Culver City Biz News

May 5, 2016

community updates

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If the Chamber would not have done it… Who would?                                      

  • Supported Habitat for Humanity seeking to build on Globe Ave for over a decade
  • Supported three candidates to serve ALL of Culver City in the recent city council election
  • Meet with West Los Angeles College discussion on our future needs
  • Opposed AB 2586 – Eliminating the power of local government to create on street parking valet service
  • Opposed SB878 – Unnecessary and restrictive regulation on employee’s work schedules


Upcoming Business Connections!


1000 Business Contacts  Expected at Culver EXPO

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 the Chamber will host its annual Culver EXPO. The event to be held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City 90230 from 3:30 – 6:30 PM.

If you have a product or service of interest to other Culver City businesses and residents, this is the place to showcase it.

A friendly, festive indoor event, the EXPO offers the public a chance to visit over 100 unique, inventive and fascinating businesses displaying products and services for the home and office.

As one of our most enjoyable events of the year, this exciting day attracts approximately 1000 business connections and has also become known as the biggest annual networking event in the “Heart of Screenland.”

This event will be the marketing opportunity for you. We hope you will decide to join us and look forward to your support and involvement.

Collaborate with the Culver City Business Community


SPONSOR: SendOutCards-Culver City with Richard A. Marcus
Join us to start building business connections that are so vital to the success of your business!
✓   Build your network!
✓   Market your business
✓   Follow-up on leads with the “Hot Sheet”
✓   Hear how much business is referred between Chamber members!
✓   Display your brochure/flyer to promote your business!
✓   Donate a door prize to showcase your business to more than 50 potential clients/referral sources/other businesses (this free promotional opportunity is exclusive to Chamber members)

Breakfast sponsorships available – to find out more contact
[email protected]

Register early to be listed on the “Hot Sheet” deadline is 1 PM Tuesday,
May 17, 2016Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the Culver City business communityDATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
TIME: 7:44 – 9:00 AM
PLACE: Four Points by Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City 90230
COST: $25 Member; $30 Not-Yet Member; At Door $35
RSVP: By 1 PM Tuesday, May 17, 2016




Biz News


Culver City Chamber Takes Stands on Rights of Self- Regulation

The Chamber Board took oppose positions on many pieces to legislation that would take control of areas of business that would hurt job growth and the rights of local government to regulate their own zoning. Below are four pieces of legislation that the Chamber opposed with links to the bills as proposed.
  • SB878 Work scheduling (Oppose)
  • AB1643 Workers Compensation Insurance to cover non work related injury (Oppose)
  • AB2502 Mandates Inclusionary Housing (Oppose)
  • AB2299 Eliminates the right of cities to control secondary units in R1 zones (Oppose)

Community and Real Estate Professionals Forum 

An opportunity to be briefed by senior department managers on the latest news about the Los Angeles County property tax system and the services provided by the Office of the Assessor. Participants can discuss ideas and challenges they face when interacting with the County property tax system.


DATE: Thursday, June 2, 2016
TIME: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230
Garden Room
COST: Free
RSVP: Click here

Member Newz
Courtyard by Marriott…Save a Life Event Blood Drive

Save up to 3 lives!
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm
Courtyard Marriott
6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City
Westwood Room, Lower Level

To make your appointment, please visit and click on sponsor code: CMCulverCity or
email Lynette Dodd l[email protected]

Todd LaPlante, CCIM of CBRE…

I am pleased to present the Culver City Snapshot, a market report for office, flex and industrial properties in the Culver City area including Playa Vista, on a quarterly basis.

The report indicates the size of the market area and activity which reflects leasing and sales, rates and prices on an average. This 1st Quarter 2016 snapshot will serve as a baseline and will reflect market changes going forward each quarter.

I hope you find this market intelligence informative and insightful now and going forward. Local Advantage, feel free to contact me with any commercial real estate needs.

Motor Parks

The parking garage at 8550 Higuera Street in Culver City is located in the Hayden Tract neighborhood and is now open to the public. Surrounding businesses and residents can now enjoy a new and convenient parking option. Parkers can choose from self, valet and monthly parking options as well as special event and group parking.
Travel Newz

Experience “Irish Splendor” with the Chamber

Join us and return to times gone by during an unforgettable 8 day tour of the amazing Emerald Isle.

“Irish Splendor” combines stunning scenery, sumptuous food, and fabulous accommodations. Dates: November 29-

December 6, 2016.

Book now and save $250 per person. Click here for registration form

Discover & Explore
Exclusively Chartered RHINE RIVER Cruise
Truly a Journey of Discovery on the newly built 5-star Charles Dickens for a glorious cruise up the Rhine. This 10 day trip will cruise through four countries-Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland-from Amsterdam on the North sea to Basel and Lucerne in the Swiss Alps.

Book and save if deposited by May 1, 2016

Steve’s Side
Steve with Scissors
Sacramento Hurting the People they want to help!

The California State Legislature is attempting to help people and as a result is hurting their economic growth. During this year’s legislative session a mired of legislation micro-managing business is in the hopper.

Already this year we have heard of many manufacturing businesses that are leaving California for lower cost states, and the speed up of the investment in technology to lower employment costs.
  • Food Services are moving to charging for services instead of any optional TIP in some Culver City restaurants much like San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle have done recently.
  • More Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) are opening and getting away from full service restaurants, once again lowering employment costs.
  • Proposed regulations on lead time to schedule employee work schedules from Sacramento, hurting the ability of business to meet the demands of today’s consumer.
I’m not picking on the hospitality sector of the economy, they are the first to be hit by many of these mandates. Coming on are many more disruptive technologies that will displace 20th Century jobs, it should not be the purpose of government to create 20th Century rules for a 21st Century economy. We need to look ahead at the needs of the future.
California has a very diverse workforce, in age, gender and educational standards. We need to allow them all to prosper and not regulate the lower economic end of our workforce out of a job by well-intentioned legislators that never sign the front of a payroll check.
That’s what I think…
Steven J. Rose, ACE


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