The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce March 17, 2015
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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:
Hollywood Chamber Calendar
Tuesday, March 24th at 11:30 a.m. - Walk of Fame star for Will Ferrell Watch Live
Minimum Wage Public Hearing Dates Announced - Your Attendance Needed!
Ever since Mayor Garcetti announced last Labor Day that he was proposing an increase in the Minimum Wage from $9 an hour to $13.25 an hour, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been working to educate the City Council on the potential impacts of the proposed increase on small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Hollywood Chamber encourages you to attend the hearings that have been set by the Los Angeles City Council to receive public input on the minimum wage. Four public hearing dates have been announced throughout the City:
This is your opportunity to let the city council know how an increase in minimum wages would impact your business! Click here to sign up to attend the hearing of your choice.
Chamber Foundation Event Committee Now Accepting Nominations for Heroes of Hollywood
Do you know an outstanding individual, business, or non-profit organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to the Hollywood community? Submit the completed Heroes of Hollywood Nomination Form by mail, fax or email by Friday, April 3rd, by 4 p.m. to:
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 Vine St. in Hollywood. The reception starts at 11:00 a.m., followed by the luncheon and awards program at 12 Noon. Please consider sponsoring Heroes of Hollywood luncheon which serves as one of two major fundraisers for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of Hollywood community members. All funds raised from this luncheon will be awarded in the form of grants to local community organizations.
Showcase Your Business at the Chamber's 27th Annual Hollywood Expo at the Historic Palladium on April 23rd
This year’s Annual Hollywood Expo will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at the world-famous Hollywood Palladium, in celebration of their 75th anniversary! The popular event will take place at 6215 Sunset Blvd. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The Hollywood Expo will be presented by Proper Sightseeing, with Variety as our partnering sponsor. The event will kick off with an unveiling of Proper Sightseeing’s state-of-the-art luxury open-top double decker tour bus! Over 250 travel professionals, business owners, and concierges and will enjoy 100 exhibits showcasing the best that Hollywood has to offer! The Hollywood Expo offers excellent networking opportunities with Hollywood influencers, menu samplings from the area’s top restaurants, and delicious signature cocktails. This year’s event will include the “Expo After Dark” party in the Palladium’s VIP room from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Additional sponsors include Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum-level sponsor and Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill as Gold-level sponsor. Silver-level sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, Bel Air Internet, C9 Balloons, Crash Entertainment, DLS Events, Hollywood Hotel, Line 204 LLC, Local 706 -I.A.T.S.E., ake Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, Original Farmers Market, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Southern California Gas Company, and W Hotel.
For information on exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Kaylee Kiecker, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for the Hollywood Chamber at email@example.com.
Chamber Welcomes Greenleaf to Hollywood
Tell your story in The Hollywood Community Guide & Business Profile
Advertising sales are well underway for the Hollywood Chamber’s 2015
GO-Biz California Competes Application Open Now through April 6th
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the third application period of this fiscal year for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) starting March 9th, with at least $44.7-million in tax credits available. The deadline to submit applications is April 6, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Online application website will automatically close once this deadline has passed. The online application can be accessed now at www.calcompetes.ca.gov. Members of the CCTC team are available to provide technical application assistance. An application guide, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), program regulations, and a video explaining how to create an account are available at www.business.ca.gov/CalCompetes.aspx. For applicants that are reapplying, the FAQs have been updated with instructions on how to copy most of the information from a previously submitted application. If you have any questions regarding the CCTC Program or application process, please contact our office at (916)322-4051 or send an email to CalCompetes@gov.ca.gov.
Get Comprehensive Outlook for the Global, U.S., California, and Los Angeles Economies at Forecast LA Event on April 7th
The second annual Forecast LA that brings together some of Southern California's most dynamic thought leaders will be held at Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive (Gersten Pavilion) on April 7, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. Get answers to key questions about the coming year: What will be the consequences of falling oil prices locally and beyond? Credit is expanding - but is it chasing good or risky investments? Are we entering bubble territory? Across California, where are home prices headed and can Angelenos afford to buy in this market? While Los Angeles's economy continues to expand, why does local growth lag the state? Individual ticket is $175. Members of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce can click here to register with a discount code which will be applied automatically Registrants will also receive the new 2015 Forecast LA Economic Forecast Book!
City of Los Angeles Office of Finance is Offering Business Tax Webinars
The City of Los Angeles Office of Finance (Finance) announced the production of multiple Business Tax webinars immediately available for businesses to use during the 2015 Business Tax renewal period. The informational tax videos, available in English and Spanish, are currently airing on LA Cityview Channel 35 and can also be viewed from its website at LA City View Finance Videos or the Office of Finance website at Finance Informational Videos. Subjects covered in the webinars include basic Business Tax registration requirements, AB63 Tax Discovery notices, Small Business and New Business Exemption qualification details, and Taxpayer Advocate information. In addition, step-by-step instructions are provided to viewers of Finance’s On-line E-filing Services video to facilitate the filing of taxpayers’ 2015 Business Tax renewals. Finance General Manager Antoinette Christovale notes that businesses have the ability to use Finance’s enhanced and simple E-Filing services now available in English or Spanish.
Check out Chamber Members' Hollywood Hot Deals
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 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
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Hollywood Chamber Honors Ed Harris and Jim Parsons on the Walk of Fame, Announces New Star Ceremony for Will Ferrell!
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Will Ferrell will be honored with the 2,547th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Hollywood Wax Museum. “Will Ferrell has made the world laugh with his hilarious characterizations and brilliant timing in films that have entertained so many people. We are proud to add this comedic genius to the Hollywood Walk of Fame!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be actors John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon. The star ceremony was 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
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.
The following promotion is being offered along with the Cleaning Solution Video.
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!