On Aug. 22, the Chamber hosted a farewell reception honoring Carlos Valderrama, Center for Global Trade & Investment, and Sean Arian, Center for Innovation & Technology.
On Aug. 21, the Chamber hosted it's annual staff retreat at the LA84 Foundation.
The Chamber, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles, East West Bank, China Southern Airlines and Coty Inc., hosted nearly 100 business executives this week to encourage companies to exhibit and source products at the 2019 China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, in Guangzhou, China.
Dr. Chris Thornberg, founder of Beacon Economics LLC, provided members of the Chamberís Global Initiatives Council with a candid and optimistic outlook on global trade and the region's economic health. Congressman Jimmy Gomez, representing California's 34th Congressional District, also joined the discussion to provide an update on the efforts of the House Democratís working group to review the agreement and shared takeaways from a fact-gathering trip to Mexico in late July.
The Chamberís Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development, in partnership with Goodwill Southern California and the Los Angeles Orange County (LA/OC) Regional Consortia of California Community Colleges, hosted a regional convening on apprenticeships with 60 stakeholders in education and workforce development from across the region.
The Chamber, in partnership with the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, hosted an intimate business briefing with a visiting delegation of executives and government officials in charge of investment, planning, trade and industry development from the Quang Nam Province, home to eight industrial parks, 51 industrial clusters and the Chu Lai open economic zone.
The Education & Workforce Development Council featured a conversation with an expert panel and in-depth analysis of the California Charter School Policy Task Force's Report of Recommendations.
Bixel Exchange, the Chamber's Center for Innovation & Technology, partnered with Snap Inc. for the final showcase of their second annual Snap Design Academy.
Metro held the first of its two focus groups to get the Chamberís input on its Goods Movement Strategic Plan.
The Health Care Council held a panel discussion on efforts to bridge the health care workforce gap. Attendees learned about the opportunities, partnerships and strategies that organizations are creating to combat the workforce shortage.
Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas was honored by The Coca-Cola Company's Hispanic Advisory Council.
The council was joined by the newly appointed South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) governing board member Vanessa Delgado. As a governing board member, Delgado actively participates in policy decisions that impact air quality regulation across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.