On Thursday, the Chamber hosted our Business After Hours Mixer at Maggiano's Little Italy at The Grove. Members had the opportunity to network, make new connections and enjoy delicious food.
This week, the Chamber and more than 150 delegates gathered in Washington, D.C., to kick off our annual advocacy trip to the nationís capital.
On Tuesday in the nation's capital, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard led the introduction of HR6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, that would grant young, undocumented immigrants (DACA recipients and DREAMers) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients an opportunity to acquire full, U.S. permanent residency if they meet certain requirements. Locally, the same day, the Chamber joined the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and other community advocates on the steps of L.A. City Hall in support of this legislation.
The Center for Global Trade & Foreign Investment, in partnership with the Dubai Investment Development Agency and Dubai FDI, hosted a high-level business delegation to learn about the innovation-driven economy of Dubai.
Nearly 30 members of the Chamber's Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group met with senior representatives from the California State Board of Food and Agriculture this week to learn about the state's agriculture sector, international strategies department and best practices for agricultural exports and imports.
California Transportation Commission (CTC) Executive Director Susan Bransen discussed steps to ensure accountability for SB 1 funding, CTC's work with Gov. Newsom's administration and joint meetings with the California Air Resources Board.
The Chamber, in partnership with Fast Track Global Services (FTGS), was joined by local exporters and manufacturers this week to receive key updates and information on export documentation solutions from industry experts.
The World Trade Week (WTW) Education Committee, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles, hosted its annual student program where nearly 80 high school students from Southern California participated in hands-on activities to learn about the important role cultural awareness plays when conducting international business.
The Innovation & Technology Council met today with Jeanne Holm, assistant general manager and deputy chief innovation officer for the City of L.A. and senior technology advisor to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The Chamber's Global Initiatives Council convened for the first session of the year to hear from John Murphy, senior vice president for international policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.