Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce I Nov. 3
 
L.A. BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter
Chamber at the forefront of Smart Justice convening 
 
The Chamber brought together leaders who are transforming the juvenile justice system at last Friday's Education & Workforce Development Council. Speakers included L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis, L.A. County Probation Department Chief Terri McDonald, Scott Budnick, founder and president, Anti-Recidivism Coalition; and Alex Johnson, president, L.A. County Office of Education's Board of Education and managing director of Californians for Safety and Justice. With the recent establishment of the L.A. County Office of Diversion and Reentry and the L.A. City Office of Reentry, L.A. is developing plans to reduce the number of juvenile justice camps in the region and focus on rehabilitation, evidence-based practices, and education and vocational training to transform the juvenile system and create pathways to reentry for justice involved youth. LEARN MORE and SEE THE PHOTOS.

 
Councilman Joe Buscaino discusses Pedro and the Port over pancakes
 
Last Friday, L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino joined our monthly Accenture Pancakes & Politics Breakfast Speaker Series to discuss his work to make San Pedro a destination for locals and Angelenos. He touched on the recently-approved San Pedro community plan, public and private housing projects, and entertainment and retail initiatives he has pursued since taking office in 2012. The Councilman also urged balance between emission reductions and economic impacts as the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach consider the Clean Air Action PlanSEE THE PHOTOS.

Updating CAAP: Chamber advocates to strike a balance between emissions reductions and costs

Thursday, Harbor Commissioners overseeing the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach approved the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), a plan to reduce air pollution in the L.A. region which is estimated to cost industry $7-14 billion. Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben testified at the meeting, advocating for cost-effectiveness to help our ports retain their competitive edge. The Chamber's goal is to strike an appropriate balance between emission reductions and costs. LEARN MORE and READ THE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE.
 
 
AT&T continues commitment to education with $20,000 donation
 
AT&T's Director of External Affairs for Greater L.A., Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, joined the Chamber's Education & Workforce Development Council to present the Chamber Foundation with a check for $20,000. The funding will be used to invest in L.A.'s talent pipeline by providing underserved high school students with career skills through their participation in work-based learning experiences, job shadowing and work readiness certification programs. Seven students representing linked learning high schools served by the Chamber will also be awarded $500 scholarships through the donation. The Chamber is grateful to AT&T for their continued investment in building our future workforce. LEARN MORE and SEE THE PHOTOS.
     
 
Join Homewalk 2017 and put your best foot forward to end homelessness 
 
More than 57,000 of our L.A. County neighbors are now homeless. You can do your part to end this crisis by joining the Chamber and partner United Way of Greater Los Angeles on Nov. 18 for the 11th Annual Homewalk 5k. Continue building off the positive momentum from the passing of Prop HHH and Measure H as we raise money and walk to end homelessness in L.A. This year, for every $5,000 raised the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation will donate another $5,000! JOIN THE CHAMBER TEAM.
Chamber signs MOU strengthening local business ties with Argentina
 
The Chamber and the Investment & Foreign Trade Agency of the Buenos Aires City Government formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this week. 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 L.A.'s 54th largest trading partner, with a total bilateral trade totaling more than $300 million in 2016. SEE THE PHOTOS.
SCLN 30-in-30: Dave Barthmuss 
 
No one said leadership was easy. However, leaders like SCLN dual alum Dave Barthmuss, president of Advotocracy and this week's SCLN 30-in-30 honoree, can help us navigate the waters to be more effective. We often think of leadership as the act of leading our own teams but, what about those outside our chain of command? Learn how to turn an outside detractor into an advocate - a concept Dave coined as Advotocracy, and his experience with SCLN HERE.
The 30-in-30 campaign is a celebration of SCLN's 30th anniversary, honoring 30 outstanding alumni throughout 2017. Thank you to our 30th anniversary sponsors: The Albertsons Companies Foundation and The Vons Foundation, Southern California Gas Company and Walmart
Chamber director honored as "Global Trade Catalyst" 
 
Chamber Director Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez was recently awarded the 2017 Catalyst of the Year Award by Women in International Trade - Los Angeles (WIT-LA). Sakai-Gonzalez was recognized for her work in advancing global trade in the region through the Chamber's annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast and her instrumental efforts in helping local businesses build international relationships for more than a decade. We congratulate her on this well-deserved honor and her dedication to advancing international trade! You can join the celebration on Nov. 9 -- RSVP NOW or READ MORE.
IN THIS ISSUE
 
The Action
Chamber at the forefront of Smart Justice convening
 
Policy This Week 
Councilman Joe Buscaino discusses Pedro and the Port over pancakes
 
Updating CAAP: Chamber advocates to strike a balance between emissions reductions and costs
 
The Member 
AT&T continues commitment to education with $20,000 donation
 
The Opportunity 
Other News
Chamber signs MOU strengthening local business ties with Argentina
 
SCLN 30-in-30: Dave Barthmuss
 
Chamber Director honored as "Global Trade Catalyst" 
CHAMBER CALENDAR