Signature Events

Each year the Chamber hosts a number of signature events for members and the public:

Principal for a Day Luncheon, Fall 

Celebrates the completion of the program that gives business leaders, elected officials and community leaders a unique, hands-on experience to appreciate both the strengths and challenges of leading a public school. 

For more information, contact Geraldine Contreras-Jaimerena, 213.580.7553.  

State of L.A. Infrastructure, Fall

Presented by Siemens, the L.A. Area Chamber brings together L.A.’s most influential business and public sector leaders to discuss the state of L.A.’s infrastructure annually for this event. 

For more information, contact Sarah Quigley, 213.580.7561.

Cash for College Convention, Fall

The two-day Cash for College College and Career Convention, one of the biggest events of its kind in the nation, expands access to education for all L.A. students and families. Attendees have an opportunity to win scholarship money and complete the required financial aid and CalGrant forms to pursue their college endeavors. Our 2016 Cash for College Convention will be held Friday & Saturday, Nov. 18 & 19.

For more information, contact Alma Salazar

SCLN Southern California Visionaries, Winter

The Southern California Leadership Network presents awards to individuals in the Southern California region who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in civic leadership and celebrates those whose vision has inspired action, collaboration and positive community outcomes. Our 2016 Southern California Visionaries Awards will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8. RSVP today!

For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, contact Nancy Olson.

Inaugural Dinner, Winter

The new Chair of the Board is installed at the Chamber's annual Inaugural Dinner gala. In the spirit of community-building, the Chamber also recognizes extraordinary leadership with the Civic Medal of Honor, Distinguished Business Leader and Corporate Leadership awards. Attendees of the dinner generally read like a who's who of Los Angeles political, civic and business sectors. Our 2017 Inaugural Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

For more information, contact Sarah Quigley, 213.580.7561. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lee Ligons, 213.580.7523. 

Small Business Awards, Spring

Presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration, the luncheon recognizes the Small Business Person of the Year and Champions in different categories. Winners epitomize the true meaning of entrepreneurship. Despite significant risk, they have achieved substantial commercial success and are very active in community service. 

For more information, contact Sarah Quigley, 213.580.7561.

World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast, Spring

Kicks off Southern California's annual event that highlights the benefits of world trade, now the leading industry sector in the regional economy. World Trade Week brings Southern California's international trade community together to reward excellence in trade companies and services, present scholarships to students pursuing careers in world trade, and promote a series of more than 20 trade events throughout Southern California. Our 2017 World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast will be Thursday, May 4!

For more information, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez, 213.580,7569. 


ACCESS D.C., Spring 
ACCESS Sacramento, Summer
ACCESS L.A. City Hall, Fall 

The Access Event series includes the region's premier advocacy trips bringing together participants and partners from across the county to advance a shared agenda and provides members the opportunity to meet with elected officials and policy makers.

For more information, contact Samantha Beasley, 213.580.7558.

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