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A monthly update from the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce




It’s been another busy month and the Chamber has lots of updates to share with you.
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Support the Beverly Hills Open BH Program and Other Business Policies on March 16



On March 16, the Chamber will be presenting several recommendations of the Beverly Hills Small Business Assistance Task Force to the Beverly Hills City Council. One of the recommendations is to formally extend the City’s Open BH Program, which allows businesses to extend into additional outdoor areas such as sidewalks and curb space, until at least December 31, 2021 and to look at making this program permanent. The Open BH program has been a critical lifeline to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and it has improved the streetscape, making it more lively and pedestrian friendly.

The Chamber encourages all stakeholders to write to the Beverly Hills City Council at to support this recommendation and to include in the title “Continue Supporting the Open BH Program.”




Chamber Opposes California Senate Bill 62 Which Could Impose Liability on Clothing Retailers



The Chamber is opposed to California Senate Bill 62 which could impose liability on clothing retailers and others who contract with garment manufacturers for the actions of those garment manufacturers. The Chamber is concerned that this bill could impose liability on companies who have done nothing wrong. Read our letter here. The Chamber encourages community members to write to the author of the bill at to express opposition to this bill.




Chamber Opposes So Called “Hazard Pay” Ordinances

The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce opposes so called “hazard pay” ordinances being considered or enacted by a number of cities and counties in California. These ordinances require groceries and other businesses to pay workers up to $5 more per hour on the basis of being exposed to potentially sick individuals. However, these laws unfairly target certain industries, such as the grocery industry, which have low margins and have already suffered greatly due to the pandemic. These laws ignore the fact that there are workers across many industries who have acted as heroes and yet are not obtaining a forced increase in pay. Finally, these ordinances are an unjustified interference by government with free commerce. The Chamber encourages all stakeholders to write to their local elected officials to oppose these types of ordinances.




Chamber Members: Attend the Next Government Affairs Committee Meeting Via Zoom



Attend our next Government Affairs Committee meeting on Thursday, March 11 at 4 PM via Zoom.

We have an action packed meeting lined up, including:

  • Presentation on California Assembly Bill 918 (acupuncture licensing requirements)
  • Presentation of legislative priorities and updates by Offices of Assemblymember Richard Bloom and Senator Ben Allen
  • Discussion of potential new regulations impacting the sale of alligator/crocodile skins
  • Update on other key California legislation impacting businesses.
  • Updates on important developments and laws at the local, state and federal levels

Attendance is complimentary for Chamber members. Click here to register.

Contact: Blair Schlecter, Vice President of Economic Development and Government Affairs;



Learn why you should attend the next Beverly Hills Chamber Government Affairs Committee Meeting from Vice President of Economic Development & Government Affairs Blair Schlecter and Director of Marketing & Events Alexandria Anderson. Click here to watch.




3/10     Economic Development Council Virtual Lunch | 12 – 1:30 PM
Monthly MVCC Meeting | 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Monthly YPN Committee Meeting | 2 – 3 PM
Government Affairs Committee Meeting | 4 – 5 PM
March Networking Breakfast | 8:30 – 10 AM
Virtual Get To Know Your Chamber | 9 – 10:30 AM
March Chairman’s Circle Networking Group | 12 – 1:30 PM

View the full BHCC Calendar here




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