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View Online Calendar                                                                 JULY 2015
Upcoming Events Snapshot


 7/16 - Government Affairs Committee @ Chamber Boardroom | 8 - 9 am 
 7/17 - Executive Peer Advisory Group @ Chamber Boardroom | 10 am - 12 pm
 7/21 - Business Needs 2 Know - Measuring Financial Performance @ Chamber Boardroom | 11  am - 12:30 pm
 7/23 - FLARE Mixer @ Infiniti of Beverly Hills | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
 7/24 - Legal Lunch & Learn - Employment Law @ Chamber Boardroom | 12 - 1:15 pm 

 7/31 - Executive Peer Advisory Group @ Chamber Boardroom | 10 am - 12 pm  



8/14 - August Networking Breakfast @ Seasons 52 | 8 - 9:30 am 

8/18 - Business Needs 2 Know - A Brown Bag Series @ Chamber Boardroom | 11 am - 12:30 pm
2015 Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards Voting
- the Finalists have been chosen -
Click here to vote online

ends July 31st)
@ Greystone Mansion 

10/5 - Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards Gala 

@ Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel 


For a complete list of upcoming events visit:

Best of Beverly Hills Finalist Voting
2015 Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards

Finalist voting is taking place now through July 31st




 Congratulations to the 2015 Finalist


Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Hilton & Hyland

Il Fornaio

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Breguet | Breguet Timepieces & Jewelry
(Small Business)

C-Suite Quarterly (CSQ)
(Small Business)

MIKO Plastic Surgery
(Small Business)

Protravel International, Beverly Hills
(Small Business)

Evolve Treatment Centers

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills


Saks Fifth Avenue

Maude Restaurant
(Small Business)

My Pet Mobile Vet, Inc.
(Small Business)

Porsche Design
(Small Business)

(Small Business)

Service & Relations

Eisner Jaffe, A Professional Corporation

L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

Porta Via

The Beverly Hilton

Héritage Fine Wines
(Small Business)

Jade Mills Estates
(Small Business)

Jimmy Au's for Men 5'8'' and Under
(Small Business)

Nelson J Salon
(Small Business)

See below to vote now! 




Public Vote:

The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite business in each category. This vote is open to everyone (only one (1) vote per person will count) - they do not need to be a Chamber Member or even live in Beverly Hills. Chamber Members, and their employees, may also submit one (1) vote per person in this vote. This portion of voting will be weighted at 50%.



Member Vote:  

Chamber Member businesses will be allowed one (1) vote each. When completing the survey, the Member businesses will need to indicate a) the name of the member business and b) the email address of the business' primary representative. This portion of voting will be weighted at 50%.


All primary representatives will receive an email by Friday, July 17, 2015 with the link to vote and the specific information needed to properly submit. Please email with any questions or if the primary contact information needs to be updated.  


For questions about the voting process,
please email

An Evening with the Mayor

Sept. 9, 2015 | 5 - 7 PM @ Greystone Mansion, Formal Gardens 

State of The City address featuring Mayor Julian Gold, M.D.

$40 for Beverly Hills Chamber Members
$50 for General Attendees

*Above prices available until Monday, August 31, 2015.
After that date members are $50 and general attendees will be $60.

For more information visit: 
Special Olympics World Games

We at the Beverly Hills Chamber are supporting the Special Olympics World Games this year. On June 25th we hosted a day of shopping/eating where businesses donated 3% of their sales proceeds. We are inches await from our goal of collecting 25K.
 If you participated and would like to submit your donation please click the link at the end of this paragraph. If you are a business and did not participate in the day but want to donate anyway you may do so. 
Click here to donate through the Chamber.
In the coming weeks Beverly Hills will play host to several teams of the World Games. Please seize this once in a lifetime opportunity by joining in the festivities. Stay in touch on their social media page here.
Want to make a donation to the Beverly Hills Host Town Program? Click here.

For more information visit: or contact Steven Bocsi at
Volunteer for Special Olympics
For those of you who have not already heard.....the City is a Host City for the Special Olympics.....see below for a volunteer opportunity that may be of interest to you and others in the Beverly Hills community:
As part of the City's involvement as a Host City for the upcoming Special Olympics, Michele Gold and Sharona R. Nazarian are recruiting volunteers to assist at events in the City to support the visiting athletes.  The events will take place starting from July 25 through August 5 at various times.  They are also looking for people to attend the actual events.
If you are interested in volunteering or attending the events (or have any questions), please contact Michele at or Sharona at
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Michele Gold and Sharona R. Nazarian
New Beverly Hills Map
Pin-Up for Vets  
Gina Elise was made an Honorary Colonel by American Legion on June 19th, 2015 for her work with the Military and Veteran Community the past decade.  Gina's organization, Pin-Ups For Vets, produces WWII style pin-up calendars that raise money support the organization's initiatives.  Pin-Ups For Vets  purchases state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment for VA and Military Hospitals nationwide, ships care packages to deployed troops around the world, and is currently in the middle of a 50-state VA  and Military hospital tour, where the Pin-Ups For Vets Ambassadors hand deliver calendars as appreciation gifts at the hospital bedsides of ill and injured Veterans at VA hospital around the U.S.  They have personally visited over 7,000 hospitalized Veterans.

(Shown below and to the right: Zein Obaji of Obaji Law
Group of Beverly Hills (left), Ted Horton-Billard (right)
of THB Consulting of Beverly Hills at American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood with Gina Elise Founder of National Nonprofit Organization Pin-Ups For Vets)

The organization has also received Congressional Recognition as has been featured on multiple media outlets (Inside Edition, Queen Latifah Show, ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS, among many others).

Gina follows in the footsteps of Marilyn Monroe, Dick Van Dyke and Shirley Temple, who were also made Honorary Colonels.

Mamie Van Doren (pictured above on the left with Gina Elise) was also given the honor that evening for her work with the troops during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Obaji, Mr. Horton-Billard and Gina Elise are all members of the Military Veterans Commerce Committee which is a part of the Beverly Hills 
Chamber of Commerce.

Military Veterans Commerce Committee (MVCC)
 The ongoing mission of the MVCC is to increase membership through a more focused strategy of offering enhanced value to 
our military veteran-owned businesses and veteran-friendly businesses. The MVCC is committed to offering affinity groups, education, marketing, advocacy, and networking opportunities. The Chamber is commitment to helping our veteran-owned businesses and veteran-friendly businesses strengthen and be fully integrated into the Beverly Hills local business community.
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