Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
June/July 2015
A Word From Our President

Since our last newsletter, we have had a wonderful time seeing new businesses start, facilitating their needs, and ongoing businesses move forward within the community. We have observed transitions in our CD4 leadership from community legend and former Councilmember Tom LaBonge, to newly elected charismatic Councilmember David Ryu, embracing his role with joyful parents by his side during his swearing in ceremony this June. Our community has seen notable contributions, awards, and eleven additions to our chamber of commerce network of businesses. 


The momentum continues through July with exciting evenings, openings, and events ahead. I want to personally invite you to join us at our 2nd Annual Sunset Social -- 100% of proceeds are going to our non-profit Sherman Oaks Chamber Foundation.  This evening which will be held in a beautiful, private home in Sherman Oaks will be lots of fun and rewarding -- please join me.


Best regards,


 Chamber News
Nancy Allen, weSPARK
Small Business of the Year 
In June, weSPARK Cancer Support Center won the Small Business of the Year Award from The Sherman Oaks Chamber at the United Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. 

2nd Annual Sunset Social

The 2nd Annual Sunset Social is a charity event that will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 6:00 - 8:30pm at a beautiful private home in Sherman Oaks. Please join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks and networking  - plus 100% of proceeds will go to the Sherman Oaks Chamber Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting our community.  Sponsors include:


Sherman Oaks Street Fair Registration is Now Open
Registration for our 25th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair is now open. The event will take place on Ventura Blvd. from Van Nuys to Kester on Sunday, October 18 from 10AM-6PM. Last year, the fair attracted over 100,000 visitors. Vendor booths sold out early: reserve your spot now!


FREE Web Package Upgrade for all Chamber Members
To show our appreciation, the Chamber has upgraded all of our members' web-participation packages.  This upgrade gives members exclusive access to specialized tools to promote their business and will increase exposure and visibility, boost SEO, and ensure that everyone has access to complete, up-to-date information. An email was sent to each member's primary contact in June with details.  Call the Chamber for more information.

Seeking Member Blogs & Meeting Spaces
If you have a blog or meeting space that you would like the Chamber to promote, please email with details. 

Community Updates
Member Featured on LA Times' List of Great Cocktails in Los Angeles
Tipple & Brine's Oyster Shooters made it onto the Los Angeles Times' list of "26 great cocktails in the Los Angeles area"...more 

OfficeSlice Coworking Among "The Top 100 Coworking Spaces in the U.S."

Our member OfficeSlice Coworking earning a spot on Symmetry50's list of "Top 100 Coworking Spaces in the U.S." OfficeSlice offers Flexible work space for business professionals, startups, and freelancers located in Sherman Oaks...more

Wells Fargo Opens New Branch at Corner of Ventura & Vesper
Click here for more information. 
Urgent Care Center Opens in Sherman Oaks
Mend Urgent Care will be celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 11:00AM on July 13. They will be offering free health assessments, tours of the clinic, catered food from Lyfe Kitchen, and more. Mend joined the Chamber in April and will be the only urgent care center in Sherman Oaks...event details

July Calendar Events
Multi-Chamber Networking Breakfast
Date/Time: Friday, July 10, 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Galpin Motors, 15505 Roscoe Blvd, North Hills
Description: Multi-Chamber Networking Mixer with Sherman Oaks, Chatsworth and Encino and Studio City Chambers of Commerce
Fees/Admission: $15
MEND Urgent Care Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Date/Time: Monday, July 13, 2015, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Location: Mend Urgent Care, 4312 Woodman Ave, Suite 102, Sherman Oaks
Description: Clinic tours, free health assessment, food and more

2nd Annual Sunset Social (Signature Event)
Date/Time:  Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Private Home in Sherman Oaks (address will be provided after RSVP)
Description: Join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks and networking 
to raise money for charity. 100% of proceeds will go to the Sherman Oaks Chamber Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting our community
Fees/Admission: $40/ticket or $70/2 tickets
Contact: Chamber Office

 Spotlight Members
Pet Orphans of Southern California
Pet Orphans is a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of companion animal welfare and to combating overpopulation, abandonment and the need for euthanasia. They have been rescuing, rehabilitating and placing animals in loving "forever homes" for 40 years. POSC provides broad community support through our Humane Education program, and our diverse client services which includes medical/financial, spay/neuter, training assistance, and counseling to encourage responsible pet guardianship and reduce animal abuse.  For more information: (818) 901-0190 or

Harvard-Westlake School

Harvard-Westlake School is dedicated to being a diverse and inclusive community united by the joyful pursuit of educational excellenceliving and learning with integrityand 

purpose beyond ourselves. Harvard-Westlake also recognizes the importance of being a good neighbor and of actively engaging in the community. On Thursday, July 23 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM the School is hosting a Community BBQ for the Special Olympics Studio City Host Town (link below). For more information about Harvard-Westlake in the community and to sign up to receive updates please visit  


Welcome New Members!
14827 Ventura Blvd, Suite 207, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 906-1951
Vicki Nussbaum, Executive Director
Emma Daly, Marketing and Social Media Manager