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The Pasadena Chamber presents informational webinars for our members. We also make available events and activities of the Chamber and our partners.
On October 22, 2019, Verizon and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce andCivic Association, with sponsorship from Wells Fargo, presented the 7th Business and Economic Summit with presenters from the Los Angeles EconomicDevelopment Corporation, Verizon, The Pasadena Center Operating Company (Pasadena Convention Center, Visitor and Convention Bureau and Civic Auditorium) and Lee & Associates. Here are highlights recorded and edited by Pasadena media:
The Pasadena Chamber in partnership with the City of Pasadena presented our annual Business and Economic Summit on October 23, 2018. Thank you to our sponsor WellsFargo for yuor support. Here is a highlight video of the event which was put together by Pasadena Media:
Thank you to our presenters: Somjita Mitra, director of the Instutute for Applied Ecnomics at LAEDC, City of Pasadena Economic Development Director Eric Duyshart, Tom Soderstron, Chief IT Technologyand Innovation Officer at JPL and Christohper Doughery, Administrator at Shriner's for Children Medical Center Pasadena.
Here are the PowerPoint presentations from the event.
In October, 2017, the Chamber presented our annual Business and Economic Summit in Partnership with the City of Pasadena and sponsored by Wells Fargo. Pasadena Media taped the luncheon for broadcast. You can see it here:
The Pasadena Chamber partnered with the Playhouse District Association, South Lake Avenue Business District and Old Pasadena Management District to present a forum for candidates running for Pasadena City Council on March 7, 2017 at the Theatre@Boston Court. You can watch the video of the event here, courtesy of Pasadena Media:
The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosted our fourth Business and Economic Summit at the University Club of Pasadena on October 25, 2016. Tracy Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) presented information on issues, concerns and the outlook of business in the region. Eric Duyshart of the City of Pasadena highlighted the Pasadena economy and some select development projects in the city. Karl Bird of JPL moderated a panel that included Kim Sidders of Bolton & Company, Brittany Dodd of CBRE and Pauletta Tonilas of LA METRO.
The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosted the third Business and Economic Summit at the University Club in Pasadena on October 29, 2015. Pasadena Chamber Board Chair Tom Daly was Master of Ceremonies. Featured speakers Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership CEO Cynthia Kurtz and Pasadena Economic Development Manager Eric Duyshart presented information on the state of the local and regional economy and gave a brief outlook for the future. A panel of local industry leaders was moderated by Mr. Duyshart. Panelists were Art Center College of Design President Lorne M. Buchman, President and Chief Operating Officer of East West Bank Julia S. Gouw and Parsons Corporation Director of Sustainability Randy Britt. The event was presented by the Pasadena Chamber and the City of Pasadena. Wells Fargo was a sponsor of the Business and Economic Summit 2015. You can view event here:
John La Rocca of La Rocca Integrated Solutions gave a presentation on changes to credit card processing procedures, regulations and liabilities at our September, 2015, Brown Bag Lunch workshop. Thank you Small Business Development Center at Pasadena City College for co-sponsoring the workshop with us.
Howard Raff of Diversified Securities discussed networking and building business relationships at the Pasadena Chamber Brown Bag Lunch workshop in August. You can view the workshop here:
Customer Service was the topic of a recent Brown Bag Lunch workshop presented by Joan De Souza of Joan's Candles and Home Decor and Merlin Froyd of Thorson Buick and GMC. The Small Business Development Center at Pasadena City College co-sponsored the event with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. You can view the workshop here:
The Chamber also hosted, with the Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center a workshop on California's paid sick leave law that went into effect July 1, 2015. Chamber member HigherUp provided the workshop. You can view it here:
The Pasadena Economic and Business Summit on October 23rd was a great success. We will be posting video of the event soon, thanks to Pasadena TV. We are veery pleased with the collaboration with the City of Pasadena and appreciate the 150 civic, business and community leaders who were on hand to hear the presentations.
If you missed it, you can watch the Economic and Business Forum here:
Here are the PowerPoint presentations from Kimberly Ritter-Martinez of the Kyser Center at LAEDC and Selma Hepp of the California Association of Realtors:
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Pasadena City College hosted a procurement forum on March 13th at the Community Education Center at PCC. ACCESS: Opportunity provided a chance for our small bsuienss members to learn first-hand how to become vendors for our large company members. Art Center College of Design, Huntington Memorial Hospital and Pasadena City College procurement and purchasing officers explain how to do business with them. Watch it here:
On March 20, 2013, the Pasadena Chamber hosted ACCESS: Opportunity, a procurement forum designed to introduce small businesses to potential large business customers. Presenters from The City of Pasadena, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Parsons were present to explain procurement procedures and how Pasadena Chamber small business members can do business with their companies. In addition, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena City College and the Foothill WIB were on hand to provide information, as well. The Foothill Workforce Investment Board sponsored ACCESS: Opportunity.
On October 24, 2013, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Pasadena Economic and Business Summit at the University Club. The City of Pasadena sponsored the event as a presentation of the Chamber Economic and Business Development Committee.
You can watch the inaugural Pasadena Economic and Business Summit here: