Inaugural Dinner

The L.A. Area Chamber’s premier event, the Inaugural Dinner, is the annual kick-off for a year-long body of work that impacts the entire L.A. region.

The dinner marks the installation of the incoming Chair of the Board for the Chamber. In the spirit of community building, the event also recognizes extraordinary leadership with the Civic Medal of Honor, Distinguished Business Leader and Corporate Leadership awards.

From top local and statewide leader speakers to the best in regional entertainment, the event is a dynamic, fun-filled evening convening more than 1,500 of the region’s business and civic leaders.

For more information on the Chamber's Signature Events, please contact Anahi Godinez, 213.580.7561.

For sponsorship information and opportunities, contact Lee Ligons, 213.580.7523


Save the Date for Inaugural Dinner 2020!

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

JW Marriott at L.A. Live


Learn about last year's event:



Additional video from the 2019 Inaugural Dinner

Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas delivers remarks:


Earvin "Magic" Johnson accepts the Civic Medal of Honor:


Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong accepts the Distinguished Business Leader award:


Accenture accepts the Corporate Leadership Award:


Mayor Eric Garcetti:


CA Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis:


Jerold Neuman is installed as 2019 Board Chair:



Inaugural Dinner
2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Digital Center Piece

1 Edison
Platinum Sponsors
DLA Piper Accenture
Gold Sponsors
3 The Walt Disney Company 1 Comcast NBCUniversal 4 Turkish Airlines 2 Southwest
Silver Sponsors


Atlas Capital Group, LLC


Bank of America

Chevron Corporation


Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

Hackman Capital Partners


JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Kaiser Permanente

L.A. Care Health Plan

Los Angeles Rams

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Ontario International Airport

U.S. Bank

Bronze Sponsors
Aviation Facilities
Bank of China Los Angeles Branch
Beverly Center
Blue Shield of California
California Bank & Trust
California State University, Northridge
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Charter Communications
City National Bank
Clarett West Development
Fifteen Group
First 5 LA
Harridge Development Group
Health Net, Inc.
Korn Ferry
L.A. Sanitation & Environment
Los Angeles Community College District
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles World Airports
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Pacific Federal Insurance LLC
Polish Investment and Trade Agency
Port of Los Angeles
Ralphs Grocery Company
Southern California Gas Company
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
The Los Angeles Athletic Club
United Airlines
University of Southern California
Valero Energy Corporation
Walmart Stores, Inc.

*As of 1.29.19