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MAGAZINE & BUSINESS GUIDE 2015-2016 laxcoastal.com | 310.645.5151

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WHAT’S INSIDE...

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Credits

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Freight Forwarding

Cover Story

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General Pet Services

Improving Upon Perfection

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Health & Beauty

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Home & Business Improvement

The LAX Coastal area is thriving, from LAX to Marina del Rey and beyond.

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Why Coworking Works

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Living the Playa Perspective

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Hospitality

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Eating the LAX Coastal Way

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Housing

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Your Business Community at Work Meet Your Local Chamber

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Manufacturing

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A Piece of Paradise

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Medical Services

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At Your Service

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Non-Profit

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Welcome to LAX Coastal

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Professional Services

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Real Estate

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Retail

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Transportation & Aviation Services

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A-Z Membership Directory

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One Last Look

Explore the members and industries of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce.

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Construction & Engineering

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Education

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Entertainment

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Financial Services

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Food & Beverage

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Credits Publisher | Kirby Israelson Editor-In-Chief | Christina Davis Editor/Graphic Design | Kirby Israelson Advertising Sales | Chamberlain Duru Printing | Southwest Offset Printing Distribution | CBS Distribution Guest Writers Stephanie Davis; Kirby Israelson; Kristen Lonner; Geoff Maleman; Stephanie Rosen; Sandra Saldaña

We love being a member of the Chamber of Commerce, where we meet like-minded individuals and have fun while we’re getting the job done.

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Photos Courtesy Of Lawrence Anderson; Ballerini Cooley Studios; Judith Ciancimino; Angela Clouse; Christina Davis; Department of Public Works; LA County; Glenn Marzano Photography; Mike Harriel; HKS Architects; Jack Hollander; HomeTown News; Kirby Israelson; L.A. Realty Partners; LA Times; Lincoln Property Company; Los Angeles World Airports; Otis College of Art and Design; Playa Photography & Digital Arts; Sandra Saldaña; David Voss, Jr.

LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 210 Los Angeles, CA 90045 www.laxcoastal.com 310.645.5151 | info@laxcoastal.com This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form, for any purpose, without permission of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, the Publisher and respective copyright owners. The information in this magazine is gathered and carefully compiled in such a way as to ensure maximum accuracy. The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce and the Publisher cannot, and do not, guarantee the authenticity of all the information furnished to them, nor the complete absence of that information. Thus, no responsibility for omissions and errors can be or is assumed. Inclusions of listing or advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement of products or services provided. This Directory is supported by the members of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. We encourage you to repay their support for our community by patronizing their places of business and letting them know that you saw their name in this publication.

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Pictured on the cover of this year’s LAX Coastal Magazine is Keith Greville of Arup, Kristen Lonner of Burns & Bouchard, William Schaeffer of Otis College of Art and Design, Ryan Gales of JGM, Jim Cole of Austin Commercial, Victor Feathers of Fentress Architects and Cynthia Guidry of LAWA. www.laxcoastal.com | LAX Coastal Magazine 2015-16 | 5


An LAX Coastal view from Lincoln Boulevard and LMU Drive, looking North

IMPROVING UPON PERFECTION The LAX Coastal area is thriving, from LAX to Marina del Rey and beyond

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he LAX Coastal area is no stranger to transformation. It was here that tiny Mines Field grew up into the world’s busiest origin and

destination airport. It was here that the nation’s

to complete the vision, modernization at LAX is easily the largest public works project in the history of the City of Los Angeles. And this massive investment is being made with no tax dollars from the City’s general fund.

largest man-made small craft harbor was carved out to create perhaps Los Angeles County’s most valuable asset. It was here that Loyola Marymount University grew into one of the nation’s premier Jesuit institutions on a swath of land donated by

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transformation, perhaps the most significant one in its history. From a burgeoning new community at the base of the Westchester Bluffs and a revisioning of Marina del Rey, to massive investment in infrastructure at both Los Angeles International Airport and the city’s public transportation system, the LAX Coastal area is quickly becoming a magnet for high-tech companies, young professionals and visitors from all over the world.

tech companies, young professionals and visitors from all over the world.

Central to the area’s renaissance is the massive investment in improving the infrastructure at LAX. With over $4.11 billion in completed or ongoing projects, and billions more planned in the future 6 | LAX Coastal Magazine 2015-16 | www.laxcoastal.com

The centerpiece of the modernization effort is the new Tom Bradley International Terminal, which opened in 2013 and represents a major leap

forward in airport design, safety and convenience. The terminal includes new, smarter gates that can handle larger aircraft, with multiple gates configured for the Airbus A380. Inside, Southern California scenes and eccentric videos are played on seven huge multimedia screens—the largest immersive system in an airport and the most advanced multimedia environment in a North American airport. Lounge-like seating for relaxation and a 25,000 square foot duty-free shopping area are located in the Great Hall, which includes restaurants and high-end shops, including Chloé, Burberry, Fred Segal and Porsche, as well as franchises of popular L.A. restaurants such as Umami Burger, 800 Degrees Pizza, Larder, ink.sack, Lucky Fish, Chaya Sushi and James' Beach. But TBIT is just the tip of the iceberg for LAX, which has not seen a major infrastructure improvement since the 1984 Olympics. One of the airport’s most ambitious infrastructure improvement projects is now underway—the airport’s Landside Access Modernization Program, or LAMP. These projects include the LAX Automated People Mover (APM), Intermodal Transportation Facilities, a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center, improvements to the Central Terminal Area and


cles, passenger pick up and drop off, connections to hotel and other shuttles as well as amenities such as waiting areas, concessions and ticketing/ information kiosks.

a connection to Metro. Together, these projects will transform LAX into a world-class airport, relieve traffic congestion and improve the travel experience for the millions of passengers who use LAX every year. “This is an exciting time for our airport, community, city and region as we are working to bring the largest public works program in the city’s history to fruition,” said Cynthia Guidry, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Development for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). “This is a game changer for LAX and the community as we create a new and transformed experience for our guests.”

Tom Bradley International Terminal

Indeed, the entire process of getting to and from LAX is about to change.

Guidry added that she also has high hopes for the Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center, or CONRAC, facility and its benefit for increasing the airport guest experience and relieving traffic within and around the airport. The CONRAC will relocate existing rental car companies into one convenient location adjacent to the 405-freeway with direct connections to the airport using the LAX Train.

A key component of moving people to and from LAX is the airport’s new people mover train that will provide reliable, time-certain access to the airline terminals for passengers, employees and other users. The APM system will feature a total of six stations connecting new rental car, airport parking and Metro facilities to the airline terminals and three stations in the Central Terminal Area. Similar to systems at airports such as Las Vegas, the system will be free for airport users, 24-hours a day and will arrive every 2 to 3 minutes. Each car will hold approximately 50 passengers, with luggage, and pedestrian access will be enhanced by moving walkways to the terminals and parking garages.

Guidry said she is proud of the collaborative process LAWA has taken to craft its modernization plan. She said the airport spent many months reaching out to the community and working with Metro, the airlines and other partner organizations to create the best possible plan. “We engaged our neighbors early in the planning process so we could plan a project that we’re all proud of and have a part in developing,” she said. “We’ve received great input and will continue to communicate to our stakeholders as the projects evolve. I’m thrilled about the future of our airport. We’re on a new trajectory!”

Though the city has been criticized for not bringing the existing light rail system directly into LAX, Guidry said there will be some advantages to having the airport operate its own system that connects to Metro’s recently approved station at 96th Street and Aviation Boulevard. “One of the benefits of the APM from the proposed CONRAC to the Central Terminal Area is non-stop service for our guests, tenants and employees,” she said.

Rendering of LAX's Automotive People Mover System (APM)

The future of access to LAX is, in many ways, tied to the future of public transit throughout Los Angeles. Again, the LAX Coastal area is front and center in the advent of a better light rail system. Already under construction is Metro’s new elevated light rail station at Aviation and Century, which will be part of the Crenshaw Line, but that, and the approved station at 96th Street and Aviation, are just part of the overall equation.

Passengers will connect to the APM from the Metro light rail system or from other modes of transportation at the new Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITF). These facilities—one at the current site of the airport and rental car parking lots north of 98th Street and a second at Manchester Square— will provide airport users multiple locations outside the terminal area to pick-up and drop-off passengers, park their cars, check-in and get to their flights by taking the LAX Train. The ITF will have airport parking for private vehi-

“Our guests and the community deserve the best airport experience that includes a unique sense of LA and Southern California that only LAX can deliver,” Guidry said. “To match these world-class facilities with world-class service, we are shifting toward a hospitality mindset that fosters an exceptional guest experience ethic amongst all who work and do business at the airport by putting the guest first and I’m excited to be a part of this transformation.”

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“The sheer size and scale of L.A. compared to most U.S. cities makes it extremely difficult to put in place a transit system that easily addresses the needs of the masses,” said Keith Greville, Associate Principal of Infrastructure for ARUP, the engineering firm responsible for Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor improvements. “But if one looks www.laxcoastal.com | LAX Coastal Magazine 2015-16 | 7


at what is planned over the next 30 years, you can see the level of investment proposed to put in place a transit system that really matters and makes a difference in getting people out of their cars and into the unknown of heavy and light rail transit.” Greville said Metro’s vision for the future of public transportation will eventually spread from the LAX Coastal area to almost every corner of Los Angeles. “Yes, it will take billions of dollars. Yes, it will take time. But whatever the year, for those who support public transport over driving and for everyone who hates traffic, it’s a wonderful vision,” he said. “In the short term, we can look forward to the Crenshaw LRT Line (2019) linking the Expo to the Green Line, which will in turn connect to the airport when the exciting Airport People Mover will be ready for passengers in mid-2020. By mid2020, we will be able to travel on the Purple Line Phase 2 extension and get out and do some shopping on Rodeo Drive without worrying where to park. Phase 3, which ends at Westwood VA Hospital, will be starting on-site soon thereafter.” Greville added that improvements to the public transit system may well be accelerated by the Olympics. Much like the 1984 Olympics spurred improvements at LAX, a successful Olympic bid by the City of Los Angeles for the 2024 Summer Games could hasten plans for more light rail lines. “The Olympic decision is due next year and who knows, but the vision for a truly transit-friendly L.A. may take a few steps in the right direction when the votes come in,” he said. “I, for one, am very excited to see what the next decade brings for L.A. and what foundations are placed to complete as needed over the decades to come.” 8 | LAX Coastal Magazine 2015-16 | www.laxcoastal.com

Several decades ago, an idea began taking hold at the base of the Westchester Bluffs promising to reinvent the way people thought about their communities. Developers in Southern California had for years placed housing in one area and offices in another. And while those decisions made for quiet enclaves of single-family housing and bustling commercial areas, it also created what Angelenos dread more than anything else—traffic. The vision for Playa Vista, though, was to create a place where people could live, work and play without having to get into their cars.

the likes of IMAX headquarters, YouTube Space LA, Belkin, Facebook and the Los Angeles Clippers state-of-the-art training facility, and most recently, Google and Yahoo. With 70-percent of its original land area designated as parks and open space, and with modern sustainable development featured throughout the community, Playa Vista has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “L.A.’s Urban Model.” In fact, urban planners from throughout the world visit Playa Vista to study best practices and observe innovative sustainable policies in action. “This is really what we set out to do,” said Marc Huffman, Vice President of Planning & Entitlements at Brookfield Residential. “From the beginning we set out to create a place where people could walk to restaurants to the market to the park and even to their jobs. That is happening now—and it’s going to happen even more.”

Every great community has a center—a place to read the morning newspaper over coffee, stock up on groceries after work or take a stroll after dinner. The current development area will transform View from the boardwalk of Playa Vista's Runway a former airstrip and manufacturing site into the heart of this innovative community by linking Playa Vista’s Today, with the current construction of Runway primary residential and commercial areas. at Playa Vista and the burgeoning popularity of Playa Vista as a location for some of the nation’s top high-tech and creative companies, that vision is coming to fruition. Located on land once occupied by Howard Hughes’ aircraft plant, runway and hangars, the property today is a thriving and evolving mixed-use community where more than 7,000 people now live and work. The Westside address of choice for all things techy and creative, Playa Vista houses

The heart of Playa Vista is 111 acres and features Runway, the Westside’s newest lifestyle hub, as well as new parks and homes. Exciting new retailers and restaurants like Whole Foods, Cinemark, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, ROC Kitchen, 800 Degrees, Panini Cafe, Lyfe Kitchen, SOL Cocina and many more have already or will soon open. This final phase of Playa Vista also includes 12 acres of new parks, 6.7 acres of riparian corridor and


5 acres of native vegetation restoration on the Westchester Bluffs, as well as 2,600 new homes and apartments, 25,000 square feet of office space and a 21,000 square foot community center known as “The Resort.” “The Runway project is unique because of the way it was set up,” said Jimmy Cole, Walsh Austin’s Senior Project Manager, who oversaw development of both Runway and the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. “Runway is the central spot for residents to gather, mingle and socialize.” Runway at Playa Vista is a project like no other, emblazoned with a vibrant color scheme that sets it apart from the buildings around it. The architecture and one-of-a-kind, wind-driven art tower makes the project truly unique. The owners have flown in international artists such as Dourone and Cyrcle to paint colorful murals all over the common spaces to further catch patrons’ eyes. While art is a central component of the Runway project, it is the core mission of Westchester’s Otis College of Art and Design. The Otis campus is undergoing a major transformation as well, enabling the school to provide housing for its students. In 1997, Otis relocated to Westchester to a 1964 IBM research facility designed by Eliot Noyes. While the renovated building, named Kathleen Holser Ahmanson Hall, was the central facility of the Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, elements of the school’s programs were still scattered about Los Angeles—Fashion Design occupied one floor of the California Market Center in downtown’s

fashion district and the school’s Graduate Fine Arts studios were in nearby El Segundo. As Otis approaches its centennial in 2018, improvement of the Goldsmith Campus is both a necessity and a game-changing opportunity. The Otis Campus Improvement Plan, jointly developed by the acclaimed Los Angeles-based architecture

Every great community has a center—a place to read the morning newspaper over coffee, stock up on groceries after work or take a stroll after dinner.

forum on the ground floor level. The residential wing is five stories high and includes the main library, relocated from Ahmanson, and new food services with both kitchen and dining facilities on the ground floor plus four full floors of student housing above. The academic wing is four stories high and includes the student union and student resource center on the ground floor with the upper floors consisting entirely of academic space that can be subdivided to create classrooms, studios and labs. “We wanted to create a sense of place and community and really have a cross-disciplined experience for our students,” said Bill Schaeffer, Otis College of Art and Design’s Vice President of Administrative & Financial Services. “That is enhanced by being here on one campus rather than by being on a satellite campus.”

firms of Ehrlich Architects and Frederick Fisher and Partners, will add new facilities and landscape design, including a new residence hall, an auditorium and additional academic and administrative space.

In addition to the residential facilities, the project will add an attractive outdoor commons that will be activated to provide an extension of educational and student life activities. This will enhance the sense of place and community and allow for artistic expression outside the walls of the new and existing structures.

The Campus Improvement plan includes approximately 96,200 square feet of new building construction and extensive landscaping. The project will add a nearly 6,000 square foot shop on the campus’ north side and a new building sited on the west side consisting of two wings identified as “residential” and “academic,” joined by a 300-seat

The ground floor levels of both wings are enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass storefront systems to help visually connect the spaces to the quad and to other buildings, and to create more transparency on campus. The residential suites and the upper levels of the academic wing are clad with the same exterior skin to create a sense of harmony

Rendering of Otis College of Art and Design's expansion buildings

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and dialogue between buildings. Windows in the residential suites are designed to maximize views while allowing for flexibility of furniture placement, and in academic spaces to maximize pin-up space and modulate interior glare. “Above all, the project will help Otis be an even bigger player on the national and international education stage,” said Schaeffer. For a school like Otis that boasts students from all over the globe, being able to provide on-campus housing is a critical component to attracting the best and the brightest to Westchester. “It enables us to move from being a regional college to being a national and international brand and compete with the schools who don’t have the amenities we will,” said Schaeffer, who added that Otis’ student body is currently comprised of 27% international students and 50% of students from outside California. “It will increase our application pool. That doesn’t mean we will grow our student body that much because we are very close to capacity now, but this project will allow us to increase our selectivity.” He said the ability to attend classes and live on campus is very appealing to students. “This is a 24/7 campus, and students are sometimes here until 11 at night,” he said. “They’re hardworking people and to have them be able to walk to their home or studio at the end of their day is important.” Also important, he said, is to create a location that the community can enjoy. “We hope this project offers even more opportunities for the community to interact with Otis,” Schaeffer said. “We will have a full-service cafeteria and a gallery. We’re going to have some pretty great stuff here.” Still, the school is likely not finished growing. Schaeffer said Otis is still contemplating an expansion to an area across the street that is part of what is called the LAX Northside project, a long and narrow strip of airport land stretching from Sepulveda Boulevard to Pershing Drive along Westchester Parkway. The LAX Northside project, which is still in the midst of being entitled, would transform approximately 340 acres of under-utilized land to better serve the Westchester and Playa del Rey communities and LAX. The land was originally acquired by LAX more than 30 years ago to create a buffer comprised of commercial development between the airport and adjacent residential communities. Planning for the

reuse of the LAX Northside began in the 1980s, and in 1984 over 4.5 million square feet of commercial development was approved. That plan included tall buildings, minimal open space, limited landscape buffer zones and outdated design and environmental standards. The plan currently under review, however, was

It's an exciting time to be here. The future of our community looks bright, and we welcome these changes with open arms.

developed through years of interaction with, and feedback from, the local community. As proposed, the LAX Northside plan would create a new three-mile-long landscaped pedestrian paseo on the north side of Westchester Parkway connecting to the beach path and activated by adjacent retail, restaurants and plazas. It would also expressly prohibit unwanted uses such as big box retail and auto dealerships, limit building heights to preserve views and create setbacks that preserve compatibility with adjacent neighborhoods. The Northside plan also includes a variety of potential community uses, ranging from recreation areas and civic facilities to open space and secure areas for dogs. It is hoped that it will attract the kind of creative office and research and development campuses that have become so popular among Silicon Beach firms. Of critical importance to LAX neighbors, Northside will create a fenced and secured 100 foot wide landscaped buffer on the northern edge of the property near 91st Street, abutting existing homes, and a 20 foot wide fenced and secured landscaped buffer on the northern edge of the property from Pershing Drive to Falmouth Avenue. While improvements in and around the airport are moving ahead quickly, the same is happening in

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the areas around Marina del Rey. Plans to improve Marina del Rey’s existing Pier 44 boat service center and build a 13-acre waterfront retail-and-recreation complex continue to move forward. On Admiralty Way between Bali and Mindanao ways, Pier 44 currently includes harbor boat slips and boat sales, maintenance and dry dock storage facilities, but project developer Pacific Marina Ventures LLC envisions seven new buildings on the site. The new project will include a waterside Trader Joe’s specialty grocery store, a new location for the West Marine boating supplies store, an 8,000 square foot restaurant space, a new home and dry dock storage for the South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club, a boaters’ lounge with restrooms and showers, a boat repair shop, boat sales offices and a room for hosting community meetings—all linked together by a pedestrian promenade. “Folks will be able to pull their boats up to the dock or come by water taxi and shop if they like,” said Aaron Clark, the land-use consultant representing Pacific Marina Ventures, about the Trader Joe’s. According to Clark, Pacific Marina Ventures will begin soliciting additional retail and restaurant tenants after the project is approved. “We’re looking for a high-quality restaurant to go in there. We imagine that the market will be anxious to fill the space,” Clark said. So, perhaps more than ever, the LAX Coastal area is undergoing a transformation—a transformation that will see a modernized airport, better public transportation, new shops and restaurants and even a new learning campus. “It is an exciting time to be here,” said LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Christina Davis. “The future of our community looks bright, and we welcome these changes with open arms because we know these are improvements that will benefit our businesses, our residents and our visitors alike.”

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Rendering of West Marine at Marina Pier 44

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NEIGHBORHOOD UPGRADES & Our LAX Coastal community is growing...

Inglewood Stadium After two decades, Los Angeles is once again the proud home of an NFL team: the Los Angeles Rams. Needing a home to call their own, in January 2016 it was announced that the HKS architecture firm would be undertaking the design of a 3.1 million-square-foot multipurpose venue and stadium, located in Inglewood at the previous site of the Hollywood Park Race Track. With 70,000 fixed seats, and the ability to expand to over 100,000 patrons, this venue will definitely become an iconic Los Angeles cornerstone. The stadium has a projected opening for 2019, and is already planning to host the Super Bowl in 2020 or 2021.

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Wetlands Restoration Plan – Parcel 9U In 1984 a construction project was started but never finished in Marina del Rey, leaving behind an undeveloped parcel of wetland that has decayed over time. Roughly 3.8 acres in size, a rehabilitation project has been proposed to heal the wetland area through reshaping the land, removing any non-native species, and establishing a native coastal salt marsh habitat. This will not only enhance the aesthetics of the parcel, but will also provide an educational opportunity for the public to learn more about this type of habitat and the plant species that live within it, such as coastal sage scrub and maritime chaparral.

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Fisherman's Village Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey has been a hot topic for many years, and as your local Chamber we have been fielding questions about it for just as long. Our answer to the ever present question of what is happening with Fisherman’s Village? We don’t know. While the location is definitely waiting for redevelopment, it is unsure what direction it will take. In February 2014 the LA County Board proposed changes to Marina del Rey as a whole to help traffic flow and add retail space. In May 2014 local boaters protested against a proposed plan by the county to relocate the public boat launch and potentially demolish Fisherman’s Village. In May 2015, Studio One Eleven released conceptual graphics for the village that would include a 30-foot wide promenade featuring high-end-mall aesthetics. As of press time, a decision has yet to be made.

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LAX COASTAL IMPROVEMENTS ...and here are some of the upcoming projects!

Playa Jefferson Campus With technology titans such as YouTube and Yahoo already moving into Playa Vista, it should come as no surprise to hear that other companies are following suit. Playa Jefferson, a creative office campus located at 12777 West Jefferson Boulevard, recently welcomed Omnicom and IPG to Building C, and have big plans for new and current tenants with a 4-1/2 story parking structure and Building E in the works, along with a ground breaking for a 55,000 square foot development, coming soon.

LMU Master Plan Approved by the LA City Council in 2011, Loyola Marymount University’s Master Plan is being used to guide the university’s development over the next two decades. Originally founded in 1911 and with the majority of buildings in use built over 60 years ago, it was determined that the LMU campus was in need of modernization in order to meet the educational requirements for teaching its students. Through this Master Plan, LMU will not only upgrade educational, research, recreational and housing facilities, but they will also reduce water, electricity and natural gas consumption, allowing more undergraduates the chance to live on campus and improve the pedestrian experience within campus grounds.

Google Purchases Land at The Campus Proving once again that Playa Vista is the place to be for tech companies, the community welcomed yet another big name into the neighborhood in December of 2014. Google, the tech titan, spent nearly $120 million on 12-acres of vacant land next to a historic hangar where aviator Howard Hughes built his famous "Spruce Goose." The land is zoned for nearly 900,000 square feet of commercial space that could house offices or studios, vastly more room than Google now occupies in a handful of buildings in Los Angeles County.

Oxford Basin Project Originally built in 1959 to help mitigate flood risks, the Oxford Retention Basin is a manmade basin located at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Oxford Avenue. Due for improvements, this land has been used for multiple purposes over the years and the decision that something must be done to improve and redevelop the site's biodiversity was welcomed by many community leaders. The Oxford Basin Multiuse Enhancement Project is estimated at approximately $14.5 million and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2016. It will feature enhanced flood control functions, improved habitat and water quality and new recreation and safety amenities. www.laxcoastal.com | LAX Coastal Magazine 2015-16 | 13


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The coworking model is designed to help

home, affordable, gives me

professionals find a productive space within a collaborative community. Longtime LAX Coworker and now member of Dassault Systèmes, Ian Dellota

access to the Chamber AND you can’t beat the free coffee and drinks!

pate in as many Chamber and coworking events as possible,

Captain Joseph Stephen of the LA County Sheriff's Department at a Chamber event and my company conducted four sessions of conflict resolution with his department shortly after (and his station did not receive a single complaint in the following weeks!).

personified this need. “In early 2015 I was doing most of my work from my home office. While many people would find this to be a benefit, I

Yvonne King

Scott Woodhill

LAX Coworker since 7/15

LAX Coworker since 8/14

friedcrickets

found it to be extremely difficult to be consistently productive. Quite frankly, it sucked.” After

Woodhill Solutions

finding LAX Coworking, frequenting presentations, attending networking events, and coworking on a daily basis, Ian found himself a new home. As a sub-program of the Chamber, LAX Coworking has over 60 years of resources to draw from. Opportunities such as networking mixers, educational workshops, leadership programs, and even person-to-person introductions are common occurrences that coworkers can take advantage of. LAX Coworker and member of the for-purpose organization PHDreamers, Angela Chen found LAX Coworking and was happily surprised. “There is always positive energy within the Chamber. I feel very supported in this environment and they have helped our organization make connections I never thought we’d have. I’ve been able to connect with LMU, Pepperdine, and other community activists and organizations.”

When we decided to launch

our business, it was one of the

scariest things I had ever done. We joined LAX Coworking for

a simple office and ended up

benefiting from their workspace, networking, connections, and

of course wonderful staff. They even let us practice our pitch a

few times before sales meetings!

built a community worth mentioning, LAX Co-

and the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce are just the definition of 'good people.' The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed, supportive, and welcoming. You can bounce ideas off of others and get some intelli-

Because of their support and our

gent feedback. Best of all, I

with Metro, See Political, and

a new work life. I was having

hard work, we are now working even UCLA with the California

With an eclectic group of entrepreneurs who have

The people at LAX Coworking

Nano Systems Institute. It's nice to know you aren't alone when you're launching!

was building relationships and fun. I was actually looking forward to going to work. Imagine that.

working is truly a remarkable place whose aim will always be to elevate business and makes dreams come to fruition. In Ian's words, “A joke I would often say around the office was, ‘LAX Coworking will heal damage to your soul.’ It started out as a

Rob DeCou

Ian Dellota

LAX Coworker since 7/14

LAX Coworker since 2/15

Lux Virtual

Dassault Systèmes

bit of a joke, but eventually it became my truth.” Sandra Saldaña

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living the playa perspective The story of one Mom's reflection, six years later

W

hen merely parking outside our Venice

the house! Not to sound shallow there, because we

apartment became an Olympic sport

primarily value her combination of expertise with

requiring training and persistence (and

her warm engaging manner... and her free parking).

passersby looked like they were engaging in illegal

There are many wonderful dentists and orthodon-

doping), we decided to move. I was pregnant

tists (we already see both) in the area. At the end

with our first and I couldn’t wrap my head around

of the day, our midnight and weekend experiences

the reality that we would someday have a living

at nearby urgent care centers have kept us alive

breathing child who went to school, had activities

and kicking.

to attend, friends to see, a room to not clean de-

Restaurants. Let’s be honest, I was pregnant

spite… (I wouldn’t be one who nags… I mean, who

when moving down here; of course I checked out

plans to nag?). I only knew that although moving

the food scene—I could eat for two. Along with

while pregnant would be challenging, moving

liking the house, it’s probably the main reason I

with a newborn and gear would be akin to moving

The Rosen family at the 2015 LAX Coastal Fourth of July Parade

Patton’s Third Army through the Seigfried Line. So we quickly found a rental in Playa del Rey, and

win as the Powerball—no, in fairness, one may ac-

hoped for the best.

tually have a better chance at the Powerball—the

Six years later, here’s the research on the area that I should have done:

caliber of private and public elementary schools is top-notch. Our daughter is thriving in her TK class at a public school. We also know from experience

started packing up those boxes in Venice. Just look around (or check your iPhone). A bonus is, through the Chamber and Rotary, we have become friends with owners of some of these fantastic restaurants (like Lisa Schwab and Tony P.). Food Shopping. Trader Joe’s, Costco, Rainbow Acres and weekly farmers' markets all within four

Neighborhood. LOVE it! Why? The neighbors.

that there are many phenomenal preschools in this

Once the aforementioned baby was born I joined

area. (Thanks to the moms’ group I was advised:

the local moms’ group. Not only did I receive

do NOT put off getting on the waitlist. The best

Entertainment. Cultural mecca. Art, dance, sports,

helpful advice, I forged a few amazing friendships.

preschools all have waitlists, and you’re either on

music—both in classes and enjoyed on the profes-

Also, met some wonderful neighbors while walking

them or you’re not. Just thank me when you get

sional level. Our kids have even LOVED going to

the dog (and learned about the neighborhood

the phone call a year later).

museums since preschool because they are so well

“Yappy Hour”). We celebrate life together: bouncy

Community. My husband joined both the LAX

houses for birthdays, a rooftop BBQ for the 4th

Coastal Chamber and Rotary and has made some

of July, a New York-style 9PM bash on New Year’s

lifelong personal and business connections. It’s

(though we have yet to actually stay up until 9

rewarding to give back and cultivate a real sense

PM…I blame the kids. Or the alcohol). We’ve had

of belonging. All the networking mixers, award

Environment. Airport—well, yes, you hear the

neighborhood chili cook-offs, block parties, kids’

dinners, bingo fests and annual parades have

planes. And then when you need to catch one, it’s

clothing and gear swaps. It feels like home.

created some great memories for us as a family, as

music to your ears. Beach—pure bliss.

Schools. Most of the above neighbors send their

a couple and for him as a business owner.

We still visit Venice daily, our amazing preschool

kids to different schools: public, private, charter.

Health Care. Like schools, there’s a plethora of

is there, but I wouldn’t trade living in Playa del

So the good news is that there are many fantastic

excellent choices here. My girlfriends each seem

Rey, or being a part of this amazing LAX Coastal

options here, and no single top choice. While char-

to have a different pediatrician, and each seems

Community, for anything. We done good.

ter school lotteries these days are about as easy to

happy with her choice. (Ours is seven minutes from

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miles of the house. Need I say more?

done here. I tell my husband that they clearly take after me in this regard, but between us, I never went to a museum until the Egyptian mummies hit Boston in second grade.

Stephanie Rosen


Eating The lax coastal way An LAX Coastal dining menu from some of our favorite restaurants

T

his neighborhood truly features some amazing dining establishments. From the best froyo to help make your

summer's day, to candlelight dining guaranteed to strike a cord of romance and, of course, the most important food staple of all: pizza, the Chamber's membership has a multitude of delicious

SEAFOOD "GUAC" TAIL

Tony P’s Dockside Grill | tonyps.com 10 oz Rock Shrimp Poached & Chopped 6 oz Blue Crab 1/4 Onion Chopped 2 Tomatoes Chopped

1/2 1/4 C 1 2

Jalapeño Minced Fresh Cilantro Chopped Lime Juiced Avocado Chopped Salt & Pepper To Taste

highlights. But not every meal can be spent at a

Poach shrimp. (While your shrimp is poaching, make some Mar-

restaurant, however tempting the option might

garitas with 1/4 C Cuervo Especial Resposado Tequila, 1 T Triple

be, so we have gathered some of our favorite

Sec, juice of 1 lime, 1 T agave syrup, shaken not stirred and served

recipes from around the neighborhood for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Whether you are eating for one, two or hosting a dinner party, we promise these dishes will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | ruthschris.com

CRUST

1 C Brown Sugar

SWEET POTATO

3 C Sweet Potatoes Mashed

1/3 C Flour 1 C Chopped Nuts

1 C Sugar 1/2 t Salt

1/3 Stick Butter Melted

1 t Vanilla 2 Eggs Beaten 1/2 Stick Butter Melted

Combine all crust ingredients in mixing bowl and set aside. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Coat casserole dish with nonstick spray. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in large mixing bowl. Beat with hand

over ice!) When shrimp turns pink, drain and shock in ice water. Place shrimp, crab, onion, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro and lime in a large bowl (sip your margarita) and fold the ingredients together. Add chopped avocado and lightly mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with warm corn chips. (And if your guests are nice, pour them a Margarita!)

CHICKEN MILANESE

Feeds 6

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach | salernobeach.com

1 3/4 1/4 1/4

6 C C C C

Chicken Breasts Boneless Flour Seasoned Breadcrumbs Parmesan Cheese Grated Fresh Parsley Minced

3 Eggs Beaten 2 Garlic Cloves Minced Canola Oil For Frying Salt & Pepper To Taste

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Beat 3 eggs in medium bowl, mix in parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Place chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap, pound until 1/4" thick. Heat 2-3" of oil in large skillet. Prepare 3 bowls, one with flour, one with egg mixture and one with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Dredge chicken in flour, dip in egg wash, press into breadcrumbs and place into the hot oil. Cook chicken on all sides until golden brown. Repeat with remaining chicken. Transfer chicken into baking dish and place in oven to bake for 12-15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. A classic, delicious dish!

mixer until fluffy. Pour mixture into coated baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle surface with crust mixture and return to oven for 10 minutes. Allow to set for 30 minutes before serving. Smile and enjoy!

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

Cafe del Rey | cafedelreymarina.com 2 C Dark Chocolate Chips

CUCUMBER MARTINI

Melody Bar & Grill | melodylax.com

2-1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter 3 Large Eggs

1/2 t Salt 1 t Vanilla Extract 1-1/4 C Flour

1-1/2 C Sugar Preheat oven to 325˚F. Spray or butter cookie pan. Melt 1-1/2 cups of chocolate and butter (save 1/2 cup for later). Beat eggs

2oz Cucumbers Chopped

7UP

2oz Vodka Preference

Fresh Mint

Sweet & Sour Mix

and sugar with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Mix in salt and vanilla. Add sifted flour, beat for 1 minute. Slowly add the melted chocolate and butter until completed mixed, beat for

Mix cucumbers and mint. Add cucumber mix-

1 minute. Fold remaining 1/2 cup chocolate into the mixture.

ture and ice into a shaker. Add vodka, splash

Pour mixture into a 9"x13" pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until

of sweet & sour and splash of 7Up. Shake.

a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool at

Pour. Add sprigs of mint on top. Drink!

room temperature. Enjoy your chocolate-y treat!

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Councilmember Mike Bonin installs our 2015-2016 LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors during the Installation Dinner Gala

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Your

Business Community

at Work

Seizing Opportunities and Elevating Innovation but due to the outpouring of interest from pre-

As your Chairwoman, I am delighted

senters (including President Dr. Max Nikias of USC

to have this opportunity to share a little bit

and Metro CEO Phillip Washington), these events

about what has been going on this year with our

have been recurring almost every other month.

Chamber. First and foremost, I want to tell you

The presentations made by all of these speakers,

how proud I am of the innovation going on in our

and the ability for guests to mix and mingle with

Chamber. At a time when Chambers of Commerce

others of similar professional interests, has been

are seeing a decrease in membership, the LAX

an amazing benefit to our membership.

Coastal Chamber is thwarting this trend; we are

In closing, I want to say how much I have enjoyed

really hitting our stride and reaching for the next

being the Chair of the LAX Coastal Chamber this

level. Our staff and board have continued to think

year. I see so many opportunities to grow this

outside of the box from our programming right down to the utilization of our physical space. As you likely know, in the last year the Chamber opened our very own coworking space. As Silicon Beach continued to venture south, we saw an opportunity to merge the innovation of these

Chairman Kristen Lonner, Otis College of Art and Design President Bruce W. Ferguson and Board Member David Voss at Otis College's Topping Out Ceremony

organization and to involve so many more of our big and small businesses. Owning a small business

infancy, but it is certainly one of our accomplish-

myself, I know the value of having access to these

ments that even earned us recognition in the Los

larger corporations and all of the opportunities

Angeles Business Journal.

provided to me by the Chamber that a company

tech entrepreneurs with our brick and mortar

Our amazing staff has also added more events this

businesses; the board seized the moment and be-

year specifically targeting our Corporate Partners.

gan LAX Coworking. In addition to opening up the

To provide executive level networking opportu-

space, we began hosting speakers from our more

nities to these VIP members, we have introduced

traditional members to come in and talk about the

some new and innovative programming, including

services they provide to new businesses, creating

the Power Hour. Power Hours were designed to be

a mentorship opportunity. Coworking is still in its

held quarterly as a thank you to these members,

my size might not otherwise have. They say membership has its privileges and never have I seen that be as true as with my membership here at the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. Here’s to a successful 2016 for all of us—including our Chamber staff and family. May the innovation and excitement continue!

Kristen Lonner, Burns & Bouchard

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MEET YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER

LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce

Meet Your LAX Coastal Chamber Staff

This Year’s LAX Coastal Leadership is

The perfect blend of business and community.

While the LAX Coastal Chamber’s number one

excited to represent the 500+ business members throughout the 2015-2016 year.

Serving the communities of Westchester, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Del Rey and surrounding areas, the LAX Coastal Chamber promotes business and enhances the vitality of

priority is to maintain a healthy and thriving local economy, what sets us apart is our unique commitment to service. Our staff is always ready and enthusiastic to meet your needs.

community through member services, educational programs, strategic partnerships, community outreach and legislative advocacy. As your local Chamber, we are the hub for all businesses and organizations looking to grow and thrive. LAX Coastal Chamber members are offered exclusive access to resources, connections, advocacy, networking and community outreach not available anywhere else. We understand collaboration, relationship building and a commitment to service are integral for a thriving business, so we are here to assist you every step of the way. Together we are creating a stronger community built on mutual success and growth. The LAX Coastal Chamber goes beyond business, and is waiting eagerly to help you with yours.

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Christina Davis President/CEO

Chamberlain Duru

Vice President of Membership

Kirby Israelson Creative Director

Judith Ciancimino Office Manager

Christine Sung

Business Relations Manager

Sandra Saldaña Communication & Administrative Specialist

Your Chairman

Kristen Lonner, Burns & Bouchard Kristen is an experienced political strategist and planner with an extensive career in both the public and private sectors. Beginning her career with LA City Councilmember Laura Chick and later joining the staff of LA Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski, she has worked on key projects in the area including Playa Vista. She is now the proud Chair of the LAX Coastal Chamber and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jonathan and her two boys, Brody and Finn.

Your Honorary Mayor Keith Greville, Arup

Keith is a Civil Engineer with over 18 years’ experience with Arup, originally starting in their Irish practice before moving abroad 7 years ago. He has been living in Marina del Rey for the last 3 years and is currently working as Arup’s Project Manager on the Crenshaw/LAX LRT line. Keith is a proud Board Member and also volunteers with Westside Pacific Villages and enjoys being part of this thriving community. He is married to the wonderful Margaret and has two kids Sarah and Matthew to keep him on his toes.


2015-2016 Leadership

Kristen Lonner, Chair | Burns & Bouchard Kelly King, Immediate Past Chair | Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina

Keith Greville, Honorary Mayor | Arup Chris Ball | Brookfield Residential Playa Vista Charles Bassett | WallyPark Vince Buonocore | Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel Andrew Chereck | Bryan Cave Michael D’Amodio | Embassy Suites LAX North Joe Devon | Diamond Lissa Dye | Pacifica Hotels

The LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, formerly known as the Westchester Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the grand opening of their new office in 1964

A Piece of Paradise Westchester celebrates 75 years of community

Thomas Flintoft | Kindel Gagan Jon Graff | Reason Foundation Cynthia Guidry | Los Angeles World Airports Liz Hall | Inn at Playa del Rey Mike Harriel | SoCalGas Sharma Henderson | Community Outreach and Opportunity Programs

Belinda Jacobs | Howard Hughes Promenade - Passco Michelle Kiely | TWE Solutions, Inc. Cody Koopmann | Drollinger Properties Geoff Maleman | Maleman Ink Public Relations Tony Mira | The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey Janet Nelson | First Citzens Bank Tony Palermo | Tony P’s Dockside Grill Marveina Peters | Teresa Peters Executive Realtors, Inc. Howard Pollack | Rainbow Acres Washington Blvd. Jory Rosen | J. Rosen Group Edgar Saenz | Law Office of Edgar Saenz Diane Shapiro | The Boeing Company Rachel Sunday | Playa Vista Insurance Services, Inc. Matt Tecle | Otis College of Art and Design Jennifer Vaden Barth | Google David Voss, Jr. | Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP Scott Woodhill | Woodhill Solutions Grace Yao | Loyola Marymount University

Get ready to celebrate! This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first foundations being poured in the little piece of paradise we call Westchester. From bean fields and farmland, Westchester has grown into a thriving neighborhood with a world-class airport, prestigious universities and a sense of community unrivaled by even the smallest close-knit towns. Whether you’re lucky enough to live here, work here or own a business here, it’s easy to fall in love with this community whose unofficial motto is "a small town feel within a big city," where everyone knows their neighbor and is working together for the greater good.

of Westchester.” This year's theme was inspired by the submission of longtime Westchester resident, Dorothy Rose, who has lived here since 1954.

To create a year full of anniversary events and activities, the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee is looking to partner with local organizations, nonprofits and businesses that wish to participate in the celebration. The official commemorative event, a cocktail reception at Loyola Marymount University, will be hosted by the LAX Coastal Chamber later this year, and the HomeTown News will also publish a special 75th Anniversary edition of the paper, taking a look at Westchester’s past, present and future and A 75th anniversary In honor of this milestone highlighting the people, birthday, a Westchescelebration is known as a stories and businesses ter 75th Anniversary Dodranscentennial! that help create this Committee made up of special community. residents, local business Information on additional owners and community anniversary celebrations will be available in the leaders, has been created and is hard at work HomeTown News and at thehtn.com. For more planning commemorative events to celebrate the information on getting involved, please email occasion. westchesteranniversary@gmail.com. Westchester’s largest event, the Fourth of July The Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee is Parade, will serve as the kick-off celebration for excited to share this special occasion with this anniversary festivities. This 17th annual parade community and hopes that you will join us in will take place on Monday, July 4 at 11 a.m. along celebrating. Happy Birthday, Westchester! Loyola Boulevard in Westchester and this year’s theme is “A Piece of Paradise: Celebrating 75 Years

Stephanie Davis, HomeTown News

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AT YOUR SERVICE A convenient list of community resources, networks and services

CONNECTIONS

RESOURCES

Binge Networking & Speed Networking

Celebratory Ceremonies

Ditch your pitch at Binge Networking, where you can focus on connecting to fellow professionals over discussion topics rather than a simple business card exchange. Every other month Binge Networking alternates with Speed Networking, where attendees can connect one-on-one in 3 to 5 minute intervals to network and make connections.

A Celebratory Ceremony, such as a Grand Opening, a Ribbon Cutting or an Anniversary Celebration, allows you the opportunity to commemorate your achievements and celebrate with friends, clients and your local business community.

Networking @ Night

The Chamber is the designated organization for issuance of Certificates of Origin, documents required of exporters by foreign governments.

Monthly Networking @ Night mixers enable members and not-yet members alike to mix, mingle and build relationships. Each mixer is hosted by a Chamber member, whether it be a local restaurant, hotel or other business type, to showcase the great venues we have available within the LAX Coastal area.

Young Professionals The LAX Coastal Young Professionals represent local business leaders who are young, or young-at-heart, and join together for social events, community service projects and networking opportunities to better solidify their place as a rising generation of leaders.

INFLUENCE Working to be the strongest voice of business in our region, the Chamber works closely with members to develop and advance policy positions that foster economic growth and improve quality of life. The Chamber’s impact is facilitated by connecting members with lawmakers to discuss critical issues and actively engaging our elected officials to promote a pro-business agenda.

Government Affairs Breakfasts Interact directly with the elected officials, policy makers and department heads of our area over breakfast. Attendance is limited at GABs so that members receive the “face time” they need with lawmakers and key leaders in order to express their views and engage in discussion.

Power Hour Power Hour is a series of VIP events for our corporate partners to engage with fellow industry leaders in an intimate setting. Attendees discuss important issues affecting business and listen to a presentation from a featured speaker.

Certificates of Origin

Committee Involvement Each Chamber committee provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our community. Education Committee is a conduit connecting businesses to our education community, advocating for high-quality education and promoting strategic partnerships. LifeStyle Committee is a women’s forum designed to promote relationships, economic empowerment, business exposure and fun to business owners and entrepreneurs in the LAX Coastal area. Marina Affairs reviews issues affecting the Marina del Rey region and interacts with the Department of Beaches and Harbors.

LAX Coworking Offered as a resource for our local startup and entrepreneur community, LAX Coworking offers collaborative coworking, programming and mentorships to help elevate your business to the next level.

Lunch N Learn Series & Workshops Always aiming to be an educational resource for our business community, the Chamber hosts presentations and workshops aimed at elevating necessary business skills. With topics ranging from business development to compliance, stay up-to-date with these events by joining our Meetup Group, "LAX Coworking."

Private Office & Conference Room Rentals Need a little extra office space to meet with a client or host a presentation? The Chamber has space for groups of 2 to 40 people, available to rent on an hourly or daily basis.

Public Policy Committee

Promotion & Advertising

Comprised of members interested in local policy, Public Policy shapes the Chamber’s advocacy agenda. Focusing on analysis of critical legislation facing the business community, Public Policy is an opportunity for members to help position the Chamber to take a leadership role in advocating for business.

The Chamber offers a variety of advertising opportunities to help promote your business and attract new clientele. Whether you're featured in the LAX Coastal Magazine, the homepage of laxcoastal.com or in the weekly E-Newsletter, the Chamber provides exposure in both print and digital media.

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AT YOUR SERVICE A convenient list of community resources, networks, and services

Airport Information Los Angeles World Aiports lawa.org / laxishappening.com General Information: 310.646.5252 Airport Police: 424.646.6100 Community Relations: 424.646.7450 Noise Management: 310.646.9410 Public Relations: 424.646.5260

City & County Services Animal Services General Information: 1.888.452.7381 Dog License Information: 213.482.9550

1.866.557.7368

Metropolitan Water District of SoCal 213.217.5538

Parking Enforcement 310.659.5561

Permits Beach Permits/Reservations: 310.305.9503 Building Permits: 310.575.8181

Water Replenishment District 562.921.5521 / wrd.org

Bureau of Sanitation Recycling and Refuse Collection Services & Bulky Item Pickup Request: 3.1.1 / 1.800.773.2489 Household Hazardous Waste and Used Motor Oil Recycling & Safe Center: 1.800.773.2489

Bureau of Street Lighting Street Lights: 1.800.342.5397 Request for New Lights: 213.847.1459 After-Hours Emergency DWP: 1.800.821.5278

Bureau of Street Services General Information: 1.800.966.2489 / 3.1.1 Graffiti Removal: 1.866.4 LA CITY / 3.1.1

City Council 213.621.CITY (Metro) 310.471.CITY (Westside)

City Planning Department 213.482.7077

Department of Beaches and Harbors

Community Resources

213.977.8600

Los Angeles Housing Authority 213.252.2500

Los Angeles Police Department

213.473.7023 / ncwpdr.org

Public Safety/Public Assistance

Westchester Streetscape Improvement Assoc.

LMU Public Safety: 310.338.2893 Abandoned Vehicles: 1.800.ABANDON Narcotics/Substance Abuse Hotline: 1.800.252.6465 Battered Women Hotline: 310.392.8381 Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.540.4000 Rape Hotline: 626.793.3385 Runaway Hotline: 1.800.786.2929 Suicide Hotline: 1.877.727.4747 Los Angeles Rape and Battering Hotline: 213.626.3393 / 310.392.8381 Teen Line (6-10pm): 310.855.HOPE Youth Crisis Hotline: 1.800.843.5200

Libraries Lloyd Taber Marina del Rey Library: 310.821.3415 / colapublib.org/libs/marina Playa Vista Branch Library: 310.437.6680 / lapl.org Westchester-Loyola Village Library: 310.348.1096 / lapl.org William H. Hannon Library: 310.338.5709 / library.lmu. edu

310.225.7630

Westchester Vitalization

westchestervitalization.org

Local News Argonaut, The

Daily Breeze

Filming: FilmLA, Inc.

310.482.6000

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority: 213.683.3333 Shelter Hotline: 1.800.548.6047 PATH (People Assisting the Homeless): 323.644.2200

General Information & Emergency 24-Hr: 323.644.6661 1.800.342.5397 / ladwp.com

Lifeguards

Non-Emergency Police Response: 1.877.ASK-LAPD 24-Hr Anonymous Tip Line: 1.800.222.TIPS Text-A-Tip: Text CRIMES with “LAPD + your message� Noise Enforcement: 3.1.1 Terrorist Threat: 1.877.A.THREAT LAPD Airport Detail: 310.646.2255 LAPD Pacific Area Station: 310.482.6334 LAPD Senior Lead Officers: Westchester/PdR, Ruben Garcia: 310.622.3978 Playa Vista/Del Rey, Gregg Jacobus: 310.622.3971 Marina del Rey Sheriff's Support Unit: 310.578.9832 Neighborhood Crime Mapping: crimemapping.com Pacific Area Crime Reports: pacificbeat.org Pacific Area Booster Association: 310.202.4524 LAPD West Traffic Division: 213.473.0222 LAPD Website: lapdonline.org

Homeless Resources

Department of Recreation and Parks Department of Water and Power

Reporting Emergencies: 9.1.1 / 213.847.5360 Non-Emergency, 9AM-6PM: Fire Station 5 (Westchester): 213.485.6205 Fire Station 67 (Playa Vista): 310.862.2844 Fire Station 95 (Century Blvd.): 213.485.6295

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department

5301 Beethoven St., Ste. 183 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.822.1629 x127 / argonautnews.com

213.978.0262

Fire Department

310.660.6220 / westbasin.org

Department of Disability Department of Public Works

310.642.3939 / chp.ca.gov

Marina del Rey: 310.394.3261 Playa del Rey: 310.372.2162

310.305.9522 213.202.2764

California Highway Patrol

West Basin Municipal Water District

Building & Safety General Information: 1.888.524.2845

Public Safety

Los Angeles Housing Department

21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 170 Torrance, CA 90503 310.543.6120 / dailybreeze.com

HomeTown News 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 110 #745 Westchester, CA 90045 310.641.1016 / thehtn.com

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United States Coast Guard 310.823.2300 / uscg.mil

Transportation Department of Transportation General Information: 213.485.4184 City Ride: 310.808.7433


Dial-A-Ride: 323.666.0895 Speed Humps: 310.575.8138 Parking Violation Hotline: 213.972.4932

Time Warner Cable

The Honorable Ted Lieu

424.273.0661 / twcbc.com/la

METRO (Rail & Bus Service)

33rd Congressional District 310.652.3095 / lieu.house.gov

2001 Broadway St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.453.6892 / verizonwireless.com

323.466.3876

Utilities Chevron Corporation

Verizon

Elected Representatives

324 W. El Segundo Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.615.5281 / chevron.com

The Honorable Jerry Brown

Constellation New Energy

The Honorable John Chiang

100 Constellation Way Baltimore, MD 21202 888.635.0827 / constellation.com

NORESCO

California State Governor 916.445.2841 / gov.ca.gov

California State Treasurer 916.653.2995 / treasurer.ca.gov

The Honorable Alex Padilla

The Honorable Senator Ben Allen 26th District Senator 310.318.6994 / sd26.senate.ca.gov

The Honorable Senator Isadore Hall, III 35th District Senator 310.412.0393 / sd35.senate.ca.gov

The Honorable Autumn Burke 62nd District Assemblymember 310.412.6400 / asmdc.org/members/a62

The Honorable Don Knabe 4th District Supervisor Los Angeles County 213.974.4444 / knabe.com

The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas

760.990.3216 / noresco.com

California Secretary of State 916.653.6814 / sos.ca.gov

Southern California Edison

The Honorable Betty Yee

2nd District Supervisor Los Angeles County 213.974.2222 / ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov

1721 22nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 800.655.4555 / sce.com

California State Controller 213.833.6010 / sco.ca.gov

City Mayor of Los Angeles City 213.978.0600 / lamayor.org

SoCalGas

The Honorable Barbara Boxer

United States Senator for California 213.894.5000 / boxer.senate.gov

8141 Gulana Ave., SC9585 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.578.2650 / socalgas.com

Race Communications 1325 Howard Ave., #604 Burlingame, CA 94010 650.246.8900 / race.com

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator for California 310.914.7300 / feinstein.senate.gov

The Honorable Maxine Waters 43rd Congressional District 323.757.8900 / waters.house.gov

The Honorable Eric Garcetti

The Honorable Mike Bonin 11th District Councilmember City of Los Angeles 310.568.8772 / 11thdistrict.com

The Honorable Mike Feuer Los Angeles City Attorney 213.978.8100 / lacityattorney.org

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MANUFACTURING

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Fentress Architects 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 225, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 An international design studio, Fentress Architects is proud to value logic, humanism, and beauty in their approach to each of their designs. “Some architects have a preconceived notion of what a building should be,” states founder Curtis Fentress. “They design from the outside like the building is a piece of sculpture. I prefer to patiently search through extensive discovery until I find a seam somewhere, crack it open and discover the art inside.” Working to immerse themselves into the community they are designing for and their client’s perspective, Fentress Architects creates structures that are both efficient and timeless. Fentress Architects is also the mind behind the crown jewel of the Los Angeles World Airport: the newly renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal. TBIT features a wave-like design, inspired by the ocean only a few miles away, that turns a simple airport terminal into a sustainable work of art.

424.216.3070 | fentressarchitects.com

Together, with our clients, we create inspired design to improve the human environment. CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Architects

Fentress Architects

4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 225 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424.216.3070 fentressarchitects.com

Construction

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. 10704 Shoemaker Ave. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 562.946.1816 kiewit.com

Skanska

1995 Agua Mansa Rd. Riverside, CA 92509 951.368.6484 usa.skanska.com

STRABAG Corp.

1340 Environ Way Chapel Hill, NC 27517 416.848.6353 strabag.us

Turner Construction

555 S. Flower St., Ste. 4220 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.244.7029 turnerconstruction.com

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors 9323 Bellanca Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.342.3400 walsh-shea-corridorconstructors.com

Construction Management RTI Consulting, Inc.

8325 McConnell Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5977 rticm.com

Austin Commercial

6100 Center Dr., Ste. 1175 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.421.0269 austin-ind.com

Parsons

2201 Dupont Dr., Ste. 200 Irvine, CA 92612 949.333.4500 parsons.com

Engineering/Construction

Arup

12777 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 100, Bldg. D Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.578.4400 arup.com www.laxcoastal.com | LAX Coastal Magazine 2015-16 | 29


VENICE HIGH SCHOOL • Ranked by the 2015 US News and World Report as one of California’s top High Schools • Expansive Advanced Placement course offerings • Numberous Dual Enrollment course offerings from Santa Monica Community College and West Los Angeles Community College where students earn both high scchool and college credit, courses taught by college professors • 5 Academies offering students idividualized and unique learning experiences: • Earth Justice Academy • Media, Arts, and Technology Academy • STEMM Magnet • Sports Medicine Academy

• World Languages and Global Studies Magnet • School for Advanced Studies and GATE courses across all five Academies • Over 57 clubs and extra-curricular activities • Champion Sports Teams • Community Garden and “Farm to Fork” Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship pathway sponsored and taught with Gjelina • Fine Arts including: Theatre, Large Ensemble Orchestra, Marching Band, Honor Choir, Graphic Arts

Oryla Wiedoeft, Ed.D., Principal 13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 • (310) 577-4200 • venicehs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

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Turning ordinary education into extraordinary education, one student at a time.

Halstrom Academy 2101 Rosecrans Ave., #1225 El Segundo, CA 90245 Since its founding in 1985, Halstrom Academy has committed itself to making a difference in the educational experience of its students. With a positive environment and 15 different locations, Halstrom Academy’s mission is based on a personalized one-on-one teaching model, serving college-driven students from both middle & high schools. They strive to help their students achieve success, regardless of background and learning styles, to further enhance both the Halstrom and LAX Coastal community. Director of Outreach and Enrollment, Samantha Prins, acknowledges that Halstrom Academy is a proud community partner, “It’s great watching the lightbulb turn on for our students and see them joining the community through the school.” Keep an eye on Halstrom Academy to see what’s to come and make sure to attend one of their student showcases to appreciate the students’ work and have fun with friends and family.

818.618.1201 | halstromacademy.org

EDUCATION Business Counseling & Training El Camino College SBDC 13430 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.973.3177 southbaysbdc.org

Childhood Education

Mission Montessori Academy 2712 Alma Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 562.396.7176 missionmontessori.org

College Counseling

Community Outreach and Opportunity Programs

8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #400 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.1016 co-opla.org

Consulting

USC Sea Grant Program

3616 Trousdale Pkwy., Rm. #254 Los Angeles, CA 90089 310.234.3328 usc.edu/org/seagrant

Education/Art

Get REAL Creative, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.614.6009 getrealcreative.org

International Student Homestay

Education/Training

2200 W. Orangewood, Ste. 235 Orange, CA 92868 714.408.4688 gphomestay.com

Can We Talk Health Education PO Box 642654 Los Angeles, CA 90064 424.835.1864 canwetalkhealthed.com

Educational Consultation Pre-Health Dreamers 354 Pine St., Ste. 700 San Francisco, CA 94104 phdreamers.org

GP Homestay

Non-Profit/Workforce Development The Dibble Institute PO Box 7881 Berkeley, CA 94707 800.695.7975 dibbleinstitute.org

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South Bay Workforce Investment Board

11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th Fl. Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.970.7700 sbwib.org

School Supplies Yoobi

215 California St. El Segundo, CA 90245 424.220.7461 yoobi.com

Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.2356 paseodelrey.com

Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.574.8650 wnsk8.com

Playa Vista Elementary School

School/Middle

Westport Heights Elementary School

5456 McConnell Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 323.565.1600 greendot.org

13150 W. Bluff Creek Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 424.228.1800 playavistaschool.com

School/Preschool to Adult

6011 W. 79th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.5611 westportheights.org

7899 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.9222 carouselschool.com

6550 W. 80th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.9474 wishcharter.org

Carousel School

School/Elementary Cowan Avenue Elementary School

7615 Cowan Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.1973 cowantigers.org

Goethe International Charter School

12500 Braddock Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.306.3484 goethecharterschool.org

Kentwood Elementary School 8401 Emerson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.8977 kentwoodes.org

Loyola Village Elementary Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Center 8821 Villanova Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.0480 loyolavillageschool.org

Open Magnet Charter Elementary School 5540 W. 77th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.568.0735 opencharter.org

Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet School 7751 Paseo del Rey St.

WISH Charter

School/Elementary & Middle Ocean Charter School 7400 Manchester Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.962.5706 oceancs.org

St. Anastasia School 8631 S. Stanmoor Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.8816 school.st-anastasia.org

テ]imo Westside Charter Middle School - A Green Dot Public School

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet 6550 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.258.6600 wrightms.org

School/Middle & High Westchester Secondary Charter School 8540 La Tijera Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.216.6800 westchestercharter.org

School/High

Venice High School

13000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.577.4200 venicehs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

St. Jerome School

Halstrom Academy

Venice Lutheran School

St. Bernard High School

Visitation School

Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets

5580 Thornburn St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.1678 st-jeromeschool.org 815 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 92807 310.823.9367 vlschool.org

8740 S. Emerson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.6620 visitationschool.org

Westchester Lutheran Church & School 7831 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5422 wlcs.org

Westside Neighborhood School 5401 Beethoven St.

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2101 Rosecrans Ave., #1225 El Segundo, CA 90245 818.618.1201 halstromacademy.org 9100 Falmouth Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.4651 stbernardhs.org

7400 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.2400 westchesterhs-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

School/University & Colleges

Loyola Marymount University

1 LMU Dr., University Hall, Ste. 4800 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.2759 lmu.edu

Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.665.6800 otis.edu

Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management 6100 Center Dr., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.5500 bschool.pepperdine.edu

University of West Los Angeles 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 12th Fl. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.342.5200 uwla.edu

Social Service Agency Salvation Army Inglewood Citadel Corps

324 E. Queen St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.677.3375 salvationarmylaxgateway.org

Technology/Training EmpowerTech

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 204 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.1597 empowertech.org

Tutoring

Sylvan Learning of Culver City 5731 W. Slauson Ave., Ste. 150 Culver City, CA 90230 310.337.3727 sylvanculvercity.com

Tutoring/Math

Mathnasium of El Segundo 630 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #13A El Segundo, CA 90245 310.616.3181 mathnasium.com/elsegundo

Mathnasium of Marina del Rey

13400 W. Washington Blvd., Ste.110 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.4909 mathnasium.com/marinadelrey


The only place to Eat, Drink, Play and Watch Sports!

Dave & Buster's 6081 Center Dr., Ste. 118 Westchester, CA 90045 Starting as a joint venture between Buster, who owned a restaurant known for its tasty food and friendly service, and Dave, who started an arcade for adults, the first Dave & Buster’s opened its doors in December of 1982. Now with over 70 stores across the country, Dave & Buster’s is renowned for its extensive menu, innovative drinks, adult arcade, and D&B Sports, but they should also be celebrated as a proud community partner. When an organization has an Everybody Is Somebody policy that states, “We believe everyone contributes to our success,” it isn’t surprising to find out that Dave & Buster’s regularly partners with community members and organizations to enhance quality of life. From being a proud partner of Make-A-Wish, to hosting regional fundraising events and supporting local schools, to even partnering with the LAX Coastal Chamber and the LAX Coastal Young Professionals for networking events, Dave & Buster’s makes sure to stay involved with their community. With a mission to be their guest’s “first choice for frequent fun through the best combination of the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks,” and a philanthropic attitude that stretches throughout the entire franchise, Dave & Buster’s truly has the passion, pride and drive to make a difference.

6081 Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045 Just three miles from LAX

310.846.9950 | daveandbusters.com

310.641.8073 www.hhpromenade.com

ENTERTAINMENT Actor/Writer/Producer Anike Tourse

Inglewood, CA 90302 310.622.3637 aniketourse.com

Arcade/Games Dave & Buster’s

6081 Center Dr., Ste. 118 Westchester, CA 90045 310.846.9950 daveandbusters.com

Art Gallery

The G2 Gallery

1503 Abbott Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310.452.2842 theg2gallery.com

Fantasea Yachts & Yacht Club

QART.COM

4215 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.827.2220 fantaseayachts.com

Boat Charters

13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.6000 hornblower.com

13444 Bali Way, #100 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.7245 bluepacificboating.com

PO Box 10025 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 800.655.0850 yachtcharterlosangeles.net

480 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.405.6183 qart.com

Blue Pacific Boating

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Paradise Bound Yacht Charters

Casino Hollywood Park Casino 3883 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90303 310.330.2800 playhpc.com

Community Orchestra & Choir Silicon Beach Philharmonic & Singers 406 Broadway, Ste. 120A Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.999.3626 losangelesvirtuosi.org

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Community Theater

Equipment Rental/Gaming

323.296.1005 cinemark.com

8301 Hindry Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.5156 kentwoodplayers.org

8248 Lowman Ave. Pico Rivera, CA 90660 562.806.1488 thunderbirdknights.com

Cinemark Playa Vista Runway

Kentwood Players

DJ Service

Celebrations Mobile DJ Service 1494 W. Santa Cruz St. San Pedro, CA 90732 310.221.0999 1800dj4hire.com

Montjoy Enterprises PO Box 451671 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.877.8805

Entertainment/Music Mustol Music

3761 Maplewood Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.397.3590 mustolmusic.com

Thunderbird Knights, LLC

Mobile Application

ConvosLive - Mobile App Los Angeles, CA 90045 781.640.1070 twitter.com/determcbizness

Movie Theater

AMC Marina Marketplace 4335 Glencoe Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.776.6374 amctheatres.com

Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 4020 Marlton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008

12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Building 3 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.5668 cinemark.com

Cinemark 18 & XD at the Howard Hughes Promenade 6081 Center Dr., Ste. 201 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.2424 cinemark.com

IMAX 12582 W. Millennium Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90094 310.255.5500 imax.com

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.3625 mdrsf.com

Sports/Professional Los Angeles Clippers 6951 S. Centinela Ave. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.6000 clippers.com

Yacht Club

California Yacht Club 4469 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4567 calyachtclub.com

Sportfishing/Whale Watching Marina del Rey Sportfishing 13552 Fiji Way

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Financial Tip #1

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for your business.

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People first. Community first.

Member FDIC

Forever First.® firstcitizens.com

898 No. Sepulveda Blvd. • El Segundo • 424.277.5222

FINANCIAL SERVICES Banking

First Bank

4519 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4545 firstbanks.com

First Citizens Bank

El Segundo, CA 90245 310.321.3280 grandpointbank.com

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.5025 wellsfargo.com

U.S. Bank

Banking/Credit Union

4700 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.9263 usbank.com

898 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100 El Segundo, CA 90245 424.277.5222 firstcitizens.com

Wells Fargo

Grandpoint Bank

Wells Fargo - Westchester

1960 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 1200

2120 Park Pl., Ste. 101 El Segundo, CA 90245 wellsfargo.com 8814 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

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Alliant Credit Union

909 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #130 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.463.9064 alliantcreditunion.org

Water and Power Community Credit Union 8800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 2 Westchester, CA 90045 800.300.9728 wpcu.org

Financial Advisor

Ameriprise Financial

12400 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1120 Los Angeles, CA 90025 310.496.5575 ameripriseadvisors.com/jose.l.quintanilla

Edward Jones

222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 1775 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.426.9681 www.edwardjones.com/jeff-delarme

H&S Wealth Management 6633 S. Halm Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90056


Working capital for working people.

Opportunity Fund 6606 Pacific Blvd., Ste. 214 Huntington Park, CA 90255 Standing apart from your typical lending organization and bank, the Opportunity Fund is a microfinance organization whose focus is on the economic well-being of their clientele. While business owners and entrepreneurs have multiple options when it comes to financing their dreams, many don’t know how to navigate what is available. The consultant team at Opportunity Fund makes it their mission to learn more about their clients and help them succeed, every step of the way. It’s this kind of partnership mentality that makes happy customers and repeat clients for Opportunity Fund, and they make sure to continue this mission with partnerships throughout the communities they serve. Through presentations (some even hosted at your very own LAX Coastal Chamber) and panel discussions, as well as one-on-one client relations, the Opportunity Fund is truly working to serve our small business and entrepreneurial community to make the LAX Coastal business climate as great as it can be.

323.506.3529 | opportunityfund.org

310.977.8206 handswealth.com

J. P. Morgan Chase

12746 W. Jefferson Blvd. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.536.9237 chase.com

Reese Financial Services 5150 Candlewood, Ste. 6B Lakewood, CA 90712 213.787.4399 reesefinancialservices.com

Financial Planning/Services Dickerson Employee Benefits 1918 Riverside Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90039 323.671.2274 dickersonbenefits.com

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.8121 thingsthatmatter.info

Wealth Management

Plotkin Properties

Merchant Service System

4601 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 215 Los Angeles, CA 90010 323.837.5041 larchmontfinancial.com

Westchester, CA 90045 310.906.9747

Regatta Capital Group LLC

7135 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.255.1045 regattainvest.com

Things That Matter

4519 Admiralty Way, Ste. 203

NOWaccount

678.268.4073 nowaccount.com

Larchmont Financial Management Co.

Microloans/Small Business Opportunity Fund

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12746-3 W Jefferson Blvd, Playa Vista (next to Cinemark)

TRUXTON’S AMERICAN BISTRO WHAT YOU’RE HUNGRY FOR B RE A KFA S T • LU NCH • DIN N ER COCK TA IL S • DESS ERT HOM E DELIV ERY • C ATERING

8611 Truxton Avenue Los Angeles, California 90045

310.417.8789

TR UX TO N SA M ER I CA N B I STR O.CO M

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1329 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, California 90404

310.393.8789


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 13455 Maxella Ave., #230, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Moving into their Marina del Rey location in November 2014, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse has been welcomed by the community with open arms, and not just because they serve delicious steak sizzling with butter. The Ruth’s Chris company has been an active community partner since they opened their doors, through philanthropic endeavors such as donating to local organizations like Walgrove Avenue Elementary School and the Playa Vista Mom’s Group, to donating 150 of their sweet potato casseroles to the homeless for Thanksgiving. When asked what she was most proud of, General Manager Janette Han replied, “One of the things I love about our company is the family environment within our organization.” Han also stressed how much she would like to thank the community for their warm welcome and helping to make their Marina del Rey location a success in its first year. Han warmly stated, “If it wasn’t for the community’s support, we wouldn’t be here.”

310.821.4593 | ruthschris.com

The memory of a great meal stays with you long after the table's been cleared. FOOD & BEVERAGE Bar & Grill

Brennan’s Pub

4089 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.6622 brennanspub-la.com

Buffalo Wild Wings

6081 Center Dr., Ste. 105 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.956.2106 buffalowildwings.com

The Game Sports Bar Restaurant & Lounge

5630 W. Manchester Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.216.4263 thegamebar.net

Melody Bar & Grill

9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.1994 melodylax.com

Beverages/Beverage Sales Beverage Warehouse

4935 McConnell Ave., #21 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.306.2822 beveragewarehouse.com

Authentic Tacos, Burritos, Salads & Rotisserie Chicken Handmade Corn & Flour Tortillas

Fresh & Healthy Cooked Just For You!

Just Chill

Venice, CA 90294 855.552.4455 drinkjustchill.com

Monster Energy Company 1 Monster Way Corona, CA 92879 866.322.4466 x585 monsterenergy.com

Catering

Cantalini’s Express

BennysTacos.com

310.670.8226

7101 W. Manchester Ave., 90045 At Loyola St. & Manchester Blvd.

LET US CATER YOUR NEXT EVENT!

11736 Washington Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.572.9157 cantalinisexpress.com

El Segundo Catering Company, LLC 12501 Vista del Mar Ln. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.283.0071 elsegundocateringcompany.com

Rise & Shine Catering

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LaRocco’s Pizzeria 8806 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 Born in New York City and brought up in Brooklyn, owner and founder of LaRocco’s Pizzeria, Paul LaRocco, brings traditional Italian flavors and recipes to his locations in Westchester and Culver City. As a member of the LAX Coastal Chamber, he states “It’s great to be a member of a Chamber that is supportive of local businesses.” Paul has always been involved in the community whether it is through family, church, fundraisers or schools. “I have more time on my hands than money, so I donate my time.” LaRocco’s Pizzeria offers scrumptious food (the Chamber staff recommends their Bronx Special) and values the neighborhood that surrounds it.

310.642.0029 | laroccospizzeria.com

Food Delivery/Catering BiiBiip

9266 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 844.611.6119 biibiip.com

Food Production

Primex International Trading Corp. 5777 W. Century Blvd., #1485 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.8855 primex.us

Treehouse California Almonds, LLC 6914 Rd. 160 Earlimart, CA 93219 559.757.5020 treehousealmonds.com

Ice Cream Parlor/ Frozen Yogurt Menchie’s

8815 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.8200 menchies.com

Yogurtland Marina del Rey 4371 Glencoe Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.577.9572 yogurtlandsb.com

Yogurtland Westchester 8752 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.5600 yogurt-land.com

Online Ordering Service ChowNow

12181 W. Bluff Creek Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 888.707.2469 chownow.com

Restaurant

Benny’s Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie 7101 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.8226 bennystacos.com

Cafe del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.6395 cafedelreymarina.com

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant 193 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.0018 salernobeach.com

The Coffee Company 8751 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.7315 laxcoffeeco.com

Denny’s Restaurant #1918 5535 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.1712 dennys.com

Eureka Restaurant Group 12101 S. Crenshaw Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250

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310.331.8233 eurekarestaurantgroup.com

310.823.5451 mdrwarehouse.com

Jersey Mike’s

Whiskey Red’s

The Proud Bird Restaurant

Restaurant/Deli

5933 W. Century Blvd., #B Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.9505 jerseymikes.com 11022 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.3815 specialtyrestaurants.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 13455 Maxella Ave., #230 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.4593 ruthschris.com

Tony P’s Dockside Grill 4445 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4534 tonyps.com

Truxton’s American Bistro 8611 Truxton Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.8789 truxtonsamericanbistro.com

Urban Plates

12746-3 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3140 Los Angeles, CA 90094 424.256.7274 urbanplates.com

The Warehouse Restaurant 4499 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

13813 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4522 whiskeyreds.com

Del Rey Deli Co.

8501 Pershing Dr., #3 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.439.2256 delreydeli.com

Restaurant/Fast Food Yoshinoya America, Inc.

5656 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.338.1148 yoshinoyaamerica.com

Restaurant/Pizzeria Fresh Brothers

4722 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.3800 freshbrothers.com

LaRocco’s Pizzeria

8806 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.0029 laroccospizzeria.com

Melody Pizza

9146 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.227.7686 melodypizzalax.com


FREIGHT FORWARDING Air & Ocean Import/Export

Apex Logistics International, Inc. 17511 S. Susana Rd. Compton, CA 90221 310.665.0288 apexglobe.com

Freight Forwarder/Customs Broker a. hartrodt

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1605 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0357 hartrodt.com

Able Freight Services, Inc. 5340 W. 104th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.8883 ablefreight.com

Adcom Worldwide - A Radiant Global Logistics Company 19300 S. Hamilton Ave., Ste. 195 Gardena, CA 90248 310.216.0379 adcomworldwide.com

AG PAC, Inc.

5330 W. 102nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.538.3858

Air Power International Express (U.S.A), Inc . 8366 Isis Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.0830 airpowerusa.com

Air Tiger Express USA, Inc. 17000 E. Gale Ave. City of Industry, CA 91745 626.363.0368 airtiger.com

Air-Sea Forwarders, Inc. 9009 La Cienega Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.216.1616 airseainc.com

All Logistics Cargo, Inc. 2320 N. Alameda St. Compton, CA 90222 310.609.0144 alllogisticscargo.com

Apollo Freight, Inc.

5330 W. 102nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.258.6148 hellmann.net

Aramex International

8735 Bellanca Ave., Unit A Los Angeles, CA 90045

310.410.9366 aramex.com

ARC Air Logistics, Inc.

1950 E. 220th St., Ste. 201 Long Beach, CA 90810 310.549.3778 arc-logistics.com

BDP International, Inc. 557 S. Douglas St. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.563.1600 bdpinternational.com

Byrnes Logistics

PO Box 90595 Los Angeles, CA 90009 310.615.2825 wjbyrnes.com

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. 680 Knox St., Ste. 210 Torrance, CA 90502 310.763.6080 chrobinson.com

Carmichael International Service 533 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 213.353.0800 carmnet.com

CEVA Logistics

19600 Western Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 310.972.5500 cevalogistics.com

Commodity Forwarders, Inc. 11101 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.348.8855 cfi-lax.com

Dachser Transport of America, Inc.

5959 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1026 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0088 dachserusa.com

DHL Global Forwarding

4000 Redondo Beach Ave., Ste. 103 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310.297.4401 dhl-usa.com

DSV Air & Sea, Inc.

898 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 600 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.414.1516 dsv.com

Express Line Corporation 901 W. Arbor Vitae St. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.645.1355 expresslinecorporation.com

Golden Bridge International, Inc. 733 9th Ave. City of Industry, CA 91745 626.810.0688 goldenbrideg-intl.com

Hayward Meridian, Inc. 2875 Pomona Blvd. Pomona, CA 91768 909.594.0082 hayward-pool.com

310.337.0529 packair.com

Panalpina, Inc.

19900 S. Vermont Ave., Ste. A Torrance, CA 90502 310.819.4060 panalpina.com

Rock-It Cargo

James G. Wiley Co.

5305 W. 102nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.6422 jgwiley.com

5438 W. 104th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.0935 rockitcargo.com

Rodolfo Corral, Inc.

JAS Forwarding USA, Inc.

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 124 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.9808

Jet Pro, Inc.

PO Box 90277 Los Angeles, CA 90009 310.342.2900 x836 senderex.com

1975 Charles Willard St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220 310.609.9330 jas.com 10722 S. La Cienega Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90304 310.670.1409 jetproinc.com

Kuehne & Nagel, Inc. 20000 S. Western Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 310.641.5500 kn-portal.com

Leman USA, Inc.

21221 S. Western Ave., Ste. 210 Torrance, CA 90501 310.641.3776 lemanusa.com

Maxfreight Intl. Logistics 708 S. Hindry Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.337.1488 maxfreight.com

Senderex Cargo, Inc.

Transgroup Worldwide Logistics 1560 W. 190th St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.637.5447 transgroup.com

U-Freight Limited

718 S. Isis Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.645.4301 ufreight.com

Unicon Logistics

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 900 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.734.2020 uniconlogistics.com

UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Newtrans Overseas, Inc.

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #225 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.8901 newtransoverseas.com

NNR Global Logistics USA, Inc. 21023 S. Main St., Unit D Carson, CA 90745 310.357.2100 nnrusa.com

Onestop Internet, Inc.

3040 E. Ana St. Rancho Domiguez, CA 90221 310.894.7700 onestop.com

Packair Airfreight, Inc. 5510 W. 104th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045

19701 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 250 Torrance, CA 90502 310.404.2800 ups-scs.com

UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inglewood 3600 W. Century Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90303 310.673.7661 ups-scs.com

UTI, United States 1640 W. 190th St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.783.5020 go2uti.com

World Exchange

11205 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.5800 worldexchangechb.com

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For a walk, sit or cuddle, we’re there on the double! PDR Paws & Pads 12022 Culver Blvd., #1 Los Angeles, CA 90066 With roots in rural Nevada, Powell Boyer grew up riding horses and rescuing animals since age seven. When she moved to Los Angeles and held a career in corporate America, Boyer found herself wanting to start a new path. At the time, Boyer had been pet and housesitting to earn extra income for student loans, and since it was something she enjoyed, she made the decision to make it a full-time career. With the help of the LAX Coastal Chamber, and organizations such as the Small Business Development Center, she gained the knowledge and resources to open PDR Paws and Pads. As a client of PDR Paws and Pads, you can expect Boyer to be friendly, accessible, and easy to work with. She understands that her clients are entrusting her with both their homes and beloved pets, which makes her proud to have maintained the quality of service that keeps her clients coming back. With a client list that started with only 8 names, Boyer now has a list of over 200 and continues to grow.

424.228.5100 | pdrpawsandpads.com

Private Dog Walks In-Your-Home Sitting Daily Pet Visits

Check up on your pets, 7 days a week! 310.577.6137 • lawestside@fetchpetcare.com

fetchpetcare.com/la-westside Call for a FREE in-home consultation House Sitting • Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Pet Taxi

pdrpawsandpads.com

Powell Boyer • 424.228.5100 GENERAL PET SERVICES Pet Adoption/Retail Adopt & Shop

4235 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA, 90230 310.933.6863 adoptandshop.org

Pet Boarding/Training

Happy Puppy Dog Training 6020 Seabluff Dr., Unit 433 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.855.4544 happypuppydogtraining.com

Pet Care/Services PDR Paws & Pads

12022 Culver Blvd., #1 Los Angeles, CA 90066 424.228.5100 pdrpawsandpads.com

Pet Transportation Pacific Pet Transport

513 Cypress Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 310.318.5702 pacpet.com

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Westchester Chamber of Commerce in 1953 and celebrated it’s 63rd anniversary on March 11, 2016. Happy Birthday, LAX Coastal Chamber!


Offering a quiet respite from your hectic day-to-day routines.

Epithereal 13400 W. Washington Blvd., #202-A Marina del Rey, CA 90292 When Coleen Janeway used to walk into other health and beauty businesses, the uninviting and sterile environments would make her feel like a number rather than a client. Aiming to do things differently, Janeway founded Epithereal, your beauty destination for non-surgical skincare. Epithereal’s goal is more than just retail; with a friendly team that is focused on meeting their client’s needs, they offer individualized knowledge to help each patient meet their beauty goal. Janeway and her staff understand that your dayto-day routine can get a little hectic, and sometimes you need a quiet haven where you can be pampered at the end of the day. By implementing customer feedback, staying on top of cutting edge anti-aging technology, and keeping the simple goal of welcoming each guest like an old friend in mind, Epithereal truly does focus on beauty from within, and their clients have never looked better.

310.439.1926 | epithereal.com

HEALTH & BEAUTY Dance Studio

Los Angeles Arts Collective 8939 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 105 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.2575 la-arts-collective.com

Gym/Fitness Center

The Bay Club at Howard Hughes 6833 Park Terrace Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.3060 bayclubs.com

Systems Training Center 13040 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250 424.269.1337 systemstrainingcenter.com

Gymnastics/Children

Broadway Gymnastics School 5433 Beethoven Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.302.0035 broadwaygym.com

Hair Salon

18|8 Fine Men’s Salons

12775 W. Millennium Dr., Ste. 4145

Los Angeles, CA 90094 310.848.3033 eighteeneight.com/playa-vista-ca

Beauty Beach Lounge 12751 Millennium Dr., Ste. 125 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.569.3852 beautybeachlounge.com

Hair Analysis 5602 W. Manchester Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.4135 hairanalysishairsalon.com

Head to Toe Salon

6310 W. 89th St., Ste. A Westchester, CA 90045 310.338.8689

HeadQuarters Salon 6214 W. 87th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.3397 hq-salon.com

Image Consultant In Style by Bobbie

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.701.9418 instylebybobbie.com

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Physical Fitness/Personal Trainer Jeff Blair Fitness

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 111 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.497.0863 jeffblairfitness.com

Physical Therapy

Water PT Specialists PO Box 728 Topanga, CA 90290 310.991.7751 waterpts.com

Pilates Studio

Yasmin Pilates, LLC

13400 W. Washington Blvd., Ste. 203 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.906.7322 pilatesyasmin.com

Spa Services Epithereal

13400 W. Washington Blvd., #202-A Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.439.1926 epithereal.com

Spa Soleil Massage 4728 Lincoln Blvd.

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Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.4200 spasoleilmassage.com

Tennis Facility/Lessons Ojakian Tennis, Inc.

4375 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.770.1918 ojakiantennis.com

Waxing Salon

European Wax Center

4371 Glencoe Ave., Ste. B9-B Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.302.9299 waxcenter.com

Youth Soccer

Euro Soccer USA, LLC

5556 S. Centinela Ave., Ste. 5 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.929.5435 eurosoccerusa.com

Soccer Shots

316 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.857.6560 soccershots.org/losangeles


HOME & BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT Architect

Verdego

Myer Architects

1309 Main St., Venice, CA 90291 Verdego founder, designer and supporter of all things local, Tatiana Barhar is a frequent traveler and native of Chile with a background in architecture and the fashion industry. Throughout her travels, Barhar has allowed her experiences to be her inspiration, creating unique and authentic spaces that always tell a story. Verdego, a Venice retail design group, started with Barhar’s desire to merge her passion for California lifestyle, fashion and architecture. Always thinking outside the box, Verdego’s campaign started by mailing handmade postcards to every surf and skateboard shop they could think of until finally receiving a response. Starting from these initial contacts, Verdego has now worked with brands such as Quicksilver, Youth, Roxy and DC Shoes. Through collaboration and partnerships, each Verdego design represents the customer’s brand, and no client is ever left unhappy. Barhar stated, “Design doesn’t happen in a bubble. It’s all about collaboration. Great clients inspire great work.”

310.577.1785 | verdego.net

1730 3/4 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 310.424.9421 myerarchitects.com

Verdego Design, LLC 1309 Main St. Venice, CA 90291 310.577.1785 verdego.net

Cabinetry Sales/Kitchen Design The Kitchen Store

6322 W. Slauson Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 310.572.7515 thekitchenstore.net

Cleaning Services

Molly Maid of Playa Vista 9469 Jefferson Blvd., #118 Culver City, CA 90232 310.838.3300 mollymaid.com

Clean Up & Restoration

SERVPRO of Marina del Rey 5252 W. 111th St Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.395.9050 servpromarinadelrey.com

Custom Furniture/Cabinetry

Ferrufino Interiors/Budget Blinds 3959 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 310.827.4446 ferrufino.com

Locksmith

Industrial Lock & Security, Inc. 401 Main St. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.3252 industriallock.com

Manchester Lock & Security 1043 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.649.6222

Storage/Moving Services Extra Space Storage

4095 Glencoe Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.2527 extraspace.com

Referral Packing Moving Service 8701 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.822.3642

Zippy Shell 12/31/16.

MOLLY MAID OF PLAYA VISTA 310.838.3300

12620 Yukon Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.954.1099 zippyshell.com

Telecommunications/Installation Communications ‘A La Carte’

Westchester, CA 90045 310.216.6666

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Where paths meet in a place of comfort and good times.

Concourse Hotel 6225 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 The year 2016 is truly an exciting time for the Los Angeles Concourse Hotel; this year’s spring season marks their transition to the Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport. Their mission will stay the same—to remain a comfortable business-inspired hotel located perfectly in the heart of Los Angeles that is dynamic, thoughtful and comfortable. As an eco-friendly hotel, not only does the future Hyatt Regency offer guestrooms akin to an oasis, but they can also promote their status as a local leader in sustainable business practices. With a Green Seal certification and four-key California Green Lodging certification, the hotel is not only a great place to stay, but also an environmentally-conscious business. Be sure to visit their location the next time you are in town; the Hyatt Regency is an accessible and quality hotel made for both local and traveling guests to enjoy, and their journey has just begun.

424.702.1234 | concoursehotellax.hyatt.com

HOSPITALITY Hotel/Motel/Bed & Breakfast The Concourse Hotel at LAX 6225 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.702.1234 concoursehotellax.hyatt.com

Courtyard By Marriott Los Angeles Westside 6333 Bristol Pkwy. Culver City, CA 90230 310.484.7000 courtyardlawestside.com

Courtyard LAX/El Segundo 2000 E. Mariposa Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.0700 marriott.com/laxca

DoubleTree by Hilton

Los Angeles Westside 6161 W. Centinela Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 310.649.1776 losangeleswestside.doubletree.com

Embassy Suites LAX North 9801 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.215.1000 laxembassy.com

Four Points by Sheraton LAX 9750 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.4600 fourpointslax.com

Hilton Garden Inn

4200 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.2000 hgimarinadelrey.com

Hilton Los Angeles Airport 5711 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.4000 losangelesairport.hilton.com

Hotel MdR - A DoubleTree by Hilton 13480 Maxella Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.8555 hotelmdr.com

Inn at Marina del Rey

737 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.4455 innatmarinadelrey.com

Inn at Playa del Rey

435 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.574.1920 innatplayadelrey.com

Inn at Venice Beach 327 Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310.821.2557 innatvenicebeach.com

Jamaica Bay Inn

4175 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310.823.5333 jamaicabayinn.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Long Beach Downtown Courtyard by Marriott 500 E. 1st St. Long Beach, CA 90802 562.435.8511 marriott.com/lgbcy

Los Angeles Airport Marriott 5855 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.5700 laxmarriott.com/laxap

4375 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.1700 ritzcarlton.com/marinadelrey

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

6101 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.1111 sheratonlax.com

Marina del Rey Hotel

Super 8 Los Angeles/LAX Airport Motel

Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel

Torrance Marriott

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Westin Los Angeles Airport

13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.1000 marinadelreyhotel.com 4100 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.3000 marriott.com/marinadelrey 9620 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.337.2800 marriott.com

Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX 5933 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.981.0300 residenceinnlax.com

9250 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.2900 super8.com 3635 Fashion Way Torrance, CA 90503 310.543.6008 torrancemarriott.com

5400 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.5858 westin.com/losangeles

Resort & Spa

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.864.3367 fiji.intercontinental.com

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HOUSING Apartments Dolphin Marina Apartments 13900 Panay Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.578.6666 thedolphinmarina.com

Forty55 Lofts

4055 Redwood Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.577.5090 forty55lofts.com

Fountain Park at Playa Vista 13141 Fountain Park Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.437.6160 fountainparkapts.com

Mariners Village

4600 Via Marina Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.4916 marinersvillage.com

Tribeca Urban

4108 Del Rey Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 888.415.6621 tribeca-urban.com

The Ventana

7225 Crescent Park West Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.496.3900 theventanaapartments.com

Apartments & Marina Esprit Marina del Rey

13900 Marquesas Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.3700 x103 espritmdr.com

Marina City Club Promenade 4333 Admiralty Way, Ste. 10 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.9191 themarinacityclub.com

Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage 4500 Via Marina Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.578.5200 marinaharbor.com

Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina 13999 Marquesas Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.4644 farwestapartments.com

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Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina 13999 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 Imagine waking up every morning to the pristine Marina del Rey harbor: sun shining, birds singing, and the soft sounds of water like music to your ears. At Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina, owned and operated by Far West Management and located in the epitome of Southern California lifestyle, this dream can become a reality. Currently offering fully renovated apartment homes, Villa del Mar tenants can enjoy all of the above and more. From spectacular views to nearby bike routes and water activities, and of course luxurious amenities located just inside the complex, residents are truly treated to the finer side of life. After 42 years, Far West Management continues to build on their tradition of quality relationships and excellent properties, with Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina as a prime example of their enhanced living experiences.

310.823.4644 | farwestapartments.com


Protecting and promoting creative endeavors.

Aesthetic Legal 12777 W. Jefferson Blvd., Bldg. D, Ste. 300, Los Angeles, CA 90066 After fifteen years as a big-firm lawyer, Matthew Swanlund founded Aesthetic Legal in 2015 in an effort to do something unique in the legal industry. Starting with his non-traditional firm name and extending through his focus on providing big-firm quality legal services to creative and entrepreneurial endeavors, Swanlund's fundamental belief is that art, design and creativity improve the world and enhance technological advances, and its creators need to be protected. Aesthetic Legal represents creative businesses, creative entrepreneurs, renowned artists, designers and creators of all types, and, as a fan of the arts himself, Swanlund will always do his best to protect them through their legal matters.

310.486.6958 | aestheticlegal.com

LEGAL SERVICES

Sustainable Law Group, PC

222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 2000 Attorneys El Segundo, CA 90245 310.883.7923 Aesthetic Legal 12777 W. Jefferson Blvd., Bldg. D, Ste. 300 sustainable-lawyer.com The Law Office of Erik J. Davis Los Angeles, CA 90066 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 500 310.486.6958 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 aestheticlegal.com 310.496.5838

Bryan Cave, LLP

120 Broadway, Ste. 300 Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.576.2100 bryancave.com

Golding + Lamothe 5757 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.348.7240

Schomer Law Group 8740 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #107 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.337.7696 schomerlaw.com

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.853.2298 jenlawfirm.com

Attorneys/Personal Injury Nelson & Natale

6733 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #200 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.8300 nelsonandnatale.com

Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP Attorneys/Real Estate 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 800 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.0515 vsbllp.com

Attorneys/Business Litigation

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz 9841 Airport Blvd., Ste. 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.5772 pettitkohn.com

Litigation

Law Offices of Dan Fligsten 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.339.0766

Attorneys/Tax

Rodi Pollock Pettker Christian & Pramov

444 S. Flower St., Ste. #1700 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.895.4900 rodipollock.com

Vergari & Napolitano

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1580 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.4014 laxlawyers.com

Legal Document Preparation

Law Office of LaVonne Lawson We the People 11355 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 200 Los Angeles, CA 90064 310.231.1040 lawsontax.com

Attorneys/Collection

Attorneys/Trusts & Estates

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1235

8921 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 101

Jen Law Firm

Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.9900 edgarsaenz.com

2496 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310.577.8333 wethepeoplemdr.com

Law Office of Edgar Saenz

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MANUFACTURING Apparel Manufacturing

American Apparel

747 Warehouse St. Los Angeles, CA 90021 213.488.0226 americanapparel.net

California Trading Group, Inc. DBA Apparel Deals 1155 S. Boyle Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90023 323.784.9555 appareldeals.com

Dreamgirl International 5548 Lindbergh Ln. Bell, CA 90201 323.268.0220 dreamgirldirect.com

Hudson Clothing, LLC 1231 S. Gerhart St. Commerce, CA 90022 323.890.1800 hudsonjeans.com

James Perse Enterprises, Inc. 7373 Flores St. Downey, CA 90242 323.588.2226 jamesperse.com

Perfect Ink, Inc.

2541 S. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90058 213.437.0700 clothingshowroom.com

Seven For All Mankind 4440 E. 26th St. Los Angeles, CA 90058 323.406.5300 7forallmankind.com Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Infographic designed by Grass Roots Marketing, Inc.

Los Angeles & Manufacturing When people think of manufacturing in Los Angeles, they typically associate it with aircraft production during World War II. California’s spaciousness and raw materials helped create war bombers and other aircraft during a difficult time, but our manufacturing story extends far beyond that. Although our country has transitioned from a primarily industrial-based society to a service-based one, it might surprise you to know that Los Angeles is still a large hub for all things manufacturing. Why? There are many reasons for this development; from our ideal weather that is perfect for machinery testing to business expansion, to the Los Angeles ports that assist with importing and exporting materials, to the sheer number of Los Angelenos available to offer both a labor and customer base, our community features multiple advantages for the diverse manufacturing industry. Currently manufacturing covers areas such as aerospace production, clothing and furniture factories, electronics, plastics, medical supplies, and even goes all the way down to tortillas, but one thing is for sure: it will keep on growing. And we can’t wait to see where Los Angeles can take it from here.

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Wildfox Couture, LLC 2107 Bellevue Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026 213.484.8650 wildfox.com

Manufacturing

Allied Feather & Down Corp. 6905 W. Acco St., Bldg. A Montebello, CA 90640 323.585.5201 alliedfeather.net

Chrome Hearts, LLC 915 N. Mansfield Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 310.945.3100 chromehearts.com

Koral Industries, LLC 5524 Alcoa Blvd. Vernon, CA 90058 323.585.5343 korallosangeles.com

Wholesale/Eyewear

Chrome Hearts Eyewear, LLC 915 N. Mansfield Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 310.945.3100 chromehearts.com


Marina del Rey Hospital is now a Cedars-Sinai affiliate! Cedars-Sinai 8700 Beverly Blvd., TSB8711 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Since its establishment in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has taken pride in being a non-profit, independent healthcare organization and a leader in quality standards and medical education. With a culture of compassionate care that values excellence and team work, Cedars-Sinai has a network of medical professionals and scientists all dedicated to providing the best care and continuing their commitment to biomedical research. The Cedars-Sinai name has become synonymous with an approach to healing that includes the mind, body and soul. Going even farther than just providing excellent clinical care and service quality, Cedars-Sinai features a department aimed at providing support for their patients’ different spiritual needs, making sure that each patient feels completely cared for. As a pioneer for research in the areas of cancer, brain disorders and heart disease, it is understandable why Cedars-Sinai is consistently named one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

310.423.2083 | cedars-sinai.edu

MEDICAL SERVICES Dental

Del Dental Group

8035 W. Manchester Ave., #B Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.822.8118 deldental.com

Khashayar Khodadadi, D.D.S. 6222 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. B Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.7800 lahealthysmile.com

McClintock Dental Group 6020 Seabluff Dr., Ste. 5 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.496.6000 mcclintockdental.com

Medical/Health Services Remedy Pain Solutions

4644 Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 424 Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310.482.6906 remedypainsolutions.com

Medical/Hospital

Physical Therapy

Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.0400 pvmedcenter.com

Playa Physical Therapy

Cedars-Sinai

Mental Health Services

Kaiser Permanente

11936 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. B Culver City, CA 90230 310.572.7000 x14 lifeadjustmentteam.com

8700 Beverly Blvd., TSB8711 Los Angeles, CA 90048 310.423.2083 cedars-sinai.edu 400 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 800.780.1230 kaiserpermanente.org

Marina del Rey Hospital 4650 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.8911 marinahospital.com

Medical/Urgent Care

Playa Vista Medical Center 6020 Seabluff Dr., Unit 1

The Life Adjustment Team

Optometrist

Marc S. Simmons, O.D., Inc. 6225 W. 87th St., Ste. 101 Westchester, CA 90045 310.674.5123 marcsimmonsod.com

Pharmacy

Playa Pharmacy

8131 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.823.4500 playapharmacy.com

13163 Fountain Park Dr., Ste. A Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.823.2220 playapt.com

Physicians/Podiatry Airport Podiatry Group

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.3338 airportpodiatrygroup.com

Physicians/Urology

Advanced Urology Medical 8540 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #911 Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.9119 advancedurology.net

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NON-PROFIT Association/Club/ Organizations Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade 8939 Sepulveda Blvd., #102 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.7130 mdrboatparade.org

Marina del Rey Lessees Association PO Box 4805 Van Nuys, CA 91412 818.891.0495

Southern California Lodge #529, Masons of California 7726 W. Manchester Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.292.8504 socal529.com

Westchester Association PO Box 91014 Los Angeles, CA 90009 310.331.1551

Westchester Vitalization Corp. PO Box 91014 Los Angeles, CA 90009 310.670.5626 westchestervitalization.org

Business Improvement District

Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.4777 holynativityparish.org

New International House of Worship 8946 Sepulveda Eastway Westchester, CA 90045 424.216.8004 nihworship.com

Gateway to LA

Community Garden

Westchester Town Center B.I.D.

6550 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 eacgc.org

9841 W. Century Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.216.7328 gatewaytola.org

8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 130 Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.9030 westchestertowncenter.com

Churches/Synagogues Holy Nativity Parish 6700 W. 83rd St.

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Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club

Environmental Protection Friends of Ballona Wetlands PO Box 5159 Playa del Rey, CA 90296 310.306.5994 ballonafriends.org

Health/Fitness Club

Westchester Family YMCA 8015 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.4316 ymcala.org/wc

History Preservation

Flight Path Learning Center and Museum 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.646.7284 flightpathmuseum.com

Marina del Rey Historical Society 13737 Fiji Way, C-3 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 310.822.9344 marinadelreyhistoricalsociety.org

Humanitarian Aid

American Red Cross of Santa Monica Bay 1450 11th St.


Dedicated to breaking the 'revolving door syndrome' that generates homelessness.

Homes for Life Foundation 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 460 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Tim was diagnosed with a serious mental disorder in his early 20s. Before Tim’s diagnosis, he attended college, was on the Dean’s List and an outstanding athlete. His family tried desperately to help him, but Tim cycled in and out of psych units, jails and life on the streets for a decade before finally finding the Homes for Life Foundation. Still living with HFLF today, and learning through their programs the necessary life and social skills that have allowed him to keep a part-time job and develop friendships, Tim was HFLF’s very first resident. Tim is just one example of the thousands of homeless adults with mental disorders HFLF has served during the past 28 years. Since 1987, HFLF has developed 22 permanent, affordable, service-enriched homes and apartments, has provided a ‘home for life’ to over 500 adults, and has also transitioned over 150 homeless mentally disordered youth and adults into appropriate housing each year. Through support and services, the HFLF team is working toward building a sense of belonging in their tenants by providing a strong foundation to reach their highest potential.

FREE Admission & Parking

Open Tues-Sat 10AM-3PM 6661 W. Imperial Hwy. Westchester, CA

310.337.7417 | homesforlife.org

flightpathmuseum.com | 424.646.7284

Santa Monica, CA 90401 424.203.1104 redcross.org

Mental Health Services

Airport Marina Counseling Service 7891 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.1410 airportmarina.org

Homes for Life Foundation

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 460 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.337.7417 homesforlife.org

Peace Officer Support

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association 6080 Center Dr., 6th Fl. Westchester, CA 90045 310.242.5218 laapoa.com

Pet Care/Services

Found Animals Foundation PO Box 66370 Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.574.5780 foundanimals.org

Public Policy/Think Tank Reason Foundation

5737 Mesmer Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90230 310.391.2245 reason.org

Senior Services

Westside Pacific Villages

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 326 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.695.7030 thewpv.org

Service Club LAX Kiwanis

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.721.2869 laxkiwanis.org

Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club

Visitors Bureau

Venice-Marina-LAX Lions Club

333 S. Hope St., 18th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.624.7300 discoverlosangeles.com

PO Box 10883 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 858.337.4711 playasunrise.org Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.7449 venmarlaxlions.org

Westchester Elks Lodge #2050

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau

8025 W. Manchester Ave. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.821.3005 westchesterelks2050.org

4701 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.9900 visitmarinadelrey.com

California Institute of Health & Social Services, Inc.

PVJOBS

Social Service Agency

8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 201 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.5227 cihssinc.org

Workforce Development/ Vocational Training 4112 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90037 323.432.3955 pvjobs.org

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WE SPECIALIZE IN TAX RETURN PREPARATION • Personal Tax Returns • Partnerships • Self Employed • LLC

• Real Estate Transactions • S Corporations • 1031 Exchanges • C Corporations CALL LORY SARLO FOR AN APPOINTMENT

310.823.6363

1842 Washington Way, Venice, CA 90291 in Venice on Abbott Kinney

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Accounting/Bookkeeping Renova Consulting Group

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 312 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.622.4821 renovagroup.com

Accounting/CPA

Richard Moon & Associates

5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 1580 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.484.0800 rmacpas.com

Sarlo, Income Tax Service, Inc. 1842 Washington Way Venice, CA 90291 310.823.6363

Advertising/Marketing 1545 Media

28 N. Oak Ave., Ste. 204 Pasadena, CA 91107 626.795.3921 1545media.com

Bearly Marketing

2100 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #9 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.956.4979 bearlymarketing.com

Gusdorf Marketing Group

5900 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 425C Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 818.964.6500 gusdorfmarketing.com

J. Rosen Group

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #208 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.403.6296 jrosengroup.com

OMNI Online Solutions

21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 770 Torrance, CA 90503 800.622.9815 omnionlinesolutions.com

Banners/Signs Sign-A-Rama

630 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #9B El Segundo, CA 90245 310.322.7446 laxsigns.com

Business Consultant John Ruhlen

Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.9820

Business Training/Education Global Community Enrichment Northridge, CA 91324 310.384.6244 gce-us.com

Computer Services/ IT Support

Construction Management Consulting

8700 E. Vista Bonita Dr., Ste. 124 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 877.871.8704 inspiredata.net

6033 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 601 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.0561 jgminc.com

Inspire Data Solutions

Meridian Computer Services 8117 Manitoba St., #1 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.822.3762 meridian118.com

Techonsite

3101 Washington Blvd., Ste. C Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.800.1988 techonsite.com

TWE Solutions, Inc.

3119 Via Dolce, #302 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 888.535.9570 twe-solutions.com

Concierge Travel Services Cassis Travel Services, Inc.

Career Coaching/Training/ Speaking

9200 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 320 Los Angeles, CA 90069 310.728.1807 travelcts.com

Co-Voice

Insidersview Productions

6006 W. 75th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.3373 co-voice.com

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5520 W. 78th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.649.4824 insidersview.com

Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc.

Consulting/Public/ Government Affairs Pear Strategies

6216 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., #407 Long Beach, CA 90803 562.726.4580 pearstrategies.com

Copy Machines & Supplies One Touch Office Technology 370 Ampola Ave., Ste. 106 Torrance, CA 90501 310.320.6868 1touchoffice.com

Educational Accounting/ Reconciliation Larry Israelson

Glendale, CA 91202 818.939.8787 larryisraelson.com

Employment Agency DEC270

6080 Center Dr. Ste. 600 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.358.2700 dec270.com


Respect. Accuracy. Family.

Pronto Income Tax 4501 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066 Pronto Income Tax started as a neighborhood business looking to help people not only with their tax returns, but with their financial planning as well. As community members themselves, Pronto wanted to ensure that their neighborhood and the residents within it were taken care of today and in the future. Over 50 years later, their core beliefs haven't changed.

venice PAPARAZZI

Each day clients walk into the Pronto office to ask for advice, and nothing makes a member of the Pronto team happier than knowing they have saved someone money. When asked for the best compliment they’ve received, they mentioned their favorite testimonial, “They are excellent in every way. It’s not a hassle like most other income tax businesses.” Being a part of the neighborhood is like being part of a family, and Pronto Income Tax is here to help. They are grateful to be part of such an amazing community, and are looking forward to another 50 years of making a difference each and every day.

310.577.7530 | pronto4tax.com BOOK OUR SERVICES!

HireVP.com Facilitator/Dialogue Facilitation Woodhill Solutions

Hawthorne, CA 90250 619.540.6480 woodhillsolutions.com

Graphic Design Services The Garage Design Co. 6519 W. 86th Pl. Westchester, CA 90045 909.576.6980 thegaragedesignco.com

Insurance

Blend2Day, Financial Concepts of America 1240 N. Lakeview Ave., Ste. 170 Anaheim, CA 92807 310.780.1393 blend2day.com

Conservative Financial & Insurance Services

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #214 Westchester, CA 90045 310.877.2297

Farmers Insurance - Peter Kohly

6320 Howard B. Drollinger Way, Ste. 202 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.3430 farmersagent.com/pkohly

Jaffe Insurance Agency 13160 Mindanao Way, #204 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.827.5050 jaffeinsurance.com

New York Life - Grant Redmond 801 N. Brand Blvd., Penthouse Floor Glendale, CA 91203 818.481.1859 newyorklife.com/agent/gpredmond

New York Life - Hadas Audi 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 2200 Los Angeles, CA 90048 310.775.1099 hadasaudi.nylagents.com

Paul Major State Farm Agent 12030 Washington Blvd., Ste. A Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.482.3990 paulrmajor.com

Playa Vista Insurance Services 8055 W. Manchester Ave., Ste. 202 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 800.834.2310 playavistains.com

Internet Search Engine Google

340 Main St. Venice, CA 90291 310.310.6090 google.com

Commerce, CA 90040 310.970.8041 kesmail.com

Merchant Services

Associated Merchant Services 12539 Presnell St. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.418.4055 associatedmerchantservices.com

Office Space/Room Rentals CW Business Center

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #102 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.1024 cwbusinesscenter.com

LAX Coworking

9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #208 Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.290.8745 laxcoworking.com

Online Marketing Digital Media Diva

Los Angeles, CA 90045 213.393.6051 digitalmediadiva.com

Janitorial Services

Payroll Service

6820 La Tijera Blvd., #113 Los Angeles, CA 90045 877.248.1405 allsourcebsi.com

5777 Century Blvd., Ste. 910 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.258.9703 payrollcentric.com

All Source Building Services

PayrollCentric

Mailing Services

Photography

2930 Vail Ave.

3324 Castle Heights Ave., #201

KES Mail, Inc.

Angela Clouse

Los Angeles, CA 90034 310.853.3098 angelaclouse.com

Ballerini Cooley Studios 8242 Sunnysea Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.301.1576 bcs76.com

Glenn Marzano Photography PO Box 12407 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 310.871.2001 glennmarzano.com

Playa Photography & Digital Arts Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.968.2502

Venice Paparazzi

Venice, CA 90292 310.745.1064 venicepaparazzi.com

Printing Services Image 2000

7510 Hazeltine Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91405 818.781.2200 image-2000.com

Parviz Printing

118 E. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 213.622.8575 parvizprinting.com

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Woodhill Solutions Los Angeles, CA 90045 When Scott Woodhill of Woodhill Solutions met the LAX Coastal Chamber, it was through his LAX Coworking membership. As a recent small business owner, Woodhill was looking for an office outside of his home and was happy to find LAX Coworking within his neighborhood, and even happier to discover it included the benefits of the LAX Coastal Chamber. Since joining in August of 2014, Woodhill has used his membership to the fullest extent possible. Enthusiastically participating in as many coworking and Chamber events as he can, Woodhill has made connections that resulted in business for his company, such as a relationship with Captain Joe Stephen of the LA County Sheriff’s Department Marina del Rey Station; a relationship that translated to Woodhill Solutions conducting four sessions of conflict resolution and self-awareness training for the Captain’s Deputies, and led to that station not receiving a single complaint in the following weeks. From Leadership Academy to ChamberFest LAeXpo, Woodhill takes his membership very seriously and enjoys every moment of it.

619.540.6480 | woodhillsolutions.com

The Printing Spot

8711 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.7075 printingspot.com

Sievers/Burnett Press 1308 E. Imperial Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245 310.414.1101 sieversburnettpress.com

Production Rentals

Westside Production Rentals

Kindel Gagan

550 S. Hope St., #530 Los Angeles, CA 90071 213.624.1550 kindelgagan.com

Lee Andrews Group

818 W. 7th St., Ste. 880 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.891.2965 leeandrewsgroup.com

The Robert Group

5601 W. Slauson Ave., Ste. 101 Culver City, CA 90230 310.321.7877 westsideproductionrentals.com

3108 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039 323.669.9100 therobertgroup.com

Promotional Products

Vectis Strategies

Video Production

Security Services/Private Investigation

Video Sharing Website

6151 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 502 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.461.0340 pacpensions.com

SECO Investigative & Security Services PO Box 5099 Playa del Rey, CA 90296 310.306.8525 secoteam.com

Public Relations

Staffing Firm

Whoopla

12517 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.636.1888 caseysayre.com

Casey & Sayre, Inc.

5748 Babbitt Ave. Encino, CA 91316 310.259.8074 whoopla.com

Maleman Ink Public Relations

Public Affairs Advocacy Burns & Bouchard, Inc. 9619 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 310.802.4261 burnsbouchard.com

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #518 Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.2295

Recycling/Disposal Services

Horizon, Inc./Green Hapas

15342 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 207 Lawndale, CA 90260

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Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.577.7530 pronto4tax.com

California Pension Administrators & Consultants

Icon Blue, Inc.

5055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 305 Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.634.5301 iconblue.com

Mention this ad to receive a FREE DAY PASS to LAX Coworking!

Retirement Plans

Universal Protection Service

12947 Chadron Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250 310.538.1219 cssales.com

LA X Coworking opened on January 21, 2015 to help elevate our startup, small business and entrepreneur community, and has since helped over 250+ local professionals through workspace, programming and resources.

844.952.7298 greenhapas.com

611 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 913 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.973.4113 vectisstrategies.com

C&S Sales

Dedicated to improving public discourse.

3000 S. Robertson Blvd., #150 Los Angeles, CA 90034 310.287.3103 universalpro.com

PrideStaff

11447 Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 310.398.7900 pridestaff.com

Storage/Moving Services US Storage Centers

12700 Braddock Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.827.5454 usstoragecenters.com

Tax Preparation/Business Services Pronto, Income Tax of California 4501 S. Centinela Ave.

friedcrickets

1507 7th St., #108 Santa Monica, CA 90401 323.841.2482 friedcrickets.com

YouTube

12422 W. Bluff Creek Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 424.354.5858 youtube.com

Visual Presentations Lux Virtual

10866 Washington Blvd., #157 Culver City, CA 90232 805.895.3715 luxvirtual.com

Web Development Diamond

723 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291 424.214.5935 dws.la

Don Miller Design

PO Box 90554 Los Angeles, CA 90009 877.394.3468 donmillerdesign.com


Professional service with a personal touch.

Jane St. John, RE/MAX 155 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292 While many know that buying or selling a home can be a stressful and frustrating experience, people like Jane St. John make it their mission to complete the transaction with ease. St. John is passionate about her business, always matching her clients with the ideal home. With 25 years of experience and success working in Westside Los Angeles, St. John is a resource for anyone who chooses to use her services. Her knowledge and expertise of all things real estate has helped build her customer base, with 85% of her clients coming from personal referrals. No matter what your real estate issue is, her positive attitude and professionalism will make you feel at ease.

310.577.5300 x301 | westsidebeachhomes.com

Serving our community for over 60 years!

it would be my pleasure to assist you or a friend in real estate.

helping you to evaluate all of your real estate needs. (310) 645-5000 office • (310) 502-9991 cell rowenaake.com | rowenas1@aol.com | dre#00477968 REAL ESTATE Association/Club/Organization South Bay Association of REALTORS 22833 Arlington Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 310.326.3010 southbayaor.com

Developer/Leasing

The Ratkovich Company 700 S. Flower St., Ste. 2600 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.486.6500 ratkovich.net

TriCal Construction

4100 Del Rey Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.1100 tricalconstruction.com

Escrow Services

310.364.5200 pbcenters.com

8641 Truxton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.2398 bettybettsescrow.com

Property Management

Betty Betts Escrow Company

California Investors Escrow 7125 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.568.2701 californiainvestorsescrow.com

Executive Suites

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. 4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 500 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.496.5700 barrister-suites.com

Premier Business Centers

222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 2000 El Segundo, CA 90245

James Buck

5173 Hollywood Blvd., #101 Los Angeles, CA 90027 310.487.9184

Playa Vista Parks and Landscape Corporation 6200 Playa Vista Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.437.6070

Vitaehomes

12777 Jefferson Blvd., Bldg. D, 3rd Fl. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.890.3271 vitaehomes.com

Real Estate/Broker/Brokerage ANR Asset Management Brokerage

Peter Smyth Realtor

PO Box 11136 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.916.3648

Real Estate

4644 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.592.6859 losangelesnotarytogo.com

Keller Williams Realty - Donna Erckman

8740 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.410.9388 anrlax.com

Linda Abbot & Associates 15901 Hawthorne Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90260 310.686.5120

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Macias Realty Group, Inc.

Legado Companies

Rowena Ake Realtor

Real Estate/Development/ Leasing

2101 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 3205 El Segundo, CA 90245 310.341.4664 maciasrealtygroup.com 8409 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.645.5000 rowenaake.com

Stephanie Younger Group | Teles Properties 444 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 424.270.1780 stephanieyounger.com

Real Estate/Commercial The Bridge Group

1237 S. Victoria Ave., Ste. 506 Oxnard, CA 93035 805.263.6455 the-bridge-group.com

121 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310.432.0800 legadocompanies.com

Marina Towers

4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 222 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.821.0777 brookfieldproperties.com

Real Estate/Investments Clement Partners

13456 Beach Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.487.1476 clementpartners.com

Real Estate/Management Decron Properties

Real Estate/Developer

6222 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 90048 323.556.6600 decronproperties.com

12045 E. Waterfront Dr., Ste. 400 Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.448.4629 playavista.com

8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #130 Westchester, CA 90045 310.417.8048 drollingerproperties.com

Brookfield Residential Playa Vista

KB Home, Los Angeles & Ventura Urban

25152 Springfield Ct., Ste. 180 Valencia, CA 91355 661.219.6870 kbhome.com

Drollinger Properties

E & S Ring Management Corporation

6601 Center Dr. W., Ste. 600 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.337.5400 esring.com

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Pacific Ocean Management, LLC

Rodeo Realty

Team Crockett @ CCR Properties

4644 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 323.702.1879 theluxerealestateconcierge.com

Vasile Properties - Airport Plaza

124 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.418.8040 firstlight-realestate.com

13737 Fiji Way C10 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.6866 PO Box 45789 Westchester, CA 90045 310.641.3383 teamcrockett.com

RE/MAX Estate Properties Chad Cole

1117 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301 310.216.7100 vasileproperties.com

The Real Estate Consultants Philip Gilboy

Real Estate/Residential Berman Kandel Freed

124 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.424.5512 bermankandel.com

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Kerri Jones 6020 Seabluff Dr., Ste. 3 Playa Vista, CA 90094 866.500.KERI kerrijonesrealty.com

Jane St. John, RE/MAX 155 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.577.5300 x301 westsidebeachhomes.com

Nanci Edwards Realtor 7151 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.645.7785 nanciedwards.com

7151 W. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.7653 therealestateconsultants.com

Russell Real Estate Group 150 S. Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 626.695.2576 russellrg.com

Teresa Peters Executive Realtors 6080 Center Dr., Ste. 600 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.665.1145 teresapetersoffice.com

Zacha Homes

6605 W. 80th St. Westchester, CA 90045 310.215.1981 zachahomes.com

Residential Lending Stearns Lending

1230 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 300 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.926.0844 stearnshomeloans.com


Being the owner of this great business makes me realize I made it.

Trophymasters 8331 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 Trophymasters, your custom plaque one-stop-shop, has been engraving and personalizing awards for over 45 years. As a family-owned and operated business, they are known in the community for their wonderful customer service, striving to treat each customer like family instead of focusing solely on sales. Owner Antonio Aguilar consistently invests in this community and his clientele, fondly recalling donating plaques to Westchester High and Loyola Village Elementary School. “We value the gratitude people show when you give them a plaque or token of appreciation.” Trophymasters has always been the LAX Coastal Chamber’s go-to for all award and recognition needs since they joined the organization in 1993. “I came to this country with $50 in my pocket and one change of clothes,” Aguilar said. “Being the owner of this great business makes me realize I made it.”

310.670.6443 | trophymasterstore.com

RETAIL Automobile Sales

LA Car Guy Family of Dealers 1501 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.309.1300 lexussantamonica.com

Car Care REIN

8117 Manchester Ave., #325 Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.855.4513 rein.co

Club Store

310.310.2546 playavistafm.com

1399 W. Artesia Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247 310.532.0779 samsclub.com

Florist

Sam’s Club

Electronics/Accessories Belkin

12045 Waterfront Dr. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.751.5100 belkin.com

Farmer’s Market

Playa Vista Farmer’s Market Playa Vista, CA 90405

Footwear

Skechers USA, Inc.

Flowers by Felicia

8428 Pershing Dr. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 310.305.1200 flowersbyfeliciapdr.com

LA International Floral 8635 Truxton Ave. Westchester, CA 90045 310.641.1003 lainternationalflorist.com

330 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.318.3100 x4134 skechers.com

Garden Center

Marina del Rey Garden Center 13198 Mindanao Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.5956 marinagardencenter.com

Gas Station Airport Arco

9200 Aviation Blvd.

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Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.649.8877

Grocery Story Gelson’s Market

13455 Maxella Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.306.2952 gelsons.com

Whole Foods Market Playa Vista 12746 Jefferson Blvd. Playa Vista, CA 90094 310.862.9900 wholefoodsmarket.com

Jewelers

Ozel Jewelers

Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.823.1112 bartelsharley.com

Carson, CA 90746 310.801.4231 tablift.com

Natural Food Market

Shopping Center

13208 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.306.8330 rainbowacresca.com

13450 Maxella Ave., Ste. 240 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.827.1740 villamarinamarketplace.com

Rainbow Acres Natural Foods Washington Blvd.

Online Retailer

Abundance for All, Inc.

6310 Howard B. Drollinger Way, Ste. 216 Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.436.5760

Personal Grooming Supplies

4718 1/4 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.301.9797 ozels.com

Dollar Shave Club

Motorcycles

Product Development

Harley Davidson 4141 Lincoln Blvd.

13335 Maxella Ave. Marina del Rey, CA 90292 424.653.7723 dollarshaveclub.com

Nbryte

1070 E. Dominguez St., Ste. F

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Marina Marketplace

The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center 6081 Center Dr., Ste. 202A Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.8073 hhpromenade.com

Waterside, Marina del Rey 101 The Grove Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.900.8000 shopwaterside.com

Westfield Culver City

6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 2820 Culver City, CA 90230

310.390.7833 westfield.com

Trophies/Plaque Trophymasters

8331 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.6443 trophymasterstore.com

Watch Sales/Service

Westchester Watch Works 630 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #12B El Segundo, CA 90245 310.640.1074 westchesterwatchworks.com


LAX is undergoing an amazing transformation! LAX Is Happening As the busiest origin and destination airport in the world, LAX is in the midst of one of the largest public works renovations in history. With zero taxpayer dollars, the modernization of LAX has pumped billions of dollars into the Los Angeles economy and created almost 40,000 new jobs, and still has more to go. The extensiveness of this project is not its only noteworthy aspect: mindful of sustainability, the new Central Utility Plant of LAX was made with recycled building materials to optimize energy efficiency, and over one billion dollars has been spent toward the safety and security of the airport. Plus, the crown jewel of these modernizations is the new Tom Bradley International Terminal, or TBIT. Designed by fellow Chamber member Fentress Architects, TBIT provides 18 new gates, luxury designer brands, and delicious eateries for its travelers to choose from.

Charles Bassett,

With additional projects ahead the renovations at LAX are a sight to behold, and promise even more.

the L&R Group of Companies, is our Chair-Elect and will come into his position as Chairman of the Board in June, 2016.

laxishappening.com

TRANSPORTATION & AVIATION SERVICES Aerospace

The Boeing Company 2260 E. Imperial Hwy. El Segundo, CA 90740 562.797.2020 boeing.com

Aircraft Maintenance/ Service LAXFUEL Corporation 9900 LAX Fuel Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.646.1202

Mercury Air Group, Inc.

2780 Skypark Dr., Ste. 300 Torrance, CA 90505 310.827.2737 mercuryairgroup.com

310.665.5507 southwest.com

310.322.2775 concourseconcessions.com

651.429.3614 smartecarte.com

United Airlines, Inc.

Concourse Ventures, Inc.

Automobile Service/Repair

1 World Way, Terminal Seven Los Angeles, CA 90045 650.634.5980 united.com

Airline Services

Aviation Safeguards

8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 300 Westchester, CA 90045 310.981.4530 commandsecurity.com

Airport

Los Angeles World Airports 1 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 424.646.5252 lawa.aero

2373 N. Hobart Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 323.661.3867

DFS NorthAmerica 1580 Francisco St. Torrance, CA 90501 310.783.6600 dfsgalleria.com

HMSHost Corporation 201 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.646.4471 hmshost.com

I Love L.A.

Airline

Airport Concessionaire

13701 Cimarron Ave. Gardena, CA 90249 310.353.2411 ilovelaconcessions.com

100 World Way, Rm. 328 Los Angeles, CA 90045

880 Parkview Dr. North El Segundo, CA 90245

4455 White Bear Pkwy. St. Paul, MN 55110

Southwest Airlines Co.

Concourse Concessions, Inc.

SmarteCarte, Inc.

Loyola Automotive

8314 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.670.0822 loyolaautomotive.com

Automobile/Rentals Amped Car Rental

Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.909.6167 ampedcar.com

MPG Car Rental

2423 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310.305.0505 mpgcarrental.com

Charter Bus/Tours

Corporate Coach Charter & Tours, Inc. 150 W. Ivy Ave. Inglewood, CA 90302 310.216.1171 ccctours.com

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Parking Facilities

The Parking Spot on Century Blvd. 5701 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.0947 theparkingspot.com

The Parking Spot on Sepulveda Blvd. 9101 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.642.0947 theparkingspot.com

WallyPark

990 W. 8th Street, Ste. 600 Los Angeles, CA 90017 213.784.2880 wallypark.com

Transportation/Services SuperShuttle

531 Van Ness Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 310.222.5500 supershuttle.com

Transportation/Taxi Bell Cab Co.

13030 Cerise Ave.

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Hawthorne, CA 90250 888.481.2345 labellcab.com

Van Rentals

State Van Rental

9020 Bellanca Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310.641.7000 statevan.com

Southwest Airlines, proud Chamber Member since 2005, celebrated its 45th year in business in 2016.

Congratulations!


A-Z MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY 1545 Media.....................................................................................54 18|8 Fine Men's Salons..................................................................43 a. hartrodt......................................................................................42 Able Freight Services, Inc.............................................................41 Abundance for All, Inc.................................................................60 Adcom Worldwide - A Radiant Global Logistics Company.......41 Adopt & Shop................................................................................42 Advanced Urology Medical...........................................................51 Aesthetic Legal.............................................................................49 AG PAC, Inc.....................................................................................41 Air Power International Express (U.S.A), Inc.............................41 Air Tiger Express USA, Inc..........................................................41 Airport Arco..................................................................................59 Airport Marina Counseling Service...........................................53 Airport Podiatry Group................................................................51 Air-Sea Forwarders, Inc...............................................................41 All Logistics Cargo, Inc..................................................................41 All Source Building Services........................................................55 Alliant Credit Union.....................................................................36 Allied Feather & Down Corp.......................................................50 AMC Marina Marketplace...........................................................35 American Apparel........................................................................50 American Red Cross of Santa Monica Bay...............................52 Ameriprise Financial....................................................................36 Amped Car Rental.........................................................................61 Angela Clouse...............................................................................55 Anike Tourse.................................................................................33 テ]imo Westside Charter Middle School...................................32 ANR Asset Management Brokerage..........................................57 Apex Logistics International, Inc................................................41 Apollo Freight, Inc.........................................................................41 Aramex International...................................................................41 ARC Air Logistics, Inc.....................................................................41 Argonaut, The................................................................................24 Arup..............................................................................................29 Associated Merchant Services..................................................55 Austin Commercial......................................................................29 Aviation Safeguards......................................................................61 Ballerini Cooley Studios.............................................................55 Barrister Executive Suites, Inc...................................................57 Bay Club at Howard Hughes, The...............................................43 BDP International, Inc...................................................................41 Bearly Marketing..........................................................................54 Beauty Beach Lounge.................................................................43 Belkin.........................................................................................59 Bell Cab Co.....................................................................................62 Benny's Tacos & Chicken Rotisserie...................................39, 40 Berman Kandel Freed.................................................................58 Betty Betts Escrow Company..............................................57, 58 Beverage Warehouse..................................................................39 BiiBiip..........................................................................................40 Blend2Day, Financial Concepts of America.............................55 Blue Pacific Boating....................................................................33 Boeing Company, The..................................................................61 Brennan's Pub..............................................................................39 Bridge Group, The........................................................................58 Broadway Gymnastics School....................................................43 Brookfield Residential Playa Vista.....................................IFC, 58 Bryan Cave, LLP............................................................................49 Buck, James..................................................................................57 Buffalo Wild Wings.......................................................................39 Burns & Bouchard, Inc................................................................56 Byrnes Logistics.............................................................................41 C&S Sales......................................................................................56 C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.....................................................41 Cafe del Rey..................................................................................40 California Highway Patrol............................................................24 California Institute of Health & Social Services, Inc..............53 *Advertiser

California Investors Escrow.......................................................57 California Pension Administrators & Consultants.................56 California Trading Group, Inc. DBA Apparel Deals..................50 California Yacht Club..................................................................35 Can We Talk Health Education...................................................31 Cantalini's Express......................................................................39 Cantalini's Salerno Beach Restaurant.....................................40 Carmichael International Service..............................................41 Carousel School..........................................................................32 Casey & Sayre, Inc.......................................................................56 Cassis Travel Services, Inc.........................................................54 Cedars-Sinai...............................................................................51 Celebrations Mobile DJ Service...............................................35 CEVA Logistics..............................................................................41 Chevron Products Co.................................................................25 ChowNow.............................................................................40 Chrome Hearts Eyewear LLC...................................................50 Chrome Hearts LLC....................................................................50 Cinemark 18 & XD at the Howard Hughes Promenade..........35 Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15...........................35 Cinemark Playa Vista Runway..................................................35 Clement Partners.......................................................................58 Coffee Company, The................................................................40 Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Kerri Jones.......................57, 58 Commodity Forwarders, Inc.......................................................41 Communications 'A La Carte'.....................................................45 Community Outreach and Opportunity Programs.................31 Concourse Concessions, Inc.......................................................61 Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles Airport, The...................46, 47 Concourse Ventures, Inc.............................................................61 Conservative Financial & Insurance Services........................55 Constellation New Energy, Inc..................................................25 ConvosLive Mobile App..............................................................35 Corporate Coach Charter & Tours, Inc......................................61 Courtyard By Marriott Los Angeles Westside.........................47 Courtyard LAX/El Segundo......................................................47 Co-Voice.....................................................................................54 Cowan Avenue Elementary School.........................................32 CW Business Center....................................................................55 Dachser Transport of America, Inc............................................41 Daily Breeze..................................................................................24 Dave & Buster's...........................................................................33 DEC270.......................................................................................54 Decron Properties.......................................................................58 Del Dental Group...........................................................................51 Del Rey Deli Co..............................................................................40 Denny's Restaurant #1918.........................................................40 DFS NorthAmerica.......................................................................61 DHL Global Forwarding................................................................41 Diamond.......................................................................................56 Dibble Institute, The.....................................................................31 Dickerson Employee Benefits...................................................37 Digital Media Diva........................................................................55 Dollar Shave Club........................................................................60 Dolphin Marina Apartments......................................................48 Don Miller Design........................................................................56 DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside...........................47 Dreamgirl International.............................................................50 Drollinger Properties..............................................................5, 58 DSV Air & Sea, Inc........................................................................41 E & S Ring Management Corporation................................48, 58 Edward Jones..............................................................................36 El Camino College SBDC..............................................................31 El Segundo Catering Company, LLC.........................................39 Embassy Suites LAX North.......................................................47 Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club............................52 EmpowerTech............................................................................32 Epithereal...................................................................................44

Esprit Marina del Rey.........................................................................48 Eureka Restaurant Group..................................................................40 Euro Soccer USA, L.L.C......................................................................44 European Wax Center.........................................................................44 Express Line Corporation...................................................................41 Extra Space Storage...........................................................................45 Fantasea Yachts & Yacht Club..........................................................33 Farmers Insurance - Peter Kohly......................................................55 Fentress Architects............................................................................29 Ferrufino Interiors/Budget Blinds...................................................45 Fetch....................................................................................................42 First Bank.............................................................................................36 First Citizens Bank..............................................................................36 Flight Path Learning Center and Museum................................52, 53 Flowers by Felicia...............................................................................59 Forty55 Lofts.......................................................................................48 Found Animals Foundation........................................................52, 53 Fountain Park at Playa Vista............................................................48 Four Points by Sheraton LAX...........................................................47 Fresh Brothers.....................................................................................40 friedcrickets....................................................................................56 Friends of Ballona Wetlands..............................................................52 G2 Gallery, The....................................................................................33 Game Sports Bar Restaurant & Lounge, The................................39 Garage Design Co., The......................................................................55 Gateway to LA.....................................................................................52 Gelson's Market...................................................................................60 Get REAL Creative, Inc........................................................................31 Glenn Marzano Photography............................................................55 Global Community Enrichment........................................................54 Goethe International Charter School..............................................32 Golden Bridge International, Inc........................................................41 Golding + Lamothe..............................................................................49 Google..................................................................................................55 GP Homestay.........................................................................................31 Grandpoint Bank.................................................................................36 Gusdorf Marketing Group..................................................................54 H&S Wealth Management.................................................................36 Hair Analysis........................................................................................43 Halstrom Academy.............................................................................32 Happy Puppy Dog Training................................................................42 Harley Davidson..................................................................................60 Hayward Meridian, Inc.........................................................................41 Head to Toe Salon.......................................................................43, 44 HeadQuarters Salon...........................................................................43 Hilton Garden Inn................................................................................47 Hilton Los Angeles Airport.................................................................47 HMSHost Corporation.........................................................................61 Hollywood Park Casino...............................................................33, 34 Holy Nativity Parish.............................................................................52 Homes for Life Foundation...............................................................53 HomeTown News...........................................................................14, 24 Honorable Ben Allen, 26th District Senator....................................25 Honorable Mike Bonin, 11th District Councilmember..................25 Honorable Barbara Boxer, United States Senator........................25 Honorable Jerry Brown, California State Governor.....................25 Honorable Autumn Burke, 62nd District Assemblymember......25 Honorable John Chiang, California State Treasurer....................25 Honorable Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator....................25 Honorable Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney.......................25 Honorable Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Mayor..........................25 Honorable Isadore Hall, III, 35th District Senator..........................25 Honorable Don Knabe, 4th District Supervisor..............................25 Honorable Ted Lieu, 33rd Congressional District........................25 Honorable Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State.................25 Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District Supervisor...........25 Honorable Maxine Waters, 43rd Congressional District..............25 Honorable Betty Yee, California State Controller.........................25

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Horizon, Inc./Green Hapas.........................................................56 Hornblower Cruises & Events............................................33, 35 Hotel MdR - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel...............................47 Hudson Clothing, LLC.................................................................50 I Love L.A........................................................................................61 Icon Blue, Inc................................................................................56 Image 2000..................................................................................55 IMAX..............................................................................................35 In Style by Bobbie......................................................................43 Industrial Lock & Security, Inc.................................................45 Inn at Marina del Rey..................................................................47 Inn at Playa del Rey.....................................................................47 Inn at Venice Beach, The............................................................47 Insidersview Productions...........................................................54 Inspire Data Solutions................................................................54 InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.................................47 Israelson, Larry.............................................................................54 J. P. Morgan Chase.......................................................................37 J. Rosen Group.............................................................................54 Jaffe Insurance Agency.............................................................55 Jamaica Bay Inn...........................................................................47 James G. Wiley Co........................................................................41 James Perse Enterprises, Inc...................................................50 Jane St. John, RE/MAX Estate Properties............................58 JAS Forwarding USA, Inc...........................................................41 Jeff Blair Fitness.........................................................................44 Jen Law Firm..............................................................................49 Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc..................................................54 Jersey Mike's................................................................................40 Jet Pro, Inc.....................................................................................41 Just Chill.......................................................................................39 Kaiser Permanente.......................................................................51 KB Home, Los Angeles & Ventura Urban...................................58 Keller Williams Realty - Donna Erckman..................................57 Kentwood Elementary School...................................................32

Kentwood Players.........................................................................35 KES Mail, Inc..................................................................................55 Khashayar Khodadadi, D.D.S........................................................51 Kiewit Infrastructure West Co....................................................29 Kindel Gagan..................................................................................56 Kitchen Store, The........................................................................45 Koral Industries, LLC....................................................................50 Kuehne & Nagel, Inc......................................................................41 LA Car Guy Family of Dealers.....................................................59 LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors.....................4, 24 LA County Fire Department........................................................24 LA County Life Guards..................................................................24 LA International Floral.................................................................59 LAPD - Aiport Detail....................................................................24 LAPD - Pacific Area.....................................................................24 Larchmont Financial Management Co......................................37 LaRocco's Pizzeria........................................................................40 Law Office of Edgar Saenz.........................................................49 Law Office of Erik J. Davis............................................................49 Law Office of LaVonne Lawson.................................................49 Law Offices of Dan Fligsten........................................................49 LAX Coworking..............................................................................55 LAX Kiwanis...................................................................................53 LAXFUEL Corporation...................................................................61 Lee Andrews Group.....................................................................56 Legado Companies.......................................................................58 Leman USA, Inc..............................................................................41 Life Adjustment Team, The..........................................................51 Linda Abbot & Associates............................................................57 Long Beach Downtown Courtyard by Marriott.......................47 Los Angeles Airport Marriott......................................................47 Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association......................53 Los Angeles Arts Collective....................................................43, 44 Los Angeles City Fire Department #5.........................................24 Los Angeles City Fire Department #67.......................................24

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Los Angeles Clippers......................................................................35 Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department..................................24 Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.......................23, 24 Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion 4 'A'............................24 Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.................................53 Los Angeles World Airport Police................................................24 Los Angeles World Airports...................................................IBC, 61 Loyola Automotive...........................................................................61 Loyola Marymount University................................................30, 32 Loyola Village Elementary.............................................................32 Lux Virtual.......................................................................................56 Macias Realty Group, Inc...............................................................58 Maleman Ink Public Relations.......................................................56 Manchester Lock & Security..........................................................45 Marc S. Simmons, O.D., Inc..........................................................51 Marina City Club Promenade & Marina......................................48 Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau.......................1, 53 Marina del Rey Garden Center.....................................................59 Marina del Rey Historical Society................................................52 Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade...........................................52 Marina del Rey Hospital..............................................................2, 51 Marina del Rey Hotel.......................................................................47 Marina del Rey Lessees Association...........................................52 Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel......................................................47 Marina del Rey Sheriff's Support Unit........................................24 Marina del Rey Sportfishing...................................................35, 64 Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage..................................48 Marina Marketplace........................................................................60 Marina Towers.................................................................................58 Mariners Village...............................................................................48 Mathnasium of El Segundo..........................................................32 Mathnasium of Marina del Rey....................................................32 Maxfreight Intl. Logistics.................................................................41 McClintock Dental Group.................................................................51 Melody Bar & Grill............................................................................39


Melody Pizza.................................................................................40 Menchie's...........................................................................40 Mercury Air Group, Inc.................................................................61 Meridian Computer Services.....................................................54 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.............24 Mission Montessori Academy.....................................................31 Molly Maid of Playa Vista............................................................45 Monster Energy Company.........................................................39 Montjoy Enterprises....................................................................35 MPG Car Rental............................................................................61 Mustol Music.................................................................................35 Myer Architects............................................................................45 Nanci Edwards Realtor...............................................................58 Nbryte................................................................................60 Nelson & Natale...........................................................................49 New International House of Worship........................................52 New York Life - Grant Redmond...............................................55 New York Life - Hadas Audi.......................................................55 Newtrans Overseas, Inc..............................................................41 NNR Global Logistics USA, Inc................................................41 NOWaccount.............................................................................37 Ocean Charter School.................................................................32 Ojakian Tennis, Inc........................................................................44 OMNI Online Solutions................................................................54 One Touch Office Technology.....................................................54 Onestop Internet, Inc....................................................................41 Open Magnet Charter Elementary School.............................32 Opportunity Fund........................................................................37 Otis College of Art and Design..................................................32 Ozel Jewelers..............................................................................60 Pacific Area Booster Association..............................................24 Pacific Area LAX Field Services Division................................24 Pacific Ocean Management, LLC..............................................58 Pacific Pet Transport..................................................................42 Packair Airfreight, Inc..................................................................41 Panalpina, Inc................................................................................41 Paradise Bound Yacht Charters...............................................33 Parking Spot, The.......................................................................62 Parsons..................................................................................29 Parviz Printing.............................................................................55 Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet School......................32 Paul Major State Farm Agent....................................................55 PayrollCentric...........................................................................55 PDR Paws & Pads.........................................................................42 Pear Strategies............................................................................54 Pepperdine University Graziadio School.................................32 Perfect Ink, Inc............................................................................50 Peter Smyth Realtor...................................................................57 Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz......................................................49 Playa Pharmacy............................................................................51 Playa Photography & Digital Arts.............................................55 Playa Physical Therapy................................................................51 Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club......................................52, 53 Playa Vista Elementary School.................................................32 Playa Vista Farmer's Market......................................................59 Playa Vista Insurance Services, Inc.........................................55 Playa Vista Medical Center.........................................................51 Playa Vista Parks and Landscape Corporation......................57 Plotkin Properties........................................................................37 Pre-Health Dreamers..................................................................31 Premier Business Centers..........................................................57 PrideStaff...................................................................................56 Primex International Trading Corp..........................................40 Printing Spot, The......................................................................56 Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, The....................33, 60 Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc........................................56 Proud Bird Restaurant, The........................................................40 PVJOBS......................................................................................53 QART.COM................................................................................33 Race Communications................................................................25 Rainbow Acres Natural Foods Washington Blvd....................60 Ratkovich Company, The............................................................57 *Advertiser

RE/MAX Estate Properties - Chad Cole........................................58 Real Estate Consultants - Philip Gilboy, The..................................58 Reason Foundation...........................................................................53 Reese Financial Services.................................................................37 Referral Packing Moving Service....................................................45 Regatta Capital Group LLC..............................................................37 REIN.................................................................................................59 Remedy Pain Solutions.....................................................................51 Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel.......................................47 Renova Consulting Group...............................................................54 Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX..............................47 Richard Moon & Associates............................................................54 Rise & Shine Catering......................................................................39 Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, The............................................26, 47 Robert Group, The............................................................................56 Rock-It Cargo.....................................................................................41 Rodeo Realty.....................................................................................58 Rodi Pollock Pettker Christian & Pramov....................................49 Rodolfo Corral, Inc. - Custom House Brokers...............................41 Rowena Ake Realtor..................................................................57, 58 RTI Consulting, Inc.........................................................................29 Ruhlen, John.....................................................................................54 Russell Real Estate Group...............................................................58 Ruth's Chris Steak House..............................................................40 Salvation Army, Inglewood Citadel Corps..................................32 Sam's Club.........................................................................................59 Sarlo Income Tax Service, Inc........................................................54 Schomer Law Group........................................................................49 SECO Investigative & Security Services.....................................56 Senderex Cargo, Inc..........................................................................41 SERVPRO of Marina del Rey.........................................................45 Seven For All Mankind....................................................................50 Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel...........................................47 Sievers/Burnett Press.....................................................................56 Sign-A-Rama...............................................................................54 Silicon Beach Philharmonic & Singers..........................................33 Skanska.......................................................................................28, 29 Skechers USA, Inc............................................................................59 SmarteCarte, Inc...............................................................................61 SoCalGas......................................................................................25 Soccer Shots.....................................................................................44 South Bay Association of REALTORS............................................57 South Bay Workforce Investment Board.....................................32 Southern California Edison.............................................................25 Southern California Lodge #529, Masons of California.............52 Southwest Airlines Co......................................................................61 Spa Soleil Massage...........................................................................44 St. Anastasia School.........................................................................32 St. Bernard High School..................................................................32 St. Jerome School............................................................................32 State Van Rental...............................................................................62 Stearns Lending................................................................................58 Stephanie Younger Group | Teles Properties........................BC, 58 STRABAG Corp.................................................................................29 Super 8 Los Angeles/LAX Airport Motel.......................................47 SuperShuttle...................................................................................62 Sustainable Law Group, PC............................................................49 Sylvan Learning of Culver City......................................................32 Systems Training Center..................................................................43 Team Crockett @ CCR Properties, Inc...........................................58 Techonsite.......................................................................................54 Teresa Peters Executive Realtors, Inc..........................................58. Things That Matter...........................................................................37 Thunderbird Knights, LLC..............................................................35 Tony P's Dockside Grill......................................................................40 Torrance Marriott..............................................................................47 Transgroup Worldwide Logistics.....................................................41 Treehouse California Almonds, LLC..............................................40 Tribeca Urban....................................................................................48 TriCal Construction...........................................................................57 Trophymasters............................................................................60 Truxton's American Bistro.......................................................38, 40

Turner Construction.....................................................................29 TWE Solutions, Inc.......................................................................54 U.S. Bank.........................................................................................36 U.S. Coast Guard.............................................................................24 U-Freight Limited...........................................................................41 Unicon Logistics..............................................................................41 United Airlines, Inc.........................................................................61 Universal Protection Service.......................................................56 University of West Los Angeles...................................................32 UPS Supply Chain Solutions.........................................................41 UPS Supply Chain Solutions - Inglewood..................................41 Urban Plates............................................................................38, 40 US Storage Centers.......................................................................56 USC Sea Grant Program...............................................................31 UTI, United States..........................................................................41 Vasile Properties - Airport Plaza................................................58 Vectis Strategies............................................................................56 Venice High School.................................................................30, 32 Venice Lutheran School...............................................................32 Venice Paparazzi...........................................................................55 Venice-Marina-LAX Lions Club..................................................53 Ventana, The...................................................................................48 Verdego Design, LLC.....................................................................45 Vergari & Napolitano....................................................................49 Verizon.........................................................................................25 Villa del Mar Apartments & Marina............................................48 Viprinet Americas.........................................................................25 Visitation School............................................................................32 Vitaehomes.................................................................................57 Voss, Silverman & Braybrooke, LLP...........................................49 WallyPark....................................................................................62 Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors..........................................29 Warehouse Restaurant, The........................................................40 Water and Power Community Credit Union.............................36 Water PT Specialists......................................................................44 Water Replenishment District.....................................................24 Waterside, Marina del Rey...........................................................60 We the People................................................................................49 Wells Fargo...............................................................................36, 37 West Basin Municipal Water District...........................................24 Westchester Association..............................................................52 Westchester Elks Lodge #2050.................................................53 Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets..................................32 Westchester Family YMCA.....................................................44, 52 Westchester Lutheran Church & School...................................32 Westchester Secondary Charter School...................................32 Westchester Town Center B.I.D..................................................52 Westchester Vitalization Corp...................................................52 Westchester Watch Works...........................................................60 Westside Pacific Villages..............................................................53 Westfield Culver City....................................................................60 Westin Los Angeles Airport..........................................................47 Westport Heights Elementary School.......................................32 Westside Neighborhood School..................................................32 Westside Production Rentals.......................................................56 Whiskey Red's................................................................................40 Whole Foods Market Playa Vista................................................60 Whoopla......................................................................................56 Wildfox Couture, LLC..................................................................50 WISH Charter.................................................................................32 Woodhill Solutions........................................................................55 World Exchange..............................................................................41 Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet......................................32 Yasmin Pilates, LLC.......................................................................44 Yogurtland Marina del Rey...........................................................40 Yogurtland Westchester...............................................................40 Yoobi..............................................................................................32 Yoshinoya America, Inc................................................................40 YouTube.......................................................................................56 Zacha Homes.................................................................................58 Zippy Shell......................................................................................45

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ONE LAST LOOK The LAX Coastal Chamber staff is happy to be your LAX Coastal neighbor As #yourlocalchamber staff, the man and women that work behind the scenes at the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce are proud to serve such an amazing neighborhood. With differing titles and varying responsibilities (and definitely a multitude of strengths), each staff member works hard to build better relationships between local businesses, government and residents. But when we aren't working hard, albeit not very often, we are able to enjoy all this community has to offer. From its weather to its views to its eateries, the LAX Coastal community is definitely the place to work, live and play, so we are here to tell you what we love most about living the LAX Coastal way. Christina Davis, our President/CEO, has been with the LAX Coastal Chamber for over 11 years and has lived as an LAX Coastal neighbor her entire life, and she has always loved to take in the sites of our community. From the beautiful Ballona Wetlands to the drive down Lincoln to the Marina after a strong rain, from

seeing the planes take off over the ocean from the hills of Playa to the magical lights of the LAX pylons, the views from our communities are breathtaking. Chamberlain Duru, our Vice President of Membership, moved to Los Angeles in 2004 from his hometown in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has so many favorites in his new community that he can't limit it to just one. Whether he is at the Westchester Golf Course driving range, playing basketball at LA Fitness in Playa Vista, or grabbing a drink at Melody Bar & Grill, he is enjoying LAX Coastal living at its finest. Kirby Israelson, our Creative Director, is in her third year of "making things pretty." When she isn't behind her laptop or hosting push-up competitions, she loves to enjoy the LAX Coastal sights on her feet. Often joining our President on early morning runs along Playa del Rey's beaches, or sneaking out of the office to watch planes land and wave at her alma mater Otis College of Art and Design as she jogs down Westchester Parkway, Kirby might complain about

her asthma but she never complains about the view. Judith Ciancimino, our Office Manager, is a longtime Los Angeles resident and really loves working on parades like the LAX Coastal Fourth of July Parade and the Holiday Boat Parade. As anyone who knows her will attest, she tries to never leave the LAX Coastal area, because if it's not here she doesn't need it! Christine Sung, our Business Relations Manager, loves making an impact by helping our local small businesses grow. She loves to visit and patronize our members, no matter how small, because she knows that even one customer can help make a difference to their company. Sandra Saldaña, our Communication & Administrative Specialist, loves being surrounded by the greatest community, coworkers and food! From Truxton’s to Yogurtland, all within walking distance of the Paradise Building, you can’t go wrong around here. The staff of the LAX Coastal Chamber is excited to serve this community and happy to be your neighbor.

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