L.A. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson discussed his priorities as the new chair of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. The Council also previewed two projects, the Figueroa Centre Project and Fifth and Hill tower. Prior to the meeting, members had the opportunity to join a special program on housing data by Zillow.
Last year, California became the first state to require that publicly traded companies located here have at least one woman on their board by the end of 2019. Nonprofit Council speakers described opportunities and strategies to put more women in the boardroom.
The Chamber partnered with Credential Engine to kick off a regional effort to bring credential transparency and literacy to the L.A. marketplace so that prospective students, employers and others can easily access information about all available credentials in the region.
Los Angeles City College President Dr. Mary Gallagher and Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas discussed two major initiatives of Los Angeles City College: how they are working to prepare students for careers in nursing, as well as what they're doing to address student homelessness.
The Chamber's Government & Fiscal Affairs Council welcomed Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chair of the City’s Budget and Finance Committee.
Southern California Leadership Network’s Leadership L.A. (LLA) Class of 2019 launched on March 14 with a two-day orientation.
On Thursday, the Chamber hosted our Business After Hours Mixer at Maggiano's Little Italy at The Grove. Members had the opportunity to network, make new connections and enjoy delicious food.
This week, the Chamber and more than 150 delegates gathered in Washington, D.C., to kick off our annual advocacy trip to the nation’s capital.
On Tuesday in the nation's capital, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard led the introduction of HR6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, that would grant young, undocumented immigrants (DACA recipients and DREAMers) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients an opportunity to acquire full, U.S. permanent residency if they meet certain requirements. Locally, the same day, the Chamber joined the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and other community advocates on the steps of L.A. City Hall in support of this legislation.
The Center for Global Trade & Foreign Investment, in partnership with the Dubai Investment Development Agency and Dubai FDI, hosted a high-level business delegation to learn about the innovation-driven economy of Dubai.
Nearly 30 members of the Chamber's Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group met with senior representatives from the California State Board of Food and Agriculture this week to learn about the state's agriculture sector, international strategies department and best practices for agricultural exports and imports.
California Transportation Commission (CTC) Executive Director Susan Bransen discussed steps to ensure accountability for SB 1 funding, CTC's work with Gov. Newsom's administration and joint meetings with the California Air Resources Board.