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Thursday | Jan. 3, 2012


This Week At The Chamber
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Member News
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Issues of Interest
Read about what's going on in your community


FRI | Jan. 4
Health Care Council
more info & register

FRI | Jan. 11
Education & Workforce Development Council
more info & register

WED | Jan. 16
Small Business Owners Roundtable
more info & register

THU | Jan. 17
Government & Fiscal Affairs Council
more info & register

FRI | Jan. 18
Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council
more info & register

View all upcoming events on our Web Calendar.




"The Chamber was always ready to promote this 'land of sunshine,' especially in the winter months when parts of the country were buried in snow."

— A posting by the Los Angeles Public Library on The Huffington Post.

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The New Year, Brought to You By the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
The Huffington Post, Dec. 28
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Join more than 1,400 business and civic leaders at the region's must-attend event, presented by Korean Air, on Thursday, Feb. 7 at JW Marriott at L.A. Live. This year's dinner will kick off our 125th Anniversary celebration. We will install 2013 Board Chair Alan Rothenberg, chairman & CEO of 1st Century Bank, and recognize extraordinary leadership with the Civic Medal of Honor to Michael "Mickey" Kantor; the Distinguished Business Leader award to Thomas Priselac, president & CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System and the Corporate Leadership award to the University of Southern California. Register now or contact Michelle Attebery, 213.580.7585.

Join Chamber Council meetings in 2013
Thank you for joining us at our council meetings in 2012. We hope that you will continue to participate this year as we embark on another productive and informative year. Councils include: Education & Workforce Development; Emerging Commerce; Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainabilty; Global Initiatives; Government & Fiscal Affairs; Health Care; Transportation & Goods Movement; Land Use, Housing & Construction and Small Business. Sign up today or contact Shannon Cooper, 213.580.7565.

Make a difference: Apply for Leadership L.A. 2013
Since 1987, the Leadership L.A. fellowship has been helping L.A.'s up-and-coming leaders expand their influence, develop their careers and gain insight into their community. The fellowship is for individuals who are becoming increasingly active in community leadership roles and need more understanding of the issues shaping the City and County. The early application deadline is Friday, Jan. 11. Apply today or please forward this opportunity to associates in your organization. Contact April Tam, 213.580.7526.

Help students access Cash for College
The Chamber's Cash for College team is recruiting volunteers to help high school seniors fill out financial aid applications during the Super Saturday workshops held throughout L.A. County on Jan. 26. Volunteers from all backgrounds are welcome and the Chamber will provide you with the training needed. Learn more or contact Paola Santana, 213.580.7586.

good news

SCORE LA receives public relations grant
SCORE LA was recently selected from a pool of 26 nonprofit organizations to receive the Don Perkins Community Service Grant presented by the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA). SCORE received $10,000 to help defray costs related to its public relations activities. Read more.

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Regional Connector breaks ground
Last month Metro began work on the $1.34 billion Regional Connector in downtown Los Angeles. Construction crews are currently working to relocate underground utilities. The Connector will open in 2019. Read more.




Adding value to your Chamber membership


Deadline to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration Awards has been extended
The U.S. Small Business Administration - Los Angeles District Office, in collaboration with the Chamber, is currently accepting nominations for business awards for local small business owners and business champions, including the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year Award, for National Small Business Week. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Jan. 31. Apply now or contact Patrick Rodriguez, 818.552.3222.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com