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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                      November 19, 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:

Hollywood Chamber held Speed Leads event for members to connect with other member businesses. Photo by Marlene Panoyan.

  • Chamber members enjoyed participating in Speed Leads, the Chamber’s special program to help Chamber members secure business leads. One of the Chamber’s main roles is to assist members in promoting their businesses.  If you missed this time, then be sure you plan to attend our next Speed Leads.
  • Maury McIntyre, the new President & COO of the Television Academy was confirmed as the Keynote Luncheon speaker for this Friday’s Entertainment Conference.  The Chamber gives its members access to leaders within the business community whom they otherwise would not have the opportunity to meet.
  • The Legislative Action Committee was briefed by Jennings Imil of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the results of the recent General Election.  Take advantage of the chance to get insights through the Chamber on what election results will mean.
  • Chamber President Leron Gubler participated in the “Stayin Live” Summit to show the Chamber’s support for preserving live theatres within Hollywood.  He noted they are an important player in our economy.
  • The Tourism Committee was briefed on holiday plans at the Original Farmers Market, Hollywood & Highland, and the Hollywood Christmas Parade as well as promotional opportunities through Visit California.

Your Schedule for Upcoming Events and Committee Meetings

Entertainment Conference: Friday, November 21st, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register
November Mixer at Tinhorn Flats: Tuesday, November 25th at 5:30 p.m. Register
Hollywood Chamber PAC CD4 Debate: Tuesday. December 9th at 5 p.m. Register
TEAM HOLLYWOOD Committee: Wednesday, December 10th at 12 Noon Register

Hollywood Chamber to Hold 3rd Annual State of the Entertainment Industry at the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Nov. 21st.

Hollywood Chamber Tourism Committee Promotes Local Venues with Hollywood for the Holidays!

Hollywood for the Holidays

More than 40 member businesses participated in the Chamber's Second Annual 'Hollywood for the Holidays' online guide. Presented by the Chamber's Tourism Committee, 'Hollywood for the Holidays' is a complimentary promotional publication that helps promote Hollywood venues during the holiday season. Whether planning for company event or a special party, the online guide offers the best options to enjoy 'Hollywood for the Holidays.' The guide is shared with Chamber members via email and can be found online at http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/holidays. The promotional 'Hollywood for the Holidays' guide will run through January 2015.

Lock It, Hide It, Keep It. Always remember to not have valuables visible in your vehicles.  It creates an attractive reason for someone to break into your car.

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.

LA Fellows (www.lafellows.org) is a free program that is helping unemployed job seekers in the Los Angeles area get back to work quickly by combining training and volunteerism as a unique approach to the job search. This program is specifically geared toward mid-career professionals with strong experience and education. The next class starts January 5th and there are informational orientation sessions scheduled on November 21st and December 5th at Los Angeles Valley College, and November 19th at the Career Development Center at the West Hollywood Library. The sessions are designed to give job seekers an overview of what the program provides to determine if it may be right for them, and answer any questions. More details regarding the time, parking and location can be found at www.lafellows.org. This program is sponsored by WorkSource in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board, Valley Economic Alliance and other organizations dedicated to getting people back to work.

Enjoy Weekend Shuttle Services to Hollywood Sign Viewing Area Every Saturday and Sunday for $10

Saturday & Sunday only including selected holidays
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Hour subject to change

The fee will be $10 per person, excluding children 2 years of age and under who are free when riding on the lap of an adult. Tickets can only be purchased online at www.laparks.org.

Hollywood Chamber to Honor Renán Almendárez Coello with Star on Walk of Fame

Watch all Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremonies live exclusively at www.walkoffame.com.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor radio personality Renán Almendárez Coello, the famous El Cucuy de la Mañana, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Radio will be unveiled at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the newly developed Eastown. “The veteran Renán Almendárez Coello has kept us tuned to the radio for his laughs, jokes and comforting words that bridged effortlessly borders and cultures,” said Leron Gubler/Ana Martinez. “His voice has inspired many generations and we are honored to welcome him on our famous Walk of Fame to immortalize his dedicated achievement.” Helping Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber to unveil the star will be guest speakers Singers Graciela Beltran and Tony Melendez. Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber Honors Matthew McConaughey with Star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored award winning actor Matthew McConaughey with the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. The star in the category of motion pictures was unveiled in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard. “Matthew McConaughey is one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men and the community of Hollywood is proud to place his star on our famed historic Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. Watch the star ceremony at http://www.walkoffame.com/matthew-mcconaughey. Photo by Bob Freeman ©Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved.

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


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 November 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!


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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