The September meeting of the Energy, Water and Environmental Sustainability Council featured Sylvia Quast, regional counsel for US Environmental Protection Agency – Region 9, for a discussion on the enforcement of federal policies and regulations in California.
Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas joined the Chamber's Westside Connect to learn about "Measured, Monetized and Maximized Holiday Marketing" at Microsoft's Westfield Century City store. Attendees heard from Lucas Vandenberg, co-owner & managing partner, Fifty & Five, as he explored key elements for an effective digital marketing plan for the holidays, such as KPIs and low-cost email marketing campaigns. The event ended with a special Q&A and meet-and-greet opportunity with Salinas.
More than 30 members of the Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group met with Jonathan Hofeller, vice president of commercial sales, SpaceX, this week to receive an update on general trends of the aerospace industry in Southern California, SpaceX's current international partnerships and potential future partnership opportunities.
The Chamber's Education & Workforce Development Council hosted Assemblymember Jose Medina, chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, and Univision Communications' President and General Manager of Los Angeles Local Media Luis Patiño for a discussion on "Closing College Completion Gaps For Our Shared Economic Future."
Chamber members enjoyed an evening of fun and networking at LEVEL Furnished Living while tapping into new connections within the Chamber membership and partnering organizations.
The L.A. Area Chamber and Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC), in partnership with the Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco, welcomed a delegation of Vietnamese provincial government officials and business executives representing various key industry sectors.
Friday's joint Health Care and Transportation & Goods Movement Council featured special guest, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, chair of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and chair of the Board of Directors of L.A. Metro.
On Aug. 23,, the Chamber's Bixel Exchange and Snap Inc. hosted the Snap Design Academy Showcase. Bixel's first class shared their final group projects using Snapchat features to address problems faced by local nonprofits.
The Chamber, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and China Southern Airlines, hosted nearly 90 business executives this week to encourage companies to showcase and source products at the 2018 China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, in Guangzhou, China, taking place from Oct. 15 to Nov. 4, 2018.