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Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “This, coupled with the onemillion square feet of office space in development, has made Hollywood ripe for the addition of new hotels.” The $500-million Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the latest in a string of major investments in Universal Studios Hollywood. Continued on Page FIVE

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he opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” in April at Universal Studios Hollywood is casting a little magic on nearby Hollywood. “With more than a dozen hotels either under construction or in the development pipeline, there is definitely a connection to what is happening at our nearby theme park,” said

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merging Hollywood: Building a Better Neighborhood” will be the theme of the 2016 Hollywood Economic Development Summit. Presenting sponsor for the summit will be Townscape Partners, developers of the planned 8150 Sunset Blvd. project. The conference will take place on Wednesday, June 23rd, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 Sunset Blvd. Admission for advance registrants is $50 per person and includes a continental breakfast. Registration can be done online: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events. Co-chairs Dwayne Gathers (Gathers Strategies) and Timothy Grubbs promise another outstanding program that will discuss how Hollywood is evolving into a positive case study for urban development in Southern California. They hope to discuss not just real estate projects but some of the key issues that must be addressed as Hollywood moves forward. Keynote speaker at the conference will be Christopher Hawthorne, the Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic. With substantial experience and engagement on issues around architecture, urban planning, mobility and sustainability, Hawthorne brings a rich focus to the very issues with which Hollywood is dealing.

In addition, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (CD13), who represents Hollywood’s business district will welcome attendees and Councilmember David Ryu (CD4) has agreed to participate. Of special interest this year will be two panels: one titled “Designs on Hollywood” that will discuss how good design can improve the quality of life in Hollywood, and a second on Tourism’s Impact on Jobs and the Economy. Participants in the Designs on Hollywood panel will include Denise Zacky-Popoch of Gensler Architects, Eric Olsen of TCA Architects, Scott Epstein, Mid City West Community Council, and Robert Herscu of HQ Creative. Grant King of the Hollywood International Regional Center, Chris Nelson of Universal Studios Hollywood, Robert Green, Jr. of The Robert Green Co., and Adriene Davis of L.A. City College will participate on the second panel. Attendees at the Summit will also receive a complimentary copy of the

Chamber’s popular annual Economic Development Update for 2016 as well as a copy of the 2016 Hollywood Business and Community Profile. As of press time, the following sponsors had signed up: Presenting Sponsor 8150 Sunset, Diamond-level sponsors include Harridge Development Group, Hollywood International Regional Center, Hudson Pacific Properties, and Kilroy Realty Corp. Gold-Level sponsors include Avison Young, Champion Development, CIM Group, Gensler, Gonzales Law Group, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, J.H. Snyder Co., JLL, Palladium Residences/ Crescent Heights, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Related California Residential, The Robert Green Co., Robertson Properties Group, and Wilcon. Silver-Level sponsors include: Ametron Audio, Birch Tree Properties, Discover Hollywood Magazine, Emerson College, Gathers Strategies, Handelman Consulting, Hollywood Entertainment District, HQ Creative, NAI Capital Commercial, Park & Velayos LLP, Park Plus, Inc., Proper Parking, Selbert Perkins Design, Sunset & Vine BID, and The Original Farmers Market. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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DIRECTORS Homer Alba Paul Audley Patty Brunton Susan Cabral-Ebert Catherine Farrell Michael Gargano Dwayne Gathers John Goodwin Mike Harriel Melissa Logan Brandon Mason Stan Savage Michelle Sobrino Doug Troy

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Heroes of Hollywood 2016. From left: Hank Hilty, Anastasia Mann, Nichelle Nichols, Ellen Zaman, Jeff Briggs, Jackie Lawson, and Stan Savage.

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Universal’s Harry Potter Casts a Little Magic at Hollywood Continued from Page THREE

It is part of a larger, $1.6-billion improvement to the park and surrounding studio facilities that has added 3,000 jobs since 2012, and re-imagined 75 percent of the original park. Recent attractions include Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Super Silly Fun Land, Transformers, Springfield – hometown of America’s favorite TV family, and The Walking Dead (which debuts this summer). However, it is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that has boosted Universal’s fortunes worldwide. Since 2009, the year before the first Harry Potter attraction opened in Florida, annual attendance at the company’s theme parks has more than doubled to 43-million. Annual revenue grew 109percent between 2010 and 2015, and operating cash flow increased 148percent to $1.46-billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. “I was lucky enough to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando when it first opened, and I feel that it’s the best ride in our industry,” commented Tej Sundher of the Hollywood Wax Museum. “This addition to Universal Studios Hollywood

will undoubtedly have a substantial impact on their Theme Park and Hollywood as a destination. We look forward to joining Universal in continuing our efforts to give visitors the kind of dazzling experience that they expect from Hollywood.” “I’ve been owning and operating hotels continuously in the Hollywood area for the past 36 years and have worked closed with Universal Studios Hollywood all these years,” added Jeff Zarrinnam, owner of the Hollywood Hotel. “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Universal’s biggest expansion and most spectacular attraction by far and will magically attract even more wizards (I mean tourists) to Hollywood!” Although Universal’s master plan includes plans for new hotels, those are in the future, providing an opportunity for nearby Hollywood to help meet the current increased demand for accommodations. Three hotels are currently under construction – the 180-room Dream Hotel, set to open this summer; the 105-room Hampton Inn under construction on Vine Street and the 220room Kimpton Hotel, being built on Argyle Avenue at Yucca.

Another dozen or so hotels are proposed and in various stages of approval. If all of these were to be built, they would add another 1,100 rooms to the Hollywood market. “Twenty years ago, we were begging hotel chains to consider Hollywood, with no interest, so this boom in proposed hotels is simply amazing to those of us who worked so hard back then to generate interest,” noted Gubler. “Later, we even had a Boutique Hotel Task Force that was chaired by Dave Gajda that worked to attract hotels.” Gubler said that small hotels spread throughout the city center of Hollywood would have an outsized impact on the revitalization and activation of the neighborhood. “There is a distinct advantage by having several smaller hotels versus one convention-center scaled hotel,” he stressed. “Smaller hotels fit into the neighborhood better and spread the benefits over a wider area.” Since each hotel fills a different niche of the visitor market, it will also allow Hollywood to serve a broader segment of the population. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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he Healthcare Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce published “Healthy Hollywood Pages” promotional pamphlet which was distributed at the Hollywood Expo. The brochure lists the numerous organizations throughout Hollywood which assist, promote, and support the community in obtaining a healthier lifestyle. Healthy Hollywood Pages was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Genesis Financial & Insurance Services, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, and Optometrix. Additional sponsors included AltaMed General Pediatrics, Aviva Family and Children’s Services, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.

he Youth Policy Institute is helping transition college students from the classroom to the workforce. Students who can take advantage of this program come from a variety of backgrounds. This may be the first formal work experience. They are determined to work and are local to the Hollywood area. YPI program will be paying their wages with 100-hour allotments. Businesses hiring these interns can help inspire youth and help them cultivate skills and experience. The internship is almost like an on-the-job training, and you can hire youth after they complete their hours. To take advantage of the YPI program, businesses are encouraged to set up an Employer Orientation session, sign a work-site agreement, designate number of interns needed, set schedule for internship, get matched and get started! To learn more, please contact Martin Hernandez: mhernandez@ypiusa.org.

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Mayor Garcetti to Address the Hollywood Community at Chamber Breakfast, June 15th he Hollywood Chamber of headed some great accomplishments Silver Lake, and Atwater Village — T Commerce proudly announced it during Hollywood’s revival. all of which were dramatically revitalwill be holding “Breakfast with the Mayor Garcetti will use this break- ized under Garcetti’s leadership. Mayor” at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Thursday, June 15th, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This will be first address by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the

Hollywood community since taking Mayor’s office in 2013. As Hollywood’s former Councilmember for CD-13, Mayor Garcetti is familiar with the challenges of Hollywood’s unique community and has spear-

fast to discuss his economic development strategy, housing, and the bid for the 2024 Olympics. Attending guests will have the unique opportunity to participate in a Q&A session afterwards. Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His “back to basics” agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents. Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the Councilmember representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park,

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he Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced endorsements in the following races for the June 7th Primary Elections: Richard Bloom, California Assembly District 50 Laura Friedman, California Assembly District 43 Adrin Nazarian, for California Assembly District 46 “The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Richard Bloom, Laura Friedman and Adrin Nazarian for their respective Assembly seats, stated PAC Chair Mark R. Edwards. “As Hollywood’s current Assemblymembers, Richard Bloom and Adrin Nazarian have a proven record in the Hollywood business community and have fought tirelessly to create a vibrant and thriving Hollywood for residents and visitors alike. We have seen first-hand their passion and commitment for Hollywood.” Laura Friedman is running for current Assemblymember, Mike Gatto’s 43rd Assembly District seat. Gatto will be termed out at the end of this session. Edwards commented, “Laura Friedman will be an outstanding champion for a healthy economy in Hollywood and throughout the State. Laura’s time on the Glendale 6 n hollywoodchamber.net

As of press time, the Presenting sponsor is Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Platinum Level sponsor is Variety. Gold Level sponsors are FilmL.A., Inc. Loews Hollywood Hotel, and Managed Career Solutions. Silver Level sponsors include AT&T, Capitol Music Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College Los Angeles, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc, Paramount Contractors & Developers, and W Hollywood Hotel & Residences. Admission is $75, and includes continental breakfast. Loews Hollywood is located at 1755 N. Highland Ave. Register at hollywoodchamber.net/events. To sponsor this event, please contact Kaylee Kiecker kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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City Council has shown time and time again that she knows how to get things done for the business community helping to revitalize her downtown and attract thousands of good jobs to Glendale along the San Fernando Corridor. We are confident that her pragmatic approach to City governance will carry over to her tenure in the California State Assembly. We are pleased to provide Laura with our full support in her efforts to represent Hollywood in the State Assembly.” The PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on June 7th. The PAC was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at local, state, and federal levels 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 www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Working for a Better Hollywood It is no accident that Hollywood is continuing to rebound. Many years of work by the Hollywood CHA MBER OF COM MERCE Chamber of Commerce and other committed Hollywood boosters has brought energy back to one of the most famous communities in the world. These changes do not just happen organically. They require strong advocacy to foster an environment that will encourage revitalization. Advocacy has been the guiding principle for many years at the Chamber as we have worked to advance Hollywood’s agenda and create a positive business climate for our members. With new challenges on the horizon, it is important that we continue our efforts. Take a look at the issues and projects

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The Chamber is Creating a Strong Local Economy The 21st annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit focused on Why Hollywood Matters and featured a keynote address by Victor Coleman, chairman of the board at Hudson Pacific Properties. The Chamber worked to build support for a new business improvement district east of the freeway that would be known as the Hollywood-Western BID. The fourth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference garnered an enthusiastic crowd to hear how film incentives are working, the latest trends in music and the new multiplatform TV industry. Roy Price of Amazon Studios was presented with the Commitment to California Award. The Chamber hosted a meeting with leaders of the six Hollywoodarea neighborhood councils to foster better communication between the business community and residents. The Healthcare Committee of the Chamber was relaunched and set numerous goals to support one of Hollywood’s major employment sectors. Numerous proposed developments in Hollywood were supported by the Chamber and members testified at hearings on their behalf. In particular, the Chamber worked to clear the way for Hollywood’s half-built Target to resume construction.

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Hello Hollywood! I am absolutely humbled and honored to be serving as the Chair of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. I am not a native “Hollywoodian” or Angelino, but I have been privileged to live and work in many different communities, and the common denominator is, regardless of where we live or work, it’s our responsibility to take care of our community. This is no ordinary Chamber of Commerce. We represent one of the most special business communities in the world. We accomplish projects with both style and substance. Hollywood is the platform where all dreams come true! There are several ongoing issues with which the Chamber is grappling. Critical and entrenched problems can seldom be resolved over the course of one chair’s term of office. I pledge that the Chamber will continue to devote resources to these priorities, including: • CEQA reform. While the goals of CEQA are laudable, we all know that special interests have used CEQA as a battering ram to hold developers hostage. The Chamber will continue to seek action that will protect the original intent of CEQA but allow critically-needed infill projects to proceed. • The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative will cause severe damage to the economy of Los Angeles. This anti-growth initiative must be defeated and the Chamber will continue to be part of the coalition working to defeat it. • The Hollywood Community Plan needs to be adopted and implemented to protect the community and to give developers more certainty as to what they can build. The Chamber will continue to press for action to bring the plan forward. • The shortage of housing remains one of the most intractable problems in Los Angeles. The Chamber will work to get housing projects approved and built and encourage the inclusion of affordable housing wherever possible. Other ongoing issues will also receive Chamber attention, including continuing to press for changes to improve the visitor experience on Hollywood Blvd., and reaching out to improve relations with our neighborhoods. While we’ve made some progress, we’re going to push hard this year to build on the success of 2015. Yes, there are many obstacles in front of us, but nothing distracts from our mission. We have faced many difficult issues before. We have faced moments of tumult and moments of change. We know what to do and how to succeed. Phenomenal growth in the past decade is a proof of this! The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will continue to be a channel for connecting members with resources. A catalyst for job and business growth which will benefit our business and neighborhood growth well into the future. Thank you for the opportunity to serve among so many gifted leaders. You are the Eagles in the sky. I am proud to be soaring with you. Dr. Fariba Kalantari Chair of the Board, 2016-17


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Hollywood Chamber Committees 2016-2017 The Arts, Entertainment & Emerging Media (TEAM) Susan Cabral Ebert, Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Local 706 IATSE Maricela Gomez, Paramount Pictures Budget & Audit Donelle Dadigan, Hollywood Museum Economic Development Dwayne Gathers, Gathers Strategies, Inc. Timothy Grubbs Entertainment Conference Sharon Keyser, Paramount Pictures Doug Troy, Trailer Park Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Beth Marlis, Musicians Institute Health Care Manny Rodriguez, La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center Sam Smith, Genesis Financial Heroes of Hollywood Cindy Braun, Paley Center for Media Carole Sarian, The CrisCom Company Hollywood Chamber PAC Mark Edwards, Mark R. Edwards Consulting Group Hollywood Ed Jon Clayden, Emerson College HYPE (Hollywood Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs) Brandon Mason, Avison Young Legislative Action Matt Fritch, Andrews International Mark Edwards, Mark R. Edwards Consulting Group Licensing Mitch Nedick, The CW Network Membership Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Hotel – the Hotel of Hollywood Project Review Committee Bill Roschen, Roschen Van Cleve Architects Tourism Donelle Dadigan, Hollywood Museum Patti MacJennett, L.A. Convention & Tourism Board Walk of Fame Vin Di Bona, Vin Di Bona Productions/Fishbowl Worldwide

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A briefing on the Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Olympics was sponsored by the Chamber, as we investigated ways that Hollywood could be involved should the City win the Olympics. Several meetings were hosted by the Chamber to educate members on how to comply with the City’s new Energy Efficiency Mandate to reduce energy and water usage. Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler’s blog, It’s All About Jobs, continued to gain readership and was picked up by several other information platforms.

The Chamber is Promoting Hollywood A total of 28 Walk of Fame ceremonies were organized and publicized by the Hollywood Chamber, beginning with music legend Jeff Lynne and ending with a crowd numbering in the of thousands for actor Eugenio Derbez, generating worldwide exposure for Hollywood. A walking tour of Hollywood development was given by Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler to 50 bankers in town for the national Community Reinvestment Act Conference. A Media Welcome Center was again hosted by the Chamber at the TCL Chinese Theatre for more than 75 press representatives coming to Hollywood to cover the Academy Awards. A new Hollywood Guide and Hollywood Business Profile, with the latest demographic information was published and distributed to 25,000 homes and businesses. The Chamber’s education collaborative, Hollywood Ed, created a Student Discount Card for students attending Hollywood’s numerous trade schools to patronize Chamber businesses. A Healthy Hollywood Resource Guide was created by the Chamber’s new Healthcare Committee, to promote healthcare-related members of the Chamber. Numerous ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held for Chambermember businesses.

The Chamber is Offering Opportunities to Network and Promote Your Business The Hollywood Expo was held at the Hollywood Palladium, celebrating its 75th anniversary, and drew a crowd of nearly 500 people.

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Monthly mixers were held at some of Hollywood’s most popular entertainment venues, including: Asa Meza, Umami Burger, Raleigh Studios, Dave & Busters, Greenleaf Chop House, Mama Shelter, Hard Rock Universal Studios, and Yamashiro.


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Each month, the Chamber emailed out Hollywood Hot Deals and Businesses You Need to Know, to help our members generate business with other members. Speed Leads, our popular networking luncheon, was held bimonthly and helped members gain new leads and friends in a nonthreatening business environment. The Chamber launched a monthly Tech 101 series of seminars to educate members on the latest technology, with information on such topics as Gameification, how to be found online, Microsoft One Note, CRM and Social Media, etc. Hundreds of Chamber members had an opportunity for involvement and to make new connections at the dozens of Chamber committee meetings held throughout the year. The Chamber outreached to the Millennial generation through HYPE (the Hollywood Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs).

The Chamber is Representing the Interests of Business With Government Chamber representatives met individually with members of the L.A. City Council urging sensitivity to the needs of small businesses and nonprofit organizations in considering a hike in the minimum wage. Despite Chamber efforts, the City enacted an increase in the wage to $15 an hour by 2020, although an extra year was approved for businesses with 25 or fewer employees. Chamber members testified at hearings across the City on the proposal to allow street vending in Los Angeles. The Chamber urged that an “optout” alternative be approved to allow business improvement districts to decide whether street vending should be allowed within their boundaries. The City delayed action on the proposal as a result of the reservations that were expressed by the Chamber and other organizations. CEQA reform of the California Environmental Quality Act was encouraged by the Chamber. A meeting was held with State Senate President ProTempore Kevin DeLeon to discuss steps that might be taken to fix some of the most egregious problems with CEQA.

Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Beth Marlis, Chair 2016-17

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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 Chamber 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 $799,160 in grants, and this past year awarded $52,250. In our most recent fiscal year, the Chamber foundation assisted the following local organizations: ArtworxLA Assistance League of Southern Cal. Blind Children’s Center Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood Childhelp, Inc. Greenways Arts Alliance Hollywood Fringe Festival Hatchery Arts Hollywood Wilshire YMCA L.A. City College Foundation L.A. Contemporary Exhibitions Let’s Play Hollywood Foundation Los Angeles Youth Network LOVE Foundation My Friend’s Place National Night Out New Filmmakers L.A. Oasis of Hollywood St. Barnabas Senior Services Streetlights The Center at Blessed Sacrament The Gabriella Foundation Theatre West We Can Pediatric Tumor Network

The Chamber testified in support of the proposed Crenshaw Line extension to Hollywood as part of the Metro long-range transit plan and voiced support for Metro’s November 2016 initiative to expand the Metro transit system. Numerous public officials met with the Chamber throughout the year to discuss public policy issues, including State Senators Kevin DeLeon and Ben Allen, L.A. City CAO Miguel Santana, City Attorney Mike Feuer, City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and David Ryu, and others.

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Our Business Agenda As you review our Report to Hollywood’s Business Community, you will see that it was a year filled with advocacy efforts by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on behalf of our members. While it is always good to review our accomplishments, I’m already looking forward to the challenges and opportunities facing us in our new fiscal year. Certainly at the top of my list would be the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (NII). While I understand the concerns of the proponents with the L.A. planning process, this is not the best way to achieve meaningful reform. A two-year building moratorium directed by the NII would result in the loss of thousands of jobs and could send the local economy into a tailspin. Mayor Garcetti has already responded by budgeting millions more to speed the update of local community plans. There is no way that the City could update all community plans in the timeframe of the initiative. Proponents should declare “victory” and drop the initiative. Our Chamber will be actively involved in the effort to defeat the initiative if it qualifies for the March 2017 ballot. Last year, we were very involved in the issue of sidewalk vending. Our efforts, as well as those of other opponents, managed to delay final consideration of the issue by the City Council. When it comes back again, we will again reiterate our opposition to opening all sidewalks in the City to street vending. A more measured approach would be to allow neighborhoods to decide if they want street vending, and to allow business improvement districts to “opt-out”. In November, Metro is likely to put forward a ballot measure to add another half- cent sales tax to expedite construction of our mass transit system. This is an investment for the future of our region. The Hollywood Chamber has been a strong proponent of mass transit and will be supporting this measure. Of special interest to us is that the long-range plan that would be funded by the initiative includes an extension of the Crenshaw Line through West Hollywood and connecting to the Hollywood & Highland Metro station, a link that will benefit our area.

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The Chamber met with hillside representatives to discuss issues related to the Hollywood Sign and traffic spilling into the neighborhoods as a result. Chamber representatives participated in annual lobbying trips on local business issues and in support of the proposed Hollywood Central Park to Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. State Senator Kevin DeLeon delivered his first State of the State address to the Hollywood Chamber at Paramount Pictures. The Chamber spoke out against the proposed Neighborhood Integrity Initiative as a job-killing measure that would increase congestion. Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler participated in a townhall meeting sponsored by the Studio District Neighborhood Council to discuss the issue.

The Chamber is Taking Political Action The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee interviewed the finalists for Council District 4, Carolyn Ramsey and David Ryu, and decided to remain neutral in the race. The PAC had previously sponsored a debate between the candidates. A fundraiser in support of the re-election of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell was hosted by the Hollywood Chamber PAC.

The Chamber is Giving Back to the Community

We look forward to again working for you in the coming year.

The 5th annual Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon was held at the Taglyan Center to raise funds to support Hollywood nonprofit organizations. Laura Dern attended to accept the Mary Pickford Award for her mother Diane Ladd, while Tom LaBonge was presented with the Johnny Grant Community Service Award.

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The Chamber Foundation awarded nearly $40,000 in grants to local Hollywood community nonprofit organizations.

Finally, the City has brought forward the revised Hollywood Community Plan. Final adoption is not expected until 2017, but there is no doubt that it is needed. We currently are operating under a plan that is nearly 30 years old. The new plan will protect our single family neighborhoods and guide density to the areas surrounding our mass transit stations, which is where it should go.

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Flowers were placed on the stars of past Walk of Fame honorees who passed away during the year. The Chamber sponsored its annual Police and Firefighters Appreciation BBQ and fed several hundred of Hollywood’s public safety officals to show the community’s support for their sacrifices. An enthusiastic crowd attended the Chamber Foundation’s annual All Hallows Eve fundraiser at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which raised thousands of dollars for the Foundation’s grant program.

New Members Welcomed

Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler served as a judge at American Legion Post 43’s hosting of the statewide speech contest finals for high school students.


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Hollywood Chamber Adds Six More Stars on the World-famous Walk of Fame T

he Hollywood Chamber has been busy these past two months adding more stars on the famous sidewalk of Deidre Hall the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Actress Deidre Hall was honored with the 2,581st star on May 19th in the category of Television at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard at Eastown. Actress/director Jodie Foster was honored with the 2,580th star on May 4th in the category of Motion Pictures at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre. Actress Barbara Bain was honored with the 2,579th star on April 28th in the category of Television at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Stella Adler Theatre. Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein were honored on April 11th at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Pantages Theatre. Lauper’s 2,477th star was dedicated in the category of Recording and Fierstein’s 2,478th star was dedicated in the category of Live Performance Actor Eugenio Derbez was honored with the 2,576th star on March 10th in the category of Motion Pictures at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Marshalls.

Harvey Fierstein

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Deadline for submission is on Tuesday, May 31st, at 12 noon to be considered in June. All nominations will be considered in the annual Walk of Fame Committee meeting to be held in June. The Walk of Fame Committee will make selections for the year 2017. New selections will be announced late June. See upcoming ceremonies and frequently asked questions for nominations on www.walkoffame.com. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO Sat Bisla 250 N. First St., Ste. 532, Burbank, CA 91502 (323) 782-0770 www.anrworldwide.com

Chiromotion Bernard Paré 1350 Highland Ave., Ste. A Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 606-6282 www.chiromotion.la

Archway Holdings Sean Moghavem 420 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 276-7600 www.archwayco.com

Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Int’l. Margaret Marmolejo 5930 Franklin Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 960-3100 www.celebritycentre.org

At The P Richard Polak 837 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 828-2200 www.gotothep.com Bakersfield Business Conference Linda Hartman PO Box 2026 Bakersfield, CA 93303 (661) 371-2202 www.bakersfieldbusinessconference.com BLR - Health Care Compliance Training Melanie Murphy 100 Winners Cir N #300, Brentwood, TN 37027 (800) 727-5257 x2615 www.blr.com BriSpy Agency Brian Sikoff 1686 Kendall Ave. Camarillo, CA 93010 (805) 444-3264 www.brispyagency.com

Diamond Environmental Services, LP Kelly Decker 5925 S. Alameda St. Huntington Park, CA 90001 (760) 290-3310 www.diamondprovides.com Equinox Becky McGlensey 6201 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 124, Hollywood, CA 90028 (714) 801-7290 www.equinox.com Evergreen Talent Management Meghan McCabe 6773 1/2 Yucca St., Ste. 1 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (310) 988-5622 www.evergreentalentmanagement.com Golden Malted Michael Reno 1420 Pioneer St. Brea, CA 92821 (714) 388-4295 www.goldenmalted.com

Burbank SEO Experts Michael Milauskas 7731 Via Capri Burbank, CA 91504 (818) 237-5445 www.burbankseoexperts.com

Green Book Education Foundation Aimee Koffi 433 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 600 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 279-5165 www.greenbookeducationfoundation.org

Cancer Control Society Lorraine Rosenthal 2043 N. Berendo St. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 663-7801 www.cancercontrolsociety.com

Harridge Development Group, LLC David Schwartzman 6363 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 600, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 658-1511 www.harridgedevelopment.com

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THE CAMDEN APARTMENTS

Having the perfect mix of work and play in life is important. The Camden Apartments brand-new studio, one and two-bedroom floor plan options are pet-friendly, The Camden is perfectly placed, so you have access to some of the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife that Los Angeles has to offer. Their unique take on communal, indoor/outdoor gathering areas are something you just don’t find when you live in the city. Entertaining family, hanging with friends, or working from home, The Camden has arrived and it was built with you in mind. Josh Craig, Community Manager 1540 N. Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90028 Call (877)409-8615 • thecamden@camdenliving.com www.TheCamdenLife.com

EVERGREEN TALENT MANAGEMENT Evergreen Talent Management (ETM) is a management company focused on adult theatrical and commercial talent for film and television. Based in Hollywood and founded in 2016 by Meghan McCabe, it is an eco-friendly company whose driving goal is to bring sustainable entertainment to you. Ms. McCabe earned her BA Degree in Theater and Creative Writing from Rutgers University, after having been accepted on scholarship as an out of state student from Whitney Young High School in Chicago, IL. She has resided in Los Angeles for more than 10 years, and has a wide range of experience in the entertainment industry. Meghan McCabe, Talent Manager meghan@evergreentalentmanagement.com www.evergreentalentmanagement.com

THE PARTY STAFF INC. Since 1989, The Party Staff Inc. has provided hundreds of thousands of servers, bartenders, captains, event managers, and cooks for every kind of social function and special event imaginable. From corporate and catered events to residential home parties, their mission is a commitment to excellence that is unmatched in the hospitality staffing industry. If you’re a food service manager, a caterer, or event planner in need of staff for your corporate venue or special event, or having a party with friends and entertaining at home, The Party Staff has the hospitality staffing service solution that’s right for you. Abbey Ringler, Sales and Client Services Representative 6464 Sunset Blvd, Ste 1110 Los Angeles, CA 90028 Call (323)573-4833 • abbeyr@partystaff.com http://partystaff.com/los-angeles


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SUTOCOM SOLUTIONS, INC. Does your business operation need a professional makeover? SutoCom Solutions, Inc. helps increase sales, unlock the sales process so it can scale up, create visibility into performance metrics, provide financial forecasting, and drive accountability. Their range of services include CRM configuration and sales report development; elevate performance of sales manager team by optimizing reporting and pipeline management; review and revise sales compensation plan to ensure incentive is aligned with corporate goals; mentoring, coaching, sales training, and training development; create Performance Improvement Plans (PIP); sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and Marketing cloud implementation; integration with third party systems such as telephone and account systems; custom dashboards and report development; marketing Automation and email automation; data cleanup and migration; custom application development. They also offer Filemaker Pro & Go capacity with Filemaker for customization plus scripting and debug for Web, Desktop, & Mobile. Dennis Suto, General Manager Hollywood, CA 90028 Call (323)815-7680 • dennes777@gmail.com www.sutocom.net

LUCY ALEX - TV HOSTESS Lucy Alex is involved in an interactive TV-project “Healthy Life” (www.Healthy-Life.tv) and works with everyday people, who want and need to live a healthy and properly balanced lifestyle. Lucy’s TV show concentrates on today’s progression of people’s healthy lifestyles. Audience’s participation within the program’s format, makes it interesting to a wide range of viewers, who already lead a healthy lifestyle or would like to change Lucy Alex to one. TV hostess Lucy Alex carefully chooses individuals, who will participate in the show and work closely with the program’s professionals. 14044 Ventura Blvd., #310, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Call (818)659-5829 • lucyalexnet@gmail.com www.LucyAlex.net

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has worked with Microsoft to provide non-profit organizations with discounts, free software and technology-related services. To take advantage of this benefit, please contact (323)469-8311 or email info@hollywoodchamber.net.

THE HOP AUTHORITY The Hop Authority guides the talented with extraordinary abilities in the motion picture and television industry, sciences, education, business, or athletics areas. You don’t need a Nobel Prize to legally move to and work in the United States. Their experts in visa advising services map out a successful plan for you, and Danny their sponsorship program is 99 percent De Lillo successful. Danny De Lillo, Professional Actor, Client, The Hop Authority’s Brand Ambassador 1130 North Lima Street, Burbank, California 91505 Call (818)567-4000 • info@hopauthority.com www.hopauthority.com

STONNE GLOBAL TRAVEL Stonne Global Travel is a fullservice travel agency, specializing in cruises and all-inclusive land packages, as well as, event planning for family or business projects. Stonne Global Travel, a division of Stonne Entertainment Group LLC, was founded by U.S Veteran Jayson T Stonne in 2014 to serve the Los Angeles area as well as national clients. Stonne Global Travel can send clients anywhere in the world within a budget. Jayson T Stonne, Founding Owner 5250 Lankershim Blvd, Ste 500, N. Hollywood, CA 91601 Call (818) 210-5074 • info@StonneGlobalTravel.com www.StonneGlobalTravel.com hollywoodchamber.net n 13


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Chamber Celebrates Hollywood Expo

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he Hollywood Chamber presented recently the 28th Annual Hollywood Expo at Avalon Hollywood. The Expo attracted over 250 concierges, business owners, and Chamber members interested in learning what’s new in Hollywood. Invited guests celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the recently renovated Avalon Hollywood while sampling menu items from local restaurants and enjoying a variety of wine, beer, margaritas and cocktails. Presenting sponsor of the Hollywood Expo is Variety. Partnering level sponsors included Avalon Hollywood and Line 204 Events. Platinum level sponsors are 33 Taps, The Argyle Hollywood, DLS Events, Harman Press, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill. Gold level sponsors included

Anheuser-Busch, C9 Balloons, Callaloo Caribbean Kitchen, Conscious Cup Cafe, Dream Los Angeles/Hollywood, Eastown Apartments, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hollywood Carnival, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles Culture Festival, Lucky Strike Live!, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Mel’s Drive-In, Metro MD Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Pantages Theatre – Nederlander West, Pig ‘N Whistle, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and Trailer Park, Inc. Silver level sponsors included Aflac, AltaMed, Bliss Spa, Beathe LA, Casino Kings, Covered California, Ciabatta Bar, Equinox, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Foto Spark, Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood, Hollywood American Legion Post #43, Hollywood Heritage Museum, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Welcome Center,

Hollywood YMCA, La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, LA Tourism & Convention Board, Live Nation, Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, Managed Career Solutions, Monster Energy Company, The Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, SoCal Self Storage – Hollywood & Bronson, Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables, Inc., Sweet-E’s Bake Shop, Time Warner Cable Business Class, US Bank, W Hollywood Hotel, and YogaWorks. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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RENEWING MEMBERS - WE THANK THESE BUSINESSES FOR RENEWING THEIR MEMBERSHIP AdlhochCreative, Inc. AFLAC AJ Khair Construction, Inc AKA Beverly Hills Amoeba Music Arslanian and Associates, Inc. Art of Acting Studio Avalon Hollywood Avison Young-Southern California, L Azoff MSG Entertainment Belmont Village Senior Living, Hollywood Heights Bowery, The Briggs Law BrightView Design Group Bristol Farms Campus Hollywood, Inc. Cerrell Associates, Inc. CH Palladium, LLC Chocolate Sundaes LLC Comprehensive Financial Services Copymat CrisCom Company, The Cross Roads Of The World CW Network, The DDD-Hollywood/Gower, LLC Directors Guild Of America Diva Limousine Dudas, Ms. Mary Lou El Capitan Office Bldg.,McGann Asse Enerlon Inc. Famous Hollywood Dental Care FilmL.A., Inc. 14 n hollywoodchamber.net

Foto Spark Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. Goode Time Productions Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. Heritage Auctions Hollywood Clapperboards Hollywood High School Hollywood High School Alumni Association Hollywood Historic Hotel, Inc. Hollywood International Regional Center Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building Hollywood Piano Company Hollywood YMCA Hooter's Restaurant I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 I.A.T.S.E. Local 729 J.H. Snyder Co. John Mejia Show, The JP Morgan Chase Santa Monica & La Brea Kennedy Wilson Kindel Gagan LACE Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman Line 204 LLC Linoleum City, Inc. Lord, Rosemary Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Culture Festival Los Angeles Dodgers Marathon Communications Martin & Bontrager, APC Melrose Business Improvement Association

Miceli's Restaurants, Inc. Musicians Institute Musso & Frank Grill, The National Academy Of Recording Arts Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings Paramount Contractors & Developers Park & Velayos LLP Pig 'N Whistle Pinnacle Designs Proper Sightseeing Ricardo Montalban Theatre & Foundation Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum Sarkis Realty, Inc. SEE-LA / Hollywood Farmer's Market Silver Commercial Soul Hollywood Sound Advice SSI / Advanced Post Services Star Track Tours LLC Stonne Entertainment Group, LLC Sunset Bronson Studios Sunset Gower Studios Sunset Media Center c/o Kilroy Real Supply Sergeant Television Center Thomas Safran & Associates Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill Valley Economic Alliance, The Wolfgang Puck Catering Yamashiro Youth Policy Institute


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Meet the East Hollywood BID 2016 Board of Governors

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hether you work, live, play, shop, or heal in East Hollywood, you should already be seeing some of the work of the East Hollywood Business Improvement District (EHBID). The East Hollywood BID 2016 Board of Governors was elected at the BID’s Annual Meeting in February to serve a term of two years. The 2016 BID Board of Governors consists of members: Chairman, Harvey Shield, Temple Knesset Israel; Vice Chairman, Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Hotel; Treasurer, Susanna Furios, Church of Scientology, Los Angeles; Secretary, Jacques Massachi, Property Owner; Berj Tashjian, Property Owner; Ellen Zaman, Children’s Hospital; James Underdown, Center For Inquiry To date, the BID has painted over 100 of the lampposts along Vermont

East Hollywood BID Board: Berj Tashjian, Susanna Furios, Harvey Shield, Jeff Zarrinnam, Jacques Massachi, James Underdown

Ave., making them a consistent shade and with graffiti resistant paint. The BID has made significant progress with their partnership with the City and Caltrans to install street medians along Vermont Avenue. The BID hopes to see construction soon to begin calming traffic and enhancing the pedestrian experience in this highly traveled area of the city.

Additionally, over the past two years, the EHBID has planted over 100 trees along Vermont Ave. between Sunset and Melrose. For further information on the BID, please contact Executive Director, Nicole Shahenian at Nicole@ehbid.org. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Hollywood Club Crawl Jason Kuska 1602 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 667-6282 www.hollywoodclubcrawl.com

LunchBOX Brooke Leal 8621 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (818) 861-4444 www.lunchboxwax.com

Hustler Hollywood Raelyn Hennessee 6540 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 466-0269 www.hustlerhollywoodstores.com

Neal Public Relations Roger Neal 10858 Fruitland Dr. Studio City, CA 91604 (323) 366-2796 www.nealpublicrelations.com

Jack in the Box 465 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 936-7709 www.jackinthebox.com

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank David Ghermezian 1875 Century Park East, Ste. 1380 Los Angeles, CA 90067 (310) 407-6573 www.ngkf.com

Lincoln Property Company Ian Gilbert 3311 Deronda Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068 (818) 259.8294 www.lpcsocal.com Lucy Alex - TV Hostess Lucy Alex 14044 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 310 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 659-5829 www.lucyalex.net

PALEY. Nicolas Fanucci 6115 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 100 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 544-9430 www.paleyhollywood.com Propeller Music Aaron Wexley 913 Indigo Ave. Orlando, FL 32828 (778) 471-3390

Strategic Legacy Investment Group, Inc Shahriar Davidesfahani 9025 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 301 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (855) 720-2623 www.slinvestmentgroup.com SutoCom Solutions, Inc. Dennis Suto 5533 Hollywood Blvd. Unit 525 Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 815-7680 www.sutocom.net Tanya Hart Communications, Inc. Philip Hart 5548 Green Oak Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068-2502 (323) 461-0695 www.aurn.com The Hollywood Jack in the Box 1243 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 461-7605 www.jackinthebox.com

The Party Staff Inc. Abbey Ringler 6464 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1110 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 573-4833 www.partystaff.com The Pie Hole Los Angeles Lindsay Hollister 6314 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 537-0882 www.thepieholela.com TourTakers Dream Vacations Alan Sherin 352 N. Sierra Bonita Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 336-6700 tourtakers.com UGM Enterprises, Inc Dean Edouarde 132 S. Irving Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 465-9115 www.ugme.com

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Chamber Celebrates Opening of LunchBOX in Hollywood

Hollywood Chamber Welcomes New Member Businesses at Sadie’s Kitchen & Lounge in March

The Chamber welcomed the opening of LunchBOX’s new location in Hollywood. LunchBOX is a full-service, speed-wax salon which caters to both women and men who are mindful about the people they choose for personal care. They wax bottoms and brows, cheeks and chests from tip to toes. Stop by at 8621 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, or visit www.lunchboxwax.com.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held its March mixer at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge. Chair Beth Marlis welcomed the following new member businesses: Sean Moghavem, Archway Holdings; Christian Meoli, Arena Cinema Hollywood; Brian Sikoff, BriSpy Agency; Michael Reno, Carbon’s Golden Malted; David Carson, D.T. Carson Asset Management; Robert Butler, Elite Show Services, Inc.; Yuko Kaifu, Japan House; Lucy Alex, Lucy Alex - TV Hostess; David Ghermezian, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Jehan Watson, ReHab 2 ReFab Professional Organizing, Home Staging and ReDesign; Jayson Stonne, Stonne Global Travel; Dennis Suto, SutoCom Solutions, Inc.; Dean Edouarde, UGM Enterprises, Inc.; Azim Hirani, Which Wich? Superior Sandwiches.

Rooftop Film Club Celebrates its Second Season of Movie Events at The Montalban The Hollywood Chamber welcomed the new season of Rooftop Film Club at The Montalbán with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in April. The movie event has become a staple of Hollywood’s culture scene and has sold out tickets to almost every screening. The exciting outdoor film experience shows classic, cult and recent film releases and promises an alternative movie experience allowing you to enjoy the very best of film under Hollywood’s bright sky. General admission tickets are $17, plus a $2 booking fee. Visit http://rooftopcinemaclub.com/la/ 16 n hollywoodchamber.net

Hollywood Business Advocate May-June 2016  

In this issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate, the Hollywood Chamber plans Economic Development Summit and Breakfast with Mayor Garcetti....

Hollywood Business Advocate May-June 2016  

In this issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate, the Hollywood Chamber plans Economic Development Summit and Breakfast with Mayor Garcetti....

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