News for Community

Friday, June 01, 2018
More than 400 of Hollywood’s dignitaries, business community and civic leaders attended the annual Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 31st presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. All net proceeds from this annual fundraiser goes back to the community in the form of grants..  Returning Co-chairs Carole Sarian of The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Foundation, Grant, Heroes, Hollywood, Community
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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. Admission is $100.Click here to register for Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon This year, the Heroes of Hollywood Committee is proud to recognize the achievements ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Heroes, Assisting Community, Chamber, Foundation, Hollywood
Friday, May 18, 2018
Dr. Marlon Boarnet Announced as Keynote Speaker at Economic Development Summit   Dr. Marlon Boarnet, Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, University of Southern California will be offering keynote remarks on the theme of this year's Economic Development Summit.   Dr. Boarnet is a renowned authority on urban economics, urban growth ...read more
Categories: Business, Development, Community, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber, Economic Development
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly presented the 30th Annual Hollywood Expo at the world-famous Universal Studios Hollywood ™ Globe Theatre on Tuesday, May 15th. The annual Chamber function is a premiere networking event which provided attendees an ideal opportunity to learn what’s happening in Hollywood. It is geared towards travel professionals who attract group businesses to the ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Community, Expo, Featured, Hollywood
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The Challenges of Change: Finding Solutions” will be the theme of the 24th annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit, set for Thursday, June 21st at the ArcLight Hollywood. The popular progress event for Hollywood will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., according to co-chairs Tim Grubbs of Communitas Design and Marty Shelton of NAI Capital Commercial.  “Hollywood is known for entertainment, but it is ...read more
Categories: California, Development, Real Estate, Branding, Community, Housing, Attractions, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber, Featured, Technology
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce welcomed six businesses as new members at its April Business After Hours generously hosted by The Fonda Theatre. Guests networked and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Wood & Vine while experiencing views of Hollywood’s skyline. Music was provided by Luis Otero of Resilience DJs.   New Chair Donelle Dadigan and J.J. Connaughton, Director of Membership Services ...read more
Categories: Business, Community, Advocacy, Chamber, Hollywood
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Katherine Perez-Estolano will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Hollywood Economic Development Summit on Thursday, June 21st at the ArcLight Hollywood. The Hollywood Chamber’s 24th annual event will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Early Bird admission rate is $50 through May 31st. Register online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/summit.   Katherine Perez-Estolano will share her expertise in urban ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Development, Business, Economic Development, Community, Chamber, Hollywood
Thursday, April 05, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has commissioned the research company Renegage Marketing to work on a Hollywood Survey which captures a range of information including demographic, behavioral and attitudinal. The survey will be inclusive of Hollywood’s varied and distinct neighborhoods within the Chamber’s footprint and service area which includes the Hollywood Hills (north); Melrose Avenue ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Hollywood, Marketing, Chamber, Branding, Community
Thursday, April 05, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 5, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Los Angeles County Supervisor candidate Sheila Kuehl.  The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to support Sheila Kuehl in her bid for reelection as the third district’s L.A. County Supervisor. “Throughout her first term, Sheila has continually demonstrated her effectiveness ...read more
Categories: Community, Endorsement, PAC, Vote, Chamber, County of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Political
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Hollywood Entertainment BID in co-sponsoring Coro-Fellow Jake Itzkowitz who will be researching what other cities do to preserve and protect their landmarks similar to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. The research will look into such landmarks as the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston in Massachusetts and the famous San Antonio River in Texas. ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, HED, Attractions, Community, Hollywood
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce welcomed ten new member businesses at its March Business After Hours generously hosted by Hollywood Improv. Members networked in the historic Hollywood Improv and tickled their funny bone thanks to the amazing comedians of “Tonight at the Improv.”   With its iconic brick wall, the Improv has long been a part of Hollywood and the premiere stage for live comedy in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Hollywood, Business, Community, Networking
Monday, March 19, 2018
This past year as Chairman of the Board has passed in a blink of an eye for me, yet that blink puts into perspective just how profoundly Hollywood evolves in a year – as well as what challenges and opportunities remain on the Chamber’s agenda as to how Hollywood is and will be perceived on the global stage. I sincerely appreciate and thank the Board of Directors for honoring me to represent and ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Board of Directors, Business, Chair, Chamber, Community, Hollywood
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Renowned actress Vanessa Williams will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 97th annual Installation & Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon, on Thursday, April 12th. The day will begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, followed by the luncheon at noon. Admission is $75 for ...read more
Categories: Awards, Board of Directors, Chamber, Community, Entertainment
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber staff joined the celebration and welcomed new member Virtual Reality Hollywood with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand opening of their arcade location. The celebration continued with an after-party and an open invitation to VR experiences. Hollywood’s newest attraction is an immersive VR gaming center established in 2017 as the second of three VR arcades in Los Angeles ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Community, Hollywood, Marketing, Membership, Promoting Hollywood, Things to See
Thursday, March 01, 2018
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Variety, presented the 15th Annual Awards Media Welcome Center at the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building on March 1st exclusively for press accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. For one day only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Hollywood Chamber hosted its exclusive annual press event to promote ...read more
Categories: Branding, Community, Business, Hollywood, Advocacy, Chamber, Things to See, Awards, City of Los Angeles, Walk of Fame
Monday, February 12, 2018
Watch as the Hollywood Chamber honors Mandy Patinkin with star exclusively on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actor Mandy Patinkin with the 2,629th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on today, February 12th, at 11:30 a.m. PST.  The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard next to the Pantages Theatre.  “Mandy Patinkin is ...read more
Categories: Walk of Fame, Awards, Hollywood, Community, Chamber
Monday, February 05, 2018
Recently, I have observed an upswing in the number of residents, businesses and tourists asking why the City and State allow obviously-mentally ill people to wander our streets, endangering both themselves and the public. It is a fair question, but there has been no acceptable answer to this question.Finally, we are beginning to see some of our public officials address what is a deplorable ...read more
Categories: California, Chamber, Advocacy, Homelessness, City of Los Angeles, Community
Friday, February 02, 2018
The start of a new year is a chance to reflect on where we’ve been and what challenges and opportunities we anticipate. There is a lot on the Chamber’s plate as we look forward to 2018.  On the development front, we’ve seen several new projects break ground in 2017. We anticipate that continuing in 2018, starting with a groundbreaking for Kilroy Realty’s Academy and Vine Project. This project, on ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Community, Chamber, Hollywood
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and LAPD Hollywood Division and the community were on hand to help celebrate the opening of Soul Restaurant & Bar with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located in the historic building at 7046 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood’s newest culinary venue offers its patron a modern experience with twist on Southern Hospitality. A member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and ...read more
Categories: Community, Now Open, Restaurant, Chamber, Hollywood, Representing Businesses, Ribbon-cutting
Thursday, January 25, 2018
A record audience of more than 450 leaders of Hollywood and the business community attended the Chamber's Annual State of Hollywood with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell presented by Variety and the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building today on Thursday, January 25th at Taglyan Complex.  Reelected last year to a second term on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 13th ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, City of Los Angeles, Government, Chamber, Community
Monday, January 22, 2018
Watch as the Hollywood Chamber honors Minnie Mouse with star on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored Minnie Mouse   with the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 22, 2018. The star was 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 ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Motion Pictures, Chamber, Entertainment, Walk of Fame
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Watch LIVE as the Hollywood Chamber honors Mary J. Blige exclusively on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly to announce that singer and actress Mary J. Blige was honored today with the 2,626th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Eastown. “Mary J. Blige is one ...read more
Categories: Awards, Chamber, Community, Entertainment, Hollywood, Recording, Walk of Fame
Thursday, December 21, 2017
As the year winds down, it is nice to be able to share some very positive news. Hollywood will soon be the home of two very innovative Japanese concepts, Japan House and Miniso, that are both scheduled to open within the next couple of weeks. Japan House is a unique project of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is a world outreach effort to promote Japan’s best art, cuisine, design, ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Business, Chamber, Community, Hollywood
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Watch us LIVE as the Hollywood Chamber honors Dwayne Johnson exclusively on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actor Dwayne Johnson with the 2,624th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, December 13th, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star was dedicated in front of hundreds of excited fans in the category of Motion Pictures at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in front ...read more
Categories: Awards, Chamber, Community, Entertainment, Hollywood, Motion Pictures, Walk of Fame
Friday, December 01, 2017
Co-creator and Executive Producer of Modern Family, Steve Levitan was honored with the 2017 Commitment to California Award at the Hollywood Chamber’s annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference Hollywood Chamber. The half-day conference was held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on November 30th. Emmy Award-winner Levitan has been dedicated to keeping production of the successful TV series ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Hollywood, Advocacy, Chamber, Entertainment, Television
Sunday, November 26, 2017
“The State of the Stream” was one of the key topics of the Hollywood Chamber’s sixth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference which focused on the rapidly evolving industry. This is the one conference that highlights the importance of the entertainment industry to our local economy,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “With the rapid changes in ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Filming, Recording, California, City of Los Angeles, Entertainment, Motion Pictures, Tax Credits
Monday, November 20, 2017
After an absence of four years, holiday lights return to Hollywood Boulevard for the 2017 holiday season. The famous Boulevard will shine brighter as a result of a joint effort between the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Entertainment District (HED).  A lighting ceremony was held to show off the new decorations on Monday, November 20th at 6 p.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Hollywood, City of Los Angeles, HED
Friday, November 03, 2017
Watch below the star ceremony as the Hollywood Chamber honors the late Selena The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored the late Selena Quintanilla with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of the historic Capitol Records Building. “Since day one of ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Hollywood, Walk of Fame, Chamber, Entertainment, Recording
Monday, October 23, 2017
The legislative season is over, and we finally have begun to see our California legislature act on the housing crisis in this state. The Governor signed 15 bills that were intended to smooth the way to more housing being built.Over the past year, you have heard me discuss the importance of addressing California’s housing crisis. So, I think it is appropriate to commend the legislature and the ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, California, Hollywood, Homelessness, Housing, Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Community, Economic Development, Environment, Government
Monday, October 23, 2017
“The State of the Stream” will be one of the topics of the Chamber’s Entertainment Industry Conference. This year’s conference will take place at the Loews Hotel Hollywood on Thursday, November 30th. The half-day conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed program through 1:30 p.m. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Community, Hollywood, Advocacy, California, City of Los Angeles, Entertainment
Friday, October 20, 2017
Plans for the Chamber’s 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference are well under way with committee co-chairs Susanne Ault of Variety and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures at the helm. This year’s conference will take place at the Loews Hotel Hollywood on Thursday, November 30th. Vin Di Bona will return as emcee. The half-day conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Entertainment, Hollywood, Recording, Advocacy, Community, Government, Motion Pictures, Television
Monday, October 16, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation is planning its annual All Hallows' Eve Celebration, an event for Chamber members and their guests. Join the fun on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Presenting a guaranteed ghoulishly good time, more than 250 mortal guests of the Hollywood Chamber will experience ...read more
Categories: Foundation, Chamber, Hollywood, Community
Monday, October 09, 2017
Hollywood has always been associated with new ideas. If you think about the early entertainment industry that located here, it was all about creativity and creating stories that would be compelling. Here we are 100 years later, and creativity continues to rule in Hollywood, even as the entertainment industry undergoes a major transformation due to new technologies that are opening new ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Jobs, Blog, Community
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored performer Jeff Dunham with the 2,619th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 21, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Live Performance at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the newly developed Eastown. One of Dunham’s most popular characters Walter accepted the star with him.  “Jeff Dunham has single ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Hollywood, Walk of Fame, Awards, Community, Live Theatre/Live Performance
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held its “Celebration of Anniversary Events” where Leron Gubler was recognized for his 25 years at the helm of the Chamber! The Celebration of Hollywood Anniversaries was held on Tuesday, September 19th at the new Kimpton Everly Hotel poolside. Emcees for the event were Walk of Famers actress Tippi Hedren, celebrating the 50th anniversary of her film “The ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Membership, Milestones, Networking, Business, Hollywood, Chamber
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Two new hotels opened in Hollywood last month – the Kimpton Everly with 216 rooms and the Hampton Inn Hollywood with 112 rooms. Together with the Dream Hotel that opened in July, we have added more than 500 rooms to the Hollywood market this year. This is a 15-percent increase in the number of hotel rooms in Hollywood, bringing our total rooms to 3,926 in 51 properties. By my count, there are ...read more
Categories: Blog, Development, Jobs, Advocacy, Community, Hollywood
Thursday, September 07, 2017
As technology continues to advance most aspects of our professional environment, it is critical to consider strategies to safeguard your business assets and protect your clients from online threats. Join the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 22nd to learn how to protect your business and best practices to survive a cybercriminal attack. Starting in October, Google will flag ...read more
Categories: Business, Community, Chamber, Technology
Thursday, September 07, 2017
There may be no more thorny issue to deal with in Hollywood than access to the Hollywood Sign. As the most important landmark in Southern California and an international icon, it is easy to understand why tourists and Angelenos would be drawn to the Sign. At the same time, it is easy to understand why residents in the neighborhoods under the Sign can get irritated by the disruption to their lives ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Hollywood
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Even the scorching heat has not kept the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and our celebrity friends from showing their appreciation to our men and women in uniform at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd Annual Police and Fire Fighters Appreciation Day BBQ at the LAPD Hollywood Division on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Working cohesively with the Hollywood Chamber this year were presenting sponsors ...read more
Categories: Assisting Community, Chamber, Heroes, Hollywood, Community
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Watch ceremony as Jeffrey Tambor unveils the star exclusively on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actor Jeffrey Tambor with the 2,617th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Iguana Vintage Store near the famous corner of ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Promoting Hollywood, Attractions, Chamber, Hollywood, Walk of Fame
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Department of City Planning (DCP) has released an updated version of the draft Hollywood Community Plan, which will shape the future of Hollywood by directing jobs and housing near mass transit corridors. In particular, the Plan focuses most of the housing forecast through the year 2040 in central Hollywood, in areas served by the Metro Red Line. A key feature of the Plan includes an ...read more
Categories: City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Hollywood Community Plan, Chamber, Community, Hollywood
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Excellence in Economic Development Award was presented this year to Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., (Symbol: HPP) the firm responsible for the new ICON Development, and for revitalizing the Sunset-Bronson and Sunset-Gower studio lots. Chris Barton, Executive Vice President of Development and Capital Investments for Hudson Pacific, accepted the award at the annual Summit on June 22nd at ...read more
Categories: Awards, Economic Development, Entertainment, Community, Jobs, Chamber, Hollywood
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Attendees of this year’s Economic Development Summit will be among the first to receive the current issue of the popular Hollywood Development Update 2017. The annual publication includes information on 92 projects in the pipeline for Hollywood. The facts about Hollywood reveal that what’s commonly referred to as the hub of the entertainment industry, the most-famous community has been a hot spot ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Development, Real Estate, Community, Economic Development
Friday, June 02, 2017
The Heroes Of Hollywood Awards luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation honored Founder and Owner of the Hollywood Museum Donelle Dadigan with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant making history by being the first woman to be recognized with the Johnny Grant award.  More than 400 people attended the annual fundraiser which was held at ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Grant, Hollywood, Chamber, Foundation, Heroes
Friday, June 02, 2017
More than 400 people attended the annual fundraiser where the Heroes Of Hollywood Awards luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation honored John Lyons, owner of the Avalon in June at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Returning for another year in their roles as Co-chairs were Carol Sarian and Cindy Braun. ABC Entertainment guru George Pennachio served as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Grant, Awards, Community, Heroes
Friday, June 02, 2017
The Heroes Of Hollywood Awards luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation honored Baydsar Thomasian, Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon on June 1st at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood.  More than 400 people attended the annual fundraiser. Returning for another year in their roles as Co-chairs were Carol Sarian and ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Grant, Hollywood, Chamber, Foundation, Heroes
Friday, June 02, 2017
More than 400 people attended the annual fundraiser where the Heroes Of Hollywood Awards luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation honored Hollywood’s favorite Pink’s Hot Dogs on June 1st at the Taglyan Cultural Complex. Returning for another year in their roles as Co-chairs were Carol Sarian and Cindy Braun. ABC Entertainment guru George Pennachio served as ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Foundation, Hollywood, Awards, Community, Grant
Friday, June 02, 2017
More than 400 people attended the annual fundraiser where the Heroes Of Hollywood Awards luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation honored Hollywoodian Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief or Los Angeles Police Department on June 1st at the Taglyan Cultural Complex. Returning for another year in their roles as Co-chairs were Carol Sarian and Cindy Braun. ABC ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Foundation, Heroes, Awards, Community, Grant, Hollywood
Thursday, June 01, 2017
The Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation honored 'Entertainment Tonight' Host Nancy O’Dell with the Mary Pickford Award on June 1st, at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood.  Returning for another year in their role as Co-chairs were Carol Sarian and Cindy Braun. ABC Entertainment guru George Pennachio served as celebrity ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Heroes, Chamber, Foundation, Hollywood
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
As you review our Report to Hollywood’s Business Community, you will see that the past year has been filled with achievements for the Hollywood Chamber. Not only did we defeat a proposed building moratorium that might have plunged L.A. into a recession, but we also managed to handle the first significant move of the Chamber in more than 25 years. So far, our new offices have received rave reviews. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Marketing, Promoting Hollywood, Community, Membership, Representing Businesses, Advocacy, Hollywood, Networking
Monday, May 01, 2017
The Heroes Of Hollywood Awards luncheon presented by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce Community Foundation honored community leaders on June 1st at the Taglyan Cultural Complex. More than 400 people attended the annual fundraiser.  The 2017 Heroes of Hollywood Awards luncheon honored Hollywoodian Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief or Los Angeles Police Department; John Lyons, owner of the Avalon; ...read more
Categories: Awards, Chamber, Community, Foundation, Grant, Heroes, Hollywood
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presented $9,000 in grants to community organizations during its March Business After Hours at Teddy’s in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The grants awarded were made possible through the proceeds generated from the Foundation’s events and fundraising efforts. “These grants are a direct financial investment and ongoing commitment by ...read more
Categories: Community, Hollywood, Awards, Foundation
Monday, March 13, 2017
In the aftermath of Measure S, it seems everyone is offering their post mortem observations about this giant struggle over land-use and development in Los Angeles. I’d like to add my “two cents”.First, the voters made the right choice in sinking Measure S. We can breathe a sigh of relief that a blanket moratorium did not go into effect that would have vaporized thousands of construction jobs and ...read more
Categories: Blog, Community, Jobs, City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Measure S
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” -- Napoleon Hill It is time for my term as Chair of the Board to come to an end, but I would be remiss if I didn’t let everyone know how much I have enjoyed my year. There are too many individuals to thank, so please accept this as my heartfelt appreciation for everyone’s support and work over the last 12 months. “To improve is to ...read more
Categories: Community, Hollywood, Chamber
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Plans are underway for the 2017 Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon hosted by the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation. The annual event recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have taken extraordinary strides for the Hollywood community. All net proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales will be awarded in the form of grants to non-profit organizations this ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Foundation, Heroes, Hollywood
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Voters head to the polls on March 7th to cast votes on what may be the most critical election in a generation on the future course of Los Angeles. Measure S, previously referred to as the “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative”, would immediately clamp down on development, with a moratorium of at least two years on projects that require plan amendments, zone changes, or adjustment to height ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Government, Measure S, City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Hollywood
Friday, February 24, 2017
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Variety and Madame Tussauds Hollywood, presented the 14th annual Awards Media Welcome Center for local, national, and international media credentialed to cover the Academy Awards®. The event took place at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in the Grauman’s Ballroom on Thursday, February 23rd, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The Media Welcome Center featured an ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Hollywood, Awards, Community, Walk of Fame
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Watch as the Hollywood Chamber honors George Segal exclusively on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actor George Segal with the 2,602nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. The star in the category of Television was dedicated at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Pacific Theatre. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Walk of Fame, Chamber, Hollywood
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Largest local Democratic Party organization in the U.S. moves to oppose misleading and dangerous housing banLOS ANGELES -- Last night the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, which represents over 2.4 million registered Democrats and is the largest Democratic Party entity in the United States, endorsed the campaign to stop Measure S."Democrats believe that Los Angeles should be a welcoming place, ...read more
Categories: Measure S, Vote, Government, Community, Economic Development, Government, Measure S, Vote
Monday, November 14, 2016
One of the city's busiest intersections has seen significant safety benefits one year after the installation of a pedestrian safety improvement, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, (CD13) and the Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced Monday.  LADOT says there have been zero pedestrian collisions since a new scramble crosswalk was installed at the intersection of Hollywood ...read more
Categories: Community, Transportation, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood
Friday, October 28, 2016
More than 300 ghosts and ghouls flocked with their little goblins dressed in costume and masks at the popular All Hallow’s Eve Party. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation held this annual fundraiser at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The ghoulish event was presented by Hollywood Forever where guests celebrated the spirits all for a good cause for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Foundation
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation recently presented $20,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations during the Chamber’s monthly mixer that took place on the scenic patio of Wood & Vine. The grants awarded were made possible through the proceeds generated from Foundation events and fundraising efforts. “These grants are a direct financial investment and ongoing commitment ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Grant, Hollywood
Friday, September 30, 2016
For 95 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been serving the businesses in Hollywood. However, a lot of what we do also benefits the community as a whole. Whether it was fighting for adequate storm drains and streetlights or building the first seats at the Hollywood Bowl in early day Hollywood, or fighting more recently to bring the subway here and to revitalize the community, the Chamber ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Hollywood, Foundation
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu, who represents the 4th Council District, delivered his first address to the members of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at Avalon Hollywood on Thursday, September 15th. In office since July 2015, he discussed some of his accomplishments and initiatives. He also answered questions related to development, neighborhood integrity initiative, land use, ...read more
Categories: Business, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber, Community
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, CA--The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held “Breakfast with the Mayor” at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in the Hollywood Ballroom on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. This sold out event marked the first address by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Hollywood community since taking Mayor’s office in 2013. As Hollywood’s former Councilmember for CD-13, Mayor Garcetti is familiar with the challenges of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, Government
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Hollywood’s community gathered to honor outstanding local Heroes at the annual Heroes of Hollywood Award Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation honored the 2016 Heroes include: Jeff Briggs, Founder of Briggs Law; Jackie Lawson, Neighborhood Prosecutor Hollywood Division, City Attorney’s Office; Anastasia Mann, ...read more
Categories: Community, Awards, Hollywood
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Recently I attended a gala press announcement hosted by the Japanese Consulate and Consul General Harry H. Horinouchi. I was particularly interested to learn about a cutting-edge initiative that is going to be very beneficial to Hollywood, and which is bound to become a new attraction for both locals and tourists. Known as Japan House, the program is a new public diplomacy initiative from ...read more
Categories: Community, Business, Hollywood
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Serving as Chamber Board Chair this past year has been a powerful and enthralling education in the mathematics of volunteerism and “the sum being greater than its many parts.” It’s been an extraordinary lesson in participatory democracy. More than ever, I stand reaffirmed in the inherent power of community engagement, and in awe of the passionate commitment of those who serve as the volunteer ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Business, Hollywood
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The first Town Hall meeting on the proposed Neighborhood Integrity Initiative was held last month at Emerson College’s new Hollywood campus. Sponsored by the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council, the meeting drew a capacity crowd to the Feb. 23rd gathering. Proponents of the initiative included columnist Jack Humphreville of Citywatch L.A. and attorney Grace Yoo, a former executive with ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic Development, Hollywood
Thursday, January 14, 2016
A battle is shaping up in 2016 over the future of Los Angeles. On one side are smart growth proponents who are encouraging development in the city to be built near major transit lines while on the other are those who want to stop virtually all growth in the city to reduce congestion in their particular neighborhoods. The no-growth advocates are working to qualify what they term the “Neighborhood ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic Development, Community, Hollywood
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The dawning of a new year is a good time to assess where we have been and where we are going. There certainly are a lot of things of which we can be proud at the start of 2016. When I first came to Hollywood back in 1992, the outlook was bleak. Companies were leaving Hollywood by the dozens. There was a real question as to whether it would be possible to turn things around, and if Hollywood had ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic Development, Community, Hollywood
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Watch us as the Hollywood Chamber honors Steve Carell exclusively on www.walkoffame.comThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actor Steve Carell with the 2,570th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The star in the category of Motion Pictures was dedicated in front of the Egyptian Theatre at 6708 Hollywood Boulevard. “We are so excited to honor one of Hollywood’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Tourism, Awards, Community, Walk of Fame
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Watch Hollywood Chamber Honor Amy Poehler with star ceremony on www.walkoffame.com. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Amy Poehler with the 2,566th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The star in the category of Television was dedicated at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Hollywood, Awards, Community, Walk of Fame
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
As I sat having lunch at Mama Shelter with a colleague recently, we were both excited by the hip, buzzy lunch crowd, great food and how this building on the corner of Wilcox and Selma has been so creatively reimagined from it’s formerly derelict predecessor. I’ve worked in Hollywood for 28 years, and I can’t believe my eyes seeing the transformation of Hollywood’s historic core from a ...read more
Categories: Community, Hollywood, Chamber, Economic Development
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation held recently the popular All Hallow’s Eve Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The ghoulish event was presented by Hollywood Forever where more than 300 guests dressed up in disguise and came along with their little goblins to celebrate the spirits all for a good cause for the community. The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation thanks the generous ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Hollywood
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presented a total of $18,250 in grants to local organizations in October at the monthly Business After Hours hosted by Dave & Buster’s. Heather Cochran, Chair of the Community Foundation presented checks to the following organizations: Boys & Girls of Hollywood for their music program; Childhelp for expansion and enhancement of services ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Hollywood, Community
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Watch the Hollywood Chamber honor Daniel Radcliffe on www.walkoffame.com. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Daniel Radcliffe with the 2,565th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The star in the category of Motion Pictures was dedicated in front of The Dolby Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. “Fans of all ages have been waiting in anticipation of Daniel’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Marketing, Walk of Fame, Awards, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Tourism
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Watch LIVE as the Hollywood Chamber honored Kool & The Gang with star on the Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Kool & The Gang: Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald KhalisBell Dennis “DT” Thomas and George Brown with the 2,560th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The star in the category of recording was dedicated at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard next to the ...read more
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Monday, August 17, 2015
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that music executive Joe Smith was honored with the 2,558th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The star in the category of Recording was dedicated in front of the historic Capitol Records Building at 1750 N. Vine Street. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler unveil the star were singers ...read more
Categories: Walk of Fame, Awards, Community, Tourism, Chamber, Hollywood
Monday, August 10, 2015
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored music pioneer Al Schmitt with the 2,557th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, August 13, 2015. The star in the category of Recording was dedicated in front of the historic Capitol Records Building at 1750 N. Vine Street. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were Joe Walsh and surprise guests. The ...read more
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Thursday, August 06, 2015
Millennium Partners is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has approved the Millennium Hollywood Fault Investigation Report, and agreed that the development site has no active earthquake faults and is safe for development.  Because of the many questions that have been raised about the seismic safety of the Millennium Hollywood project, the Hollywood ...read more
Categories: Community, Hollywood, Economic Development, Real Estate
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Click here to watch star ceremony as the Hollywood Chamber honors Mariah Carey with Star on Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proud honored singer Mariah Carey with the 2,556th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, August 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording was dedicated in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard, in front a ...read more
Categories: Awards, Community, Press Release, Walk of Fame, Chamber, Hollywood, Tourism
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actress Kristin Chenoweth with the 2,555th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, July 24, 2015. The star in the category of Live Theatre/Performance was dedicated next to the historic Pantages Theatre at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were Walk of Famer Carol Burnett and ...read more
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