Join the Chamber for ACCESS L.A. City Hall

Maria S. Salinas on October 10, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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A week from today, the Chamber will convene nearly 200 Chamber and business community members at Los Angeles City Hall for our annual morning reception with City elected leadership. It’s a great opportunity to speak directly with Council members and department staff, as well as your fellow business leaders to discuss issues of major importance to our community.
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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Ballot Recommendations

Maria S. Salinas on October 3, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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The Chamber has spent a large part of the year analyzing and taking positions on the state and local ballot measures that will be before voters on Nov. 6. Starting with our ...arrowRead More

Propositions 1 and 2 are solid steps to help address our housing crisis

Maria S. Salinas on September 27, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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As we head toward election day on Nov. 6, we want to provide helpful information about the many propositions and measures you will find on your ballot. In last week’s Business Perspective, I argued that Prop 10, which would expand rent control, would have the unintended consequence of making our housing crisis worse. Luckily, there are two propositions on the November ballot that would be much more productive:

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ACA Open Enrollment Set to Begin Under a Cloud of Confusion

John Baackes, L.A. Care CEO on September 27, 2018 at 6:00:00 am in Health Care Waiting Room 
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As another open enrollment period approaches, the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains uncertain. Efforts to repeal the landmark legislation failed, but regulatory measures continue to alter the ACA and it has left consumers scratching their heads. The confusion caused by all the changes could, in the end, prove harmful to consumers who are dependent on the individual marketplace for their health care coverage.

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Proposition 10 is No Solution to our Housing Crisis

Maria S. Salinas on September 20, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Last week, I wrote an op-ed piece on one of the most troubling topics in our state, affordable housing. In advocating in the Sacramento Bee that our housing supply and affordability crisis must be top of mind for policy makers, I noted that without more housing opportunities within financial reach, we risk the California dream slipping away. I argued government and the private sector must collaborate to address barriers to more housing supply and seek creative solutions to funding and regulatory challenges.

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We're Up for the Challenge: Bridging L.A.'s Tech Talent Gap

Maria S. Salinas on September 12, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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One of the Chamber’s most important roles is convening thougth leaders around important topics to our regions. This week, Bixel Exchange, the Chamber’s Center for Innovation & Technology, hosted T3: State of Tech Talent Today, a convening of business leaders, the tech community, educational institutions and elected officials.

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California Legislature Wraps Up 2018 Session

Maria S. Salinas on September 5, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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As the leading voice of the business community in Southern California, the Chamber's efforts, in large part, are spent representing your voices in Sacramento. It’s our job to ensure that when legislators debate new laws, regulations and programs, that they understand the impacts to the economy, job creation, and the everyday operations of businesses small and large.

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A Place to Become a Healthy Generation

Carol Kim, Health Net and Calvin Lyons, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles on August 30, 2018 at 6:00:00 am in Health Care Waiting Room 
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Good health starts in homes, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. With this starting place, Health Net understands that health care is not only what happens in the doctor’s office, but what happens outside. We look beyond clinic walls to effectively improve individual and community health. We’ve heard the saying “it takes a village” and achieving community health equity is no different. That’s why Health Net has a tradition of partnering with community based organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles (BGCMLA), which serves nearly 3,000 youths in some of Los Angeles County’s highest need population, to identify community health solutions upstream. With trusted partners like BGCMLA, Health Net can work towards creating social and physical environments to support healthy lifestyles.

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Partnering for Success

Maria S. Salinas on August 29, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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The strength of the L.A. Area Chamber, much like the region as a whole, resides in the collective power of our membership and the business community. This organization realizes that if we truly want to succeed at moving business and the region forward, we can’t do it alone. Our tradition of convening area leaders, partnering with community organizations, collaborating with other business groups, engaging stakeholders and forming coalitions is at the heart of our success.

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Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship: The Engines of L.A. Success

Maria S. Salinas on August 23, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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The Los Angeles region’s growth is a story of vision, creativity and innovation at play. And since its inception in 1888, the Chamber has played an integral role in shaping L.A.’s future and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.

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