My Final Business Perspective -- Thank You

Gary Toebben on June 26, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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We have become friends and partners over the last 12 years, and it has been my honor to work at your side in building the economy of the City and County of Los Angeles.

Many of you know I grew up on a farm in Nebraska. Farming involves planting seeds, fertilizing those seeds, keeping the weeds from strangling the crops and harvesting at just the right time.

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A Significant Win for Student Success!

Gary Toebben on June 19, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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For nearly a decade, the L.A. Area Chamber and its allies have championed policies to increase the percentage of community college students who successfully complete a degree or certificate. Today, we celebrate a significant win in addressing student completion.

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Thank You Dr. Soon-Shiong

Gary Toebben on June 18, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Patrick, today you are Los Angeles' MVP. You have joined forces with our leading media voice, the Los Angeles Times, and given their team of journalists a new sense of financial security and optimism. Together, you can bring more championships and Pulitzer prizes to our city and region.

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Be Inspired by the Heart of Business on June 20 Join Us

Gary Toebben on June 12, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has been bringing businesses together to learn from each other for 130 years.  Next week, BIZCON SoCal will be another great convening to benefit your business.

In designing the agenda for BIZCON SoCal, we reached out to our members. We heard about their need for access to customers, capital and talented employees. They also asked for stories from trendsetting businesses to inspire their teams and create higher value for their customers. Stories that represent the heart behind the business.

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Sacramento Legislative Update

Gary Toebben on June 5, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Last Friday marked the deadline for the state legislature to vote bills out of their “house of origin” and over to the next house for consideration.. The Chamber was in Sacramento at the end of May to support and oppose a large number of bills.  Here is a recap of some early victories and priorities for the rest of the session.

 

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Sacramento Legislative Update

Gary Toebben on June 5, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Last Friday marked the deadline for the state legislature to vote bills out of their “house of origin” and over to the next house for consideration.. The Chamber was in Sacramento at the end of May to support and oppose a large number of bills.  Here is a recap of some early victories and priorities for the rest of the session.

 

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Re-elect Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Assessor Jeffrey Prang And Vote YES on All Five June 5 Ballot Propositions

Gary Toebben on June 1, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Tuesday, June 5 is election day and here are the recommendations from our staff and Board of Directors, as well as endorsements from our L.A. Jobs PAC.

The Chamber's L.A. Jobs PAC is endorsing the re-election of Sheriff Jim McDonnell and L.A. County Assessor Jeffrey Prang. McDonnell was originally elected at a challenging time and worked hard to reform the Department and implement programs to restore public faith in the Sheriff's office. Prang has taken an office that often flies under the radar and made it his mission to increase public accessibility and outreach. Both have done an excellent job during the last four years.

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L.A.s Whole Person Care Pilot Enrollment has begun!

L.A. Care Health Plan & Health Net on May 31, 2018 at 10:00:00 am in Health Care Waiting Room 
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To care for people with complex needs, it is critical to coordinate and integrate the full spectrum of care—medical, behavioral, socioeconomic and beyond. For the sickest and most vulnerable Medi-Cal patients, California’s Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot will do just that. It will do it by increasing links and services outside of the traditional health system into the larger community.

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Get to the Heart of Business on June 20 at BIZCON SoCal

Gary Toebben on May 29, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Los Angeles' economy is driven by 270,000 businesses that call this city and county home. These businesses, large and small, employ more than 3.9 million people and they have established L.A. as one of the most dynamic and diverse economies in the world.

 

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Convention Center Expansion Is Needed and Exciting

Gary Toebben on May 23, 2018 at 7:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Los Angeles, as the second largest city in the USA, should be able to compete for most major domestic and international conventions, but we cannot. Our convention center is not large enough, not technologically advanced enough, and equally as important, we do not have a sufficient supply of hotel rooms within walking distance of the convention center. 

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