Thursday | Nov. 8, 2012


This Week At The Chamber
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FRI | Nov. 9
Education & Workforce Development Council
Early Childhood Education Programs and Employee Retention & Productivity
more info & register

TUE | Nov. 13
Referral Network
Grow Your Business
more info & register

TUE | Nov. 13
Transportation & Goods Movement Council
Post-Election & 2012 Transportation Wrap-Up
more info & register

WED | Nov. 14
Small Business Owners Roundtable
Internet Marketing
more info & register

THU | Nov. 15
Government & Fiscal Affairs Council
L.A. Fire Department Chief Cummings
more info & register

View all upcoming events on our Web Calendar.




"California health providers are the Marine Corps of this country's health system. The best and most effective."

Robert Ross, president & CEO of The California Endowment, at the Health Care Council on Friday.

"Marketing is not just putting an ad in the paper with a phone number and hoping people call you. It's establishing a relationship and brand so that people don't need an ad to know you're there."

Stan Kasten, president & CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc., at the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday.





Leadership L.A. Class of 2012 celebrated the completion of its fellowship on Monday at the Music Center of Los Angeles. "The program exceeded my expectations and I know that I will be a better leader in this city because of Leadership L.A. I am wiser and richer today because of the experiences and the lessons learned," said Graciela Meibar, Mattel, Inc., during the class report. Interested in applying for the 2013 class? Contact Hadia Kabir, 213.580.7524.

Thank you for voting on Nov. 6 - join us on Nov. 13
The Chamber would like to thank our members for voting for business on Tuesday. Chamber-supported Propositions 35, 36 and 40 all passed, and Proposition 37 failed, which the Chamber opposed. With the failure of Measure J, what's next for the future of transportation projects? Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Transportation & Goods Movement Council as we hear from Metro on what we can expect. Register now or contact Jessica Duboff, 213.580.7558.

Be a part of the conversation: attend an upcoming Chamber Council meeting
This month, several of the Chamber's councils are meeting for the final time this year. Join us at these meetings to discuss important issues affecting business and our region:

Register now or contact Shannon Cooper, 213.580.7565.

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Historic regional sports network comes to L.A.
Time Warner Cable Deportes and sister network, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, are the new homes for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks. Upon its debut, TWC Deportes made history as the first Spanish-language regional sports network in the country and the first to bring the Lakers to the Spanish-speaking television audience. Read more.

Upcoming Chamber member ribbon cuttings
Chase Bank
Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.
7833 W. Sunset Blvd.
Learn more

Seasons 52
Monday, Nov. 26
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 4528
Learn more

Come out and support your fellow Chamber member at a ribbon cutting. Interested in having a ribbon cutting? Contact Pat Clark, 213.580.7595.

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Chinatown ICO sent back to L.A. City Council committee
This week the Interim Control Ordinance that would have banned formula stores from Chinatown was referred by the full L.A. City Council back to the Planning & Land Use Committee. Thank you to all our Chamber members who made calls and sent emails to Councilmembers Joe Bucaino, Tony Cardenas, Mitch Englander, Bernard Parks and Jan Perry to thank them for their vote.

Hurricane Sandy corporate aid tracker
Businesses across the country have mobilized their expertise, capabilities and community resources to assist with the response to the storm. Business pledges of more than $98 million have been announced in support of recovery efforts. The Chamber applauds Chamber member companies who have assisted in the relief efforts. Learn more.



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