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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
Categories : Chamber Membership
Industry : Other
Director of Sales & Marketing
Where are you from originally?
Born in Oxnard
Grew up in Burbank
When did you start working at the Chamber?
What were you doing before you started working at the Chamber?
13+ years in upscale restaurants. 10+ years with Morton’s The Steakhouse & 3 years with The Capital Grille.
Favorite thing about your job:
Being able to work with and continually meet very dynamic leaders from so many different industries and backgrounds.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
My other “job” is with Rotary which fills my personal passion of serving others. For fun I love to travel, eat & drink, run, hike, ride bikes (both pedal and the type with an engine), cook, strategize, spend quality time with family and friends.
One piece of advice for Chamber members:
“Be authentic”…something well said by our Board Member Charles Black. Many people join the chamber to network however those who approach the chamber by building authentic connections tend to find even more value in their membership.
What are the best and worst things about living in LA?
Best: amazing restaurants, people and entertainment options. Worst: Traffic and pretentious people who give LA a bad name.
Three bucket list items:
What is one thing you wish you could tell your fifteen year old self:
If you could have one superhuman power, what would it be?
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
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