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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.

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce president Laurel Rosen and SMPD Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks present Officer Adam Barry with an inspiration hero award Tuesday.

News, Fire Department, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica, Police Department

The Chamber Honors Santa Monica's Newest Firefighters, Educators, Police Officers

Posted Oct. 25, 2013, 9:02 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosted its 19th Annual New Heroes Celebration at the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot on Tuesday afternoon.

Educator Steve Marcy.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica

Meet 2013's Santa Monica New Heroes Celebration 'Inspiration Heroes'

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, 9:36 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual New Heroes Celebration at the JW Marriot Santa Monica Le Merigot on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 3:30-6 pm. Two Inspirational heroes will be honored for their tremendous contributions and outstanding work in the community -- educator Steve Marcy and officer Adam Berry.

The 19th annual New Heroes Celebration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22. Tickets are still available to the event.

News, Fire Department, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica, Education, Police Department

Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce To Host New Heroes Celebration Oct. 22

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, 9:33 am

Held annually by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the New Heroes Celebration is an opportunity for the business community to welcome Santa Monica’s newest public servants – including educators, police officers and firefighters – to the community.

The Buy Local Expo this Saturday is an event to enjoy businesses, services, and non-profits from all around Santa Monica.

Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Buy Local Expo Returns To Third Street Promenade Saturday Afternoon

Posted Sep. 20, 2013, 8:19 am

The fourth annual Buy Local Expo returns to the Third Street Promenade this Saturday from 12-5 pm.

The annual Buy Local Expo returns to the Third Street Promenade on Thursday, Sept. 21.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Countdown Begins For Santa Monica's Annual Buy Local Expo On September 21

Posted Sep. 12, 2013, 8:27 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Santa Monica, and Downtown Santa Monica in partnership with the Santa Monica Education Foundation present the annual Buy Local Expo on the Third Street Promenade, Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12-5 pm.

The annual Buy Local Expo returns to the Third Street Promenade on Thursday, Sept. 21.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Business Representatives Explain The Importance Of The Buy Local Campaign

Posted Sep. 9, 2013, 9:21 am

Santa Monica’s annual Buy Local Expo is fast approaching on Saturday, Sept. 21. In the lead-up to this fun and important event on the Third Street Promenade, several prominent business leaders involved in the Buy Local sub-committees of Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local, and Live and Stay Local took the opportunity to talk about the importance of the Buy Local campaign.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual 'Buy Local Expo' on Sept. 21.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Up Front With The Santa Monica Buy Local Expo Co-Chairs

Posted Aug. 8, 2013, 8:14 am

After the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s successful Health & Fitness Festival held last month on the Third Street Promenade, the count down begins until this year’s Buy Local Expo.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual 'Buy Local Expo' on Saturday, Sept. 21.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Save The Date: Buy Local Expo To Return To Third Street Promenade Sept. 21

Posted Aug. 5, 2013, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Buy Local Expo on the Third Street Promenade next month on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Experience free health and fitness fun this Saturday on the Third Street Promenade.

Health, Chamber Of Commerce, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Free Health And Fitness Festival Returns To Third Street Promenade Saturday

Posted Jul. 26, 2013, 8:15 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents the 28th Annual Wellbeing Health and Fitness Festival on the beautiful Third Street Promenade this Saturday, July 27 from 12 pm to 5 pm.

City Council, Downtown, Chamber Of Commerce, Opinion, Santa Monica

Chamber Addresses Downtown Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report

Posted Jul. 9, 2013, 10:49 am

Dear Mayor O’Connor and Councilmembers: The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce opposes City Staff’s recommendation concerning the Downtown Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (“DSP EIR”) because Staff’s approach would unduly narrow the range of options that will be studied in the EIR, even before there is a draft DSP available for public, Planning Commission and City Council review.

Dr. Andrew Pritikin: Doctor of Physical Therapy

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

Up Front With Dr. Andrew Pritikin: Pritikin Physical Therapy Founder

Posted Jul. 9, 2013, 9:17 am

Dr. Andrew Pritikin, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a sports and orthopedic manual therapist who believes that recovery isn’t just physical – it’s personal.

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