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.
At our mitú ACCELERATOR Celebration on Sept. 5, Bixel Exchange brought more than 100 students, technology, education and community leaders together to celebrate the accomplishments of the 21 students who participated in the inaugural mitú ACCELERATOR cohort.
In connection with L.A. Fleet Week, the Chamber hosted the Veteran Hiring Luncheon, in partnership with NBC Universal, to discuss best practices in hiring members of the military community and building military networks.
Twelve senior business executives and members of the IACC discussed their commercial and industrial interest in buying, selling and investing with regional firms. The main industries covered were aerospace and the defense sectors. Established in 1968, IACC is the only bi-lateral Chamber in India promoting Indo-U.S. economic engagement.
The Chamber's professional staff showed their support for building more housing in L.A. County by spending Thursday working on four Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles houses in Long Beach. The staff also met with one of the families that will be buying one of the units.
Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben provided the business perspective at an Infrastructure Roundtable hosted by Congressman Jimmy Gomez at Union Station. Toebben spoke alongside California political and community leaders including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sup. Hilda Solis, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ron Miller of the L.A./O.C. Trades Council, Metro CEO Phil Washington, and Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. The roundtable focused on procuring funding to fix and modernize California's roads, bridges and transit systems.