stop Measure S.

"Democrats believe that Los Angeles should be a welcoming place, where families can afford to live, with a strong economy for all and a progressive vision for the future,” said Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman. “Measure S would send us backwards, which is why the Los Angeles County Democratic Party membership urges Angelenos to oppose Measure S on March 7th ballot." Read more ...

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

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.

Chamber to Honor New Edition with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Toshiro Mifune with Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that musical group New Edition Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill will be honored with the 2,600th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 23rd at 11:30 a.m. PST The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Jimmy Jam Harris and Stephen Hill. “Ever since fans found out that New Edition was being honored with a Walk of Fame star, it has been non-stop inquiries about when the group was going to be honored. Well, the time has come and fans from around the world have booked their flights and are on their way to Hollywood to celebrate this momentous occasion,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

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.

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.

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Hollywood Museum



FilmL.A., Inc.

Hudson Pacific Properties


Harridge Development Group

Hollywood Hotel

Iron Mountain Entertainment Services

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings

Paramount Contractors & Developers

Paramount Pictures


The Afriat Group / Palladium Residences

Capitol Records

CIM Group

Famous Hollywood Dental Care

Managed Career Solutions

The Original Farmers Market

Southern California Gas Company

US Bank

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