On June 13, the Chamber hosted its Business After Hours Mixer at Oakwood, Olympic & Olive, in downtown Los Angeles.
Dr. Muntu Davis, the L.A. County Health Officer, joined the Chamber's Health Care Council to discuss his work at the Department of Public Health. The council also heard a presentation from the Los Angeles County Community Collaborative (LAC3) that was recently formed in response to the nation's opioid crisis.
At the Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council, Jeff Kightlinger, general manager and CEO of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Met), spoke with Chamber members about the future of water supplies in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) joined the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, the China Chamber for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products (CCCME) and the California Governorís Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) in organizing and sponsoring the 2019 China-California Business Forum.
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Giannina Perez, Gov. Gavin Newsomís senior policy advisor for early childhood, visited Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach to tour the space and understand lessons learned from the schoolís best practices.
On May 29, Bixel Exchange and Snap Inc. invited the top 20 student winners of the 2019 Snapchat Sticker Pack Design Challenge to Snapís creative offices in Santa Monica.
On May 29, the Chamber hosted its annual appreciation luncheon to honor the hard work and dedication of the Chamber Board's administrative assistants.
Members of the Chamber's World Trade Week (WTW) Committee were hosted for a private luncheon by WTW Chair Vince Iacopella at The Proud Bird near LAX this week to recognize and celebrate their dedication and support of the initiative each year.
Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas and Board Chair Jerry Neuman, DLA Piper LLP, joined a meeting of the Keidanren Committee at the Chamber.
Paul De La Cerda, East Los Angeles College's (ELAC) dean of resource, economic development and innovation, joined Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas to discuss two major initiatives of ELAC: how the college is working to prepare students for careers in entrepreneurship, and what the college is doing to create good-paying jobs and careers through education, entrepreneurship and innovation to address studentsí basic needs.
City of Los Angeles' Tricia Keane, deputy director of the Resources Management Bureau, and Arthi Varma, deputy director of the Citywide Planning Bureau, spoke on budget requests as they pertain to case processing in L.A. City and updates to the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program.
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez joined the Chamber for a conversation on steps the L.A. City Council is taking to tackle enforcement policies against cannabis businesses operating illegally. Ruben Flores from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) also spoke on cannabis tax policy at the state level and how this affects businesses in L.A.