Signature Events

Each year the Chamber hosts a number of signature events for members and the public

Inaugural Dinner, Winter

The new Chair of the Board is installed at the Chamber's annual Inaugural Dinner gala. In the spirit of community-building, the Chamber also recognizes extraordinary leadership with the Civic Medal of Honor, Distinguished Business Leader and Corporate Leadership awards. Attendees of the dinner generally read like a who's who of Los Angeles political, civic and business sectors. For more information, contact Michelle Attebery. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lee Ligons.

SCLN Southern California Visionaries, Winter

The Southern California Leadership Network presents awards to individuals in the Southern California region who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in civic leadership and celebrates those whose vision has inspired action, collaboration and positive community outcomes. For more information, contact Nancy Olson.

Principal for a Day Luncheon, Fall 

Celebrates the completion of the program that gives business leaders, elected officials and community leaders a unique hands-on experience to appreciate both the strengths and challenges of leading a public school. For more information, contact Gail Levy.

Small Business Awards, Spring

Presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration, the luncheon recognizes the Small Business Person of the Year and Champions in different categories. Winners epitomize the true meaning of entrepreneurship. Despite significant risk, they have achieved substantial commercial success and are very active in community service. For more information, contact Michelle Attebery.

World Trade Week Breakfast, Spring

Kicks off Southern California's annual event that highlights the benefits of world trade, now the leading industry sector in the regional economy. World Trade Week brings Southern California's international trade community together to reward excellence in trade companies and services, presents scholarships to students pursuing careers in world trade, and promotes a series of more than 20 trade events throughout Southern California. For more information, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez.

The Americas Business Forum, Spring

The two-day event provides those in international trade to learn more about exporting opportunities in the Americas, primarily in Latin America. The Forum includes one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Attaches and are included in the event registration. For more information, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez.

Cash for College Convention, Fall

The two-day Cash for College College and Career Convention, one of the biggest events of its kind in the nation, expands access to education for all L.A. students and families. Attendees have an opportunity to win scholarship money and complete the required financial aid and CalGrant forms to pursue their college endeavors. For more information, contact Alma Salazar.



Access D.C., Spring
Access Sacramento, Summer
Access Los Angeles City Hall, Fall

The Access Event series includes the region's premier advocacy trips bringing together participants and partners from across the county to advance a shared agenda and provides members the opportunity to meet with elected officials and policy makers. For more information, contact Samantha Beasley.