The Chamber and guests met with leaders from the public and private sector for the sixth annual State of L.A. Infrastructure. The half-day summit featured leaders throughout the region to focus upon smart cities, resilient infrastructure and the strategies that Los Angeles will need to employ to be prepared.
The Chamber hosted it's annual BIZCON SoCal business conference and networking event designed to celebrate, inspire and support businesses across the L.A. region. The event included a keynote address from Shawn Gold, TechStyle Fashion Group, and Isabel Guzman, Office of the Small Business Advocate.
Eighty business leaders joined the Chamber's annual ACCESS Sacramento advocacy trip to the state's capital, which focused on developing relationships with Gov. Newsom's administration.
This week, the Chamber and more than 150 delegates gathered in Washington, D.C., to kick off our annual advocacy trip to the nationís capital.
Last night, the Chamber and Presenting Sponsor Edison International joined more than 1,700 of the region's top business, civic and political leaders for our 131st Inaugural Dinner.
On June 20, the Chamber hosted a full-day conference focused on "Getting to the Heart of Business." From the information, insights and resources that guide us, to the stories and people that inspire us. The event brought together entrepreneurs, professionals and thought leaders from companies large and small, across the Southern California region, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles Office.
More than 80 business leaders joined the Chamber for the annual Access Sacramento advocacy trip. The trip kicked off with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon at the opening reception and a dinner where attendees heard from L.A. delegation members, including State Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian, Miguel Santiago and Blanca Rubio. The Governor's final budget was a running theme on Wednesday during breakfast remarks from Director of Finance Michael Cohen and CalMatters columnist Dan Walters, and lunch remarks from Controller Betty Yee and CalMatters Senior Editor Dan Morain. Participants personally visited more than 60 legislative offices and state department and advocated for or against 60 legislative bills and budget line items.
More than 150 L.A. area leaders gathered for the Chamber's 2017 State of STEM at the University of Southern California. Cultivating diverse talent in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is essential to continued economic growth and competitiveness. The program highlighted high demand/high growth STEM related industries within L.A. County and its implications to our regional economy. The discussions focused on expanding access to STEM education and fostering education-industry partnerships to meet Southern California's high-skill workforce needs.
more than 400 people gathered at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City to recognize the economic power of small business at the 2017 Small Business Awards, hosted by the Chamber and the Small Business Administration. Congratulations to this year's winners listed below who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the L.A. region!
The Chamber hosted its 2017 Inaugural Dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live. Steve Nissen, NBCUniversal, was installed as the Chamber's 2017 Board Chair. Others honored included Vin & Sandy Scully with the Civic Medal of Honor and JPMorgan Chase & Co. with the Corporate Leadership Award.