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n Palladium Residences Approved by Planning Commission n O’Farrell to Deliver State of Hollywood n Actions Taken to Start Target Construction


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The initiative would put a two-year building moratorium and prevent the City Council from approving amendments to the General Plan...

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battle is shaping up in 2016 over the future of Los Angeles. On one side are smart growth proponents who are encouraging development in the city to be built near major transit lines while on the other are those who want to stop virtually all growth in the city to reduce congestion in their particular neighborhoods.

The no-growth advocates are working to qualify what they term the “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative”. The initiative, if it qualifies, is likely to go before voters in November 2016, in conjunction with the Presidential election. Continued on Page FIVE

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O’Farrell to Deliver Popular State of Hollywood Address Having completed his two full to go on the record opposing the proyears representing the 13th Council posed no-growth initiative now being District, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell circulated. He is working to create will have a lot to report at his third opportunities for more affordable State of Hollywood address on housing and to reform City policy to Thursday, January 28th. help small, neighborhood businesses “Every year, we encourage people that drive the local economy. He has to be sure and make their reservations also been searching for solutions to early,” said Chamber President & the surging homeless camps within CEO Leron Gubler. “We have sold the city. out for this event in the The Councilman’s dispast. We again expect a lot trict is the most diverse in of interest.” the City, including the This year’s luncheon neighborhoods of Atwater will be held at the Taglyan Village, East Hollywood, Cultural Center, 1201 N. Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Vine Street, with networkGlassell Park, Historic ing beginning at 11:30 Filipinotown, Hollywood, a.m. and the luncheon folMid-Wilshire/Koreatown, lowing at 12 noon. Rampart Village and Admission is $75 for Silverlake. Chamber members. Prime He understands the tables with signage can be importance of Hollywood, Mitch O’Farrell reserved for $800. its history, and its brand as Reservations can be made a unique one-of-a-kind by going to the Chamber website: destination place for the rest of the www.hollywoodchamber.net or by world, said Chamber President Leron calling (323)469-8311. Gubler, who noted that “He is workO’Farrell has built a solid reputa- ing to enhance Hollywood’s reputation as a councilman who understands tion as a world-class neighborhood in the importance of maintaining a which to live, do business and visit. healthy business climate. He led the He promotes that it is an economic fight to be sure that the City Council driver for the rest of L.A. as the enterconsidered business impacts before tainment capital of the world and a voting to raise the minimum wage. worldwide destination for tourists.” Recently, he was the first councilman Elected to the Council in 2013, he

was appointed to serve as Chair of the Arts, Parks, and Los Angeles River Committee; Vice-Chair of Health, Mental Health and Education Committee, and a member of the Energy & Environment; Entertainment & Facilities; Public Safety, and Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees. In addition, he is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on the 2024 Summer Olympics. Presenting Sponsors as of press deadlines are Variety and the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Other sponsors include the following: Platinum Level sponsors are Sheppard Mullin and Taglyan Cultural Complex. Gold Level sponsors are Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. and Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. and Paramount Pictures. Silver sponsors are FilmL.A. Inc., Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Paramount Contractors & Developers, The Original Farmers Market, U.S. Bank, W Hotel and The Walt Disney Company. For information about sponsoring the luncheon, contact Kaylee Kiecker at Kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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DIRECTORS Sholeh Assil Arich Berghammer Patty Brunton Susan Cabral-Ebert John Gallogly Michael Gargano Michael Gonzales Howard Green Kacy Keys Melissa Logan Brandon Mason Stan Savage Thomas See Michelle Sobrino-Stearns

Paul Audley Cindy Braun Alton Butler Brian Folb Dwayne Gathers Catherine Farrell John Goodwin Mike Harriel Sharon Keyser John Lyons Nicole Mihalka Maureen Schultz David Simon, Doug Troy

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Opportunities and Challenges in 2016

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he dawning of a new year is a good time to assess where we have been and where we are going. There certainly are a lot of things of which we can be proud at the start of 2016. When I first came to Hollywood back in 1992, the outlook was bleak. Companies were leaving Hollywood by the dozens. There was a real question as to whether it would be possible to turn things around, and if Hollywood had declined too far to remain a viable commercial district. Fast forward to 2016 and we have indeed made progress. Neuehouse and several restaurants have opened at the beautifully-restored and enhanced Columbia Square, with Viacom moving in later this year. Just down the street, the Icon is rising at Sunset-Bronson Studios, which will become the Southern California headquarters for Netflix. And JH Snyder has finished a beautiful office complex in the Media District. These new additions will bring hundred if not thousands of additional jobs to Hollywood. We will benefit from their presence in the community. With more than one-million sq. ft. of office space being added to the market, we anticipate that other companies will also be coming – allowing Hollywood to remain an important business center. We will also see the completion this year of the Dream Hotel on Selma Ave. as well as construction progressing on the Kimpton Hotel just a few blocks to the east. These new hotels will help Hollywood proYour Hollywood Chamber vide the rooms to service visitors coming here to see the new of Commerce looks Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio as well as business forward to an exciting travelers. year working for you. Unfortunately, this year also brings the specter of another nogrowth initiative. This effort by opponents of growth in Hollywood is going citywide (see main story). These no-growth advocates have no answers on where growth should go. Not only do they want to stop it in their neighborhood, but now they want to stop growth everywhere in the city. They want to roll things back 50 years. Their myopic vision will result in higher housing prices, less affordable housing, a drastic reduction in construction jobs, and greater congestion throughout the metropolitan region. The Hollywood Chamber will join a myriad of other organizations that I’m sure will come forward to fight this ill-conceived initiative. Hollywood also faces an influx of homeless individuals that we have not seen in decades. This is a problem that is facing the entire city. It is of concern to us. We have met with city officials and written letters asking for immediate action to find solutions. There are no easy answers. It will continue to be a priority for the Chamber during this year. One thing I’ve learned working in Hollywood is that there are always new opportunities and challenges that arise. Whatever they may be, your Hollywood Chamber of Commerce looks forward to an exciting year working for you.


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Battle Over Jobs, Housing and Congestion Expected in 2016 Continued from Page THREE

The initiative would put in place a two-year building moratorium, prevent the City Council from approving amendments to the General Plan that would facilitate the approval of specific development projects, and require the City to update its 37 community plans, even though the initiative proponents are the same people who fought to prevent the City from adopting an updated Hollywood Community Plan. “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be working to educate the voters about what will happen if this initiative passes,” said Leron Gubler, Chamber President & CEO. “In actuality, it will kill jobs, make the housing crisis even worse, and will add to congestion throughout the city.” “This initiative, if it is successful, will put people back on the out-ofwork list,” stated Ron Miller, executive secretary of the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council. “It will end a construction revival that is creating careers for new apprentices, providing ongoing work for journeymen and benefiting all involved in the Building Trades.” What the ballot advocates really want is to simply shut down our system, continued Miller. “They want no growth. Whether it’s 40 stories or 14, they don’t want anything in ‘their backyard.’ And their backyard is the entire city.” Gubler said the Chamber is very concerned that the initiative’s passage would lead to greater congestion in neighborhoods throughout greater Los Angeles. “The proponents have no plan to accommodate growth,” he stressed. “Without a plan, development will occur everywhere, which means greater congestion as people have no choice but to pass through neighborhoods to get to their destinations. He noted that there are plenty of success stories from cities around the world that have guided growth along transit corridors. As cities build out

their mass transit systems, people then have an alternative to using cars. When cities do not encourage development to be in proximity to mass transit, residents have no other viable option but to use cars to get around – which leads to greater congestion. Housing is another area which is expected to suffer if the initiative passes. A study by Zillow last spring showed that Los Angeles was the least affordable place in the U.S. to buy or rent a home. Due primarily to roadblocks thrown up by anti-growth advocates, only 187 units per every 1,000 new residents are being built in Los Angeles. The lack of new housing has resulted in Los Angeles being the U.S. city with the biggest housing price increase over the past 15 years, according to a study released by Standard & Poor/Case-Shiller. “This increase in housing prices

may be good for some people who want to see their investments appreciate, but it is terrible for average residents who have seen their incomes stagnate or decline,” commented Gubler. “There is an affordable housing crisis in this city which is only going to get worse if this initiative passes.” Gubler noted that it had recently been revealed that the high cost of housing in L.A. was one of the greatest factors in Toyota deciding to move 3,000 employees from Los Angeles to Texas. Once the City Attorney’s office approves the language on the initiative, which is expected in January, proponents will have 120 days to gather approximately 61,000 signatures to qualify for a citywide vote. If it qualifies, it is expected to be on the ballot for the November 2016 general election. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Hollywood Community Celebrates Scramble Pedestrian Crossing at Highland Avenue

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ouncilmember Mitch O’Farrell, LADOT, community residents and business owners recently dedicated a new scrambled crosswalk that was installed at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. A ‘scramble’ is a crossing system that allows everyone to cross from each corner, in all directions, including diagonally, at the same time. “We are working toward the goal of greater pedestrian safety with a new scramble crosswalk for one of the most heavily traveled intersections in all of Los Angeles at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “The Hollywood scramble will provide greater access and improve the flow of foot and vehicular traffic in the heart of Hollywood.” In August 2015, the Department of Transportation (LADOT) agreed to implement this major improvement to increase safety at one of the busiest intersections in Los Angeles. The scramble crosswalk at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue was made possible with a price tag of $50,000. hollywoodchamber.net n 5


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Palladium Residences Get Thumbs Up From L.A. City Planning Commission T

he Hollywood Chamber of Commission in support of the Commerce was on hand to Palladium Residences project testify in support of the noting that the Chamber is Palladium Residences Project pleased to see such a highas it was considered for a secquality project proposed, ond time before the City’s bringing thousands of good Planning Commission in construction jobs to our comDecember. munity and providing badly Members of the Los needed housing for those livAngeles City Planning ing and working in Commission backed the proHollywood. Shahenian also posal by developer Crescent noted that the new restaurant Heights, for two residential The curvilinear profiles of the Palladium Residences were and retail businesses that are towers that would bring over designed by award-winning architect Stanley Saitowitz of proposed as part of the project 700 much needed housing Natoma Architects to echo and complement the Streamline will also be welcomed as a units to Sunset Boulevard. Moderne architectural style of the Hollywood Palladium. way to help activate Sunset The transit-oriented developBlvd., El Centro, Argyle and ment project site is served by multiple throughout the City which it has Selma Avenues – making the area a bus routes and is in close proximity to deemed as too big for the neighbor- much friendlier pedestrian environthe Metro Red Line subway. hood. The opponents are also seeking ment. The project is expected to be con- a moratorium on all large-scale develThe Chamber will continue to folsidered by the full City Council in opment efforts throughout Los low this important Hollywood project early 2016 where it will likely contin- Angeles in the form of a November as it makes its way through the City ue to face opposition from the neigh- 2016 Ballot Initiative. Council process. boring AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Hollywood Chamber Vice which has been an outspoken oppo- President of Public Policy, Nicole CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy nent of this and other projects Shahenian testified to the Planning

East Hollywood’s Target Moving Forward After Year Long Delay

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fter over a year of being held up by lawsuits, there may be some good news in sight for the Target project at Sunset and Western in East Hollywood. Construction has been at a standstill on the halfway completed Target project since it was ordered to stop in August 2014 as part of lawsuit, where it was determined that the City should change the zoning on the project site rather than grant an exception to the Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP) that governs construction in the area. The Target project originally was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2012, with construction beginning soon after. By the time the project’s approval was overturned in court and a judge had ordered con-

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The project will focus now on why it is beneficial to build Target in the area.

struction to stop in 2014, much of the Target was built. If allowed to open, the Target would be home to Hollywood’s first “department” store since Sears closed in 2008. This store will allow Hollywood resi-

dents to shop locally without having to leave the community for many necessities, and it will provide 250 criticallyneeded jobs for the neighborhood. At a November City Planning Commission hearing, a fix was approved that would allow for continuation of the project. The Planning Commission recommended that the City create a new Subarea F specific plan amendment to apply to large scale highway-oriented commercial projects within the SNAP. This reasonable addition to the SNAP ordinance addresses how superstores can properly fit into the urban context. The project will be considered next by the Los Angeles City Council. The Chamber will continue to follow this important Hollywood project as it makes its way through the City Council process. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Chamber’s TEAM Hollywood Entertainment Committee Announces 2016 Meeting Dates

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t its December meeting, the Chamber’s TEAM Hollywood (The Entertainment, Arts and Media Committee) announced its schedule for 2016. The TEAM Hollywood Committee will move its regularly scheduled meetings from the 2nd Wednesday to the 1st Thursday of alternating months beginning on Thursday, April 7th, 2016. The first meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 12 noon. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce established the Entertainment, Arts, & Media Committee (TEAM Hollywood) in 2014. Its mission is to promote the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood’s homegrown entertainment industries with a focus on film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing arts. The Committee additionally aims to cultivate new and emerging media so

as to uphold Hollywood’s status as the entertainment capital of the world. TEAM Hollywood is co-chaired by Susan Cabral-Ebert of IATSE Local 706 Make-up and Hair Stylists and Maricela Gomez of Paramount Pictures. Through committee involvement, members have the opportunity to effect change in areas specific to their business, and, to make important business contacts. The Hollywood Chamber encourages you to take advantage of this important benefit of membership by participating in our many exciting committees. Please contact your membership representative to find out more information on how to become involved in TEAM Hollywood or any Chamber committee. TEAM Hollywood meetings are “working-lunches” – brought to you through the generous sponsorship of our committee members.

Hollywood Chamber Plans Annual Awards Media Welcome Center

Sponsorship opportunities for 2016 TEAM Hollywood meetings are still available. Please contact the Chamber’s Vice President of Public Policy, Nicole Shahenian at Nicole@hollywoodchamber.net for further details on the benefits of sponsorship. 2016 TEAM Hollywood Committee Meeting Dates (first Thursday, alternating months at 12 noon unless otherwise noted) ** February 11, 2016 (please note date change to 2nd Thursday for this meeting only) April 7, 2016 June 2, 2016 August 4, 2016 October 6, 2016 December 1, 2016 CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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he Hollywood Chamber will be hosting the 13th Annual Media Welcome Center on Thursday, February 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The annual event is once again presented by Variety and Madame Tussauds. The days leading up to the Academy Awards® are a frenzy of excitement on Hollywood Boulevard, with media covering every detail. Each year, the Hollywood Chamber hosts the Media Welcome Center which is geared to inform domestic and international press on what’s new in Hollywood. The Media Welcome Center features interviews with industry leaders and Hollywood historians, as well as exhibits from companies that are relevant to Hollywood and have a connection to the world of entertainment. The elegant Grauman’s Ballroom is located inside the TCL Chinese Theatre where sponsoring exhibitors display to major press outlets, national and international media, entertainment reporters, travel publications, and local news crews. The event is by invite only and garners approximately 100 various press outlets from around the world, who are all AMPAS accredited. Photos from last year’s event can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodCA. For more information on showcasing your business as an event sponsor, please contact kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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City Begins Preparation for Roll Out of the Minimum Wage Hike, Holds Q&A Session for Business Community

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ith the date of implementation for the Minimum Wage Ordinance fast approaching, the City Attorney’s Office recently hosted a Q&A session for the business community about the new laws. Both City Attorney Mike Feuer, and President of the Public Works Commission, Kevin James, as well as representatives from the City Departments responsible for the minimum wage roll out, were on hand to answer questions with regard to the new law. John Reamer, Director of the City’s Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA), explained that BCA is in the process of establishing the new Office of Wage Standards, which will administer the ordinance. As part of the ordinance roll out, BCA will be informing businesses of the new wage requirements and workers of their rights to report suspected theft of their wages. A hotline has been set to answer questions about the new law and help both employers and employees understand their rights under the law. The hotline is already up and running and can be reached at 1-844-WAGES-LA. Beginning on July 1, 2016, LA’s minimum wage will increase to $10.50 with annual adjustments thereafter, reaching $15.00 by July 1, 2021. The City’s Bureau of Contract Administration has released a FAQ to help address common questions about the new wage ordinance. For the full version of FAQ, please visit bca.lacity.org

Where can I find the Los Angeles Minimum Wage rate? The wage rates will be posted at bca.lacity.org. What City department is implementing the Ordinance? The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration, is the Designated Administrative Agency (DAA) for the Ordinance and has the administrative responsibilities to implement the guidelines and rules. Information is available at bca.lacity.org. What is the definition of employee? An employee is an individual who performs at least two hours of work in a particular week within the City of Los Angeles for an employer, and who qualifies as an employee entitled to payment of a minimum wage from any employer under the California minimum wage law. Does the Los Angeles Minimum Wage apply to all employers who have employees performing work in the City of Los Angeles? Yes. Regardless of where an employer’s place of business is located, an employer must pay an employee who performs at least two hours of work in a particular week within the City of Los Angeles for all hours worked in the City of Los Angeles. Does the Los Angeles Minimum Wage cover employees who work in Los Angeles but are not City residents? Yes, any employee who performs at least two hours of work in a particular week within the City of Los Angeles is entitled to be paid the Los Angeles Minimum Wage regardless of the employee’s city of residence. 8 n hollywoodchamber.net

Can tips be counted toward the minimum wage? No. Are non-profits covered by the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance? Yes, non-profit employers must abide by the Ordinance. Certain Non-Profit Corporation employers with 26 or more employees may qualify for the deferral rate schedule. A deferral application from BCA will be available at BCA.lacity.org. What are employees’ rights under the Wage Enforcement Division Ordinance? • Right to be provided the employer’s name, address, and telephone in writing at the time of hire. • Right to file a complaint or inform any person about any party’s alleged noncompliance with the Ordinance. • Right to inform any person of his or her potential rights under the Ordinance and to assist him or her in asserting such rights. • Right against retaliation when the employee mistakenly, but in good faith, alleges noncompliance. • Any adverse action against an employee within 90 days of the employee’s exercise of protected rights may be construed as retaliation for the exercise of such rights. What are the notice and posting of the minimum wage requirements? Every employer must post in a clearly visible place at any workplace or job site where any employee works, the notice published each year by the Division informing employees of the current minimum wage rate and of their rights under the Ordinance. Notices must be in English, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Hindi, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Armenian, Russian, and Farsi, and any other language spoken by at least five percent of the employees at the workplace or job site. Every employer must provide each employee at the time of hire, the employer’s name, address, and telephone number in writing. If the BCA determines an employer violated the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance, what relief can the employee receive? An employer who violates minimum wage requirements is liable to the employee for payment of back wages and an additional penalty of $100 for each day that the violation occurred or continued. Where retaliation has occurred, the employee is entitled to reinstatement and a trebling of all back wages and penalties. The BCA has the authority to issue administrative fines, payable to the City of Los Angeles, by means of a Notice of Determination. Failure to post notice of the Los Angeles Minimum Wage rate can result in fines from $500 to $100 per day per employee. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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DMV Issues New Laws in 2016

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he California Department of Motor Vehicles has announced several new laws or changes to existing law that took effect starting January 1st. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws coming into effect. Driving Under the Influence (SB 61, Hill) extends the existing Ignition Interlock Device (IID) pilot project to July 1, 2017 for, Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare counties. Traffic Amnesty (SB 405, Hertzberg) amends the criteria for a person to be eligible for the traffic citation amnesty program. The traffic amnesty program was approved through the 2015/16 Budget Act. A person is eligible for the traffic amnesty program if he or she has not made any payments after September 30, 2015, to a collection program for fines or bail already due. Earbuds or Headsets (SB 491, Transportation Committee): This law, among other things, makes it unlawful to wear a headset covering, earplugs in, or earphones covering, resting on, or inserted in, both ears, while operating a motor vehicle or a bicycle. Pedal-Powered Vehicles (SB 530, Pan) expands the definition of pedicab to include a four-wheeled device that is pedal-powered, has a seating capacity for eight or more passengers, cannot travel in excess of 15 miles per hour, and is being used for transporting passengers for hire. Consumer Protection - Starter Interrupt Warning (AB 265, Holden) \requires a “buy-here-pay-here” dealer to make certain disclosures and notices to a vehicle buyer when a vehicle is sold with tracking and starter interrupt technology installed. Electrically Motorized Skateboards (AB 604, Olsen) defines “electrically motorized board,” and restricts their operation on public facilities, requires boards to be equipped with safety equipment, and authorizes cities and counties to regulate their use. Electric Bicycles (AB 1096, Chiu) adds an entirely new definition of an electric bicycle to the California Vehicle Code.

Transportation Network Companies (AB 1422, Cooper) new law requires a transportation network company to participate in the DMV’s Employer Pull Notice (EPN) Program. California New Motor Voter Program (AB 1461, Gonzalez), creates an automatic voter registration process for qualified individuals who apply for a driver license or identification card, or submit a change of address to the DMV.

California Residency Requirement (AB 1465, Gordon) will require an applicant for an original driver license or identification card to provide proof of California state residency, starting July 1, 2016 and it will bring DMV into compliance with a federal law requirement. For complete information on bills enacted in 2015, please refer to the California Legislative Counsel website http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/

CalChamber Releases List of Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2016

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alifornia enacted new laws that will affect the day-to-day operations of California employers in 2016. Some of these new laws make important changes to existing state law. Other mandates make small changes to different parts of existing law or may only affect certain types of employers, such as employers with piece-rate workers. CalChamber’s free “An Overview of New 2016 Laws Affecting California Employers” white paper identifies more noteworthy new legislation, including: • AB304 - Mandatory paid sick leave amendments • SB579 - School activities leave • SB579 - Kin care • AB583 - National Guard leave and protections • AB1245 - Unemployment insurance and electronic reporting • SB667 - State disability insurance eligibility: waiting periods • AB1514 - Unemployment insurance: training benefits • SB358 - Gender wage equality • AB1509 - Whistleblower and anti-retaliation protections • AB987 - Reasonable accommodation and retaliation • AB560 - Immigration-related protection • SB703 - State contracts • AB1506 - Private attorneys general acts

• AB1513 – Piece rate workers • SB327 – Meal periods health care industry • SB588 – Labor Commissioner expanded enforcement powers • AB970 – Labor Commissioner enforcement of local laws • SB501 – Wage garnishments • AB621 – Misclassification amnesty for motor carrier employers • AB219, AB327, AB852 - Public works and prevailing wages • AB622 – Unlawful use of e-verify • AB359 – Grocery store workers: retention • AB202 – Professional cheerleaders are employees • AB1124, SB623, AB438, SB542, SB560 – Workers’ Compensation • AB525 – Franchisor/Franchisees • AB1422 – Ride sharing services The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, they leverage their front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable, easy-to-use compliance products and services. To learn more about these laws and start your 15-day trial, please contact HRCalifornia for more information on California employment laws and HR compliance at (800)331-8877 or visit hrcalifornia.com

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How the Hollywood Chamber Helped Your Business HOLLYWOOD

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce works to improve the area’s economy, tourism and quality of life. Here’s a quick list of just a few ways we’ve helped improve your overall business climate in the past two months.

Supported important projects The Chamber is an active advocate for projects that will help revitalize Hollywood and actively supports infill development close to mass transit. The Chamber also organizes support for projects which will strengthen our local economy and provide services for the community. Chamber President Leron Gubler and Chamber VP Public Policy Nicole Shahenian testified before the L.A. Planning Commission in support of several projects in Hollywood. The City Planning Commission gave final approval to Crescent Heights plans to build 700 housing units including affordable units adjacent to the Hollywood Palladium, which will be preserved. The Chamber also supported the restoration of the Vermont Theatre at 1020 N. Vermont Ave., a proposed performance venue which is near a Metro stop and a project that would help to revitalize the Vermont Corridor. Chamber members were also on hand in force before the City Planning Commission to testify in support of the half-built Target Store at Sunset and Western Avenues. The Commission gave its blessing to a new sub-zone for big box retailers located in close proximity to freeways and mass transit.

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Interacted with public officials An Energy Efficiency Meeting was hosted by the Chamber for its entertainment studios and the City of Los Angeles to discuss City goals to reduce energy and water usage. The Economic Development Committee also met with Alisa Orduna of Mayor Garcetti’s office to discuss approaches to addressing the homeless challenges and discussed goals for 2016 for the committee.

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Supported local candidates The Hollywood Chamber PAC held a reception in honor of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

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Tech101 event with Constant Contact Spoke out in Jobs issues Chamber’s Gubler offered analysis in his “It’s All About Jobs” blog on the proposed anti-growth initiative being qualified for next November’s ballot and explained how it would lead to job losses, less affordable housing and more congestion citywide.

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Facilitated economic growth The Chamber acts as a facilitator to bring people together to work on common issues. The Chamber’s Developers Task Force met to discuss issues and opportunities associated with bringing new development to the community. The Chamber also outreaches to local community groups to improve communication between businesses and residents. Gubler briefed the Outpost Homeowners Association on developments in Hollywood.

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Engaged members at committees The Chamber Health Care Committee met and mapped an ambitious program for 2016, which will include a Healthy Hollywood event in the spring, the creation of a Hollywood Healthcare Resource Guide, having a healthcare providers section in the Hollywood Expo, and an Open Enrollment event in the fall. The (TEAM) Committee was briefed on plans for new stages by Line 204, a production update from FilmL.A., and on the results of a survey by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers.

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Provided educational events In conjunction with Constant Contact and Microsoft, the Chamber sponsored a Tech 101 seminar at the historic Woman’s Club of Hollywood. These seminars are free to members and provide valuable information to help you succeed in business.

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Supported BIDs The East Hollywood Business Improvement District board met and discussed the status of the contract to build six medians along Vermont Avenue. Through efforts by the Chamber, business improvement districts are making a real difference in the community.

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Presented networking events The Chamber’s annual Holiday Mixer was held at the hot new Mama Shelter Hotel. Members brought toys for the L.A. Fire Departments Toys from the Heart program to assist needy families. The November Mixer was held at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, an exciting restaurant located in Eastown, east of the Pantages Theatre.

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Assisted the community The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation met and began research on 17 applications from Hollywood nonprofit organizations seeking grants from the Chamber Foundation.

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

he Hollywood Chamber has been extremely busy these past two months adding stars on the Walk of Fame.

Boulevard in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Helping to unveil the star were Brian Grazer and Michael Keaton.

Quentin Tarantino

Daniel Radcliffe Rob Lowe

Celebrated director Quentin Tarantino was honored with the 2,569th star in December in the category of Motion Pictures at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre. Helping to unveil the star was Samuel L. Jackson.

Ron Howard

Legendary actor/director/producer Ron Howard was honored with 2,568th star, a rare second star, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December in the category of Motion Pictures at 6931 Hollywood

The man who never ages actor Rob Lowe was honored with the 2,567th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December, in the category of Television at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Musso & Frank Grill. Helping to unveil star were Gwyneth Paltrow, Fred Savage and Tom Barrack, Chairman of Miramax.

Amy Poehler

Comedienne actress Amy Poehler was honored in December with the 2,566th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum. Helping to unveil the star were speakers Rashida Jones and Mike Schur.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe was honored with the 2,565th star in November in the category of Motion Pictures in front of The Dolby Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. Helping to unveil the star were Chris Columbus and Chris Hardwick.

Ridley Scott

Filmmaker Ridley Scott was honored with the 2,564th star in November in the category of Motion Pictures at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Pig & Whistle. Helping to unveil the star were Kristen Wiig and Russell Crowe. See more star ceremonies in 2016 at www.walkoffame.com. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Arbonne International - Viviane Arlotto Independent Consultant Viviane Arlotto 2127 S. Longwood Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90016 (323)683-3458

Michelle Butler's The Style Loft Michelle Butler 1771 N. McCadden Pl. Suite 107 Los Angeles, CA, 90028 (310)428-1720 www.michellebutlerstylist.com

Canadian General Consulate Patricia Elliott 550 S. Hope St. 9th Floor Los Angeles, CA, 90071 (213)346-2758 can-am.gc.ca/los-angeles

MLP Concert Mania Daniel Martinez 13900 Marquesas Way Unit 4421 Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292 (773)747-0728 www.mlpconcertmania.com

Conscious Cup Cafe Gina Martocci 1057 Vine St. Hollywood, CA, 90038

Modern Art Etc., Inc. Ivy Tan 7083 Hollywood Blvd. 5th Floor Los Angeles, CA, 90028 (323)546-8478 www.modernartetc.com

Defiant Public Relations Sabrina Hutchinson 5170 Sepulveda Blvd., #260 Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423 (818)817-0970 www.defiantpr.com H&R Block Jocelyn Duarte 6091 1/2 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90010 (323)634-9201 www.hrblock.com Hollywood Hookah Lounge Inc. Mohammad Rizvi 6512 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90028 310-927-4805 www.hollywoodhookah.com Know My Life Hardeep Girn Suite 2, 29-31 Windsor Road Kellyville, NSW, 2155 (415)659-1864 www.knowmylife.com.au Lights Camera Cure Gary Werkheiser 1905 N. Wilcox Ave. #216 Hollywood, CA, 90068 (323)496-4982 www.lightscameracure.com Los Angeles Center of Photography Brandon Gannon 1515 Wilcox Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90028 (323)464-0909 www.lacphoto.org 12 n hollywoodchamber.net

onefinestay Julia FitzRoy-Chow 5870 Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90016 (347)891-9572 www.onefinestay.com Reliable Properties, Inc. Michael Donovan 6399 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 604 Los Angeles, CA, 90048 (323)653-3777 www.reliableproperties.com Step Up on Second Tod Lipka 1328 Second St., Santa Monica, CA, 90401 (310)576-1308 www.stepuponsecond.org Tabula Rasa Bar Zach Negin 5125 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90027 (213)290-6309 www.tabularasabar.com VIP Pictures World GmbH Theodor Domuta Marktstraße 14, Cottbus, Brandenburg 3046, 0049 355 289442 100 YIYA International, Inc. Carrie Wang 8306 Wilshire Blvd. #900 Beverly Hills, CA, 90211 (626)586-5952 www.yiyainternational.com

HOLLYWOOD SCHOOLHOUSE Hollywood Schoolhouse is an independent, early childhood through sixth grade school in the heart of Hollywood. Founded in 1945, you may recognize the Schoolhouse as the “Little Red Schoolhouse” on Highland Avenue, though its campus now extends all the way to North McCadden Place. The mission of Hollywood Schoolhouse is to nurture the whole child within a diverse community, combining challenging academics with creative learning, where each child is known, encouraged, and valued. Hollywood Schoolhouse students go on to experience much success in a variety of secondary school settings, and beyond. They leave the Schoolhouse with confidence, compassion, and a love for learning. Hollywood Schoolhouse prides itself in its balanced program that incorporates traditional and progressive teaching methodologies, its civic involvement, and the diverse assortment of families that make up the community. Hollywood Schoolhouse celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Please don’t hesitate to call or schedule a visit. Stacey McShane, Director of Development 1233 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90038 Call (323)465-1320 • stacey@hollywoodschoolhouse.org www.hollywoodschoolhouse.org

ANC PRODUCTIONS Art & Commerce Productions, Inc. (ANC), is a theatrical and architectural lighting sales, design, rental and full service event production company - that’s the commerce. They also engage in the business of developing and producing film, theatre and live events - that’s the art! Robert C. Pullman, Co-Founder/Partner 611 S. Glenwood Place, Burbank, CA 91506 Call (323)791-3428 • robert@ancproductions.com www.ancproductions.com

O’ROURKETECH, INC. Are you looking for IT help? O’RourkeTech, Inc. is a local Hollywood company which specializes in bringing enterprise-quality support and solutions to your business. As a full-service IT company, they provide support, guidance and execution through every phase of your project. Whatever your IT needs are, servers, phones, networks and more, O’RourkeTech has you covered. Whether you just need a little tune-up or a complete technology make-over, give them a call or email today. They offer a free one-hour consultation for new clients. Brendan O’Rourke, President 7140 De Longpre Ave., Suite 7, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Call (323)332-6053 • Brendan@orourketech.com www.orourketech.com


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PROVIDENCE SAINT JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER Located just north of Los Angeles, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center with 446-licensed beds is the second-largest hospital serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Founded in 1943, Providence Saint Joseph has an ‘art of healing’ philosophy representing a fusion of art and science that encompasses the mind, body and spirit of each patient. Their 431-bed acute-care medical center has 2,500 employees including a medical staff composed of nearly 800 physicians. Recent additions to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center include the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, an innovative four-floor, 55,000-sq.ft. facility providing the full range of diagnostics, treatment, care and support services, a new 34-bed inpatient Neuroscience Unit and the Cusumano Family Neuroscience Outpatient Center. Providence Saint Joseph Medical has been recognized by Healthgrades® as a Distinguished Hospital for their Clinical Excellence for the last 2 years. Terry Walker, Business Development Manager 501 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505 Call (818)843-5111 / (818) 847-6734 • Healing@Providence.org http://california.providence.org/saint-joseph

FOTOKEM FotoKem is an independently-owned, full-service post production facility that has become a respected resource for the worldwide creative community. Since 1963, the company has provided expertise, high-end solutions and innovative technologies to filmmakers at every level, from large-scale studio pictures to independent productions. FotoKem offers a broad spectrum of services, including digital intermediates, file-based mobile dailies, film and video finishing, audio mixing and mastering, visual effects, restoration, and production rentals. FotoKem has expanded over the years with the acquisition of SPY Post, Keep Me Posted, L.A. Studios, and Margarita Mix Hollywood, and has facilities in Atlanta, New Orleans, and New York. Margarita Mix is an awardwinning studio with exceptional in-house talent and expertise that provides audio and picture services for commercials, branded entertainment, digital media, video games, radio, promos, and trailers. In addition to state-ofthe-art mixing rooms, the facility offers sound supervision services, sound effects creation, 5.1 mixing, 3D mixing, sound design, voice over, ADR, ISDN, and a variety of recording capabilities. More recently, Margarita Mix added two color suites, upgraded its storage and workflow hub for media management, and built a new state-of-theart dub stage. Rand M Gladden, Senior Vice President 2801 W Alameda Avenue Burbank Ca 91505 Call (818)846-3101 • rgladden@aol.com FotoKem.com

AVIS BUDGET RENT A CAR Avis Budget Car Rental (ABCR) is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services through its Avis and Budget brands. With over 3,000 locations in the U.S., ABCR gives you the flexibility of dropping off your rental vehicle at most major cities for a nominal fee. ABCR offers a large selection of rental vehicles for your transportation needs. Ranging from high end luxury vehicles for those special occasion needs, SUVs such as the GMC Yukon or Ford Escape, convertibles like the Mustang or Camaro for those weekend getaway to their daily commute cars like the Chevy Cruze. ABCR has some of the most impressive cars available to rent. James Louie, Branch Manager 1333 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 Call (323)460–2175 • james.louie@avisbudget.com www.avis.com • www.budget.com

KNOW MY LIFE Everyone has a story. Often inspiring stories of endeavor, hardship and challenge, stories that need to be told and recorded, not lost down the annals of time. Know My Life allows you to tell your story - or for someone you love to tell theirs - and to have it recorded professionally on film. Know My Life brings the film crew, equipment, interviewer and makeup artist to you and during a half day shoot, records you in conversation telling your life story. The final production is available on DVD, via the Know My Life website, or kept in safe custody under Life Storage, to be made available to your loved ones upon your departure. Know My Life – history preserved with life stories captured on film for now and the future. Hardeep Girn, CEO and Producer 555 California Street, Suite 4925, San Francisco, CA 94104 Call (415)659 1864 • story@knowmylife.com www.knowmylife.com

HOLLYWOOD HOOKAH LOUNGE The world-famous Hollywood Hookah Lounge is an exclusive celebrity hot spot offering hundreds of exotic tobacco flavors. They provide only top quality imported tobacco to offer their patrons the ultimate smoking experience, all while watching the hottest music videos on one of their 40 high definition television sets. Their friendly environment welcomes experienced smokers, new smokers and non-smokers alike. Whether you are advanced at the hookah or just want to see what the hookah hype is all about, stop by the Hollywood Hookah Lounge and have the experience that you will never forget! Come check out the world’s largest hookah. Jesse Nelson, General Manager 6512 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 Call (323)469-4622 • info@hollywoodhookah.com www.hollywoodhookah.com hollywoodchamber.net n 13


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WHITE SWAN FILMS White Swan Films is a Film/Television production and post-production company that also specializes in branded content for businesses and entrepreneurs through video production and video editing. The company is known for its customization, attention to detail, and unparalleled quality. Located at The Hollywood Production Center on Gower Street in the heart of Hollywood, White Swan Films also serves those clients in need of short format video services such as sizzle reels, demo reels and interviews through their subsidiary company Award Winning Reels. Anastasia Roussel, Head of Development & Project Manager 1149 N. Gower St., Ste. 204, Hollywood, CA 90048 Call (323)785-2185 • info@whiteswanfilms.com www.whiteswanfilms.com A Member Spotlight is one of the many benefits of your membership to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Call (323)469-8311 to learn more about other benefits.

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SPEED LEADS The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce invites member businesses to connect at SPEED LEADS networking event on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12 noon at the Hollywood Chamber offices. The Chamber’s fastpaced event presents an opportunity to briefly connect face-to-face with representatives from member businesses and to introduce your business to other Chamber members. WHO: WHAT: WHEN: WHERE:

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Speed Leads Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 7018 Hollywood Blvd.

Open to Hollywood Chamber Members only. Lunch will be served from Jersey Mike’s Subs. This is a part of your Chamber membership benefit. There is no charge to attend for members in good standing. Reservations will be taken on a first come-first served basis. Only one representative per company as space is limited. REGISTER NOW

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KOHL BUILDING MAINTENANCE At Kohl Building Maintenance (KBM), their primary mission is to deliver consistently superior janitorial services. They help clients define their maintenance requirements and provide the most cost-effective solutions. This is accomplished by understanding, analyzing and evaluation their client’s specific janitorial requirements and financial objectives and customizing their services to accommodate those needs. Over the years, KBM has developed standards of excellence rooted in the belief that every organization has a unique set of needs and expectations that must be understood and met. They hire responsible individuals and train them carefully to develop the skills necessary to reach their standards. It takes more than knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of their clients. It takes a dedication to excellence and service – a commitment you will find within every KBM professional. Mike Rehder, Account Executive 9538 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Call (818) 882-2600 • mrehder@kohlbm.com kohlbm.com

LIGHTS CAMERA CURE Lights Camera Cure (LCC) is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer patient support and research through community based fundraising and service activities. LCC’s primary fundraiser is the annual Hollywood Dance Marathon, a high-energy dance party charity event featuring participants that sign up to dance and raise money from family and friends. The 5th Annual Hollywood Dance Marathon will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. Proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Sign up today to Dance for a Cure to pediatric cancer. LCC is also looking for sponsors and in-kind donations for the event. The organization is also expanding with other fundraising events and activities throughout the year in the Los Angeles area. See their website for all the information. Gary Werkheiser, Executive Director 1905 N. Wilcox Ave. #216, Hollywood, CA 90068 Call (323)496-4982 • info@lightscameracure.com

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER MEMBER BENEFIT TO NON-PROFITS MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has worked with Microsoft to provide non-profit, community and member organizations with exclusive discounts and free software and services such as Office 365. For more information on how to take advantage of such discounts, please contact your Chamber representative at (323)469-8311 or email info@hollywoodchamber.net. 14 n hollywoodchamber.net


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Network at the Hollywood Chamber’s Monthly Business After Hours Mixers

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he Hollywood Chamber has planned two Business After Hours mixer in the next two months and invites all members to network with other members and make new connections. In January, the Hollywood Chamber’s Business After Hours Mixer will be hosted by Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood at Universal CityWalk on Thursday, January 21st, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood at Universal CityWalk is a modern marvel with their Taj Mahal-influenced building and landmark guitar fountain. Join us for networking and dine on classic American cuisine, while surrounded by famous guitars, clothes worn by beloved artists, and signature pieces of music history! For more information on the venue, visit www.hardrock.com. Hard Rock Cafe is kindly hosting your first two drinks and will be serving delicious appetizers throughout the event! Hard Rock Cafe is located at 1000 Universal Studios Blvd. #99 within Universal CityWalk. General parking is available in the Universal CityWalk garage for $10 after 3 p.m. Come and rock out with fellow Chamber members and check out this iconic venue! RSVP to: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events In February, Yamashiro Hollywood will be hosting the Hollywood Chamber’s Business After Hours Mixer on Thursday, February 18th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Yamashiro Hollywood’s Japaneseinspired ambiance and unparalleled views offer guests an escape from the busy city, high above Los Angeles. CalAsian cuisine is the specialty in this unexpected, historic setting and just one of the many reasons why Angelinos and tourists alike come to celebrate their most special occasions up on the hill! To learn more, visit www.yamashirohollywood.com. Enjoy your first drink on the house and sample of their famous cuisine throughout the event. Yamashiro is located at 1999 N. Sycamore Ave. in Hollywood and valet parking is available on site for $9. Meet other Chamber members and promote your business at this historical Hollywood landmark! RSVP to: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events As a benefit of membership, there is no charge to attend Chamber mixers for members who are in good standing. Non-members who wish to attend may contact info@hollywoodchamber.net

RENEWING MEMBERS Acey Decy Equipment Company Afriat Consulting Group, Inc., The American Academy of Dramatic Arts American Cinematheque Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP Association of Independent Commercial Producers Baron Hats Beverly Hills Cab Company Blessed Sacrament Church & School Boys And Girls Club Of Hollywood BREATHE California of Los Angeles C Bristol Farms Cambra Realty Chef Robert Catering, Inc. Creative Handbook Digital Vision Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Guinness World Records Museum Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Bowl / L.A. Philharmonic Hollywood Commercial Realty, Inc. Hollywood Media Center Hollywood Orange Land, LLC Hollywood Police Support Association iFLY Hollywood Indoor Skydiving j2 Global, Inc. Jameson's Irish Pub Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kitchen 24, LLC Los Angeles City College Foundation Mc Carty & Company NthoNet Inc. Orange Drive Manor / Hostel Pink's Hot Dogs Ralph Edwards / Stu Billett Product Redbury at Hollywood and Vine, The Robertson Properties Group Second City Hollywood, The Selma Avenue Elementary Silvers Investment Company Sony Pictures Entertainment Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables, Inc Super 8 Motel - Hollywood Turner Classic Movies Universal Studios Hollywood US Bank Zipcar

Hollywood Chamber Promotes Local Member Venues for the Holiday Members of the Hollywood Chamber promoted their venue details in the Third Annual “Hollywood for the Holidays” presented by the Tourism Committee. The online guide this year presented about 35 member businesses which took advantage of this promotional opportunity. This is one of the many complimentary services available to members of the Hollywood Chamber. Visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/holidays hollywoodchamber.net n 15


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Chamber Welcomes November Members at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop The Hollywood Chamber welcomed new members in November Business After Hours mixer at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. Ste. 120. Greenleaf is an award-winning casual restaurant frequented by celebrities and loved by locals showcasing healthy local California cuisine and specialty craft cocktails made from the freshest ingredients. Chamber Chair Beth Marlis welcomed the following businesses as new members: Viviane Arlotto, Arbonne International - Viviane Arlotto Independent Consultant; Rand Gladden, Foto-Kem Industries, Inc.; Joshua Berglan, Mana Healthcare Solutions; and Robert Hoffman, New Horizons.

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The Hollywood Chamber welcomed new members in December Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive hosted at Mama Shelter at 6500 Selma Ave. Stop by and enjoy their latest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and drinks! Hollywood’s hottest new boutique hotel known for affordable luxury, Mama Shelter Los Angeles has recently opened its first U.S. project in the heart of Hollywood! Chamber Chair Beth Marlis welcomed the following businesses as new members: Mohammad Rizvi, Hollywood Hookah Lounge Inc.; Juancarlos Chacon, Jersey Mike’s Subs; Mike Rehder, Kohl Building Maintenance; Michelle Butler, Michelle Butler’s The Style Loft; Daniel Martinez, MLP Concert Mania; Nancy Valen, Own Your Life Ventures; Michael Donovan, Reliable Properties, Inc.

Hollywood Business Advocate, January - February 2016  
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