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Volume 12 n Issue 4 July/August 2017

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Airport Rebranding Effort Takes Off n City Releases Proposed Hollywood Community Plan n Chamber Reveals Walk of Fame Class of 2018


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Airport Rebranding Effort Takes Off Volume 12 n Issue 4 July/August 2017

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here is a saying, “What goes around, comes around.” That is certainly the case with the Hollywood Burbank Airport. Founded in 1930, the airport has undergone numerous name changes over the years – most recently known as the Bob Hope Airport. Last year, in a rebranding effort to boost passenger traffic, the BurbankGlendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission, voted to change the name to Hollywood Burbank Airport. “We believe that we need a geographic identifier and we selected the name Hollywood Burbank Airport to help travelers, especially those east of the Rockies, know that we’re the closest airport to many of the Los Angeles area’s most popular attractions, such as Hollywood, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. Studio Tour, and downtown L.A., just to name a few,” said Lucy Burghdorf, Director of Public Affairs

and Communications at the Airport. Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler noted that the airport was known as HollywoodBurbank Airport from 1967 to 1978. He pointed out that the late Chamber President Bill Welsh was an avid supporter of the airport and had lobbied for many years to have the name changed back. “Bill would be very happy today to see that the Airport Authority has taken his advice and changed the name,” said Gubler. The airport was originally known as United Airport when it was founded. From 1934 to 1940, it was known as Union Air Terminal, and then Lockheed Air Terminal from 1940 to 1967. In that year, it was changed to Hollywood-Burbank Airport, a name that was maintained until it was again changed in 1978 to Burbank-GlendalePasadena Airport. In 2003, the name

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was again changed, this time to Bob Hope Airport, in honor of the late entertainer. That name will actually remain the “official” name of the airport, although it will be known to the public as the “Hollywood Burbank Airport.” Since the vote by the Airport Authority, airport staff has been working with a rebranding consultant on Continued on Page FIVE

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to Address Recent Measures

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he Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exclusive Breakfast with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, July 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Loews Hollywood. This will be second address by Mayor Garcetti to the Hollywood community since taking Mayor’s office in 2013. Admission is $75 before July 17th, and $85 at the door. Register online at hollywoodchamber.net/events Attendees and sponsors will gather information on the changes taking place in Los Angeles, as well as the challenges that come with change. During this much-anticipated event, Mayor Garcetti is expected to address Hollywood’s community leaders with valuable insights on homelessness, public safety, Affordable Housing Linkage Fee, Hollywood Community Plan, tourism projections, and mass transit. This event will sell out as the business community is anxious to hear from the Mayor and participate in the Q&A portion of the program. This high profile event attracts a distinguished audience and allows for excellent networking opportunities, as well.

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His “back to basics” agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for Eric Garcetti 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, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village -- all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti’s leadership. As of press time, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is Presenting Sponsor. Variety is Partnering Sponsor. Gold Level sponsors include FilmL.A., Inc., Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Loews Hollywood

Hotel, Pantages Theatre / Nederlander Concerts, Skanska USA Commercial Development. Silver Level sponsors include AT&T, Belmont Village, Hollywood Hills, Capitol Music Group, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CIM Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College Los Angeles, Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Managed Career Solutions, Southern California Gas Company. For sponsorship information, please contact kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net to learn about the benefits of showing your organization’s support. Attendees will have an opportunity to win a drawing for 2-night stay at Casa de Monte Vista. The event will be held at the Hollywood Ballroom of Loews Hotel at 1755 N. Highland Ave. Non hosted parking is $15 self-parking at H&H / $20 (+tax) reduced valet at Loews Hollywood

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From the President’s Desk... by Leron Gubler

Despite Challenges, Hollywood Continues to Move Forward

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his month’s issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate is where we focus on progress in Hollywood. And there is a lot to celebrate, if you attended our annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit in June and heard the reports. The latest Chamber tally shows 92 projects either under construction or in the pipeline for our community. There is no place in Los Angeles other than Downtown L.A. that has this much activity. New development has pumped life back into many of Hollywood’s neighborhoods. Just consider these statistics. Since 2003, a total of 5,000 housing units have been built in Hollywood. When a couple of new projects get underway this summer, there will be a total of 2,800 housing units under construction in Hollywood. There are another 6,900 housing units in the pipeline by my tally. We have three hotels with more than 500 rooms coming on line this year, and there are at least another 13 hotels proposed that would add more than 2,000 hotel rooms if they are all built. On the commercial front, we have 450,000-sq.ft. of office space under construction and there are another 693,000-sq.ft. proposed. By any measurement, this is an impressive amount of development. It will result in thousands of construction jobs and many permanent jobs as well. This development offers our residents new places to live, gather, dine and shop. It puts more eyes on the street and should help improve security in Hollywood. It offers more civic engagement from both developers and the The Hollywood eventual tenants of these buildings, who we can expect to be supportive of local community Community Plan programs and efforts. is something that While the amount of development happening is encouraging, there are also some issues we badly need. of concern. We remain concerned about the significant increase in homelessness and the rise of tent cities everywhere. We hear stories of drug dealing occurring in some of these tents and homeless people accosting private citizens. It appears that directives from the courts are making it difficult for the police to do their jobs. If the City cannot get a handle on these issues, it will have a very negative impact on Hollywood’s and the entire City’s future. At the same time, we have received notice that the City Planning Department is finally moving forward with the long-awaited update of the Hollywood Community Plan. This is something that we badly need. Hollywood has been operating under the oldest, most outdated plan in the City, dating back 30 years. This is a detriment to the community and forces developers to have to ask for more exceptions to the zoning code. It is in almost everyone’s interest to adopt a new plan that will protect our residential neighborhoods and focus growth into Hollywood’s Downtown area. And so it is important to build consensus so that the Plan has broad support throughout the community. We look forward to having discussions with our neighborhood councils and other groups to learn what issues they may have with the proposed plan and to see where common ground can be found. Hollywood will continue to have a bright future if we work together to attract quality development and to address the needs of the community. Let’s make it happen!


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the second phase of the change, which will include rebranding of the Airport’s signage, website, social media and business stationery. Burghdorf said that they hope to unveil the new signage by late summer to early fall of this year. Burghdorf said that the Airport is already seeing an increase in passengers. In 2016, the airport served a total of 4.1-million revenue passengers. However, in 2017 there has been a marked increase in the number of passengers. In April, the Airport’s 392,088 revenue passengers represented an increase of 18.28-percent from April 2016. The 1,405,106 passengers the Airport has served since the beginning of 2017 represents an 11.05-percent increase from that same January-April period in 2016. Another long-held dream by Airport planners is also coming to pass – the construction of a new

replacement terminal. The current terminal was built in 1930. Unfortunately, the 86-year old building does not meet current earthquake design standards and is located too close to the runways by Federal Aviation Administration standards. A tug-of-war occurred for a number of years as some nearby neighbors opposed any expansion of the Airport. Finally, last November in a special Burbank Municipal election, voters overwhelmingly by a nearly 70-percent margin approved Measure B, allowing the Airport Authority to build a safer, modern replacement terminal. According to Burghdorf, the authority is planning a 14-gate, 355,000-sq.ft. passenger terminal. The preferred location is on the northeast side of the Airport, on a 49-acre site currently owned by the Airport Authority, with access from Hollywood Way and Winona Avenue.

The estimated cost for the terminal building is $400-million, which doesn’t include parking structures, new roadways, extending taxiways, etc. The targeted date for completion is 2024. The current terminal will continue functioning until the new terminal opens. At that time, says Burghdorf, the Authority will close and demolish the current terminal. The site will then become part of the airfield, including taxiway extensions. “We know that the HollywoodBurbank Airport is a popular and convenient venue with many of our members who are flying, concluded Gubler. “We wish our neighbors overthe-hill the very best on this expansion project and look forward to their having a closer association with Hollywood.” CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy

Chamber Plans an Exclusive Luncheon Featuring California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, August 10th

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he Hollywood Chamber The Senate ProTem will Sponsors as of press deadline is pleased to announce a also discuss other state wide include these businesses: Hollywood return address from State issues including job creation Museum in the Historic Max Factor Senate President Pro in the solar industry as well Building as Presenting Sponsor. Tempore Kevin de León at as the affordable housing Platinum Level sponsors are Paramount Pictures on crisis in California. Paramount Pictures and Variety. Gold Thursday, August 10th. Senator de León is the Level sponsors are Hollywood Registration and networking 50th President pro Tempore Presbyterian Medical Center and will begin at 11:30 a.m., fol- Kevin de León of the California State Senate Managed Career Solutions. Silver lowed by the luncheon from and the first Latino elected to Level sponsors are CIM Group, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. This luncheon the position in more than 130 years. Harridge Development Group, will be held on the Paramount Studios He has been serving Hollywood since Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., lot, inside the Paramount Theatre, 2006, when he was first elected to rep- Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles which allows for personal interaction resent the 45th district in the Medical Center, Occidental with the Senator and other guests. California State Assembly. In 2010, he Entertainment Group Holdings, As he nears his term limit, Senate was elected to the California State Paramount Contractors & Developers. President de León will offer powerful Senate. He was the lead negotiator for This event has sold out in the past insights on what has been accomplished, the expansion of California’s Film and two years, so important to rsvp in and what still needs to be done. This Television Tax Credit to keep advance on the Chamber’s website includes a recap of AB1839, the film tax Hollywood production jobs at home in www.hollywoodchamber.net/events. credit expansion which he played a piv- the Golden State. In addition he has Sponsorship opportunities with priorotal role in passing. As Senator de Leon focused his efforts on issues impacting ity seating are available by contacting has been a vocal advocate for the studios the environment, the working poor, Kaylee Kiecker at kaylee@hollyand the jobs they create, he will share immigration, and public safety. woodchamber.net. insights on the plan to ensure the extenCHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT sion of AB1839 which will be expiring representing the interests of business with government in the near future. hollywoodchamber.net n 5


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Summit Panels Consider Hollywood Livability hree panels at the 23rd annual Hollywood Economic Heyman said the concept evolved as they decided to T Development Summit focused on “How to build a create a mini-campus by renovating a nuisance alley. Their more livable Hollywood”. larger plan is to add another three hotels and to create their The “Work” panel, moderated by Jerry Neuman of Liner Law, considered how the community benefits when major companies move to Hollywood. James Broenen of Fender Guitar said his firm was attracted to Hollywood because this is where the artists are. Patrick Bynum of Viacom said when the firm looked at options for consolidation, Hollywood was the only option for them because of the intense creative community here and the energy and legacy of Hollywood. “It was almost like coming home,” he said. Kareem Saleh of ZestFinance said that Hollywood was a terrific place to start a tech company and to live and work. He noted that his firm tries to patronize small local “own little village” like the Meatpacking District in New York. They also want to rebrand the neighborhood of the Cahuenga Corridor to SoHo (South of Hollywood). “A corridor is not a destination,” he stressed.

businesses and offers local dry cleaning and car wash services to their employees. Bynum said Viacom has a strong corporate community push and has worked closely with local organizations like the Police Activities League and youth mentoring programs. Broenen said that Fender Guitar is all about music education and restoring music programs to local schools. Their goal is to have a program up by next year. Ashley Gochnauer of the Kimpton Everly Hotel said each hotel is given latitude at the local level to choose causes to support and has the ability to choose local products to feature at the hotel. She added that they try to hire a staff that has an intimate knowledge of the neighborhood and hired employees from the Redbury when that hotel closed recently. Angela Babcock of Stratiscope moderated the second “Create” panel. Her two guests were Richard Heyman and Grant King of the Relevant Group. They discussed their “place-making” efforts along Selma Avenue. King noted their original vision from 10 years ago to bring a single hotel to Hollywood had expanded. “We wanted to bring the ‘A’ Game to Hollywood,” he said and noted that the Tao Group has four of the top10 restaurants in the U.S. The goal was to create a destination that would attract visitors from across Los Angeles. There will be four restaurants in the complex that surrounds their Dream Hotel.

The final panel was moderated by Phil Hart of Hart Realty Advisors and focused on the “Live” aspect, discussing what residents wanted to see in the new Hollywood. Li Wen of Gensler and a condo owner said that urban design is incredibly important as far as how we mix uses in Hollywood. Longtime community activist Nyla Arslanian said the number-one issue for residents related to development was traffic. “We need to work more together and to hear of some of the things being done,” she added. Debbie Wehbe, another community leader, said that one of the major concerns of the residential community is that often

developers arrive with the notion that they don’t need to listen to the residential community. “The connection needs to be deeper and the residents need to understand that the businesses will serve the needs of the residents,” she urged. Dan Sadleir, a millennial and apartment dweller, with his own business, Lights, Camera, Body!, said he would like to see more community events targeted for the locals with advertising to make them aware of the events. “This would help pull us all together,” he commented.

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Bertoni Says Need to Plan for Change

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here is not another city in North America undergoing the changes as is Los Angeles, said Los Angeles City Planning Director Vince Bertoni at the 23rd annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit. He noted that L.A. is becoming a very different place than it has been historically. Bertoni was the opening keynote speaker at the conference. He noted that L.A. is creating an amazing transit system that will provide the City with the opportunity to focus growth around transit and to also preserve the neighborhoods that provide the City’s vibrancy. The planning director reported the mandate his department has received to update all 35 community plans and the citywide general plan within a six-year period. “We are trying to reach consensus as we create a new vision for L.A.,” he said as he pledged to listen to a variety of viewpoints. He used Hollywood as an example of what the City is trying to achieve. “Look at what has happened in Hollywood,” he said. “It is very exciting to see new growth that allows for a vitality that we desperately need in Los Angeles.”

Leron Gubler, Vince Bertoni and Marty Shelton

Bertoni commented that he often tells people that growth is coming, whether or not we like it. If a city doesn’t plan for it, the growth may come in ways that are not wanted. Cities need to allow for thoughtful growth. He said he believed that in Hollywood, growth has brought jobs and vitality. The new Hollywood Community Plan will talk about thoughtful change. “We are trying to create the right type of balance,” he noted. “We know we can’t please everyone.”

USC Professor Paints a Future for Hollywood

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r. David Sloane, a professor in the Dept. of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis at the University of Southern California was the final keynote speaker at the 2017 Hollywood Economic Development Summit. “We were pleased to have Dr. Sloane pull everything together at the conference,” commented Tim Grubbs and Marty Shelton, the co-chairs of the event. Sloane said that Hollywood is two different places with two different visions of the future which lead to conflict. First, it is an international brand that seeks a higher, denser future that is more connected to the global community. Second, it is a local community that seeks a suburban, lowrise community oriented to residential neighborhoods. “Somehow, these two conflicting visions have to be brought together,” he urged. The professor said that Hollywood needs to grow up a little, especially in the areas south of Sunset. “We need housing to keep this place vibrant,” he noted. He urged that the new community plan also show equal concern in preserving low income housing. He suggested that online marketing may lead to 40 percent of brick and mortar stores being shuttered. As a solution, he said Hollywood needs to attract more one-of-a kind stores and take advantage of its ethnic neighborhoods of Thai Town and Little Armenia. Another opportunity he cited was the health and arts

At the Economic Development Summit. From left: Leron Gubler, Tim Grubbs, David Sloane, Marty Shelton, Jeff Zarrinnam.

communities, noting that there is a strong healthcare community in East Hollywood that needs to be more integrated into Hollywood. He also urged a greater embrace of the arts and noted that L.A. has the largest creative economy in the country. He saw a special need to find housing for artists. Other areas he touched on were the need for more open space and park lands. He endorsed the Hollywood Freeway Cap Park as a project worth the try. He said our design palette needs to consider sidewalks and storefronts to encourage walking to make a more livable community. “Hollywood should be one of the centers of L.A. life. Livability depends on constituencies finding common ground. Debates will continue, but if Hollywood can develop a plan that recognizes these things, then the opportunities for Hollywood are unlimited,” he concluded.

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PUBLIC POLICY

Proposed Hollywood Community Plan Released

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he Department of City Planning (DCP) has released an updated version of the draft Hollywood Community Plan, which will shape the future of Hollywood by directing jobs and housing near mass transit corridors. In particular, the Plan focuses most of the housing forecast through the year 2040 in central Hollywood, in areas served by the Metro Red Line. A key feature of the Plan includes an interactive online map that allows users to search by address to view the proposed changes to zoning. The proposal and the interactive map are available on HCPU2.org. Hearings on the proposed Plan are expected to occur this fall. However, the DCP is planning to hold several community informational meetings throughout the summer, on the following schedule: July 11, Lemon Grove Recreation Center, 6:30 p.m. July 15, Durant Branch Library, 10 a.m. July 19, Cahuenga Branch Library, 5:30 p.m. The Plan proposes to maintain areas currently zoned for single-family residential uses while providing increased protections for hillside residential neighborhoods. Additionally, it incorporates preservation tools for Hollywood’s historic neighborhoods, recognizing the community’s rich architectural and cultural history are one of its strongest assets. The Plan also recognizes Hollywood’s role as an important economic center, known worldwide for its media,

entertainment, and tourism uses, expanding office market, and mixed-use boulevards. “The update to the Hollywood Community Plan will create the necessary tools to preserve our historic structures, promote transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly development, encourage production of affordable housing, and provide the ability to reimagine and repurpose our surface parking lots to make Hollywood more livable and more walkable,” said Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of the 13th council district, who represents much of central and south Hollywood. Vince Bertoni, Director of the Department of City Planning said that “Updating the Community Plan is essential to not only preserving Hollywood’s history but also building capacity for critical new jobs and housing. This plan strikes a balance in providing opportunities to address our housing shortage, while also providing expanded controls over building scale, height, and design to protect the special character of Hollywood.” The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is a strong advocate for adopting a new updated Community Plan. “The Chamber has been urging the rollout of this revised plan for a long time,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “Hollywood is currently operating under a plan that is nearly 30 years old. This forces developers to seek exceptions to outdated zoning. Having an updated plan is in the best interests of this community.” CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT representing the interests of business with government

Chamber Welcomes Jauregui as Government Relations Coordinator

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he Hollywood Chamber is pleased to welfunding for the UC system. He utilized this come Jacob Jauregui to its staff in the role of knowledge and his own experiences as a student Government Relations Coordinator. Jacob will to become an advocate for UCLA. In that capacbe working directly with Nicole Shahenian, Vice ity, he traveled to Sacramento and Washington President of Government Relations, to help D.C. to meet with legislatures as well as First grow the Chamber’s government relations and Lady Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff to advobusiness advocacy program. cate for legislation that would lead to an increase In this newly-created position, Jacob will in state funding and a year-round Pell Grant. assist in the management and operations of the Prior to joining the Chamber staff, Jacob served Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee, as a Junior Associate at Mercury Public Affairs TEAM Hollywood (The Entertainment, Arts, & Jacob Jauregui where he worked closely with senior staff on varMedia) Committee, Healthcare Committee, and ious public affairs campaigns and was able to Economic Development Committee. Additionally, he will gain valuable insight into the nuances of coalition buildhelp spearhead the formation of two new Hollywood area ing, crisis management, and advocacy. business improvement districts. “The Chamber is excited to expand the Government For this role, Jacob will draw upon a wide breadth of Relations team and bring a staff member on board with policy and advocacy experience. A graduate of UCLA, public policy experience from both the private and public with a BA in History, Jacob began his foray into govern- sector,” said Chamber Vice President of Government ment as an intern at the District Office of California Relations, Nicole Shahenian. “We are confident that this Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León. He continued pursuing his addition will allow our government relations team to most interest in policy at UCLA Government & Community effectively advocate for the causes that our members are Relations, specifically working with the State most passionate about.” Government Relations department on issues which affectCHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT ed the institution. His research on the State’s budget was representing the interests of business with government critical to the department’s success at ensuring increased 8 n hollywoodchamber.net


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Hollywood Chamber Delegation Returns from Successful Advocacy Trips to DC and Sacramento

Hollywood Chamber Delegation advocated on Hollywood related issues. Left: With Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington, DC. Right: With Senate President ProTem Kevin de León in Sacramento.

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delegation of representatives from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce visited Capitol Hill in May to advocate issues of importance to Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles region. The Chamber’s delegation joined forces with Access DC, a group of over 200 members of the greater L.A. business community who visit Washington annually to educate local members of Congress on such issues as transportation and infrastructure funding for Los Angeles, housing and homelessness initiatives, education and work-force development, and other issues integral to the regional economy. This year’s Hollywood Chamber delegation to DC included: Chair of the Hollywood Chamber, Jeff Zarrinnam, Chamber Board member Susan Cabral-Ebert of IATSE Local 706 Makeup and Hairstylists; Chamber Board Member Matt Fritch of the MBS Group, Leron Gubler, Chamber President & CEO, and Chamber VicePresident of Government Relations, Nicole Shahenian. The Hollywood Chamber also held its annual advocacy trip to Sacramento in May. The Chamber’s Sacramento Delegation met with President Pro Temp Kevin de Leon, Senator Ben Allen, and the offices of Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Assemblymember Laura Friedman and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian to discuss CEQA reform, extension of the successful Film Tax Credit program, homelessness, and healthcare issues. “The Chamber’s annual advocacy trips offer our Chamber members the unique opportunity to meet with their elected officials on the State and National levels to discuss issues of importance to the Hollywood Business Community, and to demonstrate the overall importance of Hollywood as part of the greater Los Angeles regional economy,” stated Nicole Shahenian, the Chamber’s Vice President of Government Relations. “I encourage all of our members to participate in these important trips - With so much at stake for the business community in

Hollywood and communities throughout Southern California, it is important that we can show our elected representatives in DC and Sacramento just how serious Hollywood is in its efforts to create a thriving and robust economy for our businesses.” If you are interested in participating in future Chamber advocacy trips, please contact the Chamber’s Vice President of Government Relations, Nicole Shahenian at (323)469-8311 or e-mail Nicole@hollywoodchamber.net.

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Chamber and Vin Di Bona Announce Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018

Chamber to Celebrate Police & Fire Appreciation Day, August 31st

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new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017, announced the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Vin Di Bona Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018 are: In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana In the category of TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic In the category of RADIO: Steve Jones In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumous Bernie Mac Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire.

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ollywood legends are not just born, they take years, often decades, to cultivate. And 2017 is full of milestone anniversaries for some of our own ‘legends.’ The Chamber’s President and CEO, Leron Gubler, is celebrating his 25th anniversary at the helm of the Hollywood Chamber. “I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of Hollywood’s comeback,” said Gubler. “It’s a celebratory year for all of us!” So on Tuesday, September 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Chamber will host a star-studded event at Kimpton’s new Everly Hotel where guests and media will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, while taking in sweeping views of Hollywood from the pool deck. The celebration will include recognition of sponsors who are celebrating milestone anniversaries and will be emceed by producer Vin Di Bona and actress Tippi Hedren. Learn about sponsorship opportunities by contacting kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net Information on individual tickets will be available closer to the event date.

he Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Police & Firefighters Appreciation Day at the Hollywood Division Police Station on Thursday, August 31st. Restaurants are invited to show their gratitude to our local heroes! There are two ways to participate: Showcase your restaurant with a serving station for lunch and dinner. Having a serving station will allow you and your staff to interact directly with our local heroes while showcasing some of your delicious menu items. Celebrity volunteers will help serve up your items during lunch, when the media covers the event! We are looking for restaurants who can commit to covering both shifts. We also accept food drops if you are unable to staff the shift/s. Your restaurant will be included in the media advisory, press release, Chamber website, and all marketing collateral. Your logo will also be featured on postings at the Hollywood Division Police and Fire Stations. Businesses can send gift certificates for the LAPD and LAFD Holiday Parties! If you would like to show support through a gift certificate donation, you may mail in two gift certificates (one for each department) and they will be raffled off at holiday parties. This is an ideal way for our local heroes to acquaint themselves with your business! Please send contributions to: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce ATTN: Police & Fire BBQ 6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150, Hollywood, CA 90028 To sign up as participating restaurant, please contact Kaylee Kiecker at the Hollywood Chamber at kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net

CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT providing promotional opportunity for businesses

CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT assisting the community

CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT promoting Hollywood

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS SPOTLIGHT MEMBER AIRBNB Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. Airbnb is good for tourism, good for residents, and good for the city! In 2016, over 1.05-million guests stayed with Airbnb hosts in Los Angeles, and the average length of stay was over 4 nights. Last year, the Airbnb community generated more than $1.1-billion in economic activity in the city. This is significant income for the city, and it is being spread to local businesses and across many parts of the city that don’t typically see tourism activity. Airbnb expands the economic pie for residents of Los Angeles. The typical Airbnb host in Los Angeles earned $7,400 from hosting last year. This income is an economic lifeline for everyday people in L.A. that are looking to make ends meet. John Choi. Southern California Policy Manager

SOLAR UNLIMITED, INC. Founded in 1980, Solar Unlimited is one of the oldest and most experienced solar installation companies in Southern California. For more than 37 years, they have provided the highest level of service and products to thousands of customers – many of whom have been with Solar Unlimited since the beginning. Over the past three decades, Solar Unlimited has installed more than 12,000 solar systems. Solar Unlimited offer industry leading FAFCO solar pool heating systems. The world’s oldest and most trusted manufacturer of pool heating systems manufactured in Chico, California by Americans. From the largest commercial pools to the smallest residential pools they have a system custom designed to fit your needs. Solar heating for your pool using free energy from the sun can double your swim season. Solar Unlimited also provides photovoltaic (PV) solar electric panels and systems for electricity production. They proudly utilize leading edge technologies by such companies as SolarWorld and Sunpower and the latest inverter technology from SolarEdge and Enphase so you get the most out of every solar panel system.

555 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 john.choi@airbnb.com www.airbnb.com

Bob Irwin, Sales VP 170 W. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia CA 91007 Call (805)624-0712 • bob4solar41@yahoo.com www.solarunlimited.com

CASA DE MONTE VISTA Nestled in the historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, Casa de Monte Vista is one of the original homes built in the late 1920s. Frequented by legendary luminaries from Hollywood, this Old Spanish Estate located two hours from Hollywood, has the secluded and nostalgic atmosphere Palm Springs is known for. Owned by Robert Stack in the 1950s, the property was a common gathering place for “The Rat Pack.” Casa de Monte Vista is comcasademontevista.com plete with a caterer-ready P A L M S P R I N G S full kitchen, covered patio for dancing, guest casitas, solar powered salt-water pool, palatial grounds, lush landscaping and spectacular mountain views. This property was the film location for "Behind the Candelabra" movie starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon; also photo location for the famous Tequila company Casamigos owned by George Clooney and Rande Gerber. Casa de Monte Vista is a popular “Hollywood Hide Away” where celebrities have stayed over the decades finding this private walled and gated estate a place to get away from the hustle of the big city. This location is a favorite for filming and photoshoots by companies, renowned photographers and cinematographers. Its lush romantic landscaping and scenic mountain views has made this estate a favorite wedding and special event location.

SAGES & SEEKERS Sages & Seekers is a nonprofit offering experiential-programs designed to develop empathy and diminish ageism, while meeting the universal and compelling need of both young adults and elders to find meaning in their lives through conversation and inquiry. Constructed for both low income and middle class communities, the 8-week intergenerational program combats social isolation and dissolves age-related segregation, while offering the students writing, interviewing, listening, public speaking and social-emotional skills. In many families, there is little time for the needs of older relatives as well as young people, to develop meaningful connections. As a result, young people can feel overlooked, and elders forgotten. Both ends of the generational spectrum can feel marginalized, isolated, and disempowered. Participating in Sages & Seekers offers both generations positive interactions from which mutual respect, understanding and empathy can grow. By engaging young adults in a thoughtful examination of how life is lived and how personal challenges are overcome, they begin to build their own sense of identity and personal independence. More open to learning from adults outside of their families, the younger generation can be guided by impartial caring adults.

Joe Luisi, Owner 696 N Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Call (760)272-0161 • casademontevista@gmail.com www.casademontevista.com

Krys Grant-Ray, Communications 1400 North Fuller Avenue, #9, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Call (508)444-8821 • info@sagesandseekers.org www.sagesandseekers.org hollywoodchamber.net n 11


MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS TECHNICOLOR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Technicolor Federal Credit Union is just like a bank, but better! They believe in challenging the status quo of banking; providing meaningful relationships to business banking, and thinking outside the box to solve your problems. They are different, but that’s what makes them better. They offer some of the highest rates on savings accounts, paying up to 1.00% APY* (Annual Percentage Yield) on their Savings Accounts! They offer loans on cars, homes, credit cards and more. They are a shared branch, meaning if you are a member of another credit union, you can conduct most transactions on your other account at their branch for free, or you can use one of over 5,000 shared branches around the country. Visit www.technicolorfcu.org to open your account, or visit their branch at Raleigh Studios at Melrose & Van Ness to transact on your other credit union’s account. Federally insured by NCUA. Robert Baron, VP, Member Services 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038 inside Raleigh Studios Call (818)973-4900, ext. 251 • membership@technicolorfcu.org www.technicolorfcu.org

FARMER BOYS HOLLYWOOD After 35 years of serving award-winning burgers, made-fromscratch breakfast served all day, hand-chopped salads and tall stacked sandwiches, Farmer Boys expanded from the Inland Empire to the surrounding regions. The fast casual concept is well-known throughout Southern California for their cookedto-order menu, comfortable restaurant atmosphere, and friendly staff. When choosing the Hollywood space, Omar Mawas, Operating Franchisee, looked for a location central to apartment living complexes, and selected the corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Western Ave. because there was a limited number of dining options within walking distance. Farmer Boys Hollywood hopes to encourage foot traffic, but they also have a large, dedicated parking lot for customers who choose to drive. Omar Mawas, Owner 5519 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 Call (323)466-0073 • hollywoodfb1092@gmail.com www.Farmerboys.com

THE ACTORS FUND The Actors Fund is the only national nonprofit organization that provides for the welfare of all entertainment professionals. Founded in 1882, The Fund has grown to serve professionals in film, television, radio, music, opera, dance, as well as theatre. The organization assists performers and those behind the scenes - creative professionals, technical and crafts professionals and support staff. The Western Region office of The Actors Fund is located in Los Angeles, serving not just our city, but over a dozen surrounding states. Services provided by The Actors Fund include emergency grants, personalized case management and counseling, parallel career training and seminars, and health insurance counseling. The Fund also has invested for decades in housing, owning and managing a nursing home in Englewood, New Jersey, as well as three affordable housing sites, including one in West Hollywood. Its newest, in the heart of Hollywood, has a planned construction start date of 2019.

ACN ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and other essential services people need and use every day. Starting in 1993 in the U.S., ACN now services customers in 25 countries on four continents. Services they provide include Digital Phone Service, Wireless, Energy, Merchant Services, Television and Security and Automation for both residential and commercial accounts. You like free? ACN offers programs where you can earn select services for free! They also believe in giving back to the local communities where their customers live and work. That’s why when you become a customer of CAN’s select services and each month you pay your bill, ACN feeds a hungry child in your community. Imagine letting your customers know – every time they swipe their credit card at your business, they are helping to end childhood hunger right here at home. ACN provides services you need, so you can focus on moving your business forward. Explore their product portfolio and see how ACN can provide you with the essential services that your business needs and uses everyday!

Keith McNutt, Director, Western Region 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Call (323)933-9244 • kmcnutt@actorsfund.org www.actorsfund.org

Lisa Polanski, Independent Business Owner 1626 N. Wilcox Ave #502, Hollywood, Ca 90028 Call (323)873-9709 • lisap.acn@gmail.com www.owningyourpower.acndirect.com

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER CALENDAR 07/18 07/20 08/10 08/18 09/19 11/30

LA’s Largest Mixer, Pasadena Convention Center Breakfast with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti State of the State with Kevin de León Building Your Business: Dive Into Social Media Celebration of Hollywood Anniversaries Entertainment Conference at Loews

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Dive Into Social Media: Quick tips to Keep Your Facebook, Instagram & Twitter from Drowning Emma Vaughn leads Main Street Hub’s local business outreach and helps local business grow with their full-service marketing platform. Friday, August 18th | 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce | 6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150

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ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

1600 Vine 45th Annual 9 Dots The Academy of Magical Arts The Aetherius Society FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONALS Amazing LA Race / Fantastic Race American Film Institute Sept., 2, 3 & 4, 2017 AT&T External Affairs - Los Angeles Sat., Sun. & Mon. – Labor Day Weekend Avon Rent A Car / truck / van GLENDALE HILTON HOTEL Car Park, Inc. GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA The Celebrity Source LEARN ABOUT THE PREVENTION & CONTROL OF CANCER Clear Channel Radio THROUGH NUTRITION, TESTS & NON-TOXIC CANCER THERAPIES Complete Office SUCH AS LAETRILE, GERSON, HOXSEY, POLY-MVA, ENZYMES Corniche Group, Inc. & IMMUNOTHERAPY FROM MEDICAL DOCTORS, CLINICAL Craig Lawson & Co., LLC, Land Use Consultants RESEARCHERS, NUTRITIONISTS & AUTHORS. F.A. Daniels ALSO, LEARN ABOUT CHELATION, DMSO, OXYGEN, HERBAL, Genesis Financial/Creative Employee Benefits, Inc. CELLULAR & ELECTRO-MAGNETIC THERAPIES. Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City IN ADDITION, NATURAL THERAPIES FOR HEART, DIABETES, Hollywood Media District ARTHRITIS, MS & EYE DISEASES. Hollywood Production Center 40 Speakers, 5 Movies & 80 Exhibits Hollywood Travelodge $50.00/Day Hollywood United Methodist Church For Doctor Referrals and Programs contact: Hollywood Urgent Care CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY Howl At The Moon - Hollywood (323) 663-7801 www.cancercontrolsociety.com Jackie Lewis Productions & Events DOCTORS’ SYMPOSIUM – Tuesday, September 5th Joe Lewis Company CEU’s for Nurses & Dentists $55.00/Day Kilroy Realty Corporation Law Offices of Derek S. Yee Liner LLP Magic Castle Hotel Magic Castle, Inc. Make-Up Artists & HairStylists - Local 706 IATSE McCormack, Baron, Salazar, Inc. MDR Insurance & Financial Service Metro Mickey Hargitay Plants Mike Medavoy Millennium Hollywood The Original Farmers Market O'Rourke Tech Pacific Commerce Bank Parisian Florist R.D. Olson Development RED Studios Hollywood SAG-AFTRA CHAMBER MEMBERS: $42/person The Salvation Army Hollywood Corps INCLUDES: Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP peanuts, Coke products & water. SIM Group Seating is limited. Please reserve asap. GENERAL PARKING: $10 in advance, $20 at gate. Sunrise & Associates - Donovan R. Jenks PREFERRED PARKING: $35 in advance, $50 at gate. Tic-tock TMZ CELEBRITY TOUR VS Universal Orlando Resort Urban Legend PR G A M E D A T E : Friday, August 11, 2017 G A M E TI T M E : 7:10 PM Wood & Vine Worchell Properties PURCHASE ONLINE: BY: T O P U R C H ATICKETS SEE B Y: T I C K E T S C O N T A C T: World of Wonder Productions www.hollywoodchamber.net/events July 14, 2017

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MEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS SPOTLIGHT NEW MEMBER BUSINESSES OF THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER Alchemy Planning + Land Use Gary Benjamin 4470 W. Sunset Blvd. #547 Los Angeles, CA 90027 (213)479-7521 www.alchemyplanning.com

DHX Media Ltd. (Toronto) Kaisa Nieminen 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)790-8840 www.dhxmedia.com

The Madison Apartments Arnold Cunanan 1746 N. Orange Dr. Hollywood, CA 90028 (323)876-4000 www.madisonhollywood.com

All American War Veterans Cesar Estrada 2400 Hepworth Ave. Commerce, CA 90040 (213)321-2941

Go Big L.A. LLC Corey Wade 3236 Bennett Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323)380-7960 www.gobigla.com

Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH) Rick Zuniga 6565 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (855)350-7387 www.mash.vet

AltaMed Health Services Hollywood Presbyterian Clinic Max Arbolida 1300 N. Vermont Ave. Patient Tower- 1st Floor Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)454-6940 www.altamed.org American Trophies and Awards Ross Liddell 4545 Industrial St., Suite 6A Simi Valley, CA 93063 (805)526-0703 www.americantrophiesandawards.com BERJ V. TASHJIAN Berj Tashjian 628 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323)394-2371

Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition Dennis Feldman PO Box 480157 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323)462-2032 www.gwhfc.org h.Club LA Kynderly Haskins 1717 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028 www.thehospitalclub.com/la The Highland Residences Juan Carlos Batalla 1411 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)741-6667 www.thehighlandapts.com

The Orlando Hotel Sirley Cuevas 8384 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323)668-6600 www.theorlando.com Pavemint, LLC Sarah Zurell 6685 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (713)543-1645 www.pavemint.com REFRESH Christopher Garcia 6733 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (323)872-8236

Cali Kush Tours, LLC Adam Vance 422 E. 140th St. Los Angeles, CA 90061 (818)217-7432 www.calikushtours.com

JWCH Institute, Inc (Wesley Health Center) Daniela Rodriguez 5650 Jillson St. Commerce, CA 90040 (323)201-4516 www.wesleyhealthcenters.org

Solar Unlimited Inc. Robert Irwin 170 W. Live Oak Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007 (626)461-5777 www.solarunlimited.com

Crash Entertainment DJ Crash 7190 W. Sunset Blvd. #332 Los Angeles, CA 90046 (818)776-3966 www.djcrashusa.com

LA Party Rents, Inc. Kevin Dwyer 13520 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91402 (818)989-4300 x129 www.lapartyrents.com

Stickhouse Mushegh Arakelyan 6741 1/2 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (323)229-8990 www.stickhousegelato.com/

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OFFERS BENEFITS 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, free software and tech services. Call (323)469-8311 • info@hollywoodchamber.net 14 n hollywoodchamber.net

The Walt Disney Company Lisa Pitney 500 S. Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91521 (818)295-4259 www.disney.com


MEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SPOTLIGHTS SPOTLIGHT JANE Q Nestled at the foot of Los Angeles’ Beachwood Canyon, Jane Q, the street-level restaurant in the new Kimpton Everly Hotel, offers Angelenos and visitors alike a fresh take on California cuisine in a relaxed environment. Chef de Cuisine Jason Hall helms the all-day menu, which focuses on locally-sourced, seasonal and farmers’ market ingredients. The lively counter-style café serves specialty drip and espresso coffee from LAMILL and modern, farm-fresh fare, including a daily menu of healthy grab-and-go and made-to-order breakfasts. The airy, white subway-tiled space features marble and zinc countertops and an open kitchen with an imported Italian rotating-deck pizza oven, where entrees including a Black Truffle Calzone, Petrale Sole and Rock Hen are prepped while diners take in the bustling scene outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. Unique shared plates and a refreshing take on indulgent desserts round out the menu and make Jane Q a neighborhood go-to for a wholesome, laid-back dining experience. Charlotte O’Donahue. General Manager 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Call (213)279-3534 • charlotte.odonahue@janeqla.com www.janeqla.com

EVER BAR Located steps from the famed intersection of Hollywood and Vine and the iconic Capitol Records building, Ever Bar is the social center of the new Kimpton Everly Hotel and its surrounding neighborhood. With a laid-back, friendly vibe, this unpretentious Hollywood hangout offers guests a venue in which to relax and recharge with handcrafted cocktails and light bites from day to night. Head Bartender Dan Rook helms the bar menu, which features cleverly-named and creatively crafted classic and modern cocktails with a focus on innovative, locally sourced ingredients, along with an healthy list of draft beers and local wines. Ever Bar’s sweeping 28-ft ceilings create a lively atmosphere, with DJs spinning nightly. The lounge area is perfect for groups, and their gaming area includes a pool table and an intimate “library” featuring floor-to-ceiling windows – a stylish, eclectic space in which to grab a drink and stay a while.

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he Hollywood Chamber recently published two of its popular guides: Hollywood Development Update 2017 and Hollywood Guide & Business Profile. Attendees of this year’s Economic Development Summit were among the first to receive both publications. The Hollywood Development Update 2017 provides information on 92 projects in the pipeline for Hollywood and highlights reasons why Hollywood is the place to work, create and live! The update shows existing, new and projected developments on a map of the community. The color spread shows renderings of most projects and offers a brief introduction to each project mentioned, developer, address and projected progress. Those interested in obtaining a copy may purchase the annual publication for $50 at www.hollywoodchamber.net. The Chamber’s annual Hollywood Guide & Business Profile offers the 411 on the latest and greatest things to do in Hollywood. The sleek magazine celebrates Hollywood’s diverse communities, new developments, activities for locals and tourists, Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees, a community and business profile and more. For both residents and businesses alike, this magazine remains extremely useful with its resource directory, index charts of growing companies, officials, and chamber members. A copy of the publication was mailed out directly to all members of the Chamber and residents of Hollywood. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT assisting the community

Charlotte O’Donahue, General Manager 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Call (213)279-3534 • charlotte.odonahue@everbarla.com www.everbarla.com

REFRESH HOLLYWOOD Located in the heart of Hollywood, REFRESH HOLLYWOOD offers women’s and men’s underwear, socks, accessories, perfumes and more. You can find at Refresh Hollywood abundant gift ideas and items specializing in fun graphics and super heroes and villains. Christopher Garcia, Owner 6733 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 Call (323)872-8236 • info@ShopRefresh.us F:Refresh Hollywood T:@Refresh90028 I:RefreshHollywood hollywoodchamber.net n 15


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Chamber Welcomes Members at Lucky Strike Live in May The Hollywood Chamber welcomed twelve businesses at its May Business After Hours Mixer hosted by Lucky Strike Live. Chair Jeff Zarrinnam and J.J. Connaughton welcomed these new members: Lisa Polanski, ACN; Berj V. Tashjian; Carmen Bowen, Concorde Career College - North Hollywood; Freddie Navas, Families Entertainment, LLC; Dennis Feldman, Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition; Charlotte O'Donahue, Jane Q Restaurant at the Everly Hotel; Ashley Gochnauer, Kimpton Everly Hotel; Steven Grunmyer, Milk And Honey; Elly Katz, Sages & Seekers; Lissa Alexandre, Scientology Media Productions; Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival; Robert Irwin, Solar Unlimited Inc.

Chamber Welcomes Members at Hollywood Museum in June The Hollywood Chamber welcomed ten businesses at its June Business After Hours Mixer hosted by the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Chair Jeff Zarrinnam and J.J. Connaughton, welcomed these new members: Max Arbolida, AltaMed Health Services - Hollywood Presbyterian Clinic; Candace Kentopian; Joseph Luisi, Casa de Monte Vista Palm Springs; Kaisa Nieminen, DHX Media Ltd. (Toronto); Juan Carlos Batalla, The Highland Residences; Eduardo Khawam, Metropolitan Fashion Week; Nicole Candiff, OUE Skyspace LA; Sarah Zurell, Pavemint, LLC; Christopher Garcia, REFRESH; Stephanie Mines, TCS Premier Events.

Hollywood Business Advocate July-August 2017  

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