Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce News

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Announces November Endorsements

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce announced its candidate endorsements for the November 2022 elections today: Lana Negrete, Caroline Torosis, and Albin Gielicz for Santa Monica City Council; Ben Allen for Senate; Rick Zbur for Assembly; Bob Hertzberg for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Ted Lieu for House of Representatives.  “After a thorough review and discussion Read More

Santa Monica Chamber Partners with California Paid Family Leave Grant to Get Money into the Hands of Small Business

July 22, 2022 – The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its partnership with California Paid Family Leave Grant (CPFLG). CPFLG allows eligible small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee to Read More

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Announces New President Judy Kruger

New President Ushers in Next Era for Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Dedicated to Advocating for a Thriving Business Community June 1, 2022, Santa Monica, Calif. — Today, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce announces Santa Monica resident Judy Kruger as their new President and CEO. Ms. Kruger has an extensive background in business and Read More

Westside Candidates Forum

On Wednesday May 18th the Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce will welcome the following candidates to a virtual forum to discuss their campaigns to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: Senator Henry Stern Senator Bob Hertzberg Councilmember Lindsey Horvath (West Hollywood) Click the flyer or this link to register for free. Wednesday Read More

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Mourns the Loss of Community Leader Iao Katagiri

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce today mourned the loss of Iao Katagiri, a longtime Chamber member and former Chair of the board, who passed away after a brief battle with cancer. “The board of directors of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce joins the entire Santa Monica community in mourning Iao’s passing,” said Michael Read More

Santa Monica Chamber Endorses Parking Reform

March 24, 2022 — The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce board of directors has voted to support a bill that would eliminate an unnecessary regulation that increases traffic congestion and reduces housing affordability. AB 2097, by Assembly Member Laura Friedman (Burbank), would prohibit a local government from imposing a mandatory minimum number of parking spaces Read More

2022 Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) Winners Announced for Achievements Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Business

Santa Monica, CA –April 4, 2022 – Celebrating its 26th year, the Sustainable Quality Awards, hosted in partnership by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Santa Monica, and Sustainable Works, recognize local businesses that demonstrate excellence in helping Santa Monica continue to move toward a more sustainable future. The annual awards ceremony Read More

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Announces OWL Honorees

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2022 OWL International Women’s Day Virtual Celebration to herald Women’s History Month. The annual event gathers professionals from throughout the community to enjoy wonderful networking and an inspiring virtual stage program. The OWL International Women’s Day Celebration will be held virtually on March 16, Read More

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