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Santa Monica’s business leaders, City officials, and award honorees on stage at SGI Auditorium at the conclusion of Tuesday’s State of the City.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica State Of The City Celebrates Game Changing

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

Beginning with a networking breakfast, the event, organized by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, saw the foyer of the SGI Auditorium on Wilshire a hive of activity at 7 am Jan. 20, with new connections made and old ones rekindled.

Iao Katagiri accepts the Community Excellence Award on behalf of RAND Corporation from Mayor Kevin McKeown and Chamber President Laurel Rosen at the 2015 State of the City.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica's State Of The City Focuses On Game Changers

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 10:02 am

Santa Monica's business community converged Tuesday morning at the SGI Auditorium for the annual State of the City breakfast where a common theme of "game changers" was heard throughout the event.

Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould will receive the Individual Excellence Award at the 2015 State of the City.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Meet The 2015 Santa Monica State Of The City Honorees

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:46 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce has announced three of its honorees who will be recognized during the annual State of the City breakfast later this month. The awards highlight those who have made significant contributions to the city.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica Tech Award Nomination Deadline Extended To Jan. 2

Posted Dec. 20, 2014, 9:22 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce has extended the nomination deadline for its first-ever Tech Startup Award to Friday, Jan. 2. This award will honor one Santa Monica-based technology company that is innovative, inspiring, and has a viable plan for growth. All tech startups in the city are welcome to apply.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica

Nominations Close Friday For Santa Monica Chamber's Tech Startup Award

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 9:52 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is launching its inaugural Tech Startup Award at its 2015 State of the City breakfast on Jan. 20, 2015 at the SGI Auditorium, in downtown Santa Monica.

Claire Ruud of Santa Monica Museum of Art with Chamber president Laurel Rosen and Shannon Perry of the Office of Sustainability and the Environment for the City of Santa Monica.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Two Previous SQA Excellence Award Winners

Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 9:36 am

Time is running out to apply for Santa Monica’s 20th annual Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA), which will be held April 16 next year. The deadline is Dec. 10.

News, Health, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Highlights From Santa Monica Wellbeing Festival

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 2:18 pm

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce held its annual Santa Monica Wellbeing Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Election, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Double-Header Election Forum Tonight With SMMUSD, SMC Candidates

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 10:11 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will host a double-header election forum tonight, Oct. 22 featuring all seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates and all six SMC Board of Trustees candidates.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Election, Santa Monica, Pier

Chamber To Feature Santa Monica Election Candidates At Networking Mixer Today

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 10:09 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will today, Oct. 15 host its monthly "Business @ Sunset Networking Event" featuring candidates for the Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD Board of Education, and SMC Board of Trustees as well as other local state and congressional seats.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce returns its popular Wellbeing festival to a new venue this year: the Santa Monica Civic surface lot.

Life And Arts, Chamber Of Commerce, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Wellbeing Festival Featuring Buy Local Marketplace Sunday, Oct. 18

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents its Wellbeing Festival featuring the Buy Local Marketplace on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 am to 5 pm.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce Expands Civic Engagement

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:55 am

With all eyes on November, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is expanding its civic engagement efforts to encourage Santa Monica residents and businesses to get involved and stay involved in the upcoming citywide election, and beyond.

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce president Laurel Rosen, Santa Monica mayor Pam O’Connor, and Santa Monica Ford owner Ron Davis with Chamber staff and community members at the fundraiser test-drive day.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica, Schools

“Drive 4 UR School” Initiative Raises Funds For Santa Monica Chamber Foundation

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 9:39 am

Ford Motor Company has made the implausible possible through a win-win situation. Each year, Santa Monica community members have the opportunity to help contribute to worthy causes simply by test-driving a new vehicle at the Ford dealership on Lincoln Blvd.

Dee Menzies, of Carlthorp School, is one of the 2014 Inspirational Heroes.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Heroes Sept. 11

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 9:08 am

The Santa Monica business community will come together at the New Roads School’s Ann and Jerry Moss Theater this Thursday, Sept. 11 for one of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s signature annual events – the New Heroes Celebration.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce installed its new Board of Directors at a ceremony at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on Wednesday.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Julia Ladd Installed As 2014/15 Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce Chair

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:10 am

Santa Monica Place assistant vice president Julia Ladd was installed as the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s 2014/15 chair at a ceremony held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on Wednesday.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Julia Ladd: New Board President Of Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce

Posted May. 19, 2014, 10:22 am

Incoming Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Julia Ladd is an experienced executive when it comes to commercial real estate.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Chamber Installation Dinner To Be Held June 11

Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:00 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will hold its 89th Annual Installation Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Wednesday, June 11 at 5:30 pm.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

13 Santa Monica Businesses To Be Honored At SQA Awards On Wednesday

Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 9:01 am

Since the Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) program launched in 1995, more than 125 Santa Monica businesses have been recognized.

Phelps offers financial incentives to its associates for using alternate transportation.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica, Sustainability

Meet This Year's SQA Grand Prize Winners: Phelps, Perry's At The Beach

Posted Apr. 7, 2014, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Santa Monica, and Sustainable Works has announced the winners of the 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards (SQAs).

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

2014 Sustainable Quality Awards Celebrates Record Number Of Business Finalists

Posted Mar. 1, 2014, 9:03 am

A record 21 businesses are confirmed finalists for the 19th Annual Sustainable Quality Award program.

From left: Julia Ladd (Chamber vice-chair), Richard Chacker (Innovation Award recipient for Small Business), Adam Miller (Innovation Award recipient for Large Business), Laurel Rosen (Chamber apresident), Zev Yaroslavsky (Community Excellence Award recipient), Pam O’Connor (Santa Monica Mayor), Jerry Nadal (accepted Economic Excellence Award on behalf of Cirque du Soleil), Brad Cox (Chamber chair), and Tom Neary (Vice President of Business Development for Skanska).

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Leaders Honored At 2014 Santa Monica State Of The City

Posted Jan. 31, 2014, 9:52 am

Sometimes the politics of Santa Monica can be described as a circus. Then again, this year’s State of the City, hosted by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, was quite an efficient affair as key dignitaries and leaders filled Cirque du Soleil’s big top tent Monday morning to honor business, economic, and political trendsetters.

The 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards will be presented this year on April 30 at Le Meridien Delfina Hotel.

Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Seven Days, Santa Monica

48 Santa Monica Businesses Nominate For 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 10:35 am

The Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) has announced a record-breaking number of nominations and applicants for the 19th Annual Sustainable Quality Awards Program.

The State of the City this Monday, Jan. 27 will be the best time to find out what is really happening in Santa Monica and how it impacts business.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Meet The 2014 Santa Monica State Of The City Honorees Before Monday's Big Event

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 8:58 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents the 2014 State of the City this Monday, Jan. 27 at a special location – under Cirque du Soleil’s Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) next to the Santa Monica Pier.

Tom Neary is affiliated with a variety of local business and community organizations.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Tom Neary: Skanska Vice President Of Business Development

Posted Jan. 6, 2014, 9:08 am

Tom Neary is Vice President of Business Development for Skanska, a diversified global contractor whose civil group is building the Expo Line Phase 2 from Culver City to Santa Monica.

Nominate Before Dec. 16 For 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards

News, Environment, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Nominate Before Dec. 16 For 2014 Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards

Posted Dec. 10, 2013, 9:13 am

SQA Nominations can be submitted by any interested party and for any Santa Monica area business. It is a simple process and your nomination will be sure to surprise and delight the business you submit for consideration.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Nominations Open Now Through Dec. 16 For 2014 Sustainable Quality Awards

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 9:10 am

Nominations are now being accepted for Santa Monica's 19th Annual Sustainable Quality Awards.The awards ceremony will be held in late April next year.

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