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Upcoming Events Snapshot
2/18 - GAC - New hotel project, "Gig City" @Chamber Boardroom | 4 pm - 5 pm
2/18 -
Re-Launch Ribbon Cutting - Quoting Artist Gallery featuring Lori Joe @ 2358 1/2 S. Robertson Blvd. LA, CA 90034 | 5 pm
2/19 -
Legal Lunch & Learn: ADA Violations - What Every Business Owner Should Know @Chamber Boardroom | 12 pm - 1:15 pm
2/23 - 
Meet the Mayor @ Chamber Boardroom | 4 pm - 5 pm
2/26 - Executive Peer Advisory Group @ Chamber Boardroom | 10 am - 12 pm 

3/2 - Beverly Hills Culinary Week Participant Information Session @ Chamber Boardroom | 3 pm - 4 pm
3/11 - March Networking Breakfast @ Red O Restaurant | 8 am - 9:30 am
3/11 - Executive Peer Advisory Group @ Chamber Boardroom | 10 am - 12 pm 
3/15 - Business Needs 2 Know - A Brown Bag Series  @ Chamber Boardroom | 11 am - 12:30 pm
3/17 - Government Affairs Committee Meeting  @ Chamber Boardroom | 4 pm - 5 pm

Member Spotlight: 
 2/27 - Safe Passage 16th Annual Awards Gala @ Four Seasons Hotel | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Save The Date:
4/4 - 4/8 Beverly Hills Culinary Week
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Farewell - Andy Sywak

For those of you who have not heard, Andy has taken a new job with the City of Manhattan Beach where he will serve as the City's Economic Vitality Manager. We wish him nothing but the best! Thank you for everything you accomplished and initiated here at the Chamber, Andy!

For questions regarding the Economic Development Council or the Government Affairs Committee, please email Nick Lara, Program Manager at
Meet the Mayor 2/23
Beverly Hills Tomorrow - Save The Date
Safe Passage - Annual Awards Gala 2/27
Celebrate the motivators working for change at Safe Passage's Pre-Oscar Gala - Opening with Jim Hill-CBS2 Sports Anchor

Join us for the 16th Annual Awards Gala
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
11:30am - 2:30pm
Four Seasons Hotel
300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048
This annual event honors the artists, activists, survivors and motivational figures that inspire us to continue the fight against domestic violence. Safe Passage is a charity that assists victims of domestic violence to break the cycle of domestic abuse by healing and empowering women and their children, enabling them to live new, safe and productive lives. Now in its 16th year, Safe Passage uses this annual event to raise awareness of domestic violence and the many levels of work necessary to support survivors, with a glamorous afternoon of awards, speeches and networking.

Speakers/Award Recipiants/Celebrities include:
Dr. Evelyn Badghdasraian
"Outstanding Volunteer DV Advocate" 
Roma Downey
"Woman Crowned In Glory Award" 
David Longoria
"Most Inspirational Music Producer and Artist"
Catherin Sanson
"Andy Armstrong Perpetual Positive Action Award"
NFL Players
"Best PSA - 2015"

Honorees to be confirmed
Halle Berry
"Most Influential Philanthropist"
Christina Aguilera
"Most Inspirational Voice"

For more information contact
Trish Steele  |  818-232-7476  |
Oscar Attire   |  Red Carpet Reception  |  Entertainment and Award Ceremony
Hemispheres Investment Management
Presentation 3/3
Hemispheres Investment Management presents "Values and Opportunities in Global Equities."  Gain a fresh investment perspective on where Hemispheres currently finds stock opportunities in the current volatile global capital markets.
RSVP at Seating is limited.
Discontinued Nonconforming and Conditionally Permitted Uses meeting 2/25
This is a public notice for an upcoming hearing on establishing a time limit for nonconforming and conditionally permitted commercial uses that have been discontinued for a period of time.  This item will be considered at the Planning Commission meeting that begins at 1:30 pm on February 25, 2016.  The notice will be published in the local newspapers and mailed to commercial property owners in the City. Commission Meeting will take place in Room 280A.

Beverly Hills City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | (p): 310-285-1141
Congressman Ted Lieu 
Multi-District Service Academy Day
First Annual Bi-Partisan Multi-District Service Academy Day

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1 - 4pm
Los Angeles Federal building
11000 Wilshire Blvd, Room C-206
Los Angeles, CA 90024

This event is open to students in grades 8th-11th, parents, and community members. A representative from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Military Academy, and United States Naval Academy will be present.

Additionally, there will be a student panel and parent panel. Finally, every congressional office in Southern California has been invited to attend and participate.

For more information contact: Ashley Fumiko Dominguez,, 323-651-1040,
Chamber Music at Greystone Mansion
European Concert Trio's Program to Include works from Schubert, Chopin
and Mozart

The Finest in Solo and Chamber Music at Greystone Mansion & Gardens Continues on February 21

Music in the Mansion continues at Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. with the European Concert Trio.

The European Concert Trio was formed in 2015 by three European-born, Los Angeles-based professional artists. Irina Bazik, pianist, Harriet Fraser, soprano and Amanda Walker, clarinet, each with highly successful solo careers, came together to fulfill their passion for chamber music and share it with Southern California audiences. Their program will include Schubert's sublime song Shepherd on the Rock, as well as works from Chopin, Cavallini, Mozart and more.

The remaining 2016 concerts: March 20, Cinematic Scenes with Ines Thome (guitarist) and Yueun Kim (violinist); April 24, Vladimir Khomyakov (pianist); May 22, DuoKYaria with Yoon Hee Jung (flutist) and Ko Ni Choi (harpist); June 19, Quarteto Nuevo with Kenton Youngstrom (acoustic Guitar), Aaron Chavez (percussion), Damon Zick (soprano sax, alto flute) and Jacob Szekely (cello). The season concludes on July 13, with IPalpiti Festival which brings a consortium of prize-winning musicians from around the globe.

Performances are held at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays with the exception of the iPalpiti Festival, which will take place on July 13 in the evening.

Tickets for regular concerts are $20 per ticket and the iPalpiti season finale is $30 per ticket. Seating is limited and advanced tickets are encouraged. To purchase tickets online, visit or call 310-285-6830.

Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate is located at 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210.
Participate in BHHS Career Day 3/30
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Beverly Hills High School Career Day is a great way to give back to the Beverly Hills Community and help mentor today's younger generation.

If you would like to participate by having a table or event speaking, please contact Cindy Dubin, the Career Education Coordinator, at 310-551-5100 x8292. Speakers will treated to free breakfast and lunch catered by BHHS Culinary Arts Students.
Crescent Dr. Road Closure 2/17 - 3/3 
The Crescent Dr. closure will be for one block only between North and South Santa Monica Blvd. next to City hall from the evening of February 17th up to and including March 3rd. All of the stores located on that block of Crescent Dr. will still be open for business. The City of Beverly Hills gave permission for this closure in order to prepare for an event that will be held Sunday February 28th in the evening. If you seek additional information, please call Benita Miller at the City of Beverly Hills Film and Special Events Office: 310-285-2408.
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