For 90 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country, dedicating itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events. World trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with nearly 800 guests.
The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live provided its Mixing Room as a perfect location for the Chamber and its members and non-members to mingle and build business relationships in an informal, relaxed business setting.
More than 500 people gathered at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City to recognize the power of small business at the 2016 Small Business Awards hosted by the Chamber and the Small Business Administration.
ACCESS Sacramento brings more than 100 Chamber members to Sacramento to meet with dozens of lawmakers on issues including health care reform, education and more private sector opportunities to rebuild our state's infrastructure.
This 2016 State of STEM convening addressed how leaders throughout our community are sparking change and diversifying STEM fields in the workforce, higher education and the K-12 pipeline.
During last week’s Education & Workforce Development Council meeting, the Chamber’s L.A. Cash for College program was recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education . The Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Alejandra Ceja, presented the Chamber's Executive Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, David Rattray, and Director of Education & Workforce Development, Paola Santana, with the award. As a result of this recognition, L.A. Cash for College is included in a national database of Bright Spots, listed under K-12 Education and College Access.
A World Trade Week educational program was held at the Flight Path Museum to discuss careers in international trade. Hosted by the WTW Education Committee, in partnership with LAWA, speakers included representatives from LAWA, FAA and U.S. Customs & Border Protection, who briefed students on selecting a career in this field and necessary skills.
ACCESS Washington D.C. delegation is a bipartisan group of business and civic leaders who are working together to create a bold future for L.A. and the nation by advocating on behalf of the relevant issues.
Held at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live, it is recognized as the premier business and civic leadership event in L.A. The Inaugural Dinner celebrated the installation of 2016 Chair of the Board, Thomas S. Sayles, University of Southern California. Throughout the evening, the Chamber recognized outstanding leadership in the community by presenting the prestigious Civic Medal of Honor to Antonia Hernandez; the Distinguished Business Leader award to Peter Lowy, Co- CEO, Westfield Corporation, Inc. and the Corporate Leadership Award to AECOM.
The annual Taste of the Chamber is an evening of networking with hundreds of area business professionals while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres from local Chamber member restaurant and caterers.
Business and community leaders exchange ideas, resources and a sense of responsibility for our schools during the Chamber's annual Principal for a Day.
ACCESS L.A. City Hall is the L.A. Area Chamber’s annual advocacy event aimed at building stronger partnerships between L.A. City Hall and local businesses.