ACCESS Washington, D.C. -- Your Voice, Your Issues

Gary Toebben on May 10, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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This Friday is the deadline to register for ACCESS Washington, D.C., the region's largest annual trip to our nation's capital. With a new Presidential Administration and Congress focusing on a broad range of major issues, your voice is more important than ever in sharing the impact that new policies would have on your business, your customers and Southern California as a whole.

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Learn How To Grow Your Small Business on May 17

Gary Toebben on May 9, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Apple. Mattel. The Walt Disney Company. Huge, successful companies that have something in common -- they all started as small businesses. Like these companies, today's small businesses have the power to transform industries, communities and the world as we know it. Small businesses drive innovations and power our economy. They are responsible for the majority of our job growth.

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A Deal is a Deal -- Measures H and HHH & Accountability

Gary Toebben on May 2, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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In November and March, the voters of the City and County of Los Angeles stepped up in an unprecedented way to invest in infrastructure. None of those investments were more critical than the new tax dollars Angelenos agreed to provide to build the infrastructure of compassion, creating needed housing and funding services to meet the challenge of homelessnes

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Numerous Airlines to Change Terminals at LAX Beginning May 12

Gary Toebben on April 25, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Beginning the night of Friday, May 12, the largest airline terminal relocation in the history of aviation will take place at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Delta Air Lines will relocate all their gates from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3. The airlines that are Delta partners and are currently located in Terminals 2 and 3 will remain in those terminals. Other airlines currently located in Terminals 2 and 3 will move to the terminals being vacated by Delta on the south side of the airport. This move will impact 370 departures, or 40 percent of LAX's operations.

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What We Hope to Hear in the State of the City

Gary Toebben on April 18, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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This Thursday, Mayor Eric Garcetti will give his fourth State of the City (SOTC) address, and his first since he was overwhelmingly re-elected in March to a five and half year second term. Los Angeles has a lot to be proud of since the Mayor's last SOTC. The results of the November and March elections were a clear statement by the electorate on their priorities. We look forward to hearing the Mayor lay out his next steps on these issues:

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Logistics - Our Region's Economic Foundation

Gary Toebben on April 13, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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It's an often repeated statistic that 40 percent of our nation's imported goods enter through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. After this cargo is unloaded from ...arrowRead More

World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast on May 4

Gary Toebben on April 11, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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There are no arguments in Los Angeles about the importance of international trade to our economy. On May 4, the Chamber will celebrate the 91st Annual World Trade Week (WTW) Kickoff breakfast in L.A. More than 800 manufacturers, service providers, business and civic leaders, educators, students and foreign diplomats will come together to celebrate the benefits of global trade.

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Itís Time to Fix Our Roads

Gary Toebben on April 4, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Last week during ACCESS Sacramento, the Chamber was proud to stand with other business leaders, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon at a press conference unveiling the outline of a long-sought transportation funding agreement. Last year’s special session on transportation was a bust and ended with no action. Finally, it appears that Sacramento has now made funding for our deteriorating roads and highways a priority.

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Supporting a College-Ready L.A.

Gary Toebben on March 28, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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For many students, preparing for college can be a daunting task. From navigating college preparation courses to applying for financial aid, the process is difficult, particularly for students who will be the first in their family to attend college.

 

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Lift Your Voice in Sacramento Next Week

Gary Toebben on March 21, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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While the daily headlines are focused on Washington, D.C. administrative and legislative proposals, the L.A. business community understands that what happens in Sacramento has a direct impact on jobs and profitability. That's why the Chamber is looking forward to interacting with California's top elected leadership in Sacramento next week.

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