Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce I Sept. 22
 
L.A. BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter
Chamber, Dreamers & elected officials gather for DACA roundtable discussion

The Chamber partnered with Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Jimmy Gomez and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Thursday for a private, roundtable discussion on the critical issues raised by the recent rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Reps. Chu and Gomez updated attendees on the current legislative work to find a solution for the 800,000 young immigrants affected by the rescission. Young DACA-protected immigrants shared their moving perspectives with the roundtable, and urged a quick and clean passing of the DREAM Act by Congress -- a permanent legislative solution for those left in limbo after the end of DACA on March 5, 2018. SEE THE PHOTOS.

 
Chamber supports California WaterFix at L.A. City Council Committee

The Chamber spoke in support of the California WaterFix at the L.A. City Council Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee held on Tuesday. The CA WaterFix is Gov. Brown's plan to preserve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta while ensuring long-term water reliability for our region. The Chamber will also support CA WaterFix at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's Sept. 26 board meeting.
 
MWD and L.A. County partner on water purification center

The Chamber showed continued support for water security and conservation efforts at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Regional Recycle Water Advanced Purification Center. This facility is made possible through a partnership between the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and the Sanitation Districts of L.A. County. The information generated by this advanced purification facility will provide necessary information for the potential future construction of a full-scale recycled water plant.
 
L.A. City Planning Commission approves Chamber supported W Hotel Project

The Chamber spoke in support of the Hazens Group's W Hotel Project at the L.A. City Planning Commission last week. This project would replace the Luxe Hotel near the Los Angeles Convention Center, bringing in both residential and commercial units to downtown in a transit-oriented area. The project includes 435 condos, including workforce housing units, a 300-key W Hotel, and 60,000 square feet of commercial space. The project now heads to the City's Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
 
 
Member-to-Member savings with Office Depot
 
Office Depot offers fellow Chamber members up to 65 percent off on office supplies, furniture and technology. Members can also take advantage of monthly deals, next-day delivery, reporting to monitor your expenses, and ordering by fax, phone or web. LEARN MORE.
     
 
Last chance to join the Chamber as the voice of business at L.A. City Hall
 
Next Wednesday, Sept. 27, is your chance to join the Chamber and more than 180 business and community leaders for ACCESS L.A. City Hall. The Chamber's annual advocacy trip to City Hall features a networking breakfast with business and community leaders, and a City Council meeting on issues vital to L.A.'s businesses. ACCESS L.A. City Hall includes remarks by the Mayor, City Attorney, City Controller and L.A. City Councilmembers. RSVP NOW.
SCLN 30-in-30: Abbe Land
 
This week's 30-in-30 honoree is nationally recognized healthcare professional and activist Abbe Land, former executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project. Abbe has an impressive history of ensuring care to underrepresented populations and advocating for youth in the LGBTQ community. A graduate of Leadership Southern California 1995, she has also served as City Councilmember and Mayor for the City of West Hollywood. Learn more about Abbe's leadership journey HERE.
 
The 30-in-30 campaign is a celebration of SCLN's 30th anniversary, honoring 30 outstanding alumni throughout 2017. Thank you to our 30th anniversary sponsors: The Albertsons Companies Foundation and The Vons Foundation, Southern California Gas Company and Walmart. To learn more about how to boost your company's profile during our 30th anniversary celebrations, contact Nancy Olson.
Chamber Holds L.A. City Fair Chance Ordinance Forum
 
On Monday, the Chamber hosted a forum to discuss new laws regulating how and when you can consider criminal records when hiring employees, including the new L.A. City Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. The event showcased a panel of business leaders from Walmart, Uber, Mitú and Cisco Brothers/Refoundry, who shared how they incorporate fair chance hiring to help them meet their workforce hiring requirements and grow their business. LEARN MORE.
Chamber's World Trade Week Committee kicks off planning for 2018 event
 
The Chamber's World Trade Week (WTW) program kicked off its plenary meetings last week under the leadership of 2018 Committee Chair Otis Cliatt II, president of Pacific Harbor Line. The 92nd Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown HotelTo learn how you can get involved or for sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE.
IN THIS ISSUE
 
The Action
Chamber, Dreamers & elected officials gather for DACA roundtable discussion
 
Policy This Week 
Chamber supports California WaterFix at L.A. City Council Committee
 
MWD and L.A. County partner on water purification center
 
L.A. City Planning Commission approves Chamber supported W Hotel Project
 
The Member 
Office Depot
 
The Opportunity 
Other News
SCLN 30-in-30: Abbe Land

Chamber Holds L.A. City Fair Chance Ordinance Forum
 
Chamber's World Trade Week Committee kicks off planning for 2018 event
 

Member Good News
 
Chamber Member Anniversaries
 
New Members
Chamber Diamond Club Members
CHAMBER CALENDAR
 
Tuesday, Sept. 26
 
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Sept. 27
 
Thursday, Sept. 28
 
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