'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 Testimonials
The Chamber’s members take a hands-on role in the formation of the Beverly Hills business district. Through coordinating events, connecting with the leaders of tomorrow, and networking with various organizations, our members work to shape the community at large. Committees have provided vital insight and management during their work with chamber staff, the Board of Directors, and membership businesses.
Chair: Steve Kessler, Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent
Facilitate in creating a connection between our student group, DECA at the high school and the Beverly Hills business community. Aid these emerging leaders and young entrepreneurs in professional socialization and networking.
Chair: David Mirharooni, Brickstar Capital, LLC
The GAC addresses issues that impact the business community and business climate including urban planning, transportation, development, zoning, taxes, and regulatory and operational concerns. The GAC provides a strong voice directed to all levels of government on behalf of businesses, and monitors legislation, taxation and regulatory issues to keep members informed.
Chairs: Lisa Arashaben, Jason Beverly Hills & Jonathan Durante, First Republic Bank
The Membership Committee oversees the ambassador program, in which Chamber Ambassadors play a vital role welcoming new members and strengthening relations with Members as well as the larger Beverly Hills community. Committee members report to the board of directors regarding ways the Chamber can work to improve the overall Member experience.
Co-Chair: Jonathan Durante, First Republic Bank | Co-Chair: Michael Fiorentino, Eat Speak Travel
Chamber Ambassadors are an extension of the Chamber staff whose responsibilities include welcoming new Members, strengthening relations with current Members, and helping Members to gain the most value from their Chamber membership. Volunteer responsibilities include providing support to monthly networking events and programs and they serve as the event committee for the Summer Garden Party – Member Appreciation and Board Installation Night.
Chair: Jeff Forsythe, Torrey Pines Bank
FLAIR is the synergy of finance, law, accounting, insurance and real estate. This unique event allows members in corresponding professional fields networking opportunities. The committee helps plan FLAIR events by securing speakers and sponsorship for the quarterly mixers.
Health & Wellness Subcommittee
Chair: Debra Henderson
The Health & Wellness Committee helps to connect businesses within the various medical and wellness industries through on-going programming including health talks, mixers and monthly committee meetings.
Military Veterans Commerce Committee (MVCC)
Chair: E. Frank Graham, E. Frank Graham & Associates
MVCC Brings Value To Military Veteran-Owned And Veteran-Friendly Businesses Through Education, Marketing, Advocacy, And Networking. Learn What Resources Are Available And Best Practices For Maximizing Benefits Like Department Of Veteran Affairs Loans, Post-9/11 Gi Bill Education Funding, Public Procurement Advantages And Much More.
The Technology Committee’s mission is to provide resources and business connections to the technology sector in the Beverly Hills area through valuable networking mixers, fundraising and investment opportunities, as well as expansion and partnership opportunities. The Technology Committee provides a series of educational seminars on the next wave of technology applications to leverage businesses.
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Our mission is to provide social and professional networking opportunities for young professionals in and around Beverly Hills. Committee members help plan the quarterly mixer events and network with these up and coming young professionals.
Chair: Rachel Fine, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts | Co-Chair: Llewyn Jobe, O’Gara Coach Beverly Hills
Annually the Beverly Hills Chamber produces a high caliber speaker event featuring industry leaders who engage and inspire guests and the Beverly Hills community as they discuss their vision for the future. This hands-on event committee is responsible for speaker solicitation, vendor coordination, sponsorship cultivation and overall event production.
Best Of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards
Chair: Bobbe Joy Dawson, Bobbe Joy Makeup Studio | Co-Chair: Vicky Mense, Xi’an Restaurant
Annually the Beverly Hills Chamber produces this premier awards celebration honoring businesses in Beverly Hills that represent true business excellence. This hands-on event committee is responsible for overseeing the awards process, vendor coordination, sponsorship cultivation and overall event production.