Members of the Chamber's World Trade Week Committee received a private tour of Yusen Terminals in the San Pedro Harbor, where they learned about key terminal service operations and containerized cargo. Members also had the rare opportunity to view the harbor from the working four post-Panamax cranes situated in the terminal.
This week, the Chamber and more than 140 civic, business and elected leaders traveled to our nation's capital for the Chamber's annual ACCESS Washington, D.C. trip. Delegates heard from elected leaders including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Corey Booker, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Judy Chu as they took part in events, group briefings and small group meetings on Capitol Hill to advocate for issues vital to L.A.'s business community.
Our ACCESS Washington, D.C. Delegates took photos of their work all across our nation's Capital. Take a look!
more than 400 people gathered at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City to recognize the economic power of small business at the 2017 Small Business Awards, hosted by the Chamber and the Small Business Administration. Congratulations to this year's winners listed below who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the L.A. region!
The Chamber's Health Care Council hosted Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard for an in-depth discussion on health care reform and the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
The Chamber's Innovation and Technology Council and Bixel Exchange partnered with FWD.us to understand what the H-1B visa is, the effects of President Trump's executive order regarding these visas, and what that means for businesses. Los Angeles Community College District board trustee Mike Eng joined the Council and moderated our panel of experts to help us understand these issues.
On May 4, more than 900 regional business executives, civic leaders and members of the diplomatic corps celebrated the 91st Annual World Trade Week (WTW) in downtown Los Angeles. Attendees heard from Former British Prime Minster Tony Blair, Mayor of L.A. Eric Garcetti and ESRI Co-founder and CEO Jack Dangermond. Award Recipients included Stanley T. Olafson Award Recipient Amb. Vilma Martinez; Export Achievement Award Winners Borla Performance Industries Inc., Cosmobeauti Labs, and UltraGlas, Inc.; as well as Bob Kleist Leadership Award Recipient Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect. 17 students were also awarded world trade educational scholarships during the ceremony.
The Chamber helped Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf celebrate the grand opening of their palms location (10612 National Blvd.) with a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month.