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The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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The year 2018 is off to a quick start for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Here is a summary of some of our activities of the past week:

From left: Manny Rodriguez, Jaime Garcia, Kevin Nye, Stephanie Cohen, Cpt. Jonathon Pinto, Hedyeh Khalili, Leron Gubler. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

The Healthcare Committee presented a seminar to a packed-house on the issues of homelessness and what small businesses can do today to cope with the challenges. Panelists included: LAPD Captain Jonathon Pinto, Stephanie Cohen representing County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Kevin Nye of the Center at Blessed Sacrament, and Jaime Garcia of the Hospital Association of Southern California.

X-Files star Gillian Anderson received the 2,625th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located adjacent to that of her co-star, David Duchovny. Also speaking were producer and writer Bryan Fuller and comedian/actor Joel McHale.

The Board of the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation met and reviewed 20 applications to receive grants. The board approved a total of nearly $22,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations. Planning also began for the 2018 Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon, the net proceeds of which will again be distributed to needy Hollywood organizations.

The Legislative Action Committee reviewed a proposed initiative for the State ballot this year, designated as the “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018.” The measure is being proposed as a fix for problems caused by the passage of Propositions 47, 57, and AB109. The committee recommended that the Chamber board endorse the proposal.

Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Mary J. Blige was presented with the 2,626th star on the Walk of Fame. Helping to honor her were recording executive Andre Harrell and Walk of Famer Sean “Diddy” Combs, who helped to launch her career.

Councilmember O'Farrell to Address Hollywood Community at Chamber's State of Hollywood at Taglyan Complex, Jan 25th

Elected for a second term representing the 13th Council District, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell will have a lot to report at his fifth State of Hollywood address at Taglyan Complex on Thursday, January 25th. “Every year, we encourage people to be sure and make their reservations early,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “We have sold out for this event in the past. We again expect a lot of interest.”

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Presenting Sponsors as of press deadlines are Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and Variety. Platinum Level sponsor is The Rise Hollywood. Gold Level sponsors include DLA Piper LLP, Dynamic Development, Emerson College Los Angeles, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc., Managed Career Solutions, Inc., Millennium Partners, Nederlander/Pantages Theatre, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Pictures, Taglyan Complex. Silver Level sponsors include American Commercial Equities, LLC, Associated Television International, Champion Real Estate Company, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CIM Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Faring, FilmL.A., Inc., Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, The Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Pavemint LLC, Related California, Starline Tours, Trammell Crow Company, Uncommon Developers, US Bank, W Hollywood, The Walt Disney Company.

For further information about sponsoring the luncheon, contact Kaylee Kiecker at: Kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net. Reservations can be made online at hollywoodchamber.net/events.

Chamber Publishes Latest Issue of 'Hollywood Business Advocate'

The newest issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate is out. In this issue, the Chamber reports on member survey about the future of our community. In his column, Chair Jeff Zarrinnam reflects on where we’ve been and what challenges and opportunities we anticipate. Join us for the annual State of Hollywood with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell at Taglyan Complex, January 25th. Learn about the new California Employment Laws that affect businesses in 2018 and beyond, read about our Walk of Fame star ceremonies and how we promoted Hollywood, and learn more about the Chamber’s agenda and upcoming events. In this issue, we also shine the spotlight on some of our member businesses as we welcomed new members at Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive at Dream Hotel.


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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Minnie Mouse with Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Minnie Mouse will be honored with the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Capitan Theatre. “Minnie Mouse is a woman of the ages and her iconic status makes her a great addition to our Walk of Fame!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Generations of fans of all ages have been looking forward to her seeing her bright new star.” Helping Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, and global pop icon and judge of ABC’s “American Idol,” Katy Perry.

Hollywood Chamber Honors Mary J. Blige with Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored singer and actress Mary J. Blige with the 2,626th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, January 11th. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Eastown. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were guest speakers Sean “Diddy” Combs and Andre Harrell. Photo by Bob Freeman

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

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Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Wednesday, January 17th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Speed Leads Luncheon - RSVP
Friday, January 19th, 12:30 p.m. - Leadership Luncheon with Monica Rodriguez - RSVP
Monday, January 22nd, 11:30 a.m. - Minnie Mouse Walk of Fame - Watch LIVE
Tuesday, January 23rd, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Tourism Committee - RSVP
Thursday, January 25th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - State of Hollywood Luncheon - RSVP
Wednesday, January 30th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Business After Hours at Soul - RSVP

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