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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                      October 15, 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 honored New Kids on the Block with star on the Walk of Fame. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

  • A crowd of more than 1,000 was on hand to help celebrate the addition of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in honor of the New Kids On the Block in front of the Live Nation building.  Besides generating international publicity for Hollywood, visitors patronized local businesses during their stay.
  • The Entertainment Conference Committee finalized panels for the 3rd annual conference, taking place on November 21st at Loews Hollywood.  The Chamber-organized event, will draw attention to the importance of the entertainment industry to the economy of Southern California and Hollywood.
  • Chamber staff participated in a Promise Zone meeting to discuss the need for affordable housing and how to achieve within the zone.  The Promise Zone is expected to bring millions of federal dollars to help address issues in Hollywood.
  • The Police Activities League (PAL) honored Maureen Schultz of Capitol Records for her contributions to the community.
  • Related Properties briefed Chamber staff on their plans for the old KFWB site.  The Chamber works with developers and provides input on how their projects can be improved to benefit Hollywood.

Your Schedule for Upcoming Events and Committee Meetings

Economic Development Committee: Tuesday, October 21st at 8 a.m.
Marshall’s Grand Opening: Wednesday, October 22nd at 8 a.m.
Walk of Fame: Friday, October 24th at 11:30 a.m.
All Hallows Eve Party: Monday, October 27th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Register
State of Entertainment Industry Conference: Friday 21st, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register

Ten Things You Can Do Today to Conserve Water!

During this record drought, Mayor Garcetti is taking action to make sure we have enough water to keep going and to reduce the use of the costly imported water we're being forced to buy. See below for ways you can take action and spread the word.

Also, see what LADWP suggests on how to use less water.

Let's Help You Promote Your Venue at No Extra Cost with the Chamber's "Hollywood for the Holidays" as Part of Your Membership Benefit!

Hollywood HotDeals - a member benefit presented by the Hollywood Chamber of CommerceStart planning for the holidays! Now you can promote your venue just in time for the holiday season at no extra cost to you. Members of the Hollywood Chamber are encouraged to include their venue information in the Chamber's Second Annual "Hollywood for the Holidays" online guide. Your guide for holiday event space is presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. Last year, about 30 member businesses in Hollywood took advantage of this promotional opportunity. This complimentary service is available to members only to help promote their space through January 2014.

To take advantage of this value added service, simply send the following to info@hollywoodchamber.net. No flyers please.

  • A horizontal photo of your venue (at least 400px wide)
  • Your venue logo (in .jpg, .png or .eps format)
  • A paragraph in text format briefly describing your venue
  • (50-75 words)
  • Venue Address
  • Website
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • Contact Telephone

Important General Election Dates

With the November 4 General Election just around the corner, here are key election deadlines to remember:

  • Election Day: November 4 General Election
  • Voter Registration: Online or postmark by October 20
  • Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request: Mail to arrive by October 28
  • Completed Vote-by-Mail Ballot: Mail to arrive by 8 p.m. Election Day

For more information, please visit www.sos.ca.gov
Register to vote: www.registertovote.ca.gov

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.

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.

Halloween is Around the Corner! 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 Chamberís 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

Chamber Honors New Kids on the Block with Star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored New Kids on the Block with the 2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week at 7072 Hollywood Blvd. in the category of Recording.

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 October Offers from Office Depot Program for Hollywood Chamber Members

The fall seasons are officially upon us and with an uptick in purchases comes great new opportunities for savings. Enjoy this October coupon ($15 off qualifying orders of $75 or more.

For details on the Lexmark promotion, Chamber members can refer to the “Specials and Promotions” button via your signup page here: http://www.benefitscorporation.com/hollywoodchamber.html. The promotion saves Chamber Office Depot Members 75% off the list prices of Lexmark MS310d and MS310d Laser Printers (until supplies last). Chamber members are encouraged to contact their account managers for more information on the promotion.

The Hollywood Chamber has partnered with Office Depot to bring its members a cost savings program on items they use most. This program offers discounts of up to 60 percent from a list of 650 commonly- purchased business essentials including paper, ink and toner. Shop online and receive fast and free delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more within local delivery areas. Also, save up to 70 percent on your copy and print needs. The savings from the program are significant. We encourage you to look into this program and see what it can offer you.
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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