The Council was joined by experts in the nonprofit field, including Network for Good's Brian Lauterbach, CFRE; Rani DeMesme-Anders of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Stephanie Mesones Alvarado of Liberty Hill Foundation, who discussed technology and online tools to better fundraise, manage donors, and improve operations and online appeal for organizational success.
The Chamber and the Investment & Foreign Trade Agency of the Buenos Aires City Government formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This agreement provides the framework to develop mutually beneficial trade and investment programs aimed in strengthening the commercial relations between Buenos Aires and the L.A. region. Argentina is the L.A. region’s 54th trading partner with a total bilateral trade over $300 million in 2016.
The Chamber joined 85°C Bakery Cafe for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new South Gate location!
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.