The Business Perspective

November 2018 Elections- Four Months Out

Jessica Duboff on July 17, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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After months of signature gathering, verifications and last minute legislative negotiations, Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified the state ballot at the end of June, solidifying 12 measures for California voters to decide in November. The Chamber’s Board of Directors has analyzed a number of the measures to date, taking positions and authorizing staff to work with relevant campaigns to ensure the business community voice is communicated to voters.

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Saying Goodbye to a Los Angeles Legend

Jessica Duboff on July 10, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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This morning, Los Angeles said goodbye to civil rights leader John W. Mack. A giant among men, whose sweeping impact will never be forgotten.

As head of the Los Angeles Urban League for three and half decades, John was a powerful, leading voice through some of our City’s most challenging times. From 1969 to 2005, he built the organization into one of the country's most successful non-profits, a mega force for hope and success for thousands of Angelenos, especially African-American youth.

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Reflecting on a Tradition of Generosity

Jessica Duboff on July 3, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Angelenos traditionally spend the 4th of July gathered with family and friends, enjoying a summer barbeque and sharing a beer or two, celebrating the beginning of summer and our nation’s independence. This year, however, let’s also pause to remember those who don’t have homes to gather at, those for whom the holiday is just another day without a roof over their head.

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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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