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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                      August 20, 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:

  • A pleasant summer Mixer was held at the newly-renovated Avalon.

  • The chamber laid wreaths at the stars of Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, who passed away last week. It attracted widespread media coverage.

  • The East Hollywood Business Improvement District Board met at Lombardi House.

  • The Entertainment Conference Committee continued to plan for the 2014 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference.

  • The Legislative Action Committee met and discussed how to secure final passage of AB1839, a bill that would give tax incentives to motion picture and television companies.

Chamber Welcomes New Member Businesses in August at Avalon Hollywood

The Hollywood Chamber August mixer was generously hosted by Avalon Hollywood, one of Hollywood’s most historic landmarks. With an unrivaled sound and light system and an interior remodel, the theater has been a show business epicenter since opening in 1927. Board member Fabio Conti welcomed the following new members: Mark DeSalvo, Ball & Chain; Randi Cohen, Champion Fund;  Nicolai Kolesa, CurbStand;  Marilena Van Haren, The Donahue Group; Jeff Stair, Eastown Apartments; Natasha Pierson, Electro Lighting; Steven Yearwood, Franklin First Financial; Rebecca Hutchinson, H + R PR; Cynthia Ordyke, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City; Jeannie Weber, Kingsley Manor Retirement Community; Niloo Bahadori, Manufacturers Bank; JC Diaz, Nightlife Foundation Inc.; Phil Merkow, The Oinkster; Jon Aguirre, Primo's Mobile Car Wash & Detailing; Sam Bettencourt, Regent University; Alan Schollnick, SMPTE - Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers; Natasha Pierson, Stage This, LLC; Alan Arzoian, Sunrise to Sunset; Keith Stephens, Total Outdoor Corp; Nick Field, World Crawl Los Angeles.

During the mixer, the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation presented a grant to LAPD National Night Out in the amount of $2,500 for their Annual Night Out Event.

Hollywood Chamber to Hold LaBonge Luncheon at Avalon, October 2nd

Hollywood Chamber members are encouraged to attend the final annual Chamber luncheon with Councilman Tom LaBonge. The luncheon will once again be held at the Avalon, 1735 N. Vine Street, on Thursday, October 2nd.“

LaBonge, who has served the Hollywood community for 14 years, and who is known as L.A.’s top booster, will be termed out when he completes his final term next June. This will be an opportunity for us to all express our appreciation to Tom for his many contributions to our community,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler.

Sponsors who have already signed up to support the luncheon include the following: Presenting Sponsor – Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building; Gold Level Sponsors – Millennium Hollywood, Paramount Pictures, Sheppard Mullin and Variety; Silver Level Sponsors – Andrews International, CIM Group, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Occidental Entertainment, Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, and Southern California Gas Co.

Admission is $75 for member, $85 for non-members, and $800 for tables of ten including signage. Reserve online at http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.

For information about sponsorship, please contact Kaylee Kiecker via email kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net.

Support the Hollywood Chamber Police & Firefighters Appreciation BBQ August 27.

The Hollywood Chamber is currently seeking financial donors to contribute to the Police & Firefighters Appreciation BBQ, which will be held on Wednesday, August 27th from Noon to 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Division Police Station, located at 1358 N. Wilcox Ave. Your donation of $100 or more will help cover costs associated with the Chamber’s efforts to salute the true heroes in the community. As donor, you will be mentioned in all of the collateral that is distributed to the media as well as the police and fire stations. Please contact info@hollywoodchamber.net if you are able to support this important event! This event is not open to the public.

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.

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

Chamber to Honor Los Tigres Del Norte with Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that popular Norteno group Los Tigres Del Norte, (the Hernandez Brothers, Jorge, Hernan, Eduardo, Luis and cousin Oscar Lara) will be honored with the 2,527th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. The star for the multi-award winning group will be unveiled at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Live Nation Building. “Los Tigres Del Norte has entertained many generations with their music for several decades,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are pleased to embrace their entertainment careers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Emcee Leron Gubler and guest speakers TBA will be on hand to unveil the star for Los Tigres Del Norte in the category of Recording. 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: 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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Chamber members and their staff can save on school supplies with Office Depot Chamber program! 

The new school year is right around the corner and the Hollywood Chamber’s Office Depot Program brings tons of savings to your business and your employees! Now Chamber members can pass the savings along to their employees with the Chamber’s Printable Store Purchasing Card. Click here for your Printable Store Purchasing Card at: http://www.benefitscorporation.com/documents/HollywoodChamber.pdf

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!

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 Silver Sponsors

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CIM Group

Hollywood Hotel

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Paramount Contractors & Developers

Paramount Pictures

SoCal Gas

Sunset Gower/Sunset Bronson Studios


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Occidental Entertainment

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