The Chamber joined more than 100 organizations for the 2020 ACCESS Washington, D.C. trip to advocate on behalf of the region's most pressing issues, including the recent COVID-19 outbreak, homelessness, affordable housing, the USMCA and the upcoming election.
The World Trade Week Southern California Committee, in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), hosted Southern California congressional legislative staff for an informational luncheon to showcase the huge impact of trade on the local economy.
On Wednesday, the Transportation & Goods Movement Council received an update from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Christina Lotspike on transportation infrastructure, and from Mike Jones at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on the Goods Movement Element of the Connect SoCal Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.
The World Trade Week (WTW) Education Committee, chaired by Amy Grat, CEO of EXP, presented a session featuring industry experts and community college sector navigators at the Educating for Careers Conference in Long Beach.
The Chamber hosted Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Interim CEO Justin Erbacci for our February Accenture Pancakes & Politics.
On Wednesday, the L.A. Area Chamber celebrated Black History Month by hosting a reception honoring the contributions of the African-American community with 2020 Board Chair Denita Willoughby.
Patrick Schaefer, Senior Vice President of the Center for Global Trade & Foreign Investment, briefed more than 80 members of the Global Initiatives Council on the Los Angeles region's international composition and connections and what this will mean going forward in times of increasing trade tensions.
The Chamber's Innovation & Technology Council kicked off their first meeting of the year with Jordan Crenshaw, Senior Policy Council at the United States Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber partnered with Microsoft and The Brookings Institution to host a presentation and salon-style conversation on artificial intelligence and its impacts on the future workforce.
Nearly 40 members of the Chamber's Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group received a briefing led by Ilse Metchek, President of the California Fashion Association and Vincent Iacopella, EVP of Alba Wheels Up International, about current global trends in the region’s fashion industry.
Last Friday, the Southern California Leadership Network’s Leadership Southern California Class of 2020 graduated.