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The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Another busy week at the Chamber, working on numerous issues that affect our business community. Here is a sampling of our activities:

Chamber Plans an Exclusive Luncheon Featuring State Senate President ProTem Kevin de León, August 10th
Hollywood Chamber hosted Past Chairs Luncheon at the Conference Room. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

Fourteen past chairs of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce gathered for the Chamber’s annual Past Chairs Luncheon. The meeting is a chance to brief our past leaders on the Chamber’s activities and for them to get caught up on what each of them is doing. Always great to hear from those who have given so much to this organization.

Chamber staff and volunteers spent an afternoon at City Hall to testify before a joint City committee hearing on a proposed ordinance to regulate sidewalk sales throughout the City. Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler spoke about the importance of preserving a “carve-out” in the proposed ordinance to not allow sidewalk vending on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Chamber VP Government Relations Nicole Shahenian spoke on behalf of the East Hollywood BID and their concerns about vending on Vermont Avenue.

Chamber members took advantage of a ribbon-cutting and mixer at new Chamber member Lono, a tropical-themed Tiki-bar located at 6611 Hollywood Blvd. The beautiful venue was a perfect location for great networking.

The Legislative Action Committee was briefed on a proposed initiative to fix some of the problems created by the passage of Propositions 47 and 57 and an associated rise in crime. The committee will be doing further research on the initiative.

Chamber member Fancifull Gift Baskets celebrated its 30th anniversary. The business is located at 5617 Melrose Avenue, one block west of Paramount Pictures. Chamber members were on hand to help them celebrate!

Chamber's Entertainment Conference to Recognize Steve Levitan with Commitment to California Award, at Loews, Nov 30th

Plans for the Hollywood Chamber’s 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference is well under way. The half-day conference will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel slated for November 30th. The program will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed agenda through 1:30 p.m. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is $159.

This year, Steve Levitan, Co-creator and Executive Producer of Modern Family will be recognized with Commitment to Califorina award. The annual presentation recognizes an entertainment executive who has made a tremendous impact on our great state. Past honorees have included Ted Sarandos, Vin Di Bona, Michael Chiklis, Shawn Ryan, Anthony E. Zuiker, and more.

​A host of businesses have lined up to support and sponsor the conference. Sponsors of the conference include Variety as Presenting Sponsor and Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum Sponsor. Luncheon sponsor includes Netflix. Breakfast Level sponsors include FilmL.A., Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Vin Di Bona Productions / FishBowl Worldwide Media. Gold Level sponsors include 20th Century Fox Television, City National Bank, Harman Press, Hudson Pacific Properties, Meruelo Media. Silver Level include AT&T, Belmont Village Hollywood Hills, California IATSE Council (CIC), Capitol Music Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College, First Entertainment Credit Union, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, SAG-AFTRA, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, The Walt Disney Company.

Loews Hotel is located at 1755 N Highland Ave in Hollywood. Register online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events

For more information about the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, contact Kaylee Kiecker at kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net.

Chamber Welcomes LONO to Hollywood and New Members

The Hollywood Chamber held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for LONO Hollywood and welcomed 11 new businesses at its November Business After Hours Mixer generously hosted by LONO Hollywood. The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting followed by an evening of networking at Hollywood’s new tiki bar & oasis. LONO Hollywood, the neighborhood's new premiere tiki oasis, offers craft tiki cocktails, full bar, as well as an elevated, yet approachable, food menu for the intrepid explorer in all of us.

Chair Jeff Zarrinnam and J.J. Connaughton, Director of Membership Services welcomed these members: Erik Skoblar, Becker Boards; DJ Crash, Crash Entertainment; Frances Hayden, D'Alessio Law Group; Phabey Wang, DreamEast Pictures; Bill Dern, Emoji Donuts; Johnny Ko, IlPoongSoo LLC; Jeremy Williams, JMaverick Studios; Austin Melrose, LONO Hollywood; Corinne Rogan, MissRogansEnterprises; Ronald Sinclair, Star Cleaning System; Dmitriy Rad, Totally Rad Video Games.

Presale Special Offer for Hollywood Christmas Parade

Chamber Calls on Restaurants to Participate in Celebrating Police & Fire Appreciation Day, August 31stTake advantage of the 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade & Concert August Presale which will be held on Sunday, November 26th, at 5 p.m. Purchase 12 VIP grandstand seats for $1,000 which offers you admission to reserved parade seating and the Pre-Parade Concert!  With your purchase, you will send 12 veterans and their families (or families in need) to the parade grandstands and Pre-Parade Concert! Only grandstands seats include admission to the concert. Previous concerts have included Stevie Wonder, LeAnn Rimes, Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, India.Arie, Richie Sambora and more. To purchase these VIP tickets please contact, Ron Braverman at rb@ati.la or call 323-556-5600 ext 723


$16 Whale Watching Special See 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures showcasing 100 years of Hollywood at the Hollywood Museum

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Nick Nolte with Star on the Walk of Fame

Hollywood Chamber to Honor the Late Selena with Star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Nick Nolte will be honored with the 2,623rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 20th, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Pacific Theatre. “Nick Nolte is a Hollywood favorite and we are thrilled to dedicate his star on our iconic Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. Helping Emcee Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be guest speaker Gavin O’Connor.

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 .

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Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Thursday, November 16th - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Speed Leads - RSVP
Monday, November 20th - 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Walk of Fame - WATCH LIVE
Tuesday, November 21st - 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Economic Development Committee RSVP
November 23-24 - Hollywood Chamber closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 30th - Entertainment Industry Conference - Sponsor Register
Monday, December 4th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive at Dream RSVP
Thursday, December 7th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - TEAM Meeting - RSVP
Friday, December 8th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Leadership Luncheon w/Monica Rodrigues RSVP
Thursday, December 14th, 4 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee - RSVP
Tuesday, December 19th, 8 a.m. Economic Development Committee - RSVP

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