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HA Health Systems has announced plans for a major expansion of CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) to bring Hollywood’s oldest medical facility up to current State seismic codes and to further meet the community’s healthcare needs. The hospital initiated these upgrades at their historic location within the busy East Hollywood medical corridor, which also includes Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Owned by CHA Health Systems, the hospital’s plan to upgrade the patient care facility and overall patient experience is well underway on their 10-acre campus located on the corner of Vermont and Fountain Avenues. The project, designed by KMD Architects, focuses on three active initiatives: seismic upgrade, a new parking structure, and Acute Care Services Continued on Page FIVE






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onelle Dadigan, the President & Founder of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, has been elected to lead the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, beginning in April. She will be installed as Chair of the Board, along with other Chamber officers and directors at the Chamber’s 97th annual Installation & Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon, on Thursday, April 12th. In addition, actress Vanessa Williams will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chamber. The day will begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, followed by the luncheon at noon. Admission is $75 for Chamber members. Reservations can be made at As of press time, Variety and Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building are presenting the luncheon. Gold Level sponsor include FilmL.A., Inc. and Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. Silver Level sponsors include AT&T, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, The Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Southern California Gas Company.

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Anyone interested in being a sponsor should contact Kaylee Kiecker at the Chamber. Dadigan is President and Founder of two not-for-profit organizations. The Hollywood Museum is dedicated to the history and heritage of Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The José Iturbi Foundation, inspired by Dadigan’s godfather pianist and conductor, José Iturbi, is dedicated to sharing and popularizing the wonders of classical arts and music. Earlier this year, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Chair of the Senate Rules Committee appointed Dadigan to the California Film Commission. Dadigan is also co-chair of the Hollywood Historic Trust and she sits on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Police Activities League. Additionally, she has served on the boards of many service organizations in the Hollywood community, including the Hollywood Entertainment BID, the LACER after school-program, and PATH among

others. Dadigan’s impact on the Hollywood community has been recognized by numerous awards. She was recognized as one of the Women of Distinction in 2003, and received the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant at the Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon in 2017. Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also scored numerous No. 1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts. Her critically-acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single “Colors of the Wind,” from the Disney film Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song. A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, Williams was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian Continued on Page SIX CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy n 3


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The Hollywood Way: Solutions through Creativity


his past year as Chairman of the Board has passed in a blink of an eye for me, yet that blink puts into perspective just how profoundly Hollywood evolves in a year – as well as what challenges and opportunities remain on the Chamber’s agenda as to how Hollywood is and will be perceived on the global stage. I sincerely appreciate and thank the Board of Directors for honoring me to represent and serve our mission to promote and enhance the business, cultural and civic well-being of Hollywood - the place I love and call home, as well as Hollywood - the brand. Let me take this opportunity to reflect how you, our Hollywood champions, moved the Chamber’s mission this past year.

SUCCESSFUL ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Hollywood Economic Growth: our annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit last June tackled Hollywood Livability, tallying over 92 housing projects with 9,700 units, 16 hotels with 2,500 rooms either under construction or in the pipeline for our community. On the commercial front, 1,143,000 sq. ft. of office space was under construction and/or proposed - an impressive amount of development resulting in thousands of construction jobs and permanent jobs as well. State of the Entertainment Industry Conference: The sixth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference attracted a large audience of entertainment industry executives. The event has quickly become one of the most important annual events in Hollywood and the Commitment to California Award was presented to producer Steve Levitan. Leadership Luncheons & Meetings: The Chamber successfully held Leadership Luncheons with Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Monica Rodriquez. The Chamber also met with Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Controller Ron Galperin, State Controller Betty T. Yee, State Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago and Laura Friedman, State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Senator Ben Allen. New Board Room Star Table: We commissioned the Star Table to complement our new boardroom utilizing the Chamber’s Walk of Fame trademark. Special mention and thanks to interior designer Katy Naghavi of Atelier Katayon Interior Design, who donated her services, and Vaughan Benz, a topquality furniture manufacturer located in Downtown Los Angeles. Anniversary Celebration: Our President and CEO, Leron Gubler, celebrated his 25th anniversary at the helm of the Chamber. To mark the occasion, the Chamber hosted a star-studded anniversary celebration recognizing members, staff, actress Tippi Hedren and producer Vin Di Bona. Hollywood Boulevard Lighting: After an absence of four years, the Chamber invested in holiday decorations and lights for Hollywood Boulevard in partnership with the Hollywood Entertainment District BID. Financial Position: This fiscal year, the Chamber reached its strongest financial position in over 25 years.

GOALS IN THE PIPELINE: Approval of Hollywood Community Plan Update: The Chamber continues to work closely with the Department of City Planning (DCP) on the draft Hollywood Community Plan Update, which will shape the future of Hollywood by directing jobs and housing near mass transit corridors. We are hopeful the City will adopt the plan by the end of year. Continued on Page SIX


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replacement hospital building. The total construction value of projects will exceed $350-million. “This major upgrade of the hospital facilities demonstrates our commitment to our community,” CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Allen said. “The modernized campus will provide the healing environment and accessible care that our patients deserve while furnishing our medical staff and other clinicians with the tools they need to deliver the highest quality medical care.” The seismic upgrade of the hospital’s Doctors Tower and South Wing construction started in October 2016 and is expected to be completed in September 2018 at an estimated cost of $8.5-million. These buildings are required to be upgraded in order to meet the State’s seismic compliance requirements. Currently under construction is the hospital’s new parking structure, located on the corner of Lyman Place and De Longpre Avenue and extending to Virgil Avenue. The project

broke ground in May 2017 and is expected to be completed in September of this year at an estimated cost of $50-million. The new parking structure is designed as a seven-story facility (2 below ground, and 5 above ground), providing 562 parking spaces. Plans also include the addition of three floors of medical office space. At the same time, the hospital is moving forward with the construction of a new acute care services replacement hospital building. The project, designed as five-stories at 174,954sq.ft., is expected to be completed in November 2020 at an estimated cost of $291-million. • The subterranean level will include space for mechanical room, IT room, and dietary services; • The first floor will feature a new and expanded emergency department with 20 exam rooms and more than 26,000-sq.ft. of space – doubling in size from the current emergency department; • The second floor will include 32 private patient rooms; • The third floor will include a new maternity and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 11 Labor/Delivery/

Recovery (LDR) rooms, three surgical suites, and 19 NICU beds; and • The fourth floor will offer seven operating rooms, 20 Pre-Operative and recovery beds, one Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and one Electrophysiology Laboratory. Building for a healthy future, HPMC is knows as one of the community’s exceptional healthcare providers and has been an indispensable partner and resource within the Hollywood community. Their workforce of more than 1,300 employees makes HPMC one of Hollywood’s Top-10 employers. Founded in 1924, HPMC is a community-based, safetynet general acute care hospital with 434-licensed beds and operates an intensive care unit, a telemetry unit, an acute rehabilitation unit, a labor and delivery/obstetrics unit, a 24-hour emergency department, surgical operating rooms and an 89-bed skilled nursing facility. Their diverse medical staff includes more than 500 physicians in 69 specialties representing over 75 countries. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy

Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Announces Retirement Plans


eron Gubler, who has been head of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for more than 25 years, has decided to retire from his duties as the leader of one of the most-recognized chambers of commerce in California. Gubler, Leron 66, announced to the Gubler Chamber Board earlier this year that he will be ending his career with the Chamber by 2019. “It has truly been an honor to work in one of the most famous communities in the world and to be a participant in the revitalization of Hollywood,” said Gubler. “I have had great opportunities working with our board, my staff and so many committed Chamber members, as well as the entertainment industry.”

Gubler has served as the President and CEO of the Chamber since 1992, which makes him the longest-serving CEO in the history of the 97-year old organization. In September 2017, he was honored for his 25 years of leadership at the helm of the Chamber. Gubler has emceed about 300 Walk of Fame ceremonies and has participated in more than 600 ceremonies during his tenure at the Chamber. Among the programs he has initiated at the Chamber is the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation which has raised nearly $900,000 to assist Hollywood nonprofit organizations. He also urged the Chamber to form the Hollywood Chamber

Political Action Committee, that has raised the Chamber’s profile politically. The Chamber assisted in the formation of five Hollywood business improvement districts (BID) and manages the East Hollywood BID. It is currently working to form two additional BIDs. He was also responsible for launching the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, which has completed its sixth year, and which focuses attention on the importance of the entertainment industry to Southern California and the issues which challenge it. He also initiated the Chamber’s Awards Media Welcome Center to assist and welcome the media to Hollywood that come to cover the Academy Awards. n 5


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We must still press on for CEQA reform. The California Environmental Quality Act has devolved into an abusive system to kill worthy projects and to shake down developers for money. Our public officials in Sacramento need to get serious about needed reforms. The blame for the affordable housing crisis in this state lies at their feet because they have refused to reform CEQA. Homeless Challenges: The tragedy of homelessness continues to get worse year after year. Voters approved two measures (H and HHH) this past year to build more housing and services for the homeless, however much more still needs to be done. Homelessness is the greatest negative impact to Hollywood’s future. We need all hands on deck to come up with additional creative solutions to combat this crisis. Sidewalk/Street Vending Ordinance: Street vendors are being allowed to sell whatever they want, wherever they want to. The Chamber has been lobbying and pressing the City Council to move forward with the adoption of a new Street Vending Ordinance. Access to the Hollywood Sign: The Chamber’s Hollywood Sign mobility task force has been working with Council District 4 on their mobility study to determine a plan to address Hollywood Sign traffic in the Hollywood Hills adjacent to Griffith Park. Possibilities of an aerial tram to the Sign and a Hollywood Sign Visitors Center are taking shape as a big-picture solutions to reduce traffic in the hills and give Sign tourists a better Hollywood experience. Membership, Membership, Membership: We are developing new innovative ways to bring new businesses into the Chamber fold. BIDs: The Chamber is actively working to create two new business improvement districts - the proposed Hollywood/Western BID is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year, and the proposed Hollywood Route 66 BID is drafting their Management District Plan. California Film Tax Credits: The Chamber continues to lobby for Hollywood’s signature industry to extend the California Film Tax Credits, which have been so successful in moving Hollywood’s revitalization forward. Hollywood Community Survey: The Chamber commissioned Renegage to do economic research and study for the Hollywood community which will be released at the Economic Development Summit in June. Hollywood Walk of Fame Preservation: The Chamber is collaborating with the Hollywood Entertainment BID to sponsor a CORO-fellow to research the preservation and protection of the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a landmark. Presidential Search: Soon after our President & CEO, Leron Gubler, announced his retirement in January after 26 years at the Chamber, I formed an ad hoc Presidential Search Committee to search for new candidates for his position. We plan to have the position filled by September, with a start date at the end of the year. While so much can change in a year, our purpose at the Hollywood Chamber remains fundamentally the same - our mission is to promote and enhance the business, cultural and civic well-being of Hollywood. This founding principle empowers us as leaders to create, to take risks, and to forge a path forward toward solutions – all of which are possible if we stay true to our creed. Let’s continue to create, to dream and inspire new solutions for Hollywood and the world as all eyes are on us! Jeff Zarrinnam, Chair of the Board, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy 6 n

contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Williams joins a stellar list of past Chamber lifetime achievement honorees, which has included: Steve Allen, Ralph Edwards, Art Linkletter, Debbie Reynolds, Rhonda Fleming, Melissa Gilbert, Tab Hunter, Bob Barker, Esther Williams, Cloris Leachman, Tony Curtis, Tippi Hedren, Barbara Eden, Sally Kellerman, Joe Montegna, June Lockhart, Mary Lou Henner and Paul Sorvino. Joining Dadigan as Chamber officers for the 2018 to 2019 year will be: Bill Roschen of Roschen Van Cleve Architects, Senior Vice Chair; Nicole Mihalka of JLL, Vice Chair; Michelle Sobrino-Stearns of Variety, Vice Chair; Brandon Mason of Avison Young, Vice Chair; Dwayne Gathers of Gathers Strategies, Treasurer; and Mark Edwards of JVS SoCal, Secretary. Jeff Zarrinnam, Owner of Hollywood Hotel, will be honored as the outgoing chair of the board. In addition, several new board members will be sworn in for the first time, including: Christine Derenthal, Manager, Government & Community Relations at Paramount Pictures; Ashley Gochnauer, General Manager, Kimpton Everly Hotel; Sofia Gresen, Senior Vice President, City National Bank; Michael Hilty, Market Manager, A.F. Gilmore Co.; Ed Murphy, General Manager, Hollywood & Highland; Otto Padron, President & CEO, Meruelo Media; Brook Purcell, Property Manager, Sunset & Vine Apartments; and Sarah Zurell, Chief Brand Officer, Pavemint Six directors who will be stepping down from the board will also be honored. They include Sholeh Assil, U.S. Bank; Fabio Conti, Conti Santi Properties; Howard Green, Walt Disney Studios; Catherine Farrell; Beth Marlis, Musicians Institute; and Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Hotel.


Councilmember O’Farrell Reports on Progress at Chamber’s State of Hollywood Luncheon


budget he fought for additional “hope” record of 450 leaders of Hollywood’s teams - homeless outreach and proactive business community recently attended engagement. “The teams were approved the Chamber’s Annual State of Hollywood with additional dedicated police officers with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell preand sanitation workers and I am working sented by Variety and the Hollywood to make sure they are deployed where Museum in the Historic Max Factor they’re needed most.” Building at the Taglyan Complex. On leading the effort to get a new comThe Los Angeles City Council repremunity plan adopted for Hollywood, he senting the 13th Council District, said: “The Hollywood Community Plan Councilman O’Farrell had a lot to report at his fifth State of Hollywood address. He From left: Chair Jeff Zarrinnam, Donelle Update is slated for adoption later this year. discussed his “open for business initia- Dadigan, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, As we evolve into the future, we don’t need to sacrifice our past. Our history is what tives” which directed Department of City and Michelle Sobrino-Stearns. makes Hollywood so special. That’s why Planning to change its approach in dealing with business community saving establishments in Hollywood historic preservation is important to me. The tensions that arise and across the city in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars from change and development pressures are inevitable and every five years to navigate needless public hearings, various important. They help inform us of better ways to grow. In the nation’s second largest city, and being the second largest city’s fees, and deal with the uncertainty of staying open. He was the first to go on the record opposing Measure S most famous community, Hollywood will change. I believe which was defeated about 70 to 30 percent. His District had Hollywood’s built environment can change for the better. the 2nd largest margin of defeat of all 15 council districts.” CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT On creating opportunities for more affordable housing and Representing the interests of businesses with government help address homelessness, O’Farrell noted that in last year’s

East Hollywood BID Elects New Board of Governors


f you’ve ever made your way down Hollywood Boulevard, past the 101 freeway and made a right on Vermont, you might have seen some of the improvements the East Hollywood Business Improvement District (EHBID) has been working on. Since its founding over a decade ago, the EHBID Board of Governors has been hard at work cleaning up and redefining East Hollywood through various services and a marketing plan, in the hopes of increasing commercial activity in the district. Some of their efforts have included the commissioning of a new logo and image for district, street power washing, painting light poles, planting trees and flowers, and the installation of four street medians on Vermont. There is no doubt that the Board of Governors is doing important work for the residents and businesses in East Hollywood. Each year, property owners in late December are mailed ballots to determine which candidates will join the Board of Governors. At the BID’s Annual Meeting in January, this year’s ballots were counted and the results were announced. A person is eligible for consideration as long as they are an East Hollywood BID Parcel Owner in Good Standing or an authorized representative of a Parcel Owner in Good Standing. The 2018 Board of Governors will continue their work of revamping East Hollywood’s image through the implementation of the EHBID’s new logo on BID trash bins, pole banners, and other marketing media promotions

EHBID Board of Governors throughout the BID. They have also begun to update the BID’s website, hoping to make it a resource for businesses and those interested in learning more about EHBID. 2018 EHBID Board of Governors: Chair, Ellen Zaman, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Vice Chairman, Harvey Shield, Temple Knesset Israel Treasurer, Susanna Furios, Church of Scientology, Los Angeles Secretary, Jacques Massachi, Property Owner Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Hotel Berj Tashjian, Property Owner Mark Brady, Barnsdall Plaza Danielle Brown, CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (One-Year Term) Maria Elena Aguilar, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center (One-Year Term) For further information, please contact EHBID Coordinator, Jacob Jauregui at CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy n 7


Hollywood Chamber Supports Proposed Ballot Initiative to Keep Hollywood Safe

Chamber Healthcare Committee Hosts Expert Panel on Best Practices in Regards to Homelessness



hile the November elections may still seem far off, the race to ballot has begun for proponents wishing to see their specific proposition on the ballot. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has already began the process of vetting several of the proposed ballot initiatives. The Hollywood Chamber has officially supported the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018, which seeks to close the loop holes created by AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57. Prop. 47 was a 2014 initiative which reduced several felonies to misdemeanors and has widely cited as a contributing factor to the massive surge in serial theft and an overall rise in statewide crime. The proposed initiative would reform the parole system so violent felons are not released from prison early, reform theft laws, and expand DNA collection. The Hollywood Chamber supports this initiative which would give law enforcement and the judicial system the tools to ensure that violent crime offenders stay off the streets and keep the public safe. The California Public Safety Partnership (CAPSP), the coalition behind the initiative, aims to qualify the initiative for the 2018 November general election. There will need to be 365,880 valid signatures to qualify the initiative for the ballot. The Chamber encourages you to support this important initiative. Visit to help ensure this legislation gets on the November ballot. The Hollywood Chamber and its Legislative Action Committee will continue to consider the important measures coming before the voters this November. If you are interested in being part of the discussion, we encourage you to participate in the Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee, which meets the second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. Please contact the Chamber’s Government Relations Coordinator, Jacob Jauregui for more information about joining the Legislative Action Committee.

Hollywood Chamber PAC Installs New Board of Directors


he Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) is excited to announce the appointment of Matt Fritch of the MBS Group, Aaron Green of Afriat Consulting Group, property owner Ferris Wehbe, and Bill Roschen of Roschen Van Cleve Architects, to its PAC Board of Directors. The PAC will be meeting in the upcoming months to discuss this year’s elections and review the candidate interview process. The Hollywood Chamber PAC was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at local, state, and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit

he Hollywood Chamber’s Healthcare Committee recently hosted it first quarterly meeting, which featured a panel discussion on best practices for businesses and community members in regards to Homelessness. The event was part of an ongoing ‘Speaker Series,’ which invites experts from the health and wellness sectors to discuss critical issues within these fields. The panel featured Captain Jonathon Pinto, LAPD Hollywood Division; Stephanie Cohen, West/Metro LA District Director for County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl; Kevin Nye, Program Manager at the Center at Blessed Sacrament; and Jaime Garcia, Regional Vice President at the Hospital Association of Southern California. Panelists were interviewed by Healthcare Committee Co-chair Manny Rodriguez, Executive Director of the La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, who touched upon critical issues including the rollout of Measure H – the County Bond Measure to provide Homeless Services, healthcare resources, and volunteer opportunities to assist homeless individuals. As part of her update on the Measure H rollout, Cohen informed attendees that the County has begun funding several projects which will help alleviate the crisis. She mentioned their Street Outreach pilot program, which sends out teams to engage homeless individuals to eventually transition them into permanent housing. Since the program launched, nearly 1,000 individuals have been moved into interim housing and 800 into permanent housing. Stay tuned for a follow up to the panel discussion, as the Healthcare Committee will be creating a resource guide for Chamber members featuring some of the information provided during the informative meeting.

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Chamber Survey on RecycLA Rollout Highlights Overall Dissatisfaction


ince June of last year, the City has been rolling out RecycLA, a new collection program that was intended to improve the city’s recycling services and reduce the amount of trash piling up in area landfills. The program consists of public-private partnerships that divide the city geographically and assign a collection company to service their area, known as an “exclusive franchise” or what many have proclaimed as a monopoly. The rollout of the program and the subsequent service provided have been plagued with problems and customers have complained of skyrocketing bills. Many have blamed the lack of competition for the higher costs and dip in customer service. Recently, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey

among its membership on the implementation of the RecycLA program in Los Angeles. The results indicate that more than 60 percent of respondents were dissatisfied with their service under RecycLA. “With the exclusive contract, the cost is higher without an increased benefit or service,” commented one respondent. When asked how costs have been impacted under RecycLA, another member responded, “Our costs have increased by 120 percent, which is totally predictable given that monopolies have been granted to the haulers.” The City Council is currently holding hearings to understand what went wrong with the rollout and two councilmembers have proposed

exploring whether steps can be taken to end the 10-year contracts with the service providers prematurely. The Chamber’s leadership has convened with City representatives to discuss the problems encountered by member businesses. The Chamber has also been invited to participate on the Green Ribbon Council, which brings together business, civic and community leaders to help increase public awareness about the program and to ensure that RecycLA meets customer service goals. For inquiries or complaints on RecycLA, visit or call 1-800-773-2489. The Chamber’s survey is open at

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Councilwoman Rodriguez Briefs Chamber

Committee Plans Heroes of Hollywood at Taglyan, May 31st


s part of the Chamber’s ongoing Leadership Luncheon Series, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez met recently with members of the Chamber to discuss local policy issues. The newest member of the City Council, was elected to represent the Seventh Council District starting in July 2017. In her overview of her first six months, she covered the worsening homelessness crisis, which has affected her district. The Councilwoman noted the Homelessness Task Force she has assembled to bring together service providers, law enforcement, representatives from Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LASHAR), and the community. The Councilwoman also recounted her office’s efforts to coordinate the response to the extensive wildfires that had affected her district in December. She has been working with emergency agencies to improve future evacuations and preparations. The luncheon was sponsored by Equinox Hollywood.

lans are underway for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation’s 2018 Heroes of Hollywood Awards. The annual fundraiser will be held once again at Taglyan Complex on Thursday, May 31st. Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of Braun Consulting return in their roles as cochairs of the Heroes of Hollywood Committee. The annual Heroes of Hollywood Awards is presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation. The 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. You can nominate an individual, business, or non‐profit organization for the 2018 Heroes of Hollywood Awards. Submit a nomination by mail, fax, or email by Friday, March 16th. To sponsor, please email

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Chamber to Champion Market Research of Hollywood Community he Hollywood Chamber of with qualitative and quantitative T Commerce has commissioned the methodologies for this study. research company Renegage The launch of the Community Marketing to work on a Hollywood Market Survey that captures a range of information including demographic, behavioral and attitudinal. The survey will be inclusive of Hollywood’s varied and distinct neighborhoods within the Chamber’s footprint and service area which includes the Hollywood Hills (north); Melrose Avenue (south); La Brea Avenue (west); and Hyperion Avenue (east). Renegage Marketing is a full‐service marketing research company with a track record of performance. Their team of marketing professionals has specific experience conducting neighborhood research in Los Angeles and beyond and conducted the relaunch of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) benchmark study in 2015 and will be releasing an update in 2017. The company offers an insightsdriven analytic solution developed specifically for this type of research utilizing their extensive experience

Survey kicked‐off with a meeting between the Renegage Marketing team and the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee to finalize the scope, schedule and key project milestones. Renegage Marketing will be completing the process in a three-stage approach: two 90-minute focus groups; quantitative survey of approximately 1,500 respondents; and 30 or more interviews, 5-10 minutes in length within the Hollywood target area. The research findings are expected to be presented at the upcoming Economic Development Summit on June 21st at the Arclight Cinemas. These findings will help users better understand and identify “who” Hollywood is today; “what” drives behavior; and “how” respondents feel about various aspects of living, working and/or visiting Hollywood. This research will also provide insight into the drivers of behavior (spending,

locations visited, services utilized, etc.) attitudes (overall opinions, perceptions regarding the area’s needs, etc.) and shifts in demographics to help guide priorities for future development efforts for Hollywood. “As the leading business organizations focusing on economic growth and the ongoing revitalization of Hollywood’s historic community, the Chamber hopes that this endeavor will assist in leading business decision-making process in Hollywood,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “We believe the study will provide data to guide key decision-makers in deciding they should be in the Hollywood market.”

Hollywood Chamber and Entertainment BID Collaborate with CORO-Fellow on Walk of Fame Experience


he Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Hollywood Entertainment BID in cosponsoring a Coro-Fellow, Jake Itzkowitz, who will be researching in March and April what other cities do to preserve and protect their landmarks similar to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. The research will look into such landmarks as the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston in Massachusetts and the famous San Antonio River in Texas. This idea is to gather information that may help the organization to enhance the experience of Hollywood’s landmark. “We are excited to have a

Hollywood fellow to do this research and we’re looking forward for the results,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber. Itzkowitz graduated from McGill University with B.A. in Political Science, and Georgetown University Law Center – J.D. He spent the past two and a half years as a litigation associate at Akin Gump. Prior to law school, he worked as campaign manager for Margaret Chin’s successful NYC Council race and then as her Chief of Staff, where he helped create the Chinatown Business Improvement District and advocated for funding for CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy

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senior and low-income housing. He served as Student Society president at McGill University. After graduation, he worked as a regional director for the 2008 Obama campaign, and on several other political campaigns. Coro Fellows Program uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Their Neighborhood and Community Leadership programs work with emerging and established leaders in specific geographic neighborhoods. Program participants identify local issues in their community and then work with Coro trainers to develop and carry out innovative and proactive solutions.


Chamber Honors Celebrities on the Walk of Fame

Gillian Anderson

Mary J. Blige


he Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has unveiled four stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame sidewalk in the past two months. Actress Gillian Anderson was honored with the 2,625th star on January 8th in the category of Television at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard next to the FOX Theatre. Singer and actress Mary J. Blige was honored with the 2,626th star on January 11th in the category of Recording at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard with guest speakers Sean “Diddy” Combs and Andre Harrell.

Minnie Mouse

Gina Lollobrigida

The animated character Minnie Mouse was honored with the 2,627th star on January 22nd in the category of Motion Pictures at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Capitan Theatre with guest speakers Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, and global pop icon Katy Perry. The iconic Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida was honored with the 2,628th star on February 1st, in the category of Motion Pictures at 6361 Hollywood Boulevard on Hollywood’s birthday!

Chamber Holds Exclusive Awards Media Welcome Center at the Hollywood Museum

Wh W Whe hen hen n image im imag mage is is important, impo im mp porta rta tant, nt, nt t the th he choice ch hoice oic i e is i CLE C EAR CL EAR The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Variety, presented the 15th Annual Awards Media Welcome Center at the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building on March 1st exclusively for press accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. For one day only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Hollywood Chamber hosted its exclusive annual press event to promote Hollywood to local, national, and international members of the media who are in town covering the Academy Awards® and featured exhibits and interview opportunities from entertainment insiders. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT promoting Hollywood

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail-based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Federal Realty Investment Trust are the owners of 7021 & 7001 Hollywood Blvd within the Hollywood Entertainment District. 7021 Hollywood Blvd is home to LA Fitness, CVS Pharmacy and MUJI. 7001 Hollywood Blvd, known as the Petersen Building, is a neoRenaissance mixed-use building home to Marshalls and La La Land. Nearby attractions include the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre. Peter Choi, Property Manager 860 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Ste 105, El Segundo, Ca 90245 Call (310)414-5284 • LONO HOLLYWOOD Inspired by the glamour and nostalgia of Old Hollywood, Umbrella Hospitality Group’s Austin Melrose and Zach Patterson bring you a tropical escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city. LONO Hollywood, the neighborhood’s new premiere tiki oasis offers craft tiki cocktails, full bar, as well as an elevated, yet approachable food menu for the intrepid explorer in all of us. Austin Melrose, Owner 6611 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Ca 90028 Call (323)848-4475 •

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THE COLLECTIVE REALTY The Collective Realty is one of Los Angeles’ hippest boutique real estate firm with a proven track record of representing entertainment industry members and creativeminded clients throughout the region. Whether you are relocating, looking for a short-term rental, interested in an investment property or searching for your forever home, the knowledgeable and experienced agents at The Collective are ready to exceed your expectations. Collective Realty is passionate about education and hosts free monthly seminars and networking opportunities with expert guest speakers explaining every aspect of the buying and selling process as well as the ins and outs of investing in multi-family properties. The Collective’s agents stay up to date with market trends and are shaping the future of the real estate industry and home ownership by holding several leadership positions with local realtor boards, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Matt Whitson, Agent 8278 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, Ca 90046 2146 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90026 Call (619)540-6673 •

MERCURY. Mercury is one of the world’s leading high-stakes public strategy firms. Their team represents the best bipartisan collection of experience, expertise and leadership in the government relations and public affairs arena. Their ability to deliver results comes from extensive must-win experience in campaigns and the highest levels of business, government, politics and media. Mercury is not only led by top talent, but they distinguish themselves by having senior talent deeply engaged in each project from start to finish; a promise they keep to clients. Mercury provides a comprehensive suite of such services as federal government relations, international affairs, crisis communications, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and execution and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Their firm has an established international presence, with offices in London, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina. Mercury is led by a team with experience in executing highly-effective communications campaigns to support complex and controversial statewide, national, and international issues. From political candidates, to climate change legislation, to multimillion-dollar ballot initiatives, Mercury has handled projects that are large in scale and contentious in nature. Adena Tessler, Vice President 444 South Flower St., Ste 3675, Los Angeles, Ca 90071 Call (213)624-1380 •

MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS THE FIFTY FIVE FIFTY The Fifty Five Fifty apartments in Hollywood offers the finest luxury residences with iconic views and sophisticated details. Marvel at the modern, eye-catching oasis that offers stunning layouts and premium finishes. Relax all year round at the outdoor courtyard or pool with panoramic views that add luster to your urban, boutique-style home. Wood Residential Services is the in-house division of Wood Partners specializing in property management. The decision to form Wood Residential Services highlights a unique aspect of the company’s culture: its desire to continually improve. Their core culture encompasses specific beliefs and behaviors that, when integrated into the building blocks of Wood Residential Services, revolutionize their ability to connect with their prospects, clients, customers, and associates. Brian Khousakoun, Property Director 5550 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 90028 Call (323)716-5550 •

HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT DOING ARTS Hollywood Entertainment Doing Arts (HEDA) was created to bring a new and unique entertainment attraction to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. HEDA provides a one-of-a-kind service for visitors of Hollywood Boulevard to “be a Hollywood Star” for a day. Patrons will receive a personal photograph with their name featured on a Walk of Fame star that they can keep as a memorable souvenir. HEDA’s unique metal gold-colored alphabet letters are photoimposed on existing blank stars on Jonas Silva Hollywood Boulevard, forming your personalized name on a star. HEDA also assists tourists to take photos with their personal cell phones or cameras. HEDA personnel are available from 9:30 a.m. through midnight, seven days a week, so ‘stargazers’ can experience their own Walk of Fame moment and be immortalized as a Hollywood star. Jonas Silva, CEO P.O. Box 1955, Los Angeles, Ca 90078 Call (562)241-5003 • Instagram: entertainment.hollywood

THANK YOU TO RENEWING MEMBER BUSINESSES ALSCO Inc. American Legion-post No. 43 Angstrom Lighting Annette Schenley c/o NAI Capital Management, Inc. Argyle Hollywood, The Audiences Unlimited, Inc. Author Services, Inc. Aviva Family and Children's Service Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn Beverly Center Bruce Walker - Rodeo Realty CBRE, Inc. Cedars-Sinai Center at Blessed Sacrament, The CESD Talent Agency Chamber Marketing Partners, Inc. Church of Scientology International Comedy Store, The DLS Events Dream Hotel Hollywood Easy Leaf Products Ecclesia Hollywood Faring Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund FishBowl Worldwide Media Framing Fabrics Gabriella Foundation, The Gathers Strategies, Inc. Gold Leaf and Metallic Powders Gwen Haines & Co Public Relations Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles / Hollywood #2170 Hollygrove LA/Ophans Home Society Hollywood & Highland Center, CIM Group Hollywood Burbank Airport Hollywood Heritage, Inc. Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood-Vine Dental Office Hudson 6922 Hollywood, LLC I.A.T.S.E. Local 44 Iguana Vintage Clothing JAPAN HOUSE LA Jim Henson Company, The JLL Major Properties MBS Group, The Mel's Drive-In Milken Institute My Friend's Place NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate Neuberg & Neuberg Importers Group NewFilmmakers LA OUE Skyspace LA Parr, Juliet Production Group Studios, The Project Angel Food Ral Pro Entertainment Consulting, LLC Roland Communications Rubix Hollywood Saban Community Clinic Sherwin Williams Company, The Smart Destinations SoCal Self Storage - Hollywood & Bronson St. Anne's Sunset + Vine Apartments Sunset Las Palmas Studios Ticketmaster Trailer Park Urban Strategies Consulting Vin Di Bona Productions Visit West Hollywood Walt Disney Studios, The n 13

MEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS SPOTLIGHT JONAS & CO Jonas & Co, co-owned by producer Hema Mulchandani and creative director Jonas Morganstein, is an industry leader in advertising, entertainment marketing and short form content. The hybrid advertising agency and production company specializes in television, digital and social campaigns. Jonas and Hema have each won two Emmys with a total of eleven nominations. They are two-time winners of Promax Agency of The Year. In 2016, Jonas & Co and Sony Pictures Television founded the Picture This Festival for the Environment - a global short film festival encouraging filmmakers to tell stories of a better world. Jonas and Hema are passionate about the media they put out, helping clients tell their story and nurturing the careers of the artists and thinkers they hire for each project. Jonas & Co clients include Viacom, Acura, Dish, Red Bull, Disney, Scripps, Sony, NBCUniversal, Janus Henderson, HBO. Jonas Morganstein, Creative Director 6464 Sunset Blvd, Ste 1090, Los Angeles, Ca 90028 Call (310)460-8039 • THE OFFICE LUNCH The Office Lunch is a food service company that works as an office lunch concierge. The goal is to represent your company and help with your food programs allowing your team to prioritize and focus on business. The Office Lunch will take care of the food by creating custom-made menus with top L.A. caterers. Whether your food program is once a year or every day of the week, The Office Lunch accommodates your needs. All meals are prepared daily by The Office Lunch culinary partners with fresh and responsibly sourced ingredients. The food programs are created within your budget with no delivery charges. Alex Saenz, CEO 12777 W Jefferson Blvd, Bldg D, Ste 300 Hollywood, Ca 90028 Call (310)908-0506 • GET HELP Get Help® is a mission-centric technology company that is creating solutions to more effectively connect individuals seeking treatment with therapists, programs, and resources that match their precise needs. They are restoring the power of search to the people, democratizing the data, and making it easier for professionals to help patients. They are creating a paradigm shift—not only in the governance of the substance abuse and mental health industry, but universally across health care. Tony Greco, PsyD, CEO / Founder 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 1100 Hollywood, Ca 90028 Call (323)GET-HELP • 14 n

PAT SKIFFINGTON & ASSOCIATES Your Los Angeles real estate expert in buying, selling and leasing, Patrick Skiffington is a nationally-known real estate professional who has been recognized by Inman News as one of the Top 50 Power Brokers in North America for the last eight consecutive years. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters and BBC Radio. He is an entrepreneur, author, coach and internationally-recognized business expert and sales leader. Established in 2000, Pat Skiffington & Associates served thousands of homebuyers and sellers with five-star service and powerful negotiation. They also serve Beverly Hills and surrounding areas. Pat Skiffington, Realtor 439 N. Canon Dr, Penthouse, Beverly Hills, Ca 90210 Call (310)869-7581 • ARTCUBED ArtCubed is a new breed of art event in Hollywood! They create unique art experiences you can touch, feel, taste and share. Their pop-up Cube will be the focal point of a series of immersive events in Southern California, bringing art to the places you want to see it, paired with amazing experiences in cuisine, music, film and nightlife. Their event at Goya Studios, Hollywood from May 10th through June 3rd will be a unique art installation combined with world class cuisine. For four weeks only, ArtCubed will become LA’s hottest dining experience! Tickets go on sale in March. Ariel Gordon, Founder Call (917)572 1301 • SPECTRUM REACH This isn’t marketing as usual. Spectrum Reach provides innovative solutions that stay ahead of the evolving media landscape, using national cable networks, digital solutions, and promotional events supported by marketing, data, and award-winning creative services. Reaching more than four-million households in the Los Angeles market through 85 cable networks, Spectrum Reach applies insightful research to understand consumer behavior and develop measurable marketing solutions to reach your best customers and grow your business. They bring together national scale and resources, strong local community relationships, state-of-the-art solutions, and the best people in the business to help their customers succeed. They work with integrity, share their skills, and never stop learning and reaching for the clients they serve. They are powered by your potential. Dan Yokich, Account Executive 199 S. Los Robles, Ave., Suite 770, Pasadena, Ca 91101 Call (310)403-8746 •


Refer a business that joins and get $25 off your membership

Alwazir Chicken Sepii Salib 6051 Hollywood Blvd, #104, Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 856-0660

Hair by Bee Brittany Williams 6370 Sunset Blvd, Suite 204, Hollywood, CA 90028 (408) 712-7094

Argyle House/ Related Companies Terra Joy Jones 1755 Argyle Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028 323-640-9563

Hollywood Entertainment Doing Arts Jonas Azeem Oliveira Barbosa da Silva 3713 Maine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 241-5003

Oscar Del Aguila Photography Oscar Del Aguila 4010 Goodwin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 518-8018

Home Instead Senior Care Ben Karakunnel 3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA, 90010 (323) 466-2345

Pace Pictures Heath Ryan 7080 Hollywood Blvd, #1100, Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 285-0083

Jonas & Co Jonas Morganstein 6464 Sunset Blvd, Suite 1090, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (310) 460-8039

SoulCycle Amanda Pyle 6201 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 462-7685

George Smith Partners Dana Light 10250 Constellation Blvd, #2700, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Kids’ World School, Inc. Suesan Walker 2132 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 663-4703

The Collective Realty Matt Whitson 8278 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (310) 569-1335

Get Help Tony Greco 7080 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 250-8488

Milt Olin Foundation Louise Olin 22287 Mulholland Hwy, #180, Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 731-9284

The Office Lunch Alex Saenz 12777 W Jefferson Blvd, Bldg D, Ste 300, Hollywood, CA 90028 (310) 908-0506

GoDigital Media Group Jason Peterson 4712 Admiral Way #533, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 899-1076

Miniso Ben Yu 200 S Los Robles Ave, #200, Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 463-4252

Tremulous Motion Pictures Robert Bowes 1149 N. Gower St, Suite 106C, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (213) 568-9333

ArtCubed Productions Ariel Gordon 1235 N Crescent Heights Blvd, #5, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (917) 572-1301 Debbie Allen Dance Academy Dina Bartello 3791 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (310) 280-9145

Chamber Welcomes New Members at Liaison Restaurant in February The Hollywood Chamber welcomed ten members at its Business After Hours mixer hosted by Liaison Restaurant + Lounge in March. Chair Jeff Zarrinnam and J.J. Connaughton welcomed Elma Salari and Michael Christopher representing Liaison Restaurant + Lounge; Sepii Salib, Alwazir Chicken; Dana Light; George Smith Partners; Jonas Azeem Silva, Hollywood Entertainment Doing Arts (HEDA); Lenise Strong, Hollywood Improv; Irene Lee, Miniso; Oscar Del Aguila, Oscar Del Aguila Photography; Brian Khousakoun, The Fifty Five Fifty; Alex Saenz, The Office Lunch; Robert Bowes and Charlie Maisonet, Tremulous Motion Pictures. n 15


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Chamber Welcomes Members at Soul Restaurant in January

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce welcomed five businesses as new members at the January Business After Hours Mixer which was generously hosted by Soul Restaurant & Bar. Chamber Chair Jeff Zarrinnam and J.J. Connaughton, Director of Membership Services welcomed these new members: Dino Pantazis, Good Greek Grill; Brittany Williams, Hair By Bee; Jonas Morganstein, Jonas & Co; Dan Yokich, Spectrum Reach; Dmitriy Zherebstov, Virtual Reality Hollywood.

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The monthly networking event kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and LAPD Hollywood Division were on hand to celebrate the opening of Soul Restaurant & Bar with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located in the historic building at 7046 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood’s newest culinary venue offers patron a modern experience with twist on Southern Hospitality. Visit

Economic Development Commitee Business After Hours, Hollywood Improv Tourism Committee Meeting TEAM Hollywood Installation Luncheon, Sheraton Universal Legislative Action Committee Hollywood Expo, Globe Universal Studios Heroes of Hollywood, Taglyan Complex Economic Development Summit, The Arclight

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During the January mixer, Dr. Fariba Kalantari, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presented $21,750 in the form of 16 grants to member community organizations in Hollywood.

Hollywood Business Advocate March/April 2018  

In this issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate, we feature the master plan for CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. In his column, C...

Hollywood Business Advocate March/April 2018  

In this issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate, we feature the master plan for CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. In his column, C...