STATE OF THE CITY - Innovate & Create

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January 25, 2017

Doors open at 4:30pm, Program 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Reception 6:30pm – 7:30pm

SGI – Soka Gakkai International Auditorium 
525 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

In 2016, we celebrated Innovators in Santa Monica

Economic Excellence Award

Water Garden

Community Excellence Award

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

Impact Award


Panel included Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision and CEO of StartEngine, Mike Jones, CEO of top incubator, Science, Bob Riddle, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences and moderated by David Bloom, Deadline Hollywood 

Hack the Beach Contest Winner CityGrows was announced

“The annual State of the City event provides an important update by our City Leaders as well as offering a robust and ambitious business discussion with some of Santa Monica’s leaders” said Julia Ladd, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and A.V. P., Santa Monica Place.

The State of the City  is an excellent means of getting the latest in what’s happening in Santa Monica, – the trends, projects, and individuals who are shaping our fair city’s future.

Please join us to take stock, network and celebrate the start of a new year in our dynamic world-class city.

Chamber President Laurel Rosen will present the welcome address, information on the current state of Santa Monica from the Mayor and City Manager will follow.   Afterward, there will be speakers and an awards presentation.


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