As part of UNITE-LA’s (the education and workforce development affiliate of the Chamber) partnership with the Amgen Foundation, Chamber staff joined partners at the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator. Here, they put Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) kits together for participating students to do hands-on work with DNA. The Amgen partnership allows UNITE-LA to further advance its commitment to promoting quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and increase the reach and impact of ABE in our region. With a rapidly growing biotechnology industry, this work puts our region's students at the forefront to fill future employer needs.
Chamber Executive Vice President, David Rattray, joined U.S. Minority House Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Congressmembers Judy Chu, Jimmy Gomez and Lucille Roybal-Allard, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and L.A. area business leaders for a Dream Act roundtable and press event
Amb. Nina Hachigian, deputy mayor of International Affairs for the Office of Mayor Garcetti, addressed members of the Chamber's Global Initiatives Council, where she shared an update on the City's current plans for strengthening its global reach and facilitated an open discussion to solicit ideas from participants about priorities for the future work of her office.
The Chamber's Innovation & Technology Council hosted a discussion on the future of Cryptocurrency and its potential impact on the way we do business.
Chamber celebrates the opening of Renovo Stone with a ribbon cutting ceremony!
NextLA hosted an engaged group of current and aspiring entrepreneurs for their latest workshop, Balancing Full-Time Work and Entrepreneurial Aspirations. Presenter, Kea Meyers Duggan, provided the group with valuable advice on what to expect when you work a 9-to-5 and want to start up a side business.
The Chamber, in partnership with the Mexico City Initiative, hosted a high level delegation representing private and public entities in September. Former Mayor of Mexico City Cuauhtemoc Cardenas and current Director General of International Affairs represented Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera. The luncheon highlighted the strong cultural, commercial and educational ties between Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Chamber members celebrated the wind down of summer and cooled off by the pool with Business After Hours at The L.A. Hotel Downtown.