The Business Perspective

Our response to Gov. Newsom's State of the State

Maria S. Salinas on February 12, 2019 at 5:00:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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Earlier today, the Governor laid out his vision for California during his State of the State address. Here's our response:
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Honoring Dr. Michelle King

Maria S. Salinas on February 6, 2019 at 7:55:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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Last week, Los Angeles lost one of its great leaders with the passing of Dr. Michelle King, former superintendent of LAUSD. While I didn’t know Dr. King, I knew of her outstanding reputation and impact on our schools. Our Executive Vice President, David Rattray, shares a few words. 
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Leading the Way

Maria S. Salinas on January 31, 2019 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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This evening, the Chamber will host its 131st Inaugural Dinner. The night is about celebrating leadership – the new leadership of the Chamber, the outstanding leadership of our honorees and the leadership that will be required to drive this region to a bold new future. 

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Volunteers Doing Their Part

Maria S. Salinas on January 24, 2019 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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I’ve been in awe of the work of so many volunteers working on the homeless count these past couple of days.  Today, I met with one of our civic leaders from the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder’s office, who shared his volunteer experience in the Southeast cities and his passion for doing his part.  

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A Sense of Urgency

Maria S. Salinas on January 17, 2019 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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With every passing day, the disruption of the teachers' strike, resulting from the break down in negotiations between LAUSD and UTLA, has a ripple effect across our region. However, it is the impact on our school children that is most concerning. As a mother, I know that our youngest learners need the routine of their teacher in the classroom. Our students are losing every day that this strike goes on.
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Renewing the California Dream

Maria S. Salinas on January 11, 2019 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Happy New Year! For me, the start to 2019 included being present for the transition of power in our great state. I joined several Angelenos in attending Gov. Newsom's swearing in ceremony earlier this week. The threat of rain didn't stop thousands from coming out, and it didn't put a damper on the excitement of the crowd as we watched the now Governor take his place as the 40th to lead the Golden State.

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Building an Inclusive Economy with an Inclusive Workforce

Maria S. Salinas on December 13, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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For years, the Chamber has been involved in bold efforts to expand workforce opportunities, including the reintegration of young adults with previous criminal justice involvement. The Chamber has a history of bringing issues like this to the forefront because of the economic impact to our business community. 

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Regional Collaboration on Business Recovery in the Aftermath of the Wildfires

Maria S. Salinas on November 29, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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As our region and the entire state still reel from the Hill, Woolsey and Camp fires – the deadliest and most destructive in our history, people throughout California are working on the long-term recovery efforts. The L.A. Area Chamber has been at the center of meeting with partners and providing information to our impacted communities.

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Building a Thriving L.A.

Maria S. Salinas on November 14, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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One of the most impactful roles that the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce takes on is that of regional trustee.  
 
We bring together different stakeholders with varied agendas to focus on issues that matter to all of us. In my first State of Infrastructure convening, our position as trustee for the region is clear.
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Reflecting on Foster Youth College Awareness Month

Maria S. Salinas on October 31, 2018 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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Earlier this month, the Chamber was recognized by L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger for our work in supporting foster youth and their educational attainment. The Board of Supervisors declared October “Foster Youth College Awareness Month” and doubled down on its commitment to supporting foster youth to college. 

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