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.
The Chamber held a special meeting to review and gather feedback on the Our County sustainability plan with L.A. County Chief Sustainability Director Gary Gero and Sustainability Program Directors Kristen Pawling and Rita Kampalath.
On May 16, Bixel Exchange's Startup LAunch tech SBDC hosted their first Bixel After Dark Taco Tech Thursday event at Aliso Apartments.
Eighty business leaders joined the Chamber's annual ACCESS Sacramento advocacy trip to the state's capital, which focused on developing relationships with Gov. Newsom's administration.
The Chamber partnered with Bank of America, Corrections to College California and the Vera Institute of Justice for a breakfast briefing on the importance and significant benefits to the business community of expanding access to postsecondary education for incarcerated individuals.
The Chamber welcomed Stephanie Wiggins, new Metrolink CEO, who shared her vision for Metrolink, its role in the regional economy and areas in which the business community can partner with the organization. Joshua Schank, Metro's chief innovation officer, also gave updates on the pilot Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration program.
The Chamber supported the students of the Huntington Park Institute of Applied Medicine (HPIAM) as they hosted their 4th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday morning.
More than 800 prominent business, government and civic leaders joined the Chamber to kick off one of the biggest celebrations of international trade in the nation.
The Chamber partnered with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti for his second annual Small Business Summit, a multi-faceted, free program with workshops, exhibitors and hands-on contracting and certification assistance.
The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education released its final report today at a press conference at Glendale Community College.