Join the Foundation in Honoring Outstanding Heroes and Help Raise Funds to Assist Community Organizations at the Annual Heroes of Hollywood Award Luncheon and Help on May 11th
The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation is calling community businesses to help support the Heroes of Hollywood Awards luncheon at the Taglyan Cultural Complex on May 11th. The 2016 Heroes include: Jeff Briggs, Founder of Briggs Law; Jackie Lawson, Neighborhood Prosecutor Hollywood Division, City Attorney’s Office, Anastasia Mann, President of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, not-for-profit pediatric health care provider; The Gilmore Family, pioneer developers of The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax. The reception begins at 11 a.m. with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the luncheon and awards presentation at 12 p.m.
Actress, singer, activist, author and producer Nichelle Nichols will be honored with the distinguished 2016 Mary Pickford Award during the Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon. Returning in his role as emcee is once again Robert Kovacik, Anchor & Reporter of NBC4 Southern California.
Platinum Level sponsor is Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Gold Level sponsor include Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Managed Career Solutions, Taglyan Cultural Complex and Wells Fargo. Silver Level sponsor include Ametron Audio/Video, The CrisCom Company, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, FilmL.A., Inc., Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Forever, Inc., Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, The Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, The Robert Group, Southern California Gas Company, U.S. Bank. Sponsorship opportunities for Heroes of Hollywood are still available. For more information, please email event coordinator, Kristine Chong, at email@example.com.
Admission is $100. Taglyan Cultural Complex is located at 1201 Vine Street. Click here to reserve your seat online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.
Melrose BID Awarded $4-million in Grant for Pedestrian Improvements
The Melrose BID has been awarded a $4-million in grant for pedestrian improvements by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The grant application was initiated by the Melrose BID and sponsored by the Office of City Councilman Paul Koretz. The grant project will provide improvements along Melrose Avenue between Fairfax and Highland Avenue. Specific designs and construction details are still to be determined. Grant funding can be used for streetscape and placemaking improvements to strengthen first and last mile connections to transit stops, and to revitalize this shopping district by encouraging walking and bicycling. Planned improvements include cross walks, pedestrian lighting, landscaping of existing parkways, shade-providing street trees, seating and other street furniture, and improved bus shelters. For more information, please visit www.melroseavela.com.
Hollywood Christmas Parade to Partner with Businesses and Offer Seats to Military Families
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is offering businesses the opportunity to partner with the parade to help military families. The parade will be held on Sunday, November 27th in Hollywood and includes celebrities, equestrian groups, floats, giant balloons, marching bands, dance groups, and specialty cars that entertain the crowds across its 3.5-miles route. These business partnerships will help military families and less fortunate families attend the Hollywood Christmas Parade in style and comfort. Promote your company to the parade’s loyal audience. For more information, visit thehollywoodchristmasparade.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.
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Check out our 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. Check out the lastest deals from members of the Hollywood Chamber at http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/hotdeals
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 Honor Jodie Foster with Star on Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actress/director Jodie Foster will be honored with the 2,580th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre. Helping Emcee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be actress Kristen Stewart. “We have been waiting for a long time for Jodie Foster to set a date for her star and are thrilled that the time has come. She is a great role model for women and we are proud to add her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez. Watch the star ceremony exlusively LIVE on www.walkoffame.com.
The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Committee Now Accepting Walk Of Fame Nominations For Year 2017
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Deadline for submission is on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 12 noon. No exceptions. All nominations will be considered in the annual Walk of Fame Committee meeting to be held in June. The Walk of Fame Committee will make selections for the year 2017. “We are constantly asked about the process. Nominating someone for a star is as simple as can be! All we ask for is a completed nomination application and a commitment to sponsor the star should their celebrity be selected. Anyone can nominate their favorite celebrity, including a fan,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Each year, we receive an average of 300 nominations. The Walk of Fame Committee will select an elite group of personalities to become our newest Walk of Famers and continue to help make Hollywood the most famous community in the world!”
Nomination applications can be obtained at www.walkoffame.com or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
The Walk of Fame categories include Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theatre/Live Performance. The Walk of Fame Committee will select approximately 20-24 names for insertion into the world-famous Walk. Whether nominating an individual or group, the sponsor must submit a photo, a bio and the nominee’s qualifications as well as a list of contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation. A letter of agreement from the nominee or his/her management must be included with the application. Posthumous nominations have a five year waiting period. The Hollywood Walk of Fame does not encourage or endorse online campaigns for fundraising for a star prior to selection. Such initiatives do not impact the selection process for a star on the Walk of Fame. The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e-mails, or any form of written or online petitions for a nomination. Beware of all online petitions that collect your email address to no avail. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted. “We encourage that you read and fully understand the nomination and selection process on our website www.walkoffame.com,” said Martinez.
New selections will be announced late June. See www.walkoffame.com for updates.
Hollywood Chamber appreciates the support of our member investors, the Premier Investors Club for their help in furthering the Chamber’s advocacy agenda.
PLATINUM PREMIER INVESTORS
GOLD PREMIER INVESTOR
SILVER PREMIER INVESTORS
Harridge Development Group
Hudson Pacific Properties
Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
Paramount Contractors & Developers
BRONZE PREMIER INVESTORS
The Afriat Group / Palladium Residences
Famous Hollywood Dental Care
The Original Farmers Market
Southern California Gas Company
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