Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce I March 24
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter
Chamber introduces the arrival of NextLA
This week, the Chamber unveiled NextLA, formerly known as the L.A. Junior Chamber of Commerce, which will relaunch with all new programming in late April. The Chamber announced its acquisition of the Junior Chamber earlier this year; and following an in-depth look at the organization's work and the community's needs, the Chamber is excited to announce the organization's relaunch. The organization may have a new name, but its core mission remains the same - to encourage, promote and empower L.A.'s young professionals to thrive through professional development, civic engagement and community service.
The Chamber will celebrate NextLA's arrival with a Relaunch Party on Wednesday, April 26. To RSVP, CLICK HERE. For more information about NextLA, including partnership and sponsorship opportunities, contact Nancy Olson
BOTTOM LINE: Join us in celebrating the relaunch of the Chamber's young professionals organization, NextLA, on April 26!
Chamber, Mayor Garcetti and Supervisor Solis rally support for transportation funding

On Monday, Chamber Board Chair Steve Nissen joined L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. County Sup. Hilda Solis and business and labor organizations to urge the state to move forward with a comprehensive transportation funding package to fix our roads, highways, bridges and trade corridors. This will be a Chamber priority during ACCESS Sacramento next week. READ MORE.

Take the lead in your professional development 

Leadership Southern California, an eight-month, unique leadership masterclass, ideal for working professionals, provides deep insights into our region's inner workings, along with unparalleled network building and partnership opportunities for leaders who want to take their ambitions to a higher level. The application deadline is March 31 -- APPLY TODAY! For information, contact Blanca Zarate, 213.580.7547. 
BOTTOM LINE: Engaged and informed leaders are good for business. Apply for Leadership Southern California today.

Committed to serving those who served us
Chamber member Operation Confidence has provided more than 10,000 disabled individuals with wraparound services for workforce re-entry for nearly 30 years, most recently focusing on helping disabled veterans in our community. The local nonprofit will be hosting a special tribute and fundraiser for disabled veterans on July 30, including a "Combat Boots and Lace" fashion show featuring disabled veteran models. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Operation Confidence Turning Point Housing project for homeless disabled veterans. Find out more information about the event, or nominate a model for the fashion show HERE.

BOTTOM LINE: Join Chamber member Operation Confidence in paying tribute to our disabled veterans this July 30. 
Your company's chance to enter the Chinese health and beauty market
The Chamber, the Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) and the California Center for International Trade (CITD) are partnering to provide California companies with the unique opportunity to feature their products in major Hong Kong retailer Yue Hwa HKG. A household name in Hong Kong and the Pacific Rim, the retailer will feature chosen California health and beauty products in their "California Corner." Qualifying product categories include health and beauty products, vitamins and food supplements, and ready-to-eat, non-refrigerated organic food. Submission deadline is March 30. SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT.
BOTTOM LINE: Don't miss your chance to submit your health and beauty product for well-known retailer Yue Hwa HKG's "California Corner." Apply by March 30.
Chamber participates on Speaker's Blue Ribbon Commission
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon convened the first meeting of the Speaker's Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education recently to discuss California's current childcare landscape, including subsidy programs, Prop 98 funded programs, and access to childcare. The Chamber's Senior Director of Education Policy and Public Affairs Sonia Campos-Rivera represented the business community and the many Angeleno families in our region. The Commission will continue to host meetings across the state to gather information and develop recommendations for the legislature to consider. 
BOTTOM LINE: The Chamber is engaged at the highest level to ensure improvements in California's childcare landscape.
The Action |
Chamber introduces the arrival of NextLA
Chamber, Mayor Garcetti and Sup. Solis rally support for transportation funding
Take the lead in your professional development 
The Member |
Committed to serving those who served us

Chamber participates on Speaker's Blue Ribbon Commission
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