This year’s State of The City event, presented by Faring Capital, will focus on “A Vibrant West Hollywood.” A panel discussion moderated by award-winning Anchor and Reporter Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California will explore the strategies to keep West Hollywood a vibrant and exciting city while addressing the concerns of long-time West Hollywood residents, who might worry that the City loses some of its character whenever a beloved business closes down and something new takes its place, and the expectations of newcomers, who are drawn to the City’s reputation of being progressive, modern and “cool.”
- Kevin R. Lachoff, Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Chair of the board of directors for the Culver City Chamber of Commerce and of the Culver City Planning Commission;
- Genevieve Morrill, President and CEO, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce (WC3);
- Don Zuidema, Principal, LASC, and active supporter of local non-profit organizations; and
- Alexander Gurfinkel, Public Relations and Strategic Communications Consultant, West Hollywood Rent Stabilization Commissioner, and advocate for the creation of a Russian Chamber of Commerce.
WHCC Chair, Keith Kaplan, Mayor Lauren Meister and City Manager Paul Arevalo will also address the attendees with comprehensive updates about the City.
“Our Chamber if focused on the needs of the small business community and today’s challenges for brick and mortar establishments which support our unique community,” stated WHCC Chair, Keith Kaplan. “Focusing on the current situation facing business owners and developing strategies for the future for small business is imperative to maintain our boutique village environment.”
For information about the State of the City 2016 event and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.wehochamber.com/state-of-the-city.html, or contact Sandra Barsoum at the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at (323) 650-2688 or at email@example.com.
For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s economic development efforts, please contact Maribel Louie at the City of West Hollywood at (323) 848-6303 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.