Pillar, a joint office of the Chamber and the Los Angeles Unified School District, hosted the 10th annual Principal for a Day event, in which hundreds of the region's business leaders visited local schools to shadow administrators, meet with children and exchange ideas with teachers.
More than 200 business, civic and community leaders from across Southern California joined together this week to urge federal legislators to rev "America's Recovery Engine." Southern California on the Hill - Access Washington, D.C. is hosted by a collaboration of nearly 20 Southern California business advocacy organizations.
The Chamber celebrated the installation of 2009 Chair of the Board Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Co., at the Chamber's Inaugural Dinner at the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. The Chamber presented the prestigious Civic Medal of Honor to Thomas V. McKernan., CEO of the Automobile Club of Southern California; the Distinguished Business Leader award to Dr. Ray R. Irani, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corp. and the Corporate Leadership Award to Woodbury University.
The Chamber honored exceptional contributions in developing the built environment of Los Angeles at the Construction Industry Awards at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel on Friday, Nov. 7.
More than 500 elected, business and transportation leaders came together Monday to focus on transportation funding reform at the 7th Annual Mobility 21 Transportation Summit at the Wilshire Grand Los Angeles. Attendees focused on how the region can work together to secure much-needed resources in the 2009 federal transportation bill, stave off state funding raids and augment state and federal dollars by locally-funded measures.
The Chamber brought together more than 200 representatives from the Los Angeles business, education and government sectors for its signature Access L.A. City Hall 2008 event. A welcome session saw Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa deliver a speech about the importance of Los Angeles maintaining and growing its workforce, while later breakout sessions gave community leaders a chance to connect on vital issues such as preparing a 21st century workforce, building housing, jobs and health care and putting an end to gang violence.
The Chamber's annual Access Sacramento advocacy trip included 100 business leaders from Southern California. Meeting with legislators, agency officials and lawmakers over two days, the delegation advocated on a number of issues including: budget reform; California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) reform; health care; international trade; and transportation and goods movement.
Nearly 500 entrepreneurs and small business leaders gathered for the 27th Annual Small Business Awards at Dodger Stadium presented by the Chamber and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Principal for a Day, Feb. 28, 2008
119th Inaugural Dinner, Jan. 31, 2008