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

The Weekly Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

October 6, 2015




Working for YOU ...

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:

From left: Leron Gubler of the Hollywood Chamber, LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, and Donelle Dadigan of the Hollywood Museum at Chamber luncheon at W Hotel. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl addressed the membership of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and discussed key county issues of interest to the business community.  The Chamber provides an opportunity for its members to meet and hear from some of the key regional decision makers.

Chamber members had a chance to experience Dave & Busters at the Chamber’s monthly mixer at Hollywood & Highland.  Great networking opportunities are provided to our members by the Chamber.  The next opportunity will be at Speed Leads on Oct. 20th.

Chamber President Leron Gubler spoke at a City Planning Department hearing in support of actions that would allow the Hollywood Target to resume construction.  The City is proposing amending the SNAP (Station Neighborhood Area Plan) to create a Subarea F that would allow big box retailers.  The Chamber believes it is in the best interests of the community to approve the amendment and to allow the store to be built.

The formation committee for the proposed Hollywood/Western Business Improvement District finalized the management plan for the district.  The Chamber has been involved in the creation of all Hollywood BIDs, which continue to play an important role in Hollywood’s revitalization.

The Chamber’s recently reactivated Health Care Committee met again and approved a mission statement and plans for programs to offer Chamber members. If you are interested in healthcare issues, this is a committee with which you will want to get involved.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Thursday, October, 8th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Walk of Fame for Kool & the Gang Watch LIVE
Thursday, October, 8th, 4:30 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee - Register
Wednesday, October, 14th , 12 to 2 p.m. - TEAM Meeting at Hollywood Chamber - Register
Friday, October, 16th, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Tech 101 - Register
Tuesday, October, 20th, 8 a.m., Economic Development Committee - Register
Tuesday, October, 20th, 12 to 1:30 p.m. - Speed Leads Luncheon - Register
Thursday, October, 22nd, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tourism Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October, 27th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - All Hallow’s Eve - Sponsor - Register
Friday, November, 13th, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Entertainment Industry Conference - Sponsor or Register




Register for an event: hollywoodchamber.net/events • Submit your event: hollywoodchamber.net/myevent

JOB OPENING: Hollywood Chamber Seeks Superstar Coordinator

Hollywood Chamber is looking for a P/T coordinator for 20hrs/wk – possible long term. Needs excellent communication and writing skills, organized, outgoing and able to adapt in variety of depts. Fun job for one who is looking for side job or not sure about their next move. Email jj@hollywoodchamber.net or see details at http://hollywoodchamber.net/chamber-jobs

Hollywood Chamber Welcomes New Members

The Hollywood Chamber welcomed new members during a mixer hosted at Dave & Buster’s last week. Board member Dr. Fariba Kalantari, Senior Vice Chair of the Hollywood Chamber welcomed the following new businesses as members: Robert Pullman, ANC Productions; Arman Goodarzi, Arman Goodarzi; Jaime Santos, Atlantic Limousine Tours; Keith Gallagher, Car Park, Inc.; Nicolas Quijano, Designit4free.com; Ariel Armstrong, Hooray for Hollywood Tours; Emma Vaughn, Main Street Hub; Judy Chen , Plan Do See; James Hart, Quixote Studios; Donovan Jenks, Sunrise & Associates; Terrie Huberman, Terrie Huberman, Psychic Medium; Jesse Golden, Valvoline Instant Oil Change; and Dennis Simms, Wilcon.

Add your Upcoming Event to our Online Hollywood Chamber 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

Check out our Members' Hollywood Hot Deals

Hollywood HotDeals - a member benefit presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

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 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.

Chamber to Honor Kool & The Gang with Star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Kool & The Gang: Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Khalis BellDennis “DT” Thomas and George Brown will be honored with the 2,560th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of recording will be dedicated at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard next to the stars of such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Parker Jr., The Funk Brothers, Herbie Hancock, John Denver and many others. “Kool & the Gang and their signature sounds will bring back great memories to music lovers everywhere!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Their music career has been a part of the lives of many generations everywhere and fans will be singing and dancing along with Kool & The Gang’s music for many, many more years.” Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be famed producer Vincent Herbert. The star ceremony will be 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!

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: https://twitter.com/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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Hollywood Museum



Millennium Hollywood

Sheppard Mullin


CIM Group

Hollywood Hotel

Hudson Pacific Properties

Kilroy Realty

Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings

Paramount Contractors & Developers

Paramount Pictures

Southern California Gas Company


The Afriat Group / Palladium Residences

Andrews International


Capitol Records

Famous Hollywood Dental Care

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Original Farmers Market

Universal Studios Hollywood

Comcast / NBCUniversal

US Bank

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

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