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'The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce has given me wonderful access to the City Leaders and I have the utmost respect for all the individuals involved at the city planning level.'
John Bendheim – President - Bendheim Enterprises, Inc. More
The Chamber’s Economic Development Council (EDC) consists of an exclusive group of top business professionals in the City who meet once a month for lunch at
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant to network and to hear a high-caliber speaker talk about a relevant public policy or economic topic. It represents one of the Chamber’s most exclusive networking events.
In the past two years, the EDC has hosted speakers such as LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Former Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis, Dodgers President Stan Kasten, Metro CEO Phil Washington and the Consul Generals of France, Germany and Israel. Members of the EDC include senior City officials and members of the City Council, Rodeo Drive brand managers, large property owners, money managers, bankers and lawyers who have done business in the City for decades.
Membership in the EDC is in addition to a standard Chamber membership and attendance at lunches and other affairs is only open to EDC members and invited guests. Please contact Blair Schlecter, Director of Economic Development and Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
State Senator Ben Allen speaks to the EDC about the latest political developments.
Another full house at Spago enjoys a delicious lunch, great networking and an interesting speaker.
Robert Egger, President of LA Kitchen (second from the left), speaks at a recent EDC lunch at Spago along with Chamber of Commerce CEO Todd Johnson, EDC Chair Mark Egerman, and Director of Economic Development and Government Affairs Blair Schlecter.