L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell joined the Chamber for a conversation on public safety in the L.A. region. Sheriff McDonnell discussed on how mental illness and the homelessness crisis impact the police force, and the role trust plays in police and community relations.
The Global Initiatives Council heard from John Murphy, Senior Vice President of International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as he provided an overview of the U.S. Chamber's trade policy recommendations under the new administration and what to expect of the new president and Congress. He also reviewed the economic and trade outlook for the world economy and the business community's priorities.
The Chamberís L.A. Regional STEM Hub, in partnership with Tiger Woods Foundation, hosted a Business-Education Partnerships Summit to highlight the importance of public-private partnerships, roles that industry partners play to support and complement STEM programming, and how these initiatives help transform learning in the classroom and in the workforce.
CityFi's Ashley Hand and Mark Waier of Metrolink joined the Chamber's Transportation & Goods Movement Council on Tuesday for an update on autonomous vehicle technology and the future of urban mobility in the City of L.A.
The L.A. World Trade Week Committee and the Port of Los Angeles invited students for a unique opportunity to learn about key concepts of global trade, career pathways and cultural differences at the nation's busiest port. Business executives, trade representatives and staff engaged with students through an interactive day of activities. Students and faculty participated in a one hour boat tour and were able to browse exhibits by local colleges and universities providing global trade programs.
The Chamber hosted its 2017 Inaugural Dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live. Steve Nissen, NBCUniversal, was installed as the Chamber's 2017 Board Chair. Others honored included Vin & Sandy Scully with the Civic Medal of Honor and JPMorgan Chase & Co. with the Corporate Leadership Award.
A historic coalition, comprised of City of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the L.A. Area Chamber and the L.A. Federation of Labor, came together in opposition to Measure S, the ill-conceived and dangerous housing ban on the March 7th ballot.
Taste of the Chamber 2017 was held on Jan. 25, and featured an evening of networking surrounded by delicious food and drinks provided by member restaurants and caterers.
Thank you to participating vendors:
85 degrees, Asian box, Bread Crumbs, the Corner Bakery, Maggiano's, The Spot, Sprinkles, Sugarbird, Tepeyac and Tequilla Sports Bar, Weho Sausage Co., Flowers by Sam and Fanciful Gift Baskets and Fine Food.
The Chamber, elected officials and Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx came together in celebration of federal funds committed to the Purple Line Extension, Phase 2.
Measure S, the building moratorium slated for the March 2017 city ballot, would worsen Los Angeles's affordability crisis, cost the city nearly $2 billion in lost economic activity, and rip a $70 million-plus hole in the City of Los Angeles budget each year, according to an economic impact report produced by Beacon Economics.