Chamber calls all dynamic leaders; Recruitment begins for Leadership L.A

The Southern California Leadership Network, a partnership with the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, is currently recruiting qualified candidates for the 2015 cohort.

Leadership L.A is building a more dynamic and prosperous. Los Angeles by inspiring, preparing and connecting the leaders who will drive change. An eight-month leadership and civic engagement fellowship designed for working professionals, Leadership L.A. exposes participants to the inner workings of the city and provides unparalleled access to government, business and community leaders. The class launches on March 3 and the early application deadline is Jan. 16, 2015.

To apply persons interested can contact Blanca Zarate at (213) 580-7547 or the can apply at:

Free training will be offered in topics such as, Microsoft Office, Sales/Customer Service, ESL, Leadership/Diversity Training, Greening of your Company, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing of your company, and much more.

We wanted to share this wonderful opportunity with all companies or for anyone who might be a fit – we received a large California State Grant to offer FREE training to Companies in the Manufacturing/Logistics/Telemarketing/Service/Mortgage Banking and Hospitality Industries at your companies location for no charge…we can conduct the training at your location in the Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings or on Saturdays.  The State of California is offering this because they want to keep companies in California to be able to take advantage of their tax dollars. Therefore, California wants to keep companies happy, productive, efficient, and of course, in California.

For more information contact Greg Krentzman, Economic & Workforce Development LACCD at: or by calling (310) 266-1418

A Taste of the South Pacific

Begin an adventure of a lifetime by skipping a day ahead as you cross the International Dateline.

Highlights include Carins, the tropical gateway to one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions-the Great Barrier Reef, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Hartley’s Crocodile Farm, Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Cruise and Fiji.

Thirteen days of treasured memories of a jaunt through the South Pacific. Optional 3-night Reef Endeavor Fiji Islands Cruise is offered as a post tour extension.

A travel presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. or Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, located at 4117 Overland Ave. in Culver City. To RSVP persons interested can call (310) 387-3850

Ehrlich Architects Wins the 2015 Architecture Firm Award. The 52nd recipient of the Institute’s highest honor for an architecture firm.

The American Institute of Architects chose Ehrlich Architects as its 2015 Architecture Firm Award winner, known for its Multicultural Modernism style. Ehrlich Architects, a Culver City based practice founded in 1979 by Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, will receive the award at the 2015 AIA Convention in Atlanta, and will be immortalized in chiseled granite upon the AIA’s Washington, D.C. headquarters Wall of Honor.

Steve’s Side       

We are in the middle of Hanukkah today; Christmas is a week from today and New Years just two weeks away! Since this year both Christmas and New Years fall on Thursday, this will be the last Steve’s Side of the year.

The Chamber year has been very successful on most scales of judgment that we use at the Culver City Chamber of Commerce.

I want the THANK YOU for making the Culver City Chamber a success for all in 2014. Here is a list of our accomplishments for the year: Employment Law Seminar, Mayor’s Luncheon, Culver EXPO 2014, Annual Golf Tournament, New Chamber APP, Monthly Connections, Good Morning Culver City, Business After 5 Mixers, Women in Business Connect, Issues & Eggs Forums, Membership Increase, All Four Culver City Chamber Endorsements Win, Jim Clarke for Culver City Council, Jeff Cooper for Culver City Council, Jeff Prang for Los Angeles County Tax Assessor, Scott Houston West Basin Water District Director, Voice of Business at City Hall, Defeated an attempt to have the city endorse the Split Property Tax, Defeated an attempt to impose “Rental Rate” restrictions, Supported and passed a study into new private infrastructure funding for development.

We did many projects and events as well as making an impact on the future of Culver City! 2015 looks bright for the Culver City Chamber under the Chairmanship of Kevin Lachoff.

That’s what I think…

Steven J. Rose, ACE


Culver City Chamber of Commerce