Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce to host 2014 State of the Westside


The Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce, for which the Culver City Chamber is a founding member, will host its annual event, the State of the Westside, presented by Southern California Edison, on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Doubletree by Hilton at 6161 W. Centinela Ave. in Culver City.

Breakfast and the program will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $65 and Table Sponsors are $750 (table of 10 includes logo and recognition during event). Deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 25. This year’s State of The Westside will include a panel focusing on all aspects of mobility and some of the major transportation issues facing Los Angeles, particularly on the Westside. Moderated by NBC Anchor/Reporter, Robert Kovacik, the panel of experts will discuss the vision for the future of the Westside and how to create a regional system that works.

“This event is a powerful forum to discuss and address the serious transportation challenges the Los Angeles region, and in particular the Westside is currently facing,” says Genevieve Morrill, President & CEO of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and President of WC3. “We have an outstanding panel and a world class moderator for this event, which promises to deliver in-depth insights into the solutions the City’s leaders are working on.”

Panelists will include, Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Gina Marie Lindsey, Executive Director, Los Angeles World Airports, Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, and Hilary Norton, Executive Director, Fixing Angelenos Stuck In Traffic “FAST.”

The Westside Council of Chambers (WC3) is an organization whose mission is to advocate for business on the Westside. The organization collaborates with 11 other Chambers and three business sponsors to identify and guide the organization’s position on the issues most critical to Westside businesses on a local, state and federal level.

Their focus is in areas of transportation, healthcare, energy, environment and sustainability, infrastructure, entertainment, tourism, and economic development. The organization is composed of Chambers including BeverlyHills, Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, LAX Coastal, Venice, Malibu, Century City and Culver City, as well as business partners – Southern California Edison, The Gas Company and Playa Vista /Brookfield Residential.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, persons interested can contact Barbara Brody at (310) 287-3850 or Barbara@culvercitychamber. com.

Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce to host 2014 State of the Westside