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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                      June 17, 2015

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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 prepares for the popular Economic Development Summit, June 24th at the ArcLight.

  • Final details were hammered out for the upcoming 21st annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit. The popular Chamber program brings together experts to discuss Hollywood issues and how best to continue the revitalization of Hollywood. Through programs like this, the Chamber helps to keep a positive spin about Hollywood in the news.
  • Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler testified at a hearing in Van Nuys opposing the proposed City of L.A. sidewalk vending ordinance. He urged the city to not adopt a “one size fits all” policy and asked that an opt-out provision be included to allow business improvement districts that self-assess themselves to be allowed to decide whether street vending is to be allowed within the BID boundaries. The Chamber was an early opponent of the planned measure and has repeatedly expressed its concerns over the past year.  The Chamber is always on the lookout for issues that will impact our member businesses.
  • The Legislative Action Committee met and reviewed AB1335 (Atkins), the Building Homes and Jobs Act, which is designed to encourage more affordable housing by assessing a $75 fee on recorded real estate documents.  The Chamber reviews legislation that might impact our members and works to educate legislators if a bill may adversely impact business. Conversely, we support bills that will help create a better business climate.
  • The Chamber supported the L.A./Hollywood Beautification Team’s gala fundraiser. The LA/HBT has been working for 23 years helping to beautify and keep Hollywood streets and sidewalks clean.

Hollywood Chamber Calendar - http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/events

Wednesday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. - Mixer at Umami Burger
Friday, June 19th at 8:30 a.m. - Tech 101 Register
Tuesday, June 23rd at 6 p.m. - Feuer PAC Fundraiser at Aventine Register
Wednesday, June 24th at 8 a.m. - Economic Development Summit Sponsor Register
Thursday, June 25th at 4 p.m. - Tourism Committee
Friday, July 10th at 11:30 a.m. - State of the State with Kevin de León Sponsor
Wednesday, July 15th at 12 p.m. - Speed Leads Luncheon Register
Thursday, July 16th at 5 p.m. - LA's Largest Mixer at Shrine Auditorium Register

Chamber Welcomes Smoke's Poutinerie to Hollywood

Do you know a business that would join our extensive list of member businesses at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce? Click here to refer a member.

Hollywood Chamber staff was on hand
for the grand opening of Smoke's Poutinerie which brings the authentic Quebec classic famous gravy fries to Hollywood. Toppings like pulled pork, bacon, spicy Sriracha chicken, and veggie gravy fries are part of their exclusive menu to Poutine. Taste their unique menu that blends fries, seasoning, gravy, curds, toppings and more! Whether your preference is beef, chicken, veggies, pork or simply just a different type of sauce, Smoke's Poutinerie has the recipe for you. Stop by and welcome Smoke's Poutinerie to the neighborhood and choose from over 30 Poutine menu items or create your own. They are located at 1552 N Cahuenga Blvd. or check out their menu online at www.smokespoutinerie.com. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

Refer a Business to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Do you know a business that would want to join our extensive list of member businesses at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce? Click here to refer a member.

Community Celebrates the Official Designation of “Hollywood Theatre Row” on Santa Monica Boulevard

City officials, Hollywood Chamber staff and the community gathered last week for the unveiling of the official signs which designated Theatre Row. Located along Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, Hollywood Theatre Row offers the highest concentrations of live theatres in the City of Los Angeles. With nearly 20 stages, you can see plays and musicals presented by Los Angeles' most award-winning and critically-acclaimed live theatre companies. Hollywood Theatre Row is now an official name marked with a ceremonial sign at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

Production Alert: Upcoming Application Window for California Film and TV Tax Credit Program

California Film and TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 is now accepting applications from July 13 - 25 (For Non-independent Features and Independent Projects) for Tax Credit Program 2.0.  The on-line Application portal will Go Live Monday, July 13th at 8:00 a.m. Application instructions, checklist, and other helpful resources can be found on the California Film Commission website http://www.film.ca.gov/Incentives.htm. Carefully review Guidelines and Budget/Tagging Instructions. You will need a completed and tagged budget. A Jobs Ratio Calculator tool is available to assist you in preparing details for the application. Applicants should prepare all materials listed in the Checklist as you will be required to submit these immediately if your application is selected. If selected, you will have only 3 days to submit all documents via the online application portal. For July 2015 Application funding, $48.3-million in tax credits is available for Non-independent Feature Films (non-transferable credits) and $6.9-million in credits available for Independent Projects (transferable credits).
For more information, please visit http://www.film.ca.gov/Incentives.htm

Community Organizations Encouraged to Apply for NBC4 Grants

NBC4 Southern California launched its annual 21st Century Solutions grant challenge, open to local nonprofit organizations solving community needs with fresh perspectives. The program will award grants totaling $200,000 to three organizations. The deadline to apply is July 3rd. For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.nbclosangeles.com/community.

LADOT Wants Your Feedback for a Transit Analysis

The LADOT is conducting a Transit analysis and are looking forward to receiving feedback from community members on how they can improve their service. This includes a comprehensive analysis of DASH, Commuter Express and Cityride services. If you have ever wanted to make route changes or tell them about DASH,
Commuter Express or Cityride services in your area, now is your chance. Just attend one of their public workshops. If you or anyone you know has any questions please feel contact Robin Quintanilla at 213-473-7749 or via email at robin@ilium.com or learn more online at www.ladottransit.com.

Check out Chamber Members' Hollywood Hot Deals

Hollywood HotDeals - a member benefit presented by the Hollywood Chamber of CommerceThe 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 Spicy Business Talk, a live radio show played in KLEDLIVE.com 91.1FM. The show will be playing the Chamber’s Hollywood Hot Deals. Members of the Chamber who offer deals to member businesses and the community will now be able to benefit from an additional exposure on the radio. Kledlive, has 15 live hosts that play their shows and are re-broadcasted after midnight. Kledlive.com: From the heart of Hollywood and around the world this is www.Kledlive.com. Special offers from Chamber members with Hollywood Hot Deals

Take Advantage of Hollywood Chamber's
Award-winning Complimentary
Business Mentoring Service
ffered 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 Walk of Fame Star Ceremonies

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 How You Can Save with Hollywood Chamber's Office Depot Program

THINK BIG PICTURE TO CREATE A BIG IMPRESSION. To make a bold statement that will help your business stand out, Samsung Smart Signage displays are an ideal choice and you have EXLUSIVE savings through June 30th. Order soon and save $150-$300 through your Chamber Account. Click here to view special. Not a member of the Chamber Program? Click here to sign up to start saving today on a variety of products and services!

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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