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The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Join us in Support of Heroes of Hollywood at Taglyan, 5/31

The Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation will be honoring four exceptional Heroes who have made a difference in the Hollywood community at Taglyan Complex on Thursday, May 31st. The event will start with reception at 11 a.m. followed by Awards Luncheon at 12 p.m. This year, the Foundation is proud to recognize the achievements of these heroes: Fabio Conti & Chiara Santi; David Green, Sr. Vice President/CFO, Pantages Theatre- Nederlander West Coast; Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission
John Tronson, Principal, Avison Young. Additionally, “The Man of a Thousand Voices”, Rich Little, will be honored with The Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant. Television Actress, singer, and model Diahann Carroll will be honored with the 2018 Mary Pickford Award. The Community Foundation welcomes back Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of Braun Consulting as the Heroes of Hollywood event co-chairs. George Pennacchio, ABC7 Entertainment Reporter, will emcee. Tickets are $100. Register today

Working for YOU …

The Hollywood Chamber board and staff have been busy representing the interests of Hollywood businesses, creating a strong local economy and offering opportunities to promote your business. Here are some of the items we accomplished and are initiating:

Sitting from left: The original cast of 'The Love Boat' Fred Grandy (Gopher), Ted Lange (Isaac), Jill Whelan (Vicki), Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Lauren Tewes (Julie), Bernie Kopell (Doc). Standing from left: Leron Gubler, CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises, Baydsar Thomasian, Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, and Donelle Dadigan, co-chair of the Hollywood Historic Trust, the superintendent of the world-famous walk. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

Princess Cruises and the original cast of the “The Love Boat” joined the Friends of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of their contributions to the history of television and support for the preservation of the Walk of Fame. The honorary star plaque is located on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the main entrance to the Dolby Theater.

The Healthcare Committee Speaker Series discussed the topic of ‘Wellness in the Workplace.’ Panelists Luis Pardo, Executive Director, Worksite Wellness LA and John Baradin, EHS Director, Skanska USA talked about how group exercise sessions or ‘stretch and flex’ help teambuilding, develop engagement, improve anatomy and reduce stress.

Member businesses had the opportunity to network one-on-one with other businesses exclusively at the the Chamber’s Speed Leads luncheon. Representatives also had the opportunity to practice one-minute elevator speech all while enjoying lunch generously sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Attendees of the Legislative Action Committee were briefed on SB-623 Water quality (Monning); AB-2782 CEQA (Friedman); AB-1971 Mental Health Services (Friedman); AB-3087 California Health Care Cost, Quality, and Equity Commission (Kalra).

Register for the Annual Economic Development Summit, Early Bird Special ends May 31st

The 2018 Hollywood Economic Development Summit will be held on Thursday, June 21st at the ArcLight Hollywood. The 24th annual event will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with networking beginning at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Returning as co-chairs are Tim Grubbs of Communitas Design and Marty Shelton of NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate. Early Bird admission rate is $50 through May 31st.

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Leron Gubler to be Recognized with the Caucus American Spirit Award at Taglyan, June 21st

Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be the recipient of the Caucus American Spirit Award at the 12th Annual American Spirit Award. The Caucus Gala recognizes outstanding individuals who support, protect and promote the interests of storytellers including producers, writers and directors as well as outstanding individuals whose work and commitment exemplifies the American spirit. The event will be held at the Taglyan Complex on Thursday, June 21st with reception starting at 11:45 a.m. followed by luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Click here for reservations and ticket purchases, or email Allison Jackson at caucus@allisonjacksonco.com or call 310-550-7719.

The Economic Census is Coming Next Month
Response is Required by Law by June 12, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau measures the nation’s population once every 10 years. It also measures U.S. businesses every 5 years with the Economic Census. Companies who receive the census are required by law to respond. Due date is June 12, 2018. Results from the Economic Census are free and available online. By completing the census, companies are contributing to a wealth of valuable data—and sometimes surprising insights—that can help grow their business. Learn more

CALL FOR ENTRIES! CREATE A FILM FOR THE 2018 NFMLA ON LOCATION: LOS ANGELES VIDEO PROJECT NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is thrilled to invite you to create a short film for the 2018 On Location film competition! Tell us your story in a narrative, documentary, commercial or animation format that positively highlights Los Angeles to the rest of the world. Create original, branded entertainment with Los Angeles as the experience. These short films will celebrate our fabulous City of LA and answer the question "What is your LA?" This competition is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your filmmaking skills and promises to highlight finalist entries with over a million views, a red carpet premiere screening event at Sunset Studios with 750+ attendees, a celebrity judging panel with press interviews, an after-party, and over $70,000 in prizes, including cash! For this years On Location program, NFMLA has partnered with LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, LA City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Sunset Studios, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, Cinelease, KTLA, SAG-AFTRA, FilmLA, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Alternative Camera Rentals, and HBO. To learn more about creating a film, please visit http://www.nfmla.org/onlocation/

WEEKNIGHTS: $39 - $69 (REG. $49 - $89)
WEEKDAY MATINEES: $33 - $59 (REG. $49 - $89)
Based on the hit film, this hilarious musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: https://www.hollywoodpantages.com/chamber
BY PHONE: 866-870-2717
IN PERSON: Hollywood Pantages Box Office. Open daily at 10am.

ARTXFOOD is coming to Hollywood next month and tickets are on sale now! ARTXFOOD is a pop-up dining experience by renowned chef Richard Blais inside a unique art installation by LA based artist Greg Ito. ARTXFOOD, which is the first event by ArtCubed Productions, will happen nightly (except Mondays) at Goya Studios, Hollywood from May 11-June 3. For tickets go to www.artcubedla.com. Corporate hospitality packages are also available. Please contact Ariel@artcubedla.com for more information.

CNBC's The Profit is looking for all types of businesses who are hoping to take their company to the next level. Call 310-500-1806 or complete the online application at http://www.theprofitcasting.com.


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Walk of Fame is now accepting nominations for 2019 Selection


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Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Tuesday, May 22, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tourism Committee - Register
May 23-24 Wed/Thur - Sacramento Trip - Join us
Thursday, May 31st, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Heroes of Hollywood -Sponsor/Register
Thursday, June 21, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Economic Development Summit - Sponsor or Register
Thursday Jun 28, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Business After Hours at The Magic Castle - RSVP

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