On May 30, the Chamber hosted its annual appreciation luncheon to honor the hard work and dedication of the Chamber Board's administrative assistants
More than 80 business leaders joined the Chamber for the annual Access Sacramento advocacy trip. The trip kicked off with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon at the opening reception and a dinner where attendees heard from L.A. delegation members, including State Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian, Miguel Santiago and Blanca Rubio. The Governor's final budget was a running theme on Wednesday during breakfast remarks from Director of Finance Michael Cohen and CalMatters columnist Dan Walters, and lunch remarks from Controller Betty Yee and CalMatters Senior Editor Dan Morain. Participants personally visited more than 60 legislative offices and state department and advocated for or against 60 legislative bills and budget line items.
On May 31, the Chamber's Bixel Exchange and Snap Inc. hosted Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) for a special "Life in Tech with Snap Female Leaders" event.
Chamber members gathered at the Otium in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate and honor President & CEO Gary Toebben. Toebben has led the L.A. Area Chamber for 12 years, and is set to retire on July 1.
On June 18, the L.A. Area Chamber and Central City Association hosted Candidate for California Governor and Current Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, to learn about his positions on the most critical issues in our city. The event was held at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI).
On June 20, the Chamber hosted a full-day conference focused on "Getting to the Heart of Business." From the information, insights and resources that guide us, to the stories and people that inspire us. The event brought together entrepreneurs, professionals and thought leaders from companies large and small, across the Southern California region, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles Office.
The Chamber celebrated the start of summer with Board members and Circle Level Members at the 2018 Summer V.I.P. reception.
The Chamber's Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development and Bixel Exchange joined L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to kick off the 2018 summer campaign of HIRE LA’s Youth, the City of Los Angeles' flagship initiative to provide job opportunities for young people between the ages of 14 and 24.
Bixel Exchange’s L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline partnered with Snap Inc. to launch the Snap Design Academy, a hands-on, paid, 100-hour design training course for 20 students from Los Angeles area community colleges and our youth partner organizations.
Twenty L.A. regional science teachers spent the week at Amgen Biotechnology Experience-L.A. (ABE-LA) professional development workshops at the Huntington Botanical Gardens learning biotechnology labs for implementation in their classrooms.
On July 13, seven panelists from Hulu's UX team spoke to 100 of Bixel Exchange's L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline participants along with Santa Monica High School students about their careers in design and how Hulu stays bold and inventive.