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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presents

HEROES of HOLLYWOOD Awards Luncheon




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Dear Friends, It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2017 Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon! Each year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation honors individuals, businesses, and organizations that make a difference in our community. I commend the excellent work of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as a community partner and voice for the vibrant business community in Hollywood. It is my pleasure to recognize today路VKRQRUHHs: x Baydsar Thomasian x Beatrice Girmala x John Lyons x Pink路s Hot Dogs Thank you WRWRGD\路s honorees for their dedicated service and inspiration to our community. Thank you to toGD\路s event organizers who made this special luncheon possible. accept my warm wishes for a memorable and successful event! Sincerely,

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BETTY T. YEE California State Controller

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 6255 Sunset Blvd. #150 Los Angeles, CA 90028 Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2017 Heroes of Hollywood Award Luncheon hosted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation. I would like to extend a sincere congratulations and thank you to the following honorees of the 2017 Heroes for their dedicated efforts to Hollywood as they are the embodiment of both individuals and organizations that are true heroes in the Hollywood community. Congratulations to Baydsar Thomasian Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de León; Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, Director, Office of Special Operations, Los Angeles Police Department; John Lyons, Owner, Avalon Hollywood and 3LQN·V+RW'RJV. I would also like to extend a congratulations to Donelle Dadigan, Founder & President, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building for receiving the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant and 1DQF\2·'HOO, Television Host, Entertainment Journalist, Entertainment Tonight for being the recipient of the Mary Pickford Award. Finally, thank you to the Chamber and all the sponsors who have made this event a success and constantly work to keep Hollywood afloat. Thank you, Adrin Nazarian Assemblymember 46th District

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It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2017

HEROES of HOLLYWOOD awards luncheon. We are here today, at the lovely Taglyan Cultural Complex, to honor true heroes from our community who continue to make a difference every day. To our sponsors and guests, a heartfelt thanks for your generous support. Also, thank you to our dedicated committee members and to all the board members of the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation. Congratulations to all of our honorees on this special day! Sincerely, Carole Sarian

Cindy Braun

2017 Heroes of Hollywood Planning Committee Event Co-chair

2017 Heroes of Hollywood Planning Committee Event Co-chair


Congratulations to The Heroes of Hollywood Co-chairs Carole Sarian and Cindy Braun for an extraordinary event. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our Hollywood Community!

We proudly salute Introduction Leron Gubler President & CEO, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Fariba Kalantari, DDS Chair, Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Lunch Break and Live Auction Former Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Auctioneer Introduction of George Pennachio, Emcee Carole Sarian and Cindy Braun Heroes of Hollywood Event Co-chairs Presentation of Mary Pickford Award George Pennachio, Emcee, ABC7 Carole Sarian and Cindy Braun Presentation of Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant George Pennachio, Emcee, ABC7 Carole Sarian and Cindy Braun Presentation of Heroes of Hollywood Awards George Pennachio, Emcee, ABC7 Carole Sarian and Cindy Braun Closing Remarks Fariba Kalantari, DDS

HEROES of HOLLYWOOD 2017 Heroes Beatrice Girmala John Lyons Baydsar Thomasian Pink’s Hot Dogs

Mary Pickford Award Honoree Nancy O’Dell

Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant Donelle Dadigan

Since 1921... Promoting and enhancing the business, cultural and civic well-being of the greater Hollywood community.

George Pennacchio Emcee Entertainment Reporter, ABC7 THANK YOU FOR YOUR GRACIOUS RECOGNITION OF

A Hollywood Legend Since 1939

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Our Emcee George Pennacchio is the entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and he also hosts the stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oscars specials. He joined ABC7 in 1996. During his broadcasting career, George has won three Emmy Awards for his work. He has also been honored with The Press Award by The Publicists Guild of America for his coverage of the entertainment industry. He's only one of four journalists who have received The Critics' Critic Award from The Broadcast Film Critics Association, North America's largest critics group. While on assignment in South Africa in 2007 to cover the opening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lion Kingâ&#x20AC;? on stage in its homeland, George did a series of reports involving entertainment, health and social programs that empower the women of South Africa with connections here in Southern California. George serves on the board of the charity group, The Thalians, which raises money for the maintenance of the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He and his wife, Erin, also support various greyhound charities devoted to saving the dogs once their racing days are over.

Nancy O’Dell

About The Mary Pickford Award As America’s first international film star, legendary silent film actress Mary Pickford was also a founding member of the creative community we call Hollywood. Mary Pickford occupied a unique position as the first lady of film, and America’s Sweetheart, while forging ahead as a philanthropist and paving the way for other actresses and businesswomen. Pickford was one of the founding members of the Academy. The Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study was dedicated in honor of Mary Pickford in 2002. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named Pickford 24th among the greatest female stars of all time. The coveted Mary Pickford Award is given to an honorable woman of the community or industry who has: n Demonstrated a commitment to the mentorship of women in the workplace. n Displayed innovative leadership or qualities of a pioneer in her chosen field. n Served as a model of pursuing a vision or challenge with tangible results. n Made significant contributions to community service. n Shown a commitment to excellence. Past honorees of The Mary Pickford Awards include such stars as Angie Dickenson, Marion Ross, Doris Roberts, Leeza Gibbons, Stefanie Powers, Cindy Williams, Lee Meriwether, Marlee Matlin, JoAnne Worley, Carol Channing, Debbie Reynolds, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Diane Ladd, and Nichelle Nichols.

Our Mary Pickford honoree Nancy O’Dell is an Emmy Award-winning entertainment journalist and producer with more than 20 years of experience. She began her broadcasting career as a reporter and anchor in South Carolina and Miami. Shortly thereafter, O’Dell joined Access Hollywood and was named one of Television Week’s “10 Most Bankable Stars in Syndication.” She is a go-to anchor for live TV specials and has hosted red carpet specials at the Grammy’s, Emmy’s, and Golden Globe’s. She has contributed to NBC’s Today Show and Dateline and contributes to CBS This Morning. O’Dell has been honored with two Emmy Awards, three Associated Press Awards, and two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards. In 2012, O’Dell was honored in New York Moves Magazine: Power Women issue as one of the most influential and successful women in her particular field. The Alliance for Women in Media honored O’Dell in 2013 with their esteemed Genii Award for Excellence in Television. Also in 2013, O’Dell was asked to host the highly-respected National Association of Broadcasters Luncheon. After her mother passed away in 2008 from complications related to ALS, O’Dell became a National Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and serves as the spokesperson for ALS.net. In 2009, MDA, O’Dell and O’Dell’s family formed a foundation in her mother’s name called Betty’s Battle: Fighting ALS. In 2002, O’Dell was inducted into the American Red Cross’s National Celebrity Cabinet and remains in that position today. She also acts as an international board member for Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. O’Dell currently co-hosts the most-watched entertainment news program in the world, Entertainment Tonight.


Donelle Dadigan Our HONOREE Donelle Dadigan grew up learning the importance of two life lessons helping shape lives of others and giving back to the community. “D.D.” is devoted to all things Hollywood.

Johnny Grant 1923 ~ 2008 Johnny Grant and Hollywood are synonymous. As Tinseltown’s Honorary Mayor, appointed for life by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, he was one of the community’s most enthusiastic supporters for more than 50 years. He served as the Chairman of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for nearly 28 years and was on hand to induct more than 600 stars. Johnny received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on his birthday, May 9, 1980, for his contributions to Television and his involvement and support of the Hollywood community. When Hollywood Chamber officials invited Johnny to become Chair of the Walk of Fame, he embraced the chairmanship with his famous energy and quickly turned things around. He added the fifth category of “Live Theatre” to the Walk and solved the problem of running out of space on the Walk by starting a second row of stars. Over the next three decades, Johnny built the Walk into an iconic worldwide attraction. A master of sound bites, Johnny knew what the press wanted and he knew how to promote the Walk. When reporters complained about selections on the Walk of Fame, he would respond that this was not the Pulitzer Prize, and explained that it was a tourist attraction. When Gregory Peck’s star was stolen, Johnny said to report it to the police but to also send out a press release. In Hollywood, Johnny has a street named after him. He has an office building named in his honor as well as the main Hollywood Post Office. But he will always be identified most closely with the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


She is President and Founder of two not-for-profit organizations. The José Iturbi Foundation is dedicated to “popularizing classical music…. one note at time!”® And, the Hollywood Museum, now considered the official museum of Hollywood (designation bestowed by Hollywood’s Honorary Mayor Johnny Grant). As a philanthropist and lover of history, Donelle wanted to create something meaningful for the Hollywood community. The Hollywood Museum, located just steps from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is dedicated to the history and heritage of Hollywood and the entertainment industry. With 10,000 real show business treasures showcasing more than 100 years - from Hollywood’s humble beginnings to today’s blockbuster motion pictures, television shows and new digital platforms - the Hollywood Museum is home to the largest entertainment collection on public display, and is a ‘must see’ for visitors from around the world. Inspired by her godfather, concert-great classical pianist and conductor, José Iturbi, Donelle co-founded the José Iturbi Foundation dedicated to sharing and popularizing the wonders of classical arts and music with audiences around the world, including sponsoring blockbuster concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. For more than 20 years, Dadigan has been involved with community groups and charitable organizations in Hollywood and California. Today, Dadigan is co-chair of the Hollywood Historic Trust, a duty passed on from the late Johnny Grant; she sits on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the Hollywood Police Activities League, among others. Additionally, she has served on the boards of service organizations in the Hollywood Community, including the Hollywood Business Improvement District, the LACER (Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education, Recreation) after school programs, Hollywood High School, and PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Donelle’s impact on the Hollywood community has been recognized by numerous awards.

John Lyons Our HERO John Lyons spent the better part of 3 decades developing and operating a diverse assortment of entertainment venues prior to his arrival in Hollywood in 2001. Headquartered in Boston, MA, John and his brothers began the Lyons Group. Under that brand they opened 40+ venues covering the gamut from punk rock to fine dining, dance clubs to country bars, discotheques to bowling alleys. After launching the House of Blues in Cambridge, John went on the road for two years to expand the chain in such cities as New Orleans, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles congratulates the 2017 Heroes of Hollywood

Baydsar Thomasian Beatrice Girmala John Lyons Pink’s Hot Dogs Mary Pickford Honoree

Nancy O’Dell

While setting up the West Hollywood location in 1994, he became intrigued with Hollywood. John saw the area as a diamond in the rough that could be resuscitated with a bit of TLC. This idea percolated for a while and after a particularly brutal winter, John decided to make the leap and “go west.” Against the advice of all of the naysayers that said that Los Angeles would not support a large venue and that Hollywood was a risky location, he took over the Palace Theater on Vine St. After a substantial investment in the building, The Spider Club was launched followed shortly by the West coast installment of Avalon.  In 2008, he opened Bardot.

and Distinguished Service Honoree

Donelle Dadigan Thank you for your continued commitment to the Hollywood community.

As a firm believer that a business can only be as healthy as the community it serves, John became actively involved in organizations that shared his desire to make Hollywood a better place. He has served on the boards of the Hollywood BID, Chamber of Commerce, and the Hollywood PAL. In addition to these organizations, John actively supports the LAPD/FD Memorial Foundations. John resides in Hollywood with his wife Amanda and his most ambitious undertaking to date, 9-yearold daughter Dani. 

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Our HERO Pink’s Hot Dogs is a 77-year-old landmark hot dog stand located at La Brea and Melrose in Hollywood. Pink’s was started in 1939 by Paul and Betty Pink with a pushcart they purchased for $50.  The land on which the pushcart stood was leased for $15 per month; hot dogs at that time were 10 cents.  In 1941, Paul and Betty acquired the land through a bank loan for $4,000.  In 1946, Pink’s hot dog stand was built.  Paul and Betty operated the hot dog stand until 1985 when they retired and turned over the business to their family: Richard, Gloria, and Beverly. Today, Pink’s attracts customers and tourists to Hollywood from around the globe. The hot dog stand is widely known for its unique atmosphere, variety of hot dogs, and Celebrity Wall of Fame. The dining room is famously filled with over 200 autographed photos of Hollywood celebrities who love Pink’s! Appearances in movies, television, the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and travel books about Los Angeles make Pink’s a top Hollywood destination. Pink’s brandishes the tagline “A Hollywood Legend Since 1939” in 15 locations including Las Vegas, San Diego, New York, Miami, Hawaii, and the Philippines.  Beyond bringing attention to Hollywood, Pink’s Hot Dogs has a charitable program called “Chili Dogs for Charity” that generously donates hot dogs and services to local and national charities including the Concern Foundation and Planned Parenthood. Hollywood organizations that have benefited include the Hollywood Boys and Girls Club, the Hollywood Division Police Department, Hollywood Fire Department, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Hollywood High School.

Beatrice Girmala Our HERO Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala is a 31-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). She exemplifies a lifelong dedication to public service in Hollywood and continues to be motivated by the men and women who are the first line of defense in preserving our values and freedoms in the public arena. In 1985, Assistant Chief Girmala proudly joined the LAPD. In 1988, a Field Training Officer position opened in Hollywood, and by 1997, she achieved the rank of Sergeant. She was inspired by the dedication of patrol officers who worked in challenging conditions, yet delivered quality and professional law enforcement services. In 1999, Assistant Chief Girmala returned to Hollywood first as a Field Sergeant, and then as an Assistant Watch Commander, Sergeant II. She was given the opportunity to work for then Captain and future Deputy Chief Mike Downing, whom she credits with formative on-the-job training. Projects included “Operation Neighborhood Enhancement,” “Project Restore Hollywood,” and “Homeless Outreach.” In 2003, she was promoted to Lieutenant. Continuing to climb the ranks, Assistant Chief Girmala completed Command Development School and was promoted to Captain in 2007. In 2008, she began her second assignment as the Patrol Commanding Officer in Hollywood. In 2013, she was promoted to Commander and then to Deputy Chief in 2015. In 2016, she was promoted to Assistant Chief and is now the Director, Office of Special Operations. Assistant Chief Girmala’s involvement in Hollywood has led to the creation of the Hollywood Entertainment District (HED) foot beat and the inauguration of LAPD’s first youth mentoring center for financially-challenged and gang-impacted areas. Her diversity of experiences and career-long efforts make her an invaluable figure in the Hollywood community. In 2003, Assistant Chief Girmala was recognized by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as a “Woman of Distinction” for her work in Hollywood. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter and credits her mother as an invaluable supporter and inspiration, as well.

Baydsar Thomasian




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Our HERO Baydsar Thomasian’s career spans nearly two decades of public service to Hollywood, the City of Los Angeles, and the State of California. Having served Hollywood as a Field Deputy for former Councilmember Jackie Goldberg, Senior Field Deputy for former Council President Eric Garcetti, and currently as Deputy District Director for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, Baydsar has worked selflessly to meet the needs of constituents and community businesses. Her work has impacted tens of thousands of Angelenos and has improved their quality of life. As a veteran public servant, Baydsar has worked closely with the Hollywood BIDs, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses to make Hollywood safer, cleaner, and more livable. Since working for Senator de León, her focus has been helping businesses navigate the State bureaucracy, which has resulting in the establishment of hundreds of new businesses and jobs. Currently, Baydsar has direct influence on the passage of bills that affect the community, recently including the Hollywood Film Tax Credits. Among her greatest achievements was helping start the Los Angeles Center for Education and Research (LACER) after school program with Councilmember Goldberg. LACER’s after school program has improved the academic and personal growth of several thousand children in Hollywood. Baydsar Thomasian has been and remains an inspiration for women and minorities. She has mentored immigrants and disadvantaged youth on empowerment and engagement. Baydsar sits on the Board of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC as an Ambassador, guiding students to make a difference in society. In 2006, Johnny Grant nominated Baydsar for the Women of Distinction Award, and she was honored to receive it. Baydsar is married to architect Vahagn Thomasian. They have daughter Soseh, 15. She credits the continued support of her husband and daughter for her many achievements.

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About the Heroes of Hollywood The Heroes of Hollywood Awards honor executives, business owners, leaders and organizations in the Hollywood Community. Recognition is based on outstanding achievement and dedication to excellence within an industry, organization or profession, special accomplishments, and community service. This is the most-recognized fundraising event of the year for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, and is a significant annual event in Hollywood.

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The Heroes of Hollywood Awards recognize exceptional leaders in the Hollywood community who have transformed the lives of others and/or have made a remarkable contribution to the physical environment.

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Since 1993, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation has saluted more than 125 extraordinary leaders in our community through what was previously named the Women of Distinction Awards. Since 2011, the Heroes of Hollywood Awards have honored both male and female leaders, as well as families, businesses and organizations. Heroes of Hollywood serves as one of two major fundraisers for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization which is dedicated to improving the lives of Hollywood community members.


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All funds raised from this luncheon will be awarded in the form of grants to non-profit organizations that are doing remarkable work in the Hollywood community.

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Women of Distinction 1993

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Cheers to Co-Chair Carole Sarian and the 2017 Heroes of Hollywood!

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About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation

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The goal of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the community of Hollywood. We support and advance the educational, cultural and economic interests of the community by: n Raising funds by staging events such as the “All Hallow’s Eve” and the “Heroes of Hollywood” Awards. n The board researches and reviews grant applications, and one board member visits each organization to ensure the applications meet the Foundation’s requirements and the allocated funds are used accordingly. n Selected organizations are presented with a check at one of the Hollywood Chamber regularly scheduled events. We encourage applications from organizations that: n will use funds for specific purposes and tangible property rather than administrative services n are well-managed and use their resources effectively n collaborate with rather than compete with organizations n address the root causes of problems, rather than symptoms n make a significant contribution to the vitality of Hollywood n are 501(c)3 charitable organizations located in Hollywood n deliver services directly to those who need them

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Board Members Dr. Fariba Kalantari Chair, Chamber Community Foundation Famous Hollywood Dental Care









Honorees Beatrice Girmala ★ John Lyons Baydsar Thomasian ★ Pink’s Hot Dogs Distinguished Service Award Donelle Dadigan Mary Pickf kford Award Nancy O’Dell +



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Cindy Braun Carole Sarian

Braun Consulting, Event Co-chair The CrisCom Company, Event Co-chair

Homer Alba Sholeh Assil Donelle Dadigan Leron Gubler Baret Lepejian James Litz Beth Marlis Roger Neal Fred Rosenthal Kristi Schaffter Marty Shelton

Hollywood Forever, Inc. U.S. Bank Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill Beverly Hills / Greater LA Association of Realtors Musicians Institute Neal Public Relations Ametron Los Angeles Dodgers NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Grant Recipients 2016-2017 Fiscal Year One of the unique features of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is its efforts to support local community non-profit organizations. As a 501c3 nonprofit association, contributions to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation are tax deductible. Checks should be written to the “Chamber Community Foundation” and sent to the Chamber. The Foundation holds two fundraising events annually – the Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon (formerly called the Women of Distinction Luncheon) and the All Hallows Eve Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. All net proceeds go to charity. Since its inception in 1996, the foundation has given out more than $836,000 in grants to Hollywood nonprofits, and this past year awarded $37,500 to the following organizations:

Creating a world of limitless possibilities. Proud to support the 2017 Heroes of Hollywood Awards! 6922 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 | 323.817.6360

Member FDIC. 170729C 5/17

Assistance League of Southern California Blind Children Centers of America Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood Covenant House Fountain Theatre Greenway Arts Alliance The Harmony Project Hollygrove Hollywood Alumni Association Hollywood Arts Council Hollywood Fringe Festival Hollywood Police Activities League Imagine L.A. L.A.C.E. The Los Angeles Center of Photography Los Angeles City College Foundation New Filmmakers L.A. The Pablove Foundation Raise-a-Child Ronald McDonald House Streetlights Theatre West Vibes 365 We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network

Congratulations and Thank You to the extraordinary people of the


With Gratitude to the Staff of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Event Committee! Carole Sarian Cindy Braun

Event Co-chair, The CrisCom Company Event Co-chair, Braun Consulting

Homer Alba Sholeh Assil Kristine Chong Donelle Dadigan Mary Lou Dudas Leron Gubler Kaylee Kiecker Tom LaBonge Baret Lepejian Freddie Navas Roger Neal Annet Peairs Fred Rosenthal Marty Shelton

Hollywood Forever, Inc. US Bank Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building Mary Lou Dudas Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Hollywood Chamber of Commerce The LaBonge Consulting Group Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill Families Entertainment, LLC Neal Public Relations Roland Communications Ametron Audio / Video NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate

Special Thank You George Pennacchio, Entertainment Reporter, ABC7 Roger Neal, Neal Public Relations Gary Taglyan, Taglyan Cultural Complex Former Councilmember Tom LaBonge Freddie Navas & The JAC Trio Annet Peairs, Roland Communications Centerpieces from Flowers by Carlos Polio Centerpiece floral arrangements will be donated to Virgil Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center on behalf of Norma Foster, our dear friend and “Women of Distinction” honoree.

Leron Gubler President & CEO Kaylee Kiecker Executive Vice President Ana Martinez Vice President of Media Relations/Producer, Walk of Fame Nicole Shahenian Vice President of Government Relations Marlene Panoyan Director of Communications/Social Media J.J. Connaughton Director of Membership Services Vivian Kish Executive Assistant/ Office Manager Kristine Chong Marketing Coordinator Kyle Lim Membership Services Coordinator

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation

HEROES of HOLLYWOOD Awards Luncheon is a program of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation

6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150 Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 469-8311 www.hollywoodchamber.net


HEROES of HOLLYWOOD Awards Luncheon

Taglyan Cultural Complex June 1, 2017

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