On October 7, 2021, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce held the first back in person signature event since February 2020, An Evening with The Mayor: State of the City Address at the iconic Greystone Mansion. We were joined by over 350 of our members, esteemed guest, and local colleagues as Mayor Bob Wunderlich delivered the annual State of the City Address.
Upon 5 PM arrival to the mansion on shuttles provided by Starline Tours of Hollywood, guests were greeted by two luxurious Aston Martin vehicles, courtesy of Aston Martin Beverly Hills. The evening began with a beautiful reception featuring and electric violinist courtesy of Artists Creating Entertainment and impeccable hor d’oeuvres and drinks provided by Il Fornaio, buzzbox premium cocktails, AsomBroso Tequila, Morandell Imports, and Icelandic Glacial.
Thanks to Watch Rapport, our guest were able to enjoy the craft of handmade Cuban Cigars.
At 6 pm everyone filled the seats in the formal gardens to witness the State of the City Address. Chamber President & CEO, Todd Johnson, kicked off the announcements with a welcome message and special thank you to our sponsors. He then introduced the honorable City of Beverly Hills Mayor Bob Wunderlich.
Mayor Wunderlich’s State of the City Address thanked his family and community. He touched on exciting city happenings including the substantial investment by LVMH in Rodeo Drive with the proposed Cheval Blanc Hotel, the new Saks Wilshire project, and many other enhancements and continued investment in the business triangle.
Mayor Wunderlich introduced ‘First Thursdays’. A program championed by Next Beverly Hills Committee in collaboration with the Chamber. First Thursdays is an initiative support businesses and restaurants, and to have fun. Participating businesses around the City will provide complimentary items, discounts, extended Happy Hours, special menus, or other attractions. Re-launching City trolleys as a hop-on hop-off service connecting six stops around our City during the First Thursdays from 5 – 9 PM.
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The Chamber would once again like to thank each and every sponsor, staff and crew member, Chamber Ambassador and Board of Director, and all of our volunteers for making the evening go so seamlessly. Very special thanks to each of our incredible event sponsors Aston Martin Beverly Hills and Watch Rapport, First Republic Bank, Waldorf Astoria, The Beverly Hilton, Valmont Cosmetics, Hills Views & Valleys, and Starline Tours of Hollywood, Mr. Chow, Rochelle Atlas, Torrey Pines Bank, East West Bank, SoCal Gas, CMIT Solutions, Motev, and ACS Security, Assil Eye Institute, Just in Case BH, Network Experts, Newlight Technologies Inc., and Hills Views & Valleys, Il Fornaio, Artists Creating Entertainment, buzzbox premium cocktails, AsomBroso Tequila, Morandell Imports, and Icelandic Glacial.
To view the official event program, click here