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    The Collective Realty to Host Fundraiser Benefiting WeHo Small Businesses

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    The Collective Realty is hosting a fundraising event to benefit the West Hollywood Small Business Foundation (WHSBF) 501(c)(3). There will be a silent auction on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. in support of BIPOC and LGBTQ small businesses in West Hollywood with Mentors, Grants and Education. Proceeds could benefit a drag performer, to a fitness coach needing help with basic business skills.

    According to Anthony Vulin, the owner of The Collective, the fundraiser has plenty of support from established local businesses that have donated items to help raise money and awareness. Businesses include Barry’s Fitness, Pura Vita restaurant, Dogue Spa, The Woods, Blue Pacific Escrow, Magic Castle, and many more will have auction items for you to bid on.

    The Collective will also be hosting a an art exhibit with two local artists and a DJ to set the mood:

    Krikor Tchay- www.TchayArt.com, IG: @krikortchay
    Ann Mitchell- www.ann-mitchell.com , IG: @annmitchell

    The entire community is invited to join the event this Saturday from 3:00-6:00PM at the collective realty, 8278 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood.

    The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce launched of the WHSBF in April, 2023. The Foundation’s mission is to develop equitable and inclusive opportunities for underrepresented communities and the economic growth, urban infrastructure enhancements for small and minority owned businesses.

    This Foundation will be instrumental in developing much needed diversity, inclusion, and equity in our business landscape for those entrepreneurs and leaders who have always wanted to fulfill their dreams to open a business or excel in upper management.

    WHSBF programing covers leadership development, DEI workshops, solopreneur programs (including entertainers), and additional programming being developed to support the mission of the Foundation. One of the Foundation’s first tasks looking at solopreneur opportunities for independent entertainers, creating a pathway for artists, drag performers, go-go dancers, poets, comedians, actors, dancers, musicians, etc. to operate as recognized businesses. The Chamber believes this lack of agency in business acumen can make it difficult to effectively market and promote themselves, professionally represent the product and services they provide, and expect fair compensation negotiations.

    For more information about the West Hollywood Small Business Foundation or to learn about how to get involved, please visit their website:
    https://www.wehochamber.com/small-business-foundation.

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    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]
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